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Thunder Road Mini Stock division feature event winners and champions, 1973-80.  Research incomplete for 1978 season.  Only 1 race held in 1979, only 4 races held in 1980 before track closed.  Division also known as Mini Modifieds.

MINI STOCK/MINI MODIFIED "KINGS OF THE ROAD", 1973-1980
 
1973 - JERRY PERANTONI - SOUTH BARRE, VT
1974 - JOEY LAQUERRE - EAST MONTPELIER, VT
1975 - JOEY LAQUERRE - EAST MONTPELIER, VT
1976 - JERRY PERANTONI - SOUTH BARRE, VT
1977 - JOEY LAQUERRE - EAST MONTPELIER, VT
1978 - unknown
1979 - JOEY LAQUERRE - EAST MONTPELIER, VT
1980 - JOEY LAQUERRE - EAST MONTPELIER, VT

ALL-TIME MINI STOCK FEATURE WINNERS, 1973-80 (missing: two races in 1978)
 
Jerry Perantoni - 23
Joey Laquerre - 14
Butch True - 8
Tom Glaser - 5
John Mascitti - 4
Dick Myers - 4
Kevin Frink - 2
Harry Gammell - 2
Mike Richmond - 2
Bruce Batchelder - 1
Pete Bushey - 1
Stu Fenton - 1
Dave Ford - 1
Bob Hackel - 1
Frank Hoard - 1
Dick LaFayette - 1
Shorty LeClair - 1
Dan Meservey - 1
Ed Orton - 1
Ralph Potwin - 1
Mark Rossi - 1
Ray Vanasse - 1

1973

Date Winner              Hometown
5/20  Shorty LeClair
 
6/17  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
6/28  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
7/05  Ray Vanasse
 
7/12  Bruce Batchelder    Perkinsville, VT
 
7/19  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
7/26  Mike Richmond      Hinesburg, VT
 
8/09  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
8/16  Stu Fenton
 
8/23  Butch True             Burlington, VT
 
9/03  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
Date?  Frank Hoard         Manchester, VT
(Mini Milk Bowl)

1975
Date Winner              Hometown
5/11  Joey Laquerre         East Montpelier, VT
 
5/26  Tom Glaser            Shelburne, VT
 
6/01  Tom Glaser            Shelburne, VT
 
6/08  Mike Richmond
 
6/26  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
(rain 6/19)
 
6/26  John Mascitti
 
7/03  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
7/10  Dick Myers
 
7/17  Dave Ford
 
7/31  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/14  John Mascitti
 
8/21  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
8/28  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
9/01  Mark Rossi            Barre, VT
 
9/07  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT

1977
Date Winner              Hometown
5/08  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT
 
5/30  Pete Bushey          Burlington, VT
 
6/12  Tom Glaser            Shelburne, VT
 
6/23  John Mascitti         Barre, VT
 
6/30  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT
 
7/04  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
7/07  Dick Myers            Burlington, VT
 
7/14  John Mascitti         Barre, VT
 
7/21  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
7/28  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
8/04  Tom Glaser            Shelburne, VT
 
8/11  Dick Myers            Burlington, VT
 
8/18  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
8/25  Jerry Perantoni       South Barre, VT
 
9/05  Harry Gammell     Barnet, VT
(Labor Day event)
 
9/11  Harry Gammell     Barnet, VT
(Mini Milk Bowl)

1979
Date Winner              Hometown
9/03  Joey Laquerre         East Montpelier, VT

1974
Date Winner              Hometown
5/27  Butch True             Burlington, VT
 
6/02  Butch True             Burlington, VT
 
6/20  Ed Orton                Plainfield, VT
 
6/27  ???
 
7/04  Ralph Potwin          Randolph, VT
 
7/11  Butch True             Burlington, VT
 
7/18  Butch True             Burlington, VT
 
7/25  Butch True             Burlington, VT
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/01  Butch True             Burlington, VT
 
8/08  Butch True             Burlington, VT
(Non-points race)
 
8/15  Kevin Frink             Montpelier, VT
 
8/22  Kevin Frink             Montpelier, VT
(Non-points race)
 
9/02  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT
 
9/08  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT

1976
Date Winner              Hometown
5/09  Jerry Perantoni        South Barre, VT
 
6/17  Jerry Perantoni        South Barre, VT
 
6/24  Dick Myers
 
7/01  Dick LaFayette
 
7/15  Jerry Perantoni        South Barre, VT
 
7/22  Joey Laquerre         East Montpelier, VT
 
8/05  Jerry Perantoni        South Barre, VT
 
8/12  Jerry Perantoni        South Barre, VT
 
8/19  Jerry Perantoni        South Barre, VT
 
8/26  Joey Laquerre         East Montpelier, VT
 
9/06  Jerry Perantoni        South Barre, VT
 
9/12  Joey Laquerre         East Montpelier, VT

1978
Date Winner              Hometown
5/07  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT
 
5/21  ???
 
5/28  Bob Hackel           Albany, NY
 
6/11  ???
 
6/15  Tom Glaser           Shelburne, VT
 
6/22  Dan Meservey

1980
Date Winner              Hometown
5/11  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT
 
5/26  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT
 
6/05  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT
 
6/12  Joey Laquerre        East Montpelier, VT

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