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American Racecar Driver

Thomas C. Annunziata

Age: 18 years old

Professional American Racing Driver with 7 years of racing experience in karts/cars. Thomas is resolute in carving a path to the pinnacle of racing, setting his sights firmly on NASCAR. He has competed in the highest levels of National American Karting such as SKUSA, USPKS and Rok series. Thomas has won 3 National Karting titles and transitioned to cars in 2022. He started racing sports cars in the SCCA Spec Miata Class as well as Mazda Motorsports Spec MX5 Challenge Series. 
Thomas had tremendous success winning two Spec MX5 Championships in his rookie year!  This earned him a spot to compete in Mazda Motorsports Scholarship Program. Not to be stopped, Thomas’ raw speed at the shootout earned him a scholarship with Mazda Motorsports worth $75,000!

2023 saw Thomas compete in his first Pro season of cars running in both the Trans Am TA2 class as well as IMSA’s Idemitsu Mazda Mx5 Cup Challenge.  In his rookie year in Trans Am, running part time with the Nitro Motorsports team, Thomas was able to show the veteran field he was a force to compete with. He put it on pole at NOLA and crossed the line first at the Detroit Grand Prix.
A post race penalty took the win away but this left the team determined and hungry as they went on to win the last race of the season in Texas at Circuit of the Americas. Thomas completed the trifecta in that race, turning the fastest lap, move of the race and the win. The most fulfilling part for Thomas was his ability to give his crew chief and former NASCAR driver, Brian Keselowski his first official victory as a crew chief. When the dust settled, his final tally in his first pro year was a victory, a pole position, two fastest laps, four podiums and Mazda MX5 Cup Move of The Year.

Given NASCAR’s emphasis on oval racing, Thomas showcased his skills in the CPLMS (Carolina Pro Late Model Series), securing two victories and five pole positions. Thomas and the no. 90 Nerd Focus Nitro Motorsports team are looking to carry this momentum into the 2024 Trans Am season as he sets his sights on a full year with the team and the series.  As Thomas continues to climb up the ladder of Pro racing, his next step will be to compete part time in the NASCAR ARCA series to kick off 2024.
 
Thomas’ first time in an ARCA car will be at Daytona’s 2 day Pre-Race test from January 13-14th and his inaugural race will also be at the infamous Daytona International Speedway February 7th. Round one of the Trans Am TA2 series begins at Sebring Raceway February 22-25th and hopes to secure a championship in his first full year in the series.
Thomas is excited to announce a continued partnership with Nerd Focus, Ai Media Group, SC Arms, HRX USA, Bayshore Mortgage Funding LLC and PHL Racing in 2024 and thanks them for their continued support.

2024

2024 Trans Am TA2 Pilot for Nitro Motorsports.

NASCAR’s Brian Keselowski as crew chief.

3X National Karting Champion

2024 Racing Schedule

Date Organization Series Location
1/12-1/13
NASCAR
ARCA TEST
DAYTONA FL
1/22-1/23
Trans Am
TA2 TEST
SEBRING FL
17-Feb
NASCAR
ARCA
Daytona FL
2/22-2/25
Trans Am
TA2
Sebring FL
3/21-3/24
Trans Am
TA2
ROAD ATLANTA
4/11-4/14
Trans Am
TA2
Nola
20-Apr
NASCAR
ARCA
TALLADEGA
5/10-5/11
Trans Am
TA2
MADISON ILLINOIS
5/24-5/27
Trans Am
TA2
LIMEROCK NY
6/13-6/14
Trans Am
TA2
INDIANAPOLIS IN
6/20-6/23
Trans Am
TA2
MID OHIO
20-Jun
NASCAR
ARCA
Mid OHIO
6/28-6/30
Trans Am
TA2
ROAD AMERICA
8/22-8/25
Trans Am
TA2
WATKINS GLAN
8/29-9/1
Trans Am
TA2
CANADA
13-Sep
NASCAR
ARCA
WATKINS GLAN
10/3-10/6
Trans Am
TA2
VIR
10/30-/11/3
Trans Am
TA2
COTA
INSTA

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