2013 nATIONAL mIDGET DRIVER rOOKIE OF THE yEAR
2012 cycleland speedway open champion and rookie of the year
 and
 open intermediate champion

NEWS

chili bowl
2014
 
DON BASILE ROOKIE OF RACE
Last year at PAS there were 12 TNGP feature rookie candidates for the Basile award. The 2013 event again had 12 rookie contenders for the award. The 16th annual award honors J. C. Agajanian's right hand man and later owner/promoter at Speedway 117 in Chula Vista. Don's son Bob commissioned the award in 1998 to honor his late father, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee. The award comes with $500 cash and a plaque. The annual winner is the highest finishing first time starter in a TNGP main event. This year it appeared at times that Andrew Felker, the lap 1-49 race leader, D. Gardner, or C. Bell would be the Basile Award winner. However, they all experienced problems and the prestigious award went to 17-year old Tanner Thorson, a Keith Kunz team driver.

BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS
MIDGET NATIONALS
Keith Kunz Motorsports sweeps the podium!

Tanner's first trip to the Belleville Highbanks, the Worlds Fastest Half Mile, proved to be a success.  After starting 13th in the Feature on night two he found his line and moved to the front to finish behind teammates Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu.


Winner!
On July 18th Tanner took to the track in Putnamville, Indiana at Lincoln Park Speedway for his first attempt in the Midwest TQ midget for Lynch Motorsports.  Starting 2nd in the Heat Race his first race was a success with a win.  Going into the main event, starting 5th he worked his way to the front and won his very first TQ Midget race.

2013 SCHEDULE IN THE KEITH KUNZ MOTORSPORTS MIDGET RELEASED

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Canyon Speedway Park, Peoria, AZ
March 1 & 2, 2013
Tanner raced with the best of the best over the weekend in Peoria, AZ at Canyon Speedway Park.  After a few laps on Thursday, February 28th Tanner qualifed 6th on Friday, started the heat outside 3rd row and finished 4th.  This put him outside pole for the main.  Tanner fell to the back and then worked his way back up to 13th where he finished.  On Saturday Tanner qualifed 9th and finished 2nd in his heat.  In the main event he started 9th fell back and worked his way back up to the 9th spot.  A very successfull first time out in the Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget.

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Keith Kunz, Hall of Fame Midget car owner puts Tanner in one of his midgets for the 2013 season.  Tanner will be racing his first Midget race at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ for the Copper on Dirt March 1 & 2 along with teammates Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell AND Kyle Larson.
Stayed tuned for Tanner's 2013 race schedule coming soon.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
7 PM
Listen to Diggin It with Fish and D Live - Weekly West Coast Open Wheel Racing Talk Show
Go to fishandd.com
Tanner will be their guest.
www.fishandd.com
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Red Bluff Outlaws
Sat. February 9th
"QUICK TIME"!!!!!
Tanner ran the Open 500cc Outlaw Kart for Trenton LaChance Saturday and qualified fast time, won his heat race, started 6th in the trophy dash finishing 4th, and finished 4th in the Main Event.  Thank you LaChance Rracing for letting Tanner drive for you.

UPCOMING RACES

RACE HIGHLIGHTS

2007 WEST COAST NATIONAL CHAMPION
RED BLUFF, CA



2011 250CC & OPEN INTERMIDATE PERPETUAL TROPHY WINNER
CYCLELAND SPEEDWAY



2011 OPEN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION
CYCLELAND SPEEDWAY



2011 250CC INTERMEDIATE WEST COAST NATIONAL CHAMPION
RED BLUFF, CA



2011 500CC OPEN KING OF THE HILL CHAMPION
CYCLELAND SPEEDWAY



2012 500CC OPEN WEST COAST NATIONAL CHAMPION, RED BLUFF, CA



2012 OPEN INTERMEDIATE
PERPETUAL TROPHY WINNER
CYCLELAND SPEEDWAY



2012 OPEN INTERMEDIATE
CHAMPION
CYCLELAND SPEEDWAY

 

2012 OPEN
CHAMPION
CYCLELAND SPEEDWAY



2012 OPEN
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
CYCLELAND SPEEDWAY




RICO ABREU, CHRISTOPHER BELL AND TANNER


KEITH KUNZ MOTORSPORTS