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.
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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. 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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Mini’s Mission Donates $10,000 to Friends of Jaclyn Foundation

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 Charges Through August [Langley Recap]

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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Slack Tide

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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New Moon Shine

After consecutive top-3 finishes on the CARS Tour, Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T's Fastest Grease In The East team head to Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Va. with brewing confidence. A pole at Hickory Motor Speedway and a runner-up finish at Dominion Raceway has the driver looking forward to his third race in four weeks -- even with unknowns on the horizon.
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Home Fire Burning Bright

There's truly no place like home. For the second consecutive week, Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T's Fastest Grease In The East team posted a career best finish on the CARS Tour with a runner-up effort at Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Va.
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The Homecoming Game [Race Preview]

On the heels of a career best CARS Tour performance at Hickory Motor Speedway, Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T's Fastest Grease In The East team head to their home track for this weekend's Radley Chevrolet 125 at Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Va. with a major spring in their step. Mini captured his first pole position on the CARS Tour on August 1 at Hickory Motor Speedway and had a career best 3rd place finish in the race.
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Breakthrough At Hickory [Race Recap]

“The positive and courageous voice will always emerge, somewhere, sometime, for all of us. Listen for it, and your breakthroughs will come.” — Pat Riley   Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease In The East team finally had a breakthrough performance worthy of their effort and determination. Mini captured his first career…
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Hickory Wind [Race Preview]

Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease In The East team have some unfinished business at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina. After struggling at the .363-mile track in 2019, Mini returned in June on a mission. He was in the top-3 on the leaderboard in every practice session and…
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Shaking Off The Albatross [Race Preview]

Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T's Fastest Grease In The East team head to Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina hoping for a dose of good luck. Mini is coming off a pair of disappointing finishes to begin the CARS Tour Late Model season. An oil leak at Southern National Motorsports Park relegated him to a 24th place finish, while brake failure at Ace Speedway resulted in a 26th place effort.
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Ace In The Cards [Race Preview]

It’s been nearly three months since Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease In The East Chevrolet were on track for a CARS Tour race. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a reworked Late Model schedule for 2020. After biding his time the last few months with school work (and the rod and reel),…
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Memory Lane To The Future [SNMP Race Preview]

Mini Tyrrell and the #81 Mini T’s Fastest Grease In The East team will begin their second full season on the CARS Tour in the Solid Rock Carriers 300 on March 7 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina. Mini is coming off a rookie season where he posted 1 top-5 and 6…
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Mini Selected for Prestigious Lucas Oil Touring 12 Program

MANASSAS, Va., February 7, 2020 — For the second consecutive year, Mini Tyrrell has been selected by the CARS Solid Rock Carriers 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 second full season on…
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Ethan Adopted By Mini’s Race Team

It was an incredibly memorable late September day for 9-year-old Ethan Dixon who was adopted as the newest member of Mini Tyrrell's race team through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
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Mini’s Jeff Gordon Tribute Wins Best Throwback Award

Mini Tyrrell won the Hoosier Racing Tire Best Throwback Car Award for his tribute to Jeff Gordon and the 1997 Rainbow Warriors. Mini raced the #24 DuPont Chevrolet in the Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway in August 2019. Mini was one of five finalists whom fans narrowed the field down to after voting via…
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Mini’s Biggest Fan Makes Its Debut

The CARS Tour banquet in mid-December saw the debut of Mini’s biggest fan. No, it’s not a person. It’s actually a white box fan with an ultra-cool cover. There is an interesting back story on its creation and existence. If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel, unless you’re a heavy sleeper, you’ve probably be woken…
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Transcript of Mini’s speech from the CARS Tour banquet

Mooresville, N.C. Mini was honored at the CARS Tour banquet as the 2019 CARS Tour Late Model Rookie of the Year on the heels of 1 top-5 and 6 top-10 finishes in the 11-race season. Following is the transcript of Mini’s speech. “Hello and thank you for the CARS Tour TORP Chassis Late Model Rookie…
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Mini Tyrrell Eyes First CARS Tour Win in Return to Carteret

By Andy Marquis -July 9, 2019 Teenage racing phenom Mini Tyrrell recently picked up his first top-five in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour, and now he’s got his sights set on victory in Saturday’s Crystal Coast 125 at Carteret County Speedway – a track he has run well at in the past. Tyrrell, 14, from Manassas,…
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Teenage Racing Phenom Mini Tyrrell Steps Up to CARS Tour Competition This Weekend

KENLY, N.C., March 6, 2019 (Newswire.com) – ​​​Mini Tyrrell, 14, of Manassas, Virginia will begin his first full season of competition with the Response Energy CARS Tour this Friday and Saturday at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina. The Solid Rock Carriers 300 will feature some of the nation’s top competitors in NASCAR-style late…
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Timmy Tyrrell Racing Announces Mini Tyrrell Chosen to Be Part of Exclusive CARS ‘Touring 12’ Program This Season

MANASSAS, Va., February 12, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Fourteen-year-old Virginia-based late model stock car racer Timmy “Mini” Tyrrell has been selected by The Response Energy CARS Tour to be part of their 2019 Touring 12 program that was originally launched by the series in 2018. The incentive program was designed to reward teams who commit to running…
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Exciting Week for Mini Tyrrell Leading to Martinsville Valley Star Credit Union 300

