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Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

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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

    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
  • Alex Tagliani2

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Alexandre "Alex" Tagliani (G pronounced in last name; born October 18, 1973), nicknamed "Tag",...  more
  • Allan Moffat3

    BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

    Allan George Moffat OBE (born 10 November 1939 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is an...  more
  • 4

    Allen Berg

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Allen Bernard Berg (born August 1, 1961) is a Canadian former racing driver who raced for the...  more
  • Andrew Ranger5

    Andrew Ranger

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceRoxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

    Andrew Ranger (born November 20, 1986 in Roxton Pond, Quebec) is a Canadian professional...  more
  • 6

    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
  • Bill Brack7

    Bill Brack

    Age: 84


    William Brack (born 26 December 1935) is a Canadian former racing driver. Brack raced in...  more
  • Billy Foster8

    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
  • 9

    Bob McLean

    Dec. at 33 (1933-1966)
    Bob McLean (September 24, 1933, in Australia – March 26, 1966) was a successful Canadian...  more
  • 10

    Bon MacDougall

    Dec. at 69 (1901-1970)
    Ronald Griffith MacDougall (or McDougall, August 4, 1901 in Winnipeg - December 11, 1970 in...  more
  • Bruno Spengler11

    BirthplaceSchiltigheim, France

    Bruno Spengler (born August 23, 1983) is an Alsatian-born Canadian racing driver, currently...  more
  • 12

    Claude Bourbonnais

    Age: 55
    Claude Bourbonnais (born June 24, 1965), is a former driver in the Toyota Atlantic, Indy...  more
  • 13

    Cliff Hucul

    Age: 72

    BirthplacePrince George, Canada

    Cliff Hucul (born August 21, 1948, Prince George, British Columbia), is a former driver in the...  more
  • D. J. Kennington14

    BirthplaceSt. Thomas, Canada

    Douglas James "D. J." Kennington (born July 15, 1977) is a Canadian professional stock car...  more
  • Darryl O'Young15

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Darryl O'Young (Chinese: 歐陽若曦; pinyin: Ouyáng Ruoxi) is a Canadian-born Hong Kong racing...  more
  • David Empringham16

    David Empringham

    Age: 56


    David Empringham (born December 28, 1963) is a Canadian auto racing driver. He is a two-time...  more
  • 17

    Dennis Grant

    Age: 50
  • Don Thomson, Jr.18

    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
  • 19

    Doug Didero

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Doug Didero (born August 18, 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario and currently living in Mooresville,...  more
  • Earl Ross20

    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
  • Ed Crombie21

    Ed Crombie

    Age: 74
    Ed Crombie (b. October 13, 1945 in Williams Lake, British Columbia) is a former Canadian-born...  more
  • 22

    Ed Kostenuk

    Dec. at 72 (1925-1997)
    Ed Kostenuk (October 12, 1925 in Victoria, British Columbia – September 2, 1997) is a former...  more
  • Eldon Rasmussen23

    Eldon Rasmussen

    Age: 84


    Eldon Rasmussen (born July 7, 1936, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), is a former driver in the USAC...  more
  • Eppie Wietzes24

    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
  • Fedor Andreev25

    Fedor Andreev

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

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