A little 101 with Man of the Year, Doc Halladay
When you think of Nostalgia Drag Racing you can’t help but think of Doc Halladay. When a fan or driver thinks of a "man of the year" Doc just seems to be the obvious choice for so many different reasons. Doc has traveled from one end of the country to the other with his Nitro-burning Funny Car, creating fans, friends and memories for all of us to enjoy.
How many years have you spent in the sport?
What is your home track?
BIR - Brainerd International Raceway
Do you participate in another type of motorsports?
What is your best current ET and MPH?
5.97 at 239mph
How did you get hooked on drag racing?
I started as a street racer and got into too much trouble so I moved my hobby to the drag strip
Have you won any track or series championships?
NHRA Division 5 FC Champion and AHRA Funny Car World Championship
Description of your current car?
1978 Plymouth Arrow Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car
Have you ever driven any other type of drag car? If so what type?
Yes, AA/FA and Top Fuel Dragster
Thanks to Lucas Oil and Headman Headers
What do you do for a living?
I remodel houses
Do you have any hobbies outside of racing?
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Blue Bunny - Bunny Tracks
What are the future plans for drag racing?
Continue racing the Funny Car and I am currently building an AA/FA
Do you have any pets?
I do not
Who is your favorite opponent to race?
Bazz Young is the best. We have so much fun racing each other.
Who is your least favorite opponent to race?
I don't have one. I love racing everyone.
Doc is back in action after a hiatus as the Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car trend begins to rebirth. He spent the '60's, ‘70's and ‘80's traveling the country match racing until the high costs forced him into retirement. In those days he took on legends John Force and Don "The Snake" Prudhomme.
Today you can catch Doc in a new version of his Telstar, match racing Tom Hoover's Showtime. His dedication and the many decades in this sport surely confirm this Man of the Year award.
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NOSTALGIA DRAG WORLD - By Buddy Hull www.BuddyHullRacing.com
Photos by Mike Sopko Sr. - Mike Sopko Jr. www.QuartermileClassics.com - Dan Ricks www.DanRicksPhotos.com