Tommy Davis Sr.
Tommy Davis Sr. drives the #8 Sport Mod
Class car. His home track is Thunderbird Speedway but he can also
be found racing at Grand Prairie Speedway. He lives in Wills
Team members helping Tommy are:
Paul Finch, James Watson, Shane Hulse, Buzzy Daniel and a lot of others
including wives and children.
Tommy started racing in 1963 in the
Figure 8 class at Sportsdrome Speedway because he was carrying on a
family tradition, with his Dad being a racer. His first win was
that same year. Career highlights include getting to go to New
York to run Islop Speed on Long Island for the World Champion of Figure
8 Racing, winning 6 Modified Combined Championships at Grand Prairie
Speedway, Cowtown Speedway and Thunderbird Speedway.
The thrill of racing for Tommy is the
competition and being around all your like-minded friends, family and
loved ones. His most exciting racing moment was an accident in the
Figure 8 intersection that knocked RL Flanklin's motor completely out of
his car, broke both of his legs, knocked Tommy's helmet off and
everybody thought Tommy's head was in it. He's most proud of
teaching his boys to race and seeing them mature into veteran racers
with multi skills.
Tommy's racing heroes are Gary
Miles and Ronnie Sigman.
Of racing, Tommy says, "Is one of the
few sports where the outcome is not predetermined and sin is not
glorified as in most other sports. Sin is still