Contributed by: ACT Staff
Thunder Road Sportsman Champion will compete as a Tour rookie in 2008
Champion stock car driver Nick Sweet has filed an entry for the 2008 American-Canadian Tour (ACT) season. Sweet, 23, won the NAPA Tiger Sportsman championship at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in his hometown of Barre, VT in 2007, and has purchased a potent Late Model car built by Richard Moody Racing of Maine and formerly driven by Ben Rowe. Sweet will contest the full 12-race ACT Late Model Tour schedule as a rookie, with support from Saint J Auto Group in St. Johnsbury, VT.
“As a rookie, I can’t ask for a better situation that the one I’m in right now,” he said. “My father, Shayne, and my crew are taking a big chance on me this year, and Saint J Auto is taking a big chance, too. We’ll learn a lot and we’ll definitely give our best effort.”
Sweet has been a quick study, taking 13 victories at five northeastern tracks in ACT’s NAPA Tiger Sportsman and Allen Lumber Street Stock divisions. He won Rookie of the Year titles in both classes, was the recipient of the Dr. G. R. Nielsen Rookie Achievement Award in 2003, and was recently voted by members of the regional media as one of the top three drivers in competition in 2007.