Tyler Finished His 2016 #KNEast Season 3nd in the Points
Wallkill, New York native Tyler Dippel, a current member of the 2016-2017 NASCAR Next program will join Rette Jones Racing (RJR) as driver of the No. 28 D and A Concrete Contractor / TYCAR Trenchless Technologies Ford Fusion next season, alongside sophomore driver Dominique Van Wieringen who also will return for a full-time slate in the No. 30 Durobyte Ford Fusion.
Dippel joins RJR after a rookie season on the K&N East tour driving for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks. After earning an eighth-place finish in his series debut at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway this past February, Dippel won his first K&N event in just his second series start at Mobile International Speedway in March, leading a dominating 124 of the event’s 154 laps. Dippel ended his freshman season third in points with one top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
Motorsports veteran Rich Lushes recently joined the team and will serve as crew chief for Dippel.
“I’m super excited for the opportunity to drive for Rette Jones Racing for the 2017 season,” said Dippel. “I think 2017 will be great joining forces with Mark (Rette), Terry (Jones) and Rich (Lushes). They’re all super smart guys and will bring a stout car to the race track every week.
“I’m really looking forward to being a part of the RJR family and getting ourselves off to a strong start.”
Dippel, sixteen, will enter his sophomore season following a year of big block modified competition in 2015, where he became the youngest winner in the northeast area, while also earning Rookie of the Year honors in the DIRTcar Northeast Series. Dippel began his racing career at the age of seven, racing slingshot race cars, considered scaled down versions of dirt modifieds.
Dippel made his first full-size stock car start on asphalt in 2014. In 2015, he held the PASS Super Late Model national points lead throughout the season until the season finale, when a mechanical failure ended his race early. Additionally, he made three starts in the ARCA Racing Series, with a career-best of fourth at the tough Salem (Ind.) Speedway in Sept. driving for Lira Motorsports.
“It means so much that I’ll have another opportunity to compete for a championship,” sounded Dippel. “I know there is so much I could do better coming into my second year and with a great team behind me, I’m hungry and have something to prove. I believe that we can win multiple races and go for a championship. I can’t wait to get started.”
For more information on Tyler Dippel, please check out TylerDippel.com, his Facebook page (Tyler Dippel Racing) or on Instagram @tylerdippel.
Dippel tweets too. Follow him @Tyler_Dippel.
Santa brought the good sweet new gear for 2017 pic.twitter.com/xCB5UdAwl2— Tyler Dippel (@Tyler_Dippel) December 25, 2016
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