Tanner Thorson scored a fourth place finish and numerous awards following his debut with the Dooling Hayward Motorsports/Richard Childress Racing No. 63 team, with partner Overkill Motorsports, at the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals. Thorson collected two Jason Leffler “Elbows Up” awards, after Thursday’s efforts and Saturday’s top five finish, as well as the “Hard Charger” award for the second consecutive year.
“This No. 63 team worked incredibly hard this week. We found ourselves in a tough spot at the beginning of the night Thursday, but we made the best of it. The entire team never gave up on me,” Thorson stated.
Tanner Thorson looks ahead to 2018, as he partners with new organizations for the upcoming race season. Thorson is set to pilot the Dooling Hayward Motorsports/Richard Childress Racing No. 63 midget and the Tri-C Motorsports No. 3c wing sprint car.
“I’m extremely excited for what this upcoming year has in store. Joe [Dooling] and Brody [Hayward] teamed up with Richard Childress Racing and I’m thankful they included me. I think this is a unique opportunity to help combine these two worlds of racing. Also, Clyde [Lamar], with Tri-C Motorsports, has asked me to drive one of the most historical sprint cars in the U.S., which is really special to me as well. I’m fortunate to have these opportunities with awesome programs and I can’t thank them enough,” Thorson stated.
Tanner Thorson is slated to drive the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 88n for the prestigious “24th Annual Trophy Cup” at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California Oct. 19-21.
“I can’t thank James, Frank and DJ Netto enough for this opportunity. It’s such a big event and the competition is always tough. I’m really grateful they picked me to race their car,” Thorson stated.
The three-day race weekend is known for drawing in the west coast’s top talent and delivering some of the best 360 winged sprint car racing. It’s all set to kick off Thursday with a points-based system that leads up to Saturday’s main event. An overall points champion will be awarded a bonus check at the conclusion of the weekend, making each night’s finish crucial.
Leading all 30 laps and holding off a late race charge from Rookie Zeb Wise, Tanner Thorson found victory lane for the 16th time with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Thorson’s Ron Milton Race of Champions win at Jacksonville Speedway is his fourth of 2017.
Enduring several cautions throughout the 30-lap feature event, Tanner Thorson appeared to be the class of the field as the Minden, Nevada driver was able to jump right back into rhythm and power away from the field after each caution.
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.
01/12/18 - Thorson & Pickens Run the Thursday Alphabet
09/03/17 - Thorson Wins on Last-Lap Pass at Calistoga
08/16/17 - Thorson Repeats USAC Midget Win at Lanco
07/15/17 - Tanner Thorson Thunders in the Valley
01/15/17 - Thorson Scores Top Five at Chili Bowl
01/08/17 - Tanner Thorson Is A Rising Star
12/27/16 - Thorson Enthusiastic for New Year...
12/10/16 - Windom, Bacon & Thorson Share USAC Spotlight
11/25/16 - Tanner Thorson Locks Up USAC Midget Title
11/17/16 - VIDEO: Tanner Thorson Talks USAC Title Fight
10/09/16 - The Gold Crown Tanner Thorson Show
10/08/16 - Thorson Wins 4th In A Row At Granite City
08/17/16 - Last-Lap Pass Lifts Tanner Thorson
06/18/16 - Tanner Thorson Jumps 'The Ditch'
12/14/15 - Thorson Driver Of The Year
11/30/15 - Tanner Thorson Claims NMDOTY Title
09/06/15 - Gold Crown Belongs To Tanner Thorson