MARTINSVILLE, Va., September 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) – 14-year-old NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Racer Mini Tyrrell is preparing for the granddaddy of all NASCAR late model short-track races, the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 29. He’s going to have a very busy race week leading up to the…
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Mini Returns to Carteret with Momentum Riding High

July 27, 2018, Langley Austin After picking up his first win of the 2018 season in his first appearance at his home track of Shenandoah Speedway just two weeks ago, Mini Tyrrell is heading back to Carteret County Speedway looking for his first win on the Crystal Coast. Mini has spent this season primarily racing…
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Brian Henderson Enters NASCAR Xfinity Race at Watkins Glen for Friends of Jaclyn & Mini’s Mission

Fredericksburg, VA native Brian Henderson has entered the Zippo 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY. He’ll be driving a car prepared by Brandonbilt Motorsports and will be sporting the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and Mini’s Mission during the event. Henderson started in go-karts in Virginia before moving to…
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Mini Goes Back Home to Shenandoah, Gets First Win of 2018

For Mini Tyrrell, a trip home to Shenandoah Speedway meant more than just a chance to race on the track where he got his start in Late Model four years ago, it meant an opportunity to compete in front of many fans and friends. He didn’t disappoint his fans and friends as he took his…
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Mini Tyrrell Rallies to Second Place after Dismal Start to Solid Rock Carriers 150 Weekend at Carteret

July 10, 2018 Langley Austin It wasn’t the win that Mini Tyrrell was looking to get on Saturday night at Carteret County Speedway but after a rough start to the weekend, finishing second felt like a huge victory for him and the team. Mini’s weekend started off with an oil leak on Friday during practice…
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Mini Comes Up Short of Two Wins at Carteret

With twin features on the schedule for the June 9th race at Carteret County Speedway, Mini Tyrrell was looking for his first win but came up one spot short in both features. In the first race of the night, Mini raced up to second and looked to take the lead late before scoring placed him…
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Mini Hoping to Put Engine Woes Behind and Get First Carteret Victory This Weekend

In his first two starts at Carteret County Speedway, Mini Tyrrell has been able to compete for spots at the front of the field and now he’s looking to get his first win on the flat 4/10th-mile track. Mini qualified on the outside pole during the most recent event at the track and when the…
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Mini Looking to Build on 4th Place Effort at Carteret

On his first trip to Carteret County Speedway, 13-year-old Mini Tyrrell had a strong car but shifting issues relegated him to a fourth-place finish. This time he’s returning with laps on the 4/10 mile speed plant under his belt. “I’m excited to get back down there and get some laps on that track,” said Mini.…
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Mini Gets Fourth-Place Finish in First Carteret County Speedway Start

Mini Tyrrell made his first career start at Carteret County Speedway on Saturday night and after running as high as the second position he would finish fourth. Carteret County Speedway is one of the most scenic tracks in the country and the racing on the flat 4/10 mile speed plant is some of the best…
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Mini Tyrrell Looking Forward to the Challenge of Carteret Speedway

Drivers under the age of 14 years old, who run Late Model Stock Cars have a limited number of tracks that they can travel to race at and Mini Tyrrell is always looking for a new track to race on. Last year Carteret County Speedway was NASCAR sanctioned and thus drivers under the age of…
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Mini to Host Chief Kid Officer at Richmond for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Weekend

Mini Tyrrell would ordinarily be kicking off the 2018 season at Shenandoah Speedway this weekend but instead, he’s going to spend his time hosting a cancer survivor at the NASCAR Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Richmond Raceway. In addition, Mini will be representing Racing Virginia at the AAA Track Takeover. Richmond…
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Mini Impresses in CARS Tour Debut at Tri-County Motor Speedway

Mini Tyrrell traveled to Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, NC for the first time in his young career and when he left he had earned the respect of the other racers but not the finish he deserved. Mini posted the second fastest time during Friday practice and followed that up with the fastest lap in…
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Event Preview – CARS Limiteds at Tri-County Motor Speedway

Welcome to Tri-County: Timmy “Mini” Tyrrell and the Timmy Tyrrell Racing team are looking to start their 2018 campaign at Tri-County Motors Speedway. The track is a multi-groove 4/10 mile track known for putting on some of the best races in the Southeast region. Mini has never been to the Hudson, NC facility but he’s got…
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Mini Gearing Up for New Season and New Opportunities

When the 2018 season kicks off for Mini Tyrrell it’ll be the beginning of significant changes in the opportunities available to him to race all over the region and against the best drivers in the country. Mini won’t turn 14 years old until September 8th but with the changing landscape in short track racing new…
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Busy December Continues for Mini Tyrrell with Fundraising for Children’s Cancer Research and Sponsorship Renewal

For racers, there really is no offseason and that’s definitely been the case for Mini Tyrrell. Since the drop of the final checkered flag of the 2017 season when he picked up his first career Thanksgiving Classic victory, Mini has been busy working on his 2018 season and raising money with four-time Monster Energy NASCAR…
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