25-Year-Old Cullman, Alabama, native Kevin Thomas Jr. started racing at an early age, where he quickly realized he was a highly competitive person. He raced BMX bikes in the late '90s, and was the State Champion by age 8. He began racing minisprints at the end of 2005 and quickly graduated to sprint cars in 2007. Kevin struggled early, but continued to gain as much seat time and experience as possible.
In 2013, the USAC National Sprint Car Series voted Kevin “Most Improved Driver”. He earned seven career USAC Sprint Car feature wins in 2013, catapulting him to well deserved notoriety with his peers. 2014 brought a new challenge, as he tried his hand at midget racing. Once again, Kevin proved he could excel in any type of auto racing and was named “USAC Honda National Midget Rookie of the Year”. He went on to team up with the legendary Keith Kunz Motorsports powerhouse, who produced drivers such as JJ Yeley, Tony Stewart, and Kyle Larson.
Currently Kevin is racing for the Ottinger 4j non-wing sprint car team sponsored by Franklin Equipment, CEP Concrete, and Hovis Electric. The two joined forces in late April and by early June had already posted 7 wins, with KT scoring the teams first ever USAC win at Brownstown Speedway. The "Filthy 4j" lead by Jeremy Ottinger and crew, is looking for a Kokomo track championship and to add more wins to the ever growing list.
After 16 years of winning, Kevin is one of the elite competitors in his sport. Kevin is an active user of social and digital media, providing great interaction with his loyal race fans. Away from the race track Kevin enjoys playing golf, watching the Alabama Crimson Tide play football and spending time with his wife Whitney & their two dogs.
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