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Andrew Thornton #4180

AMT Racing 2018 Tentative Race Schedule:


About us/History:

We are a drag racing team owned by the Thornton family, based in Joplin, Missouri. Founded in late 2006 and ran our 1st season in 2007 fielding 2 jr dragsters at Houston Raceway Park (Now Royal Purple Raceway) and managed an event win in only our 5th race. From 2007 to 2011 we fielded 2 jrs with the oldest brothers Andrew, and Austin driving and won multiple events, and were 30+ time money winners at the local Houston area tracks. In 2012 Andrew stepped up to big cars in his 1981 Camaro built by him and a couple of friends, Austin moved to the Advanced jr dragster class, with the youngest of the 3, Adam moving into the sportsman jr dragster class. In 2013, we downsized back down to 2 cars, 1 jr dragster and one footbrake entry, due to lack of funding. In 2014 only Andrew competed for points at Royal Purple Raceway, racing a bone stock 2002 Dodge ram 1500 and went enough rounds to finish 17th overall in the footbrake points and qualified to go to the NHRA division 4 team finals in Ennis, Tx. In 2015, our 1st full season with "Doomsday" we ran a limited schedule at Royal Purple Raceway, tested at RPR an HMP, learned a lot of new things. Made the long haul and raced at the National Camaro Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Clinching the quickest E.T. for a naturally aspirated car at the event, with an 11.66 at only 112mph. Our event and season eneded at the event after a hard launch twisted the old axles in the differential causing a vibration that broke the transmission bellhousing. 2016, we moved halfway across the country, and getting settled took a huge portion of our time and funding, plus catastrophic mechanical failure doesn't help either. In 2017 we underwent a big change, after finishing the Camaro only 2 race days later everything we had just repaired plus some suffered catastrophic failure. The decision was made to let the car go, after 6 years. Now rolling into 2018, we now have a 1978 Chevrolet Malibu Station Wagon, fresh slate, new engine, new trans, and new goals set and dreams to chase, sit down, strap in and hold on!


Now looking forward to the 2018 season racing the new to us 1978 Malibu Wagon. Andrew is going to be making a youtube vlog about the journey again this year. Looking for sponsors for the 2018 season and beyond to make our dream come true, running events such as Hot Rod Drag Week, the Super Chevy Show, TX2K16, World Footbrake Challenge, Battle on the Bayou, World Cup Finals and various others for the long term goal of racing as many tracks as humanly possible! If you or your business would like to be a part of this, please contact us with the form below!

Check out this video from our AMT Racing 2015 series, a music video to Metallicas, "The Outlaw Torn"

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