Tyler is a native of Houston, Texas. At age ten, he moved to Mississippi where he currently resides. Being a two-time lukemia survivor, Tylers doctors and family always knew that there was a huge reason he conquered this life threatening disease. As he grew strong and healthy, he also grew more in love with racing. He went from being a boy racing toy cars down a hospital hallway, to being a man with a lead foot and a big dream.
Though Tyler's family never had an interest in racing or the racing world, Tyler always wanted to be a part of it. If he was not racing, he wanted to be at the tracks watching and learning the ins and outs of his passion. Tyler bought a dirt track race car and a go kart and attempted to run locally, but without financial help, continuing to race was impossible. Tyler turned to iRacing, a worldwide racing simulation. There are around sixty thousand racers but Tyler is part of the NASCAR iRacing.com Drivers World Championship, where fifty of the best racers around the world compete for the title. Tyler won 2013 NASCAR iRacing.com World Champion. He was introduced as a NASCAR Champion and was awarded $10,000. He races with NASCAR drivers including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Parker Kligerman, and Cale Gale. Even though he is proud of that accomplishment Tyler still wants to go further. He knows God gave him the dream, determination and ability to do what he loves.
In 2010 Tyler tested with a NASCAR Whelen All American Series team in North Carolina. It was his first time to drive on asphalt in a real racing truck. He hit the lines and turns around the track like he had been racing on asphalt for years. He turned the heads of Lee Faulk and Michael Faulk, the owners of the team. They told Tyler, for his first time on the track, he was one of the most consistant and smoothest drivers they had ever seen. Tyler joined the team and was their 2011 Super Truck driver at Hickory Motor Speedway. A track given the nickname “The birthplace of NASCAR stars“. He ran 10 out of 12 races with four top fives and never finished worse than seventh. His first racing season he finished 5th in the overall 2011 points out of seventeen drivers. Tyler was awarded 2011 Super Truck Rookie of the Year.
After such a great season, Hudson found himself on the outside looking in for the 2012 and 2013 seasons due to lack of funding. However, the burn to race has never let up, and finally Hudson plans to return to the dirt tracks in 2014 in the NeSMITH Crate Late Model division. He looks forward to the 2014 racing season and knows he will make his marketing partners, team, and family proud. With your support, Tyler will display to the world his God-given talent of racing and will move closer to fulfilling his dream and purpose in life. His promise to you is to give 100% everytime he races.
Name: Tyler Hudson
Date of Birth: 3/27/1985
Born: Houston, TX
Weight: 175 lbs.
Maritial Status: Married
Residence: Brandon, MS
Pets: 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses
Hobbies: Sim-Racing, Fishing, ATVs
Favorite TV Show: Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel
Favorite Movie: Avatar, Transformers
Favorite Actor: Robin Williams
Favorite Band: 3 Doors Down
Favorite Food: My wife's spahgetti
Favorite Restraunt: Logans Roadhouse
Favorite Sport aside from Racing: Pro Bull Riding
Favorite NASCAR Driver(s): McMurray & Dale Jr.
Favorite Vehicle: Mustang
Achievements: 2011 HMS Super Truck Rookie of the Year
2013 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Champion