Kwasniewski Turns Up The Wick

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Dylan Kwasniewski dominating season just keeps rolling along.

The 18-year-old from Las Vegas won for the fourth time in the last six NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races – and for the fifth time this season – as he took the checkered flag in Monday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Kwasniewski’s No. 98 Royal Purple/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet finished 2.650 seconds over runner-up Daniel Suárez.

Suárez led a race-high 64 laps and was followed across the line by rookie Gray Gaulding in third.

1 Dylan Kwasniewski
2 Daniel Suárez
3 Gray Gaulding
4 Eddie MacDonald
5 Mackena Bell

Kwasniewski is the defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion and current East points leader. He’s looking to become the first driver to win the two series in consecutive years. He pushed his lead to 40 points over Brett Moffitt, who finished ninth, with four races remaining.

Earlier in the day, Kwasniewski picked up his third 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co. He lost the lead on Lap 3 to Suárez and dropped as far back as ninth, and then just as quickly moved up through the field. Kwasniewski took the lead from Jeremy Burns on lap 107 and led to the end.

Eddie MacDonald and Mackena Bell were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Ben Rhodes, Jesse Little, Kenzie Ruston, Moffitt and Ben Kennedy rounded out the top 10. Kennedy is third in points and at 53 back, meaning Moffitt is the only driver within a race of Kwasniewski.

The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 will air on FS1 on Sunday, Sept. 22 at noon.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to the track Saturday, Sept. 21 for the North American Power 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.