It's Thorson Again During POWRi Speed Week

Tanner Thorson doubled down on night two of sixth annual POWRi Illinois Speed Week by winning Thursday’s POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature at Fayette County Speedway.

Thorson started from the pole and led every lap of Thursday’s race. The California native has now won the first two rounds of POWRi Illinois Speed Week.

Thorson Delivers in Illinois Midget Week Opener

By the time the checkered flag waved with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tanner Thorson stood on the frontstretch taking the win in POWRi’s sixth annual Illinois SPEED Week opener at Belle-Clair Speedway.

Thorson’s win at Belle-Clair is his seventh win during Illinois SPEED Week competition, adding to his hefty edge over Michael Pickens, the next closest with three Illinois SPEED Week wins.

Thorson Adds TRI-C Midget to Busy Summer Slate

Despite a recent shift in his dirt racing plans for the summer, Tanner Thorson has plenty of reasons to be looking up heading into the busiest stretch of the season.

Thorson was elected to the 2018 class of the NASCAR Next program on Tuesday, in addition to revealing plans to pilot a Tri-C Motorsports midget during USAC’s annual Indiana Midget Week.

Nine Drivers Selected for 2018 NASCAR Next Class

Nine up-and-coming drivers have been named to the 2018 NASCAR Next class. This year’s group includes five new drivers revealed Tuesday, joining four returning members from the previous year.

Since the inaugural class was unveiled in 2011, 38 of the 51 drivers who have participated in the program have gone on to compete at the NASCAR national series level. More than a quarter of the drivers have competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, while 13 NASCAR Next alumni have broken into Victory Lane in a NASCAR national series race.


 

About Tanner

TANNER THORSON is the pilot of the TRI-C MACHINE No. 3C sprint car and midget, as well as part-time driver of the Young's Motorsports No. 20 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The 22-year-old Minden, Nevada native shows a strong passion for being behind the wheel of, well, just about anything. He began racing outlaw karts at age four and after earning various championships by age 15, Thorson proved he was more than ready to advance through the ranks....


 

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