As spring marked the beginning of the 2011 drag racing season, two the the sport's pioneers got together for a three-round "grudge race" for fun, and for charity. "Big Daddy" Don Garlits and "The Kid" Darrell Gwynn built DieHard powered electric versions of dragsters they once raced just for this series.
The "Races for a Cause” project, part of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation kicked off in Gainesville, Florida on March 11th. Pro Glass is proud to be an Associate Sponsor for this important cause that will continue throughout the summer including the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, the NHRA Finals in Pomona, California and other NHRA events.
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Mission is to provide AWARENESS, PREVENTION, SUPPORT and ultimately a CURE for Paralysis. Fans can participate at events by purchasing tickets to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's "Track Walk for Those Who Can't" which will take place at each NHRA event. Fans also get the opportunity to meet with NHRA drivers such as Don Garlits, Larry Dixon, Robert Hight, Johnny Gray, Jim Head and many more drivers.
On their first run Garlits beat Gwynn with a blistering 30.18 ET at 35.22 MPH!! The second round Garlits won a close race of 30.08 to Gwynn's 30.15 ET. For the final round The Kid beat Big Daddy with another 30.15 to 30.24.
Both dragsters were auctioned off at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.