During the past weekend’s Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City, despite the gloomy weather and rough waves, Tomlinson and Scism made sure that their presence was made. The well known duo gave it their all and were able to secure a 2nd place finish. Representing the Pothole Heroes/Alegra Motorsports team, John Tomlinson also competed in the Class 1 race alongside Driver Carlos De Quesada and finish in 4th place.
This upcoming weekend, Tomlinson is headed to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where the weather is expected to be more favorable. Taking place from August 11th to the 13th, the weekend will begin with a block party on Friday night and the action on the water beginning the next day through the end of the weekend! He is looking to build upon last week’s performance, striving to improve and secure victory to further T/S Motorsports’ overall lead this season. The two are still in the lead in the 450R Factory Stock class and plan to keep it that way for the rest of the season!
We hope to see some of you there to cheer on the #7 MTI as they push to the finish line and hopefully bring home a first place trophy for the team!
Comments from Michigan City: Class 1 | Pothole Heroes
It was an eventful return to racing for Pothole Heroes owner-driver de Quesada alongside Tomlinson, moving up into second spot on lap 3 and challenging the race leader when the boat snapped, hooked, and went inside a turn-buoy resulting in a 30-second time penalty. But they held onto second before a sudden steering adjustment at the same turn laps later eventually cost them time, dropping to third and ultimately fourth after being handed a second 30-second time penalty for a lane infraction. “It was a very tough race with rollers coming at you from every direction,” said de Quesada. “We were making a move on 222 when the boat hooked, and we missed the buoy and picked up the penalty and then a second one. But it was a good run.”
Michigan City Recap: Factory Stock 450R | T/S Motorsports MTI
The 450R Factory Stock competition saw Logan Adan and Ricky Maldonado in Doug Wright Powerboats take the checkered flag, followed by Taylor Scism and Johnny Tomlinson in T/S Motorsports. Willie Cabeza and Gary Ballough in GC Racing finished third. A new team, consisting of Caleb Mead and Shaun Torrente, finished fourth in MF Racing.