- Malcolm Strachan
was born on March 12, 1984
1994, when Malcolm was ten years
old, he started karting in a small
championship at Shannonville,
in which he finished second. From
there, he went up the karting
ladder, winning multiple
national events, as well as a
North American Karting Championship
event north of Montreal (Rotax
When Malcolm turned 16,
he switched over to sports car
racing, and raced a Toyota MR2.
With a few top-five finishes in
Ontario Challenge Cup (OCC) GT3,
mid-season a Mazda RX7 Turbo II
was prepared, and it was raced
in GT2. In 2001, the focus was
set on the OCC GT2 Championship.
With three wins, Malcolm took
the points championship by a wide
margin. He was also awarded the
Stirling Moss Award for being
BARC's most successful driver
Over the winter, a 2000
Corvette for the 2002 Canada GT
Challenge Cup was prepared. Through
the season, Malcolm had many podium
finishes, and held the points
lead until the final race, in
which the engine blew and the
championship was lost. The car
was displayed at many events throughout
the year, including a fundraiser
for the protection of abused women,
as well as Canada Day celebrations.
He was awarded Canadian Driver
of the Year by the Canadian Race
Communications Association, and
was given a Civic Award by the
Municipality of Prince Edward.
That winter, a 422 cubic
inch engine was built for the
Corvette, producing an estimated
585 horsepower, and Malcolm
won the Super GT category of the 2003 CASC Touring-GT
From 2004 to 2007, Malcolm raced the Corvette in Ontario and Quebec, scoring many wins and claiming two Quebec GT1 championships, and placing runner-up in Ontario GT1.
In 2008, Malcolm's first pro race was a struggle, where he and the team owner of the Nissan 350Z fought an ill-handling car to a 13th place finish in Trois-Rivieres. Unfortunately, a lack of sponsorship precluded any other racing for the 2008 season.
Similarly, in 2009, sponsorship could only be secured for one race in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Malcolm drove the RUSH-HD Dodge Avenger for Jim Bray Autosport. Despite never driving a NCATS stock car before his first and only practice session for the weekend, Malcolm was 12th fastest in wet practice. His qualifying was a struggle, having to learn how the car worked and what the track was like in the dry in only four laps; he ended up 19th out of 34 cars, qualifying ahead of his more experienced team-mate. In the race, Malcolm battled through the pack, got punted off the track, fought back, had a spin and fought back again, only to have a mechanical failure with 12 laps to go.
has also been involved in other
sports besides racing. He swam competitively for
almost ten years, and
competed with his school's relay
team at the Ontario provincial
championships (OFSAA). He continues
to swim during the winters to
keep in shape for racing as well as running and
cycling in the summer.