Lucas to Sponsor 2017 Allard Media Awards

Lucas Oil Products UK has announced that it is to sponsor the three 2017 Sydney Allard Media Awards that will be presented 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.

The crystal trophy awards are for best written journalism, best photo journalism and a new one for best video journalism. The judging panel, consisting of experts from the Guild of Motoring Writers, Octane Magazine and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, have begun sifting through the entries. Lucas Oil is a major supporter of the BDRHoF, also sponsoring the BDRHoF Lucas Oil Global Achievement Award and co-sponsoring the pre-dinner drinks reception and the junior drag racers’ tables.

Lucas Oil UK Managing Director Les Downey said, “The Sydney Allard Media Awards have become an important part of the BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner and we are pleased to sponsor them this year. Expanding the drag racing audience is crucial and the work of those in the media – including social media these days –is vital. It is right that this work is recognised at such a prestigious event as the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Annual Gala.”

The BDRHoF 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. 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.

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 British Drag Racing Hall of Fame could not exist without practical help and support from sponsorship partner Beech Underwriting Agencies, major sponsors US Automotive and Santa Pod Racers Club, and event sponsors Lucas Oil Products UK, DialAFlight, Institute of Professional Drivers, Atlantic Fluid Tech, Rat Trap Racing, Straightliners Events and Kelsey Media. Thanks also to the Pennine Drag Racing Club, Avon Park International Racing Association, Aptitude and Prop Portfolio for their support.

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.