Frank Hawley’s history in drag racing is amazing.
He won seven National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel Funny Car and two Top Fuel Dragster national events during his drag racing career. He earned the 1982 and 1983 NHRA Funny Car World Championships and was also voted Car Craft magazine’s “Driver of the year.”
Hawley has served as a television sports commentator for ABC, TNN, and ESPN and authored two books on the sport of drag racing. He was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1995 and is a member of the NHRA Top 50 Drivers of all time. He is also one of only 16 drivers to ever win national titles in both Top Fuel Dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars.
Since 1985, Hawley has taken his experience and success on the track and used it to help establish the drag racing stars of today and tomorrow. It was in 1985 that Hawley established the world’s first school for drag race driver’s training–Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School. With Hawley as the lead instructor, the school offers classes all across the United States where drivers can earn their NHRA Competition License. Some of the classes offered include Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Pro Stock Bike, as well as courses for those to license and train with Hawley in their own car.
Frank Hawley joined us to talk about his career in drag racing and give us a glimpse into the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School experience.