The 2009 racing season has been a busy one for the young and talented Tyler Thomas, and the Oklahoma resident was back in action again this past weekend. Competing in two different events in two different states, Thomas scored two top five victories including a win at Will Rogers Raceway Saturday evening.
On Friday evening, the Tyler Thomas Motorsports crew traveled north to the state of Kansas for an ASCS2 event at Caney Valley Speedway. Located in Caney, Kansas, it was Thomas’ first trip to the speedway but the rookie showed why he is one of the best in the country. After starting the heat race from outside the second row, Thomas moved forward and managed to claim the second position along with a direct transfer to the main event.
The A main would go well for Thomas as again he was forced to start from the outside second row and moved forward early. An unattached air filter hurt the engine performance of his car, but Thomas soldiered on to bring home a fourth place finish.
Saturday evening would see the Tyler Thomas Motorsports squad back in their home state of Oklahoma and at a familiar race track in Claremore, Oklahoma at Will Rogers Raceway. With a good pill draw for the heat race, Thomas would start in from the front row and dominate. The talented rookie pilot took the lead from the drop of the green flag and never looked back as he took the win by almost the complete length of the front straightaway.
With the win, Thomas would garner the elusive pole position for the main event and just like the heat, would take the lead early. With a fellow competitor hot on his heels, Thomas lost the lead briefly before a caution flew for an incident on the racing surface. With only five laps remaining and the green flag about to fly, Thomas set up the leader for a pass as he used skills like a veteran to take the point. Running some of the fastest race laps in the final few circuits, Thomas pulled away from his rivals to take his first career ASCS2 win, an accomplishment for any rookie.
“This weekend was great for us,” stated Tyler Thomas. “I have run upfront in a lot of races this year and won a few but never thought that I would get the chance to take a win at an ASCS2 event. This year is going incredibly well, and I look forward to the future.”
Tyler would like to thank his 2009 supporters: Factor 1 Racing, ThrillerPhoto.com, Douglas Wheel, Race Tech Development, Woltjer Race Engines, Go Racing Magazine, Remington Investigation, Alpinestars, Bell Helmets, Citizens Security Bank, Ribtect, Walters Web Design and On Track Promotions.
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