Prodigy Race Promotions on Sprint Car Insider- Driver Exclusive. VISALIA, Calif. (February 22, 2020) – > Ty Lovenburg broke out of his shell during the 2019 race season with several standout performances.
In 35 features last season Ty Lovenburg was able to stand on the podium twice down the stretch complementing his 12 top fives. His 12 top fives account for 34% of his overall starts. Along with his top fives he landed within the top ten 31 times for 88% of his attempts.
He wound up bringing home sixth in points at Plaza Park although, in terms of consistency, Plaza showed his best results on a week to week average. In 12 features he had a podium to close out the season on Turkey Night, locked down three top fives, and 10 top tens. His average finish at Plaza Park came out to a 5.8 for a 6th place average. Although the end result doesn’t display on paper what Lemoore does, his overall consistency at Plaza was better. He narrowly missed out on a top five in points coming away just 14 shy.
Just 20 miles west over at Lemoore Raceway Ty didn’t run up front as often but when he did he made it memorable. In 15 features he earned a podium at the biggest race of the season: The Cal Cup. He took home four top fives and 12 top tens. While he had more top fives at Lemoore he also had more runs out of the top ten. In the end however he still came away with a 5.9 average for a 6th place average finish. His consistency is masterful. That consistency earned him a fifth place overall finish in the points standings at Lemoore Raceway in 2019.
However for Ty Lovenburg, many of his most memorable performances came when he had to charge through the pack. Perhaps his biggest statement of the season was his performance at the Clay Cup last July.
“After qualifying 17th and finishing 7th in his heat Ty Lovenburg feature. But when the lights came on and the green flag dropped Ty dropped the hammer.
He came through the field with tenacity and precision. He picked off cars like they were standing still. By the time the checkered flag waved not only was Ty in transfer position, he was in the lead. His 7th to 1st performance made a statement. It may have even made a statement to Ty himself.
The Friday night feature didn’t end up going as well. After suffering a small crash in the feature he came into Saturday’s finale 18th in overall points locked into the B-Main once again.
He would have to put in a repeat performance if he wanted to be apart of Saturday’s Clay Cup Finale.
He did it. Ty put the 01T into the show.
Ty took the green flag from the 18th position and put on another charge he’ll never forget. He took the green flag with one goal in mind: get to the front. In true fairytale fashion – He had no brakes. He just kept digging and digging, passing cars like a driver possessed. He wound up gaining 11 positions.
When the checkered flag waved at the conclusion of 25 laps Ty Lovenburg had come from the 18th position all the way to 7th. It marked his 14th top 10 of the season but by far his most stand-out performance to date.”
⁃ Ty’s Transfer Transformation 7/22/19
In fact, Ty Lovenburg gave a foreshadowing to his ability to charge Through the pack a couple of weeks prior to the Clay Cup at the Summer Sizzle at Delta Speedway. In the night one main event he charged from 14th into the top ten taking over five positions. From that point forward the more opportunity Ty was given to come through the field, the more he flourished.
Ty Lovenburg actually boasts one significantly impressive stat: in the first 29 races of the season he passed at least two cars in more than half of his main events. His ability to charge has proven to be uncanny. As a matter of fact, in his third top five run of the season on April 26th at Plaza he had to run past three cars to get fourth. Another one of his standouts came early in the month of July, sandwiched between his Summer Sizzle run and clay cup charge, Ty broke through four drivers to
come from 8th to 4th on July 6th at Lemoore Raceway.
Fast forward to the California Cup Ty did it again. This time, he also scored his first podium of the season.
While putting in a hard charge on night two he logged the second quickest lap time in a stacked heat race. In fact, his fastest lap time was faster than his brothers time in the dash. His 13.031 would have been the fastest lap of the entire Jr Sprint dash that included the top three finishers from night one.
Early in the going of the cal cup finale he filed into third place with many of challengers behind him. Ty drove away and escaped every single challenge presented to him during the entire 25-lap duration. He drove the wheels off the 01t and earned the all-important momentum-building, first podium.
Ty Lovenburg consistently showed the field in 2019 how much of a threat he will be when he moves over to the 21 car. His driving ability has spoken for itself. He’s masterfully wheeled an older car to stellar performances especially down the stretch. He stands to roll into the 2020 season as a preeminent threat in the Jr Sprint ranks nationwide.
There’s only one way to go following 2019. Big things are on the horizon for Ty Lovenburg. It’s almost showtime.
Don’t miss the first race of the season as Ty gets underway with his 2020 Jr Sprint campaign at his home track of Keller Auto Raceway Plaza Park on March 6th-7th for the infamous opener – the Outlaw Nationals.
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Top 5: 12
Top 10: 31
Ty Lovenburg and all of Lovenburg Racing would like to cordially thank all of their sponsors for their continued support, and belief in the program.
Special Thanks to: Grammie and Papa, Deans Appliance, UA Local 246, Big Boyz Garage Tires & Service, Chapala Grill, MCR Engines, Sean Dean and Mackey & Mackey Insurance, Tulare Ag Products, Irrigation Matters, Source to Source, Mid-Cal Transmission, CED Visalia, United Association, Perine & Dicken, the Hale Family, California Industrial Rubber Fresno, Miller’s Automotive Speed & Marine, and Artic Silver. Also a thank for your support to Uncle Bryan, the Garcia, and the Parreira families.
Up next for Lovenburg Racing:
Keller Auto Raceway Plaza Park
Friday March 6, 2020
Keller Auto Raceway Plaza Park
Saturday March 7, 2020
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