The Most Successful Drag Racers of All Time

Drag racing isn’t the preferred of motorsports on the market, however it’s definitely one of the crucial thrilling motorsports.

The entire level in drag racing is that there might be just one winner from two competing autos. These autos compete over a straight-line course and whoever finishes first, wins. The racing course normally is 1 / 4 of a mile lengthy, in order that makes drag racing very transient, just a few seconds lengthy.

The autos that drag racers use are modified to the purpose of astonishing speeds which can be gained over a really transient time frame. The greatest ones for the game are high gasoline dragsters which can be modified particularly for the aim of the game itself. These monsters can attain speeds of as much as 300 mph in a comparatively brief time of solely 3.5 seconds.

So that begs the query, who’re essentially the most profitable drag racers of all time? In this text, we’re going to have a look at simply that.

1. Don Garlits


Big Daddy himself, Don Garlits is adored by hundreds of thousands of followers all over the world and he’s essentially the most profitable drag racer ever to exist. The champ has gained a complete of 144 particular person occasions, and 10 American Hot Rod Association Championships beneath his title. He has 4 worldwide Hot Rod Association Championships, and three nationwide championships. That pits his report at 17 world championship trophies! Don was born in 1932 and has even misplaced a leg throughout an accident in 1970. But that didn’t cease Big Daddy from profitable all the things that there’s to win beneath the solar. His private high gasoline dragster “Swamp Rat XXX” was enshrined within the National Museum of American History method again in 1987. Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is voted essentially the most profitable drag racer by No Prep Racing.

2. John Force

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The man that has gained extra as an proprietor than as a driver himself, John Force has the identical variety of victories at particular person occasions as Don Garlits. John Force has gained 16 NHRA Funny Car championships as a racer and 20 NHRA championship occasions as a workforce proprietor between 1990 and 2013. In 2017, his daughter Brittany gained the 2017 NHRA Top Fuel Championship together with his father’s workforce. However, Brittany isn’t the one Force daughter that has had additional success delivered to the household title. Courtney and Ashley, John’s two different daughters even have some success beneath their title. John and Ashley have been the primary ever father and daughter to compete in an NHRA championship, with Ashley taking the honors on the occasion held in Atlanta in 2007.

3. Don Prudhomme

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Nicknamed “the snake”, Don Prudhomme was so profitable that they made a movie in his title. The title of the movie was “Snake and Mongoose” which was a film about Don Prudhomme (the snake) and his rivalry with Tom McEwen (the mongoose). He has 5 Funny Car championship titles beneath his title between 1975 and 1978, and he has his personal racing workforce known as Snake Racing. His workforce managed to win in two classes in 1998, and in 2002 his workforce gained the NHRA Top Fuel championship for the primary time, making him solely the fifth proprietor in historical past to attain these successes.

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