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Mark Tyson Caps Off 2014 Season On Confident Note
Berwick, PA (10/28/14)- Mark Tyson of Hatboro, PA has had a racing season that’s been absolutely filled with trials and tribulations. From battling health issues most of the season, following by the closing of his home track half way through the year, he kept his head held high and was determined to return to the wheel of his #22 FireHouse Chevy Impala. Tyson was able to make a comeback later in the year and last Saturday night competed in the annual “OctoberFast” event at Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, PA.
   Tyson began the afternoon with a practice session and he wasn’t totally happy with his car, which forced him to make a few slight adjustments. The changes helped a lot and he had a good run in his qualifier. He began the feature and started to work his way through the pack early on but a few drivers in front of him tangled and collected Tyson.
   After pitting for quick repairs, green flag racing resumed and again, Tyson started to make his way back, but that all ended on lap 27 when nearly the same scenario took place, but this time the air box on the car, which draws air to cool the radiator, got damaged and the engine temp started to climb, forcing Tyson to save the motor and end his night but not his outlook on the season. Full Story
 
Mark Tyson Scores Top 10 at Mahoning Valley Speedway
Berwick, PA (10/5/2014)- This past Saturday, Mark Tyson of Hatboro, PA took his #22 FireHouse/WARRANT Chevy Impala stockcar to the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, PA for some door-to-door action. Tyson managed to pull off a tenth place finish at the quarter mile bullring.
   “The car was a little loose in practice so the team snugged it up a bit for the heat race and feature”, noted Tyson, who has battled with illness through the latter half of the season.
   “Mahoning is a challenging place and things happen really quickly there.”
   “All in all it was a good day”, he said. “The car’s in one piece and we learned just a little bit more about Mahoning. It’s a learning experience running there, more seat time at this track will certainly help. It’s always fun though, tons of energy and good people…a very thriving racetrack.”
   For more information regarding Tyson Racing, please visit their website at www.tysonracing.net and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.
   For more information about FireHouse, including their upcoming schedule, please visit www.firehousemusic.com and like their Facebook page as well.
   WARRANT can be found at www.warrantrocks.com and they too have a Facebook page to give a liking to.
   Of course Tyson Racing wouldn’t have near the success that they do without the great support from WARRANT, Erik Turner Wines, FireHouse, Sound EFX, Valve Tech Sales, Engines by Hawk, Himmer Graphics and Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing.
   Interested in becoming a sponsors or marketing partner through with Tyson Racing? For nearly any budget your business can be on a racecar that absolutely rocks! Visit www.tylerjett.com for contact info.
 
FireHouse and Tyson Racing was an Overnight Sensation at Penn’s Peak
Jim Thorpe, PA (9/7/14)- It’s not often that Mark Tyson, his team and a multiplatinum band have the opportunity to get together for one of their cross promotional efforts. However, the stars aligned last Friday evening and Tyson, driver of the #22 FireHouse Chevy Impala and his race team met up with the band at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA before their show. The racecar was on display for concertgoers to see and the event was a proven success for all parties involved.
   Tyson was excited prior to the show and even more fired up after FireHouse took to the stage in an incredible performance.
   "I can’t thank my DSP (Dirty South Posse) teammates enough for getting the car ready for the show. Special thanks go out to Mitch Hawk, Dan Pawlicki and Rich Pachiotti. The not only teammates, but also true friends."
   He was overwhelmed with the response from the folks that came to the show to see not only FireHouse, but Winger as well, and of course Tyson, who loves that genre of music, stayed for the entire show.
   "What an awesome night we had with bringing the #22 Firehouse Chevy out to Penn’s Peak to rock out- what a blast! I want to thank the great folks at Penn’s Peak for having us. We felt incredibly welcomed at an incredible venue to come see a show!"
   Of course the event wouldn’t have been possible without support from Penn’s Peak and of course a tremendous amount of support from the band itself.
   "Special thanks to CJ Snare, Michael Foster, Bill Leverty and Allen McKenzie of Firehouse”, noted Tyson. “They’re true class-act rockers and I'm blessed to be a part of this!"
   Tyson will be back on track soon at Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, PA. He also hopes to compete in an event at Jennerstown Speedway in western, PA before the 2014 season comes to a close.
   For more information regarding Penn’s Peak and their upcoming shows, please visit www.pennspeak.com.
   For more information regarding Tyson Racing, please visit their website at www.tysonracing.net and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.
   For more information about FireHouse, including their upcoming schedule, please visit www.firehousemusic.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page
   Of course Tyson Racing wouldn’t have near the success that they do without the great support from FireHouse, Sound EFX, Valve Tech Sales, Engines by Hawk, Himmer Graphics, Catalyst Physical Theropy, WARRANT, Erik Turner Wines, Municipal Valve & Equipment and Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing.
   Interested in sponsoring a race team that rocks? If so, please contact Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing at www.tylerjett.com. All types of sponsorships are available for almost any budget.
 
