Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kyle Edwards To Drive Orchex #8 In King Of The Wing

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (October 6, 2016) – Arguably one of the nation's top pavement Sprint Car rides will gain a new pilot, as Glenn Hutchison's #8 Orchex / All Valley Towing Rex Hutchison Beast prepares for this weekend's Royal Purple King of the Wing national races in California. Bartlett, Tennessee standout Kyle Edwards will take the controls for Saturday's race at Stockton 99 Speedway and Sunday's King of the Wing national finale at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.

The yellow #8 ride has carried support from Royal Purple all season long, first driven by Hutchison's son Dylan before an injury sidelined his season. Idaho's Bryan Warf took over and stormed to Western Series wins at Rocky Mountain Raceway in Utah, Madera Speedway, and Stockton 99 Speedway. All told in five starts the car has finished no worse than third.

Edwards has been competing on a part-time basis in both the ISMA Super Modifieds and King of the Wing for several seasons. He opened the year with eighth and fourth place finishes in the King of the Wing Southeast swing in April along with a heat race win. His career-best King of the Wing effort came in Florida last year where finished second at Five Flags Speedway. He has nearly 30 career Super Modified top-tens, finishing second in the 2014 MSA points and a 2016 best-run with IMSA of a sixth place effort at Delaware Speedway in Canada. He finished fifth in the 2014 inaugural King of the Wing national points as well.

His best possibility for his first King of the Wing win may come Saturday at Stockton, where the #8 team has been very strong on the 68 year-old quarter-mile. In addition to Warf's win this year in August, Dylan Hutchison drove to fourth last November as well. Kern County Raceway Park is the biggest track in the national pavement sprint car scene and will pose a nice test for both Edwards and the Hutchison team. This year's Western Swing is only two races which gives teams much better odds for their cars holding up on the big KCRP speedway.

Racing action will be chronicled all weekend long on the King of the Wing Facebook and Twitter pages. 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, DT Headers, Harris Industrial Gases, WrapStar Pro and Blakesley Sports Media.