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Unbuckled: Getting To Know Troy Kingsbury

Unbuckled: Getting To Know Troy Kingsbury

Driver of the #39 VG Race to Read Allen Lumber Street Stock

Hometown: Waitsfield, VT

2012: 9th place in Allen Lumber Street Stock standings


What are your favorite hobbies in the offseason?

Work is number 1, but I’m a family man.  I love hanging out with the kids and supporting them in the sports and activities that they do. We like to ski a lot and go to hockey games.

What do you do for work?

I run a small town convenience store in Waitsfield called the Village Grocery.  The biggest thing that we do is build community. I take out the trash, I help make lunch specials, stock coolers, run registers, do the bookwork.  I’m even making doughnuts now!


Unbuckled: Getting To Know Mike Ziter

Unbuckled: Getting To Know Mike Ziter


Driver of the #26 VT Stone Art/Ziter Masonry Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman

Hometown: Williamstown, VT

2012: Finished 5th in Overall Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman Standings

What do you do for work?

I’m a mason at Ziter Masonry.  I’ve done that for my dad since 2002.  I’m in charge of employees, and we do a lot of commercial masonry.  I’m a foreman for the company.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?

Other than racing and work I strive to be a family man.  I really like to spend time with my kids.  I do a lot of things but family is most important to me. 


Squier Wins Prestigious NASCAR Award
Squier Wins Prestigious NASCAR Award

Thunder Road co-owner and founder Ken Squier received the prestigious Buddy Shuman Award during the 2012 NASCAR NMP Myers Brothers Award Luncheon in Las Vegas, NV.  The award is given to an “individual who has played a key role in the continued growth and success of Cup racing.” 

“Ken helped bring not only a voice, but also a face, to Cup racing,” said Michael Proud, director of marketing for Federal-Mogul who sponsored the award.  “During every race there are dozens of drivers out there battling for track position.  He was the first to bring those drivers’ personalities into the race coverage.  That was a huge step that helped make the sport much more accessible for millions of fans.”