For the third consecutive year, Mini Tyrrell has been selected by the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour to be part of its Lucas Oil Touring 12 incentive-based program. The driver of the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease in the East Late Model is entering his third season on the highly competitive Late Model series which will race in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina this season.

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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.

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It wasn’t the finish that Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease In The East race team wanted, but it was definitely a finish they needed with a hard fought 8th place effort in the CARS Tour race at Florence Motor Speedway.

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Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease In The East 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.

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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.

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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. This weekend, Mini visits a place where he stepped up in Late Model competition in 2018 and rose to the occasion. The place is 4/10-mile of racing perfection on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. The place, of course, is Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway.

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The start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a poignant time for everybody who has been impacted by pediatric cancer. Mini Tyrrell, through his Mini’s Mission “Burn Rubber to Help Another” fundraising program, is honored to announce a $10,000 donation to the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation on September 1.

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Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease In The East race team closed out a hectic month of August with a strong 4th place effort in the CARS Tour 125-lap race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. It was Mini’s 3rd top-4 finish in the last 4 races.

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Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease In The East team will look to rebound on the Virginia coast after a disappointing finish last weekend. The team heads down to slack tide in Hampton Roads for a home state race at Langley Speedway.

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