Tyler Bare: “To be able to run with Bloomquist, Davenport and finish right behind them… It’s just like winnin’ to us.”
In 2017, Tyler Bare ran weekly with the Fastrak Touring Series. He fielded the #30 machine, a car owned by his father. Bare went on to claim the 2017 Fastrak MOV Touring Championship.
New for 2018, the Rockbridge Baths, Virginia driver is making a few more runs in a super dirt late model. He owns a crate and super late model of his own. However, he’s now driving the #43a for car owner Bryan Klinedinst of BK Motorsports.
It’s a new deal, Hagerstown Speedway was just his 3rd night of racing in the car. Despite that, he drove the car right to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series podium.
The car recently ran an event at Port Royal, where things didn’t go as planned. Ahead of the Hagerstown LOLMDS race, the team took the car to see the doctor at Rocket Chassis. They fixed him up and helped put the young driver in the headlines.
Tell me about your night.
“Oh man, words can’t explain it. To be able to run with Bloomquist, Davenport and finish right behind them… It’s just like winnin’ to us,” Tyler Bare told RacingNews.co following his run at Hagerstown Speedway.
“The car’s amazing. The guys at Rocket, they got us in the right direction. Between Brian [car owner] and my dad, I can’t thank them enough.”
It’s more amazing that it’s just your third night in the car. How’d the first two go?
“Well, we had a little sumthin’ wrong with the car. We come up here and tested, two times. Sumethin’ just didn’t feel like my stuff.”
“We went to Port Royal and wasn’t very good. We just made it in the show.”
“We decided we was gunna go to Rocket and get it checked out. Dad got us an appointment out there. They did a little bit of this and a little bit of that but they got us going in the right direction. She’s a lot better now.”
So, do you have a baseline setup now? Or did they find a bug or some sort?
“A lot of little things that might have made a big difference or might not have. But, you gotta listen to those guys because they race 3-4 times a week sometimes. I mean, that’s all they do.”
“Whatever we got done out there. It was a big difference.”
Are you still running the Fastrak car or is it just this one now?
“We run the Fastrak car last weekend and we got in a little wreck there on the start. I think we’re still gunna run it a little bit. But, we’re gunna focus more on these two cars here, the two supers.”
Tyler Bare was running 5th off turn 2 on the first lap. He passed Satterlee and Lee to make the podium result. He finished 3rd to Davenport and Bloomquist in the $12,000 to win main event. The team was awarded with a $3,500 check for the podium finish.
He also has a super dirt late model of his own. The plan for 2018 is to focus more on both super programs while dabbling in the Fastrak Racing Series.