First Inductees At New Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame

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Canadian drag racing is as popular as it is in the US, so it has been long overdue for them to have a Hall of Fame dedicated to the best of their drag racers.

The first inductees into their Hall of Fame consist of 38 well-known racers, just as well known in the US as in Canada. They were inaugurated on October 9th, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during a gala event held at the Hotel universal.
They have other events throughout the year, so check out their website below for further details.
The Hall of Fame nominees have to reside in Canada and have actively participated in the sport of drag racing for more than 20 to 25 years.

One of the inductees, Gordon Bonin, Red Deer, Alberta, was a major competitor in funny cars during the 1970s with his Pontiac Firebird, regularly making 240 mph, giving him the nickname ‘240 Gordie.’ Bonin also won nine NHRA national event wins in funny car. Regrettably Bonin died in 2013.

2015 Inductees
1. Dale Armstrong, AB (Posthume)
2. Gordy Bonin, AB (Posthume)
3. Ron Bracken, Pierrefonds, QC (Posthume)
4. Ronald Brunet, Napierville, QC
5. Frank Cantusci,Ottawa, ON
6. Terry Capp, Sturgeon County, AB
7. Wally Clark, Niagara, ON
8. Aurèle Collette, Bouctouche, NB
9. George Constantine, Montreal, QC (Posthume)
10. Marcel Couture, St. Henri, QC (Posthume)
11. Garry Dearn, Lasalle, QC
12. Louis Desjardins, Montreal, QC
13. John Dingman, Montreal, QC (Posthume)
14. Sandy Elliot, Chatham, ON (Posthume)
15. John Elliot, Chatham, ON
16. Bernie Fedderly, Edmonton, AB
17. Alban Gauthier, Montreal, QC
18. Ralph Hope, London, ON
19. Don Lavoie, Dieppe, NB
20. Graham Light, Edmonton, AB
21. André Massé, St.-Jean d’Iberville, QC (Posthume)
22. Jacques Marier, Repentigny, QC
23. Terry ‘Zeke’ Maxwell, St. Constant, QC
24. Ken McDonald, Montreal, QC (Posthume)
25. Doug Miller, Williamsburg, ON
26. Jim Morrison, Elmsdale, NS
27. John Petrie, Victoria, B.C.
28. Barrie Poole, Montague, PEI / Chatham, ON
29. Jim Rini, Kingston, ON
30. Dan Rini, Kingston, ON
31. Joe Roy, Montreal/Toronto, QC/ON
32. Stan Sipos, Victoria, BC
33. FJ Smith, Cayuga, ON
34. Ollie Stephan, Scarborough, ON
35. Alain Tanguay, Charlesbourg, QC
36. Claude Tetreault, Napierville, QC
37. Denis Warner, Toronto, ON (Posthume)
38. Scott Wilson, London, ON

Check out their website for more details and future events.


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