Tyler Baisden came into the 2018 JEGS ET Series committed to racing for the points championship in the RCD RV Super Pro class. Tyler had competed for several years at big money events and at other tracks throughout the region so by no means was he a rookie. The first race of the year didn’t go as planned for Tyler and his team as they were ousted in the first round.
But the second event of the season gave Tyler some much need momentum once he got over some major mechanical issues during the day. First off Tyler’s engine wasn’t running the greatest (later they found out that it was a bad intake valve) and then in the third round, the starter broke several teeth off and Tyler figured his day was done. But the team grabbed the starter from his dad’s car and he continued to go rounds. His dad kept leaning on him to load the car up and just call it a day, but Tyler kept on going and made it all the way to the Winner’s Circle with a broken car.
The rest of the summer Tyler would go a few rounds at each event as he tried to keep the pack of RCD RV Super Pro Racers from over taking him in the points standings. Tyler would clinch his National Trail Raceway championship on the final day of the season by 8 points.
None of this could’ve been possible with out the love and support of his family and crew. His wife Brittany, daughters Callie and Carlie, his father Sherman, his mother Marsha and his sister Sidney.
“This championship means so much to me. It shows that all the hard work has paid off at the end of the year. I have never won a track championship at Trails and now that I can put my name on a list that is full of some of the baddest racers around that means a lot to me. A very special thanks goes to my grandfather Sherman Baisden who passed away in April and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. I know he had a lot to do with me winning this championship and I can’t thank him enough for all the work he put into me to make me the person that I am today.” said Baisden.
Baisden plans for 2019 include rebuilding a few things on the car. He also plans on running points for National Trail Raceway again and trying to hit a few more big money events as well.