Tom Curley
Track Owner/Promoter
Class of 2009

Tom “T Bone” Curley drove a race car from 1964 to 1969, then hung up his helmet and left the sport for a few years.  He reemerged as an official in 1978.  Two years later, he became the NASCAR Northeast Regional Director, a position he held until 1985.  In ’85, Tom formed ACT, the American Canadian Tour.  He continues as its president today. 

Tom is a longtime owner and promoter at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road, one of the nation’s most successful short track operations.  He is a 1991 recipient of the prestigious Don MacTavish Award.  RPM, a national auto racing trade organization, has named Curley its Northeast Promoter of the Year three times, and also named him North American Promoter of the Year three times.  In 1992, Trackside Magazine named Tom its Reader’s Poll Promoter of the Year.

Tom has leased and operated tracks throughout the northeast and in Canada.  With all of these accolades, Curley is excited about being inducted into the NEAR Hall of Fame.    “It really is a great honor to be included in the HOF with a lot of my heroes from when I first found my passion for short track racing.” says Tom.   “The fact that the present HOF members felt that I am worthy of joining them is humbling.”