Kwasniewski to race for TSM in Pro Series East
January 16, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
With a 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship trophy already sitting on his mantle, Dylan Kwasniewski will compete for another in the Pro Series East with Turner Scott Motorsports in 2013, the driver announced Wednesday.
"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, according to the official release. "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.”
Backed by TSM, which also has NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series teams, Kwasniewski begins his 2013 campaign at the UNOH Battle at the Beach in Daytona. He was awarded placement in the race with his 2012 NKNPSW title.
Kwasniewski has come a long way from competing in go-karts at the age of 5, moving up the ranks 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 recorded three wins, six poles, 12 top fives and 15 top 10s en route to becoming the youngest champion in NKNPSW history.
“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,” he said. “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 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 (talented) on the track, but he is an 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 announced in the near future.