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Thunder Road Late Model Sportsman division feature event winners and champions, 1971-1980.  Only five LMS races held in 1978, one race (Milk Bowl) held in 1979, only four races in 1980.

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN "KINGS OF THE ROAD", 1971-1980
 
1971 - JEAN-PAUL CABANA - SHERRINGTON, QC
1972 - BOBBY GIROUX - SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT
1973 - BOBBY DRAGON - MILTON, VT
1974 - JOEY KOURAFAS - SHARON, MA
1975 - DAVE DION - HUDSON, NH
1976 - BOBBY DRAGON - MILTON, VT
1977 - DAVE DION - HUDSON, NH
1978 - STUB FADDEN - NORTH HAVERHILL, NH
1979 - STUB FADDEN - NORTH HAVERHILL, NH
1980 - JEAN-PAUL CABANA - SHERRINGTON, QC

ALL-TIME LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE WINNERS, 1971-80 (missing: one race in 1978)
 
Dave Dion - 24
Bobby Dragon - 19
Jean-Paul Cabana - 9
Beaver Dragon - 6
John Rosati - 6
Ron Barcomb - 5
Joey Kourafas - 5
Robbie Crouch - 4
Stub Fadden - 4
Tom Tiller - 4
Russ Ingerson - 3
Richie Panch - 3
Eddie Ruggeri - 3
Jerry Driscoll - 2
George Horne - 2
Ron Marvin - 2
Bob Ailes - 1
Mike Barry - 1
Gary Bevins - 1
Dan Bridges - 1
Lee Carpenter - 1
Bill Dennis - 1
Tim Dykman - 1
Bobby Giroux - 1
Lee Ingerson - 1
Frank Kuhlman - 1
Dave Lind - 1
Butch Lindley - 1
Dick McCabe - 1
Ralph Nason - 1
Bob Pressley - 1

1971
Date Winner              Hometown
5/16  Tom Tiller               Essex Jct., VT
 
5/23  Jean-Paul Cabana   Sherrington, QC
 
5/30  George Horne         St. Johnsbury, VT
(Memorial Day Classic)
 
6/03  Jean-Paul Cabana   Sherrington, QC
 
6/10  George Horne         St. Johnsbury, VT
 
6/17  Russ Ingerson        North Haverhill, NH
 
6/24  Lee Carpenter        Hinesburg, VT
 
7/01  Ron Barcomb         Colchester, VT
 
7/04  Lee Ingerson          Jefferson, NH
 
7/08  Gary Bevins
 
7/15  Russ Ingerson        North Haverhill, NH
 
7/22  Bobby Giroux         South Burlington, VT
 
7/29  Eddie Ruggeri        Springfield, MA
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/05  Ron Barcomb         Colchester, VT
(Triple Crown Winner)
 
8/12  Eddie Ruggeri        Springfield, MA
(Triple Crown Winner)
 
8/19  Dave Lind              Norfolk, MA
 
8/26  Eddie Ruggeri        Springfield, MA
 
9/02  Tom Tiller               Essex Jct., VT
 
9/06  Russ Ingerson        North Haverhill, NH
(Labor Day Classic)
 
9/19  Dan Bridges           Plattsburgh, NY
(Vermont Milk Bowl)

1973
Date Winner              Hometown
5/20  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
 
6/03  Jean-Paul Cabana   Sherrington, QC
(Memorial Day Classic)
 
6/17  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
 
6/28  Ron Barcomb          Winooski, VT
 
7/05  Tom Tiller               Essex Jct., VT
 
7/12  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
 
7/19  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
 
7/26  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
 
8/09  John Rosati            Agawam, MA
 
8/16  Ron Marvin             Bethlehem, NH
 
8/23  Frank Kuhlman       MA
 
9/03  Jean-Paul Cabana   Sherrington, QC
(Labor Day Classic)
 
???   Jean-Paul Cabana   Sherrington, QC
(Vermont Milk Bowl)

1975
Date Winner              Hometown
5/11  Bobby Dragon        Milton, VT
(Thunder 100)
 
5/26  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
(Memorial Day Classic)
 
6/01  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
 
6/08  Robbie Crouch      Tampa, FL
 
6/26  Bobby Dragon        Milton, VT
(Winston 100 - rained out 6/19)
 
6/26  Bobby Dragon        Milton, VT
 
7/03  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
(Firecracker 44)
 
7/10  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
 
7/17  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
 
7/31  Bobby Dragon        Milton, VT
(Mid-Season Championship - Permatex Twin 50s)
 
8/14  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
 
8/28  Beaver Dragon       Milton, VT
(blackout on 8/21)
 
