Frank Hawley To Be Inducted Into The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame

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Frank Hawley owner and operator of the Frank Hawley’s Drag racing school has been notified that he will be inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.  The banquet is Thursday, March 13, 2014 during the Gatornationals. The 2014 Inductees are John Abbot, Al Berger, Tom Hoover, Warren Johnson, Forrest Lucas and Hawley

Frank Hawley is a two-time World champion drag racing driver. He won seven National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car and two Top Fuel Dragster national events during his 10-year Top fuel racing career that included the 1982 and 1983 National Hot Rod Association Funny Car World Championship, when he drove the Chi-Town Hustler for Austin Coil. He was voted Car Craft magazine’s “Driver of the year”.

Frank Hawley also served as a television sports commentator for ABC, TNN, and ESPN and authored two books on the sport of drag racing. Inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1995, on the National Hot Rod Association Top 50 Drivers, 1951–2000, Hawley was ranked No.43.

In 1985 he founded the world’s first school for drag race driver’s training - Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School. With Hawley as the lead instructor, the school offers classes all across the United States where drivers can earn their NHRA Competition License. Some of the classes offered include Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Pro Stock Bike as well as courses for those to license and train with Hawley in their own car.

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