Canadian racing legend 'Daytona' Don Biederman dies at age 59

2 June 1999

Canadian racing legend 'Daytona' Don Biederman passed away suddenly at his Brantford, ON home on Monday. He was 59.

One of Canada's most successful and well-known stock car racers, Biederman's driving career spanned several decades. He was still active in the sport right up until the time of his death and traveled throughout Ontario, the Maritimes and the U.S. assisting drivers and even taking part in the odd race.

Biederman's greatest racing achievement was possibly his victory in the 1977 Oxford 250 at Oxford, ME. The event was a NASCAR-sanctioned race at the time and Biederman's win came while competing against well-known NASCAR stars like Harry Gant and Morgan Shepherd.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ogden Funeral Parlour, at 4164 Sheppard Ave. East in Toronto. Kennedy Road is the nearest major intersection. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., on Friday, at the same location.

Ross May, a longtime friend of Mr. Biederman's noted that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Don Biederman leaves behind three sisters: Bernice, Linda and Barb.

- Greg MacPherson
Inside Track Motorsport News.

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