OWNER: TIMMY TYRRELL
Timmy became passionate about the automotive industry at the age of 17 and started his own auto repair business. He has been self-employed for 30+ years and owns Convenience Tire & Auto and Mini T's Tire & Auto, successful repair centers in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area. His father had a passion for cars and racing. Timmy started racing at the age of 16 and has been hooked ever since. His experience in racing and business has provided him with the needed leadership to help Mini in his racing career. Timmy is deeply entrenched in the community, having earned Rotarian of the Year honors in 2015-2016.
CREW CHIEF: BRANDON BUTLER
Mini's team is led by crew chief Brandon Butler since 2015. Brandon is a former NASCAR driver with numerous track and series championships to his credit. In 2001, he won 24 of 52 Late Model races capturing track championships at both South Boston and South Hampton which earned him the NASCAR Late Model Eastern Championship. Brandon has been an incredible force in the development Mini as a driver.
"I have seen hundreds of race car drivers in my career but Mini has more natural talent behind the wheel than anyone I have ever seen." - Brandon Butler
CAR CHIEF: DAN GIVENS
Dan Givens got involved with a dirt car team and through the years has transitioned to asphalt. He works full-time as an auto technician. His work ethic and attention to detail are second to none.
"Our small team has become so much more to me than just a weekend hobby. Timmy Tyrrell Racing has become like a small family to me and I feel so lucky to have become a part of such a special adventure." - Dan Givens
TIRES: LARRY LINDSAY
Mini's dad, Timmy, has been doing Larry's auto maintenance for nearly 30 years. Larry is a retired Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army. Larry went to Shenandoah Speedway in 2017 and watched a few races. In 2018, the team invited him to Carteret County Speedway to help out and his involvement has grown from there.
"Larry is a great man. I've known him since I was a baby. He works extremely hard on the team, really funny, incredibly smart, honorable man and I love that he salutes the flag during the National Anthem." - Mini Tyrrell
PIT SUPPORT: COLIN BUTLER
Colin has known Mini since he was 9 years old as his father has served as Mini's crew chief since 2015. He spends most race weekends assisting the crew members on a variety of tasks.
"I've known Mini for more than 6 years. I respect his talent and ability to make a difference in many lives." - Colin Butler
PIT SUPPORT: RYAN DAY
Ryan has known Mini's dad Timmy for 35 years. Through high school, getting married, and having kids, they've always been good friends with a common interest in cars. At the track, Ryan assists with loading and unloading the car and equipment and helps the other team members.
"My daughter Ella was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was 6 years old and became Mini's inspiration to raise funding and awareness of childhood cancer. That makes it truly special to be part of his race team and also help when he does fundraisers for childhood cancer." - Ryan Day