Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Driver of the Day - Tommy Smith

Driver of the Day: Tommy Smith

Tommy “Thunder” Smith is a long time veteran of the Allen Lumber Street Stock division and one of the most recognized names at Thunder Road. He racked up two more feature wins this season to increase his lead in the all-time Street Stock wins to 27. He had the most solid season of his career with the only blemish being a mechanical failure early in the year. He managed to overcome that hiccup to earn 2nd place in the final standings. He continues to be the veteran leader of the Street Stocks both on and off the track.

2013 Stats – 2nd Place
Starts – 17
Wins – 2
Top 5s – 6
Top 10s – 13
Avg. Fin. – 7.5


Driver of the Day - Cody Blake

Driver of the Day: Cody Blake

When you think of Cody Blake’s 2013 season, the first thought that comes to mind is WOW. In the matter of one summer, Blake went from a young Late Model standout looking for his first career win to a title contender with one of the biggest victories of the season. He stole the headlines from the NASCAR star and scored his first career win in the Vermont Governor’s Cup, putting his name on a trophy with the likes of Dion, Crouch, Fadden, Dragon and more. But maybe more impressive, he finished the year with 11 top tens and his second straight top five in just his fourth season in a Thunder Road Late Model. His 3rd place effort in the final standings earned him a $2,000 point fund check. Led by his former Thunder Road Champion father, Greg “Burger” Blake, this driver does Barre proud.

2013 Stats – 3rd Place
Starts – 14
Wins – 1
Top 5s – 3
Top 10s – 11
Avg. Fin. – 9.4


Driver of the Day - Mike Ziter

Driver of the Day: Mike Ziter

 Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen driver Mike Ziter had the best season of his career in 2013 and earned 3rd place in the final standings. He hung out near the top of the standings all season long and came on strong at the end. He earned his fourth career feature win during a span of four straight podium finishes to put himself in the title hunt at the end of the season. He is one of the most consistent drivers and as is apparent from his three Sportsmanship Awards, one of the most respectful. He will be making the jump to the Late Model division for 2014.

2013 Stats – 3rd Place
Starts – 17
Wins – 1
Top 5s – 6
Top 10s – 12
Avg. Fin. – 8.3