Who is Derek Thorn?

Discussion in 'Short Track Racing' started by Taco, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Taco

    Taco Crew Chief

    Whipped up on Kyle Busch and Erik Jones this weekend at the Winter Showdown.
     
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  2. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

  3. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    A badass. Wins a lot of Super Late Model races, predominantly in SRL out west.
     
  4. toledo47

    toledo47 Team Owner

    Past NASCAR K&N Pro series champion as well. Just didn't have the funds to move up the ranks in NASCAR I guess
     
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  5. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Off memory, I think he's won some championships in SRL Southwest Tour. I always have this guy as a darkhorse pick for the Derby.
     
  6. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Crew Chief

    Derek Thorn and David Mayhew are both a couple West Series drivers (though many probably) that should/did have the talent to move up the latter.
     
  7. clarkfn2284

    clarkfn2284 Here to make you miserable.

    Derek thorn is the winningest driver in the history of the Spears SRL tour. This include back to back poles at the last 2 Winter Showdowns and this year's wire to wire win.
     
  8. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Too bad he isn't younger, I believer he is 29 or 30, so he is probably past the age of moving into Xfinity or Cup, might still have a shot at a truck ride. 71 career wins, pretty impressive.
     
  9. clarkfn2284

    clarkfn2284 Here to make you miserable.

    I don't know that he is really looking to advance any further at this point. He is a big fish in a relatively small pond out here when it comes to West Coast Super Late Model racing. He has a good program behind him with more than enough funding. He doesn't do many if any K&N West races so he isn't even competing with the Egglestons and Gillilands of the world. On the west coast, if you want a look at a Truck, Xfinity or Cup ride you have to A) have money or bring backing, B) win some big west series races or C) get in a 410 Sprint Car and travel the states making some noise and getting noticed by the influx of dirt guys in Nascar.
     
  10. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Sounds like he has a good thing going then.
     
  11. clarkfn2284

    clarkfn2284 Here to make you miserable.

    Yeah, it appears to be the case. He stays in his lane so to speak. On the West at home in Bakersfield he is dominant. For the most part any where out here on the west he is the guy.
     

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