Corona, CA – Sometime Friday morning Travis Thirkettle will hook up his race car hauler, load up his crew and make the 80-mile drive from Newhall to Bakersfield, California. The trip to Kern County Raceway Park will be a homecoming of sorts for Thirkettle, the 2016 DJ Safety Rookie of the Year in the Lucas […]

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BAKERSFIELD, California – A couple of nights ago, while the Lucas Oil Modifieds warmed up for their return to Kern County Raceway Park, Travis Thirkettle talked about how nice it was to be somewhere he’d raced before. That meant he wouldn’t have to use two or three of the limited practice sessions getting familiar with […]

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IRWINDALE, California – Travis Thirkettle called his shot. It wasn’t quite as dramatic as Babe Ruth’s called shot back on October 1, 1932, but it had more than enough drama for Thirkettle.   All Ruth had to was hit a Charlie Root fastball. Thirkettle had to overcome 28 Lucas Oil Modifieds and seven caution flags […]

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