Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hutchison Opens Up 2016 Season With Podium At Madera

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From Hutchison Racing PR/Blakesley Sports Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 21, 2016) – Dylan Hutchison charged through the field to place third in the opening round of the Orchex King of the Wing Western Sprintcar Series, Saturday night at Madera Speedway. Hutchison drives a family-owned #8 LearnPort / Royal Purple Beast Hutchison and competed against a 15 car field on the one-third mile asphalt oval.

Saturday's races will also be televised on MAVTV with a tentative air date in May.

Hutchison concluded practice with the third best time with a 12.570 / 93 mph lap around the speedway. That set the stage for qualifying where the All Valley Tow #8 ranked seventh with a 13.072 second lap after spinning from loose conditions.

Hutchison looked to rebound from the qualifying effort in his eight lap heat race. In a field that included championship contenders Davey Hamilton, Jr. and AJ Russell, Hutchison led all eight laps after charging from the second row into the lead on the opening lap. He took the checkers in the lightning fast heat race for the victory.

15 Orchex King of the Wing Western Sprintcars pushed off for the 30 lap feature with the MAVTV cameras rolling. The race started off with a bang with several cars crashing into the front stretch wall.

Hutchison emerged from the incident in the sixth position on the ensuing restart promptly passed Tom Baker for fifth. He then passed Justin Kawahata and Cody Gerhardt to advance to third by lap 13. With open track in front of him Hutchison drove hard to reel in Robert Stout before a spin in turn four ended that effort on lap 18.

Despite only 12 laps remaining Hutchison went to work using the outside line to methodically pick his way back through the pack. He passed one car per lap to rank third by lap 24. Hutchison chased down Gerhardt for second place but fell a few car lengths short at the line.

Saturday's race was Hutchison's first carrying the Royal Purple brand on the side of his sprint car and the third place finish gives him a great start to the 13 race Western Sprintcar Series campaign. The series takes a break until May 7th when the compete again at Madera Speedway, before a trip to Rocky Mountain Raceway in Salt Lake City, UT on Memorial Day.

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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 is presented by LearnPort, Royal Purple, Rex Hutchison Racing Engines, Naake Suspension, All Valley Tow, Rich Howell Racing, Race Tec Pistons, DT Headers, Harris Industrial Gases, WrapStar Pro and Blakesley Sports Media.