Don Biederman

Don Biederman (February 20, 1940 – May 31, 1999) was a Canadian stock car racer from Port Credit, Ontario.

Don Biederman
Born(1940-02-20)February 20, 1940
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
DiedMay 31, 1999(1999-05-31) (aged 59)
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Achievements1977 Oxford 250 winner
NASCAR Cup Series career
42 races run over 4 years
Best finish38th (1967)
First race1966 Old Dominion 400 (Manassas)
Last race1969 Texas 500 (College Station)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0

Racing careerEdit

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.

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 legacyEdit

On May 31, 1999, Biederman died suddenly of a brain aneurysm at his home in Brantford, Ontario at the age of 59.[6]

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

AwardsEdit

Motorsports resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

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

Grand National SeriesEdit

NASCAR Grand National Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 NGNC Pts
1966 Ron Stotten 94 Ford AUG RSD DAY DAY DAY CAR BRI ATL HCY CLB GPS BGS NWS MAR DAR LGY MGR MON RCH CLT DTS ASH PIF SMR AWS BLV GPS DAY ODS
22
58th 2302
Chevy BRR
21
OXF
25
FON
18
ISP
14
BRI SMR
20
NSV
19
ATL CLB
19
AWS BLV
18
BGS
11
DAR HCY RCH HBO
13
MAR
36
NWS
27
CLT CAR
22
1967 AUG
12
RSD
16
GPS
17
MGY
17
DAY
34
TRN
25
OXF
24
FDA
18
ISP
16
BRI SMR
15
NSV
7
ATL
30
BGS CLB SVH
20
DAR
20
HCY
20
RCH
27
BLV
28
HBO MAR
30
NWS
28
CLT
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
AWS
17
38th 5850
Don Biederman 09 DAY
23
DAY DAY
DNQ
AWS BRI GPS BGS ATL CLB HCY NWS MAR SVH RCH
Bill Seifert 45 Ford DAR
13
BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR
1968 Ron Stotten 94 Chevy MGR MGY
19
RSD 77 N/A
James Brown 95 Ford DAY
28
BRI RCH ATL HCY GPS CLB NWS MAR AUG AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT ASH MGR SMR BIR CAR GPS DAY ISP OXF FDA TRN BRI SMR NSV ATL CLB BGS AWS SBO LGY DAR HCY RCH BLV HBO MAR NWS AUG CLT CAR JFC
1969 Dennis Holt 23 Ford MGR MGY RSD DAY
17
DAY DAY
Wth
CAR 88th 43
Larry Wehrs 00 Chevy AUG
8
BRI ATL CLB HCY GPS RCH NWS
DNQ
MAR AWS DAR BLV LGY CLT MGR SMR MCH KPT GPS NCF DAY DOV TPN TRN BLV BRI NSV SMR ATL MCH SBO BGS AWS DAR HCY RCH TAL CLB MAR NWS CLT SVH AUG CAR JFC
Bill Champion 70 Ford MGR
25
TWS
19
Daytona 500 resultsEdit
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1967 Don Biederman Chevy DNQ
1968 James Brown Ford 50 28
1969 Dennis Holt Ford Wth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canadian racing legend 'Daytona' Don Biederman dies at age 59". The Auto Channel. June 2, 1999. Retrieved 2013-03-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2010-09-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2010-02-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.stock-car-racing.net/Biederman.htm
  5. ^ "IWK 250 WINNER'S CIRCLE". Riverside International Speedway. Archived from the original on 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2015-09-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Canadian racing legend 'Daytona' Don Biederman dies at age 59". The Auto Channel. Retrieved 2015-09-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Biederman Memorial on the move for 2015". OSCAAR Racing. Retrieved 2015-09-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Wall of Fame". Riverside International Speedway. Retrieved 2015-09-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

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