CHICO, Calif. – For the first time in several years, Kenny Allen is gearing up to compete full-time with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.
Allen earned Rookie of the Year honors and a top-10 finish in the King of the West standings during the 2011 season. At the time, he was just 16 and fairly new to sprint car racing, having been behind the wheel for only two seasons prior.
This year, he is excited to tackle the full slate once again aboard the Ed Butterfield Racing No. 76 sprint car.
“I’m definitely looking forward to this season and want to thank Ed Butterfield for giving me the opportunity to run the 76 car full-time with the King of the West-NARC Sprint Car Series,” Allen said. “It should be fun to run some new tracks and return to others that I haven’t been to in a while. Along with the EBR (No.) 76 I’m also going to mix in events with our own Allen Racing (No.) 7k, so I’m excited to get plenty of seat time this season.”
Last year, Allen ran a full season at Marysville Raceway and brought home a runner-up finish in the Winged 360 sprint car standings. The now 23-year-old picked up one victory along the way and missed out on the title by a scant seven points.
Allen and the Ed Butterfield Racing team will get the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series season underway on March 2 at Stockton Dirt Track.