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7 Persons in the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame:

Art Arfons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Eugene Arfons
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Held world land speed records with his "Green Monster" series of turbine-powered cars.
National Tractor Puller Association Hall of Fame.
Summit County Sports Hall of Fame.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2008.
International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1991.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991.

Connie Kalitta

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Conrad Kalitta
Nickname(s):
The Bounty Hunter
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drag Racer, first to reach 200 miles per hour.
International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 2002.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1992.

Don Garlits

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Glenn Garlits
Nickname(s):
Big Daddy
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the father of drag racing. Early promoter of safety equipment, and the design of the top fuel dragster.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2004.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997.
International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1994.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.
Cruisin' Hall of Fame 1999.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1972.

Don Prudhomme

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Don Prudhomme
Also Known As:
Don "The Snake" Prudhomme
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Champion drag racer and funny car racer.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991.
International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 2000.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2000.

Mickey Thompson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marion Lee Thompson
Nickname(s):
Mickey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1960, the first American to break the 400mph barrier. Auto parts business for hot rod cars. Murdered, his wife was also killed.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1991.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2009.

Wally Parks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wallace Gordon Parks Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founder, president, and chairman of the National Hot Rod Association.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2000.
International Drag Racing Hall of Fame 1994.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1992.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993.
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