Defending Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Champion Tanner Thorson has announced via his Twitter account he has parted ways with Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports in order to “explore other opportunities.”
Those opportunities he’s looking for include competing and wining on a national winged Sprintcar tour.
“Unfortunately, I had to make this decision,” Thorson said.
“But I’m trying to better myself and my wing racing. I know I can win at the top level, I just need the right opportunity. We have had a lot of success in the midget and non-wing Sprintcar with RUM but I am looking to further my career in winged Sprintcar racing.”
The success Thorson speaks of is real. Most notably, taking down Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson in the 2022 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Thorson and Reinbold-Underwood also won big-time Midget and Sprint Car features with USAC.
Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports is a USAC National Championship winning organisation. In 2019, in just their first season competing full-time with USAC, driver
CJ Leary won the title with two wins, 32-top 10s and 11 fastest times. The team, owned by former Sprintcar driver Andy Reinbold, has been only hiring drivers
since 2015 and won their first USAC Sprintcar feature in 2017 at the Western World Championship.