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COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (March 18, 2014) – Tyler Thomas was one of the first drivers to test Port City Raceway in a midget.
He and several other competitors were complimentary of the micro sprint track in Tulsa, Okla., last fall, which led to the tight oval being booked this Saturday and Sunday for the Turnpike Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.
“It wasn’t too much different,” he said. “We’ve got twice as much power. They’ve gotten rid of the infield tires and added a berm to it to try to improve the racing for the midgets. It’s a pretty tight, little track. It’s got a couple of different characteristics where it’s going to be intense and fun to watch.”
Thomas said the track can also be very technical.
“It can be real slick with very little on the bottom and a treacherous cushion,” he added. “We get a little bit of everything when we go there. That’s why it’s so fun.”
Thomas began racing micros in 2008 and spent a lot of weekends competing at Port City Raceway.
“I’ve learned just about everything I know from that race track,” he said. “I’m very excited to go there with the POWRi National Series and run with the best of the best.”
SEASON STATS –
2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20
UP NEXT –
Saturday and Sunday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 1st annual Turnpike Challenge with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series
MEDIA LINKS –
Thomas has t-shirts for sale at his race trailer during every event this season. For his schedule, visit http://www.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – BT Machine Inc.
Located in Tulsa, Okla., BT Machine Inc. has been dedicated to the machining and fabrication of precision components since 1992. For more information, visit http://www.BTMachineInc.com.
“BT Machine is my family’s business and without the support from my parents and the business I wouldn’t be able to pursue my dream of racing,” Thomas said.
Thomas would also like to thank Quick Racing Products, Triple X Race Co., Haynes Equipment, Alpinestars, Factor 1 Racing, Bell Racing, Thriller Photo and Esslinger Engineering for their continued support.