LUPTON’S HOME TRACKadmin
Wilton, CA driver Dylan Lupton, will have the opportunity to compete at his home area track, for only the fourth time in his busy racing career. On April 13, the Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series, presented by Lucas Oil will invade ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY – ROSEVILLE CA for the “JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. 127 presented by 51 FIFTY LTM“. It is an event that Lupton looks forward to competing in, and shining for his hometown fans.
“It’s always a big deal to be able to race at your home track”, Lupton told the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series. “There aren’t many times that my family and friends are able to come out and watch us race, so this race will be special. It would be even more special if we are able to park it in Victory Lane.”
Lupton spent the 2015 through 2018 seasons, racing part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, amassing 35 starts to date. Lupton has two victories in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Division, and was its’ series championship runner-up in 2014. It was his time in the “West” Series that gave Lupton his starts at All American Speedway.
“I’ve raced Roseville three times now, all in the K&N Pro Series, Lupton recalled. “I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the track as of yet. I’ve always been fast, but haven’t had luck on my side. I’m looking to change that next race.”
Those trips saw Lupton qualify in the top-ten in each event, but receive only one top-ten finish for his efforts.
After 35 cars appeared at the season opener, for the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, Lupton knows he will face some tough competition at Roseville. Lupton finished fifth in that season opener, after finishing 17th at his first SRL race at Kern County Raceway last October. It will be a challenge that Lupton enjoys.
Lupton commented, “The SRL series is very competitive and filled with a lot of talented drivers. It’s what makes this series so fun!”
The former Irwindale Speedway Champion will be driving a former Wilson Motorsports car, that was wheeled by 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year Contender Daniel Hemric, at the 2018 Winter Showdown. Lupton drove that same car in the 2019 Winter Showdown, but was caught up with a lapped car, while running inside the top-ten, after only 26 circuits.
In his third SRL Championship event, Lupton would like to thank those who have helped him and his Lupton Excavation team this season.
“I’d like to thank Fatal Clothing for their continued support”, Lupton expressed. “Also, a big thank you to VanDoorn Racing Development Chassis and our crew guys for all their hard work each and every race. It wouldn’t be possible without them!”
Another full SRL field, and a full grandstand, are expected for the season opener at All American Speedway. Come out to Roseville, to see the stars of the SPEARS Southwest Tour compete in their Super Late Models. It will be the first time the series has contested an event, at the one-third mile oval, since 2012 when Derek Thorn took home the winner’s check. This year it will be worth a minimum of $5,000, thanks to the “Winner’s Bonus” sponsored by FAST/COMP Cams.