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Milton in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Milton Speedway

 
 
Milton Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 8, 2020
1. Milton Speedway Marker
Inscription.  On June 23, 1963, Maurice Bousquet and Hubert “Bud” McCormick of Miltonís B&M Motors, with top Vermont driver Jack DuBrul of Burlington, opened Vermontís first drag strip here before a capacity crowd. Known by the locals as Milton Drag Strip, the NASCAR-sanctioned quarter-mile track provided a new source of entertainment and, to the delight of police, a safer place to race than Miltonís public roads. Milton Speedway ran a weekly program with local and regional drivers. Match races and other special shows were featured, such as Walt Arfonsí “Bonneville Avenger” jet dragster in June 1966. National stars such as Jack and Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney and “Big Daddy” Don Garlits raced here.
 
Erected 2019 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1963.
 
Location. 44° 37.641′ N, 73° 8.653′ W. Marker is in Milton, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 7 and Racine Road, on the left
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when traveling south on U.S. 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milton VT 05468, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catamount Stadium (approx. 2 miles away); George Jerrison Stannard / Deming-Stannard Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ray W. Collins (approx. 4.8 miles away); Samuel De Champlain (approx. 5.1 miles away); Grand Isle 9/11 Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Colchester (approx. 5.7 miles away); Ebenezer Allen (approx. 7.9 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers At Fort Ethan Allen (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Milton Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 8, 2020
2. Milton Speedway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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