BDRHoF Gala to Celebrated Junior Champions Again

Once again, the Junior Dragster and Junior Drag Bike Champions will be celebrated at the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) Gala Awards Dinner, this year being held at the Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey on November 18th. As at last year’s event, the Santa Pod Racers Club, Lucas Oil Products UK, Atlantic Fluid Tech and US Automotive will sponsor two tables of ten for the top three on four wheels and two, who will be guests along with their parents. It is an occasion they all look forward to and we must thank our sponsors for supporting the event and the junior drag racing classes in this unique way

During the evening they will be introduced to many of the drag racing legends attending and asked on stage to receive the applause of the audience attending the event. Photos show last year’s champions and Paige Wheeler in her Junior Dragster. (Photo credits Darren Skidmore and Andy Willsheer)

British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Limited Board Member Phil Evans of the Santa Pod Racers Club, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Atlantic Fluid Tech said,

“Last year it was such a pleasure to involve the young people entering our sport and introduce them to drag racing legends like Don Schumacher, Ron Hope and Bob Muravez at the Gala. I don’t know who was more thrilled – the legends or the juniors; and it was one of the highlights for me as well. This year we have a few more surprises for them so watch this space.”

The BDRHoF also supplies Pit Tour Guides for the Institute of the Motor Industry Students Day hosted by Santa Pod Raceway on May 26th this year and is now taking reservations for the 2017 Gala Awards Dinner by email at or by telephone at 01933 279102.

This year the tickets are priced competitively at £65.00 each and this includes a pre-dinner reception and table wine. The event always sells out well in advance, so if you would like to join us for the occasion we suggest you make your reservation sooner rather than later. On receiving your reservation you will be given the procedure to book rooms at the negotiated room rate that includes breakfast and VAT as well as parking.

On-going news about the Gala, sponsors and other events in which the BDRHoF is involved will be published on the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame website,, and on Facebook and Twitter. The websites of the Junior dragster tables sponsors are shown below.

British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Limited is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales under no. 10387951 and whose registered office is at 39, Hatton Park Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 5AT.

The BDRHoF Benevolent Fund has been created as registered charity no. 1167197 and is run for racers or officials who through injury have fallen on hard times and may be invited to apply for grants.  Money raised will also go to the Air Ambulances local to UK drag racing tracks. All money raised by donation goes to charitable grants.