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John Cannon

John Cannon, 1971. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

John Cannon, 1971. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

21 Jun 1933
Hammersmith, London, England

Died:

18 Oct 1999
nr. Quemado, New Mexico, USA

Nationality:

Canada

Grands Prix:

1 (1971)

F2 starts:

6 (1971)

Indy 500s:

0 (1970-1974)

Can-Am winner, who also went on to race in Formula 2 and Formula 5000. John was killed in a light aeroplane crash when an air supply fault led to a fatal crash-landing in a cornfield. Cannon started racing in Canada in the mid 1950's in sportscars before moving to California to compete in the same discipline. He became an integral part of the North American Racing Team (NART) in sportscar racing and won the SCCA Formula A Championship in 1970. Cannon retired from racing in 1979 and was inducted in the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993. Cannon's son, Michael, later worked in CART as a race mechanic.

Biography last updated 27 Jan 2017