Thursday, October 27, 2016

Glenn Hutchison Racing Wins King Of The Wing Owners Title

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (October 27, 2016) – Glenn Hutchison's #8 Orchex / Royal Purple / All Valley Towing Rex Hutchison Beast won the 2016 King of the Wing Western Sprint Car Series owners championship. Idaho's Bryan Warf scored a pair of top-two finishes over the season finale weekend at Tucson Raceway Park earlier this month to seal the deal. Warf's runs were also enough to propel him to second in the Western drivers points as well.

Hutchison's team utilized the services of his son Dylan for the Madera opener in March with a third place finish after an early race spin, then called on Warf after Dylan suffered an off-track injury unrelated to racing. Warf's relationship to Hutchison came through Warf driving Pat Russell's #91 Sprint Cars in the Northwest powered by Rex Hutchison Racing Engines.

Warf immediately stormed to victory at Rocky Mountain Raceway in Utah on Memorial Day along with Madera Speedway on June 11th and Stockton 99 Speedway in August, with Saturday's Tucson victory becoming his fourth of the year. His two fast times over the weekend at Tucson lowered his season long qualifying average in the Hutchison #8 to 2.66 where he qualified no worse than sixth all year. He also finished in the top three in every heat race he ran this year with two heat race wins.

Tennessee's Kyle Edwards ran the Orchex #8 in the co-sanctioned Royal Purple King of the Wing National races over October 8-9 with seventh and sixth place finishes, while Warf went back to Pat Russell's #91.

Warf returned to the Hutchison #8 for the Tucson weekend with a 20 deficit to second in points Tom Baker while Hutchison's team already occupied the owners points lead. Friday's 13.040 second lap in time trials at over 100 miles per hour average gave Warf a new track record. He followed that up with a third place finish in his heat race.

He rolled off sixth for the 30 lap feature but marched into third by the conclusion of the opening lap. He used the inside line to get around Utah's Ryan Burdett for second and chased Davey Hamilton, Jr. through lapped traffic and a series of restarts to ultimately finish second.

Saturday's activities got underway with Warf again in the 13.0s for fast time and lowering the track record again but this time parlaying that into a heat race win. He continued his sweep of the evening by winning the 30 lap feature. Doing nearly all he could do, Warf propelled the #8 team to the Owners championship by 24 points but missing out on the drivers title by just one point. The result was remarkable for Warf as he missed the season opener at Madera as part of the seven race super series.

The owners championship was made possible by the power from Rex Hutchison Racing Engines, with Rex passing away not long after the championship weekend. The team dedicates its championship to Rex's memory.

You can learn more about Dylan Hutchison Racing at or by visiting the team on Facebook at keywords “Dylan Hutchison Racing”.

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