When Giants Walked the Earth...
Photos by Dave Kommel
Don Garlits was the star of the 2001 US Nationals, achieving lifelong goals
of running 300 mph in under five seconds. Photo by Auto Imagery
The best fields of drag racers
assembled in 2001 all became fans again as Big Daddy Don Garlits and
Shirley Muldowney qualified for the Top Fuel field with dramatic
performances. Add Chris Karamesines to the mix, and these veterans definitely
added star power and magic to Indy 2001. Thanks to Dave Kommel of
Auto Imagery for these unbelievable shots. Check out his website
below for more great drag racing photography. bp
Shirley Muldowney faces Garlits in qualifying.
Best ever numbers got her into the field.
Photo by Auto Imagery