Boulton Selected to Drive for Veteran Sprint Car Owner Bobby Sparks in 2020

Boulton Selected to Drive for Veteran Sprint Car Owner Bobby Sparks in 2020

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Inside Line Promotions – BRIGHTON, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2020) – Tucker Boulton is about to embark upon a dream season.

The 17-year-old honor student who is in his junior year of high school will make his debut in 360ci winged sprint car competition in 2020 when he drives for notable car owner Bobby Sparks.

“I’ve been wanting to do something like this and have been working for it since I was 4-years-old,” Boulton said. “Bobby noticed us and wanted to give us an opportunity. A friendship formed last year and we decided to put a car together. It’s really exciting.”

This year marks the 49th season that Sparks has been involved in racing and he plans to have Boulton tackle the ASCS Mid-South Region along with a handful of other shows in the southern region.

“I’ve had a numerous amount of drivers from Sammy Swindell to Jack Hewitt to Tim Shaffer (drive for me),” Sparks said. “I got into kids because nobody really wants to take a chance on a young kid.

“I had a health issue and hadn’t raced in the last couple of years. When I started going back to the races at Riverside I started watching this kid run the 305 and asked people who he was. He really impressed me the way he drove and way he conducted his race program.”

Boulton made his 305 sprint car debut in the fall of 2018, recording a top 10 while competing against 360 sprint cars at a USCS Series race. Last year was his first full season in the division and he earned the Mid-South Sprint Car Association and Riverside International Speedway (in West Memphis, Ark.) Rookie of the Year Awards. Boulton placed second in the MSCA championship standings and third in the Riverside International Speedway standings.

“I told Tucker if you want to we’ll put one of these together, put you in it and just start out slow and take it from there,” Sparks said in reference to one of his 360 sprint cars. “If you get a good relationship and you teach them how to communicate with you, nine times out of 10 you’ll be a successful deal.”

Boulton, who began racing when he was only 4-years-old and was a two-time national champion in go-karts before moving into mini sprints, will fill in his 2020 schedule driving his family owned 305 sprint car in addition to the 20-to-30 races in the Sparks’ owned 360 sprint car.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Henderson Recovery

Henderson Recovery, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is one of the Mid-South’s leading towing and repossession companies.

“Henderson Recovery has helped give me the chance to race sprint cars,” Boulton said. “This will be our third year together and we’re grateful for the support of Eddie, Julie and the Henderson Family. They’ve supported us and we’re cheering for their daughter, Catey, who is going to be in the Miss Tennessee Teen pageant in March.”


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