About

TANNER THORSON is a 20-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. In 2013, Thorson landed a ride with the legendary Keith Kunz Motorsports and has since piloted the No. 67 Keith Kunz Motorsports/JBL Audio/Toyota-powered midget. He primarily races with the USAC National Midget series and the POWRi National Midget series, with select Wing Sprint Car appearances. Thorson has scored over 25 Midget wins with the team and earned multiple awards such as 2015 and 2016 National Midget Driver of the Year and the 2016 USAC National Midget Championship title. Thorson is now set for his fifth season with Keith Kunz Motorsports and also looks to expand his resume and take on several asphalt Super Late Model events. To stay updated of 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 Chili Bowl Nationals 4th place finish

2016 USAC National Midget Champion

2016 USAC National Midget Owner's Champion car

2016 USAC National Midget Driver of the Year

2016 Gold Crown Nationals Winner (USAC Midget)

2016 9th Annual "Louie Vermeil Classic" Winner (USAC Midget)

2016 POWRi National Midget SPEED Week Points Winner

2016 Chili Bowl Nationals 8th place finish

2016 Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions Winner

2015 National Midget Driver of the Year

2015 USAC National Midget Owner's Champion car

2015 Turkey Night Grand Prix Winner (USAC Midget)

2015 Gold Crown Nationals Winner (USAC Midget)

2015 Chili Bowl Nationals 4th place finish

2014 Turkey Night Grand Prix Fast Time Award presented by Parnelli Jones (USAC Midget)

2013 National Midget Driver Rookie of the Year

2013 Turkey Night Grand Prix Rookie of the Race (USAC Midget)

2013 Turkey Night Grand Prix Rookie of the Race (USAC Midget)

2013 Belleville Midget Nationals 3rd place finish (USAC Midget)

2012 Open Rookie of the Year at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)

2012 Open Championship Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)

2012 Open Intermediate Championship Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)

2012 West Coast Nationals Open Champion (Outlaw Kart)

2011 Open King of the Hill Champion (Outlaw Kart)

2011 Open Intermediate Championship Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)

2011 Open Perpetual Trophy Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)

2011 Intermediate Perpetual Trophy Winner at Cycleland Speedway (Outlaw Kart)

2011 West Coast Nationals Intermediate Champion (Outlaw Kart)

2007 West Coast Nationals Box Stock Champion (Outlaw Kart)