Unbuckled: Getting to Know Jason Pelkey

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Jason Pelkey

Hometown: Barre, VT

Division: Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers

Car: Memorial Sandblast #64 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

2017 Season: Finished 12th in Flying Tiger points (1 feature win)

 

What are your favorite non-racing hobbies?

When I’m not racing, I’m usually at the mountain snowboarding, mountain biking or going hiking – a lot of stuff with the outdoors. I also play a lot of hockey year-round. Sometimes I’ll go into a men’s league for soccer, and I’ll play with a bunch of people from around home. I live in Killington now, so I’m a little bit away from Barre, which makes that a little harder.

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Unbuckled: Getting to Know Kelsea Woodard

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Kelsea Woodard

Hometown: Waterbury Center, VT

Division: Allen Lumber Street Stocks

Car: Blue Flame Gas #55 Ford Mustang

2017 Season: Finished 3rd in Street Stock points; Thunder Road Most Improved Driver; Street Stock Car Show winner

 

What are your favorite non-racing hobbies?

I like to go down to Gup’s (Steve Guptil’s) shop and just hang out with the guys and talk and gossip all the time, and I like to go plowing with Dad and hang out. That’s about it – I don’t really like the winter that much, and in the summer I’m busy with racing.

 What do you do for school and work?

I go to school at Harwood Union High School; I’m a junior there. Next year I’ll be going to CCV (Community College of Vermont) for my senior year and I’ll be able to get high school credits and college credits. I also work at Grenier’s Farm Stand & Bakery. I work in the bakery most of the time – sometimes I’m in the farm stand, but mostly I’m in the bakery making pies.

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Unbuckled: Getting to Know Mike Martin

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Mike Martin

Hometown: Craftsbury Common, VT

Division: Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers

Car: Martin Motorsports #01 Chevy Monte Carlo

2017 Season: Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series Champion; Finished 5th in Flying Tiger points (1 win)

 

What are your favorite non-racing hobbies?

Hunting, fishing, and working in my sugaring place. I think this is my seventh year sugaring. Everybody’s involved in that. My Gram, my mother, my wife, and my kids…we’re all in it together. We started out kind of small with 2,500 taps, and I think this year we’re going to be around 12,000. My hobby has turned into a full-time second job.

 What do you do for work?

I have my own auto repair business. (Fellow Tiger driver) Brendan Moodie works for me full-time as well. I started it in 2001, and I’ve been going at it since. It’s a small two-bay shop, and we do general automotive and whatever else we need to do to get things done.

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PASS, NEMST to Headline “Milk Bowl Friday” at Thunder Road

PASS, NEMST to Headline “Milk Bowl Friday” at Thunder Road

Thunder Road officials announced today that both the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models and the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) have been added to the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend presented by Northfield Savings Bank in 2018. The two series will be part of a special “Milk Bowl Friday” event to be held on Friday, September 28.

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