January 15, 2021: My dad was recently interviewed for a feature in PRI Magazine about the youth movement in motorsports. He detailed my ascension from karting to Arena Racing up to Late Models, including the backstory on my initial foray into Late Models at the age of 9. He also shared advice for parents of young racers to ensure the building blocks for success on and off the track. Be sure to check it out -> 'What's Behind Racing's Young Movement?'
We're preparing for a very busy 2021 CARS Tour season with 14 races on the schedule. It's hard to believe that we'll be back at the track in just 6 weeks. Last year we posted 3 top-5's, captured a pole position, and won the 25-lap Heat Race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. For 2021, we're focused on improving in all areas. I can't wait for the first CARS Tour race on March 6 at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina. In the meantime, please take a look back at some of our favorite moments from last year -> Souvenirs 2020
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There were a lot of memorable moments on and off the track for Mini and the #81 team in 2020. With the CARS Tour schedule seemingly always in flux because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mini and the team persevered to post 3 finishes in the top-4, as well as continuing to make a difference in so many lives. Take a look back at some of our favorite times from the past season.
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.
CARS Tour Late Model
Dillon Motor Speedway
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.