Over 40+ years, Sherman Adcock Jr. has made himself into a drag racing legend by winning numerous races and having several division and national championships.
Residing in Fortson, GA, Sherman Adcock spends most of his days during the week working at his auto repair shop so he can go racing. All his dedication goes towards working so he can race. For 40+ years, Adcock has been involved in the drag racing world and has made a name for himself.
Adcock was introduced to drag racing from his dad. He competes in mostly Super Comp and Super Gas all over the country, but mainly in the Southeast. He has recently started to get back into the bracket racing world also. Adcock’s two current race cars are a 2018 American Dragster and a 2002 Worth Roadster with a Firebird body. His favorite race car was his 1974 Vega back in the day – just because it was fun!
Sherman Adcock’s Major Racing Accomplishments
- 1990 and 1997 Super Gas World Championships
- 1991 and 1993 Super Gas CarCraft Driver of the Year
- 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee
- 9 NHRA Division Championships
- 6 in Super Gas, 3 in Super Comp
- 12 NHRA National Event Wally’s
- 10 in Super Gas, 2 in Super Comp
- 1999 Winner of the OG Million Dollar Drag Race
Sherman Adcock has a pretty simple and straight to the point bucket list.. given he has already done most of what everyone dreams of doing! He would like to win Indy, double at an NHRA National event, and win a big money bracket race. Look out for Sherman Adcock!
Read more about Adcock in the following Q&A.
DragChamp Racer Spotlight with Sherman Adcock Jr.
How do you support your racing, side hustle, sponsor, partner, etc?
Work my butt off on the weekends and have gotten lucky with sponsors.
Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why?
The guy that should be easy to beat.
What’s the hardest part of drag racing?
The travel and time away from home.
What is your most embarrassing moment in a race car?
In ’86 at Bowling Green, the guy I was running broke on the starting line. It was dark and I didn’t see him, I lost on a breakout.
What are you saying to yourself just before you stage the car?
This is easy.
What do you enjoy most at the racetrack?
Fellowship with friends.
Are you superstitious? If so, what are they?
I’m not superstitious, I just don’t like to take a chance.
Do you love to win or hate to lose?
Neither, I just like to be competitive.
Which are you better at – the starting line or the finish line?
What motivates you to continue racing?
I am competitive and I like to go to win.
If money were no object, what would yuior racing operation look like?
A big motorhome and a stacker trailer. Oh, and a Comp car with a small block engine and with a clutch to play with.
How often do you use a practice tree?
Few days before I go to a race.
What is your daily driver?
2018 GMC Pickup.
Favorite movie or TV Show?
Favorite music, artist?
Where do you spend most of your time on the internet?
What is your favorite sport? Favorite Team?
College football/basketball. All SEC teams.
Besides racing, what do you do in your free time?
Work to go racing.
What are you really good at?
Name one thing most people don’t know about you?
I help a lot of the younger racers.
Would you rather hang out with a crowd or have a quiet evening at home?
Quiet evening at home with my wife.
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Steak and potatoes.
Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most?
My wife Michele, my brother Woody, and my sister Melodi.
Megan Strassweg is a 23 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster sponsored by Coolshirt Systems. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it. Megan works with TB Promotions in promoting their races and keeping entries straight, as well as keeping their social media pages updated.