SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (January 20, 2016) – 2015 King of the Wing Western Sprintcar Series Rookie of the Year Dylan Hutchison will return for the 2016 series, campaigning his family-owned #8 Halo Learnport Beast Hutchison in the 14 race series. The former NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West racer made a big splash in his open wheel debut in 2015.
The 2016 WSS will hit tracks all over the western United States including five MAVTV & LucasOilRacing.TV televised races at Madera Speedway (CA). The series will also stage its second annual trip to the historic Stockton 99 Speedway (CA) in early August. A return to Havasu 95 Speedway and Tucson Speedway in Arizona is planned for October as well. New on the 2016 slate will be a visit to the ultra-fast 3/8ths mile Rocky Mountain Raceway outside Salt Lake City, UT on Memorial Day.
Three rounds of the WSS will be part of the national King of the Wing tour as well, over the weekend of September 30th – October 2nd. September 30th’s event is TBA while Saturday October 1st will be staged at Madera and Sunday October 2nd will be at the series’ fastest track Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.
Hutchison intended to spend 2015 slowly getting up to speed, but found himself with a second place main event finish in just the third race of the year at Madera. Hutchison followed that up with a trip to Stockton where he became one of four drivers to break the all-time track record and he wrapped up the night with a third place feature finish. Hutchison found himself inserted into the championship battle with Davey Hamilton, Jr. and Cody Gerhardt. He continued a string of top-tens finishing eighth at Madera in September and sixth at Havasu 95 Speedway in October.
A fourth place finish at Stockton in November set the stage for the three race national King of the Wing weekend to crown the Western champion. Hutchison ran in the top-ten throughout the Friday night main at Madera before a late race spin relegated him to 12th.
Perhaps his best run of the entire season came against the national cars at Irwindale. Utilizing a Rex Hutchison Racing Engines iron block 360 against the aluminum 410s on the half-mile, Hutchison recorded a fifth place finish. With a chance to overtake Gerhardt for second in the points, Hutchison had his sights set on Kern County Raceway Park where he unfortunately suffered mechanical problems and had to surrender to the pits early in the feature.
Hutchison ended the season third in points with nine starts, four top-fives, seven top-tens, and two heat race victories. Hutchison aims to go for the championship in the Western Sprintcar Series in 2016. His racing program is presented by Halo Learnport, Rex Hutchison Racing Engines, Naake Suspension, All Valley Tow, Rich Howe Racing, RacerBling, and Blakesley Sports Media.
You can learn more about Dylan Hutchison Racing at www.dylanhutchison.com or by visiting the team on Facebook at keywords “Dylan Hutchison Racing”.