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Don Garlits will attempt to set a world speed record on July 20 at Palm Beach Int'l Raceway.
Don Garlits will attempt to set a world speed record in his Swamp Rat 38 electric dragster July 20 at Palm Beach Int'l Raceway.
Long before Don Garlits became a drag racer, he and one of his pals passed an auto parts store in Tampa, Fla., and saw a sprint car in the window. They went in and ogled it from every angle.
Don "Big Daddy" Garlits will be on hand at Memphis Int'l Raceway to serve as grand marshal for the World Series of Drag Racing presented by Sunoco and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, slated for Aug. 26-27.
One of the biggest name in the history of professional drag racing - "Big Daddy" Don Garlits - is headed to Bradenton (Fla.) Motorsports Park to test his record-breaking electric-powered dragster on Friday morning, during the first day of the annual IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals.
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits has been named Grand Marshal for the upcoming IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals, set for June 20-22 at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Ontario, Canada.
It was on this exact date in 1967, when NHRA Top Fuel great “Big Daddy” Don Garlits had suffered a stunning setback at the NHRA Springnationals in Bristol, Tenn.
With NHRA’s 60th anniversary celebration officially beginning during the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway this past weekend, several NHRA legends were in attendance and two of them — “Big Daddy” Don Garlits and Kenny Bernstein — received special recognition.
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