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Tyler Dippel Earns First Career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Victory In Mobile

Tyler Dippel Earns First Career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Victory In Mobile

by March 14, 2016 0 comments

MOBILE, Ala. – In only his second career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start, Tyler Dippel piloted his way to victory in the Mobile 150 Presented by Mobile Sports Authority on Sunday at Mobile International Speedway.

The 15-year old entered the weekend coming off an eighth place finish in his debut at New Myrna Speedway back in February. Over the weekend, Dippel qualified the No. 38 East West Marine/TV Car Chevrolet in the fifth position. Throughout the night, the Wallkill, New York native led the most laps en route to the victory.

“It’s still surreal,” Dippel said. “My guys at HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks gave me a great EastWest Marine/TyCar Chevrolet SS. We were able to get out in front early and just conserve our stuff. Keeping the tires on it was so important and our track position allowed up to save them. I can’t thank EastWest Marine, TyCar, HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, and everyone else who helps make this happen enough. That was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to do it again soon.”

Spencer Davis, who started on the pole was the runner-up, followed by Jesse Little, Austin Theriault and Kaz Grala. Kyle Benjamin, Harrison Burton, Hunter Baize, Justin Haley and Ronnie Bassett Jr. rounded out the top-10.

“Today was a learning experience for the whole team,” said seventh place finisher, Burton. “Our car wasn’t quite as good as it needed to be for the win, but I promise you that we will be better in the races to come and will be able to race for a win in the near future. It was awesome to see an HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks car go to victory lane, but like I said, I can’t wait until it is this No. 12 DEX Imaging/Konica Minolta Toyota team.”

With the win, Tyler Dippel moves up to second in the championship point standings, just one point behind Spencer Davis. Easley, South Carolina’s Kyle Benjamin is third, 7 points back from the lead.

Up next on the schedule for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 set to be held at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Saturday, March 26. During the past two seasons, the winner of the race in Upstate South Carolina has gone on to win the series championship. Ben Rhodes completed the feat it 2014, and last year, William Byron did the same as well.

Mobile 150 Presented by Mobile Sports Authority Results:

1.) #38 Tyler Dippel

2.) #41 Spencer Davis

3.) #29 Jesse Little

4.) #1 Austin Theriault

5.) #3 Kaz Grala

6.) #40 Kyle Benjamin

7.) #12 Harrison Burton

8.) #13 Hunter Baize

9.) #5 Justin Haley

10.) #4 Ronnie Bassett Jr.

11.) #2 Sarah Cornett-Ching

12.) #55 Noah Gragson

13.) #4 Ali Kern

14.) #49 John Holleman IV

15.) #42 Jairo Avila Jr.

16.) #46 Brandon Gdovic

17.) #9 Christian Celaya

18.) #6 Ruben Garcia Jr.

19.) #7 Codie Rohrbaugh

20.) #30 Dominique Van Wieringen

21.) #14 Trey Hutchens

22.) #2 Collin Cabre

23.) #77 Clayton Green

24.) #44 Dillon Bassett

25.) #43 David Calabrese

Photo Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images for NASCAR

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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