Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee Harold Parfett’s journey into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame begins over 50 years ago when he attended his first drag race in at the renowned Edmonton International Speedway.It was at that race he met his drag racing hero, Don Garlits – pioneer, innovator and world champion – who moved the sport of drag racing through his developments and experimenting – and Harold’s life was set on a course that drove his life-long passion for race cars and drag racing.
Outside his collection of race cars, Harold has been instrumental in the growth, sustainability and success of many drag race teams, locally, regionally and internationally. His support goes beyond the race track and is a champion of education and programs that support young drivers.
One of those programs is known as NHRA Street Legal. NHRA member tracks run a weekly drag race event that encourage young drivers to get off the street and onto the track.
Harold’s support, both financially and with services-in-kind have helped many racers start their careers, build competitive teams and win championships. Beyond the drag race team’s he currently supports, Harold continues to invest in motorsport facilities and educational racing programs that build a future generations of drag racers and fans.It is with these accomplishments that have propelled Harold Parfett into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame