Sprint Cars Star Uses Miley Cyrus Gimmick to Throw Shade at Chili Bowl Rival’s “Cannon Ball” Antics

Published 01/15/2024, 11:44 PM EST

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The indoor Midget racing fiesta, Chili Bowl concluded with a bang after dirt racing phenom, Logan Seavey captured the title for a second consecutive time, lapping the competition for a landslide victory. While Seavey seized the throne, dominating the field in the main event on Saturday after narrowly making Pole Shuffle through his A-feature on Friday evening, fellow dirt racer, Thomas Meseraull met his match when he was bumped off the track, rendering him upside down following the brief contact that ended his title aspirations.

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Reflecting on his disappointing fallout, the USAC Midget Series Harvest Cup winner took a sly dig at his fellow driver for ending his day on a sour note and for quite literally turning his day upside down with a cheeky nudge. Meseraull, on his YouTube channel, detailed his Saturday main event with a personal vlog and then took the initiative to roll back the sleeve and give one back to Cannon McInstosh using a sly pop music reference.

19-time USAC winner gets in a stiff Miley Cyrus-inspired gimmick to mock his rival after Saturday’s disappointing fallout

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On Tuesday night, Thomas Meseraull aka “T-Mez” kicked off his 18th year at Chili Bowl Nationals, finishing sixth in the prelims and had high hopes of capturing the throne, making it his 20th victory at the grand stage going into the main event. However, fate had other plans, or say Cannon McIntosh had other plans when the TRD driver bumped the veteran off the tracks, taking his spot to finish sixth.

Meseraull was pacing himself decently, slowly closing the gap on the race leaders until McIntosh, who passed the veteran, threw in an aggressive block, nudging him to send T-Mex flying to the side to end up upside down. The last lap contact was costly for the California native who was piloting the No. 7l Midget for Tim Engler, eventually ending his day with a last-spot finish.

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Following this, Meseraull took a wild swing at McIntosh. When asked about his thoughts, he said,I wouldn’t say that I was dejected, (I) got ejected maybe but hey, I’m out here trying to put on a show. I didn’t even know it was the last lap, pretty sure that… Was it Cruz?” After the reporter clarified it was the TRD driver who bumped him off, he said, “Of course, it was Cannon, can drive Cannon McIntosh.”

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Later in his vlog, TmezTv, the driver divulged the race happenings with his young fans. T-Mez casually asked his fans, “What happened out there?” To which the youngster said, “You got cannonball’d!” Hilariously, the driver also photoshopped his face on Miley Cyrus, sitting on a wrecking ball in a still from the pop star’s song with the same name.

However, while Meseraull was dejected with his elimination, he was grateful for his team.

T-Mez thanks his team for setting up a brilliant race machine

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Though there are many star powers that can captivate the fans in the Midget racing scene, few come close to Meseraull in terms of entertainment. Whether it is through his YouTube channel T-Mextv or his hilarious on-track, post-race interviews, the veteran certainly has a sweet spot in the community with fans. Even after Saturday’s disappointment, the driver wasn’t as dejected as he should have been, but was looking forward to the next event.

When asked about his thoughts, he initially threw a stiff one at McIntosh, but then quickly took the opportunity to extend his gratitude and appreciation for his team, thanking them for setting up a competent car that ran all day at the top until things went south. He said, “We’re just going forward and trying to do all we can you know and hats off to Tim Engler for giving me a hot ride. We had a great car capable of being in the show, we’re not there but that’s alright, we were part of the show.” 

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Thomas Meseraull might be sore about his untimely ousting, but the driver definitely knows how to take on unfortunate situations like a true professional!

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