On March 15, 2018 the Twenty-Eighth Annual International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Ceremony and Banquet, presented by John Force Racing and Don Schumacher Racing, was held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, in Gainesville, Florida.

The Board of Selectors were: Harry Hibler, Ted Jones, Steve Gibbs, Greg Sharp.

The 2018 Inductees were: Jeb Allen, Kelly Brown, Gary Densham, Roy Fjasted, Jim Oddy, Oliver Riley, and Greg Sharp.

The Founders Award was presented to: Herb Fishel.

The Pat Garlits Memorial Award was presented to: Terry Chandler.

You can see the televised version of the banquet at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV5LYz3C1rs

2018 Inductee’s

Terry Chandler 1952-2017

Terry Chandler 1952-2017 Pat Garlits Memorial Award Terry Chandler grew up in an oil field family in southeastern New Mexico, since her late father, John R Gray owned Marbob Energy. As a young adult [...]

Herb Fishel

Herb Fishel Founders Award Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Herb Fishel watched short track racing at Bowman Gray Stadium, read about Zora Arkus-Duntov in Hot Rod Magazine and worked on cars with his [...]

Roy Fjasted

Roy Fjasted 1935-2018 Roy’s love for hot rodding began in his early teen years and has only grew with the passage of time. In 1951 he entered his first drag race, driving a 1950 [...]

Ollie Riley

Oliver “Ollie” Riley 1918-1992 Unlike most of the honorees of the sport, Ollie Riley didn’t grow up around high-performance cars but his interest in mechanics and electricity were similar to those who wished to [...]

Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown Kelly Brown was born in Hollywood, California and while he grew up in San Fernando Valley he retained his Hollywood roots by making his living in the movie and TV world as [...]

Jim Oddy

Jim Oddy An early car enthusiast, at 16, Jim Oddy joined the Torrid Torkers a Buffalo, New York car club in 1957. Jim entered his inline six-cylinder 1936 Chevy Coupe into competition and, on [...]

Jeb Allen

Jeb Allen When Jeb Allen won the 1972 NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown New Jersey he became the sport’s youngest professional class winner at the age of 18. Unlike many of the sport’s top competitors [...]

Greg Sharp

Greg Sharp Greg Sharp’s love affair with hot rodding and drag racing began as a highly curious “car crazy” 12-year-old who devoured the enthusiast magazines of the 1950s. Absorbing their contents like a sponge [...]

Gary Densham

Gary Densham One might consider Gary Densham of Menefee, California as the typical “grew up in Southern California” racer. Bellflower Boulevard was the place to go to show who had the fastest car. Lyons, [...]