Tyler Clem Scores a Podium with Southern All Stars at Southern
St. Petersburg, Florida (03/21/17) – 14-year-old, Tyler Clem competed in his home state over the weekend behind the wheel of his Hedman Hedders #14 Rent-N-Roll Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. Clem ended the two-day stand with the Southern All Star (SAS) Dirt Racing Series at Southern Raceway on a high note by finishing 3rd in Saturday night’s finale.
Tyler Clem returned to action on Friday night at Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) in the opening round of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series weekend at the clay oval. With 26 cars signed in for the two-day Bash at the Beach, Clem came up short of a transfer spot in qualifying sending him into the B-Main. Wheeling his way to a consolation race victory, Tyler locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Coming from the back of the pack, Clem worked his way to a 16th-place finish.
On Saturday night, battling for a $5,000 top prize, Clem landed a podium finish in the feature after competing for the top spot throughout the duration of the finale. Battling for the lead in the closing laps of the 50-lapper, Tyler fell one position on a late-race restart, posting an impressive 3rd-place finish behind Casey Roberts and Tyler Millwood with Tyler Crowder and Bo Shirley completing the Top-5 finishers.
“The weekend started a little slow as we got the car dialed in, but on Saturday night we had a really good car,” said Clem. “I wanted that win really bad, but to come away with a podium finish against such a talented field of Super Late Model racers was really awesome.”
Full results from the events are available at www.SASDirt.com .
Next on tap for Tyler is a short trip to the familiar confines of Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) for a $3,000-to-win, Super Late Model event this Saturday night. For more information on the event, please visit www.BubbaRacewayPark.com .
Tyler Clem Finishes 5th in Chevrolet Performance World Championship
St. Petersburg, Florida (01/31/17) – 14-year-old, Tyler Clem powered his Bubba Army #14 K&N Filters/Rocket Chassis Late Model to a 5th-place finish in Sunday’s $10,000-to-win Chevrolet Performance World Championship at Bubba Raceway Park.
On Thursday night Tyler Clem kicked off the 2017 season at his home-track, Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) in the opening round of the annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals. Drawing 41 Crate Late Models for the three-day NeSmith RockAuto.com Winter Shootout sanctioned weekend, Clem earned the 15th-starting position for the opening night A-Main after timing in 8th fastest in his qualifying group. Slipping three spots in the 40-lapper, Tyler logged an 18th-place finish.
In a field of 44 cars on Friday, Clem registered the 13th-fastest time in his qualifying group, which relegated him to the B-Main. Sending the Top 6 into the $2,000-to-win, preliminary feature, Tyler landed a runner-up finish behind Rambo Franklin. Starting in 11th, Tyler Clem jumped up three positions, notching an 8th-place finish at the checkered flag.
Saturday night’s Chevrolet Performance World Championship was postponed to Sunday afternoon after Bubba Raceway Park received afternoon rain along with an unfavorable evening forecast. Earning the 20th-starting spot for the $10,000-to-win finale, Tyler Clem charged through the field 16 spots in the 100-lapper, posting an impressive 4th-place finish behind Kyle Bronson, Brandon Sheppard, and Mike Pegher Jr. with Hudson O’Neal coming in 5th.
“We got better and better as the weekend went along, and it really showed in the 100 lapper on Sunday,” said Clem. “To have such a strong run against such a talented field of competitors gives me a lot of confidence and excitement for this season.”
Full results from the event are available at www.NeSmithRacing.com .
Tyler will next return to action on February 9-11 at Bubba Raceway Park as he competes in a tripleheader with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Sprint Cars. For more information on the events, please visit www.BubbaRacewayPark.com .
Tyler Clem and Clem Racing Inc. would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Rent ‘N Roll, WingHouse, Shooters World, Vahlco Wheels, Hedman Hedders, Stanton Race Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Fuels, Braille Battery, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, Whelen Engineering, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Tony Stewart Racing, Elder Ford, Leaf Race Wear, Bell Helmets, Aurora, Dan Olson Racing Products, Impact, Race Optics, Redline Oil, Stepp’s Towing, AR Bodies, DB Plugs, Jones Racing Products, Ole NE Jewelers, Callies Performance Products, Willy’s Carburetors, Toyo Tires, Durst Motorsports, Gates Belts, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, Zero Error Racing, Superior Bearing & Supply, AR Bodies, NGK Spark Plugs, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.
For more information on Tyler Clem, please visit his official website at www.TylerClem.com .