HUTCHISON BURSTS ONTO WEST SCENE, ANNOUNCES 2012 PLANS
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – 17 year-old Dylan Hutchison made a huge impression in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West debut in October at his home track All American Speedway, and the strong debut will be parlayed into a partial season of action in the West Coast’s premier stock car series for 2012.
The 2011 All American Speedway NASCAR Late Model runner-up, 16 years old at the time, was one of a host of drivers under 21 years old participating in the “TOYOTA/NAPA 150” at the track. Before a sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 strong, Hutchison drove the #5 Bay Bio Diesel Chevrolet for Charlie Silva and Jack Sellers in this prestigious race.
Most significant about Hutchison’s debut in professional NASCAR racing had to be his qualifying run. One of six teenagers in the top-ten of qualifying alone, Hutchison timed in ninth quickest with a 13.901 second lap around the one-third mile oval. Hutchison out-qualified other drivers with Roseville experience including 2011 track champ Matt Scott and 2009 Modified Rookie of the Year Jessica Brunelli.
Hutchison also earned the #5 team its highest qualifying position of the season and only top-ten qualifying effort of the year.
After avoiding a few melees early on in the 150 lap race, Hutchison found himself eighth by lap 22 and ran strong against the veteran drivers to still be tenth near the halfway point. Hutchison had a nice battle with Canadian Daryl Harr before falling to 11th at a caution on lap 100.
The wheels came off a possible top-ten finish when Hutchison was involved in a multi-car crash in turn four on lap 112. Hutchison lost a lap in the skirmish which cost him heavily in a race that had very little attrition. Hutchison brought home the #5 car to a 19th place finish in his series debut with the team very happy and the car in one piece, but left wondering what could have been before the crash.
Hutchison is working with his team and his sponsors to put together a part-time schedule in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West for 2012. The series is scheduled to run 15 races including four road courses, and Hutchison’s exact schedule within that will be announced at a later date. Potential sponsors are urged to learn more about Dylan Hutchison Racing at his website.
Race fans can also learn more about Dylan Hutchison Racing at www.dylanhutchison.com or by visiting the team on Facebook at keywords “Dylan Hutchison Racing”.
Dylan Hutchison Racing thanks sponsors: Johnnie Walker Performance Center, Karp Capital Management, Rex Hutchison Racing Engines, All Valley Tow & Transport, GM Construction & Developers, Allen’s Cabinet & Fixtures, PJ’s Auto Body, Done by Don, JW Sweet Rides, Metal Jeans, Amsoil, Aero Wheels, Eibach Springs, and Race Media Group.