In The Dictionary, Mike Ferderer’s Photo Should Be Next To This Word
The word domination is defined as the act of ruling over; or to be a major influence; to occupy a commanding position.
There have been a number of drag racers who have dominated over the years. Certainly John Force comes to mind, as does Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme and many others. However, not to belittle any of the aforementioned drivers, to dominate in the sportsman ranks over a period of time takes quite a bit of not only skill and consistency, but more importantly passion. Mike Ferderer possesses all of those attributes and many more.
When Ferderer became the runner-up in the Comp category at the first NHRA national event he attended, the Winternationals in 1977, he started on a journey of domination that has yet to be stopped. And when we talk about consistency, think about this: In the last three years, he has finished No. 2 in Lucas Oil national points in the Super Gas category every time. Quite a feat, but he said, “In 2009, I posted a points score of 689, which in most years was more than enough to win the championship had it not been for Ray Connelly’s last race charge to overtake me. In 2010, even though I won some good races, I just missed some late round opportunities.”