Date published: June 3, 2011
Journal code: NDRG
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits will be the NHRA 60th Anniversary legend at the NHRA SuperNationals. Garlits will participate in meet-and-greets and autograph sessions, and all fans with a Sunday ticket can walk side by side with him in NHRA's wildly popular Track Walk with a Legend series. Garlits will also compete on the track against Darrell Gwynn in custom-built battery-powered dragsters in the Match Races for a Cause series to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. The big weekend kicks off Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. with a racer-appreciation barbecue benefiting the Darrell Gwynn Foundation at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park VIP hospitality area on the Pro-pit side of the grandstands that is open to all fans and racers for a $10 donation to the foundation.