Contributed by: ACT Staff
Unbuckled: Getting To Know Trampas Demers
Driver of the #85 Shelburne Limestone Corp Chevrolet
Hometown: Shelburne, VT
2012: 4th in Late Model Division at Thunder Road
What are your favorite hobbies in the off-season?
Snowmobiling and flying. I do a lot of recreational flying with my Dad. I actually got a glider ride from Dan Lathrop once, one of the Street Stock racers. It was pretty fun.
What do you do for work?
I manage Shelburne Limestone. My father started it in 1969.
What is your biggest life accomplishment?Learning how to work with people. When I was 23-years old, there wasn’t a chance in the world that I could manage anybody. I had to learn how to approach things and how talk to people and motivate people. I wasn’t good at it at first; I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to say things and how to come at things, and I’m still working on it. I learned by an opportunity that my father gave me to work on the racecar and set goals and timelines for myself, but also I had people that worked with me that helped me and I had to learn how to work with them. It’s so critical to racing, and life really