Full results from Thursday evening's program are available at www.MLRARacing.com.
May 18th, 2013 - Tyler Reddick Racing traveled to Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) over the weekend for the 2nd Annual Bad Boy 98, which posted a $20,000 winner's check for the 98 lap finale. Forty Super Late Models took part in the event, and a fourth place finish in his heat race locked Tyler into the fourteenth starting spot for Saturday night's finale. During the course of the feature Reddick pitted a few times under caution to tweak on his entry before registering a twelfth place at the checkered flag.
Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
April 28th, 2013 - It was an ultra-busy weekend for Tyler Reddick as the team looked to enter three events in three days.
The action began on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) with the $5,000-to-win, Douglas Dodge 50, which was sanctioned by United Midwestern Promoters (UMP). Thirty-two Super Late Models were on hand for the program, and Tyler started the night by blazing to fast time honors with a 12.153 second lap around the 1/4 mile oval in his #11 Broken Bow Records/Bloomquist Super Late Model. A second place finish in his heat race positioned Reddick starting sixth on the main event grid. He would race in the top five for much of the feature before registering a fourth place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner, Jason Feger, Dennis Erb Jr., and Bobby Pierce. Full results from the event are available at www.FarmerCityRacing.com.
Saturday evening found the team pitted at Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) for the season opener at the legendary opener. Unfortunately shortly after hot laps heavy rain arrived forcing officials to cancel the $1,500-to-win program.
On Sunday the team made the last minute decision to travel to Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) for a $10,000-to-win program at the 1/4 mile oval. Heavy rain from the day prior left the track heavy and fast, and Tyler started the program by qualifying seventh fastest in the thirty car field. A third place finish in his heat locked him into the third starting spot for the 50 lap finale, and during the course of the feature he advanced three spots to a fourth place finish behind race winner, Eric Wells, Darrell Lanigan, and Tim McCreadie. Full results from the event are available at www.WoOLMS.com.
April 21st, 2013 - Tyler Reddick set out to enter a trio of events over the weekend, which were sanctioned by the Mid America Racing Series (MARS), Sunoco American Late Model Series (ALMS), and the Corn Belt Clash (CBC).
The weekend opened with a rain out as Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) saw their program on Friday night nixed by Mother Nature.
On Saturday evening the action shifted to 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) for a $4,000-to-win program. Forty-three Super Late Models entered the event, and via preliminary action he earned the twenty-sixth starting spot for the finale. Despite starting deep in the feature grid Reddick mounted a great charge in the feature as he advanced twenty-two positions to a fourth place finish behind race winner, Chad Simpson, Jesse Stovall, and Brian Shirley.
Sunday night found the team in action in a $3,000-to-win race at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) as thirty-two entries took to the 1/4 mile oval. Tyler won the fourth heat race, and then went on to race his way to an eighth place finish in the finale.
Full results from both events are available at www.MARSRacingSeries.com.
April 14th, 2013 - Tyler Reddick entered his first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event over the weekend at Rockingham Speedway (Rockingham, North Carolina) in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.
Tyler qualified thirteenth in the thirty-six car field in his #52 Ken Schrader Racing/Toyota Tundra entry. The team had high hopes for the event, and early in the race he was advancing through the field, when he went three wide entering turn one. He and Ty Dillon made contact, and Reddick spun. He appeared to receive minimal damage in the incident, although he did flat spot his tires. As a result he made a pit stop before rejoining the tail of the field.
As the race resumed green flag conditions Reddick noted that something had changed on the handling on the truck, and another pit stop ensued for a loose right front upper arm. During the lengthy pit stop he lost several laps, and although he passed several trucks after rejoining the tail of the field he was obviously unable to gain any spots due to being down several laps. He ultimately finished in the thirtieth position. He was able to at least chalk the day up to obtaining a lot of seat time and experience. Full results are available at www.NASCAR.com.
March 16th, 2013 - Tyler made his debut at Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee) over the weekend with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series at the 1/2 mile oval in the DRIVE4COPD 125. Qualifications on Friday resulted in Reddick starting fourteenth on the grid in the thirty-six car field in his #52 Ken Schrader Racing/Broken Bow Records entry. The team had high hopes for the race on Saturday, but it would prove to be a rough outing as Reddick had to battle through mechanical issues and bad luck. He would salvage the most of the day though as he recorded a nineteenth place finish in the final rundown. Full results are available at http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/kn_pro_series_east .
