Brad Francis

Inducted 2005

For 35 years, Brad Francis has built winning cars for every major form of racing in North America. A self-taught racing engineer, he was for 20 years an integral part of the successes of Performance Engineering of Thornhill, Ontario. (Indy, Can-Am, NHRA, shorttrack stock cars, Trans-Am). He built championship-winning IMSA and Trans-Am cars for General Motors before becoming manager of special projects for Richard Childress’ NASCAR Winston Cup Team and director of R&D for Bill Davis Racing. In 2004 Francis was Director of Safety for Rousch Racing, part of the Nextel Cup winning effort of Kurt Busch.

Photo courtesy of Margie Gerard.