The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes on the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio this Wednesday night for the sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby. The Young’s Motorsports team is bringing three Chevrolets to the high-banked, half-mile oval. Austin Hill will pilot the Young’s Building Systems/Randco No. 02, Tanner Thorson will be in the Ohio Logistics No. 20 and NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver, Ty Dillon, will be in the K&L Ready Mix No. 12.
On the final turn of the last lap in the 360 sprint car main event, Tanner Thorson seized his opportunity against a seasoned veteran at the Silver Dollar Speedway.
Andy Forsberg, who has 53 career wins at Silver Dollar Speedway, was in the lead with Thorson not too far behind. Forsberg shot out of turn four in the midst of lapped traffic, Forsberg chose the high line of the track, Thorson chose the bottom.
The Placerville Speedway hosted its annual Independence Day spectacular on Wednesday and saw a pair of first time winners during the evening with Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson scooping up his first career Thompson’s Auto Winged 360 Sprint Car triumph...
Tanner Thorson doubled down on night two of sixth annual POWRi Illinois Speed Week by winning Thursday’s POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League feature at Fayette County Speedway.
Thorson started from the pole and led every lap of Thursday’s race. The California native has now won the first two rounds of POWRi Illinois Speed Week.
Enduring three yellow flags and one open red, Thorson handily covered the competition while the battle for position from second through fifth intensified. Eventual second place finisher Tanner Carrick fended off fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammates Logan Seavey and Tucker Klaasmeyer, as well as Clauson-Marshall’s Zeb Wise, throughout much of the event.
By the time the checkered flag waved with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tanner Thorson stood on the frontstretch taking the win in POWRi’s sixth annual Illinois SPEED Week opener at Belle-Clair Speedway.
Thorson’s win at Belle-Clair is his seventh win during Illinois SPEED Week competition, adding to his hefty edge over Michael Pickens, the next closest with three Illinois SPEED Week wins.
Starting ninth, Thorson charged through the field, quickly working his way towards the front to challenge for the lead. Eventually chasing down Ryan Robinson, and brief race leader Alex Bright, Thorson overtook the lead on lap 13 after swapping slide jobs with Robinson and Bright for the lead.
Despite a recent shift in his dirt racing plans for the summer, Tanner Thorson has plenty of reasons to be looking up heading into the busiest stretch of the season.
Thorson was elected to the 2018 class of the NASCAR Next program on Tuesday, in addition to revealing plans to pilot a Tri-C Motorsports midget during USAC’s annual Indiana Midget Week.
After being bumped from his expected midget ride with Dooling-Hayward Motorsports – which hired Kevin Thomas Jr. for the remainder of the season on May 10 – Thorson went to his sprint car team owner Clyde Lamar with an idea in mind that Lamar was eager to accommodate.
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06/08/18 - It's Thorson Again During POWRi Speed Week
01/12/18 - Thorson & Pickens Run the Thursday Alphabet