BDRHoF Invites Juniors As VIP Guests At 2015 Gala Awards Dinner

US Automotive, the Santa Pod Racers Club, Lucas Oil Products UK Limited and Phil Evan’s company Atlantic Fluid Tech will jointly sponsor two corporate tables at the 2015 BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner being held at the Savill Court Hotel on November 21st. These will be for the Top Three Junior Dragster drivers and the Top Three Junior Bike riders and their parents. They will be VIP Guests and have their photos taken with our American star visitors.

The Juniors will have special gifts from the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and Blue Max Racing. These will include a DG Museum T-shirt, an autographed photo, a DG Golden Rat Museum decal and Swamp Rat 1Taggz. The Championship winners will receive a die-cast model of the 1971 Blue Max Funny Car. These are the only two models that remain with the team and so are very special.

British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Chairman Stu Bradbury said,

“The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame already contributes to the Junior Drag Racing Championship prize fund and will continue to do so during future years. Of course, our main focus will always be to highlight the role played by the pioneers of our sport but this year, thanks to sponsorship from US Automotive, the Santa Pod Racers Club, Atlantic Fluid Tech and Lucas Oil Products UK Limited we thought it right to celebrate the pioneers of the future by inviting the top juniors to the Gala Awards Dinner as VIP Guests. They will meet those who have helped create the sport they enjoy today and hopefully it will encourage them to help grow the sport over future years. I’m sure they will have a great evening”

Wayne Jackson and Brad Jackson have been involved with the Junior Drag Racing scene for many years. Wayne said,

“We find it very heart-warming that the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame has recognised the value of the ‘Junior’ classes by offering this truly fantastic prize to the top 3 competitors in each junior championship in 2015. With some of the most famous names in drag racing from both the USA and Europe attending the Gala Awards Dinner, it will provide a unique opportunity to meet drag racing legends and will be an evening that the junior racers and their parents will remember for the rest of their lives!”

Lizz McCarthy, Chairman of the Junior Drag Bike Racing Club echoed Wayne’s thoughts and said,

“What a fantastic opportunity. On behalf of the Junior Drag Bike Club, I would like to thank the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame for this amazing gesture to promote the Junior racers – the future of our incredible sport”. 


All those attending the 2015 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala Awards Dinner will receive extra special Goodie Bags. Sponsored by The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Lucas Oil Products UK, Blue Max Racing, Summit Racing and Mac Tools they will include: a DG Museum tin sign, a Private DG Museum tour certificate for two people, 2 T-shirt certificates, 2 8×10 autograph photos, 2 passes to the DG Museum, 2 tickets to the International Drag Racing HOF dinner in Gainesville, a DG Museum brochure, an International Drag Racing Hall of Fame brochure, a Don Garlits Mopar design Hero Card, a DG Museum magnet, a Summit Racing cap, Mac Tools cap, BDRHoF Mouse Mat and pen. No cuddly toy though.

Lucas Oil will also be sponsoring the table gifts – as they did last year. On their own the Goodie Bags and table gifts must be worth more than the price of the BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner ticket. In fact the Goodie Bags are now so big that they can’t be left on the seats in the dining area and will need to be collected by guests as they leave the Great Hall after the dinner.

 The Gala Awards Dinner

Ticket prices for the 2015 BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner remain as last year at £60 per person. Corporate tables of 10 are available at £580. For advance booking of tickets contact or telephone Stu Bradbury on 01933 279102.

 The Savill Court Hotel information

Room Bookings 01784 472000 Opening Times 8.30am-5.30pm Press Option #1

After 5.30pm Press Option #3 Reception. Don’t forget to mention the Hall of Fame dinner 21st November. Discounted room prices also remain as last year, £99 for double £79 for single including breakfast. However it looks like we have used all the 80 rooms reserved so prices may be higher now. Complimentary use of swimming pool, Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi, and free car parking are also part of the package. There are plenty of other good quality hotels nearby.