Canada’s drag racing community mourns the passing of one of it’s participants – Colin Harris…..

It is with great sadness that the family of Colin Michael Harris announced his sudden passing on January 20, 2021, in Fort McMurray Alberta, at the young age of 36 years. 

Colin’s passion for drag racing was well known, and was most recently evident with his “pride and joy” project ’55 Chevy alcohol Funny Car.  Colin was the youngest brother to Kyle Harris (KHR Racing) and his Uncle was Castrol Raceway legend racer — the late Brent Harris.

Colin was born in Oakville, Ontario, raised in St George Ontario and moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2011. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of seven years, Julia; children: Claire and Harvey; his mother and father Brian and Guy-Anne Harris; his three older brothers: Kevin Harris (Mandy); Kyle Harris (Jennie); and Cody; his four nieces and nephew Molly, Ella, Cristina and Ryan Harris; his two Grandmothers: Audrey Harris, and Muriel Roy; Father and Mother-in-law Peter and Linda Robertson; Brother-in-law Scott (Lindsay) Robertson; as well as his aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. 

Colin was predeceased by his Grandfathers: Reginald Harris and Emile Roy; and his Uncle Brent Harris.

Colin moved to Alberta in 2011 to work along side his Uncle Brent Harris. He founded his own company, Harquip from the ground up and contracted with Premay Equipment, among many others. He met his loving wife Julia in October 2011 and they married in her home province of Nova Scotia in June 2013. Colin grew up in a family who loved car racing. His love of the sport followed him to Alberta where he became part of the IBAA and began funny car racing with his own team, Northern Lights Racing. During the summer months Colin and Julia could be found at racetracks across North America and would soon have little ones to tag along. Claire was born in 2018 and Harvey came soon after in 2019. Colin loved that his family could join him in his passion for cars and racing, and hoped that one-day his children would love the sport as much as he did. He also enjoyed gaming and sharing beers and laughs with friends. Above all though, his favourite past time was weekend mornings, sipping strong coffee having a big homemade breakfast and spending time with his family. 

In lieu of flowers a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family through this difficult time.  The Canadian drag racing community is encouraged to assist within that important cause —link:  HERE