Monday, February 26, 2018

"Canadian Hall of Famer" Don Biederman Born - February 26, 1940

February 26, 1940 - May 31, 1999
Don Biederman
Born in Port Credit, Ontario.
Biederman was the first Canadian ever to campaign for a full season in the NASCAR Cup Series formerly known as the NASCAR Grand National Series. He won the prestigious Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, Maine in 1977, one of only four Canadians to do so, with Junior Hanley, Derek Lynch, and Dave Whitlock being the others. He also won the IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway in James River, Nova Scotia on three consecutive occasions from 1979–1981.

On May 31, 1999 Biederman died at his home in Brantford, Ontario at the age of 59 following a long battle with cancer. Since 2000 the OSCAAR Racing series holds a race in his honour entitled "The Don Biederman Memorial" at Flamboro Speedway in Millgrove, Ontario.

He was posthumously inducted Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2001. He was posthumously enshrined on the Riverside International Speedway Wall of Fame.

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