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Sunday, December 22, 2019
TTM Success - Don Garlits
Garlits (b. 1932) is considered the father of drag racing. His countless innovations have helped the sport to evolve to what it is today. He was able to engineer a rear-engined dragster which is now commonplace. It had been attempted prior, but he was able to engineer the design and immediately made it competitive. He was the NHRA Top Fuel World Champion in 1975, 1985 and 1986. He was the first driver to surpass the 170, 180, 200, 240, 250 and 270mph barriers.
I actually met Garlits in 1992, and he was super nice. He signed his biography for me.
I mailed to Garlits on November 4 and got the card back on November 16, for a 12-day TAT. I paid a $10 fee.