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Drag racing legend Garlits honored by NHRA with Lifetime Achievement Award

At the recent NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series award ceremony, NHRA presented a special Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, a pioneer in the sport of drag racing.
15 Nov 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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At the recent NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series award ceremony, NHRA presented a special Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary driver “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, a pioneer in the sport of drag racing. Not only was Garlits the first drag racer to break through a myriad of speed barriers, he’s also known for his innovations in safety. Most notably, he perfected the rear-engine Top Fuel dragster design to create a safer driving experience and revolutionizing the class.