My Formula 5000
Tuck Thomas competed in only three 1975 Formula 5000 events and
finished 24th in the final points standings based on four points earned
for his seventh-place finish at Mid-Ohio.  Thomas’ Lancer Stores Lola
T332 also placed 12th at Road America and 14th at Laguna Seca. In
1974, Thomas only entered two events and finished fifth on both
occasions for 10th in the champion- ship standings. He also won the
Central Division’s Formula A championship title that year, his second-
straight divisional crown. At the Champion Spark Plug Road Racing
Classic, he was not a finisher in 1974 but placed third in 1973. Thomas
was also named the Land O’Lakes Region driver of the year in 1973.
The year before, he won the Canadian-American Ice Racing series
title, victorious in four of the five events, and captured the Central
Division A sedan championship in a Camaro, setting four lap records in
the process of winning nine out of ten National races he entered. At
the 1972 American Road Race of Champions in November, Thomas
qualified his Camaro in second spot on the grid but failed to finish. He
also entered the Brainerd Trans-Am race, finishing 15th. The vice
president of the Lancer clothing store chain began racing almost four
years ago, competing in a few Formula F and Formula B events in
1970 and 1971. He then switched to the Camaro for the ‘72 season.
Lola T332
David "Tuck" Thomas
Profile 1976
Residents, Minneapolis, Minn.
Born May 20, 1945
Tuck Thomas does appear in the Mid-Ohio
1974 F5000 movie. #88