The Drive For The Title Already Brewing

The drive to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship is already beginning headed into the series’ third race of the season at South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Spencer Davis and Tyler Dippel enter the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 separated by only one point. Davis, 17, from Dawsonville, Georgia, sits atop the standings with 85 points after earning back-to-back runner-up finishes in the first two races of the season. In his six K&N East starts, Davis hasn’t finished lower than sixth place.

Dippel, 15, from Wallkill, New York, jumped to second place in the standings after collecting his first series’ victory at Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway. Dippel had a solid debut as well when he finished eighth in the opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

Greenville bodes well for future NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champions. The last three seasons the eventual season champion has picked up a win at the flat half-mile. This statistic might tip the odds in Dippel’s favor, as three of those drivers were a part of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks – Dylan Kwasniewski, Ben Rhodes and William Byron.

Davis and Dippel aren’t the only ones to watch this weekend. NASCAR Next driver and Easley, South Carolina, native Kyle Benjamin, Ronnie Bassett Jr., and Dippel’s teammate Justin Haley are all within 10 points of first place.