MEET TYLER

Hello, my name is Tyler Thompson. We are a family racing operation that allows our family to spend time together on weekends. I started racing go-karts in 2011 and I was hooked from the start. The first few years was a learning curve and once I got the hang of it in 2015 we were off to the races, so to speak.

My Dad purchased my first DIRT Sportsman car in 2015 from DIRT Modified Star, Larry Wight. We competed in the novice Sportsman Division at the Fulton Speedway and had six wins in 2016, a great start for my transition from karts to modifieds.

In the end of 2016 we moved from the Novice Sportsman Division to the Open Sportsman series which would be challenging at first. In 2017, we set an ambitious schedule to run over 50 races.

This year started off strong winning heat races and being very competitive right out of the box . We had a tough wreck at Brewerton Speedway in May, setting us back. After taking two weeks off our No. 98 Troyer Racecar was running stout.

Our first big end of the season race was Super Dirt Week at the Oswego Speedway with over 75 cars in our division. We set a goal to qualify and easily made the show, running in a solid top ten position when misfortune struck us with a flat tire, erasing a great finish…but we were ready for the biggest race of my career.

On to Charlotte for an invitation only All-Star race where I was lucky enough to start on the pole and lead all 20 laps. It set a tone for what lies ahead. More wins and a bright future for our team.