When Lt. Col. Kurt Maxxon retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1992, after twenty years as a fighter pilot, he had been dabbling in stock car racing for a little over four years. He’d won eight of the twenty-seven races he started and had seven top-ten finishes.
Kurt retired to his boyhood home of Albertstown, in the Swift River Valley. He bought an established auto parts store and took up stock car racing full time. He joined the Swift River Valley Stock Car Racing Association (SRVSCRA) and ran in nearly all the nine-per-year racing meets, plus most of the annual post-season Shootout Specials between the top ten racers for the year.
Kurt’s driving skills and his conduct off-track, made him a highly respected individual within the racing association, and by track officials, track owners, operators, and other drivers.
Occasionally, as Kurt traveled from track to track, he would stumble upon a dead body at the track just before the race. And, having found the body, Kurt felt a vested interest in solving the murder. He brings a unique form of logic and a calculating rationale to these adventures.
When Kurt retired from driving, having given the job to Angie Prescotte. Kurt’s record in the SRVSCRA included twenty-four wins, out of one-hundred-seventeen races started, fifty-six top-ten finishes and solving four homicides.
Kurt still owns Nikki, the Ford car that Angie drives, and he helps out in the pit stall most races. Kurt is active in several civic and charitable organizations.
He lives with his wife, Christina, and Beau, his little dog, in Albertstown.