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Thirlby Race Team at Lake Wales, FL - 2007


Ed (Eddie) Thirlby


Ed (Eddie) Thirlby of the Thirlby Automotive Racing Team raced under the boat number M4. He has won over 30 National Championships and over 19 USTS championships. He was inducted into the Hall of Champions in 1989, 1997 and 1999. Ed started racing when he was 11 years old. He also races stock cars on dirt with much success and many wins. His son, Brandon, is also a successful boat racer. (Please note: the picture states this is a hydro, it is actually a runabout boat.)

Eddie Thirlby in M4


Eddie Thirlby Racing


Brandon Thirlby


Brandon Thirlby is the son of Eddie Thirlby a USTS racer and grandson of Ed Thirlby the vice president of USTS. He has been racing since he was 11 years old. Brandon lives in Traverse City, MI, and drives boat number M14 for the Thirlby Automotive Racing Team. Brandon races 125cc Hydro and 250cc Runabout with great success.

Brandon at Lake Wales, FL - 2007


Mike Thirlby


Mike Thirlby of the Thirlby Automotive Racing Team has has won 3 National Championships and 11 USTS Championships. Mike lives in Fife Lake, MI, and races under boat number M47. Mike races 350cc Runabout, 500cc Runabout, and 1100cc Runabout. Mike has been racing since he was 11 years old. Mike is the chief mechanic and pit crew for his go cart team and is the head machinist for the family owned auto parts machine shop. Mike also builds many of the go cart and stock car motors for the racers in the Traverse City area.

Mike and Eddie Thirlby


Newest Team Member, Tyler Thirlby


Tyler's first race in K Pro Hydro at Inverness, FL on March 29th, 2008.

Mike and Ed Thirlby


This was taken at the races at Inverness, FL in 2008 after Mike won a heat in 350cc Runabout.

Brandon wins heat at Inverness - 2008


Brandon & the Thirlby team celebrate his heat win in 1100cc Hydro at Inverness, FL in 2008.

2010 - Andrew Thirlby at Constantine, MI


Z-11 Travis Ellison and M-44 Andrew Thirlby race deck to deck deck in 125 Runabout.

2010 - Mike & Preston Thirlby at Constantine, MI


M47 Mike Thirlby with his deck riding son, Preston, and R-18 Dwight Malhoit with Amy Eldredge in 1100 Runabout. Mike went on to win followed by Jim Kurts and Dwight.

2010 - Brandon Thirlby at Constantine, MI


M-4 Brandon Thirlby and G-56 Mark Gryskiewicz chased Ike Yoder all day long in 500 Hydro. Ike went on to win, followed by Sean Mckean and Mark.