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Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

Updated June 14, 2019 24.7k views78 items

List of notable or famous racecar drivers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top racecar drivers born in Canada and even some popular racecar drivers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian racecar drivers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These racecar drivers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known racecar driver from Canada is included when available.

This list includes Jason Priestley, Gilles Villeneuve and more people.

This historic racecar drivers from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian racecar drivers of note?" and "Who are the most famous racecar drivers from Canada?" These prominent racecar drivers of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian racecar drivers.

Use this list of renowned Canadian racecar drivers to discover some new racecar drivers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    Al Pease is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Al Pease

    Dec. at 93 (1921-2014)

    BirthplaceDarlington, United Kingdom

    Victor "Al" Pease (15 October 1921 – 4 May 2014) was a British-Canadian motor racing driver,... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Alex Tagliani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Alexandre "Alex" Tagliani (G pronounced in last name; born October 18, 1973), nicknamed "Tag",... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Allan Moffat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

    Allan George Moffat OBE (born 10 November 1939 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Allen Berg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Allen Berg

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Allen Bernard Berg (born August 1, 1961) is a Canadian former racing driver who raced for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Andrew Ranger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Andrew Ranger

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceRoxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

    Andrew Ranger (born November 20, 1986 in Roxton Pond, Quebec) is a Canadian professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Bert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Bert Brooks

    Dec. at 48 (1920-1968)
    Bert Brooks (March 20, 1920 – September 2, 1968) was a Canadian racecar driver who was born in... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Bill Brack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Bill Brack

    Age: 84

    BirthplaceCanada

    William Brack (born 26 December 1935) is a Canadian former racing driver. Brack raced in... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Billy Foster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Billy Foster

    Dec. at 30 (1937-1967)

    BirthplaceBritish Columbia, Canada

    William A. Foster (September 18, 1937 – January 20, 1967) was a Canadian racecar driver. Born... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Bob McLean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Bob McLean

    Dec. at 33 (1933-1966)
    Bob McLean (September 24, 1933, in Australia – March 26, 1966) was a successful Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Bon MacDougall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Bon MacDougall

    Dec. at 69 (1901-1970)
    Ronald Griffith MacDougall (or McDougall, August 4, 1901 in Winnipeg - December 11, 1970 in... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Bruno Spengler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    BirthplaceSchiltigheim, France

    Bruno Spengler (born August 23, 1983) is an Alsatian-born Canadian racing driver, currently... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Claude Bourbonnais is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Claude Bourbonnais

    Age: 55
    Claude Bourbonnais (born June 24, 1965), is a former driver in the Toyota Atlantic, Indy... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Cliff Hucul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Cliff Hucul

    Age: 72

    BirthplacePrince George, Canada

    Cliff Hucul (born August 21, 1948, Prince George, British Columbia), is a former driver in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    D. J. Kennington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    BirthplaceSt. Thomas, Canada

    Douglas James "D. J." Kennington (born July 15, 1977) is a Canadian professional stock car... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Darryl O'Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Darryl O'Young (Chinese: 歐陽若曦; pinyin: Ouyáng Ruoxi) is a Canadian-born Hong Kong racing... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    David Empringham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    David Empringham

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceCanada

    David Empringham (born December 28, 1963) is a Canadian auto racing driver. He is a two-time... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Dennis Grant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Dennis Grant

    Age: 50
  • 18
    Don Thomson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Don Thomson, Jr.

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceAyr, Ontario, Canada

    Don Thomson Jr. (born August 24, 1962) is a Canadian former racing driver in the NASCAR... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Doug Didero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Doug Didero

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Doug Didero (born August 18, 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario and currently living in Mooresville,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Earl Ross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Earl Ross

    Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)

    BirthplacePrince Edward Island, Canada

    Earl Ross (September 4, 1941 – September 18, 2014) born in Fortune, Prince Edward Island,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Ed Crombie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Ed Crombie

    Age: 74
    Ed Crombie (b. October 13, 1945 in Williams Lake, British Columbia) is a former Canadian-born... more on Wikipedia
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    Ed Kostenuk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Ed Kostenuk

    Dec. at 72 (1925-1997)
    Ed Kostenuk (October 12, 1925 in Victoria, British Columbia – September 2, 1997) is a former... more on Wikipedia
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    Eldon Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Eldon Rasmussen

    Age: 84

    BirthplaceCanada

    Eldon Rasmussen (born July 7, 1936, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), is a former driver in the USAC... more on Wikipedia
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    Eppie Wietzes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Eppie Wietzes

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceAssen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Egbert "Eppie" Wietzes (born 28 May 1938 in Assen, Netherlands) is a former racing driver from... more on Wikipedia
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    Fedor Andreev is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

    Fedor Andreev

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Fedor Vladimirovich Andreev (Russian: Фёдор Владимирович Андреев, born March 2, 1982) is a... more on Wikipedia
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