Reports: Major fire at home shop for ThorSport Racing team
Multiple news sources reported that an early morning fire caused extensive damage to the Sandusky, Ohio race shop of ThorSport Racing.
The Sandusky Register reported the fire broke out early Monday morning, and as of 3:30 a.m. ET, firefighters were still working to extinguish the blaze at the 100,000 square foot shop.
ThorSport, owned by Duke and Rhonda Thorsen, fields entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Matt Crafton, Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and Rico Abreu.
The team is one of the elite organizations in the Truck Series, having won 24 races since its inception, and back-to-back championships with Crafton in 2013-14.
At 8 a.m., the team issued the following statement:
"Shortly after midnight on Monday morning, a fire broke out in the basement of the ThorSport Racing shop, located in Sandusky, Ohio. At this time, we can confirm that no one was injured. We are currently working with the fire department and local officials to contain the blaze, and assess the damage. We do not expect this to impact the team's competition schedule. Our next race is at Iowa Speedway in Newton on Saturday, June 18. Further details will be forthcoming."
Fire dept still on scene at ThorSport after fire causes major damage. Cause still unknown. pic.twitter.com/7nl1C2ukX2— Jilly Burns (@jillyburnsphoto) June 13, 2016