MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Honda USAC National Midget Series driver Tanner Thorson is the latest driver to throw his name in the hat for the SPEED SPORT Challenge on May 21 at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, N.C.
Thorson, the 2013 National Midget Driver Rookie of the Year, is no stranger to outlaw karts as he is a three-time West Coast Nationals Champion. The Minden, Nev., native will pilot the Swimming Pool Perfections, Race City Injector, Abreu Vineyards entry owned by legendary kart owner Greg Yannazzo.
The SPEED SPORT Challenge will be the first televised Outlaw Kart race. The entry list for the 30-lap event has climbed to more than 60 entries and will feature drivers from various racing backgrounds doing battle in 500cc winged outlaw karts, which have the same power-to-weight ratio as 410 sprint cars.
The event will be telecast as part of the MAVTV series “SPEED SPORT” scheduled to air on June 5.