MONTREAL, Oct. 6, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Twenty-six drag racing legends from across the country will be inducted into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame at the Second Annual Gala starting at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday October 15, 2016 in Montreal. Two of the inductees being honoured this year are World Drag Racing Champions.
"It's so rewarding to see the positive feedback from past and present inductees," says John Scotti, Founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. "With the success of last year's Inaugural Gala and the support of our sponsors, we look forward to continue paying tribute to those who have helped pave the way for today's generation of drag racers."
The 2016 nominees being inducted include racers, crew chiefs, engine and chassis builders, mechanics, track officials and track photographers, announcers, promoters and sponsors from St. Albert, Alberta to Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, who have made a lasting impact and significant difference in the development of the sport of Drag Racing in Canada and elsewhere.
Accompanied by a family member, the 26 drag racing legends will be honoured with a custom tailored 'Blue Blazer' bearing the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame logo and a custom designed Hall of Fame ring.
"It is truly an honour to witness some of the country's finest racing members being inducted at this year's Gala," says Bob Aubertin, Director of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. "Being able to pay tribute to Canadian drag racing legends and support the drag community shows how far the sport has really grown in Canada."
To be nominated into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, candidates must have actively been engaged at the top level of their categories for more than 25 years and have made a tremendous contribution to the sport. They must have established a national record as an individual or a member of a team (NHRA/IHRA national record or National Event Win). Other inductees may come from other drag racing areas such as (photographer, track operator, etc.) They must also reside 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, Quebec at 7905 Boulevard Provencher, Saint-Leonard (Quebec). 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.
About Drag Racing
Drag Racing is the Fastest and Quickest form of Professional motorsport racing in the world today. Professionally built and driven racecars that compete, side by side, at speeds of over 332 mph (534.30 Km/h) in a 10,000 H.P. Top Fuel dragster 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, most commonly 1/4 mile (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.
SOURCE Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame
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