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"The Tampa Tornado" Robbie Crouch
 

Hometown: Tampa, FL
Residence: Georgia, VT
DOB: 4/23/52
Began racing: 1969?
Retired: 1997
Un-retired: 2007
Nickname: "The Tampa Tornado"
 
Best known for: Dominating the NASCAR North Tour and ACT Coors Tour in the 1980s
 
Career Highlights: Began career at Sunshine Speedway in Florida; began racing in New England and Canada with father C.A. Crouch in 1972; charter member of 1970s "Mod Squad" - a trio of extremely talented (and longhaired) young racers in New England - group made up of Crouch, John Rosati, and Joey Kourafas; moved to Vermont to stay in mid-1970s, married school teacher Jane Abraham; won NASCAR North/ACT Tour championship a record six times; won 77 NASCAR North/ACT races from 1980 to 1992, including 11 in 1988; Oxford Open Series champion, 1986; finished 3rd in All-American 400 at Nashville, TN behind Darrell Waltrip and Mark Martin; raced limited schedule on NASCAR Busch Grand National North Series (now Camping World East Series) from 1988 to 1992, raced full-time on series from 1993 until sudden retirement in August 1997, won 8 total races; made one Craftsman Truck Series start at NHIS in 1997; raced handful of events in NASCAR Busch Series, including Daytona in 1986 with owner Lenny Boehler; Don MacTavish Award winner in 1988; inducted into NEAR Hall of Fame in 2006 by long-time car owner Glen Wright; announced return to ACT racing in 2007 with car owner David Storey, diagnosed with prostate cancer two months later; returned to driver's seat at 2007 Oxford 250, earned Top 10 finish in ACT Late Model Tour event at White Mountain Motorsports Park; scored an extremely popular 50-lap weekly Late Model win at Thunder Road on July 25, 2008

Series Championships
  • 1983 NASCAR North Stroh's Tour
  • 1984 NASCAR North Stroh's Tour
  • 1986 ACT Coors Tour
  • 1986 Oxford Open Series
  • 1987 ACT Coors Tour
  • 1988 ACT Coors Tour
  • 1990 ACT Coors Tour
  • NASCAR North/ACT Tour American Champion - 1983-84, 1986-88, 1990-92

Track Championships
  • 1980 Autodrome St-Felicien (QC) (NASCAR North Molson Tour events)
  • 1980 Autodrome Val-Belair (QC) (NASCAR North Molson Tour events)
  • 1983 Claremont (NH) Speedway (NASCAR North Stroh's Tour events)
  • 1983 Thunder Road (VT) Speedbowl (NASCAR North Stroh's Tour events)
  • 1984 Thunder Road (VT) Speedbowl (NASCAR North Stroh's Tour events)
  • 1986 Thunder Road (VT) Speedbowl (ACT Coors Tour events)

Major Event Victories
  • 77 NASCAR North/ACT Tour victories
  • 8 NASCAR Busch East Series victories
  • 9 Oxford Open Series victories
  • Fall Foliage 300 - Airborne Speedway (1991-92)
  • Labor Day Classic - Thunder Road (1977)
  • Memorial Day Classic - Thunder Road (1983-84, 1986)
  • New England 300 - Catamount Stadium/Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (1979, 1983-85, 1988)
  • New Hampshire Governor's Cup - Bryar Motorsports Park Road Course/Lee USA Speedway (1985, 1987-88)
  • Spring Green - Sanair Super Speedway (1988)
  • Vermont Governor's Cup - Catamount Stadium/Thunder Road (1980, 1984, 1986-87)
  • Vermont Milk Bowl - Thunder Road (1983, 1986, 1988, 1990)

Special Honors

  • Don MacTavish Award - 1988
  • NEAR Hall of Fame - 2006

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 ---