October 26, 2020: We had a rough end to the 2020 CARS Tour season with a 29th place finish and our 5th DNF in 2020 after alternator issues at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Despite the disappointment on Sunday, we all take heart in winning Heat #1 on Saturday night and the number of incredibly strong runs we had during the course of the season. I promise you we will regroup and come out stronger in 2021. Thank you to my race team for all of your hard work: Brandon Butler, Dan Givens, Grayson Cullather, Larry Lindsay, Colin Butler, and Larry Graff. You guys are the absolute best at what you do. Thank you Convenience Tire and Auto, Solid Rock Carriers, Weber Rector Commercial Real Estate Services, Absolutely Amish Structures, and Friends of Jaclyn Foundation for your support. Thank you Rayvon Clark/Clark's Automotive Race Engines and Hedgecock Racing Enterprises.
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Southern Cross [Florence recap]
It wasn't the finish that Mini and the #81 team wanted at Florence Motor Speedway, but definitely a finish they needed with a hard fought 8th place effort in the CARS Tour race that vaulted them into the top-10 in points for the first time in 2020.
Songline Of The Aborigine [Florence Preview]
Mini and the #81 team will make a 400-mile trek down I-95 to the Pee Dee region of South Carolina for Saturday night's CARS Tour race at Florence Motor Speedway. It's a region that is intricately woven into the heritage of American motorsports.
Living Life In The Moment
I thought a lot about the most memorable events of September 12 at Carteret County Speedway. My mind kept replaying the vision of Craig Lendino's ear to ear smile when asked if he had a good time at the end of the night. Some people tend to focus on what Craig can't do because of Down syndrome. When we see Craig, we focus on what he can do -- and what he wants to do.
Wind, Sand, and Stars [Carteret preview]
There are certain outposts on the CARS Tour that mean just a little bit more to Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T's Fastest Grease In The East team. One of those special places is Bobby Watson's Carteret County Speedway on North Carolina's Crystal Coast.
Mini's Mission Donates $10,000 to Friends of Jaclyn Foundation
Mini was honored to announce a $10,000 donation to the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation through his Mini's Mission "Burn Rubber to Help Another" fundraising program on September 1 to commemorate the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Mini Charges Through August [Recap]
Mini and the #81 team posted their 3rd top-4 finish in a hectic 4-race span during the month of August. Read the full recap of Mini's 4th place effort on a humid night at Langley Speedway.
CARS Tour Late Model - 200 laps
RACING FOR A REASON
Friends of Jaclyn Foundation
Timmy Tyrrell Racing and driver Mini Tyrrell joined forces with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation in 2019. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers. The program starts by adopting a child and making them an honorary pit crew member. But it's not just for one race. It's for as long as the child and family are in need of support.