Pre-Catamount History

EARLIEST      TRACKS  

Pico Raceway         Rutland, Vermont

Stateline Speedway Bennington, Vermont

Fairmont Park Motor     Speedway                       Fair Haven, Vermont

Mettawee Speedway       Granville, New York 

Dog River Speedway       Northfield, Vermont   

Davis Racetrack             Enosburgh Falls, Vermont

Northeastern Speedway             Waterford, Vermont

Cheshire County Fairgrounds Keene, NH

Ashland Park Speedway Warrensburg, NY
 PROJECT IN
PROGRESS

Morrisville Race Track 
Morrisville, VT
 PROJECT IN PROGRESS

Webster Flats Speedway Lyndonville, VT
 PROJECT IN
PROGRESS

East Corinth Speedway
E. Corinth, VT
 PROJECT IN
PROGRESS

Whites Beach Speedway            
Ballston Lake, NY

Early Tracks in Chittenden County, Vermont
 FUTURE PROJECT

Pine Bowl Speedway
Snyders Corners, NY


The Background

   Racing in Vermont had been going strong since the days of Fair Haven's Fairmont Speedway, the fairgrounds in Sheldon, Bennington's Stateline Speedway, Rutland's Pico Raceway, and even nearby Granville, NY's Mettawee Speedway.  In Northern Vermont, various race tracks have operated in South Burlington, Malletts Bay, Enosburg Falls, Waterford, and Vergennes' Otter Creek Speedway - to name a few. 

    Tracks sprang up all over Vermont, as well as surrounding areas in nearby states. Tracks in places like Northfield, Vermont; Sheldon, Vermont; Ticonderoga, New York; Warrensburg, New York; and Colchester, Vermont are a few of the almost - totally - forgotten speedways that helped shape the sport.

    Some of these participants - or sons, daughters, and grandchildren of these participants have gone on to compete, become mechanics, pit crew, or even write - all in an effort to be in the Vermont racing scene. It is these people who laid the groundwork and made Catamount Stadium what it was.

    State Championships were established at practically every track, and a few men stood out among the early Vermont stock car racing fraternity as those who had a big effect on the state's racing and, therefore, on Catamount Stadium - when Catamount began in the mid 1960's. 

Jack DuBrul

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Johnny Gammell

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Art Cody

Vince Quenneville, Sr.

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STEVE DANISH

The Cropseyville Courier

 

BUDDY BARDWELL

New Hampshire Pioneer

 

PAPPY FORSYTHE

A Vermont Trailblazer

BEAVER DRAGON

First of the Newer Breed

 

LATER      TRACKS

Malletts Bay Speedway               Colchester, Vermont

Thunder Road International Speedbowl                      Barre, Vermont

Fairmont Speedway
Fair Haven, Vermont

Devil's Bowl Speedway   
West Haven, Vermont

Airborne Speedway       Plattsburgh, New York  

Otter Creek Speedway            Waltham, Vermont

Bear Ridge Speedway             Bradford, Vermont

Lebanon Valley Speedway            
Lebanon, New York
PROJECT IN PROGRESS

Claremont Speedway             Claremont, New Hampshire
FUTURE PROJECT

Mustang Speedway            
Philipsburg, QU

Fonda Speedway            
Fonda, New York

        The Feeder Groups for       Catamount Stadium

MUCH OF THIS SECTION IS FUTURE PROJECTS

Pre-Catamount Vermont Era

 

Vermont Catamount Era

 



Catamount Drivers and Others

 

Northern New York

 

 

Eastern New York

 

 

Northern New Hampshire

 

 

Southern New Hampshire

 

 

Quebec

 

 

Massachusetts and Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Catamount Years
Looking at the tracks and people who made Catamount what it became.

Early Catamount Years
 Catamount's struggle to get untracked and rise to prominence.

The Beer Tour  Years
The most successful years for  Catamount and tracks associated with it.

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