Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Northeast Racing Stats Central

Catamount Sportsman Coupes/Modifieds
Home
Latest News and Updates
Features
ACT Index
Série ACT Castrol Index
IPSC Index
Modified Racing Series Index
NEPSA Index
PASS Index
PRO Truck Tour Index
Stock Car Connection Index
Airborne Speedway Index
Bear Ridge Speedway Index
Catamount Stadium Index
Devil's Bowl Speedway Index
Northeastern Speedway Index
Thunder Road Index
WMMP Index
Major Events
Driver Profiles
Classic Vermont
Classic Québec/Ontario
Miscellaneous Stuff
Justin's Stories/Photos
The Archives
Racing Photos
About the Editor/Dedication
Links

Catamount Stadium Modified/Sportsman Coupe feature event winners and champions, 1965-1985.

 

For the first two seasons, Catamount’s headline “A” division was the Sportsman Coupes that also ran at Thunder Road.  As technology advanced, the Coupes became obsolete and Thunder Road stopped running the division after the 1965 season.

 

In 1967, Catamount combined the remaining Sportsman Coupes with the NASCAR Modifieds, and both divisions competed at the same time in the same races.  Although only one winner was named per race, separate point standings were kept.  On June 4 of that season, Beaver Dragon made history by becoming the first Vermonter to win a headline race at Catamount, and at the same time became the first Sportsman driver to beat the faster, more powerful Modifieds.

 

Andre Manny of Quebec ran the first part of 1967 in the Sportsman half of the field, but switched to the Modifieds later in the year.  After finishing 10th in Sportsman points and 5th in the Modifieds, Manny’s overall point total was good enough to beat Modified champ Carl Berghman (aka Bugsy Stevens) for the overall track title, his third straight.

 

The Sportsmen were cancelled after 1967, and the Modifieds cut back to a four-race season in 1968.  After 1968, the Mods visited only for events that awarded national points or counted toward what is now the Whelen Modified Tour.

CATAMOUNT STADIUM SPORTSMAN COUPE CHAMPIONS, 1965-1967

 

1965 – ANDRE MANNY – MONTREAL, QC

1966 – ANDRE MANNY – MONTREAL, QC

1967 – HARMON “BEAVER” DRAGON – MILTON, VT

 

 

CATAMOUNT STADIUM MODIFIED CHAMPIONS, 1967-1968

 

1967 – CARL “BUGS” STEVENS – REHOBOTH, MA

1968 – CARL “BUGS” STEVENS – REHOBOTH, MA

 

 

 

 

ALL-TIME SPORTSMAN COUPE/MODIFIED FEATURE WINNERS, 1965-1985

 

Andre Manny – 10

Bugs Stevens – 7

Charlie Trombley – 7

Jerry Cook – 4

Marcel Goddard – 4

Rene Charland – 3

Don MacTavish – 3

Dick Nephew – 3

Bob Bruno – 2

Jean-Paul Cabana – 2

Fred DeSarro – 2

Ed Flemke – 2

Guy Chartrand – 1

Gaston Demarais – 1

Beaver Dragon – 1

Richie Evans – 1

John Rosati – 1

Jimmy Spencer – 1

1965

Date Winner                   Hometown

6/11  Jean-Paul Cabana     Sherrington, QC

 

6/18  Andre Manny            Montreal, QC

 

6/25  Dick Nephew            Mooers Forks, NY

 

7/02  Andre Manny            Montreal, QC

 

7/16  Andre Manny            Montreal, QC

 

7/23  Charlie Trombley       Plattsburgh, NY

 

7/30  Andre Manny            Montreal, QC

 

8/13  Gaston Demarais

 

8/27  Charlie Trombley       Plattsburgh, NY

 

9/03  Andre Manny            Montreal, QC

 

9/06  Andre Manny            Montreal, QC

 

9/10  Charlie Trombley       Plattsburgh, NY

 

9/26  Jean-Paul Cabana     Sherrington, QC

1967

Date Winner                  Hometown

5/21  Guy Chartrand

 

5/28  Charlie Trombley      Plattsburgh, NY

 

6/04  Beaver Dragon         Milton, VT

 

6/15  Dick Nephew           Mooers Forks, NY

 

6/29  Bugs Stevens          Rehoboth, MA

 

7/13  Dick Nephew           Mooers Forks, NY

 

7/20  Bob Bruno

 

7/27  Andre Manny           Montreal, QC

 

8/03  Marcel Goddard

 

8/10  Bugs Stevens          Rehoboth, MA

 

8/17  Bugs Stevens          Rehoboth, MA

 

8/24  Don MacTavish        Dover, MA

 

8/31  Don MacTavish        Dover, MA

 

10/01  Ed Flemke

1969-1985

Date       Winner              Hometown

7/24/69    Bugs Stevens     Rehoboth, MA

 

10/04/70  Richie Evans      Rome, NY

 

10/03/71  Fred DeSarro

 

10/01/72  Fred DeSarro

 

9/30/73    Jerry Cook         Rome, NY

 

9/23/78    John Rosati        Agawam, MA

 

9/16/79    Jerry Cook         Rome, NY

 
9/25/85    Jimmy Spencer  Berwick, PA

1966

Date Winner                   Hometown

5/01  Andre Manny           Montreal, QC

 

5/15  Marcel Goddard

 

5/22  Charlie Trombley      Plattsburgh, NY

 

5/29  Charlie Trombley      Plattsburgh, NY

 

6/05  Marcel Goddard

 

6/16  Andre Manny           Montreal, QC

 

6/23  Rene Charland         Agawam, MA

 

6/30  Rene Charland         Agawam, MA

 

7/03  Bob Bruno

 

7/14  Ed Flemke

 

7/21  Jerry Cook               Rome, NY

 

8/04  Rene Charland         Agawam, MA

 

8/11  Charlie Trombley      Plattsburgh, NY

 

8/18  Andre Manny           Montreal, QC

 

8/25  Marcel Goddard

 

9/01  Jerry Cook              Rome, NY

 

9/25  Don MacTavish        Dover, MA

1968

Date Winner                   Hometown

5/26  Ed Flemke

 

7/11  Bugs Stevens           Rehoboth, MA

 

7/25  Bugs Stevens           Rehoboth, MA

 

8/22  Bugs Stevens           Rehoboth, MA

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 ---