Named “Best Newcomer” of 2016 by DirtonDirt.com, 28-year old Philip Thompson had an amazing rookie year racing dirt late model. Racking up four feature wins and several Top 5 finishes Thompson quickly proved that he can be competitive among some of the best late crate model drivers in the East Tennessee area. Before following his dream of racing Dirt Late Model he raced in the classic race car division, first getting behind the wheel in 2006. Over the 10 year period racing in that division Thompson had an impressive 46 feature wins and took the track championship at Tazewell Speedway. Currently, Thompson and his team are looking to conquer their goal of running the Fastrak South East touring series in 2017.