Tyler Thompson wins the 1st ever ISCS Week of Speed…….



Tyler Thompson had a week I doubt many if any 16 year-old has ever had…so lets go race 6 races in 6 Nights at 5 different race tracks and throw in 29 of the best drivers in the pacific northwest….and all he did was win twice and was crowned the 1st ever ISCS Week of Speed Champion……it was a memorable week for Tyler but it was defiantly not easy in fact it was pretty damn hard when you consider the amount of talent that was out there every night….Tyler got it started off in style by winning the opening night at Coos Bat Speedway besting 28 other cars to bring the #7 home for the win holding off Jake Wheeler ….On to Cottage Grove Speedway his home track and where he of course has had the most success and where you would think he would do well…He was doing great moving into the lead and then between Jake Helsel and Bailey Sucich the three were putting on a show after getting by Sucich coming out of turn four they touched tires and it sent Tyler flying and destroying his car….it was just one of those things that happen nothing but good hard racing it happens….Tyler had no idea if they could get another car together but was able to with the help again of good friend Kevin Journey….back out came the famous Blonde Bombshell red Wing and onto Willamette for the 3rd race out of 6….Tyler after coming off an 18th place at Cottage Grove drove a great race and just didn’t have much for the winner Kyle Miller and brought home the #7 in 2nd place for a solid way to rebound…..now it was onto the bull ring that is Sunset Speedway in Banks, Oregon….there would be the smallest car count of the week and it was still 25 cars…..this track tends to be a one lane track by the feature and that night it was no different you had to be on your A game to get the win…Tyler ended up 6th with Shane Forte pulling off the win and there was actually many passes but Tyler just couldn’t get the bite he was hoping for and just tried to stay in the top five…but ended up 6th…. Now to end the week and hopefully on a good note it was onto a track Tyler had never seen….well it didn’t take long to figure it out as he went out and held off his toughest competition to get his 2nd win of the week…holding off his two toughest competitors of the week Jake Helsel and Tanner Holmes as they seemed to be glued to the hip…. On Saturday and the final night of the 1st ever ISCS Week of Speed…it would be Tyler trying to chase down the leader and eventual Winner of the race Helsel…..but in the end it he might not have won the race but he did take home the title Champion of the Week of Speed…having accumulated the most points at the end of the week….Tyler tied for most Week of Speed wins with Helsel with 2 and then would finish inside the top two on two different occasions…..he would have an 18th and a 6th on the other two races….it was a great week for a young driver who is slowly making a name for himself…..Congrats to Tyler and his whole team who are made up of some great people helping him reach his potential…..Thanks also for all the help this past month by Kevin and Allison Journey keeping Tyler out of the track after two bad crashes…..its now on to a few more weekly Limited Sprint Shows at Cottage Grove and to Coos Bay at the end of September for the ISCS final night of competition and a chance at the ISCS Series Championship….there is also still a chance for the Cottage Grove Speedway Limited Track Champion…so still alot to shoot for and it could be a great end to a breakout season for the teenager….