Thomas Jr. Double Dips on Top Five’s
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INDIANAPOLIS (Apr. 11, 2017) – Kevin Thomas Jr. took on double duty driving privileges during the Kokomo Grand Prix and solidified four Top 5 finishes over the course of the weekend.
The Cullman, Alabama native recently scored a new non-wing sprint car ride with car owner Dan Pace. The Pace Performance Coating sponsored No.44 DRC tackled Kokomo Speedway Saturday & Sunday resulting in a pair of top five finishes, with a 5th and 4th respectively.
“I’m really grateful Dan (Pace) is letting me drive this car,” Thomas said. “It’s similar to the car I drove last year and I had a lot of success in it. I’m looking forward to carrying that success to the No.44. I’m just thankful for the opportunity to be back in a good car, with an awesome group of guys, and being able to get them respectable results so quickly.”
Thomas was also in action with the USAC National Midgets as they battled for the Kokomo Grand Prix Title. Once again in another new ride, Thomas would pilot the Austin Brown No.7B entry, with a Speedway Toyota under the hood.
No stranger to the Kokomo Speedway surface, Thomas would fight his way through the field from the 13th starting position, and come across the line in 4th place. The teams would do it all over again on Sunday evening, where Thomas would capture his fourth top five finish in two days with 5th place honors.
“I’ve worked with Austin, Flea, and Corey before and it’s always a good time,” said Thomas. “They have great equipment, and I was excited when Austin asked me to drive his car. It’s been a few months since I’ve driven a midget so I guess you could say we knocked the rust off. Hopefully he’ll let me get behind the wheel of this Boss Chassis again.”
Thomas and the No.44 team are putting together a tentative schedule for the remainder of the season to be released at a later date. They will be in action at the red clay, high bank oval known as Bloomington Speedway, in Bloomington, Indiana on April 14th.
Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors; Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Bell Helmets, Gridsport, Indy Metal Finishing, High Side Design, and MPI.
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