February 5, 2016 by  
Filed under Division IV News

presented by Racing Engines by J Allen Sherman

DALLAS JANUARY 14, 2106– NHRA announced today that Johnny Leibham and Jerry Caro will be inducted into NHRA’s South Central Division 4 Hall of Fame.
NHRA’s Division 4 is the historic South Central Division home of “The Good Guys.” Division 4 features tracks from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Louisiana. The Division 4 Hall of Fame honors individuals, drivers and officials who laid the groundwork for NHRA Drag Racing in the region. Leibham and Caro will join the likes of Eddie Hill, Raymond Beadle, Kenny Bernstein, Bill Meyer and many more in the South Central Division Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductions will take place during the Division 4 Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Shreveport Louisiana Saturday January 23, 2016. Please join us for a Hall of Fame Reception presented by Race Engines by J Allen Sherman prior to the Division 4 Banquet and Awards ceremony. There we will have an open forum during the Hall of Fame Reception presented by Race Engines by J Allen Sherman about their racing accomplishments.
“The NHRA and South Central Division are pleased to induct Johnny Leibham and Jerry Caro into the South Central Division Hall of Fame,” said Trey Capps, Division 4 director. “Both drivers have a rich and successful history of racing in Division 4 and have earned their respective places in the Hall of Fame.”
Leibham, of Tomball, Texas, is a two-time Division 4 champion. He won back-to-back division titles in 1964 and 1965 in Street Eliminator. Leibham also raced to a fourth place finish in the 1964 NHRA national points standings in the Street Eliminator category and posted runner-up finishes at the 1965 U.S. Nationals and the 1965 NHRA World Finals in Tulsa, Okla. He recorded eight Division 4 victories in 11 final round appearances in Street Eliminator and Super Eliminator between 1964 and 1967. After a short stint in Pro Stock, Leibham decided to step away from the dragstrip to spend more time with his family and focus on the family business.
Caro, of Houma, La., started racing Stock Eliminator in Division 4 in the late 1960s. He later moved up to the Super Stock category to find tremendous success. In 1981, Caro raced to his first Division 4 title in Super Stock. Three years later, Caro went on to win consecutive Division 4 Super Stock titles in 1984 and 1985. He also won two national events on Division 4 tracks. In 2007, Caro decided to retire from drag racing but he still keeps up with Division 4 events and attends when possible.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.