HScott Motorsports announces K&N Pro Series driver lineup for 2016


After claiming the 2015 K&N Pro Series East championship with William Byron, HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks has announced its driver lineup for the 2016 season.

After fielding the efforts of Byron, Rico Abreu, Dalton Sargeant, Scott Heckert and J.J. Haley, the K&N operation will have three new faces and a familiar one next year.

Haley will return to a team that will now include the names Harrison Burton, the son of former Sprint Cup driver and NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton, Hunter Baize and Tyler Dippel.

Haley, 16, earned six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 14 starts in 2015. HIs best finish was third at Bowman Gray Stadium and Watkins Glen International.

Burton, 15,  joins HSMJM after starting in two Pro Series West races in 2015. At 15 years, 8 days old, he was the youngest driver to make a start in the series. Burton comes to the K&N East Series after learning the ropes in Late Models. He earned his first pole position in the Limited Late Model Series at 11 and won his first Pro-Late Model race age 12 and first Super Late Model race at 14.

Baize, 18, finished third in the ARCA/CRA Super Series point standings last season and placed ninth in his ARCA Racing Series debut.

Dippel, 15, enters his rookie NKNPSE season after earning the Rookie of the Year award in the DIRTcar Northeast Series. The Wallkill, N.Y. native also started in three ARCA races, earning a fourth place finish at Salem Speedway.

“As we have seen over the past few seasons, this series breeds the future of our sport,” team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. said in a team release. “With the amount of success this organization achieved in 2015, I’m really looking forward to next season with J.J. returning and our three new drivers. It’s great to see these young guys develop as the season progresses, and I love watching them as they move forward into different divisions throughout their careers.”