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MOORESVILLE, N.C.– Dylan Kwasniewski, the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW) Champion, will compete for a championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) with Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) in 2013. TSM, which currently houses NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) teams, will expand their operation to include three full-time and two part-time entries in the NKNPSE ranks. Kwasniewski will first take to the track for TSM in the UNOH Battle at the Beach in Daytona, which the young driver locked himself into by winning the 2012 NKNPSW Championship.
Kwasniewski got his start in racing at the early age of five, competing in go-karts. Moving up the ranks, Kwasniewski went on to become the youngest champion in track history in the Semi Pro Legend Car series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kwasniewski made his NASCAR debut in 2011, finishing an impressive fifth place in the NKNPSW final point standings despite not competing in the first race. Kwasniewski tallied two wins, two poles, eight top-fives and nine top-10s. Not to be outdone by his performance from the previous season, 2012 was one for the record books. Kwasniewski went on to record three wins, six poles, 12 top-fives and 15 top-10s en route to becoming the youngest champion in NKNPSW history.
"It is really exciting and an honor to join Turner Scott Motorsports, especially at this time when the organization has just announced their expansion," said Kwasniewski. "Everyone I've met at TSM so far is dedicated and committed to results and performance. Moving from the West Series to the East is a natural progression for me as I continue to develop as a driver. The chance to drive for Turner Scott Motorsports under the direction of Steve Turner, Harry Scott Jr. and veteran Mike Greci came up last fall. I knew immediately it would be a perfect fit for me. TSM has consistently put the best equipment on the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, and I know they will do the same in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, giving me the best opportunity to win races and make a run at the championship this year."
"Being able to add another young talent like Dylan [Kwasniewski] to our portfolio of drivers for 2013 is great for this entire organization," said Steve Turner, co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports. "Not only is he is talent on the track, but he is a amazing young man off the track. Everyone at Turner Scott Motorsports is looking forward to working with Dylan."
Details regarding Kwasniewski's sponsor, crew and car number will be provided in the near future.
Austin Dyne Joins Turner Scott Motorsports to Compete in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2013
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) announced today that NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW) 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Austin Dyne will compete full time for the team in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) in 2013. TSM, which competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in 2012, will expand their operation to add five entries in the NKNPSE, with two of the entries running a partial schedule.
Dyne, who started racing go-karts in 2007, has quickly moved up through the racing ranks. In 2010, Dyne graduated from go-karts to formula cars. Racing in the Skip Barber Eastern Championship, he scored his first victory at Lime Rock Park in 2010. In 2011, Dyne advanced to stock cars, competing in S2 and Late Models at California’s premier short track Irwindale Speedway. In 2012, Dyne earned two top-fives and eight top-10s in his rookie season in the NKNPSW. Dyne's strong effort allowed him to capture the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award by one point over his closest competitor.
“I am really thrilled to be racing for a championship-caliber organization like Turner Scott Motorsports," said Dyne. "I want to thank Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. for giving me the opportunity to race in such top notch equipment. Each year the East Series is where some of the best development teams compete, and I look forward to racing against these teams as I continue my racing career.”
“All of us at Turner Scott Motorsports are extremely pleased to have Austin join our team," said Steve Turner, co-owner of Turner Scott Motorsports. "He is a great driver with great skills. I am confident we can continue his development and have a successful season. I personally enjoy working with the younger talent and helping them reach their goals.”
Details regarding Dyne’s sponsor, crew and car number will be announced in the near future.
Kenzie Ruston Teams Up With Turner Scott Motorsports to Compete in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2013
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) announced today that Super Late Model standout Kenzie Ruston and Turner Scott Motorsports will team up and compete full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) in 2013. TSM, which currently houses NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) teams, will be expanding their operation into the NKNPSE ranks with five entries with two entries running a partial schedule.
Ruston, originally from El Reno, Okla., got her start in racing at the 0.2-mile Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway in the Bandolero division. After two successful seasons, Ruston moved up to the Legends cars in 2009, winning seven championships in her first season and becoming the first female to win an asphalt national championship.
In 2010, Ruston moved up to compete in Super Late Models, recording multiple top-10 finishes. In 2011, Ruston had a breakout season, becoming the first female to lead laps and finish in the top-10 in her first Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) race. In her four ARCA starts, Ruston had two top-10 finishes. Ruston also competed in the ARCA/CRA Super Series and claimed victory at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis, becoming the first female to win an ARCA/CRA event. This past racing season, Ruston competed full time in ARCA/CRA and added to her list of many “firsts.” In the 19 events she competed in, Ruston scored six top-five and 12 top-10 ten finishes, and was voted Speed51.com’s National Short Track Most Popular Driver, the first female to win the award since its establishment six years ago.
"Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. have built an industry-leading organization and it’s an honor to be able to join them in their new venture into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East," said Ruston. "It's going to be a great year under the leadership of Mike Greci. There’s a lot of experience in this shop and I feel like we can use that to our advantage and be very successful on the track. Being able to make the leap up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is what I've worked my whole career towards and it's becoming a reality. I'm just excited to get to Bristol Motor Speedway and get the season started.”
“I’ve been fortunate enough to watch Kenzie [Ruston] grow up and progress through her career,” said Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner Steve Turner. “Kenzie has the willingness to want to learn and become a great race car driver, and I am happy to give her the chance to advance her career and have her race against some of the best in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. I know she has the talent to do well and we are expecting big things out of her this season.”
Details regarding Ruston’s sponsor, crew and car number will be announced in the near future.