British Drag Racing Hall of Fame member and International Drag Racing Hall of Fame board member “Big Daddy” Don Garlits has announced that this year’s IDRHoF induction ceremony will, for the first time, be streamed live on the IDRHoF Facebook page and on NHRA’s streaming Service nhra.tv on 10th March 2022 at 22.30GMT. This years ceremony marks the induction of BDRHoF founder Stuart Bradbury.
In a preview of the event on Joe Castello’s WFO Radio podcast, Don said on Wednesday: “Stu contributed so much to drag racing in England and internationally, he was a wonderful guy, I’m so glad the selectors picked him this year, unfortunately he passed away in July 2020 and his wife Bev and daughter Genna will be coming over and accepting his award.” Joe said that as well as founding the BDRHoF Stu was chief starter at Santa Pod Raceway from 1968 to the late 80s, and that there will be an (alleged) proclamation read from the British Government. Stu and Don are two of the five people who are members of both the BDRHoF and IDRHoF. To see the whole of Don’s assessment of all the 2022 IDRHoF inductees go to the WFO Youtube Channel