PETERSEN MEDIA: 2022 was another banner year for Hall of Fame Driver, Terry McCarl. Turning his main attention to the 360ci division at Knoxville Raceway, McCarl was able to race his way to the Points Championship and give the McCarl family their 23rd Knoxville Championship with 12 Owner Titles and 11 Driver titles, between Terry’s father Lenard, and his sons Austin and Carson.
“I think it’s very cool that between my father, myself, and my sons, we have accounted for 23 Championships at Knoxville Raceway,” Terry McCarl said. “With Austin and Carson both focusing on the 410ci Points Championship in 2022, I had a blast watching them race as we chased the 360ci Championship.”
While focusing on Knoxville points, TMAC still managed to venture out around the Midwest, and find success in doing so. Running a 36-race schedule, McCarl was able to tally seven wins in three different states as he was victorious in Iowa, Georgia, and Nebraska.
En route to the Track Championship, McCarl was no stranger to victory lane at Knoxville as he racked up five feature event wins, which aided his Championship and earned TMAC Motorsports the 360 Team of the Year award at the track’s year end banquet.
“This is such a team driven sport, and for our team to be recognized against some very tough teams is special,” McCarl added. “My son Carson worked so hard. He built all of my cars, took care of my engines, and was instrumental to our success.”
With the start of the 2023 season looming, McCarl is busy working on his team of marketing partners as he puts a schedule together. On top of that, TMAC and Lori are awaiting the birth of their first grandchild, so the start of their 2023 campaign may look different than it has in years past.
“It is a busy time of year for us,” McCarl noted. “We are working on our Marketing partners, and that will dictate a lot of what we do in 2023. We would love to run a full IRA slate but that is TBD at this time. We enjoy kicking our season off in Georgia and Florida in February, but with Austin and Alyssa expecting their first born in Mid-February, that obviously takes priority, and we are so excited for them.”
“I had a blast running the 360ci at Knoxville, but really want to get back into 410ci racing next year, but don’t want to race against my sons,” McCarl continued. ‘I’d love to travel and little and compete all over and not run for a championship unless my partners want to. 360ci racing is great, but it just doesn’t quite pay enough for what it costs to run for a Championship. If you want to be a weekend warrior it’s great, but really aiming to get back into a 410ci.”
With McCarl still adding to his team of Marketing Partners as the he rings in the New Year, interested parties are encouraged to reach out to him via email at TLACM@aol.com.
Terry McCarl and TMAC Motorsports would like to thank Country Builders Construction, JLT Enterprises, DeBerg Concrete, CM Rock, Bosma Family Farms, HRP, Justice Brothers/Gillund Ent, Durst Inc., ICGC Iowa Concrete Grinding and Coating, Engler, Phil & Vivian, Octane Inc., Tailgators Bar and Grill, Sposato Paint, Elder Cadillac, Cox Design and Metal Fabrication, Pro Shocks, Wilwood Brakes, Crow Enterprises, Schoenfeld, Hoosier Tire, Bell Helmets, All Star Performance, Winters Performance, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Maxim Chassis, Walker Filtration, Saldana Tanks, KSE Steering, UltraShield Seats, Smith Ti, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, and Hinchman Safety for their continued support.
2022 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 36, Wins-7, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-27.
ON TAP: TMAC is still TBD when his 2023 season will start.
STAY CONNECTED: For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.
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