Jack Hart

1978 Inductee

Inductee Photo

Biography

Jack was said to have drag racing in his soul. He drove a variety of cars in quarter-mile competition, and was a pioneer in the drag-racing world, racing innovative cars of their time. He eventually went to work at the NHRA; he was with the organization for more than two decades, including as executive vice president. Jack was one of drag racing’s most respected administrators. Soon after the formation of SEMA, it began addressing an important issue: product specifications. With Jack’s encouragement and help, a SEMA specs program was made official in 1967. Manufacturers in the program were permitted to advertise that their product “Meets SEMA Specs.”