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 the CARS Tour Facebook page. From there a CARS Tour board determined the ultimate winner.
Graphics and design for Mini's replica of Jeff Gordon's #24 DuPont Rainbow Warriors car in the 1990's were done by Grafix Unlimited.
For his win, Mini received a $500 cash bonus from Hoosier Racing Tire. Mini elected to donate his award to the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation for childhood cancer research.
Mini will again race the Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway in August 2020. Which paint scheme will he choose to honor this year? Stay tuned! We'll announce Mini's choice in July.