Thorson Earns Second Place at Caraway; Career Best Super Late Model Finish

SOPHIA, N.C. (May 6, 2017) – Tanner Thorson scored a second place finish on May 5 in the Bond Suss Racing/JBL Audio Toyota Camry at Caraway Speedway with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South – his best Super Late Model finish to date.

“I’m really proud of my guys and happy with our second place result. We have been working hard to get better throughout the season and I think we really found something at Caraway. I can’t wait for Concord,” Thorson stated.

Thorson’s qualifying effort of 16.620 seconds (98.556 MPH) landed him on the pole position at the beginning of the night – also a career best Super Late Model achievement. The top ten qualifiers then participated in a re-draw, per the PASS rules, where Thorson drew the number ten, meaning he would have to start from the tenth spot.

The No. 55 Camry gained a few spots at the initial start of the 125-lap race and on the tenth lap broke into the top five. On lap 28, Thorson worked his way into the third position and remained there before the caution flag waved for second place running Tate Fogleman on lap 121. It was then a four-lap shootout for Thorson and the leading car of Matt Craig with side-by-side racing through turns one and two at the restart. Craig was able to inch his way in front of Thorson going into turn three and then went on the win the event. Thorson and the Bond Suss Racing crew were proud of their second place result and efforts throughout the day.

“Tanner and the guys did a really nice job all day. We had the car too free for the cold weather and the long runs unfortunately, but overall it was a great day for us,” Bond Suss, owner and crew chief at Bond Suss Racing, stated.

Thorson’s previous best result in a Super Late Model was third place in 2016 at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina. His next Super Late Model event will take place May 26 at Concord Speedway in Concord, North Carolina with Bond Suss Racing.

About Toyota Racing:

Toyota has worked diligently to become a strong competitor in American motorsports since 1983 and the manufacturer has amassed numerous victories in professional auto racing from the 2003 Indianapolis 500, the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” with Gil de Ferran to a victory in the 2015 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis by Kyle Busch. In addition to multiple victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and the Baja 1000 and 500, Toyota also has earned manufacturer’s and driver’s championships in NASCAR, NHRA, the Indy Racing League, CART, IMSA, SCORE, USAC, MTEG, CORR, TORC and LOORRS.

In 2015, Camry driver Kyle Busch won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship for Toyota. The manufacturer also won titles in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NHRA, USAC and TORC Off-Road racing. For more information about Toyota Racing, visit

About Bond Suss Racing (BSR):

Bond Suss Racing is a professional motorsports team competing across the country in select Super Late Model events. For more information about Bond Suss Racing, visit

About JBL:

JBL, a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, designs and builds audio equipment for consumers, the entertainment industry and the automotive industry.

JBL takes its decades of experience making speakers and other equipment for concert halls and other public venues, and uses it to create audio equipment for consumers around the world. You can enjoy a movie, ball game or concert as part of a huge crowd or in your home – but either way, you can catch all of the sounds with superb clarity through JBL components. For more information about JBL, visit



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