Hauser Racing has its origins in a 1000ft garage behind a residential house although its founder Geof Hauser was involved in motor racing long before that. When aged 15 and working as a newspaper delivery boy, Geof developed an interest in American cars and particularly drag racing, from reading Hot Rod and Car Craft magazines from the USA.
This interest developed and Geof got to know a few local racers who raced at Santa Pod, and weekends were often spent helping out with whatever chores needed doing.
Hauser Racing started in business in 1982 initially as a part time venture supplying American speed parts to local racers and then in 1986 the decision was made to expand into building engines and undertake chassis prep and ultimately build complete cars.
Various race cars were built gaining many Championships and accolades along the way. Geof has the distinction of being the first person in the UK to run in the 7 second bracket in his Doorslammer and he also built the UK’s first 5 second Top Alcohol Dragster.
In 1997, urged on by his young sons Jay and Scott, Geof was heavily involved in introducing the Junior Dragster class to the UK. After getting approval from the MSA, numerous cars were built, many of which are still competing today. Jay and Scott both went on to win National Junior Championships and Scott currently drives the HRC Super Pro dragster. (And won multiple Championships of course!)
In 2010 Geof was inducted into the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame, an honour he is rightly proud to have achieved.