Don Biederman

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Don Biederman
Born (1940-02-26)February 26, 1940
Port Credit, Ontario, Canada
Died May 31, 1999(1999-05-31) (aged 59)
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Achievements 1977 Oxford 250 winner
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
42 races run over 4 years
Best finish 38th (1967)
First race 1966 Old Dominion 400 (Manassas)
Last race 1969 Texas 500 (College Station)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0

Don Biederman (February 26, 1940 – May 31, 1999) was a Canadian stock car racer from Port Credit, Ontario.

Racing career[edit]

Biederman was also the first Canadian ever to campaign for a full season in the Sprint Cup Series formerly known as the NASCAR Grand National Series.

Biederman won the prestigious Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway, Maine in 1977,[1] one of only four Canadians to do so, with Junior Hanley, Derek Lynch, and Dave Whitlock being the others.[2][3][4]

Biederman won the IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway in James River, Nova Scotia on three consecutive occasions from 1979–1981.[5]

Death and legacy[edit]

On May 31, 1999 Biederman died at his home in Brantford, Ontario at the age of 59 following a long battle with cancer.[6]

Since 2000 the OSCAAR Racing series holds a race in his honour entitled "The Don Biederman Memorial" at Flamboro Speedway in Millgrove, Ontario.[7]

Awards[edit]

Motorsports results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Grand National Series[edit]

Daytona 500 results[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1967 Don Biederman Chevy DNQ
1968 James Brown Ford 50 28
1969 Dennis Holt Ford Wth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian racing legend 'Daytona' Don Biederman dies at age 59". The Auto Channel. June 2, 1999. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  2. ^ http://www.cmhf.ca/member_DON_BIEDERMAN.html
  3. ^ http://www.oscaar.ca/specials/biederman/donbiederman.htm
  4. ^ http://www.stock-car-racing.net/Biederman.htm
  5. ^ "IWK 250 WINNER’S CIRCLE". Riverside International Speedway. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  6. ^ "Canadian racing legend 'Daytona' Don Biederman dies at age 59". The Auto Channel. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Biederman Memorial on the move for 2015". OSCAAR Racing. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  8. ^ "Wall of Fame". Riverside International Speedway. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Frank Fraser
Riverside 250 Winner
1979, 1980, 1981
Succeeded by
Greg Sewart