INDIANAPOLIS – Tanner Thorson announced late Thursday that he will compete with Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports for the remainder of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series season.
The Minden, Nev., driver and the Gilbert, Ariz., based team will make their midget debut together in the T-Town Midget Showdown at Oklahoma’s Port City Raceway April 9-10.
One week earlier, Thorson unveiled his plans to contest the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series season for Reinbold-Underwood this year, providing him the chance to race for a pair of USAC championships with the same crew under one roof.
“This thing is fire,” Thorson stated after revealing his new midget ride via Twitter on Thursday night. “I’m ready to get to Port City Raceway with USAC in the 19AZ. I can’t thank (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports) and all of the people that helped me get this going. I’m looking forward to this year.”
Thorson, the 2016 USAC National Midget champion, competed in the first two events of the 2021 USAC National Midget season in February at Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park for Dave Mac Motorsports.
There, Thorson set fast qualifying time for the rain-abbreviated Saturday show as well as Monday’s make-up, while also scoring feature finishes of second and eighth that has him third in the standings entering the Port City events.
Thorson has been a mainstay at the top of the series for the past half-decade, with 20 career series wins. He’s also made eight starts over the past two seasons with Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports in the USAC National Sprint Car Series.
Thorson is one of three Reinbold-Underwood entries for Port City, alongside series Rookie of the Year contenders Chase Randall and Hayden Reinbold.