September 20, 2013 – By Tom Baker – On any given weekend across the nation you can find large numbers of young racers in competition at tracks of various shapes and sizes. They compete to win that race, win that track or series championship and win the support of someone who can carry them up the proverbial ladder toward their desired racing level.
Oxford, Massachussetts racer Troy Talman is much like any of those other young racers. He’s 18. He comes from a family of racers who have made their mark locally or regionally and he hopes to take that one step further and escalate the “family name” to a national level. He’s a freshman Business Integration Systems major at Eastern Connecticut University because he knows he needs a firm foundation in case the racing dream doesn’t pan out.
He’s also a winner, getting the job done in SK Lights back in the spring at the renown Stafford Motor Speedway. His Quarter-Midget background eventually unfolded into the “more affordable modified” class and he’s making the most of that, sitting third in track points as this is written and he’s chasing the championship.
With several big shows (big stages, we should say) on which to perform still ahead of him this fall, the very personable Troy sat down for a few words with RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker to discuss his season, his career and his future.
Sit back and enjoy the conversation.
PHOTO CREDIT: Troy Talman