Spring 2004: Tommy Tarlton, who normally drives the #21 car, is sitting out some races while he tends to his booming construction business. Adding a new office in Arroyo Grande, Tarlton is busier than ever. He says he will race this season but will do so only at events close to the Fresno-Santa Maria area.
Pombo-Sargent Classic to Tommy Tarlton – By Bobby Gerould, 07/19/03, Hanford, CA. … One week ago, Tommy Tarlton was talking about how bad his race team needed a win. Looking toward Hanford on the schedule, he said, "We need to win a race because we are running out of races in the season." Tarlton 'called his own shot' at Kings Speedway in round 19 of 21 in Golden State Challenge competition. Driving the Palace Indian Gaming Center #21, the second-generation driver took advantage of a complete restart as the key to the victory in the 20th annual Pombo/Sargent Winged Sprint Car Classic. It was the second year in a row that Tarlton took home the Saturday night winner's trophy in the event. (read it all)
Tommy Tarlton finished 12th at the WoO season opener. (John's Racing Photos)
Tommy on the methanol at Perris Auto Speedway, World of Outlaws 2002. (Jim Fleming Photo)
Decemeber 2001: Tommy Tarlton couldn't believe he went winless in the Golden State Challenge in 2001 - but he is already making up for that with a win in Australia this week. Newlywed Tommy, scored at Avalon Raceway.