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Thayer a mainstay in Hornet class at Bemidji Speedway

Jordan Thayer has been a mainstay in the Hornet division at the Bemidji Speedway for the past two years. He currently is in second place in the points chase. Pioneer Photo/Dennis Peterson

Jordan Thayer has been racing "on and off" for about five years. For the past two years he has been a mainstay in the relatively new front wheel drive Hornet class.

"I got into racing in 2005 when my uncle Bob bought me my first car which was a mini stock," said Thayer, 25, who lives in Bemidji. This year he's driving the bright yellow No. 25 Ford and is currently in second place in the season points race.

Thayer is the son of Richard and Peggy Thayer and says he hopes to move up to the Pure Stock or Mod Four class next year. He says the highlight of his racing career so far was getting his first feature win earlier this summer.

"I race for the fun of it," he said. "The first time I got behind the wheel of a race car I knew this is what I wanted to do."

Thayer races only at Bemidji Speedway and gives credit to his pit men Bob and Andy Hanson, and fellow racer John Aderman. His sponsors are Sintec Audio, Poor Boy Racing and Exhaust Pros.