Andrew Thornton #31
AMT Racing 2018 Tentative Race Schedule:
We are a 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, big changes were made. Now trying different types of racing with a Kart in the Stock Predator Class on both asphalt and dirt tracks. Also a 1979 Camaro for the Pure/Factory Stock Classes on Dirt, and the Street Stock Class on Asphalt.
Now looking forward to the 2018 season with some different goals in mind, Racing the kart and camaro when possible due to busy scheduling between working for two tracks. We are looking for marketing partners in the 4 state area and beyond to make every race better than the last.
Check out this video from our AMT Racing 2015 series, a music video to Metallicas, "The Outlaw Torn"