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13t Tyler Andreasen          Updated by Driver: 5/5/2014
Edited by Staff: 5/5/2014

 Driver Information
Hometown: GrandIsland,NE
Birthdate: 1/28/83
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205
Email Address: andreasenracing@yahoo.com
Marital Status: Dating - Ashley
Children: Hayden Nicole
Employer: Hornady
Year Started Racing: 2009
Total Years Racing: 5

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2005 Swartz
Motor: GM #602 Crate 350
Owner: Tyler Andreasen
Crew Chief: Shane Graf
Crew: Josh Sabata, Brandon Horst, Eathan Kenny, Ashley Dubas, Jaci Graf.
Sponsors & Support: ZBI - Beaver Crossing, NE, KARS (Kim's Auto Repair Service) - Grand Island, NE, Graf Farms - Doniphan, NE, O'Reilly Auto Parts - Grand Island, NE, Nebraska Vapors - Grand Island, NE, Hornady - Grand Island, NE, FX Suspensions - Grand Island, NE, Leonard Graphics - Gibbon, NE, Dubas Cattle - Fullerton, NE, Ripper Motorsports - Grand Island, NE, Ol' Charlie's Trucks & Stuff - Grand Island, NE, Tomka Enterprises -Hastings, NE, Al Humphry Racing - Giltner, NE.



 Tracks & Series
Boone County Raceway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #13t
I-80 Speedway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #13t
Junction Motor Speedway (NE) - Late Model #13t
Lexington Raceway (NE) - Late Model #13t
US 30 Speedway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #13t

 Awards & Accomplishments
2009 Racing Season (34 shows) in IMCA Hobby Stock
- 2 heat race wins
- 1 B Feature win
- 4 Top 5 A Feature finishes
- 18 Top 10 A Feature finishes
- 7th in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway (20 shows)
- 15th in Points at Dawson County Raceway (9 shows)
- 8th in IMCA National Rookie Standings
- 7th in IMCA Regonial Rookie Standings
- Tracks Attended: Mid-Nebraska Speedway, Dawson County Raceway, Butler County Motorplex, Lincoln County Raceway, Eagle Raceway, Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln

2010 Racing Season (21 shows) in IMCA Hobby Stock
- 3 heat race wins
- 6 Top 5 A Feature finishes
- 14 Top 10 A Feature finishes
- 11th in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway (14 shows)
- Tracks Attended: Mid-Nebraska Speedway, Dawson County Raceway, Butler County Motorplex, I-80 Speedway, McCook Speedway

2011 Racing Season (37 shows) in IMCA Hobby Stock
- 1 A Feature win
- 11 heat race wins
- 21 Top 5 A Feature finishes
- 32 Top 10 A Feature finishes
- 3rd in Points at Dawson County Raceway (12 shows)
- 3rd in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway (20 shows)
- 4th in IMCA Nebraska State Points
- Favorite Driver Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway
- Most Improved IMCA Hobby Stock Driver Contingency Award
- Tracks Attended: Mid-Nebraska Speedway, Dawson County Raceway, Boone County Raceway, Lincoln County Raceway, I-80 Speedway, Beatrice Speedway

2012 Racing Season (35 shows) in IMCA Hobby Stock
- 1 A Feature win
- 11 heat race wins
- 22 Top 5 A Feature finishes
- 28 Top 10 A Feature finishes
- 3rd in Points at Dawson County Raceway (12 shows)
- 7th in IMCA Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway
- 8th in Track Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway (15 shows)
- 11th in Points at Boone County Raceway (6 shows)
- 4th in IMCA Nebraska State Points
- 35th in IMCA National Points
- Tracks Attended: Mid-Nebraska Speedway, Dawson County Raceway, Boone County Raceway, Lincoln County Raceway

2013 Racing Season (19 Shows) Limited Late Model
- 3 Top 5 A Feature finishes
- 11 Top 10 A Feature finishes
- 9th in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway (16 shows)
- Coolest Car Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway
- Late model rookie of the year at Mid-Nebraska Speedway
- Had picture make Top Crash Shots video on dirtondirt.com (my car sitting on top of Tom Kubicka's after big crash in a SLMR race at Mid-Nebraska Speedway)
- Photos of 2012 Hobby Stock and 2013 Late Model published on covers of Racer Edge setup guide books
- Tracks Attended: Mid-Nebraska Speedway, Junction Motor Speedway, Dawson County Raceway

