Wallie Branston

Inducted 1997

Wallie Branston of Scarborough, Ont., a pioneer stock car racer, was a consistent winner on Toronto-area tracks (Speedway Park, Oakwood Raceway and the CNE) in the ’40s and ’50s driving a series of Gorries and Bardahl sponsored stock cars. He later became the official starter for Mosport Park, waving the checkered flag for such stars as Jack Brabham, winner of the first Grand Prix of Canada in 1967.

Image via Canadian Racer

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