Thorson Takes Top Five, Earns Multiple Awards at Chili Bowl

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.

New Year Brings New Opportunities for Thorson

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.

Thorson to Pair with Netto for First Trophy Cup

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.

Thorson’s 16th Career Win Comes at Jacksonville Ron Milton Race of Champions

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.

Tanner Thorson Returns to ARCA Seeking Checkers at DuQuoin's 'Magic Mile'

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.

Thorson Dominates at Lanco in Milestone KKM Victory

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.

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01/16/18 - Thorson Takes Top Five, Earns Multiple Awards at Chili Bowl

01/14/18 -  Bernal & Thorson Charge During Chili Bowl Finale

01/12/18 - Thorson & Pickens Run the Thursday Alphabet


12/09/17 - New Year Brings New Opportunities for Thorson

10/16/17 - Thorson to Pair with Netto for First Trophy Cup

10/15/17 - Thorson’s 16th Career Win Comes at Jacksonville...

09/03/17 - Thorson Wins on Last-Lap Pass at Calistoga

08/31/17 - From Calistoga to the DuQuoin Mile, ARCA Rookie Tanner Thorson on the Move

08/31/17 - Tanner Thorson Returns to ARCA Seeking Checkers at DuQuoin's 'Magic Mile'

08/16/17 - Thorson Dominates at Lanco in Milestone KKM Victory

08/16/17 - Thorson Repeats USAC Midget Win at Lanco

08/02/17 - Thorson Thunders to First USAC Midget Win of 2017 at Jefferson Co.

07/15/17 - Tanner Thorson Thunders in the Valley

07/15/17 - Thorson Claims Opening Night of Inaugural Thunder in the Valley

06/26/17 - VMS Weekend Rewind: Tanner Thorson Leads Laps, Finishes 10th in Pavement...

06/21/17 - Midget Standout Tanner Thorson Set for ARCA Return...

06/16/17 - Tanner Thorson to Compete in Ohio Sprint Speedweek Events

06/03/17 - Thorson Goes Back-to-Back During Illinois SPEED Week

06/02/17 - Thorson Scores Thrilling First Victory of the Season

05/06/17 - Thorson Earns Second Place at Caraway; Career Best Super Late Model Finish

04/20/17 - Thorson to Head West for Peter Murphy Classic

04/10/17 - Thorson Grabs Set of Podium Finishes at Kokomo

03/16/17 - Thorson Eyes Repeat of USAC Midget Title Season in 2017

03/14/17 - Musselman’s Racing Looks Ahead to Season Effort with Venturini...

02/13/17 - Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, Raphael Lessard Added to Venturini...

01/23/17 - Tanner Thorson to Partner with Bond Suss Racing

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

12/03/16 - Tanner Thorson Persevered for USAC Midget Title

11/29/16 - Thorson Weathers Stormy Start To Claim 2016 USAC National Midget Title

11/25/16 - Tanner Thorson Locks Up USAC Midget Title

11/17/16 - VIDEO: Tanner Thorson Talks USAC Title Fight

10/09/16 - Thorson Thwarts Macedo's Late-Race Charge To Sweep Gold Crown

10/09/16 - The Gold Crown Tanner Thorson Show

10/08/16 - Thorson Wins 4th In A Row At Granite City

10/07/16 - Thorson Thrills At Granite City; Wins Night #1 Of Gold Crown Midget Nationals

09/04/16 - Thorson tops Western Midget Foes On Night One Of Vermeil Classic At Calistoga

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