ThorSport team’s numbers impress
Jul 16, 2015 at 11:38 AM
Racing is all about the numbers.
But beyond the length of lap times, pit stops and races, numbers also help people understand a racing team’s achievements.
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Here are some of ThorSport Racing’s proudest figures to date, according to data tracked by team members:
•100,000: square footage of the racing team’s Sanduskybased headquarters, located off West Perkins Avenue behind Wendy’s. Employees manufacture, build, repair, test, paint and complete all other tasks necessary to build a championship-caliber race truck.
1: The number of NASCAR teams based in Sandusky.
18: years ThorSport Racing has competed in professional races, with 2014 being the 19th.
•2013: year in which ThorSport Racing won its first ever season championships in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series.
•24: position ThorSport Racing started in its first ever professional race in July 1996 at The Milwaukee Mile.
•12: place ThorSport Racing finished in that race.
•695: Official starts by a ThorSport Racing truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
•13: victories recorded by a ThorSport Racing truck in the camping series.
•88: Matt Crafton’s truck number in the camping series.
•316: consecutive starts Crafton has made in the truck series, dating back to 2000, a truck series record.
•3,391: laps Crafton completed, the most possible, in 22 races in 2013, a truck series record.
•98: Johnny Sauter’s truck number in the camping series.
•3: races Sauter won in 2013, the most by a series regular.
•2: races Sauter won consecutively to start the season, tying an all-time NASCAR truck series record.
•13: Jeb Burton’s truck number in the ARCA series
•61: years it took before one team scored a top-10 finish in every race of the ARCA season. ThorSport finally accomplished this in 2013.
•31: consecutive races in which ThorSport Racing’s ARCA truck finished in the top 10 from July 2012 to October 2013.