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Hanging with the Hall of Fame—Carl Olson

By Fredy Ramirez

Carl Olson’s colorful career spans the full spectrum of experiences in the performance and racing industry. He has driven a fuel dragster, served on the staff of SEMA as technical and legislative director and on the Board of Directors, has promoted the sport of drag racing internationally, working as a consultant to race facilities and serving as a vice president at the NHRA. Olson’s many accomplishments include a Winternationals title, membership in Cragar’s Five-Second Club for Top Fuelers and a place in history as the winner of the last drag race held at Southern California’s Lions Drag Strip.

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