Kokomo, Indiana………Two nights, two blown engines.  Those were the cards Tanner Thorson and his Hayward Motorsports team were dealt in the two races leading up to Sunday’s Indiana Midget Week finale at Kokomo Speedway.   Out of powerplants and out of options, the team received a lifeline in the 11th hour from none other than […]

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Paragon, IN -- When you're hot, you're hot, and Kyle Larson is absolutely untouchable at the moment.   Larson (Elk Grove, Calif.) won Tuesday's opening round of the 16th annual Indiana Midget Week at Paragon Speedway with a late-race pass of Tanner Thorson four laps from the finish to claim his sixth consecutive win behind […]

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Du Quoin, IL -- As Tanner Thorson recollected over his first three starts of the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season, one of his first thoughts was, "we should be three for three."   Instead, the 2016 series champ has had to settle for winning two out of three on the year thus […]

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Ocala, Fla. - A new year and a new beginning are just the things Tanner Thorson was seeking with the outset of the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season.   A highway crash last March sidelined the 2016 series champion with serious injuries.  His eventual comeback was a mixed bag of highlight reel […]

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Friday night’s A-Main at the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals proved to be a thriller with several drivers trading slide jobs throughout the 30-lap main event. The lead changed hands a staggering seven times during the race, with former USAC National Midget champion Tanner Thorson holding off Ryan Bernal and Chris Windom over the final […]

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Putnamville, Indiana (June 6, 2019)………There are comeback stories.  And then there’s the Tanner Thorson comeback story from Thursday night’s third round of “Indiana Midget Week” from Lincoln Park Speedway. With the wounds and scars still readily evident on his body after sustaining a broken left arm and right foot, a cracked sternum, broken ribs and […]

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Similar to the upcoming NFL Draft, the Speed51.com Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes has eligibility rules.  Although it is possible for a short track racer to be selected on more than one occasion, there are certain requirements that they must meet in order to be eligible each year.  If they don't meet those […]

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Speedway, Indiana (March 7, 2019).........USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget star Tanner Thorson remains in the hospital following a multi-car incident on Highway 99 in Modesto, Calif. Monday morning, March 4.   On Wednesday, the 2016 USAC National Midget champion underwent a second surgery, this time to repair his broken right foot, following Monday's surgery […]

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