Unbuckled: Getting to Know Dwayne Lanphear

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Dwayne Lanphear

Hometown: Morrisville, VT

Division: Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers

Car: L&L Farm Inc. #40 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Season: Finished 3rd in Flying Tiger points (2 feature wins)

 

What are your favorite non-racing hobbies?

When I turned 50, I bought a Harley Street Glide. It was my first motorcycle. I knew to wait until I was at least 50 to own a motorcycle, because everything I drive is full-tilt. So I figured I’d be old enough and wise enough by then.

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Unbuckled: Getting to Know Michael Gay (Part 2)

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Michael Gay (Part 2)

Hometown: South Burlington, VT

Division: Allen Lumber Street Stocks

Car: Got That Rental #3 Ford Mustang

2017 Season: Finished 13th in Street Stock points; 1 feature win

 

(Editor’s note: The following is the second installment of a 2-part interview. For Part 1, click here.)

If someone turned on the radio/media player in your car, what would they most likely be listening to?

I’m kind of a freak of nature when it comes to music. I’m all over the place. If you turn my radio on, it could be anywhere from WIZN to 95 Triple X to WOKO. I like the ‘80s and ‘90s music – that’s kind of when I had all my “swag” – and I like listening, going back and thinking about what I was doing back then with those songs in my head. Those were a lot of good times there. But I’m all over the place – I’ll even listen to blues and classical music depending on what mood I’m in. You could probably hit any station on my truck radio scanner and I would listen to it.

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Unbuckled: Getting to Know Michael Gay (Part 1)

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Michael Gay (Part 1)

Hometown: South Burlington, VT

Division: Allen Lumber Street Stocks

Car: Got That Rental #3 Ford Mustang

2017 Season: Finished 13th in Street Stock points; 1 feature win

 

What are your favorite non-racing hobbies?

My favorites are hunting white-tail deer and trout fishing. I hunt every deer season, both rifle and muzzle-loading, and I’ve been successful pretty much every year. I classify myself as a decent, better-than-average hunter. I’ve gotten a couple of big bucks – my biggest success was getting a 10-point buck at 212 pounds on Camel’s Hump, along with a big black bear that was 210 pounds. So I’ve joined the 200 Club here in Vermont. But I get deer pretty much every year, whether it’s a doe or a buck if I get a doe permit. I really enjoy it.

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Unbuckled: Getting to Know Tyler Cahoon (Part 2)

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Tyler Cahoon (Part 2)

Unbuckled: Getting to Know Tyler Cahoon (Part 2)

 

Hometown: Danville, VT

Division: Maplewood/Irving Late Models

Car: Berlin Optical Expressions/P&H Transportation #38VT Chevrolet Impala

2017 Season: Finished 8th in Late Model points; 1 feature win; Late Model Car Show winner

 

(Editor’s note: The following is the second installment of a 2-part interview. For Part 1, click here.)

Do you have anyone that you consider a role model or that you take after?

I don’t want to be cliché about it, but I really have to say my father. He’s always been family-first, not only for racing, but for everything. He’s been really supportive in everything we do – well, other than the first time I brought home a race car. But he was really trying to look out for our best interests, because he knew how addictive racing was, and it was better for us to go to school, get a good job, and then race later on in life. He’s taught me a lot through life, and I feel a lot of my character is because of him and the directions he’s led me in since I was a little boy.

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