"Never, never, never give up."
Gary Klutt's Story
Gary Klutt grew up at Legendary Motorcar Company, a family business that has now become one of the worlds largest classic car sales and restoration facilities. He has been surrounded by cars all his life, so, it was a natural progression to start racing go-karts at the first given opportunity - age seven. Early on, racing consumed his summers, and he had great success in karting. He won the Regional Go-Kart championships at ages 11, 12 and 13, and was the Canadian National Go-Kart champion in 2009 at age 17.
When he was 18, Gary had his first Nascar Pinty's Series start. At age 21, he secured 7th place in NASCAR Pinty's series at CTMP. At age 22, CTL Corp. came on board as a sponsor allowing him to participate in four races, where he earned two top tens.
2015 was Gary Klutt's debut year, completing the full NASCAR Pinty's Series eleven-race season. At the young age of 23, he finished with seven top tens, one win, two pole positions, one lap record, and earned the coveted 2015 Jostens Rookie of the Year Award in one of the toughest rookie competitions in Canadian NASCAR history.
Being a professional race car driver is Gary's #1 job, but as a strong believer in "variety is the spice of life" he juggles many balls. When he's not training or on the track, you can find him hosting Season #3 of Legendary Motorcar, or Season #1 of Driving Me Crazy, or exercising his entrepreneurial spirit in the commercial real estate and residential property management markets, and of course buying and selling classic cars.
Off The Track
Once the race season ends, like a true Canadian, Gary takes advantage of all four seasons. In the fall, he, along with his brother and the gang head straight to the wilderness to camp and waterfowl hunt. As soon as the snow flies he's chasing that car-racing high by skiing through the back-country. Add to that a year-round passion for weightlifting, hockey, squash, badminton, wakeskating, hot yoga, ice fishing, and surfing and there is little time left on his hands. And yes, he's definitely thought about opening "Camp Klutt",
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