Tyler Dippel takes the checkered flag in Mobile.PHOTO BY NASCAR
WIN COMES IN DIPPEL’S SECOND CAREER NASCAR K&N START
With just one prior start in the series under his belt, 15-year-old Tyler Dippel drove his No. 38 Chevrolet to victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Mobile 150 at Mobile (Alabama) International Speedway on Sunday.
The race started a day late, as rainy conditions at the half-mile speedway postponed most activity — including qualifying — until Sunday. The No. 41 Chevrolet of Spencer Davis won pole position during that session, and Davis ended the race in second place. Dippel took over the race lead on lap 30, and the rookie went on to win despite two late cautions that extended the race to 154 laps. At the long-delayed checkered flag, Jesse Little, Austin Theriault and Kaz Grala rounded out the top five.
Ford driver Dominique Van Wieringen also broke two series records during the weekend, with a second-place qualifying result and 29 laps led in the event. Prior to Sunday, the record for most laps led by a female driver in the series was four. In the qualifying session, Wieringen broke her own starting-position record for a female. Wieringen spun later in the race, finishing 20th.