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Ohio Driver, Matt Tifft, Looks to Notch Feature Win in Yellow River Racing Series Opener

Posted under News by Wayne Brevik on May 26th, 2011


Fairchild, WI – May 26, 2011 – Under the tutelage of one of the top Super Late Model drivers in America, and part time NASCAR Nationwide driver, young Matt Tifft could not have a better teacher than that of Sparta, Wisconsin’s Tim Schendel.  Schendel, who is fresh off an ASAMT win at Kaukauna, believes Tifft has all the attributes to become one of the finest drivers in America.

Matt Tifft is a race car driver from Hinckley, Ohio. He was born in Fairfax, Virginia, where his family lived for four months before moving to Northeastern Ohio. Matt has followed racing for most of his life. He grew up watching dirt late model stock car races with the team his father owned, primarily in Michigan.

In fall of 2007, Matt got his first chance to race in a go-kart at the Barberton Speedway in Norton, Ohio. He was helped out greatly by Kevin Harter of CRP Racing. 2009 marked his first year following a divisional and national level kart schedule with Beasley Motorsports and Gary Lawson. In 2010, Matt transitioned from karts to asphalt and dirt super late models with the help of Josh Richards and Clint Smith on dirt, Benny Gordon (dirt and asphalt), and Tim Schendel (asphalt).

In 2011, Matt is running asphalt late models primarily in Wisconsin (Iron Eagle Racing- Tim Schendel) and Florida (BJ McLeod Motorsports- BJ McLeod) as well as dirt late models in Western Pennsylvania and the Great Lakes region. He may run or test in select USAR Pro Cup Series races (North-South Racing/Benny Gordon).
Matt is sponsored by Presta Products, Chad Allan, Judge,Lauric & Pahoresky, Rapid Marketplace and Clinical Research Management

When asked by GM/Promoter Wayne Brevik about competing at the 1/2 mile paved oval of Marshifeld Motor Speedway, Tifft replied, “I’m really looking forward to running at Marshfield Motor Speedway this Saturday! The team has been working hard on the car and it will be nice to get it out and actually race. I’ve tested it a few times but weather has been an issue for racing around here lately.”  Brevik further stated, “Matt has unbelievable potential behind the wheel of the #89 car. His great performance in last fall’s Shootout, proved that he is a diamond in the rough.”

You can follow Matt on Facebook (Matt Tifft Racing) or check out his website at