Robbie Crouch, the winningest driver in the history of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), has been elected to the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. The organization recently announced that the Tampa, FL native and longtime Milton, VT resident will be a member of the Class of 2018.
Crouch was one of the drivers to beat on the ACT Pro Stock Tour and its NASCAR North predecessor throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. He recorded 77 feature wins with ACT, including four victories in the Vermont Milk Bowl, seven in the Fall Foliage 300, and four in the Vermont Governor’s Cup. He also won six ACT championships and finished second in points in five other seasons.
In addition, Crouch remains the only driver to exceed a million dollars in career earnings with ACT. He left the Tour following the 1992 season but continued to race throughout the Northeast for much of the 1990s. He also made a brief comeback at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
Crouch is the third person to be elected to Vermont Sports Hall of Fame primarily for their accomplishments in motorsports. He joins racer Bobby Dragon from the Class of 2015 and late ACT owner Tom Curley from the Class of 2014. Crouch will be inducted during the official ceremonies scheduled for April 21. He is part of an 11-member class for the Hall of Fame, which was founded in October 2011.