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Ron St. Louis
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Like Ed Companion, Ron had a relatively quiet racing career on the track, but made a bunch of friends along the way.  One of the most likeable and outgoing racers in the early days of the four-cylinder Street Stocks, Ron was infamous for attaching a fake plastic urinal to the sides of his competitors' race cars.  In 1993, Glenn Clifton painted his car identically to Ron's for the season's final race, simply because he was sick of hearing Ron complain about the green paint Clifton left on his car each week.
 
Ron's personality was appreciated on both sides of the fence, and in 1994 he was named the Street Stock division's "Favorite Driver", earning the most fan votes throughout the season.
 
Ron wasn't a bad driver, though, in fact, he was a sort of silent assassin.  In his first outing in 1993, he finished 4th and earned the "Hard Charger Award" for gaining the most positions in the race.  After a season's worth of consistency, he finished 10th in points.
 
The next year, he built four cars, and had luck with almost none of them, save for opening day when he was involved in a first-lap crash that sent Mike White barrell-rolling off Turn 3.  Ron pitted to repair his car, and drove from 17th to 4th at the finish.  Another good run in August earned Ron his one and only race trophy, a second-place finish behind kingpin Dennis Griffin, and ahead of 25-year racing veteran Guy Brown by inches at the line.
 
Ron retired after two races in 1995, but returned to run his final race in the Junkyard Warrior division's second-ever event in 2003.  In that race, Ron and his son Justin crashed with Buster Porter on the frontstretch, earning their place in Thunder Road history as the first drivers to wreck in the new division!

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Ron at Thunder Road in 1993

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Carrying the checkers in a "B" feature in 1994

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Accepting the 1994 Favorite Driver Award

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Ron's Mustang in 1994

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In Victory Lane after the 2nd-place finish

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Memorial Day 1995

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 ---