|Hall of Fame|
|Written by Luke Nieuwhof|
|Monday, 26 November 2007|
The first inductees to the unofficial West Australian Drag Racing Hall of Fame have been made.
The first inductees are:
Allan Dobson - Arguably WA's best drag racing driver, Dobson has steered everything from V8 burnout bikes to Top Fuel dragsters. Currently the hired gun for Santo Rapisarda's Top Fuel team, Dobson is best remembered for his time with the Castrol Top Alcohol Funny Car team, during which he became the first Australian into the fives in Top Alcohol, and for his time with the Greene Machine Funny Car which remains Australia's fastest with a top speed of 289mph.
Chris Mills - The proprieter of Chris Mills Performance remains a great supporter of the WA Drag Racing scene. His time in Pro Stock where he was competitive against the best racers in the nation remains a highlight of his drag racing career. Mills has earned an outstanding reputation among racers for his skills with all things mechanical.
Gary Miocevich - A fearsome racer in his time and now well known as an administrator of the sport, Miocevich is the man responsible for the revival of Ravenswood Raceway and the move to Perth Motorplex. He has raced a bunch of vehicles including funny cars and even a jet truck. He now dips his toe in the water from time to time by match racing jet dragsters. As well as building up his multi million dollar Veem business with his brothers, he is also a major force behind getting a new drag strip in Melbourne.
Bob St Lawrence - Remembered for his series of Saint Train vehicles, St Lawrence was ever the innovator. Be it working with a Donovan engine in Joe D'Amato's car, setting up a Toyota to run with a supercharger or building his own billet engine, he is one of the great engineering minds in WA drag racing. He may not be well known to more recent fans of the sport, but his impact is there for everyone to see.
More inductees will be announced in the future. Stay tuned to the forum for more details