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John O. Casey

Funeral Services Held for Former ACT Official John Casey

 

Funeral services for former ACT official and team member John “Johnny O” Casey, 74 were held today at John Vianney Church in South Burlington, VT. Casey died suddenly on Sunday, December 27, 2015 following a heart attack.

 

Casey got his start in racing as a driver, winning numerous races at the former Milton, VT drag strip. He later transitioned to a full-time role with ACT, where he spent many years as a race day official and marketer for Thunder Road and the former ACT Pro Stock Tour.

 

“Johnny O” remained involved in Thunder Road & ACT racing in his later years. He was a member of son Dan Casey’s Late Model team in the late 1990s and was also the architect of the Late Model team for which Robbie Crouch came out of retirement to drive for in 2008 & 2009.


Unbuckled: Getting to Know Kyle Streeter

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Kyle Streeter

 

Driver of the #37 Race to Read Ford Mustang/#66 Tiger Sportsman

Hometown: Waitsfield, VT

2015: Finished 7th in Allen Lumber Street Stock points (1 win)

 

What are your favorite off-season hobbies?
I ride snowmobiles with a bunch of my buddies.

What do you do for work?
I currently work for my dad doing concrete at Streeter Concrete.

What is your biggest life accomplishment?
I’d have to say it was for wrestling. I won the varsity state championship in high school and the Virginia Beach Nationals while also going on a 76-match winning streak.

Kart Racing Returns to Thunder Road

Kart Racing Set to Return to Thunder Road in 2016

 

Thunder Road has announced the formation of a new weekly Go-Kart racing series for the 2016 season. The Junior Champ Kart youth division for competitors ages 6 to 14 will run on Tuesday nights throughout the summer, marking the first time since 2010 that weekly Kart racing will be held on the Barre high banks.

 

The 10-race series begins on Tuesday, June 21 and will run weekly through Tuesday, August 23, with a one-week holiday break on July 5. The gates will open at 4:30pm for all Tuesday events with racing beginning at 6:00pm.