Don Thomson Jr.


Inducted 2014 – Competitor – Motorsport Builder


Thomson Jr. of Ayr, ON, is honoured as a competitor, builder and team member.  Thomson is arguably the best stock car racer and builder that Canada has ever produced, scoring five consecutive CASCAR Super Series titles beginning in 2001, adding to the two consecutive Canadian Eastern Championships he won in 1999 and 2000.  He was also the 1991 CASCAR Rookie of the Year and was twice voted most sportsmanlike driver by his peers.


In addition to driving, Thomson demonstrated his technical prowess by preparing the cars for his Fitzpatrick Motorsports Team.  His legacy also includes mentoring bright young talent’s such as Jr. Fitzpatrick, who was Thomson’s teammate for his last five years of racing.  Fittingly, Thomson won the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire series race in 2007.  He retired in 2011 after two decades at the front.