Press release by Blakesley Sports Media
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (February 22, 2012) – 17 year-old Dylan Hutchison will look to go for the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West Rookie of the Year award as he will drive Johnny Walker Performance / Bay Bio Diesel-backed #5 Chevrolets for Jack Sellers Racing and car owner Charlie Silva in 2012. Hutchison was the 2011 All American Speedway Rookie of the Year in their NASCAR-sanctioned Late Model division.
The entire Jack Sellers Racing organization is getting a freshened look thanks to paint and vinyl from Johnnie Walker Performance. The black and red Chevrolets will be hard to miss on the track when the team kicks off the 2012 season at Phoenix International Raceway next Saturday night in the “Talking Stick Resort 50”. Hutchison’s car will also make an appearance for sponsor Eibach Springs over the race weekend.
“I am extremely grateful to all of my sponsors and especially Jack Sellers, John Krebs, Charlie Silva, and all the hard work of Tom Wicks for this opportunity,” Hutchison said. “Our goal is to compete for the Rookie of the Year and gain experience throughout the season.”
Hutchison, a Del Campo High School football star, got his first taste of K&N racing at All American in 2011 when he qualified ninth against a star-studded 31 car turnout. But Hutchison’s season will begin at the one-mile Phoenix track will be against possibly the toughest field the young driver will have ever faced.
Hutchison will be teamed with NASCAR K&N West veteran Jack Sellers for the full 15 race series that includes two trips to Phoenix, two trips to Iowa Speedway in co-sanctioned races with the K&N East, and four road course events including the series debut in Minnesota. The power-packed schedule and a desire to continue his High School football career motivated Hutchison to stay on the West Coast for 2012.
John Krebs will be on the wrenches for Hutchison this season and has already worked alongside the teenager in preparing the fleet of cars for the season. Long-time Hutchison supporter Tony Caputo has been named crew chief for Sellers in the #15 car.
Race fans 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 Jea