Mark Tyson Returns to the Wheel; Finishes 11th at the Fastest
(8/9/2014)- After being sideline by illness for some
time, Mark Tyson of Hatboro, PA returned to the driver's seat of the
#22 FireHouse/WARRANT I Saw Red Chevy Monte Carlo. The day started
off great and he brought home a solid third place finish in the heat
race Saturday night at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton,
Tyson got caught up in a wreck early on and had to salvage an 11th place finsih.
Late Model veteran Paul Koehler Jr., was able to
withstand the side-by-side duel behind him of Earl Paules and
Frankie Althouse which then netted him his second win of the í14
Koehler started second and outdid Jeremy Miller at
the drop of the race commencing green. Before long Paules was on his
tail and soon after Althouse joined the battle. From then on it was
all three running in tight formation.
Despite the closeness Koehler never let up and
remained on top when the checkered flag waved, earning his 59th
career win with a Late Model.
Paules and Althouse crossed the line virtually dead
even with Paules getting the nod. However, earlier in the race there
was an incident where Paules and Mike Sweeney got together. Sweeney
was forced high on the track and stopped just short of the wall in
turn four. Paules was on his inside and Althouse was low.
After a comprehensive analysis it was felt Paules was
rough riding and for that was placed back two spots at the finish.
That put Sweeney third at the payout window. After the race several
cars were called to tech, including the No. 8 of Paules, but he was
not happy with the put-back call and refused to be checked which led
to a disqualification. Despite that he still holds the point lead by
seven over Althouse.
not having the finish that he desired, Tyson appreciates all of the
support from his family, crew, sponsors and marketing partners.
Tyson reflected on the day by
saying, "Unfortunately, it was a rather frustrating end
to an otherwise good day. Nevertheless I was thankful to get
back in a Racecar after
having had rough medical issues these past 2.5 months. We'll see
where the road takes us next."
For more information regarding Tyson Racing,
please visit their website at
www.tysonracing.net and donít forget to like
their Facebook page as well.
For more information about FireHouse, including
their upcoming schedule, please visit
www.firehousemusic.com and like their Facebook
page as well.
WARRANT can be found at
www.warrantrocks.com and they too have a
Facebook page, as does Erik Turner Wines, at
you by the South Coast Winery in Temecula, CA.
Interested in becoming a partner through Tyler
Jett Motorsports Marketing? Visit
www.tylerjett.com for more info.
to my Dirty South Posse teammates Mitch Hawk, Dan
Pawlicki, and my stepson Tyler See for everything.
I am so thankful for their support and
of course thanks to all of the folks that stood
behind my team during a rough few months- you all