Squier, founder and co-owner of Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, VT has been synonymous with Daytona Speedweeks since the 1960’s. He was the public address announcer for many years, beginning in 1965, co-founded the Motor Racing Network, and he may be most recognized as the person most responsible in brokering the 1979 CBS television network first ever live four-hour broadcast of the Daytona 500 between the network, the Daytona Int’l Speedway and NASCAR. Squier still is active in short track racing and many nights will be behind the microphone at the Thursday night weekly races at Thunder Road. He shared the radio broadcast duties with Dave Moody at the first ACT Invitational held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2009. Squier will continue his work with Speed Channel next month, bringing historic insights to viewers throughout the 2011 Speedweek events at Daytona. He will also call the first-ever ACT event at the New Smyrna Speedway on Sunday night, February 13, 2011.
Dave Moody was the voice of the ACT and Thunder Road for over 25 years. Moody started his announcing career while still in college and set a standard around the country for both weekly announcing and touring contests. He was responsible in large part for helping both the old NASCAR North and the ACT Touring series become two of the premier touring series in both the United States and Canada. Moody is now a senior member of the Motor Racing Network and has become one of the most familiar voices in motorsports, with his hosting of a live daily racing show on Sirius Satellite radio. He will take over the New Smyrna Speedway announcing duties for the Monday night 100-lap feature event on February 14, 2011.
“This certainly adds another dimension to our first-ever Florida visit. Being able to have Ken and Dave leave their duties at Daytona and join us in New Smyrna is really special for our organization”, said Tom Curley, President of the American Canadian Tour. “Both Ken and Dave have been essential ingredients to whatever success we have enjoyed at both Thunder Road and on our various tours over the past three plus decades. I know our teams will appreciate their participation at New Smyrna Speedway, and the real benefactors will be the fans. It should be a lot of fun both Sunday and Monday night at New Smyrna next month”, concluded Curley.
The first ACT Goodyear Speedweeks Cup will qualify through heats on Sunday, February 13th and then run 100 laps of green flag racing. The field will be inverted for the second 100-lap event on Monday, February 14th. The competitor with the best over-all finish in the two events will win the Cup and the lion’s share of the $36,655.00 in posted awards for the event. Post time for the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing is 7:30 each night.