About

TANNER THORSON is a 21-year-old Minden, Nevada native with 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. From 2013-2017, Thorson competed under the Keith Kunz Motorsports banner where he scored over 25 national midget victories and earned multiple awards such as the 2015, 2016 and 2017 National Midget Driver of the Year, the 2016 Top Gun Award, and the 2016 USAC National Midget Championship title. His 2018 plans include partnerships with new organizations. Thorson is now set to pilot the Dooling Hayward Motorsports/Richard Childress Racing No. 63 midget, as well as the TRI-C Motorsports No. 3c wing sprint car for the 2018 season. To stay updated on all things Tanner Thorson, check out 'Tanner Thorson Racing' on social media.

 

Quick Facts

  • DOB: May 7, 1996
  • Hometown: Minden, Nevada
  • Residence: Columbus, Indiana
  • Favorite Dirt Track: Calistoga Speedway
  • Favorite Music: Country
  • Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan
  • Most Memorable Win: 2015 Turkey Night Grand Prix
  • Goals: To have a successful NASCAR career and a family

Accomplishments

2017

  • National Midget Driver of the Year
  • Fourth Place Finisher USAC National Midget Points
  • Tenth Annual "Louie Vermeil Classic"  Winner (USAC Midget)
  • Belleville Midget Nationals Second Place Finish (USAC Midget)
  • Chili Bowl Nationals Hard Charger Award
  • Chili Bowl Nationals Fourth Place Finish

2016

  • USAC National Midget Champion
  • USAC National Midget Owner's Champion Driver
  • National Midget Driver of the Year
  • MidgetMadness.com Top Gun of the Year
  • Gold Crown Nationals Winner (USAC Midget)
  • Ninth Annual "Louie Vermeil Classic" Winner (USAC Midget)
  • POWRi National Midget SPEED Week Points Winner
  • Chili Bowl Nationals Eighth Place Finish
  • Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions Winner

2015

  • National Midget Driver of the Year
  • USAC National Midget Owner's Champion Driver
  • Turkey Night Grand Prix Winner (USAC Midget)
  • Gold Crown Nationals Winner (USAC Midget)
  • Chili Bowl Nationals Fourth Place Finish

2014 

  • Turkey Night Grand Prix Fast Time Award presented by Parnelli Jones (USAC Midget)

2013

  • National Midget Driver Rookie of the Year
  • Turkey Night Grand Prix Rookie of the Race (USAC Midget)
  • Belleville Midget Nationals Third Place Finish (USAC Midget)

2012

  • Open Rookie of the Year at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)
  • Open Championship Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)
  • Open Intermediate Championship Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)
  • West Coast Nationals Open Champion (Outlaw Kart)

2011

  • Open King of the Hill Champion (Outlaw Kart)
  • Open Intermediate Championship Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)
  • Open Perpetual Trophy Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)
  • Intermediate Perpetual Trophy Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)
  • West Coast Nationals Intermediate Champion (Outlaw Kart)

2007

  • West Coast Nationals Box Stock Champion (Outlaw Kart)