Thomas Martin (racing driver)

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Thomas Martin
Carneros 200 - Thomas Martin - Stierch.jpg
Martin at the 2015 Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1978-06-04) June 4, 1978 (age 41)
Auburn, California
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West career
Debut season2006
Current teamJohn Krebs
Car no.11
Crew chiefJohn Krebs
Former teamsJohn Martin
Charles Silva
Jack Sellers
Starts34
Championships0
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish2 in 2014
Finished last season24
Previous series
1994–1998
2001–2006
2011
Pro-Four West Coast Series
SRL Southwest Tour
K&N Pro Series East
North State Modified Series
Pacific Challenge Series
Championship titles
1996Pro-Four West Coast Series Champion
Awards
1995
2014
Pro-Four West Coast Series Rookie of the Year
Coca Cola Move of the Year
Last updated on: July 1, 2015.

Thomas Martin (born June 4, 1978) is an American racecar driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, driving the No. 11 Chevrolet SS owned by John Krebs.

Racing career[edit]

Martin's father was a Toyota mechanic, he owned mini stock cars. This triggered Martin's interest in racing, he made his racing debut at age 16 at the Grass Valley Speedway.[1] His father served as his crew chief,[2] he joined the Pro-Four West Coast Series in 1994 until 1998. In 1995 he was named rookie of the year and he in 1996 he won the championship. At Altamont Raceway Park, Martin holds the 1-lap qualifying record for the series.[1]

He started racing late model cars in 1999, debuting at Madera Speedway.[1] In 2003, Martin participated in the SRL Southwest Tour driving the No. 21 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Frederick W. Penney.[1]

Martin made his K&N Pro Series West debut at Sonoma Raceway for the Carneros 200 in 2006,[3] he finished 6th in the 2014 series. That year, he was awarded the Coca-Cola Move of the Year trophy.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Martin is from Auburn, California,[3] he attended Placer High School, where he played football.[1][2] He is a CNC machinist.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2002 Featherlite Southwest Series Page". Stockton 99 Speedway. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Dodson, Ike. "Auburn the Rubber". Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Thomas Martin". NASCAR Home Tracks. NASCAR. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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