Turner-Scott Motorsports announces K&N Pro Series East line-up
Earlier this week, Turner-Scott Motorsports announced their 2014 driver line-up for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
"I am very pleased to announce our 2014 NASCAR K&N Series East lineup," team co-owner Harry Scott Jr said. "We take great pride in our K&N program, and I believe we've shown what an effective platform it is for up-and-coming drivers in the success we had last year and the fact that we've already seen some of our drivers' potential to advance to the next level. The drivers in our stable have shown a lot of promise and I'm hoping that we can follow up last year's championship with another great season."
Last year, TSM captured six wins and three poles, as well as the championship with Dylan Kwasniewski.
The line-up for the 2014 includes:
15-year-old Kaz Grala from Westborough, Massachusetts, who became the youngest race winner in UARA series history with his win at Hickory Motor Speedway. He also became the youngest driver to lead laps in the Myrtle Beach 400.
17-year-old Cameron Hayley (pictured) from Calgary, Alberta. Hayley made his karting debut at age seven, and began working his way up the ranks, joining the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2011. He became the youngest driver to compete in the series and finished second in debut. He turned heads when he won the inaugural Battle of the Beach event at Daytona International Speedway last year. Last year driving for Greg Pursley Motorsports, he finsihed second in the West Series point standings with one win and six poles.
20-year-old Scott Heckert from Connecticut and current student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He began his racing career in the Skip Barber National and Regional road racing series. In 2012, Heckert won Rookie of the Year in the Bright House Challenge Series driving for BJ McLeod. Heckert made his NKNPSE debut last year at Watermelon Capital Speedway, finishing third.
16-year-old Brandon Jones from Atlanta, Georgia, who made seven starts last year in the K&N Pro East Series with TSM. He also made three starts last year in the Camping World Truck Series, including a 19th place finish at Martinsville Speedway. Jones will run the full East schedule in 2014, going for Rookie of the Year, while continuing to run some UARA-Star Late Model and Camping World Truck Series races.
16-year-old Ben Rhodes from Louisville, Kentucky ran a partial schedule last year, scoring two top fives and five top 10s in seven starts. He began racing at the age of seven, winning several karting championships.
The NKNPSE season kicks off with the New Smyrna 150 at New Smyrna Speedway on Sunday, February 16.