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Unbuckled: Getting to Know Mike Bailey

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Mike “Beetle” Bailey

 

Driver of the #00 Union Mutual of Vermont Chevy Impala

Hometown: South Barre, VT

2015: Finished 9th in Thunder Road Late Model points

 

What are your favorite off-season hobbies?

Catching up on everything that I put off during the racing season – mostly home improvements. Right now I’m finishing the flooring that I started last spring.

 

What do you do for work?

I’m an electrician at the University of Vermont Medical Center. I’ve been employed there since 2006; I’ve been an electrician since I started as an apprentice in 1993.

 

What is your biggest life accomplishment?

That’s an easy one – my kids. My daughter is into sports, and my son James is now out of high school and learning careers. (Laughs)


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.