Larry Dixon Jr.
Larry Dixon Jr.
Category: Drag Racing
CLASS OF: 2021
BORN: October 23, 1966

NHRA Top Fuel (1995-2015)
Three-time Top Fuel champion (2002, 2003, 2010)
No. 2 all-time in victories (62)
Elimination Round Victories: 678
1995 NHRA Rookie of the Year
1st Top Fuel driver to record sub 4.5-second pass
Son of 1970 Winternationals champ Larry Dixon Sr.


The three-time NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel champion (2002, 2003, 2010) has the second highest Top Fuel win total in the sport’s history, 62, behind Tony Schumacher and ahead of inductees Joe Amato, Kenny Bernstein and Don Garlits. Dixon was introduced to the sport by his father, who won Top Fuel Eliminator at the 1970 Winternationals. In the late 1980s, Dixon became a crewmember on inductee Don “The Snake” Prudhomme’s team. He began driving in the Top Alcohol Dragster category in 1993 and when Prudhomme retired at the end of the 1994 season, he put Dixon in his Top Fuel dragster. Dixon won his first NHRA national event in just his second start and went on to become 1995 NHRA Rookie of the Year. In addition to his 62 wins, Dixon was top qualifier 51 times, had 46 low ETs and 33 top speed passes. He was also the first Top Fuel driver to record a sub 4.5-second pass. His 2010 title included an incredible 12 wins and a perfect 12-0 in final rounds.

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