For Mini Tyrrell, a trip home to Shenandoah Speedway meant more than just a chance to race on the track where he got his start in Late Model four years ago, it meant an opportunity to compete in front of many fans and friends.

He didn’t disappoint his fans and friends as he took his car from a sixth-place start and rocketed to a win after a battle with one of this season’s multi-time winners, Mark Cook. It was a great battle but an even better result as he got his first win of the season after coming so close in every start this season.

Mini was excited to get back to victory lane.

“It’s always good to go to victory lane,” said Mini following his win. “To do it here at our home away from home is special too. The people here have been like family the last four years and even when we were racing somewhere else they were all cheering us on from afar. It was cool to win in front of them here tonight.”

This season Mini and his team knew they needed to branch out and get to race at more tracks. He started on the outside pole at Tri-County in the CARS Tour Limited Late Model race back in March and led laps before being taken out of the race. He has raced at Carteret County Speedway on the Crystal Coast since then with the momentum of three straight second-place finishes in his last three starts including the big Solid Rock Carriers 150 last week.

Mini’s next race will take place at Carteret County Speedway on July 28th. He’ll continue to get in as many races as possible between now and September when he turns 14 years old and will be eligible to run at all tracks including NASCAR sanctioned venues.

“We’re going to try and hit as many tracks as possible from now until September and then we’ll hit a lot of big NASCAR Late Model races including Martinsville, Richmond, Myrtle Beach, and Southern National.”

Mini is supported by Castrol Edge, PPC Lubricants, Beautiful Bodies Auto Body Shop, Islander Hotel & Resort and Team Racing Virginia. For more information on Mini and the Timmy Tyrrell Racing team check out their website at or click “like” on Facebook at and @minityrrell on Twitter and Instagram.