The High Performer Award

Darwin Doll

Darwin and Pat Doll were one of the original NHRA Division Directors who set the tone for the organization in its early days. Today, they are still very much involved in maintaining the history of the sport, read more

Graham Light

If things had been different, we might be talking about the vice-president of Capital Records rather than the retiring senior vice president of racing operations for the National Hot Rod Association. read more

Rick Feaster

He’s not a racer, but certainly a car guy as evidenced by the ’69 Corvette he originally purchased as a basket case, not to mention the many others he has completely rebuilt and restored. However, there is much more than that to Rick Feaster, who has been a part of the sport for a long time helping racers with their needs. read more

Tom McEwen

Certainly, one who is most deserving of the accolade as a Hedman High Performer, the name of Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen always seemed to fall between the cracks. With his passing earlier this year, it brought to mind all he has accomplished throughout his years in and out of the seat. read more

Steve Burns

His name is Andrew S. (Steve) Burns but most will know him by the name of his company, VP Racing Fuels. It was he who in the 1970s was convinced that race fuel manufacturers of the day were falling short in their quest for optimum horsepower. His philosophy stemmed from his thinking that fuel was much more than just a means to an end. He considered fuel as a hard part, very similar to a cylinder head or piston. read more

Sid Waterman

There are a number of true pioneers who have helped to build the world of drag racing into what it is today. One of those is a veteran who has not only established himself as a leader in our sport, but has also had quite an impact on the entire world of motorsports. read more