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Kevin Thomas Jr. Rewinds to First Win 12 Years Ago, Setting the Stage for 40 USAC Victories

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Kevin Thomas Jr., the talented driver hailing from Cullman, Alabama, has etched his name in USAC history. With 40 career victories in the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, he joins an elite group of drivers who have achieved this remarkable feat. His journey to this milestone has been filled with passion, determination, and thrilling moments on the dirt tracks.

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Recently, KTJ. was asked about his first win at Bloomington Speedway and the mindset he had during that night. In response, KTJ emphasized that he didn’t have any specific attitude, but rather a strong desire to win the race no matter the circumstances. He explained that his focus was always on aiming to secure victory whenever he hit the track.

Shifting the conversation to the last USAC race, where Justin Grant secured his fourth win out of nine races in the season, Kevin expressed disappointment that he couldn’t clinch victory despite having a great car provided by his team.

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Kevin Thomas’ 40th USAC win

Kevin Thomas

The inaugural Justin Owen Memorial at Indiana’s Lawrenceburg Speedway marked a significant occasion for Kevin Thomas Jr. In a race that unfolded with intensity, Kevin Thomas and his team at Rock Steady Racing demonstrated their prowess.

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The 3/8-mile dirt oval witnessed a fierce battle, and Thomas emerged as the fourth and final leader in the 30-lap main event. His winning move came on the bottom of turns one and two, passing Logan Seavey after a restart with 14 laps remaining.

Thomas’s victory was more than just another checkered flag. It was a monumental achievement, as he secured his 40th career USAC National Sprint Car feature win. This places him alongside the legendary Gary Bettenhausen, a two-time series champion, on the all-time list.

Additionally, Thomas’s triumph marked his sixth career win at Lawrenceburg, tying him for second place with Dave Darland. Notably, he also became the first driver to capture the annual springtime Burg USAC show twice, having previously done so in 2013.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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