Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 01:50 PM EST
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Headlines of the 2012 Season
2012 was a season for the record books at Barre’s Thunder Road, but several storylines have left fans clamoring for more in 2013. Here are some of the major highlights from the 2012 season at the” Nation’s Site of Excitement.
Nick Sweet V Dave Pembroke
Sweet and Pembroke have now swapped the Championship back and forth for the past three seasons. In those years, they have won nearly a quarter of all the races in the Late Model division with five apiece. Neither driver has had an average finish outside of the top ten in the last three seasons, nor have they finished outside the top four in points. They both have two Thunder Road Championships to their name. Currently, Phil Scott and Cris Michaud hold the most Thunder Road titles among active drivers at three each, and Pembroke and Sweet will have to battle it out once again in 2013 in hopes of joining that list.
Revenge of Runner-Ups
In 2011, Nick Pilotte lost the Allen Lumber Street Stock Championship by three points on a last lap pass. In 2012, Pilotte ripped the division wide open, winning the title by 144 points over rookie sensation Dean Switser, Jr. Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman driver Bobby Therrien came into last year’s Milk Bowl second in points to eventual Champion Derrick O’Donnell, but after trying to aggressively get through the field ended up caught in a wreck and came up short. Therrien got another shot in 2012. Coming into the Milk Bowl 9 points down, Therrien won the race and claimed the title by just two points.