Berg jumped from North American Formula Atlantic into the boiling cauldron of British F3 where he battled future F1 stars named Senna and Brundle.
Allen Berg began racing as most do, in karts, and soon progressed up the ladder to Formula Ford and Atlantic, then won the Tasman Series down under before tackling British F3 during perhaps its best season ever. A single season of F1 peaked his career, before a Mexican foray produced championships in Formula Two and Indy Lights. He’s raced a Porsche 962 at Daytona and Le Mans, as well as in Trans-Am and the DTM. He’s presently putting his experience to good use as proprietor of the Allen Berg Racing School, with campuses in both his native Calgary, Alberta, and at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. VREditor/Publisher Casey Annis opened the conversation by asking Berg how it all started.
I understand that you started in karting back in the late ’70s. Was that your first experience in motor sport?
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