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Unbuckled: Getting to Know Stephen Donahue

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Stephen Donahue

 

Driver of the #26 Freshcoat Asphalt Maintenance Chevrolet Celebrity

Hometown: Graniteville, VT

2015 Season: Finished 3rd in Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman points (3 wins); Tiger Sportsman Rookie of the Year and Doc Nielsen Outstanding Rookie Award winner

 

What are your favorite off-season hobbies?

I enjoy going to Barre Town RC and running the radio-controlled cars. I also like going snowmobiling as well – when we have snow. (Laughs)

 

Where do you go to school? What are your plans after graduating?

I attend U-32 High School. After graduating, I plan on buying a dump truck and starting my own business hauling dirt and rock.

 

What is your biggest life accomplishment?

Being able to make my father and grandfather proud as far as my racing accomplishments.


Unbuckled: Getting to Know Alan Maynard

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Alan Maynard

 

Driver of the #10 FOE.com Ford Mustang

Hometown: Fairfax, VT

2015 Season: Finished 4th in Allen Lumber Street Stock points (2 wins)

 

What are your favorite off-season hobbies?

I like to coach basketball. For quite a while I was coaching at the boys’ varsity high school level (at BFA Fairfax). This year I’ve taken a bit of a step back and have been helping coach my daughter’s 5th and 6th grade girls’ basketball team. It’s been a little different, but it’s fun. I really enjoy the game of basketball, and I like to coach, since I’m a teacher anyway. So that’s one of my favorite things to do. It’s a winter thing, so it works out pretty well. Also, since you can’t completely get away from racing, I go Go-Kart racing, and recently I’ve picked up R/C racing at Barre Town R/C. So really, an offseason is just an opportunity to find other ways to race, I suppose.

 

What do you do for work?

I’m an athletic trainer by trade. The name isn’t very good for us, but what we do is deal in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. As a professor at the University of Vermont (UVM), I teach people how to become athletic trainers, but I also teach across a number of other health care disciplines, like physical therapy, exercise science, and nursing – we do a lot of inter-professional teaching. I also practice as an athletic trainer at BFA Fairfax; if any of their student athletes get hurt, I’m the one that they call on to try and help fix them. I wear a lot of different hats.


Unbuckled: Getting to Know Jason Woodard

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Jason Woodard

 

Driver of the #68 Bourne’s Energy Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Hometown: Waterbury Ctr., VT

2015 Season: Finished 2nd in Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman points (1 win)

 

What are your favorite offseason hobbies?

Deer hunting with the kids, snowmobiling in Northern Quebec, shop time (including all the stories) with the boy, and watching my son play hockey takes up most of our time during the offseason.

 

What do you do for work?

I work for Mr. Bult’s, Inc. (MBI). It’s a long haul waste hauling trucking company that operates in 38 states. I’m the New England Market Area Manager, so my team and I are responsible for 98 trucks moving daily and all of the responsibilities that goes along with operating in the New England market.

 

What is your biggest life accomplishment?

The birth of my two kids (Kelsea & Tanner) and raising them to be responsible, hard-working, fun-to-be-around successful kids.  Also winning the 2011 Junkyard Warrior and 2014 Tiger Sportsman championships.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the crew – they don’t get thanked enough!