8/28  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
 
9/01  Beaver Dragon       Milton, VT
(Labor Day Classic)
 
9/07  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
(Vermont Milk Bowl)

1977
Date Winner              Hometown
5/08  Beaver Dragon        Milton, VT
 
5/30  Dave Dion                Hudson, NH
(Memorial Day Classic)
 
6/12  Dave Dion                Hudson, NH
 
6/23  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
 
6/30  Dave Dion                Hudson, NH
 
7/04  Joey Kourafas         Sharon, MA
(Firecracker 44)
 
7/07  Dave Dion                Hudson, NH
 
7/14  Robbie Crouch       Tampa, FL
 
7/21  Dave Dion                Hudson, NH
(Barre Bicentennial 200)
 
7/28  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
 
8/04  Beaver Dragon        Milton, VT
 
8/11  Dick McCabe           Kennebunkport, ME
 
8/18  Beaver Dragon        Milton, VT
 
8/25  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
 
Date?  Robbie Crouch       Tampa, FL
(Labor Day Classic)
 
Date?  Butch Lindley          Greenville, SC
(Vermont Milk Bowl)

1979
Date Winner              Hometown
9/03  Stub Fadden          North Haverhill, NH
(Vermont Milk Bowl)

1972
Date Winner               Hometown
5/21  John Rosati             Agawam, MA
 
5/29  Jean-Paul Cabana    Sherrington, QC
(Memorial Day Classic)
 
6/11  Jerry Driscoll           Roxbury, VT
 
6/18  John Rosati            Agawam, MA
 
6/29  Ron Barcomb         Colchester, VT
 
7/04  Richie Panch          Daytona Beach, FL
 
7/06  Jerry Driscoll           Roxbury, VT
 
7/13  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
 
7/20  Ron Marvin              Bethlehem, NH
 
7/27  Jean-Paul Cabana   Sherrington, QC
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/03  Richie Panch          Daytona Beach, FL
 
8/10  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
("Falstaff 1000" - 100 laps, $1,000 to win)
 
8/17  Jean-Paul Cabana   Sherrington, QC
 
8/24  Richie Panch          Daytona Beach, FL
 
8/31  Tom Tiller               Essex Jct., VT
 
9/04  Jean-Paul Cabana   Sherrington, QC
(Labor Day Classic)
 
9/10  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
(Vermont Milk Bowl)

1974
Date Winner              Hometown
5/19  Bobby Dragon        Milton, VT
(Spring Sprint)
 
5/27  Joey Kourafas        Sharon, MA
(Memorial Day Classic)
 
6/20  Beaver Dragon       Milton, VT
(Thunder Road 15th Anniversary Special)
 
6/27  Bobby Dragon        Milton, VT
 
7/04  John Rosati           Agawam, MA
 
7/11  Joey Kourafas        Sharon, MA
 
7/18  Bobby Dragon        Milton, VT
 
7/25  John Rosati           Agawam, MA
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/01  John Rosati           Agawam, MA
 
8/08  Joey Kourafas        Sharon, MA
(Governor's Cup)
 
8/15  Stub Fadden         North Haverhill, NH
 
9/02  Dave Dion             Hudson, NH
(Labor Day Classic)
 
9/08  Bill Dennis            Glen Allen, VA
(Vermont Milk Bowl)

1976
Date Winner              Hometown
5/09  Joey Kourafas         Sharon, MA
(Thunder 100)
 
6/17  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
(Memorial Day Classic - rained out twice)
 
6/17  Bob Ailes               St. Johnsbury, VT
(Invitational, non-points race for low-point drivers)
 
6/24  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
(Vermont Governor's Cup)
 
7/01  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
(Firecracker 44)
 
7/15  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
 
7/22  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
(Bicentennial 200)
 
8/05  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/12  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
 
8/19  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
(Coke 100)
 
8/26  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
 
Date???  Bobby Dragon         Milton, VT
(Labor Day Classic)
 
9/12  Ron Barcomb         Colchester, VT
(Vermont Milk Bowl)

1978
Date Winner              Hometown
5/07  Bob Pressley          Asheville, NC
(Thunder 100)
 
5/28  Dave Dion               Hudson, NH
(Memorial Day Classic)
 
6/11  ???
 
6/15  Stub Fadden          North Haverhill, NH
 
6/22  Stub Fadden          North Haverhill, NH

1980
Date Winner              Hometown
5/11  Ralph Nason           Unity, ME
(Thunder 100)
 
5/26  Mike Barry              Bolton, VT
(Memorial Day Classic)
 
6/05  Robbie Crouch        Tampa, FL
 
6/12  Tim Dykman           New York City, NY

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!!!
 
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