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Scott Wilson
Born: June 4, 1938
Discipline: Drag Racing
Years Active: 1962 - Present
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  • Born London, Ontario, June 4, 1938
  • Attended Ealing Public School, and Beck and H. B. Beal high schools
  • Began racing dragsters in 1962
  • First Canadian to break 200 mph barrier, driving a slingshot dragster, “The Time Machine” in Deseronto on May 24, 1965
  • Hit 233 mph in ¼ mile with an elapsed time of 6.89 seconds
  • Talented engine and chassis developer
  • Competed across North America and was a regular at drag strips in Windsor, St. Thomas, Grand Bend and Cayuga, winning over 120 events
  • A 1997 inductee into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame
  • Inductee into Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame – 2015
  • Held speed record at Grand Bend Dragway for over 15 years
  • First driver to go over 235 miles per hour at Windsor Dragway
  • Won more than ½ of events he competed in
  • Raced against many drag racing legends, including Don Garlits
  • Was sponsored by Ford in the 1960’s
  • Named a Canadian Drag Racing All-Star by DragRaceCanada.com