date of birth
Woodstock, GA Family
One brother that was recently accepted into dental
school in Sarasota, FL home track
Gresham Motorsports Park, Dixie, and Road Atlanta race team
TAS Racing Inc., Fast Track Racing Website www.tylerspeer.com
How did you get started in racing?
I started racing when was 12 in Go-karts at a local
track in Woodstock, GA. When I turned 15 I moved into the Allison
Legacy Series, which I competed in until 2010. I moved into late models
and limited ARCA schedule in 2010.
What divisions do you race in and what
tracks do you race at?
We run a limited ARCA schedule which runs all over
the east coast. The tracks include Talladega, Daytona, Pocono, and even
two dirt races in Illinois.
You just raced the ARCA race at
Springfield. How did you do in that race?
TAS Racing and Fast Track had a great run Sunday
with our first top ten in the ARCA series. This was Tyler’s fifth
ARCA start and only tenth dirt race. The car handled very well in
practice so we tighten the car for qualifying because the track has a
history of getting loose as the day progresses. We only received one
lap for qualifying but made the most of it by taking the 16th starting
position for the Allen Crowe 100.
The one-mile dirt track has only one groove, which
is the bottom. At the drop of the green flag we fell back a few spots
to get down to the bottom lane. We picked up about four to five
positions by lap 20, when the first caution came out. On our pit stop,
we took fuel only and made a small change to help tighten the car. The
Fast Track racing crew did a great job on the pit stop, which allowed
us to gain one or two spots. The next restart we immediately went to
work on making our way to the front. Around the half way mark we made
it inside the top five and we were catching the leaders. Another
caution came out with 20 laps to go. The leader pitted but the two cars
in front of me stayed out. Since we were good on fuel to make it to the
end we stayed out as well. On the last restart, a car jumped the start
and pushed us outside the groove. The car snapped side ways and we did
everything to save the car from spinning. Once we saved the car and got
back to the inside groove we fell back to tenth place. We managed to
fight our way back to seventh before the checkered flag.
How does it feel to drive a huge stock
car on dirt track?
It was a lot of fun sliding a 3400-pound stock car
on the one-mile flat dirt track. The hardest part was getting the power
to the track with out spinning the tires coming off the corner.
Who are some your favorite
drivers to race against?
I enjoy racing against any clean driver but some of
the most memorable have been: David Ragan, Ken Schrader, Kyle Busch,
and Frank Kimmel.
When you are not racing what do you do
When I am not racing I am either working on the car
or working on homework for Kennesaw State University where I am
studying to get a business degree.
If you could switch rides with any
driver in any type of racing which one would it be?
I am proud and lucky enough to still be racing in
these hard economic times. I am not sure that I would want to switch
rides with any driver. If I were to have the opportunity I would love
to drive for Hendricks Motorsports.
How many years have you been racing?
And what are your plans for the next few years?
I have been racing since I was 12. I hope to be in
Nationwide in less than 4 years.
Tell us something about you that would
surprise your fans.
I am testing a drag boat in order to receive my drag
boat license in 2013. I plan to run a limited drag boat schedule. I
also took salsa dance lessons 3 years ago.
Is there anybody you would like to
I would like to thank my family, friends, and loyal
fans. I would also to thank partners with TAS Racing which include:
Mallory Marine, Southern Marine, Proboat, Racing Radios, Wilson
Contractors, U.S. Industrial Supplies, Fast Track Racing, Interstate
Batteries, and VP Racing Fuels