Placey, Thomas


            Tom had a phenomenal season in 2010, finishing 10th in points and easily grabbing the Rookie Of The Year Award in the Street Stock Division.  Ask him what he's most proud of and he'll tell you it was his consistency as he qualified straight out of his heat to the Feature Event in every event except the very last Thursday night race.  Collected in a spin involving cars that were already in qualified spots, Placey had to race his way in through the Reserve Feature....a task that he did handily.  Look for Tom to pick up a few podium finishes this year at Thunder Road......and look for him amongst my Bear Ridge drivers as well.

EVENT 1 - MERCHANTS BANK 150
MAY 1, 2011

Tom ran into some mechanical issues at the start of the parade route....but participated long
enough for me to take this shot

With help from other drivers and crews, Placey got his machine running well before
the final practice before opening day

Participating in Class Day on Opening Day


Tom's dirt track experience came into play as he had to go through the infield to
avoid a wreck on the backstretch on the way to a great 5th Place finish in the Feature Event

EVENT 2 - MEKKELSEN RV MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC
MAY 29, 2011


Heat race action on the back stretch

In battle with Jayme Lee

Placey fought through the Reserve Feature to make it to the show

Tom's hopes for a good finish were crushed when the 40oz car rammed him and blew a tire

EVENT 3 - FERGUSON WATERWORKS
JUNE 16, 2011

The hits just keep on coming for Placey...getting spun here in the heat race

Tom got turned around on the last lap of the Feature as well....and destroyed on the front stretch.

His car is under the air born ride of Kevin Dodge.  Placey was credited with a 21st Place Finish

EVENT 4 - HERITAGE EQUIPMENT
JUNE 19, 2011

Good battle in the heat race with Amanda Habel

Placey got spun into thew infield early in the Feature and would not recover...he was credited with a 29th place finish

EVENT 5 - GOVERNOR'S CUP
JUNE 26, 2011

Heat race action on the outside of MC Ingram

This shot shows one of the big problems with the combined Street Stock/Junkyard Warrior Feature as
Warrior driver Brock Parrott nearly takes out Placey.  He recovered and went on to a 14th place finish.


EVENT 6 - FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS
JUNE 30, 2011

Placey's margin of victory over Bunker Hodgdon in the heat race

Good Feature Event action with Ken Christman....Thomas collected an 11th place finish

EVENT 7 - PEPSI HOLIDAY EVENT
JULY 4, 2011

Thomas did not compete at this event

EVENT 8 - CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
JULY 7, 2011

Thomas did not compete at this event

EVENT 9 - TIMES ARGUS MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS
JULY 14, 2011

Heat race chaos

Thomas goes through the infield to avoid the carnage on the track during the Feature

EVENT 10 - CASELLA WASTE MANAGEMENT
JULY 21, 2011

Heat race

Reserve Feature action

Placey went on to a 19th place finish in the Feature

EVENT 11 - WDEV & CALKINS PORTABLE TOILETS
JULY 28, 2011

Going by Kyle Hess in qualifying

Thomas finished in 16th in the Feature

EVENT 12 - SAFELITE AUTO GLASS
AUGUST 4, 2011

Placey missed this wreck on his way to qualifying for the Feature

This dump-job in the Main Event led to a 29th place finish

EVENT 13 - M&M BEVERAGE ENDURO &
STREET STOCK SPECIAL
AUGUST 7, 2011

Battling Greg Adams in the heat race

Placey watched much of the Feature from the infield and was awarded 30th place

EVENT 14 - TRIPLE 50'S SPECIAL EVENT
AUGUST 11, 2011

Tom followed up his 15th place finish in the first segment

With a 16th place finish (19th overall) in the second

EVENT 15 - VERMONT ACE HARDWARE STORES
AUGUST 18, 2011

Placey just missed winning his heat race

Outside 3-wide led to an 11th place finish in the Feature

EVENT 16 - AUBUCHON HARDWARE - BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT
AUGUST 26, 2011

A great start....winning in qualifying

Even though Placey was the 2010 Rookie of the Year in the Street Stock Division, this was
his first career asphalt win.  Big congrats!!

EVENT 17 - BOND AUTO LABOR DAY CLASSIC
SEPTEMBER 3-4, 2011

There is no way to describe Thomas' weekend except to say that he got screwed!
After turning the 2nd quickest lap time, he was lined up to start outside pole in segment one.
Just before the Street Stocks pulled onto the track, he was told that he would have to run Goodyears
instead of the tires that have been allowed all season.  With no time to even look for others,
he pulled back into the pits and gave up his chance for a great event.  He ran segment two but
obviously couldn't put together a combined score worth a damn. 

SEASON RECAP

*Thomas finished tied for 18th in the Street Stock Division*


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