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Tyler hops to Easter Eve P.R.A. win - By Bob Jenkins - Cecil, GA. - April 7, 2007 - Brian Tyler of Parma, Michigan led all 150-laps Saturday night as the Premier Racing Association launched its second season at South Georgia Motorsports Park.  Tyler, who was fastest qualifier, drew the number one starting spot in the PRA’s unique way of determining the first six starting spots. In keeping with the Easter Holiday spirit the fastest six qualifiers selected a brightly colored plastic Easter egg with numbers one through six inside.  When the eggs were opened Tyler found the number one, putting him on the pole for the 150-lap contest around SGMP’s half mile oval.  10-year old Kaylee Stone held the Easter basket containing the eggs, and was wearing a pair of pink rabbit ears.  After the draw had been made Tyler borrowed the ears, taped them to his helmet and they stayed on the entire race.  “When I needed weight in the right rear”, Tyler joked, “I would just lay my head back and it would put a little more bite in the car.”  Brian was driving the #4 Contos Racing Pink Ford/Beast, the same car that Eric Gordon drove to victory at Illiana Speedway in Schererville, Indiana to begin the 2006 Big Car Series. (Read it all)

Brian Tyler wins Little 500 - HD Staff - Anderson, IN. - May 27, 2006 - Eric Gordon's winning streak at the Little 500 came to an end Saturday when Brian Tyler won the 500-lap USAC National Sprint Car Special Event. The race was also a RRS points earning feature. Gordon finished second. Tim Barber from San Francisco finished tenth. (Summary)

Tyler is Silver Crown star at Homestead - HOMESTEAD, Fla. March 25, 2006 - By Michael Harker. – Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. won Saturday’s USAC Silver Crown Series presented by K&N Engineering 67-lap, 100-mile “Silver Crown 100” at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the first on a track of 1.5 miles. Tyler, who started seventh, made his winning pass on polesitter Aaron Pierce on Lap 60 and held him off to win his 10th series race and first on pavement since 2002. “I was running my own race,” said Tyler, who averaged 131.602 mph, less than two miles an hour short of the series record. “I knew the car was good and it would be good from the start to the finish, but I couldn’t abuse my stuff until it was time. I just rode and rode and rode – not really riding, but trying not to use it up. I could see he (Pierce) was a little bit loose, and if I could keep him pinned on the bottom and run the top and keep my momentum up, I’d have a pretty good shot at it. I did that, and it happened to work out for the best.” Pierce jumped in front for the first time in his career on Lap 55 after fighting with Bud Kaeding as the two inched toward the line. But Tyler, whose come-from-behind style has been one of his standard traits over 20-plus years in racing, cut down Pierce’s two-second advantage in less than a handful of laps and took the point as the two approached Turn 3. That became the winning move, but barely. Pierce surged ahead on the backstretch on Lap 66, taking the lead unofficially on the inside in Turn 3, but slid up the track in Turn 4, allowing Tyler to regain the lead. P.J. Jones and Bud Kaeding, who finished fourth and sixth respectively, battled over the first two-thirds of the race before slipping back with a variety of problems. The two led their first career pavement Silver Crown Series laps before Pierce and Tyler broke ahead. (Read it all)

Tyler Stars in 4 Crown - By Dick Jordan - 09/21/02 - New Weston, OH. ...Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. captured Saturday night's 50-lap "4-Crown nationals" USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown feature at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Tyler led the final 12 laps in his Print Express/Utility Peterbilt Chevy/Beast after passing Jay Drake on lap 39. Drake won the pole starting spot and led the first 38 laps before losing the lead in traffic. He finished second, ahead of Tracy Hines, Rich Tobias, Jr. and Matt Westfall. (read it all)

Tyler Peaks at Pikes - Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. led the final 62 miles of Sunday afternoon's 100-mile USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown race at Pikes Peak International Raceway to record his fifth career victory. He averaged 105.616 mph on the 1-mile paved oval, driving the Kroger/Pringles/Folgers/Sunny Delight Gaerte/Beast. "I thought this place owed me one after we were chasing Dave Steele for second last year and blew a motor," said Tyler in victory lane. "I guess it just paid me back." (more)

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