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Stewart Keith

Keith Stewart
Sport: Motorcycling
Year Inducted: 1992

Keith Stewart was born and raised in Cornwall, and graduated from Cornwall Collegiate Vocational School. Shortly after, in 1952, he began his professional motorcycle racing career by winning the Canadian Junior Championship in Gananoque.

A year later, he captured the Canadian Senior Championship on the half mile dirt track in Three Rivers Quebec. That same year, Stewart won 18 consecutive first place finishes on half mile dirt tracks in Ontario and Quebec.

On May 24th 1954, he won the Ontario Expert Championship on the half mile dirt track in Toronto. It is also recorded that from 1954 to 1959 this man was runner-up five times at the Canadian Expert Championship.

In 1955, Keith Stewart joined the American Motorcycle Association, permitting him to compete on tracks throughout the United States: Daytona Beach, Florida; Laconia, New Hampshire; Langhorne, Pennsylvania; and Columbus, Ohio.

In 1956, while participating in the American Motorcycle Association Dirt Track and Road Racing, Stewart accumulated 100 points, a feat which promoted him from amateur to expert.

From 1955 to 1964, in the half mile and one-mile Road Racing circuit, he won approximately 80 First Place finishes.

In 1964, this outstanding motorcycle competitor retired, at thirty years of age. However, he kept in touch with the racing circuit by using his expertise and knowledge in rebuilding motors for the purpose of racing.

He also coached Cornwall Minor Hockey Travelling Teams: Major Bantam 1974-75, Minor Midget 1975-76, and Major Midget 1976-77.

At the time of this writing, Stewart resided in Ingleside. He was a Mechanical Superintendent in the Finishing Department at Domtar Fine Paper.