Tyler Thompson To Make Pavement Modified Debut At Thompson Driving For Keith Rocco

Story By: DAN KAPUSCINSKI / JASON SIMMONS RACING – OSWEGO, NY – Jason Simmons Racing is pleased to announce a partnership with Keith Rocco Racing, that will see Tyler Thompson make his pavement Modified debut at Thompson Speedway’s World Series of Speedway Racing on October 11-13.

Thompson will compete in the SUNOCO Modified division at the World Series, behind the wheel of the same machine that gave NASCAR K&N East winner, Max McLaughlin, his first Modified start with Keith Rocco Racing.

Rocco is a 7-time SUNOCO Modified champion at Thompson Speedway and currently leads the division’s point standings in 2019 with four wins on the season.

“This is another fantastic opportunity to continue to try new things,” said Thompson. “We have had on our eyes on Modifieds in the past, and this opportunity to race for Keith (Rocco) at Thompson is one we could not pass up. It will be fun to pull double duty on one of the biggest asphalt racing weekends in the country.”

Thompson will also compete in the ISMA Supermodified portion of the weekend, driving the Jason Simmons Racing No. 98 Supermodified.

Just weeks ago, Thompson won his first winged Supermodified main event in the Midwest Supermodified Series Fall Brawl at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indiana.

This recent partnership comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that Thompson will also compete in the 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals, driving for Seymour Racing, in January.

Thompson, who only recently turned 18 years old, is the youngest ever champion of Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds and most recently qualified for the $53,000 to win Fonda 200 in dirt Modified competition.