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Thunder Road Hurricane division feature event winners and champions, 1971-1975.

HURRICANE "KINGS OF THE ROAD", 1971-1975
 
1971 - JIM DEUELL - WINOOSKI, VT
1972 - BERT THORNTON - BURLINGTON, VT
1973 - RED MEAD - HYDE PARK, VT
1974 - DENNIS TUCKER - WASHINGTON, VT
1975 - NORM ANDREWS - WARREN, VT

ALL-TIME HURRICANE FEATURE WINNERS, 1971-75
 
(missing: one race in 1972)
 
Larry Caron - 10
Milo Lockerby - 8
Don Tofani - 5
Richard Buzzi - 4
Norm Andrews - 3
Ralph "Chick" Bessette - 3
Wayne Corwell - 3
Red Mead - 3
Darrell Owen - 3
Bert Thornton - 3
Gerry White - 3
Jay Yantz - 3
Charlie Ladd - 2
Roger "Buzzie" Lambert - 2
John Lewis - 2
George McRae - 2
Rex Shattuck - 2
Gary Thurston - 2
Dennis Tucker - 2
Ron Bonnett - 1
Bernie Cardinal - 1
Lou Casani - 1
Jim Cayea - 1
Wes Cota - 1
Paul Donahue - 1
Ray Lasiner - 1
Del Mayo - 1
Carl Nelson - 1
Perry Paquette - 1
Paul Robar - 1
Milt Wright - 1

1971
Date Winner              Hometown
5/16  Wayne Corwell        Essex Jct., VT
 
5/23  Bernie Cardinal
 
5/30  John Lewis
 
6/03  John Lewis
 
6/10  Ralph Bessette       Milton, VT
 
6/17  Ralph Bessette       Milton, VT
 
6/24  Don Tofani               Barre, VT
 
7/01  Don Tofani               Barre, VT
 
7/04  Wayne Corwell        Essex Jct., VT
 
7/08  Don Tofani               Barre, VT
 
7/15  Don Tofani               Barre, VT
 
7/22  Milo Lockerby          Isle LaMotte, VT
 
7/29  Gerry White              Milton, VT
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/05  Gerry White              Milton, VT
 
8/12  Wayne Corwell        Essex Jct., VT
 
8/19  Don Tofani               Barre, VT
 
8/26  Larry Caron             Williston, VT
 
9/02  Ray Lasiner            Colchester, VT
 
9/06  Larry Caron             Williston, VT

1973
Date Winner              Hometown
5/20  Ralph Bessette       Colchester, VT
 
6/03  Larry Caron             Williston, VT
 
6/17  Larry Caron             Williston, VT
 
6/28  Red Mead               Hyde Park, VT
 
7/05  Bert Thornton          Burlington, VT
 
7/12  Gary Thurston
 
7/19  Norm Andrews        Warren, VT
 
7/26  Red Mead               Hyde Park, VT
 
8/09  Paul Robar
 
8/16  Milo Lockerby         Isle LaMotte, VT
 
8/23  Milo Lockerby         Isle LaMotte, VT
 
9/03  Milo Lockerby         Isle LaMotte, VT
 
???   Gary Thurston
(Vermont Milk Bowl - date unknown)

1975
Date Winner              Hometown
5/11  Darrell Owen           Barre, VT
 
5/26  Del Mayo
 
6/01  Jay Yantz               Monkton, VT
 
6/08  Carl Nelson
 
6/26  Jim Cayea              Alburg, VT
(rain 6/19)
 
6/26  Larry Caron            Williston, VT
 
7/03  Dennis Tucker        Washington, VT
 
7/10  Wes Cota              Essex Jct., VT
 
7/17  Norm Andrews       Warren, VT
 
7/17  George McRae       St. Albans, VT
("B" Feature for Non-Winners)
 
7/31  Paul Donahue        Graniteville, VT
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/14  Charlie Ladd
 
8/28  Dennis Tucker       Washington, VT
(blackout 8/21)
 
8/28  Milt Wright            Hardwick, VT
 
9/01  Milo Lockerby       Isle LaMotte, VT
 
9/07  Charlie Ladd
(invitational)

1972
Date Winner              Hometown
5/21  Richard Buzzi         Williston, VT
 
5/29  Ron Bonnett           St. Albans, VT
 
6/11  Bert Thornton          Burlington, VT
 
6/18  Perry Paquette
 
6/29  Larry Caron            Williston, VT
 
7/04  Larry Caron            Williston, VT
 
7/06  Gerry White           Milton, VT
 
7/13  ???
 
7/20  Jay Yantz              Monkton, VT
 
7/27  Larry Caron            Williston, VT
 
8/03  Jay Yantz              Monkton, VT
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/10  Larry Caron            Williston, VT
 
8/17  Rex Shattuck         Burlington, VT
 
8/24  Lou Casani            Barre, VT
 
8/31  Rex Shattuck         Burlington, VT
 
9/04  Bert Thornton         Burlington, VT
 
9/10  Larry Caron            Williston, VT

1974
Date Winner              Hometown
5/19  Milo Lockerby          Isle LaMotte, VT
 
6/02  Milo Lockerby          Isle LaMotte, VT
 
6/20  Richard Buzzi          Williston, VT
 
6/27  George McRae        St. Albans, VT
 
7/04  Milo Lockerby          Isle LaMotte, VT
 
7/11  Richard Buzzi          Williston, VT
 
7/18  Buzzie Lambert       South Burlington, VT
 
7/25  Buzzie Lambert       South Burlington, VT
(Mid-Season Championship)
 
8/01  Norm Andrews         Warren, VT
 
8/08  Red Mead                Hyde Park, VT
(non-points)
 
8/15  Richard Buzzi          Williston, VT
 
8/22  #Darrell Owen          Barre, VT
(non-points)
 
9/02  #Darrell Owen          Barre, VT

1973 Final Point Standings
1. Red Mead - Hyde Park, VT - 474
2. Lou Casani - Barre, VT - 456
3. Mitch Barrows - 454
4. Ron Bonnett - St. Albans, VT - 452
5. Milo Lockerby - Isle LaMotte, VT - 384
6. Norm Andrews - Warren, VT - 368
7. Gary Thurston - 362
8. Del Mayo - 354
9. Guy Brown - Hardwick, VT - 338
10. Milt Wright - Hardwick, VT - 314

1974 Final Point Standings
1. Dennis Tucker - Washington, VT - 500
2. Buzzie Lambert - S. Burlington, VT - 482
3. Richard Buzzi - Williston, VT - 464
4. Milt Wright - Hardiwck, VT - 434
   Guy Brown - Hardwick, VT - 434
6. Jay Yantz - N. Ferrisburg, VT - 430
7. Milo Lockerby - Isle LaMotte, VT - 410
8. Carl Nelson - Moretown, VT - 388
9. Norm Andrews - Warren, VT - 384
10. Charlie Ladd - Chelsea, VT - 354
11. Tom Zampieri - Williamstown, VT - 296
12. George McRae - St. Albans, VT - 288
13. Dave Whitcomb - Essex Jct., VT - 250
14. Red Mead - Hyde Park, VT - 236
15. Bill Levee - Winooski, VT - 194
16. Chick Bessette - Colchester, VT - 184
17. Larry Beede - Washington, VT - 162
     Jimmy Breer - Barre, VT - 162
19. #Darrell Owen - Barre, VT - 136
20. Rich Marsha - Barre, VT - 130

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