(Hometown: Waterford, Ontario)
Sharon Fletcher, born into a car dealership family, found her passion in the world of Performance Cars. Teaming up with her mechanic husband, John, they built Fletcher Bros Performance Centres, managing multiple stores and thriving shops. In 1983, they acquired Dragway Park in Cayuga, elevating drag racing with innovative programs.
Sharon played a pivotal role, overseeing finances, marketing, and even producing “Drag Racing News.” She nurtured local talent, creating fan favourites like Al Billes and Tony Pontieri. Recognized for her contributions, she was named Drag Racing Person of the Year in 1989 and in 1996 Sharon was presented the D.R.A.W Person of the Year.
Later, they transformed St. Thomas into a vibrant dragstrip, hosting the prestigious Can-Am Nationals with stars like John Force. Sharon’s journey extended to reining horses and back to racing with the Cobra Jet Program. Her legacy was cemented in the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2011 alongside John and Mario Andretti.