Tom Darbyshire

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Tom Darbyshire


Tom Darbyshire drives the #42 Late Model Class car.  His home track is 34 Raceway but he can also be found racing at C. J. Raceway, Quincy Raceway, and Lee County Speedway.  He lives in Morning Sun, IA.

Team members helping Tom are:  Nick Wilkerson, Taylor Massner, Jacob Darbyshire (12 yr old son).  Car owners are Tom and Sheila Darbyshire.

Tom started racing in 1994 in the Late Model Class at IMCA Tracks although he had started racing years before in Pro Stock and Limited Late Model Classes because of his love of the sport and he's always loved competition of any kind.  His first win was in 1994 in the Late Model Class at 34 Raceway.  Career highlights include IMCA Rookie of the Year in 1994, Deery Bros win at Lee County Speedway in 2005, finished 2nd in Points at 2 tracks and 2nd in Deery Points in 2003.

The thrill of racing for Tom is the need for speed.  His most exciting racing moment was racing at Eldora Speedway at the World 100 several times and qualifying for a Heat Race.  He's most proud of driving Brent Slocum's race car at the funeral and memorial.  He was a good friend and great competitor.

Tom's racing hero is Brent Slocum.

Of racing, Tom says, "Just have fun and keep it in perspective.  It's not all about the win!".




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