LATEST SITE UPDATES: 1/05/14 - Updated ACT Late Model Tour, Modified Racing Series,
and some Major Event pages. Looking into full site redesign, since this one is starting to malfunction pretty hard on
the back end. Sorry for any abrupt changes in font type or size.
|Harmon "Beaver" Dragon with a Modified win in 1970. (Photo courtesy catamountstadium.com)
Welcome to the home of the statistical history of northeastern short track stock car racing.
The statistics and information here have been compiled through years of research, dedication, and help from many other
people. The intent of this website is to preserve - and at times rediscover - the rich history of racing in the
northeastern United States and eastern Canada, and to honor those that made it. Simply, this is a hobby project meant to look
back at our favorite hobby: Racing.
note that the information on this website is strictly unofficial, and is always a work in progress.
We believe that the information here is accurate and we stand behind it or else it would not have been published.
However, because a great deal of information here has been gathered from old newspapers, films, or personal
accounts and interviews, please understand that every now and then we're only good as our sources and that undocumented situations
including protests, disqualifications, etc., may have altered the outcomes of some events.
Thanks for stopping by, and please, keep coming back! Things will be changing often as information
is added, adjusted corrected, or whatever the case may be. PLEASE, by all means - if you have any piece of information
(no matter how big or small) that you don't see here or think may be relevant, send it on over!
You will notice that most of the information on this website is centered in and around Vermont,
and more of the information is asphalt-related than dirt-related. Quite simply, Vermont is home to this website
and is therefore held closest to the vest, and asphalt racing is the passion of its webmaster. We'll try to include
as much as humanly possible as we continue researching everything.
Our state's racing history dates back to the end of World War II, beginning with Midget and Sprint
Car races at fairground speedways in Rutland and Essex. Soon the racing began to include jalopy stock cars at places
like Bennington, Colchester, and Newport, spreading to St. Johnsbury, Burlington, Barre, and Milton. It is said that
as many as 22 tracks operated in Vermont simultaneously, including four in Colchester alone! Some of the drivers
that have come out of Vermont became locally, regionally, and even nationally recognized and respected: Beaver and Bobby Dragon,
Tom Tiller, Ron Barcomb, Jean-Paul Cyr, Phil Scott, Jamie Aube, Kevin Lepage, Joey Laquerre, Johnny Gammell...
Unfortunately, economics and politics have shrunk the racing scene to just three tracks,
and the chances of another track ever opening here are next to nothing. So it is our job - as racers, fans, and lovers
of the sport - to support what we have left - Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven (asphalt - Friday nights), Bear Ridge
Speedway in Bradford (dirt - Saturday nights), and Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre (asphalt - Thursday nights
and Sunday afternoons).
This website also covers the American-Canadian Tour, and is making every effort to preserve the
history of New England, Canadian, and northeastern series like PASS, NEPSA, NASCAR North, SCoNE, MRS, etc., past and present.
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the links page and support the people that have supported this website!
Make sure to sign the guestbook!
DISCLAIMER: Many of the photos on this website have been used without
prior permission, and for that, we're sorry. For the ones we did ask to use, thanks a ton! Proper credit is due
every photographer, but since tagging every single shot would take a really long time, and we've forgotten a lot of who took
what, let's just thank everyone who has "helped" out now: Alan Ward, Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com, Gene Gagne/OutsideGroove.com,
Leif Tillotson, Brian McCullough (RACEGOD), the late David Heath, Dave Brown, Cindy Weed, John Sullivan, Norm Marx, Bethany
Bell, vintagemodifieds.com, the late Bob Doyle, Ron Pittsley, David Paris, Jim DuPont, Tom Herzig, and myriad others.
A huge thanks goes out to contributors Andy Boright, the late Cho Lee, and Christian "Ti Gaz" Genest, all treasurers
of racing history. You're all awesome and very much appreciated!!!
--- Website updated and maintained in memory of Cho Lee ---