We’ve always known there’s something special about NHRA Pro Stock racer Dallas Glenn—heck, we’ve been talking about him for years—but now he has a cool trophy that proves it.
That trophy would be the 2021 NHRA Rookie of the Year award, which Glenn took home after achieving three wins, including one in just his fourth career start, and five total final round appearances over the course of his debut season. The NHRA presented him with the award Nov. 14 during a banquet at Auto Clube Raceway at Pomona.
In earning the award, he edged out a list of very talented first-year competitors in the NHRA Camping World Racing Series that included Josh Hart, Chad Green, and Krista Baldwin, to name a few. The recognition was well-earned considering his victories during the four-wide event at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, another win in Las Vegas, and a win in Topeka, where he became just the sixth driver in Pro Stock history to post a perfect .000 reaction time in the final round of a race.
Glenn’s consistent success at the starting line also helped him advance to the final round in St. Louis and Sonoma. And did we mention that he finished third in points? Because he finished third in points.
According to the NHRA, leading U.S. auto racing journalists select the Rookie of the Year winner each year by looking at criteria that includes the number of events participated in; performance on and off the track; participation in NHRA promotions; and relationships with fans, sponsors, and media.
Prior to his own debut behind the wheel, Glenn initially made his entry into NHRA Pro Stock behind the scenes, serving as a crew member for KB Racing and three-time Pro Stock World Champion Jason Line.
If you’re interested in learning more about Glenn, his journey to Pro Stock and his passion for racing, be sure to check out our interview with him from earlier this year during episode 4 of the OnAllCylinders Podcast.