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
  • USAC National Midget Owner's Champion car
  • National Midget Driver of the Year
  • MidgetMadness.com Top Gun of the Year
  • Gold Crown Nationals Winner (USAC Midget)
  • 9th Annual "Louie Vermeil Classic" Winner (USAC Midget)
  • POWRi National Midget SPEED Week Points Winner
  • Chili Bowl Nationals 8th place finish
  • Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions Winner

2015

  • National Midget Driver of the Year
  • USAC National Midget Owner's Champion car
  • Turkey Night Grand Prix Winner (USAC Midget)
  • Gold Crown Nationals Winner (USAC Midget)
  • 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
  • Turkey Night Grand Prix Rookie of the Race (USAC Midget)
  • Turkey Night Grand Prix Rookie of the Race (USAC Midget)
  • Belleville Midget Nationals 3rd 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)