Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Squier Inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

Legendary motorsports broadcaster and Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl founder Ken Squier of Stowe has been named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America located in Detroit. Squier began his career as a public address announcer as a teenager at Vermont race tracks in the 1940s, and has since become one of the most respected American sportscasters of all time.

Squier will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America with a class that includes drag racer Dale Armstrong, Midget and Indy car driver and revered stuntman Joie Chitwood, NASCAR champion Alan Kulwicki, legendary motorcycle racer Jeremy McGrath, Trans Am driver Jerry Titus, and USAC and Indy star Rich Vogler.

(PHOTO: Squier (right) speaks with Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 winner Dave Pembroke at Thunder Road last September. Photo by Justin St. Louis/VMM)

1 comment:

john o. casey said...

KEN Squier deserves to be in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America..His effort to bring Stock Car Racing to Television in America was the next block in the foundation set by Bill France Sr. We here in VT. are so lucky to have Ken devote his love of the sport to remain here in VT. to help bring the national sucess to all of us by devoting his time and talent to create 50Yrs of great racing here at Thunder easily he could have forgotten his roots and lived in the National spotlite...Yet here we are with what is known to race fans all over the U.S. as home to the best short track racing in America....Thank you Ken for all you have done and enjoy the pride of being inducted to the Motorsports Hall of Fame.