Family: Wife, P.J.; Sons Tyler (wife Kasey), Travis (wife Rachel) and Blake Vandermeersch; Daughter, Kaeley Little; Grandchildren Ariya and Axtyn Vandermeersch
Day job: Retired Springfield fireman
Car Model and Number: Sportsman Chevy 25
Nickname: Flying Fireman, Hot Rod
How did your racing career start? Introduced to racing by Tony Clinton and Jack Booth in 1983.
Racing history & accomplishments? 5-time Springfield Mile winner, multiple track championships and over 300 feature wins.
Racing idol: Dale Earnhardt Sr. He proudly represented his sport, told it like it was and was an awesome race car driver.
Who’s your biggest fan? My wife
Can’t miss TV show: Swamp People, Chicago Fire and all Cubs games
Favorite movie: Tombstone
Any hobbies in addition to racing? Fishing, working on cars, carpentry, bowling, traveling