Justin St. Louis To Be Honored With Annual NEAR Media Award

(Press Release from New England Antique Racers)

Justin St. Louis (Photo: Courtesy NEAR)

Justin St. Louis (Photo: Courtesy NEAR)

Justin St. Louis, a motorsports writer for three Vermont daily newspapers, is the winner of the New England Antique Racers’ Mitchell/Ratta Award. The prize will be presented at the New England Antique Racers Hall of Fame 18th induction banquet Sunday, Nov. 8 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor, CT.

A native Vermonter, St Louis is a contributor to the Burlington Free Press, the Rutland Herald and the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. He is also a play-by-play announcer on the Radio Vermont network of stations. A member of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame advisory committee, he has been covering auto racing since attending Thunder Road and Catamount Stadium as a teenager.

The prize memorializes two of New England’s greatest motorsports writers – Charlie Mitchell of the Norwalk (CT) Hour and Jack Ratta of the Manchester (NH) Union Leader.

St. Louis is among an impressive group of honorees including incoming Hall of Famers road racer Sam Posey, drivers Greg Sacks, Jim McCallum, Stan Greger and Ronnie Marvin, the multi-faceted Lew Boyd, car owner Paul Dunigan, car owner/engine builder Joe Fontana and publisher Jim Moffat.

Ticket information for the banquet is available on the New England Antique Racers website (NEAR1.org).

St. Louis was an announcer/publicist for Thunder Road, Airborne and the American-Canadian Tour at 19. He is currently the media director at Devil’s Bowl Speedway and was a contributor to Thunder Road’s 50th anniversary book in 2009 and the statistical history of Northeastern Speedway.


  1. Andy Boright says

    This doesn’t say much about the motorsports coverage newspapers are providing today.

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