6-20-12 SONOMA UP NEXT FOR K&N WEST ROOKIE DYLAN HUTCHISON
CALIFORNIA (June 20, 2012) – 17 year-old NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West
rookie Dylan Hutchison looks to continue his recent hot streak in
the series when they race in arguably their toughest and most
significant event this weekend. Hutchison will hit the 1.99 mile
Sonoma road course on Saturday afternoon for the "Pick-N-Pull 200"
held during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the wine country
Hutchison is a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender driving for Jack
Sellers Racing in the #5 Johnnie Walker Performance / Bay Bio Diesel
Chevrolet. He is looking for his third consecutive top-ten in the
series this weekend after finishing ninth on the Brainerd
International Raceway road course in Minnesota and eighth at the Las
Vegas Bullring oval track.
"I'm not going to lie; I am a little nervous about Sonoma,"
Hutchison said. "I have been playing it a ton of my NASCAR video
game so I have some knowledge of the track but you never really know
until you race it!"
Sonoma marks the third road course event out of four on the 2012
schedule. Activity gets underway early on Friday morning with a pair
of practice sessions before qualifying later that afternoon.
Race day on Saturday will see the race going green at approximately
12:30 p.m. for the 64 lap contest. So far in 2012, tire changes have
not been allowed in the K&N West road course events and that has led
to unique pit stop strategies such as what Hutchison used at
Brainerd when he pitted late in the race.
Combine tire management with the 2011 race having eight full course
cautions, and Saturday's event will be about patience and survival.
"I definitely think we are capable of another top-ten but there will
be a lot more competition at this race," Hutchison said. "My main
goal is not to jump right on the track and be one of the fastest
guys. Instead, I was to work my way up to speed and make sure I
finish the race."
Following Sonoma, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West will head to the
Pacific Northwest for a race at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA on
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.