THOMAS PREPARES FOR CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING INTERNATIONAL OPENER "Oklahoma resident looks to improve on success from Sonoma" May 26, 2009 -- Team Top Kart USA pilot Tyler Thomas will jump out of his sprint car and get back behind the wheel of...
THOMAS PREPARES FOR CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING INTERNATIONAL OPENER
"Oklahoma resident looks to improve on success from Sonoma"
May 26, 2009 -- Team Top Kart USA pilot Tyler Thomas will jump out of his sprint car and get back behind the wheel of his Top Kart to compete in the opening round of the Championship Karting International (CKI) event at New Castle Motorsports Park. After having great success in his 600cc Micro Sprint, Thomas will compete in the IAME Junior class as he looks to take the victory in the inaugural event.
"I am really looking forward to this coming weekend," stated Tulsa, Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas. "I have been racing and learning a lot while in my sprint car, and I think a lot of what I have learned can be transferred back to kart racing. My last kart race was in Sonoma about a month ago, but I have been on a race track behind the wheel of something every weekend since then. It has been a lot of fun!"
Back up one month, Tyler Thomas was standing on the second step of the podium at the Snap-on Stars of Karting event in Sonoma, California. Racing with a talented field of Junior National drivers, Thomas drove a magnificent final to improve from his sixth place starting position to a second place.
Thomas will be back behind the wheel for Thursday's unofficial practice sessions. Qualifying will take place on Friday afternoon for all classes with heat races set to run through Saturday. Sunday will provide the platform for the prefinal and main events where Thomas will look to fight for victory.
Working with his father and mechanic Brian Thomas, Tyler will utilize a Woltjer Race Engines prepared Parilla Leopard in his national championship chase.
This past weekend saw Tyler Thomas back behind the wheel of his sprint car at two different locations in Oklahoma. On Saturday night, the talented junior competed in the ASCS2 event at the I-44 Speedway in Oklahoma City scoring a solid second place result. Sunday night, the Tyler Thomas Motorsports squad moved to Dutton Speedway in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma where Thomas garnered another top five competing against a field of 20 cars.