(Stafford Springs, CT)—In the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the team to beat for the past three seasons has been the team of HScott Motorsports. They have won the last three series championships with drivers Dylan Kwasniewski, Ben Rhodes, and William Byron. With Stafford Motor Speedway adding a K&N East race for the first time since the 2008 season, HScott Motorsports will once again be the team to beat and they will come to Stafford for the 19th Annual NASCAR 150 on June 17 with a five-car driver lineup consisting of three rookie drivers in Hunter Baize, Harrison Burton, and Tyler Dippel, a second year driver in J.J. Haley, and third-year driver James Bickford.
15-year old Tyler Dippel, from Wallkill, NY, has already amassed quite a resume at such a young age. He began his racing career on the dirt tracks in the northeast at 7 years of age and by the age of 10 he was racing Legends cars and competing in the south. He advanced quickly into the Super Late Model cars running the PASS National and the PASS Southern Series. As a Rookie, he led the National series up until the last race when a transmission failure took his hopes for the title and he finished runner up in the National Series and a top 5 in the Southern Series. Dippel has won numerous championships and awards on both dirt and asphalt and captured his first northeast dirt big block modified win at the age of 14.
Dippel made his debut in the ARCA Series last season, running a total of three races. Dippel ran as high as second in his first start he was involved in a late race incident which cost him several positions. In his third and final start at Salem Speedway, he finished fourth in what was his first ever race on asphalt and he took home Rookie of the Race honors. With most of the K&N East drivers having zero experience at Stafford, Dippel is looking forward to racing at the Connecticut half-mile.
“I’ve heard a lot about Stafford” said Dippel. “I’m really excited they included the K&N East Series race there this year at a track that is so close to home and my racing roots, family, and fans. I’m hoping to have a good finish there.”
The 19th annual NASCAR 150 is June 17 and tickets are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office and are also available online at www.staffordspeedway.com. Tickets are priced at $27.50 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating is priced at $30.00 for all ages. All prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available. NASCAR 150 tickets can be ordered online by CLICKING HERE.
For more information, or to order tickets to the 19th Annual NASCAR 150, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.