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Racing News: Traci Hrudka to Present Award at British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Awards Gala


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Traci Hrudka. Photo credit: Wayne Gierke

Traci Hrudka to Be an Award Presenter at the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Awards Gala

The Quarter Mile Foundation will be on an international stage at the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) awards gala, November 21, 2015, in Windsor Great Park, Surrey, United Kingdom. Held at the Savill Court Hotel not far from Windsor Castle, the BDRHoF gala will celebrate drag-racing figures important to the sport's growth in Great Britain and Europe.

Traci Hrudka, the Quarter Mile Foundation’s chairman, has been invited as an honored guest in recognition of her role as the Quarter Mile Foundation chairman and as the American Patron of the Allard-Chrysler Action Group (A.C.A.G.), which restored Britain’s first dragster to operating condition. She shares that honor with her British Patron, Nick Mason—well-known as the drummer for Pink Floyd, and an avid auto collector and automotive journalist—who also will be in attendance. Additionally, she will serve as an award presenter at the event, paired with David Lillywhite, editorial director of the British motorsports publication, OCTANE, to present the “Sydney Allard Media Awards” for drag racing journalism and photography excellence in 2015. The award is sponsored by the performance aftermarket manufacturer, Mooneyes.

The 2015 BDRHoF Gala will have a sizeable contingent from the United States, led by Don Garlits, one of the 2014 BDRHoF inductees, who will present the Lucas Oil Global Achievement Award to Pieto Gorlier, president and CEO, MOPAR Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care Fiat Chrysler Automotive, CEO Components FCA - Global.

NMCA Announces 2016 Event Schedule

The NMCA event team has announced the official schedule for the 2016 season. NMCA is home to the “World's Fastest Street Cars.” Each NMCA event also includes all-American car shows, manufacturers midways, vendors, burnout contests and featured events, such as the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, Dave Duell Classic and Super Bowl Shootout.

The 17th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals will be held October 1–4 at Beech Bend Raceway Park, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

17th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals to Feature New Events

The 17th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA World Finals will be held October 1–4 at Beech Bend Raceway Park, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, featuring new events, celebrities and more. This year's final event of the NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals, not only will championships be settled, but also special events will be held, including an after-hours Grudge Night on Saturday, where racers can settle their score on the track with only a win light indicating the victor. 

Also on hand Saturday will be Chris "BoostedGT" Hamilton from the Discovery Channel's hit series “Street Outlaws” and 14-time NMRA Champion, Mike Murillo, who is co-hosting the upcoming show “House of Grudge” on MAVTV. The weekend will also feature special races for a number of niches, including the VMP Superchargers Terminator/GT500 Shootout and the Henchmen Racing Turbo Coyote Shootout. New for 2015 is the Livernois Motorsports EcoBoost Battle presented by and a special Naturally Aspirated Shootout, which will include some of the best all-motor cars in the country.