Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Driver of the Day - Tyler Austin

Driver of the Day: Tyler Austin

Tyler Austin’s list of accomplishments during his rookie season includes being the Allen Lumber Street Stock Rookie of the Year, receiving the Doc Nielsen Rookie Award, and claiming 9th in the final standings. This youngster was a quick learner who drove respectfully all season long as he watched the veterans. His improvement was apparent in his back-to-back podium finishes in the latter half of the season. He came out on top in one of the most competitive rookie battles in Street Stock history which helped him earn the Nielsen Rookie Award. The Doc Nielsen Rookie Award was created in honor of Dr. Gordon “Doc” Nielsen. It serves as a way to acknowledge the top rookie driver across all divisions who displays characteristics of a competitor who will benefit the sport for years to come.

2013 Stats – 9th Place
Starts – 17
Wins – 0
Top 5s – 2
Top 10s – 6
Avg. Fin. – 12.0


Driver of the Day - Phil Scott

Driver of the Day: Phil Scott

Phil Scott of Middlesex added two feature wins to his career tally, bringing him to a record 29 Late Model victories at Thunder Road. He is also tied for the most “King of the Road” titles with three. The Vermont Lt. Governor continues to write history on the highbanks each and every season. In 2013, he claimed 10th in the final standings.

2013 Stats – 10th Place
Starts – 14
Wins – 2
Top 5s – 4
Top 10s – 4
Avg. Fin. – 12.9


Driver of the Day - Adam Pierson

Driver of the Day: Adam Pierson

Adam Pierson of Bradford is a dirt track star who began his migration to Thunder Road at the end of the 2012 season. In his first full season on pavement in 2013, Pierson showed tremendous improvement on a weekly basis. He earned his first career win on Memorial Day weekend and used two more podium finishes, including a runner-up effort in the Milk Bowl, to claim a top ten finish in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen standings. He will be entering the ACT Late Model ranks in 2014.

2013 Stats – 10th Place
Starts – 17
Wins – 2
Top 5s – 5
Top 10s – 9
Avg. Fin. – 11.1