Slick track competition coming in hot
TMT is hosting a charity event at Speedway Indoor Karting in Speedway, Indiana. The event costs $60 per driver or $180 to run in all three races. Tuesday Night Thunder was shown live via USAC’s facebook.
Watch the Kevin Thomas Jr fight video below.
Fans are able to race against their favorite drivers. The field is filled with USAC drivers from top to bottom.
The race is run on a tiny oval at the facility owned by Sarah Fisher. Tiny ovals are designed for drama.
However, charity race or not, it’s still a race. Emotions tend to boil over in any kind of racing.
Kevin Thomas Jr: Fight
Without seatbelts, drivers are able to jump out of the seat much quicker and act on the impulses. And, that’s what happened to Kevin Thomas Jr on Tuesday night.
A video has surfaced showing Kevin Thomas Jr involved in a turn four crash. The driver jumped out of his kart, ran over to another competitor and punched him in the helmet before jumping on top of him.
The thud on impact echo’d through the warehouse facility.
“We’re getting rowdy here at TNT,” the event announcer commented.
Officials immediately jumped into the scene. Five men pulled Thomas Jr away from the scene.
Rumors circulated that Kevin Thomas Jr broke his hand on the plastic safety device. However, he put those rumors to rest via twitter asking, “Who’s hand is broke?”
In other comments is appears that there’s a backstory to the incident. However, that part of the story has not been shared.
“Don’t drive like an idiot and you won’t get that response,” Kevin Thomas Sr stated.
Kevin Thomas Jr drives the #9k sprint car and the #5 USAC midget.
The three part event runs on March 16th, March 23rd and March 30th. Only 42 entries take part in each event.
The winner of the event after three rounds wins either a Test in a Kenyon Midget at the new Marion County dirt track or a Test and tune in a Will Power Kart at Whiteland Raceway Park.
TNT Entertainment is putting the the event to provide increased awareness and support for Driving 4 Dyslexia.