The newly formed Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame will soon recognize Canada’s influential and historic drag racing community….
Montreal’s John Scotti is poised to deliver something truly important for the Canadian drag racing scene! After first founding a premium Canadian Drag Racing Museum during 2014, the very successful businessman and drag racing proponent is now behind the wheel establishing the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. That entity will hold it’s inaugural induction ceremony this coming Oct. 9th – in Montreal.
During that celebration, forty of Canada’s drag racing legends will be appointed into the newly formed Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame at the Gala starting at 5:30 pm on October 9, 2015 at the Hotel Universel in Montreal.
“The recognition of world-class Canadian drag racing legends, all under one roof, is long over due,” says John Scotti, Founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. “I am very excited about this achievement for the sport and look forward to sharing it with others who will visit the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame” museum as well.
The 30 living and 10 posthumous legends who are being inducted include, racers, crew chiefs, mechanics track officials, promoters, and sponsors from Victoria, B.C. to Poole’s Corners, P.E.I who have made a lasting impact and significant difference in the development of the sport of Drag Racing in Canada and elsewhere.
During inaugural Gala, most of the 30 drag racing legends being inducted will be attending the Gala. They will be honoured with the custom tailored ‘Blue Blazer’ bearing the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame logo and the personalized Hall of Fame ring.
“It is a dream come true to see great ones of our sport getting the recognition they deserve for their extraordinary achievements, contributions and efforts for the sport of drag racing,” says Bob Aubertin, Director.
To be nominated into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, candidates must have actively been engaged at the top level of their categories for more than 25 years and have made a tremendous contribution to the sport. They must also reside or be an expatriate of Canada.
The complete list of the inductees to the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, will be presented on stage at the Gala evening.
DragRaceCanada will present highlights and photos from that event.
About the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame:
The Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that will be based in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 2014, by John Scotti, President of John Scotti Automotive Group, its mission is to recognize the professionals in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro-Stock and Sportsman categories.
For more information visit the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame: HERE
Posted with files by Victoria Pickering & Bruce Biegler