Racing is a big part of the history behind Twist Family Motors. Mike Twist and his father Craig started a stock car race team over 20 years ago and supported that team by fixing up and selling used cars. Since then, Mike has gone on to race at tracks thoughout New Hampshire, Maine, North Carolina and Vermont - even becoming a three-time winner of the Media Race at Vermont's Thunder Road Speedbowl and being a former winner of the Snowball Derby Week Media Race in Pensacola, Florida.
Mike Twist has also worked to cover the sport of auto racing for print, television and radio entities.
So it is only natural that Twist Family Motors has formed a few partnerships with race teams.
For 2012, Twist Family Motors will be the presenting sponsor of "Northern Exposure" on Speed51.com. This regular feature will consist of news and stories from the New England semi-professional short track oval racing scene and will be written by Mike Twist.
Twist Family Motors will sponsor NASCAR Modified driver Andy Seuss as he races for the 2012 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship and victories on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and in the Modified Racing Series. Find out more about Andy Seuss by clicking here to visit his website.
Twist Family Motors will also be a sponsor of the #66 Weir Motorsports PASS Modified team that won the 2011 PASS Modified championship with driver Andy Shaw. Watch for the #66 Modified at area tracks like Oxford Plains Speedway and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway - and on tour throughout Northern New England - this coming season.
Mike Twist formerly raced the #51 Mini Truck at Oxford and Beech Ridge. (Jamie Williams Photo)
Mike Twist (Right) appears with Andy Seuss (Left) in victory lane after Andy won a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at North Carolina's Caraway Speedway in 2011. (Missy Parsons Photo)
The #66 Weir Motorsports PASS Modified appears in the pits at Oxford Plains Speedway in 2011 - the year that it won the series championship.