Career (146 shows)
- 2 A Feature wins
- 27 heat race wins
- 1 B Feature win
- 56 Top 5 A Feature finishes
- 103 Top 10 A Feature finishes
- 3 Top 5's in Track Points
- 6 Top 10's in Track Points
- 2 Top 5's in State Points
- 1 Top 10 in Regional Rookie Points
- 1 Top 10 in National Rookie Points
- Tracks Attended: Mid-Nebraska Speedway, Dawson County Raceway, Butler County Motorplex, Eagle Raceway, I-80 Speedway, Lincoln County Raceway, McCook Speedway, Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln, Boone County Raceway, Beatrice Speedway, Junction Motor Speedway

 
 Career Summary
My uncle, Jeff Leep, used to race Broncos in the late 80's and early 90's. That's what got me hooked. I've always wanted to be a race car driver. I've always been around and worked on race cars since my uncle raced. I finally decided it was time to race.

My rookie season was a lot of fun. We learned a lot. I feel that we did pretty good for never racing before. As you can see from the stats above, we had a decent season. We learned how to keep going when it got tough. The first half of the season we blew two really good motors, both times when we were running in the Top 2 in the A Feature with four laps to go. The last half of the season we had the motor thing figured out, but then we started having tire issues. In three weeks of racing we went through six brand new tires. Most of those went when we were running in the Top 5 in the A Feature with a few laps to go. But hey, that's racing! I'm still pretty happy with the season we had. I learned a lot and I gained a lot of respect from the other drivers.

The 2010 season started out really good. We came out being very competitive. About half way through the season we were sitting 3rd in Points at Mid-Nebraska Speedway, 2nd in Points at Dawson County Raceway, and 7th in Nebraska State Points. Then the wreck came. We tumbled the car against the front stretch wall at Mid-Nebraska Speedway. It took us three weeks to get the car back together. When we came back we had three consecutive Top 5 A Feature finishes. Then I made a mistake which resulted in the car ending up on its side at the end of our season. We had high expectations for the 2010 season. Everything was looking good and all it took was one race to take it away. That's racing though.

The 2011 season went very good for only being our third year racing. We got a new Red Rocket Chassis and man did I like that car! The beginning of the season didn't start out as good as we hoped. We struggled for the first few races trying to figure the new car out. But when we did, things started looking up! We finally got our first A Feature win at Dawson County Raceway and won multiple heat races at a few different tracks. We learned a lot this year and we are very happy with the progress we are making.

The 2012 season had a lot of ups and downs. We were very competitive whereever we ran. We seemed to be consistently finishing in the Top 5. The only thing that we needed on our side for the season was luck, which didn't happen. We had 6 DNF's and a few mechanical failures. We experienced two blown motors, rolling our primary car, the car starting on fire, gears going out on us, and other mechanical failures that would plague us from A Feature wins and Top 5 finishes. Other than the bad luck we had a lot of fun, and like always, learned a lot.

The 2013 season was a big jump from a Hobby Stock to a Limited Late Model. We struggled for the first half of the season, but then we joined forces with Matt Shrock at Al Humphrey Racing, and things started looking up for us. They helped get the car set up and taught us what to do in certain track conditions. We finished the season off with 3 Top 5 finishes in 6 races. We also won the Coolest Car Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway. We were happy with our season. We learned a lot and can't wait to run in the Limited Late Model class again in 2014.

 
 Racing Goals
(x) Be competitive wherever I race
(x) Win an A Feature (2)
(x) Top 5 in Track Points (3)
( ) Win a Track Championship
( ) Win 2 Track Championships in one season
(x) Win Rookie of the Year Award (1)
(x) Top 5 in IMCA Hobby Stock State Points (2)
(x) Win Favorite Driver Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway (1)
(x) Win Coolest Car Award at Mid-Nebraska Speedway (1)
( ) Win 50 plus A Features in my career
( ) Win 100 plus heat races in my career
( ) Win 100 Plus A Features in my career
( ) Race a B or A Modified
( ) Race in a Super Late Model Series

 
 Other Interesting Team Information
I got the #13 from my uncle and the T from my name being Tyler. Before every race everyone in my crew gives me a fist pound before I go line up.
 

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