MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Tanner Thorson will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut for Young’s Motorsports in Saturday’s Zombie Auto 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Thorson will pilot the No. 28 Maestro’s Classic Chevrolet SS, in partnership with Team Dillon and GoShare.
“I have been looking forward to this weekend since our partnership with Team Dillon began,” said team principal Tyler Young. “It’s great to add Tanner to our development program and provide a place for him to advance his racing career.”
At the beginning of 2018, the 21-year-old teamed up with Dooling Hayward Motorsports/Richard Childress Racing to pilot the No. 63 midget. Shortly after, it was announced that Thorson would join Team Dillon and compete in 12 events with Young’s Motorsports as part of his driver development program.
“Tanner spent some time in the shop with us this week and we hit it off really quick,” said crew chief Andrew Abbott. “We’ve been successful in the past with the K&N program and from what I’ve seen and heard about his driving ability, I don’t see why that wouldn’t continue with Tanner behind the wheel.”
The Young’s Motorsports No. 28 Chevrolet SS will feature Maestro’s Classic, a line of beard care and styling products. In addition to Maestro’s Classic, GoShare.co and Ohio Logistics will also be showcased on Thorson’s Chevrolet SS.
The Minden, Nev., native started racing outlaw karts at the age of four and progressed through the ranks. Over the past four years, Thorson competed under the Keith Kunz Motorsports banner, where he scored more than 25 USAC and POWRi national midget victories, culminating with the 2016 USAC National Midget Series championship.
Thorson has also competed in a handful of pavement events with the ARCA Racing Series, CARS Tour and the Pro All Stars Series.
“I’m excited to get my start under the NASCAR banner this weekend at Bristol,” said Thorson. “I can’t thank all of the sponsors and people that have made this possible. I know Tyler and Young’s Motorsports have been working hard to prepare the No. 28 car, so I am looking forward to getting on track.”