Sacramento, CA – Royal Purple, a leading producer of high performance oils and lubricants, has joined Dylan Hutchison for the 2016 King of the Wing Western Sprintcar Series. The 2015 series Rookie of the Year will drive the family-owned LearnPort / Royal Purple Beast Hutchison full-time in contention for the series championship.
Royal Purple is based in Porter, Texas and produces a wide range of high performance lubricants for nearly every consumer and industrial application. Royal Purple’s sole mission is to develop products that significantly outperform other synthetic and mineral based oils. It is considered by many to be the best synthetic motor oil in the world.
“It is a true honor to represent an international brand like Royal Purple,” Hutchison said. “I am excited to hit the track on Saturday for the series opener at Madera and to put the oil to use in our engine shop as well.”
Hutchison made the move to pavement Winged Sprintcars in 2016 after competing for many years in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The third generation driver is also an engine builder at his father and grandfather’s engine shop. They will be able to get hands on with Royal Purple as they produce race engines for many different applications based out of Sacramento.
The 2016 WSS will hit tracks all over the western United States including five MAVTV televised races at Madera Speedway (CA). The series will also stage its second annual trip to the historic Stockton 99 Speedway (CA) in early August. A return to Havasu 95 Speedway and Tucson Speedway in Arizona is planned for October as well. New on the 2016 slate will be a visit to the ultra-fast 3/8ths mile Rocky Mountain Raceway outside Salt Lake City, UT on Memorial Day.
Three rounds of the WSS will be part of the national King of the Wing tour as well, over the weekend of September 30th – October 2nd. September 30th’s event is TBA while Saturday October 1st will be staged at Madera and Sunday October 2nd will be at the series’ fastest track Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.
Hutchison’s 2015 effort included a pair of podium of finishes, a fourth place run at Stockton, becoming one of several drivers to break the all-time Stockton track record, and a top-five against the national series at Irwindale in November.
Utilizing a Rex Hutchison Racing Engines iron block 360 against the aluminum 410s on the half-mile, Hutchison recorded a fifth place finish. He ultimately finished the season third in points with nine starts, four top-fives, seven top-tens, and two heat race victories.
Hutchison’s season gets underway Saturday at Madera Speedway (CA). His racing program is presented by LearnPort, Royal Purple, Rex Hutchison Racing Engines, Naake Suspension, All Valley Tow, Rich Howell Racing, Race Tec Pistons, WrapStar Pro and Blakesley Sports Media.