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87 | Tim Trostel

Hometown

Thornton, CO

Favorite Music:

80's Rock & Country

Favorite Food:

Steak

Hobbies:

Piano, downhill skiing, wake surfing

Birthday

October 30, 2004

Favorite Color:

Red

Favorite NASCAR Driver:

Martin Truex Jr.

Favorite Video Game:

iRacing

Achievements 

2021:

  • Super Late Model: 4 Race Weekend Starts - 2 Wins - 3 Fast Time Qualifier.
    Colorado National Speedway (10/9) & Tucson Speedway (11/27).  

  • Legend Car: 13 Starts - 5 Top 5's - 10 Top 10's
    3 RMLRA Semi-Pro Victories

2020:

  • Legend Car: 20 Starts - 5 Top 5's - 15 Top 10's
    RMLRA Rookie of the Year
    Colorado National Speedway Legend Rookie of the Year

Go Kart (2008 - 2019):

2019: JR Rotex Go Kart Champion

2018: JR2 Go Kart Champion

2017: JR2 & Mini Max Rotex Go Kart Champion

Started Racing Go Karts in 2008​​​​​

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Racing has been part of Tim’s DNA from his earliest memories. When he was two years old, his parents asked Tim and his older sister, Carly, what they wanted to be when they grew up – his answer was “Race car driver”. Tim didn’t come from a racing family. They didn’t watch NASCAR or go to races, so his parents were surprised by his answer! Tim and his dad watched a race on TV and he was hooked. By the age of 3, he started memorizing the NASCAR drivers’ names and car numbers. At the end of his kindergarten year, each child got their picture taken with a sign that stated what they wanted to be when they grew up. Again, he had answered “A race car driver”, without hesitation.
That summer, Tim’s family went to a boat show at the Denver Coliseum. The Colorado Junior Karting Club had a booth set up where they had a racing go-kart on display. As soon as Tim saw the kart, he was off and running. The next day Tim and his dad went to the IMI racetrack in Dacono, CO. They rented a kart and Tim drove the mile-long road course…..over and over….all day.
Over the next ten years, Tim spent almost every weekend during the summer at various kart tracks all over Colorado. By the end of his go-kart career, he had 4 IKF Regional Championships under his belt. He finished 2nd place at Kid Kart Nationals at the age of 7, a 2nd place finish at IKF Grand Nationals at the age of 12, and a 2nd place finish at Challenge of the Americas. He had also set several track records for fast lap times.
At the age of 14, it was time to move up to the next level, which began his Legend Car career at the Colorado National Speedway. His first race was in October of that year and was the last race of the season. The drivers who had been racing all season were out to win the championship and racing hard to finish strong. Timothy was considered a “Young Lion/Rookie”, which meant under the age of 16 first-time driver. He was racing against drivers who had won multiple championships and had been racing for 30+ years. Understandably, they were not happy to have this 1st time rookie on the field. Rookies make mistakes and cause wrecks and get in the way. There were 34 drivers in the race. Tim finished very respectably in 14th place. During the first race of the 2020 season, at 15 years old, Tim finished in 7th place. He continued to have a very strong season with many top 10 finishes and got the Rookie of the Year award, both at Colorado National Speedway and for the Rocky Mountain Legend Racing Association. For RMLRA, he was ranked 6th out of all drivers, including Pros and Semi-pros. He finished 7th in the INEX National rankings for rookie Legend drivers.

In 2021 Tim ran a part time season in the Legend Car making 13 starts. He finished top 10 in 10 of the races & had 5 top 5 finishes. He also took home 3 Semi Pro Legend feature wins. In July 2021, Tim made his debut in the Super Late Model at Colorado National Speedway where he got fast time qualifier. During his 3 starts at Colorado National Speedway Tim took 2 Fast time qualifier awards & 1 Win which came on October 8th, 2021. Tim traveled to Tucson, AZ for the Turkey Shoot 125 at Tucson Speedway & took the fast time qualifier award for the event & won a 50 lap prelim feature during the Saturday portion of the event.

For 2022 Tim plans on running for the championship & rookie of the year at Colorado National Speedway in the Super Late Model along with plans to run 5 out of state races. See our schedule page to find out where we will be racing.