Thomas Taking Extra Preparation into POWRi Doubleheader at Kokomo

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COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (April 9, 2014) – Tyler Thomas used a soggy weekend to spend extra time in his race shop.


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After the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series races at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill., and at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., were cancelled last weekend because of the wet weather, Thomas focused his time on preparing for the upcoming Kokomo Grand Prix.




Thomas is slated to compete for only the second career time this Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., for the POWRi event.




“Me and my dad spent a lot of time out in the shop last weekend,” he said. “Kokomo Speedway is one of the best tracks in the Midwest. I know we’ll have a good car to run up front. It’s about me putting myself in the right places at the right time.”




Thomas, who ranks fourth in the POWRi championship standings heading into the weekend, said his goal is to earn a top five both nights.




“They’re expecting a pretty stacked field this weekend, which is great,” he said. “I’m pretty excited to run up there. If I can qualify good I think we’ll have a good shot at it. The biggest thing I struggle with is qualifying. We always seem to be pretty tight early in the night. We can’t seem to get the speed out of the car in qualifying.”




The lone race for Thomas at Kokomo Speedway was last season, when he placed second in his heat race before struggling in the main event.




“As far as the track goes, it’s not the most technical track,” he said. “From what I’ve seen in videos and from going there and watching a couple of times, that place is always two grooves. There’s always a bottom if you are patient enough to run it.”








4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s








Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., for the Kokomo Grand Prix with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series
























Thomas has t-shirts for sale at his race trailer during every event this season. For his schedule, visit




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“I’ve been using Bell Helmets for the past five years and I don’t think there is anything else out there I’d rather wear,” Thomas said. “They’ve always been comfortable and are a very safe helmet.”


Thomas would also like to thank BT Machine Inc., Quick Racing Products, Triple X Race Co., Haynes Equipment, Alpinestars, Factor 1 Racing, Thriller Photo and Esslinger Engineering for their continued support.








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