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Unbuckled: Getting To Know Tommy 'Thunder'

Unbuckled: Getting To Know Tommy 'Thunder'

Driver of the #50 R&L Archery Ford

Hometown: Williamstown, VT

2012: Finished 4th Overall in Allen Lumber Street Stock Standings

What are your favorite hobbies in the off-season?

I do a lot of hunting, and I work on vehicles and race cars.  I’ve been hunting pretty much my whole life, but now I do it with my wife. 

What do you do for work?

I work for E.E. Packard Enterprise.  I drive the trucks, but we pretty much do it all! 

What is your biggest life accomplishment?

I’d say meeting my wife.  We actually met playing pool at a bar.  The rest is history.

Thunder Road Banquet of Champions

Sweet Crowned King of the Road

Therrien, Pilotte Take Top Honors


Late Model Champion Nick Sweet celebrated his second King of the Road title at the Thunder Road Banquet of Champions on Saturday, January 26 at the Barre Elks Club.  Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman Champion Bobby Therrien, and Allen Lumber Street Stock Champion Nick Pilotte were also honored for their respective titles.


            Sweet dominated the Late Model division in 2012, becoming just the third Late Model champion in Thunder Road’s history to win the title with four victories.  The family-run team posted a nearly unbeatable 13 top tens in their 14 starts, claiming his second championship in his four-year late model career at The Nation’s Site of Excitement.  He now has 9 feature Late Model victories at Thunder Road.

INFO UPDATED MEMO: Regarding Tom Curley/2013 ACT & Thunder Road
Regarding Tom Curley-2013 ACT-2013 ACT Castrol-ACT International 500 and 2013 Thunder Road
First, I would like to thank you for all of the well wishes I have received from so many concerned about my recent health issues. The many emails, phone calls, text messages, prayers and thoughts have been very much appreciated. I would be remiss if I did not publicly thank Darla who has been with me for every hour of the past three weeks and continues to care for me as I recover.

I wanted to take this opportunity to review for all our ACT and Thunder Road race teams exactly what has been done over the past three months since the 50th Milk Bowl finally closed our season, and to hopefully provide a positive platform for everyone to become excited, positive, and energized about the upcoming race season.