Two-time NHRA Funny Car champion and successful drag racing school instructor Frank Hawley isn’t the type to brag; however, it’s difficult to ignore the obvious.
Of the 2019 champions crowned in both the Mello Yello and Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, five were past Frank Hawley Drag Racing School graduates.
The names read like a who’s who of drag racing success. Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Erica Enders, Steve Jackson, and Megan Meyer all graduated with a drag racing degree.
“It’s pretty amazing when I think about it,” Hawley said. “When we opened the school three decades ago, we had no idea how successful the program would become. We began with a curriculum that would suit the needs of the beginning racer but soon discovered that many of our customers were fairly experienced and were looking for more advanced training. So, we started gearing our training towards serious racers.”
Not to mention, Hawley also trained the 2019 NHRA Rookie of the Year Austin Prock.
“The first drag race car Austin drove was our Super Comp dragster before moving up to our Alcohol Funny Car,” Hawley explained. “Coincidentally another one of NHRA’s newest stars, Top Fuel driver Jordan Vandergriff, was also in Austin’s Super Comp class.
“Both Austin and Jordan had a great first year, and we’re all looking forward to watching them as their careers develop. I am so blessed to have met and worked with these and other great drivers over the years,”
“I stay close with many of them and feel fortunate to have watched them develop into champions. I’m looking forward to the Drag School’s 2020 season … maybe we’ll get to work with another future Champion.”
Enroll for the 2020 season, by contacting the school at 866-480-7223, or visit the website at www.frankhawley.com
— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) January 2, 2020