Marty Ladwig

NHRA World Champion

About Marty Ladwig

Marty Ladwig is a veteran drag racer and former NHRA Sport Compact World Champion. Born in Okinawa, Japan, he grew up in Texas and began racing motorcycles and cars shortly after graduating from high school. Initially focused on drag racing motorcycles, Marty Ladwig gained experience at Alamo Dragway and tracks all over the country.

Marty Ladwig established his professional racing career in 1997. In 1999 and 2000, he became the AMA/Prostar 600 Supersport National Champion. He subsequently joined the General Motors team and began racing a Turbo Pontiac Sunfire. In 2003 and 2004, he achieved a major career highlight by winning the NHRA Hot Rod Class Championships. Most recently, he won the NOPI Florida and the NOPI Englishtown races in a Chevrolet Cobalt. During the course of his career, he has set several records, including the quickest ever FWD pass and the first front wheel drive car to hit 200 miles per hour in the quarter mile.

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