Stanley “Stub “ Fadden became
involved in racing as a welder for Leland Ingerson in the late
1950’s. It wasn’t until 1960 that Stub took to the track. Stub’s
resume is an impressive one. He has taken down multiple track
championships at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont, and also at the
Catamount Stadium, the former 1/3 mile track in Milton, Vermont. In
1980, he took down the track championship at Mount Laurier, Quebec.
Stub is a two time winner of Thunder Road’s prestigious Milk Bowl,
as well as the first ever Molson Bash. He also has won both the New
England 200 and the New England 300 at Catamount Stadium, and is the
Triple Crown Winner of the NASCAR NORTH 250 at the Cayuga Speedway
in Nelles Corner, Ontario.
He later went on to race in the
Busch North Series, competing against drivers like Bobby and Beaver
Dragon, John Paul Cabana, and fellow Hall of Famer Dick McCabe.
According to Bobby Dragon, “Stub and I go way back. He‘s very
highly regarded around here. I guess Stub Fadden is as close a
friend as anyone I’ve had the honor of running against. He was
aggressive and competitive. He’d get the job done without banging
his way to the front. You could run side by side, lap after lap with
Stub without worrying.”
Fadden was the recipient of the Don MacTavish Award, given by the
Vermont Sports Writers for lifelong service to stock car racing. He
received the Nascar North Tour Sportsman Award in three different
decades, being honored in 1968, 1981, and 1990.
last several years before his retirement, Stub was a member of the
only active grandfather/grandson team of competitors in Nascar
history, racing with his grandson Mike Olsen, who went on to win the
Nascar Busch North Series Championship in 2001. The Fadden family
continues to make its mark in racing. Today, we honor Stub Fadden
for his six decades of contributions to the sport of auto racing.