Terry Lee Earwood

DeLand FL

Only RRDC member who became equally-successful in both professional drag racing and sports car road racing. Began drag racing in 1970 and the following year became the NHRA’s Southeast Division champion in the Super Stock category. Won a prestigious NHRA U. S. Nationals championship in 1973 (Super Stock class) in a Hemi Plymouth Barracuda .. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976 in the NHRA’s Southeast Division. Between 1986 and 1994 his 30 wins in the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship and later IMSA Endurance Championship made him the series’ winningest driver. Became the 1996 Touring class champion. Also holds series record for most starts (121), and second in top 10 finishes. Along with brother Steve, owner of the drag strip at Rockingham, N.C., organized the first police pursuit driving schools. Later became an instructor for the Skip Barber Racing School, and is now the Chief Instructor for the school’s programs.

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