Ty Nevins Age 14
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Ty Nevins is a 14-year old quarter midget racing champion. He has been racing since the age of 5. Ty has won multiple championships and more than 50 races. He is now racing dirt mini sprint cars for BDC Bandits in a Factor 1 750cc methanol Mini Sprint.
Ty's favorite driver and hero is Dale Earnhardt. Ty drove a black #3 car in Earnhardt's honor until switching to the #33.
Ty Nevins Career Racing Summary
After a dominating season in 2015 in the Light World Formula class where Ty won more than 90% of his starts, the 12-year old racer has retired from .25 midget racing to pursue a championship in mini sprint dirt racing. Ty is racing a Factor 1 mini sprint 600cc methanol car for sponsor www.BDCBandits.com. Ty will be racing at Marion County Speedway, Bubba Raceway Park, Putnam County Speedway, All-Tech Raceway, and Hendry County Speedway. In his first career start Ty finished 4th in his Heat race and 2nd in the Feature event.
After dominating the Light 160 class again early in 2015, Ty moved up to the Light World Formula class. He won the first heat race and first feature event he entered and then went on to win all but one of his starts. The track did not keep points records due to a repave, but had they - Ty would have been the Light World Formula champion. He also won his first ever dirt track start by sweeping the heat and the feature. He went on to win again on dirt before going back to asphalt.
In 2014 Ty had four wins in his first four starts. He started 2nd, 5th, 4th, and 1st and won every race he entered until a concussion ended his season. Ty led the points championship by 4 points at the time of his crash. He had to sit out the remainder of the season, but he came roaring back in 2015 with more wins and an amazing dirt track debut.
Ty had a solid debut season in the Light 160 class. It was a huge move up in speed and competition with an age limit from age 9-16, and Ty had just turned 9 at the start of the season. Ty won multiple races and finished 3rd in championship points despite an ill-equipped racecar for most of the season as the move up in class proved to be a challenge for his crew chief.
Ty won 16 of his 20 starts including the Florida JR Honda State Championship and the New Smyrna Speedway JR Honda Track Championship. At one point, he reeled off 15-straight wins going back to the 2011 season. Ty clinched the championship with three races to go in the season, and moved up to the Light 160 class, skipping the Senior Honda class all together. He finished 3rd as an 8-year old in his very first Light 160 start racing against children up to 16-years of age. At the season ending Little 500 he won his heat, won his lower main, and finished 2nd in the feature.
Ty won 7 races in 2011 and finished 2nd in the New Smyrna JR Honda Track Championship points. He won 5 of the last 6 races of the season to rally from 4th in the standings and nail down the runner up spot in the points. On the final weekend of the season he swept the two-day event to close within mere points of the championship. Ty was only 7-years old and was racing against 8 & 9-year olds. Ty also scored another runner-up finish in the season ending 'Little 500' National.
Ty moved up to the JR Honda class for the 2010 season. He had just turned 6 and was racing against a very competitive field of 8 year olds. Ty quickly figured out the speed of the JR Honda class and scored multiple wins. He raced in the USAC and QMA series events all over the southeast.
Ty ran his first race at the age of 5 years and two months. He scored multiple wins throughout his JR Novice campaign and ended the season as the winningest JR Novice driver at New Smyrna Speedway. He went on to score fast time and secure a runner-up finish in the season ending 'Little 500' National.
THE EARLY YEARS
Ty was destined to become a racecar driver from the time he was born. He started in electric go-karts at age 2 and quickly transitioned to a gas powered kart by age 3. Ty began quarter midget training at age 4 and began racing at age 5.