CERRITOS, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KMC Wheels is proud to announce that it has joined Austin Dyne, the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Rookie of the Year, for his 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East campaign with Turner Scott Motorsports.
The young driver finished 8th in his rookie season in the K&N Pro Series West, scoring a pair of top-five results and eight top-ten finishes. He moved East and joins Turner Scott Motorsports for a full-time campaign in 2013.
"Supporting emerging drivers in motorsports is a core value for us at KMC Wheels," said KMC Wheels Marketing Director Rhett Sander. "We look forward to working with Austin as he continues to progress through the ranks."
KMC Wheels designs and manufactures wheels for the automotive aftermarket. The company offers a range of products suitable for passenger cars, trucks and SUVs but specializes in styles and fitments to suit the lifted-truck segment.
Dyne, a native of Southern California, started racing go-karts in 2007 and graduated to formula cars in 2010. Racing in the Skip Barber Eastern Championship, he scored his first victory at Lime Rock Park in 2010.
In 2011, Dyne advanced to stock cars, competing in S2 and Late Models at California's premier short track, Irwindale Speedway. His move to the K&N Pro Series East brings him head-to-head with some of the best development teams in NASCAR.
"I am very thankful for the support of KMC Wheels, and I am glad to be associated with such a great company," said Dyne. "With a great sponsor on board, and my solid team at Turner Scott Motorsports, I think we have everything lined up this year to have a very successful season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together."
"We're proud to welcome KMC Wheels to the Turner Scott Motorsports family," said Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner Harry Scott Jr. "We're happy to have Austin on our team this year, and we all look forward to earning great finishes this season."
KMC Wheels also backs Travis Pastrana, the action sport superstar turned racer, who is racing full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013 and making select appearances in the Global Rallycross Championship.
The wheel brand also supports racers in off-road, dirt track and motocross competition.
About KMC Wheels
Founded in 1982, KMC has a 30-year legacy of delivering quality aftermarket and off- road wheels at competitive prices. KMC is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.
About Turner Scott Motorsports
Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 by Texas businessman Steve Turner, who was joined by partner Harry Scott Jr. as co-owner in 2013. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square- foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance.
For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com
SOURCE KMC Wheels