GRASSROOTS MAGAZINE Dec. 2011 - “After taking a close second in 2010, Tyler Palmer schooled his competitors this time with a wet-weather driving lesson. He ran away from the pack in 944 Spec despite the slippery conditions to score his first NASA Championship. He was more than 1.5 seconds per lap quicker than his peers in the treacherous conditions. Not bad for a 17 year-old driver." (Scott R. Lear)
As put by Eric Kuhns, Nationals 944 Spec Director and Competitor - Sept 2011"The 17 year old phenomenon demonstrated judgment beyond his years, and incredible versatility adapting to the changing conditions. Palmer did not put a tire wrong the entire race, and made some very heads up moves to clear spinning cars for position. He earned it in some very tough conditions, at a track he’d never seen outside of the computer screen, until the week before the race.Well done Tyler (and thanks)!" Eric added...“ This young man has a future behind the wheel of race cars”!
Post-race Interview Comments: Tyler Palmer from California commented after his 2011 NASA Nationals victory, “It rained as soon as the race started. We decided to put on rain tires, and we had mixed conditions. We had a caution on the track that brought the field back together, and I was able to keep the lead and take the win.” Palmer went on to thank John from Black Forest Porsche Care for coming from San Diego for his track support; Mobile 1; US Wheel; Barry Bridge; his mom, dad & his sister.
Racing like it ought to be in California! 06 march 2011 - Sterling Doc, fellow racer and competitor - "I had a great weekend racing with the SoCal guys at AutoClub Speedway this weekend. Tyler Palmer is the real deal - a 16 y/o phenom, but with a great attitude, and level head - mature beyond his years. Tyler won both races this weekend going away, and never put a foot wrong, or a scratch on that pretty green car!"
PRINT - 2010 Aug 2010 San Diego Union Tribune LOCAL LAPS Tyler Palmer: Won two NASA Spec races at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana last weekend in his Porsche 944 to take a three-race winning streak into the Nationals next month in Utah
July 2010 San Diego Union Tribune SPEEDWEEK | SPOTLIGHT ON MOTORSPORTS (email@example.com) By Staff Writer Bill Center The 16-year-old Carlsbad High Junior drove a Porsche 944 to victory in a National Auto Sport Association race on the road course at Buttonwillow Raceway. The winner of six IKF karting titles in 2009, opened his NASA debut by winning a qualifying race and starting on the pole.