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August 23, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Yankee Dirt Classic Opener
Tyler Bruening was one 49 Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series entries on hand at 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) on Thursday evening kicking of the 42nd annual Yankee Dirt Classic. After laying down the fastest lap overall in his time trial group, Bruening jumped up two spots in his heat to place 4th. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in 2nd, Tyler held his spot for all 25-laps notching a 2nd place finish behind Jeff Aikey with Jason Rauen, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Justin Kay rounding the Top-5. (Mike Ruefer photo)

1Returning on Friday afternoon for the Yankee Dirt Classic finale, Bruening locked his spot into the $12,000-to-win main event with a 2nd place finish in his Dash behind Charlie McKenna. Rolling off 4th, Tyler dropped six spots in the 50-lap affair to place 10th.

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August 17, 2019 - Tyler Bruening Bests Davenport Competitors for Ninth Win
Race drivers have a hard time staying idle. Such was the case for Tyler Bruening on Friday night. A scheduled non-racing weekend turned into Bruening’s ninth win of the season in his Skyline Motorsports No. 16 Bennett Explosives/ Bruening Rock Products/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Late Model. (Fotos by Fizzle)

The victory was scored at Davenport Speedway.

“We truly planned to not race this weekend, but since we had all of our equipment ready for this coming weekend’s Yankee Dirt Track Classic, we decide to go to Davenport on Friday. It was a good decision because the car was flat out awesome all night, and we got the win,” Bruening noted. “Now, we’ll head to Farley this weekend and try to get another Yankee Classic title.”

1Friday night found Tyler Bruening in action at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa), where he was competing in a field of 21 IMCA Super Late Models. Starting the night with a heat race victory, Bruening earned the fifth-starting position for the feature via the redraw. Overtaking the leader on the 10th circuit, Tyler paced his way to his ninth win of the season, which came over Matt Ryan, Jeff Aikey, Chuck Hanna, and Andy Nezworski.

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August 10, 2019 - Bruening Bags Eighth Win at Marshalltown Speedway
1Tyler Bruening visited 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) on Wednesday night piloting his Bruening Rock Products No. 16 Super Late Model entry. In a field of 18 cars, Tyler passed five cars in his heat reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Justin Kay. Starting the 25-lap feature in 5th, Bruening jumped up one spot to place 4th behind Jeremiah Hurst, John Emerson, and Andy Eckrich with Luke Goedert coming in 5th.

On Friday evening at Marshalltown Speedway (Marshalltown, Iowa) for the Miller Lite Dirty 30, Bruening locked his spot into the main event with an 8-lap heat race victory. Rolling off 8th, Tyler wheeled his way to the front and overtook John Emerson after a multi-lap battle to secure his eighth win of the season. Pocketing $1,500, Bruening outran Darrell Defrance, Curtis Glover, Jeremiah Hurst, and Darin Duffy to the line.

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August 3, 2019 - Tyler Bruening Tops IMS Field for Seventh Win
1Tyler Bruening capped an up-and-down week of racing with a victory on Saturday night in his Skyline Motorsports No. 16 Bennett Explosives/ Bruening Rock Products/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Late Model at Iowa’s Independence Motor Speedway.

“Up-and-down is most definitely the best way to describe last week,” Bruening said. “When things went well, they went really well, and when they went bad, they went really bad. Our team never gave up though, and we ultimately ended the week with a win.

“I want to thank my dad, Zeb, and everyone who keeps me going fast. We’ll go after win No. 8 this Wednesday at Farley.”

Monday night found Tyler Bruening in action at Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, Wisconsin), where he was kicking off his week with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series. With 33 cars registered for battle, Tyler followed up the third-fastest lap in his group with an 8-lap heat race victory. Slated to start the feature in the third position, a mechanical failure struck on the parade lap, forcing him to retire before ever completing a circuit at speed.

The following night at Shawano Speedway (Shawano, Wisconsin) for the Sundrop Shootout, Bruening recorded a fourth-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him 11th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Improving one spot in the 50-lap affair, Bruening crossed the finish line in 10th.

On Thursday evening at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin), for the opening night of the 32 annual USA Nationals, Tyler laid down the fastest time in a field of 45 cars before picking up a heat race win. Starting on the pole of the main event, Bruening ran in second for the opening 18 circuits until Brian Birkhofer snuck past. Running in a podium position throughout the remaining distance, Tyler Bruening notched a third-place finish behind Jonathan Davenport and Brian Birkhofer with Tim McCreadie and Dale McDowell completing the Top-5 finishers. (Todd Boyd photo)

1Returning on Friday afternoon for two rounds of heat races, Tyler salvaged a sixth-place finish in his first heat after getting collected in multiple tangles. Starting on the pole of his second heat, Bruening slipped back to a ninth-place outing as a mechanical failure forced him pitside.

Slated to start near the tail of his B-Main on Saturday, the teamed packed up and headed to Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, Iowa) for a Weekly Racing Series Event.

Earning the sixth-starting position for the A-Main, via preliminary events, Tyler worked his way into a podium spot early and began challenging for the lead following a caution with 10 to go. Blasting past Sean Johnson on the high side with a handful of laps remaining, Tyler Bruening recorded his seventh win of the season. Johnson, John Passick, Curt Martin, and Greg Kastli completed the Top-5 finishers. (Black Hat Photography)

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