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Famous Racecar Drivers from Canada

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.

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  • 1

    Al Pease

    Dec. at 92 (1921-2014)

    BirthplaceDarlington, United Kingdom

    Victor "Al" Pease (15 October 1921 – 4 May 2014) was a British-Canadian motor racing driver, born in Darlington, England. Growing up in England, he joined the British Army as a young man, serving in  ...more
  • BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Alexandre "Alex" Tagliani (G pronounced in last name; born October 18, 1973), nicknamed "Tag", is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR  ...more
  • BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

    Allan George Moffat OBE (born 10 November 1939 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is an Australian racing driver known for his four wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship, six wins in the  ...more
  • Age: 60

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Allen Bernard Berg (born August 1, 1961) is a Canadian former racing driver who raced for the Osella team in Formula One.  ...more
  • 5

    Andrew Ranger

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceRoxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

    Andrew Ranger (born November 20, 1986 in Roxton Pond, Quebec) is a Canadian professional racing driver who competes in the NASCAR Pinty's Series, having claimed 22 wins in 109 races. He was champion  ...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 Fredericton, New Brunswick. He made two attempts in 1961 for USAC Championship Car races, including the  ...more
  • 7

    Bill Brack

    Age: 86


    William Brack (born 26 December 1935) is a Canadian former racing driver. Brack raced in Formula One and the Atlantic Championship. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Brack originally became involved  ...more
  • 8

    Billy Foster

    Dec. at 29 (1937-1967)

    BirthplaceBritish Columbia, Canada

    William A. Foster (September 18, 1937 – January 20, 1967) was a Canadian racecar driver. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Foster died in a crash during practice for a NASCAR Grand National stock  ...more
  • 9

    Bob McLean

    Dec. at 32 (1933-1966)
    Bob McLean (September 24, 1933, in Australia – March 26, 1966) was a successful Canadian racing driver. McLean's driving career culminated in 1965 with the Canadian Driving Championship title. McLean  ...more
  • Dec. at 69 (1901-1970)
    Ronald Griffith MacDougall (or McDougall, August 4, 1901 in Winnipeg - December 11, 1970 in Riverside, California) was an American based Canadian racing car driver. MacDougall competed in the 1926  ...more
  • BirthplaceSchiltigheim, France

    Bruno Spengler (born August 23, 1983) is an Alsatian-born Canadian racing driver, currently racing for the BMW factory/works team. Nicknamed 'The Secret Canadian', he won the 2012 DTM Drivers'  ...more
  • 12

    Claude Bourbonnais

    Age: 56
    Claude Bourbonnais (born June 24, 1965), is a former driver in the Toyota Atlantic, Indy Lights, and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1994 CART series with 5 starts. He also raced in  ...more
  • 13

    Cliff Hucul

    Age: 73

    BirthplacePrince George, Canada

    Cliff Hucul (born August 21, 1948, Prince George, British Columbia), is a former driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1977-1981 seasons, with 24 combined career  ...more
  • BirthplaceSt. Thomas, Canada

    Douglas James "D. J." Kennington (born July 15, 1977) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Pinty's Series, driving the No. 17 Dodge  ...more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Darryl O'Young (Chinese: 歐陽若曦; pinyin: Ouyáng Ruoxi) is a Canadian-born Hong Kong racing driver.  ...more
  • 16

    David Empringham

    Age: 58


    David Empringham (born December 28, 1963) is a Canadian auto racing driver. He is a two-time Toyota Atlantic, one-time Indy Lights and two-time Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge champion. Most  ...more
  • 17

    Dennis Grant

    Age: 51
  • 18

    Don Thomson, Jr.

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceAyr, Ontario, Canada

    Don Thomson Jr. (born August 24, 1962) is a Canadian former racing driver in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. He drove the #4 Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Fitzpatrick Motorsports for  ...more
  • 19

    Doug Didero

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Doug Didero (born August 18, 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario and currently living in Mooresville, North Carolina), is a former driver in the Indy Racing League. He raced in the 1999–2000 seasons with 6  ...more
  • Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)

    BirthplacePrince Edward Island, Canada

    Earl Ross (September 4, 1941 – September 18, 2014) born in Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada was a Canadian race car driver who competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1973 to 1976 driving  ...more
  • 21

    Ed Crombie

    Age: 76
    Ed Crombie (b. October 13, 1945 in Williams Lake, British Columbia) is a former Canadian-born United States Automobile Club Championship Car racecar driver. He made four starts with a best finish of  ...more
  • 22

    Ed Kostenuk

    Dec. at 71 (1925-1997)
    Ed Kostenuk (October 12, 1925 in Victoria, British Columbia – September 2, 1997) is a former USAC IndyCar racecar driver. He made six starts from 1962 to 1964 with a best finish of eleventh place. He  ...more
  • 23

    Eldon Rasmussen

    Age: 85


    Eldon Rasmussen (born July 7, 1936, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), is a former driver in the USAC Championship Car series. He raced in the 1971 and 1973-1979 seasons, with 23 career starts, including  ...more
  • 24

    Eppie Wietzes

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceAssen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Egbert "Eppie" Wietzes (born 28 May 1938 in Assen, Netherlands) is a former racing driver from Canada.  ...more
  • 25

    Fedor Andreev

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Fedor Vladimirovich Andreev (Russian: Фёдор Владимирович Андреев, born March 2, 1982) is a figure skater with dual Russian and Canadian citizenship. In single skating, he is the 2003 Canadian bronze  ...more