Placey, Thomas





            Thomas Placey is "Mr. Bear Ridge."  There's just no way around it.....he had a dream season in 2010, dominating the Ridge Runner Hornets Division while taking home what seemed like every Checkered Flag on his way to a repeat as Track Champion in the division.  Until someone shows it on the track, I have to call him my favorite to dominate again this season.

WEEK 1 - KDD NAPA OF BRADFORD NIGHT
MAY 7, 2011


Look for LOTS of podium finishes for Placey in 2011

Tom was as fast as anyone all night!

Placey proves that a car doesn't need to be shiny and new as he continues to run last season's Hornet

Lang ran Placey hard at the finish of the second segment...Tom limped home second with two flat right-side tires

Second Place finish on Opening Night isn't a terrible way to start

WEEK 2 - WELLS RIVER CHEVROLET
MAY 14, 2011

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN


WEEK 3 - VALLEY FLOORS
MAY 21, 2011

Tom goes out close to the trees to make the pass 3-wide down the backstretch

Ummm....not exactly sure but he kinda looks pissed off

Another 2nd Place trophy....

WEEK 4 - DAD'S 4 BY TOOL & SUPPLY
MAY 28, 2011

Flat tire in the heat race

Placey gets by Don Reynolds

Hard to complain about 3 podiums in 3 events....but this week's 3rd Place finish is his lowest of the season

WEEK 5 - Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank
June 4, 2011

Action from the heat race

Placey tried everything to get by rookie Mark Stender in the Semi-Feature but just couldn't make it work

I never get sick of seeing the side-by-side action in the Hornets!  Thomas landed in 3rd this week.

WEEK 6 - MILLER AUTO GROUP
JUNE 11, 2011

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

WEEK 7 - JIFFY MART OF BRADFORD
JUNE 18, 2011

Placey took the Checkers in his heat race

Tom had a great battle in the Feature with his good buddy Don Reynolds

Another 3rd Place trophy.....the points battle in the Hornets is going to be close all season!

WEEK 8 - WELLS RIVER SAVINGS BANK
JUNE 25, 2011

Placey couldn't get by Steve Sheldon in their heat race

After what must have felt like forever, Thomas grabbed his first Feature Event win of the season before the rains came

WEEK 9 - MILLER AUTO GROUP
JULY 2, 2011

Only one race for the Hornets tonight....and Placey and Stender had a good battle

Thomas came away with another podium....this one for a 3rd place finish

WEEK 10 - DENNIS PRESTON BUILDER
JULY 9, 2011

Placey unveiled a brand new ride that he built over the last couple weeks!

This is a little different than the car it replaces

I didn't catch what happened....but Thomas broke a tie rod in the Feature

WEEK 11 - WELLS RIVER CHEVROLET
MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS
JULY 16, 2011

Success in the heat race!

Placey tries to hold off Eric Lang in the Feature...to no avail.

Another 2nd place trophy

WEEK 12 - J&A LAWN CARE -
BOUDREAULT SEPTIC
JULY 23, 2011

Battling Charlie Lakin in the Heat Race

Battling Charlie Lakin in the Feature as well.....Placey would go on to finish 4th

WEEK 13 - PERRY'S OIL SERVICE
JULY 30, 2011

Giving Steve Sheldon the evil eye in qualifying

The other side of Placey's new car is carrying a For Sale sign....he has become pretty frustrated
with it and doesn't have any more energy into trying to make it work the way he is used to.

This 3rd Place trophy was not the birthday present Thomas was hoping for!

WEEK 14 - JTB TOWING & RECOVERY -
INTERSTATE BATTERY SYSTEM OF NEW-MONT
AUGUST 6, 2011

Placey dug Old Faithful out and brought her back to the track.....something nice about familiarity

Thomas followed up his second place finish in the opening segment with this win in the second one.

Placey hasn't done much smiling lately.....the win on Double Points night sure seemed to help!

WEEK 15 - WALKER MOTOR SALES -
  JOHN POOR MEMORIAL
AUGUST 13, 2011

Tom went 3-wide right out of the gate in qualifying

It worked as he got another Heat Race win

Another 2nd Place finish in the Feature

WEEK 16 - SWENSON'S INSURANCE CO.
AUGUST 20, 2011

Placey grabbed the checkers again in qualifying

Top three in points battling it out for the top three positions in another Feature

Another 2nd place finish?!?!  AWESOME!!

WEEK 17 - SABIL & SONS
AUGUST 27, 2011

After a blatant dump job in the heat race, Placey immediately returned the favor and was
black flagged for it

The same driver attempted to dump Thomas again in the Feature - but he held on
for a 3rd place finish anyway

WEEK 18 - DEAD RIVER COMPANY
SEPTEMBER 3, 2011

Placey did some great driving to avoid a rolling Andy Mooney in qualifying

Thomas beat Mike Stender across the line by inches to pick up the Feature Event win

Placey grabbed his third victory of the season....much needed on a night where Eric Lang broke

WEEK 19 - MEKKELSEN RV
SEPTEMBER 10, 2011


Thomas couldn't get to the outside like he normally does in the heat

Placey managed to wrestle his way back onto the podium....this time with a 3rd place finish

WEEK 20 - 99ROCK CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

Shot from qualifying

Another podium finish....this time with a 3rd place trophy

WEEK 21 - NEW ENGLAND DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

Qualifying action

Thomas with his 2nd place trophy

Placey congratulations good friend, and 2011 Champion, Eric Lang after
drenching him in Champagne

Thomas finished the season 2nd in points in the
Ridge Runner Hornets

Full galleries of the action from Bear Ridge Speedway


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