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Randy Tolsma (born May 4, 1966 in Meridian, Idaho) is a former race car driver. Tolsma began his racing career in go-karts at the age of nine, before moving into sprint cars, running as high as USAC, where he won four track championships. He failed to qualify for the 1996 Indianapolis 500 and then shifted his focus to NASCAR and made his first start in the Craftsman Truck Series later that year. From then until 2002, he made 107 starts in the Truck Series. He also made 13 Busch Series starts in 2000 and 2001.

Randy Tolsma
Born (1966-05-04) May 4, 1966 (age 53)
Meridian, Idaho
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
13 races run over 2 years
Best finish45th (2001)
First race2000 MBNA.com 200 (Dover)
Last race2001 Sam's Club 200 (Rockingham)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
107 races run over 7 years
First race1996 GM Goodwrench/AC Delco 300 (Phoenix)
Last race2002 Advance Auto Parts 250 (Martinsville)
First win1997 Dodge California Truckstop 300 (Mesa Marin)
Last win2000 Federated Auto Parts 250 (Nashville)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 46 2

Tolsma made his NASCAR debut in 1996 at Phoenix International Raceway. Driving the #61 IWX Motor Freight Chevrolet Silverado for Steve Coulter's Xpress Motorsports team, he started 16th but finished 29th after wrecking early in the race. Tolsma returned to the team in 1997, running a limited schedule for Coulter. Running 15 races, he had 5 top-tens, including his first career win at Mesa Marin Raceway, where he held off fellow rookie Stacy Compton for the final twelve laps. Tolsma teamed with Coulter to run full-time in 1998, grabbing his first career pole at Indianapolis Raceway Park, and had ten top-ten finishes. Late in the season, Coulter shut down his Truck team, and Tolsma split the year driving for Liberty Racing, Phil Bonifield, and Dominic Dobson. He ran 26 races total and finished 14th in points.

For 1999, Tolsma signed to drive the new #25 Supergard Motor Oil Dodge Ram for Impact Motorsports. He sat on the pole in the season-opening race at Homestead and posted ten top-ten finishes throughout the course of the season, finishing eleventh in points. In 2000, Tolsma grabbed fifteen top-tens and a win at Nashville. He finished eighth in points. He also made his Busch Series debut at Dover, driving the #25 Lance Snacks Chevy for Team Rensi Motorsports. He started 38th and finishing 28th.

After Impact began running into financial problems, Tolsma left to drive for Rensi's truck team. Unfortunately, their #16 was unsponsored, and despite Tolsma being in the top-ten in points, the team folded after the Power Stroke Diesel 200. He finished out the year driving twelve races for Rensi's Busch team, his best finish an 18th at Memphis. He was unable to keep his ride for the 2002 season, and ran one Truck race at Martinsville, where he finished 18th. He has not raced in NASCAR since.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NBSC Pts Ref
2000 Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
28
CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 100th 79 [1]
2001 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR
23
IRP
33
MCH
33
BRI
22
DAR
29
RCH
38
DOV
26
KAN
40
CLT
25
MEM
18
PHO
25
CAR
31
HOM 45th 924 [2]

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NCTC Pts Ref
1996 Xpress Motorsports 61 Chevy HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS SON MMR PHO
29
LVS
DNQ
115th 77 [3]
1997 WDW
DNQ
TUS
19
HOM
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
POR EVG
26
I70
DNQ
NHA TEX
8
BRI NZH MLW
31
LVL CNS HPT
15
IRP
6
FLM NSV
32
GLN
32
RCH
9
MAR
14
SON
18
MMR
1
CAL
5
PHO
33
LVS
30
22nd 1802 [4]
1998 WDW
20
HOM
37
PHO
10
POR
2
EVG
3
I70
17
GLN
9
TEX
25
BRI
5
MLW
12
NZH
18
CAL
6
PPR
9
IRP
6
NHA
25
FLM
26
NSV
6
HPT
25
LVL
22
RCH
7
MEM
13
GTY
16
14th 3121 [5]
Liberty Racing 84 Ford MAR
14
Team Racing 11 Chevy SON
19
PacWest S/T Motorsports 78 Dodge MMR
34
PHO
34
LVS
25
1999 Impact Motorsports 25 Dodge HOM
17*
PHO
15
EVG
11
MMR
13
MAR
7
MEM
8
PPR
26
I70
8
BRI
16
TEX
17
PIR
6
GLN
13
MLW
8
NSV
21
NZH
5
MCH
15
NHA
10
IRP
9
GTY
16
HPT
13
RCH
8
LVS
16
LVL
25
TEX
5
CAL
12
11th 3173 [6]
2000 DAY
15
HOM
6
PHO
31
MMR
25*
MAR
7
PIR
29
GTY
3
MEM
7
PPR
12
EVG
2*
TEX
3
KEN
6
GLN
10
MLW
2
NHA
3
NZH
31
MCH
10
IRP
10
NSV
1
CIC
10
RCH
34
DOV
16
CAL
20
8th 3157 [7]
Chevy TEX
7
2001 Team Rensi Motorsports 61 Chevy DAY
5
HOM
6
MMR
10
MAR
5
GTY
11
DAR
13
PPR
28
DOV
28
TEX
8
MEM
13
MLW
30
KAN
13
KEN
8
NHA
12
IRP
19
NSH CIC NZH RCH SBO TEX LVS PHO CAL 18th 1859 [8]
2002 DAY DAR MAR
18
GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM 81st 109 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "Randy Tolsma – 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 10, 2016.

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