DES MOINES, Iowa – TMC Transportation will serve as the primary sponsor for Karsyn Elledge during multiple USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series events this year.
TMC Transportation is familiar to dirt racing die-hards. Harrold Annett, the chairman and CEO of TMC, fielded teams adorned in TMC’s black and chrome across various divisions of short-track racing, including a decorated sprint car team from the 1970s through the late 1990s for drivers such as Mike Brooks and Sammy Swindell.
From 1988 through 1993, Swindell piloted the TMC entry to 145 feature wins, including the Short Track Nationals in 1990, the Syracuse Dirt Nationals in 1990 and ’91, the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the inaugural Asphalt Nationals at Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway and 89 World of Outlaws victories.
That same livery will adorn Elledge’s No. 1 Tucker-Boat Motorsports entry in select events.
“Karsyn is a terrific up-and-coming driver from a great racing family who we believe will be a tremendous representative for TMC Transportation,” said Annett. “We’re happy to have the opportunity to return to dirt racing and look forward to cheering on Karsyn.”
Also pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at IUPUI, Elledge joins the USAC ranks with two Box Stock Class championships, the 2015 Open Class Rookie of the Year award and over 40 feature wins in Outlaw Karts on her record. After competing in select POWRi midget races and the 2019 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, she now embarks on her first full midget racing season.
“The history that TMC carries in dirt racing is so incredible and something I have always admired,” said Elledge, the granddaughter of NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt. “To be able to represent their company is a dream come true for me. I’m grateful for Chad Boat, Billy Boat, TMC and everyone that is making this season possible for me. I’m excited to get on track.”
“We are thrilled to have Karsyn and an iconic brand like TMC join Tucker-Boat Motorsports for the 2019 season,” said Chad Boat, co-owner of Tucker-Boat Motorsports. “TMC is well known in the racing industry and it will be an honor to have them on board our No. 1 Spike/Toyota-powered midget. The entire team looks forward to seeing Karsyn develop as a driver throughout the year.”