Tyson Racing Chevy Impala Headed to FireHouse Show at Pennsylvania's Penn’s Peak
Berwick, PA (9/2/2014)- In a racing season that’s been filled with both ups and downs, Mark Tyson and his Tyson Racing team are excited about bringing his #22 FireHouse Chevy Impala Stockcar to the upcoming FireHouse show with Winger on Friday, September 5th at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA.
   “We’ve gotten together with great people over the last two years”, said Mark Tyson as he recalled the cross-promotional efforts that he and his team helped put together the last few seasons.
   “Last season we teamed up with WARRANT and Erik Turner Wines. In addition to them, this season we also connected with the group FireHouse, and it’s going to be great to have the racecar at one of their shows. Both me and my team are looking forward to it and I really hope that the guys in the band and also the concertgoers are equally as excited to see the car, which in my opinion- rocks!”
   Tyson and his team have had an up and down season. Early on, Tyson was diagnosed with health issues and during that time his Crew Chief, Mitch Hawk filled in as the driver. Tyson has since returned to the wheel for one race and hopes to compete in a few more shows this season, including at Mahoning Valley Speedway, which is located only a few miles from Penn’s Peak. He also plans to make a showing at Jennerstown Speedway in western, PA and also at Clearfield, which is near State College, PA.
   His #22 FireHouse Chevy Impala will be set up in the Parking lot at Penn’s Peak prior to the start of the show, which is slated for 8 PM. Tyson will be available for autographs and of course folks will have the opportunity to take photographs of the racecar.
   For more information regarding Penn’s Peak and the upcoming show, including ticket sales and directions, please visit www.pennspeak.com.
   For more information regarding Tyson Racing, please visit their website at www.tysonracing.net and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.
   For more information about FireHouse, including their upcoming schedule, please visit www.firehousemusic.com and like their Facebook page as well.
   WARRANT can be found at www.warrantrocks.com and they too have a Facebook page, as does Erik Turner Wines, at Facebook.com/ErikTurnerWines, brought to you by the South Coast Winery in Temecula, CA.
   Of course Tyson Racing wouldn’t have near the success that they do without the great support from WARRANT, Erik Turner Wines, FireHouse, Sound EFX, Valve Tech Sales, Engines by Hawk, Himmer Graphics and Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing.
   Interested in becoming a partner through Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing? Visit www.tylerjett.com for more info.
 
Mark Tyson Returns to the Wheel; Finishes 11th at the Fastest 1/4-mile
(8/9/2014)- After being sideline by illness for some time, Mark Tyson of Hatboro, PA returned to the driver's seat of the #22 FireHouse/WARRANT I Saw Red Chevy Monte Carlo. The day started off great and he brought home a solid third place finish in the heat race Saturday night at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, PA.
   Unfortunately, Tyson got caught up in a wreck early on and had to salvage an 11th place finsih.
   Late Model veteran Paul Koehler Jr., was able to withstand the side-by-side duel behind him of Earl Paules and Frankie Althouse which then netted him his second win of the ’14 season.
   Koehler started second and outdid Jeremy Miller at the drop of the race commencing green. Before long Paules was on his tail and soon after Althouse joined the battle. From then on it was all three running in tight formation. Full Story
 
Mitch Hawk Finishes Eighth at the Bull Ring
Berwick, PA (7/21/2014)- In his second start of the season and first start of the season at the track in the Tyson Racing #22 FireHouse/WARRANT/I Saw Red Chevy Impala, Mitch Hawk of Saylorsburg, PA ended up finishing eighth Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, PA.
   Hawk and the team began the day with a practice session and thought for sure that the had a top five car to compete with on the ¼-mile asphalt bull ring.
   He had an excellent run going until he was collected in a lap 23 incident that cost him a shot at a solid top five finish. Fortunately, the team was lucky in a sense and the damage on the car was not signifigant.
   “I’m really proud of Mitch and the guys today”, noted Mark Tyson, who normally competes in the ride and was sidelined due to medical reasons. Full Story
 
