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BRUNELLI TO RACE NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST CAR AT PHOENIX
SACRAMENTO, CA (October 22, 2011) - 18 year old, Jessica Brunelli, will drive the 88 Pick-n-Pull Chevy Monte Carlo at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale at Phoenix International Raceway.
Brunelli has had two seasons in the NASCAR Driver for Diversity (D4D) program racing in the Whelen All-American Series.
In June 2011, Brunelli tested the number 88 K&N car with Naake Motorsports, and went on to drive for them at the Bullring in Las Vegas, Infineon, and Roseville.
12 YEAR OLD TREVOR HUNT WINS A PAIR OF USAC YOUNG GUNS MIDGET TITLES
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (October 20, 2011) – Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle driver Trevor Hunt, age 12 of Kansas City, MO, finished a very productive rookie campaign in the USAC Ford Focus Young Guns Midgets by winning both the USAC Western Pavement and USAC NorCal championships for the division.
With the championships, Hunt becomes one of the youngest USAC Young Gun champions in series history and he also finished second in the USAC Western Young Guns standings by just six points.
WALMER CLOSES USAC FORD FOCUS CAREER WITH SHASTA WIN
PORTLAND, OREGON (October 11, 2011) – 16 year-old Keegan Walmer ended his productive career in the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series in a big way by winning the feature at Shasta Raceway Park on Saturday night. The victory is Walmer’s 12th between USAC Ford Focus and USAC Ford Focus Young Guns.
Walmer is a member of the Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle driver development program who has spent 2011 in transition towards NASCAR Modified racing. Walmer plans to race a full season in the NASCAR Modifieds in 2012 along with select events in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
TROPHY DASH WIN AND TOP-FIVE FOR RUNYAN AT STOCKTON
DENAIR, CALIFORNIA (October 11, 2011) – 18 year-old Bobby Runyan, Jr. returned to the site of his first career USAC Ford Focus Midget victory back in 2010, driving the #21 K&N Filters NASCAR Modified to a trophy dash win and fifth place finish at Stockton 99 Speedway. The races were part of the prestigious Fall Classic at the quarter-mile bullring with 24 Modifieds in the pits for three days of racing.
Runyan had an average finish of fourth in six Midget starts at Stockton 99 Speedway in 2010 but this weekend’s races marked his first Modified start at the speedway. The Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle development driver had his first Modified win at All American Speedway in 2011.
WALMER KEEPS UP NORCAL CHAMPIONSHIP PUSH WITH VEGAS POLE
PORTLAND, OREGON (October 4, 2011) – 16 year-old Keegan Walmer threw down a pole lap and a pair of top-five finishes against one of the strongest USAC Ford Focus fields on the season on Saturday night at the three-eights mile Las Vegas Bullring. The Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle driver leaves Vegas second in the USAC NorCal Ford Focus standings.
17 cars participated in the weekend’s activities with drivers from North Carolina and Utah joining the field for this highly anticipated race. Walmer showed off his experience at the series’ fastest track by taking quick time with a 15.227 in qualifying. The pole marks his fourth of the 2011 season.
CLARK ON PATH FOR USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT CROWN
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA (October 4, 2011) – As the 2011 USAC Ford Focus season winds down, 17 year-old Jessica Clark is moving closer to becoming the first female to win the USAC Western Pavement Ford Focus championship. The Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle driver used fourth and eighth place finishes this Saturday at the Las Vegas Bullring to hold a nearly 100 point lead.
Clark has raced both USAC Ford Focus and NASCAR S2 Sportsman in 2011 but the USAC championship has taken center stage of the last few months as it became clear she had a shot at the championship. Clark has finished in the top-three eight times this season.
HUNT WINS NINTH MAIN EVENT OF THE YEAR WITH YOUNG GUNS AT VEGAS
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (October 4, 2011) – 12 year-old Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle standout Trevor Hunt continued his bid for the USAC Western Pavement Young Guns championship by taking the pole and the win on Saturday night at the ultra fast Las Vegas Bullring.
The win is Hunt’s ninth on the year while he has also put together seven fast-times in qualifying through the season. The prolific young racer has won in both micro sprints and USAC in 2011 with his main focus being the USAC Western Pavement Young Guns championship.
JESSICA BRUNELLI SIGNS WITH A NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST TEAM
18 year old, Jessica Brunelli, will drive the 88 Pick-n-Pull Chevy Monte Carlo at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Roseville, and the season finale at Phoenix International Raceway. Brunelli has had two seasons in the NASCAR Driver for Diversity (D4D) program racing in the Whelen All-American Series.
In June 2011, RSWC Driver Jessica Brunelli tested the number 88 K&N car with Naake Motorsports, and went on to drive for them at the Bullring in Las Vegas and Infineon.
RUNYAN ENDS NASCAR ROOKIE SEASON FOURTH IN CHAMPIONSHIP
DENAIR, CALIFORNIA (September 21, 2011) – Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle standout Bobby Runyan, Jr., 18, finished sixth in Saturday night’s feature for the NASCAR Modifieds at All American Speedway allowing him to finish fourth in the standings as the second highest rookie driver behind RSWC teammate Steve Cote.
A multi-time USAC Ford Focus Midget series winner in 2010 and SCCA Formula Ford champion in 2009, Runyan drove the #21 K&N Filters Modified to several strong finishes in 2011. The rookie was able to put together a great rookie season with one main event , two trophy dash and several heat race wins. But it was his consistency over the summer that allowed him to work his way up to up fourth in the standings.
TOP ROOKIE COTE FINISHES SECOND IN 2011 NASCAR MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP
MONTREAL, QUEBEC (September 21, 2011) – 20 year-old Steve Cote used a third place finish in Saturday night’s NASCAR Modified finale at All American Speedway to cement his second place finish in the series championship for 2011. The Montreal driver took the Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle #4 Allstar Performance Modified to second in the standings and beat out teammate Bobby Runyan, Jr. for highest rookie in the division.
Cote came to Ron Sutton’s Winner’s circle last fall through the Shoot-Out on the strength of the 2010 NASCAR Quebec Provisional championship in sportsman late model stock cars. The young talented driver leaned on his two years of stock car experience to adapt quickly to the open-wheel cars by finishing second in just his third NASCAR Modified feature.
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