As one of Canada’s most prolific off-road racers, Bill LeFeuvre’s early racing was on the road circuits of Mosport and Harewood Acres starting in 1961 with his Formula Vee.
The Sault Ste Marie native, born in 1943, stayed with Volkswagen power when he stated off-road racing in 1971. With his Baja Bug he won the Ontario championship four times by 1977. He also competed on the pavement at this time, racing a VW in the Mini-Stock class at Cayuga Speedway.
His off-road career began in earnest in 1978 with a Class 1 dune buggy, and then into a Super 1600-class buggy.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he competed in several off-road venues, including Score Canada and the B.F. Goodrich Challenge Cup, where he won numerous class titles.
He also travelled stateside, competing, and winning, off-road races in New York, Florida, and Michigan. His resume includes class wins in the Mickey Thompson Stadium Series in the Midwest US and victories in the BFG Stadium Series in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto.
Along with his victories, LeFeuvre was a respected and well-liked competitor among his peers, with several most sportsmanlike and sportsman of the years titles in the off-road world.
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