Mitch Hawk Finishes Second in First Stock Car Start of the Year
Berwick, PA (6/8/2014)- In his first start of the season in the Tyson Racing #22 FireHouse/WARRANT/I Saw Red Chevy Impala, Mitch Hawk of Saylorsburg, PA ended up finishing off Friday night with a near win and second place victory at Evergreen Raceway Park in St. Johns, PA.
   Hawk led the field to the drop of the green flag in the feature. Steve Shultz stayed glued to the leaders bumper and the pair ran side by side for the majority of the event, showing that both drivers were equally matched in both talent and horsepower.
   After racing hard into turn one and then bringing out the yellow flag with one lap remaining, Shultz took the lead and led the final and most important lap to score his first win in the division. 
   Car owner and usual driver, Mark Tyson, was at the show in support of his team and great supporters, which include Catalyst Physical Therapy, Municipal Valve & Equipment, Valve Tech Sales, WARRANT, FireHouse and Erik Turner Wines. Full Story
 
Illness Sidelnes Mark Tyson;
Mitch Hawk Named Interem Driver of Tyson Racing Chevy
(6/3/2014)- Under the care of a team of 3 physicians and a head nurse, Mark Tyson, Driver/Owner of the #22 WARRANT – I Saw Red and Firehouse Chevrolets, has recently undergone a battery of tests for potentially serious conditions that will require mandatory treatment and probable surgery in the very near future. It has been mandated that he climb out of the driver's seat until a full recovery has been made and receives physician clearance to return to the racetrack. 
   “I wasn’t feeling well at all for some time and the fatigue slowly got worse. I’m stubborn and finally gave in when my wife begged me to go to the doctor”, said Tyson Monday evening. Full Story
 
Tyson Out Early in Evergreen Main Event
(May 18, 2014)- After winning the heat race earlier in the day, Kyle Harvell started from the pole and led the Late Model field to the drop of the green in the 30-lap feature. As the field entered turn one, something appeared to break on Mark Tyson’s car and he drifted up the track and into Steve Shultz. With nowhere to go, Geno Steigerwalt was also collected and towed by to the pit area, along with Tyson. Shultz headed to the pits for repairs and rejoined the event.
   Green flag racing resumed and Harvell stayed out front. With seven laps completed Shultz, Paul Koehler, Jr, Jake Nemeth and Josh Oswald pursued him. However, the action slowed on lap 13 when Koehler spun in turn two.
  Following the restart, Shultz began to apply pressure on Harvell. After getting the leader sideways on a few occasions, Shultz took the top spot on lap 18. Two laps later Harvell applied a little pressure of his own to Shultz and took him around as the raced through turns three and four on lap 20. The change of events gave the lead to Koehler. Full Story
 
Mark Tyson Earns Podium Finish at Evergreen Raceway Park
Last Sunday afternoon, Mark Tyson of Hatboro, PA took his #22 WARRANT/FireHouse Chevy Impala to a runner up finish in the stock car heat race.
 
Tyson began the main event and held his own, which earned him a third place finish. Full Story
 
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Mark Tyson Earns Top Five in Evergreen Raceway Opener
(April 27, 2014)- Despite being heavily pursued by Brian DeFebo in the middle portion of the 35-lap Modified main event Sunday at Evergreen Raceway Park, Austin Kochenash of Danielsville, PA distanced himself in the latter stages and cruised to the inaugural feature at the famed 1/3-mile asphalt oval. Travis Fisher of Freeland, PA is no newcomer to victory lane in the Late Model division and claimed his first feature under the Evergreen banner by holding off Kyle Harvell for the checkered. Chip Wanamaker of Walnutport, PA edged his teammate for top honors in the Street Stock division and Tom Cassagrande of Drums, PA also bested his teammate to claim his first Pure Stock feature in years. Ricky Yetter of Easton, PA grabbed the race lead in the Dirt Modified main on lap two and then drove off to his first ever victory at the track. Following a side-by-side duel, Todd McCollum of Somerset, NJ bested Brandon DeBrakleer for the INEX Legends victory and after door and body slamming with Harry O’Neill off of turn four to the checkered flag, John Banashefski of Wilkes-Barre went to victory lane in Four Cylinder action. Full Story
 
Mark Tyson Places 11th in Mahoning Opener
(LEHIGHTON, PA 4-12-14) Making his first ever start at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, PA, Mark Tyson of Hatboro, PA notched an 11th place feature finish, just outside of the top 10.
    Frankie Althouse, Sweeney and Geno Steigerwalt all ran within reach of the top two and gave notice to what looks to be a highly competitive field this season.
  Earl Paules picked up the feature victory over Paul Koehler, Jr. Full Story
 
 
 
