Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Frank Hawley is back!

Frank Hawley is back on the NHRA trail as a driver. He qualified #11 with a 4.916, lost in the first round to Jack Beckman.

I don't personally know Frank, but whenever I have ask him at a National event what is new, he patiently tells me what teams he's working for and what he is doing (but in a generic way, not to give out too much info). I put Hawley up there with Raymond Beadle, Snake, Mongoose and such, as legendary FC drivers.

Frank Hawley is most remembered for driving a Funny Car, but he last raced in NHRA in Top Fuel. Racing from 1988 to 1991. During those 4 years, Frank managed a 59% winning percent (60-41). He qualified for 43 events winning 2 of them and runner-up 4 times. He also composed a 5.3 qualifying position average, with 6 #1 qualifying positions. Frank, known for his driver teacher school compiled a 2-4 holeshot record and recorded one redlight loss in the 3rd round at Denver in 1990 to Joe Amato. Speaking of Amato, that was Frank's nemesis, going 1-9 against Joe in those 4 years.


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