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– EASTON, Calif. (Oct. 20) – Tommy Tarlton is excited to announce that he is racing for more than a trophy this weekend.
The sprint car veteran from Easton, Calif., will be competing for the G.L. Bruno Family Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Central California. Tarlton will donate a sizeable portion of his winnings from Friday and Saturday night at the 18th annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.
“It’s a big weekend of racing for something more than a win,” he said. “Whenever we’re racing for something like this it adds a different dynamic to your driving. I’m not just racing for the win, trophy and my team. I’m racing for some great causes.”
Since winning the prestigious Trophy Cup in 2000, Tarlton has a myriad of top-10 finishes. Last year he ended up fifth out of the 75-car field and his expectations for this weekend are nothing short of victory.
“I’ve always been in contention,” he said. “I think the race suits my style of racing. I like the way you have to race every time you hit the track.
“It means a lot to do well in the Trophy Cup and with the G.L. Bruno Family Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Central California on board, this could be a special weekend.”
Founded in 1978 by Gary L. Bruno, G.L. Bruno Associates, Inc., has become a leader in developing medical facilities throughout California and the western United States. G.L. Bruno Associates, Inc., which is based in Fresno, Calif., focuses on outpatient and ancillary facilities, including cancer centers, surgery centers, imaging centers and medical office buildings.
Tarlton’s family business – Tarlton and Son, Inc. – has done business with G.L. Bruno Associates, Inc., for many years. Tarlton and Son, Inc., has participated in the G.L. Bruno Family Foundation golf tournament for several years as well.
Tarlton and Son, Inc., and the G.L. Bruno Family Foundation have both been supportive of Children’s Hospital Central California, which is a not-for-profit facility in Madera, Calif. It is the second-largest children’s hospital in the state and one of the 10 largest facilities of its type in the nation.
“We’re going to try to win the Trophy Cup and give them some money,” Tarlton said. “It should be fun.”
Earlier this season Tarlton also raced for the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
SEASON STATS –
39 races, 38 features, 9 wins, 29 top fives, 31 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 36 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 18th annual Trophy Cup
FAVORITE NUMBER –
5: Position in overall points out of 75 competitors at last year’s Trophy Cup.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
Tarlton has black t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats, and white women’s shirts available for purchase at every race he attends. For information on where you can get them, visit http://www.tarltonandson.com/tarlton-racing-schedule.
ON THE AIR –
Tarlton was a guest on the Lucas Oil ASCS Show by Racinboys on May 3. Click on the link below to listen. Tarlton’s interview begins around the 32-minute mark.
He was also a featured guest on the Dirt Cast podcast on June 29. The link is below:
Check out the link below to see highlights of Tarlton’s King of the West Sprint Car Series’ win at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on May 14.
Here are a couple of videos from Tarlton’s victory and runner-up performance with the King of the West Sprint Car Series at the Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on July 1-2:
http://vimeo.com/25952465 and http://vimeo.com/25950506
Here is a link to Tarlton spinning around on the back of his car during a heat race at Ocean Speedway on July 8:
Check out this link to an in-car video of Tarlton winning the B Main at the Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on July 13:
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
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“Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino and our race team have been a winning combination since 1997,” Tarlton said. “They’ve got an awesome place near the Hanford and Tulare race tracks. It’s the nicest place to stay for a racer and there’s plenty of parking.”
Tarlton would like to thank his sponsors, including Tarlton and Son, Inc., Corporate America Lending, Bandy & Associates, Sharp Insurance & Bonding, Simpson and BG Products for their continued support.