Dirt ace Tanner Thorson is gearing up for his Labor Day return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the 64th running of the General Tire GRABBER-Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds ‘Magic Mile’.
Thorson, a 21-years old native of Minden, Nevada and reigning USAC National Champion, will make his second ARCA start of the season and third overall career appearance driving his Venturini Motorsports’ prepared No.15 Toyota Camry.
Tanner Thorson took the lead at the start and led all 40 laps in a dominating victory on night three of the USAC National Midget Series' Pennsylvania Midget Week at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, Tuesday night in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania.
The victory Is the 150th by a Toyota-powered car for Keith Kunz Motorsports (KKM). It also marks the 25th career national midget feature win for Thorson, only Christopher Bell (41) has scored more as a Toyota driver.
One year ago at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, Tanner Thorson needed all the heroics he could muster to pull off a last-lap, last corner pass to take the victory.
In Tuesday night’s third round of “Pennsylvania Midget Week” with the USAC Eastern Midgets presented by ARDC at the 1/8-mile bullring, it was a relative comfort cruise for Thorson as he led all 40 laps to take his second USAC National Midget victory of the year in his Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/JBL Audio - TRD/Bullet by Spike/Speedway Toyota.
Tanner Thorson was the epitome of each proverbial phrase at Jefferson County Speedway’s 2nd Annual Riverside Chevrolet “Tuesday Night Thunder” presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation. The reigning series champ out of Minden, Nevada, relentlessly hassled Tyler Thomas for the race lead throughout the first half of the 40-lap main event. On the 25th lap, Thorson made the winning move with a successful turn four slider on Thomas and, from there, never relinquished the point to capture his first USAC National Midget feature victory of 2017.
Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada charged from a seventh place starting position, battling Andrew Felker and Zach Daum for the win, to claim his 15th career victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in the opening night of the Inaugural Thunder in the Valley. The Thunder in the Valley featured both the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil Allstar Midget League, alongside the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Thorson’s Thunder in the Valley win is his third of 2017.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards featured another thrilling short track event over the weekend in Friday night's Montgomery Ward 200 at Madison International Speedway.
Under the lights Venturini Motorsports turned in their best overall team performance of the season scoring two top-5 finishes with Zane Smith and Christian Eckes and a tenth place finish with Tanner Thorson during the ARCA Series' ninth stop on tour.
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