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February 11th, 2016 - Clem Posts Top Ten Finish on Thursday at Volusia
Returning behind the wheel of the Bubba Army #14 Open Wheel Modified, Tyler Clem was one of fifty-nine cars signed in on Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Recording the 4th fastest qualifying time in his group, Clem earned a 9th row starting spot for the feature after placing 3rd in his heat. Battling for a $1,000 payday, Tyler Clem improved six spots in the 20-lap affair notching a 12th place finish.

The following night for the second night of action in the UMP DIRTcar Nationals, Clem ran into trouble early in his heat. Battling for a transfer spot into the 30-lap feature, Tyler failed to make the show after spinning out. Transferring the top two out the the consolation event, Clem came up short of a transfer position.

Starting the night off with the 2nd quickest time in his group, Tyler Clem went on to capture a heat race win sending him into the 20-lap main event with a front of the pack starting spot. With $1,000 on the line, Clem scored a solid 9th place finish in a stacked field of veterans.

Full results from this event are available at www.DirtCarNationals.com.

February 5th, 2016 - Clem Posts Top Five Finish in Modified at BRP
Making his 2016 debut in the Big Frog Motorsports #14 Open Wheel Modified for the fifth round of the Sunshine State Modified Tour (SSMT), Tyler Clem was one of thirty-four entries signed in on Wednesday night at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida). Transferring the top four out of the heat and into the feature, Clem landed a 3rd place spot sending him into the A-Main with a 7th row starting position.

Hard impact from another competitor on lap 2 caused Tyler to stop, sending him to the tail with 23 laps remaining. Coming from the 22nd position, Tyler Clem stormed his way through the field eighteen positions to score a solid 4th place finish behind Tait Davenport, Trent Young, and Buzzy Adams with Josh Harris coming in 5th.

On Friday night in a field of thirty-two Open Wheel Modifieds at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida), Clem transferred into the feature event after placing 3rd place in his heat. Starting on the 6th row, Tyler gained one spot in the 30-lapper recording an 11th place finish.

During the same night competing in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Clem posted the 18th fastest qualifying time in a field of twenty-six entries. Following a 6th place finish in his heat, Tyler recorded a 16th place outing in the 30-lap A-Main.

Full results from these events are available at www.SunStateModTour.com and www.BubbaRacewayPark.com.

January 31st, 2016 - Tyler Clem Captures Top Five Finish at BRP on Friday
After Thursday’s event at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) was cancelled due to the weather, Tyler Clem was one of fifty-three Crate Late Models signed in on Friday night for the NeSmith Chevrolet Winter Shootout sanctioned Bubba Army Winternationals. After recording the 26th fastest qualifying time in time trials, Clem came up short of a transfer spot in his consolation event shifting his focus to the two events on Saturday.

For the $3,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday afternoon, Tyler logged the 10th fastest time sending him into his heat with a pole position starting spot. Transferring the top four into the feature, Clem recorded a 3rd place spot securing his spot into the main event. With 50 laps to work his way to the front, Tyler Clem scored a solid 4th place finish behind Kyle Bronson, Max Blair, and Mark Whitener with Austin Kirkpatrick coming in 5th. (Bruce Carroll Photo)

On Saturday night rain-delayed, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series World Championship was held, where Tyler Clem started 15th for the $10,000-to-win, A-Main. By the latter stages of the race Tyler was on fire as he raced into the 3rd position and was turning laps half a second faster than the leaders. He was hoping for a caution to regroup the field, and would ultimately get his wish. Unfortunately, just before the caution he broke a right-front shock, which significantly altered the handling of his mount. He would stay on track and still managed to pilot his ill-handling mount to a 7th place finish.

Full results from these events are available at www.BubbaRacewayPark.com.

January 21st, 2016 - Tyler Clem Featured in Article on K&N Filters Website
Click on the link below to visit a recent article featured on K&N Performance Filters website which highlights Tyler Clem's success and progression into a NeSmith Crate Late Model. <<Click Here>>

January 10th, 2016 - Tyler Clem Finishes 2015 Season With Three Wins
Tyler Clem kicked off the 2016 season by making the trip to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) for the 25th Annual Ice Bowl. Drawing sixty-five Crate Late Models for the NeSmith Winter sanctioned event, Clem recorded the 5th fastest qualifying time in his group. Falling one spot short of a transfer position with a 4th place outing in his heat, Tyler transferred into the B-Main with one last shot at the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Following a consolation win, Tyler Clem improved eight spots from 20th to 12th in the feature.