February 19th, 2013 - Tyler Reddick entered his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series event of the season on Tuesday evening as he made his debut at Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, Florida) in the UNOH Battle at the Beach. The event at the newly built 0.4 mile oval at the facility started on a rough note for Reddick as mechanical woes sidelined him to a fourteenth place finish in his qualifying heat race. As a result he started at the back of the twenty-eight car grid for the feature. During the course of the rough and tumble event Reddick would avoid several accidents on his way to a fourteenth place finish at the checkered flag. Full results are available at http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/kn_pro_series_east .
February 13th, 2013 - Despite rain and threatening weather Tyler Reddick registered a solid performance on Wednesday night at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) during the third round of the 37th Annual Winter Nationals.
With forty-three Super Late Models entered into the $7,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) program Tyler qualified fifth fastest in his group to earn the third starting spot for the first heat race. He advanced to a second place finish behind Dennis Erb Jr. to lock into the fifth starting spot for the 35 lap, main event. As the race went green Reddick quickly worked his way up to the third position, and just after the halfway point he moved past Eric Jacobsen for the second spot. On lap 26 the caution flag flew for a slowing Eddie Carrier Jr., which erased Erb Jr.'s lead. Reddick was excited about his chances on the restart, but before the race could resume rain arrived once again, which forced series' officials to declare the race complete. As a result Tyler finished second. Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
November 3rd, 2012 - Tyler Reddick ended his 2012 season with a bang by scoring the win in the finale for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Rockingham Speedway (Rockingham, North Carolina). The win was impressive as it marked Tyler's debut with the series, and only his third pavement start of the year. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR
Reddick, who started sixth and was making his series debut at Rockingham, got a run on race leader – and championship contender – Brett Moffitt coming out of turn 2 toward the checkered flag. Moffitt came up on Reddick, made contact, and went spinning onto the grass. Reddick then came around to take the yellow and checkered flags.
Reddick was followed across the finish line by Corey LaJoie, Darrell Wallace Jr., Coleman Pressley, and Jesse Little. With the win Tyler became the second youngest driver to ever win on the tour.
"It's just an unbelievable feeling to win my first race with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East," commented an elated Reddick after the race. "There are a lot of tough competitors in this series. I just can't thank all of my great sponsors and supporters including Broken Bow Records, Ken Schrader, and Chad Boat. This is a really special win for me!"
Race fans if you are able to make it to a television, coming up at 2pm cst on Thursday, November 8th on the SPEED Channel, the tape-delayed win by Tyler Reddick in the K&N Pro Series East at Rockingham Speedway (North Carolina) will be shown.
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Tyler started racing on computer games at about 2.5 years old nabbing any chance at Dad's laptop when it was free to play. Tyler was first exposed to real racing when going to the races to watch dad race dirt circle track in a Limited Sportsman's car and later in a IMCA Dirt Modified.
At 4.5 years old dad took little Tyler to the Red Bluff Outlaw's Kart races to see what Tyler's response was when asked, "Do you want to do this?" he replied with a big smile and said "Yea!" Just outside the race track door was waiting for him his first Go-Kart.
One week later Tyler and his dad, Clarence, went to the race track for a closed practice session with the track promoter, Bob Carrel. As Clarence put all the race gear on Tyler and placed him in the car, he was ready. More ready than anyone could have ever imagined. Mom and Dad were obviously nervous. After starting the motor, Tyler just slammed the throttle to the floor. From outside of the Kart, Clarence stayed along side trying to pull the throttle back with his hand at the carburetor. After pulling it twice Clarence finally decided to just let Tyler go. He never lifted through the first turn and then headed down the straight and into the next turn, and still he had not lifted. It became obvious immediately that Tyler was born to race.
Ever since then Tyler has never looked back as he loves to race any chance that he can. Now almost twelve years, 125 plus trophies, and 16 Championships later, he is one of the most talented, young drivers in the nation.
He has accomplished a long list of accolades in a short time. At the age of 15-years-old he became the youngest driver to ever win a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) feature, when he scored a feature win during the 35th Annual Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) in February 2011. In September 2012 he became the youngest driver to ever qualify for the biggest Dirt Late Model race of the year,the annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio). Not only did he qualify for the main event, but he also earned the pole position and led the first three laps of the feature in front of a national audience.
In November 2012 at the age of 16-years-old Tyler truly took his career to the next level, when he made his first start with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Rockingham Speedway (Rockingham, North Carolina). Afer running near the front of the pack for the duration of the event against an extremely talented field of competitors he made a final lap pass for the lead and went on to claim the win in an entry fielded by Ken Schrader and Broken Bow Records.
The sky is the limit for Tyler Reddick as he continues his climb to the top of the motorsports world.