HUTCHISON SURVIVES ROAD COURSE DEBUT, SETS SIGHTS ON STOCKTON
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 1, 2012) – After making his road course
debut this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park, 17 year-old NASCAR
K&N Pro Series, West rookie Dylan Hutchison will set his sights on a
return to short track racing this Saturday night when the series
hits Stockton 99 Speedway for the "Pick-N-Pull 150". Hutchison
enters the event third in a tight battle for the Sunoco Rookie of
the Year for the 2012 season.
Hutchison ran a solid race at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT
on Saturday afternoon, despite bad luck that led to a string of flat
tires on the 2.2 mile East course at the sprawling 500 acre
facility. The flat tires resulted in Hutchison finishing 22nd, seven
laps back from the leader in a race that was only slowed by two
"Miller was a challenge but John Krebs was excellent at coaching me
through the track," Hutchison said. "We came out of the race with
almost no damage but finished 22nd after having a top-ten finish in
reach. We had a good race but luck wasn't on our side."
The Del Campo High School student and his Jack Sellers Racing #5
Jonnie Walker Performance / Bio Diesel team have high expectations
going to the quarter-mile Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.
Hutchison cut his teeth on quarter-mile tracks such as Stockton and
All American Speedway, where he was the 2011 NASCAR Late Model
Rookie of the Year. Hutchison also made several Baby Grand starts at
Stockton during his championship seasons.
The rookie driver made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West debut at All
American Speedway in October of last year with an ninth place
qualifying effort that is among the career highlights for him.
"Short tracks are my strength for this series, especially Stockton
since I have raced there many times," Hutchison said. "We are
familiar with the track so we hope to have a good qualifying run and
stay towards the front as best I can."
Racing activities at Stockton 99 Speedway will begin on Friday night
with an optional practice session before practice, qualifying and
the "Pick-N-Pull 150" on Saturday. The race is scheduled to begin at
8:30 p.m. with live radio coverage on NASCARHomeTracks.com Tickets
are still available as well by logging on to www.Stockton99.com Race
updates through the day can be followed on Twitter @StevenBlakesley
or on www.stevenblakesley.com
Stockton kicks off a busy month of May for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series
with races in Newton, IA and on the road course at Brainerd, MN in
the coming weeks.
You can 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, Bay Bio Diesel, Eibach Springs, 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,
Blakesley Sports Media, and Race Media Group.