(MONTREAL, QC) November 9, 2017 —On November 18, 2017, at 8:30 p.m., the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame (CDRHF) will recognize the significant contributions of 23 Canadians to the world of drag racing during its 3rd Annual Gala that will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval, Quebec.
“Each individual inducted into the Hall of Fame, strengthens the legacy of the sport of drag racing,” says John Scotti, Founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. “It’s an honour to welcome these legends and pay tribute to their outstanding accomplishments.”
This year, world drag racing champions, drivers, crew chiefs, engine and chassis builders, mechanics, track owners, announcers, and graphic designers, from across Canada and the United States will be taking part in the induction ceremony. Two of the 23 inductions are posthumous.
The nominees will receive a CDRHF custom-tailored ‘blue blazer’ and a custom-designed ring. They will also leave their signature in the organization’s official book alongside fellow inductees from the previous years. To date, 61 Canadians have been inducted into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
“It’s rewarding to witness the induction of so many drag racing greats. What they achieve is often unparalleled,” says Terry Capp, 2015 inductee and former Top Fuel racer. “Drag racing is after all the only motorsports where racers (in Top Fuel) withstand a G-force greater than that of an astronaut during a space shuttle launch.”
To be nominated, candidates must have actively been engaged at the top level of their categories for more than 25 years and must have made a tremendous contribution to the sport. Some categories may request that candidates have established a national record as an individual or as a member of a team (NHRA/IHRA/AHRA national record or national event win). Inductees may also come from other areas of the sport such as photography and track operations. Candidates must reside in or be an expatriate of Canada.
About the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame
The Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that is based in Montreal, QC, at 7905 Provencher Blvd, Saint-Leonard. Founded in 2014 by John Scotti, President of John Scotti Automotive Group, it is the only organization that recognizes drag racing professionals in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro-Stock and Sportsman categories annually.
About Drag Racing
Drag Racing is the fastest and quickest form of professional motorsport racing in the world today. Professionally built and driven, the race cars compete, side by side, at speeds of over 332 mph (534.30 km/h) in a 10,000 H.P. Top Fuel dragsters race in less than 3.680 seconds across the finish line. The race follows a short, straight course from a standing start over a measured distance of most commonly 1/4 miles (1,320 ft. [402 m] ) with a shorter 3/16 mile [1,000 ft. (305 m)] for Nitro methane powered Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars.
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