Thunder Road SpeedBowl
GETTING TO KNOW THEM
2007 THUNDER ROAD #92 TIGER SPORTSMAN DRIVER
SHAWN SICARD


1. Where do you call home?
Barre, Vermont

2. What do you do for a living?
I am a UPS driver.

3. What are your racing plans for 2007?
We will be fielding a Flying Tiger for 2007.

4. How did you get started in racing?
My dad raced at the old Can-Am Speedway in Newport, VT, so when I became old enough, I bought an enduro car and tried my luck at Riverside Speedway. After breaking my back, I decided to give my body a little rest. In 2004, I bought Seamus’ championship warrior, and ran a few races at the Barre high banks.

5. What has been your best experience in racing?
Probably winning the Ed Carroll Sportsmanship award. Chuck and the girls still talk about him a lot, and how much he meant to them, so it really meant a lot, and especially knowing that it was voted on by my peers. My best friend Eddy Companion had also previously won the award, which made it special as well.

6. Everyone has a hero, who’s yours? Why?
Well, I have two. First, My father, for the day to day struggles he goes through, but he never lets bother him.
Second, Chuck Beede, my father-in-law, because he knows so much about racing and sets a good example on the track to abide by.

7. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Why?
I’m kind of a simple guy, so I’d probably just take my wife to Mohegan Sun. We enjoy it there, and it’s a place to relax, just as long as you don’t blow your life savings!

8. If you were going away for several months alone and allowed to bring one photo, one thing to eat and one book or movie, what would be your choices?
I have a photo of my wife and child that I think about almost daily. You never think you could think about something that much until you have a child. I’d probably bring a steak to eat, something simple. If I had the chance to bring a movie, I would have to choose Days of Thunder, I watched that movie so much in college that I could recite it word for word.

9. Name three people from any time and place that you would invite to dinner?
My wife to share our memories together. My grandfather because he could make anyone in any room laugh. Finally, Mark McGwire. Amidst his alleged doping, he was one of the most fan friendly baseball player of his era.

10. If you were the ruler of the world, what two things would you do by decree?
Ban nuclear and biological warfare, and stop senseless killing.

11. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To see into the future to make the best decisions for everyone.

12. Pick one reality show you’d like to be on?
Not really sure, but it definitely wouldn’t be American Idol. Renee cringes anytime I sing.