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Dragon Family Photo

    Beaver Dragon [second from left] Rodney Weed [far right] and others look over a Camaro set up for crew chief Steve Poulin to drive in a SCC race.

    

     When things just started to be falling into place, Catamount experienced a radical change when NASCAR pulled out after failing to see eye to eye with Tom Curley. As the Northern NASCAR pulled out, taking with it the familiar  metal - bodied late models that had scored such a hit for years, Catamount and its sister tracks had to replace the cars and the several top name drivers that remained loyal to Daytona and went away with the sanctioning body and its cars.

     What was found as a replacement was the ASA - style partially - fiberglass bodied Pony cars - most particularly Camaros. Those late model teams that had chosen to stay with Curley and Catamount found themselves having to sell off their NASCAR - legal equipment and re-fit themselves with the smaller cars tht had been made famous by builders like Ed Howe and drivers like Butch Miller. A few teams came in to take the places of the departed Bob Dragons, Stub Faddens, and others, but some of the magic was gone.

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All Pro star Bobby Gill is interviewed in Victory Lane after an SCC win.

     Curley had managed to retain the lions' share of his stars: Beaver Dragon, Robbie Crouch, Claude LeClerc, Jean-Paul Cabana, Dave Dion [part-time], Gardiner Leavitt, Jamie Aube, Kevin Lepage and the E.J. Prescott team, and more. They would be supplemented with a few drivers from Maine, and Paul Richardson and Jack Bateman, from Massachusetts. Towards the end of Catamount's history, the door would be open. In it, would come teams such as Junior Hanley and Russ Urlin; out, would go Crouch, Aube, Dion, and Barney McRae. Sadly, the last track record for the fastest lap would belong to Urlin, an unfamiliar invader from Ontario.

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Pascal "Magnum" Site

ACT Promo Sheet for 1986

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Pascal "Magnum"Site

ACT cars line up at Autodrome Ste. Felicienne

 

 

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Dragon Family Photo

Beaver Dragon
Milton, VT

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Dragon Family Photoe

One of Beaver Dragon's cars - lettered here for crew chief Steve Poulin.

 

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SOSCAR Site Photo

Russ Urlin
Ontario

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Mike Cain Photo

After setting Catamount's final record lap speed record

 

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Mike Cain Photo

Jamie Aube leads Cabana 
and Crouch at Catamount around 1986. 

 

COUPES ERA

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Mike Cain Photo

Barney McRae leads Beaver at 
Catamount in 1986. 

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Pascal "Magnum"Site
Jean-Paul Cabana,
Beloeil, QU

Winner of last race 
at Catamount with 
this car. 

Andy Boright Photos


 

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Mike Cain Photos

Robbie Crouch,
Georgia, VT 

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Mike Cain Photo

 

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Mike Cain Photo

Kevin Lepage,
Shelburne, VT 

EARLY FLYING TIGERS

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Mike Cain Photo

66 Mike Weeden,
22 Tom Quinney 

 

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Mike Cain Photo

Milt Wright,
Hardwick, VT 

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Mike Cain Photo

Paul Richardson,
Ogunquit, ME 

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Mike Cain Photo

Ralph Nason,
Newburgh, ME 

 

LIMITED SPORTSMAN


Mike Cain Photo

Ricky Craven,
Newburgh, ME 

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ACT  Photo

Roger LaPerle,
Ste. Eustache, QU

 

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Mike Cain Photo

Ken Squier and Tom 
Curley hold a drivers' meeting 

 
Alan Ward Photo

Anyone know these two ?

HURRICANES


Andy Boright Photo

Ralph Nason,
Newburgh, ME 

 
Andy Boright Photo

Dave Dion,
Hudson, NH

 
Andy Boright Photo

Andre Beaudoin,
Quebec City, QU

 
ACT Site Photo
Bub Bilodeau,
Maine
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN

Early

Later



MrChevyBlack Web Site Photo

Who's this ?


Outside Groove Photo

Daniel Wolfe,
Quebec


Outside Groove Photo

Lucien Rocheleau,
Quebec

 
Christina "Ti-Gaz" Genest Photo

Claude LeClerc,
Repentigny,
Quebec

MINI STOCKS


Outside Groove Photo

Jack Bateman,

 

 

 
GRAND AMERICANS

STOCK CAR CONNECTION

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Mike Cain Photo

Steve Grissom,
ALL PRO Star 

 

STOCK CAR CONNECTION

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Mike Cain Photo

Mike Eddy,
ASA Star 

 

STOCK CAR CONNECTION

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M. Martin Site Photo 

Mark Martin,
ASA Star 

 

STOCK CAR CONNECTION

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Mike Dannic Photo

Harold Fair,
ASA Star 

 

STREET STOCKS

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STOCK CAR CONNECTION


MrChevyBlack Web Site Photo

Neil Bonnett,
Hueytown, Ala
ALL PRO Star

STOCK CAR CONNECTION


MrChevyBlack Web Site Photo

Rusty Wallace,
St. Louis, MO
ASA Star 

STOCK CAR CONNECTION


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Billy Bigley,
may have
represented
ALL PRO in
the SCC at the beginning of his career 


 

STOCK CAR CONNECTION

 
Photo Source Unknown

Butch Miller,

ASA Star 

ACT CARS

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STOCK CAR CONNECTION


Photo by Rick Kimball

Bob Senneker,
 ASA Star


 

STOCK CAR CONNECTION

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Chasin' Racin' Photo

Bobby Gill,
ALL PRO Star 

STOCK CAR CONNECTION


Mr. Chevy Black Site

Bobby Dotter,
ASA Star 

STOCK CAR CONNECTION


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Unknown,
unless it's Urlin

 

NEW TIGERS

       
         


Magnum Website Photo
Jamie Aube [41] tries his luck in the GASSC race at Sanair.


Don Theiss Photo Dragon Collection
Beaver Dragon and crew at Milwaukee.

Do you have pictures of other drivers from this era at Catamount ? If you would like to make them available for me to place on this site contact me at: wladabou@comcast.net

or

Bill Ladabouche
23 York Street
Swanton, VT 05488
802-868-4339

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