Scott Fraser started to race at 16 in the Street Stock at Onslow Speedway and soon was runner-up as Rookie of the Year in the Maritime Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.
Scott’s abilities were honed on local tracks and at 21 he moved to his first international competition, finishing 3rd and 4th when the ACT series came to Nova Scotia in 1991. Scott moved into road racing at the 1992 Moosehead Grand Prix. He adapted quickly and qualified 3rd only to fall victim to a broken gearbox. In his second road race the following year he finished 2nd.
In 1994, at 23, Scott won his first ACT race. Between 1993 and 1998 he dominated the annual Riverside 250, the longest and most prestigious annual stock car race on the MASCAR circuit, with six consecutive wins.
In 1996, Scott experienced perhaps the most successful season ever for any driver in the history of Maritime motorsports. While competing on the MASCAR circuit he scored an impressive 12 of 15 feature wins en route to his first touring series championship. Nine of those wins were consecutive. He led an amazing 58.9% of the total laps run. Scott was so dominant the most commonly asked question in racing circles that year was “Who finished second?”
Scott went on to win many races, build cars and be a dominant force in the Maritimes, a car builder of note and in 1999 the Nova Scotia Male Athlete of the Year. Scott’s life was cut short in a snowmobile crash in 2004.
Image via Scott Fraser Racing