Robin Buck

Inducted 2019

 

A road racer with decades of experience at the wheel, Buck started in karts in the early 1970s and continued in open-wheel competition for the next fifteen years in Formula Ford and Formula 2000 before becoming a dominant driver in the Player’s GM series in 1986.

 

He captured many victories over the next six seasons in this series, including the first shoot-out at Mount Tremblant in 1989, and the first Player’s GM race at the Vancouver Molson Indy in 1990.

 

For the next several years he stayed in the GM world as a Corvette development driver, setting an unofficial top speed on the Talladega Super Speedway in 1988. He also ran in the Escort Endurance Series and Corvette Challenge with John Powell Racing and Andy Evans.

 

His career continued throughout the 1990s and well into the 21st century with his own racing team, competing in CASCAR and NASCAR Canada as well as forays into Formula Atlantic and the Firestone Firehawk Series.

 

Known for his competitive nature on the track, Buck has played a significant role in the teaching and mentoring of new race drivers at several venues for the past 35-plus years, and continues in the sport he loves as a driver coach for several Canadian-based road circuit series.