International Drag Racing Hall of Fame
The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 by Don Garltis and late wife Patricia Garlits. The IDRHoF is part of the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. The mission of the IDRHoF is to honor individuals who have pioneered or made an impact on the great sport of drag racing. These individuals could be racers, mechanics, or individuals who have produced items that have impacted performance or greatly improved the safety for the sport. To this date the IDRHoF have honored approximately 246 individuals.
The current Board of Selectors for the IDRHoF are Steve Gibbs, Harry Hibler, Ted Jones, and Greg Sharp. The museum maintains a file of individuals who have been recommended to the hall of fame. The selectors every year review the names on file and vote on individuals from the file to be inducted into the hall of fame.
Since 1991 individuals inducted into the hall of fame have been honored at a banquet. The banquet is held every March on the Thursday before the weekend of the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida. The inductees are presented with trophies, and receive a hall of fame rings. The banquet is recorded by Masters Entertainment; which then puts together a thirty minute television program which is aired on national television.
If you would like to recommend someone for the IDRHoF please send their name and any background information to the museum.