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Tyson Racing Unveils One of Two Rocking Paint Schemes for 2014
Berwick, PA (3/6/2014)- In conjunction with Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing and FireHouse, Tyson Racing is excited to reveal the paint scheme for one of their two cars for the team’s 2014 racing campaign. The #22 FireHouse music Chevy Impala has been in and out of the Himmer Graphics shop and with a full vinyl wrap, the car and its driver, Mark Tyson from Hatboro, PA, are ready to tackle the asphalt at Evergreen Raceway Park in St. Johns, PA this season.
   “I can’t thank everyone enough for coming together with this deal so far”, noted Tyson.
   “Himmer did an awesome job on the car and working with FireHouse on this deal is ultra-cool. I just can’t wait to hit the track and see if we can take it and all of our great sponsors and supporters to victory lane with it this season.”
   The FireHouse stock car will see most of the action this season at Evergreen Raceway park and the teams other machine, which ironically is supported in part by WARRANT and Erik Turner Wines will be on track at numerous events along the east coast. The #22 WARRANT/Erik Turner Wines Chevy Impala should be completed in April.
   “The entire team has done a terrific job so far this season and we can’t wait to take it out to a few FireHouse shows to show all of the music and racing lovers out there. Along with all of the guys in the band, I have to give a shout out to Sound EFX, Valve Tech Sales, Engines by Hawk, DSP, Himmer Graphics and of course Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing. Without all of their support we wouldn’t be able to do all of this”, said Tyson.
   Both car and driver will hit the track in April. The entire Tyson Racing schedule will be listed soon on the team website at www.tysonracing.net, or you can visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com.
   For more information about FireHouse, including their upcoming schedule, please visit www.firehousemusic.com and like their Facebook page as well as the Tyson Racing Facebook page.
   WARRANT can be found at www.warrantrocks.com and they too have a Facebook page, as does Erik Turner Wines, at Facebook.com/ErikTurnerWines, brought to you by the South Coast Winery in Temecula, CA.
   If you’re interested in being involved in motorsports opportunities with Tyson Racing on racecars that absolutely ROCK, please contact Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing at www.tylerjett.com for more info.
 
Tyson Racing Adds FireHouse to 2014 Campaign
Berwick, PA (1/16/2014)- Tyson Racing and Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing, LLC are both excited and proud to announce that rock-n-roll band, FireHouse, are onboard for the 2014 asphalt racing season with Tyson Racing and its driver, Mark Tyson, of Hatboro, PA.
   Coming off a terrific 2013 season with a second place finish in the points standings at Mountain Speedway (will be named Evergreen Raceway Park in 2014), Mark Tyson is more than pumped about the year ahead.
   “We had a great season last year and really got noticed in many areas. This year we have a couple of cars and plan to travel more, both with the #22 FireHouse car and also with the #22 WARRANT/Erik Turner Wines car. It’ going to be awesome”.
   FireHouse is well-known for a number of classic hits dating back to the early 90s with ‘Don’t Treat Me Bad’, ‘Love of a Lifetime’, Overnight Sensation’ and many others. Consisting of band mates CJ Snare, Bill Leverty, Michael Foster and Allen McKenzie, the group continues to sell out shows and have a huge following of fans that span at least two generations.
   At the 1992 American Music Awards, FireHouse won the award over Nirvana and Alice in Chains for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist.
   There’s no doubt that Tyson racing will continue to showcase WARRANT and Erik Turner Wines as well, as the two talented groups, have a strong relationship that dates back to over 20 years ago, when they, along with the band Trixter, rocked stages across the world on the ‘WARRANT Cherry Pie Tour’.
   “I’m so excited that this whole deal came about”, said Tyson. “If you would have asked me 25 years ago if I would be involved with such talented people and that we would both work together, mind you, in racing, to help promote the mix or racing and rock-n-roll, I would have told you that you were insane”.
   With a laugh Tyson said, “Well, welcome to 2014- we’re all insane”.
   Both, the #22 WARRANT/Erik Turner Wines and the #22 FireHousemusic.com Late Model Stock Cars will be unveiled in the upcoming months.
   For more information regarding Tyson Racing, please visit their website at www.tysonracing.net and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.
   For more information about FireHouse, including their upcoming schedule, please visit www.firehousemusic.com and like their Facebook page as well.
   WARRANT can be found at www.warrantrocks.com and they too have a Facebook page, as does Erik Turner Wines, at Facebook.com/ErikTurnerWines, brought to you by the South Coast Winery in Temecula, CA.
   If you’re interested in being involved in motorsports opportunities with Tyson Racing, please contact Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing at www.tylerjett.com for more info.
 
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