1971 Awards & Honors

SPEEDBOWL BANQUET AWARDS

Ocean Beach Park – New London, CT
Saturday November 13, 1971

AWARD AMODIFIEDS#SPORTSMAN SEDANS#
TRACK CHAMPION Joe Trudeau11 Bob Gada36
OWNER CHAMPIONCharles Smith11Lawrence Gada36
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Don Steiner6n/a 
 SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Jerry Glaude716n/a 
 MOST IMPROVED DRIVER Mike Beebe09n/a 
 MOST POPULAR DRIVER Jerry Glaude716 Mike Daignault76
 Outstanding Comeback RecognitionLarry Clark – #25 Daredevil
 Special Sportsmanship Award BJerry Glaude – #716 Modified

A As reported in The New London Day on November 14, 1971 “Other trophies went to Jiggs Beetham, Bob Potter and Angie Cerase”; however the article does not elaborate further on what those trophies represented.

B during early season race when Wayne “Mysterious” Smith’s car hit wall between turns 1 &2 and then burst into flames, Jerry Glaude stopped his car, grabbed his fire extinguisher and began to dowse the flames until track safety unit arrived.  Smith was not seriously injured and the track recognized Glaude’s efforts with this special recognition

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