This for me was a tough question, there are so many driver’s that have been very successful from New England. Many driver’s have moved south to either pursue there career as a driver or even as part of a crew and of course in the media. This is what we have come up with for the top ten most successful driver’s.
Leading the top ten list is of course Maine’s own Ricky Craven, who can forget that memorable race at Darlington with Kurt Busch. But let’s not forget the Ricky also won the OxFORD 250 AND HE WAS ALSO THE 1991 Busch North Champion. Ricky is also part of the elite few that have won in all three of NASCAR’s top three division’s.
In the second spot is Randy Lajoie from Norwalk Conn, Randy began his career racing in the modified division at the now defunct Danbury Arena where he won the Championship in 1981. In 1985 he then went on to win the Busch North Championship, Randy then went south to try his hand and had probably one of the worst wreck’s at Daytona. But that didn’t stop him as he went on to win consecutive Busch South Championships in 1996 and 1997.
Mike Rowe come’s in in the third spot, Mike’s career started at Oxford Plains Speedway where he won Seven Championships and Three Oxford 250′s. Mike has also won Championships at Wiscasset and Beech Ridge, but it doesn’t stop there Rowe also has Championship’s with the PASS, ACT and the old NEPSA Series.
The Irish Angel Dick McCabe come’s in the fifth spot, Dick won Two Championship’s on the old NASCAR North Tour in 1981 and 1982. The Irish Angel also won the Oxford 250 in 1988 and then again won back to back Championship’s in the Busch North Series in 1992 and 1993.
3 Time Oxford 250 Champion Dave Dion is in the Sixth spot, Dave not only won the 250 but he is also the 1976 North Series Champion and the 1996 Busch North Champion.
Johnny Clark sit’s in the position number seven with Six PASS Championship’s in 04,06 and then 4 in a row in 08,09,10, and 2011.
Andy Santerre is in the eighth with Four Consecutive Busch North Championships in 2002,03,04,05.
In the ninth position is Vermont’s Jamie Aube who won 3 consecutive Busch North Series Championships in 1988,89 and 1990.
Dale Shaw rounds out the top ten, Dale won the 1994 Busch North Championship and still compete’s today in the American Canadian Tour and the Pro All Star Series.