For more information from this event, please visit www.TalldegaShortTrack.com.

January 8th, 2016 - Tyler Clem Finishes 2015 Season With Three Wins
Attending a total of forty-two events during the 2015 season, Tyler Clem reeling in three feature wins. With only one rainout, Clem collected twenty-six top ten finishes and eighteen top five outings.

December 6th, 2015 - Tyler Clem Claims Bubba Raceway Park Track Title
Tyler Clem put a wrap on the 2015 season over the weekend by competing in a doubleheader of racing action.

Action opened on Friday evening at Bubba Raceway Park, where the Florida State Late Model Championship was held. Clem started his outing in the $2,000-to-win event by finishing 2nd in his heat race to lock into the 4th starting spot for the finale. He would go on to finish 5th in the finale, which clinched the BRP Late Model Track Championship for the talented young driver.

Tyler also competed in the $1,000-to-win, Modified event. He finished 2nd in his Modified heat race to earn the 2nd starting spot for the feature. Unfortunately he got a flat on the first lap. Clem was able to rejoin the field before rebounding to a 2nd place finish.

Full results from both divisions are available at www.BubbaRacewayPark.com.

Saturday night took Tyler to All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Florida) to take part in a $3,000-to-win, Late Model event After qualifying 2nd fastest in time trials, Clem started alongside Mark Whitener for the feature. Mechanical woes plagued Tyler early in the feature as he lost his breaks on lap 10. He would battle his entry home to a 7th place finish. Full results from the season finale are available at www.AllTechRaceway.com.

November 21st, 2015 - Tyler Clem Competes in NeSmith World Championship
Next on tap for Tyler Clem was a trip to the familiar confines of Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) over the weekend for the 11th Annual NeSmith Chevrolet World Championship.

The $10,000-to-win event drew a field of thirty-six entries to the 3/8 mile. Tyler qualified second fastest in his group on Friday night before racing to a 5th place finish in his heat race. With only the top four finishers transferring to the feature Clem was slated to run a b-main on Saturday evening. Unfortunately rain arrived before Saturday's program could be contested, forcing the event to be postponed. A make-up date for the program has not yet been announced.

Full results from preliminary action are available at www.NeSmithRacing.com.

November 13th, 2015 - Modified Checkers Fall on Clem at BRP
Tyler Clem parked his Bubba Army #14 Larry Shaw Xtreme Modified in victory lane on Friday evening at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida). The victory was his first of the year in the Modified ranks and his third overall on the season.

Clem started his outing by powering from the 6th starting spot to a heat race win. In the redraw he pulled the 3rd starting spot, and that's where he started on the grid for the finale. Tyler wasted little time working his way to the front of the pack as he snared the top spot with a daring three-wide pass on the first lap. From that point he cruised to the victory at the 3/8 mile oval. Billy Nichols, Jason Garver, Roger Crouse, and Rich Pratt completed the top five finishers. Full results from the event are available at www.BubbaRacewayPark.com.

October 17th, 2015 - Tyler Clem Competes in USCS Double Dip at BRP
Tyler Clem piloted his J&J #14 Sprint Car into battle in a doubleheader with the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) over the weekend at Bubba Raceway Park during the Florida State Championships.

Action opened on Friday evening at the 3/8 mile oval, where twenty-four competitors registered for action. The night started with Tyler battling handling issues in his heat race. As a result he had to start 23rd on the grid for the finale. Despite starting deep in the field he patiently worked his way through the field to an 11th place finish.

Saturday night found Clem looking for an even better outing in the weekend finale. Preliminary action awarded Tyler with the 16th starting spot for the main event. Just like a night earlier, the 13-year-old masterfully worked his way through the field before registering a 3rd place finish behind race winner, Trey Starks, and Michael Miller.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.USCSRacing.com .

October 16th, 2015 - Tyler Clem Launches New Website
St. Petersburg, Florida racer, Tyler Clem is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia team and has launched a brand-new website at www.TylerClem.com.

The 13-year-old is in his ninth year of racing in 2015. Competing in the Dirt Late Model and Sprint Car ranks, Tyler has enjoyed a great season so far. He's notched a pair of wins with his latest triumph coming in his Vahlco Wheels #14 Rocket/Stanton Racing Engine Late Model at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Florida) last Saturday.

This weekend, October 16th-17th, Clem returns to the driver's seat of his J&J #14 Sprint Car as he competes in a doubleheader with the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) during the Florida State Championships at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida). For more information on the events, please visit www.BubbaRacewayPark.com.