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Catamount Stadium

Catamount Stadium

Milton, Vermont  1965-1987 

Narrative by John Nelson, March 22, 2019

 

The founding. The team that founded Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont in 1960 had a vision of a bigger speedway closer to Vermont’s largest population center and to Montreal. Radio personality Ken Squier, paving contractors Ray and Reginald “Spade” Cooley of Barre, and race-car owner Gordon Fitzgerald purchased land just off new Interstate 89 in Milton, 10 miles north of Burlington and close to the established Milton Dragway. Joining the four were Burlington businessman and race driver Jack DuBrul and Milton contractor John Campbell.  Ground was broken for the 1/3-mile paved oval in October 1964. Grandstands that had been used for President Lyndon Johnson’s inauguration were purchased and erected on site to accommodate 6,500 spectators. Perhaps most importantly, Squier and his partners signed a contract for NASCAR sanction and arranged a three-track circuit with Thunder Road and Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York. The speedway name refers to the catamount or mountain lion, formerly native to the region and mascot of the University of Vermont. A live catamount from a game farm served in early promotions. Miss Vermont, Lois Dodge, also was on hand for the grand opening.

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Fred Voorhees,
Mar 23, 2019, 6:12 PM
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Fred Voorhees,
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Fred Voorhees,
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