Priddle to attend Bench Racing Session at BDRHoF Gala

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame is delighted to announce that member and European Drag Racing legend Dennis Priddle will be attending the BDRHoF Bench Racing session sponsored by Beech Underwriting Agencies to be held on 19th November 2016 at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow.

Dennis, who will be presented with his International Drag Racing Hall of Fame award during the gala dinner in the evening, will be present on the panel at the 1pm-3pm session to be held in the hotel’s Atlantic Suite. The session will be hosted by Bob McClurg and includes Bob Muravez, Fred Miller, Harry Hibler, Paula Murphy, Carl Olson and other racing legends.

Between the 1960s and 1980s, Dennis campaigned a series of Top Fuel and Funny Cars, and was the first driver into the 6-second range outside of North America with a 6.995-second pass at Santa Pod Raceway in 1972. This earned him his “Mr. Six” nickname. During his career, he and Clive Skilton, another noted British drag racer, engaged in quarter mile battles across Britain and Europe, helping build drag racing across the Atlantic.

Admission to the BDRHoF Bench Racing session sponsored by Beech Underwriting Agencies will be by ticket only. You can apply for tickets by sending an email to to enable your place to be registered and confirmed. Tickets are going quickly.

2016 Gala Award Tickets

Ticket prices for the 2016 BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner remain unchanged at £60 per person. Corporate tables of 10 are available at £580. To reserve tickets please email or telephone Stu Bradbury on 01933 279102.

 Sheraton Skyline Hotel information

BDRHoF Gala guests are eligible for a special hotel room rate via an exclusive online reservation link. Details will be supplied with Gala ticket applications as above. Discounted room prices are £115 per night single, £125 double, and include full English breakfast and complimentary use of Sky Garden pool and Fitness Gym. Car parking will be available on-site for £8 per night. The Sheraton Skyline Hotel is situated on the A4 Bath Road on Heathrow Airport’s northern perimeter and hotel information is available online at