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Bob Bruncati, one of the most successful team owners in the K&N Pro Series West with his Sunrise Ford Racing team and rookie Ryan Partridge is one of two drivers on the Brucati team for the 2015 season.
Although Partridge, 26, is a rookie to the K&N Pro Series West, he’s no stranger to racing. His grandfather, Bernie Partridge, is a legendary announcer for the NHRA and his father is also heavily involved in racing. So it seems more than fitting that Ryan Partridge would find a love in the sport as well. After seeing his older brother compete in Quarter Midgets, Ryan Partridge became enthralled with the sport and wasted no time getting out on the track himself. The Rancho Cucamonga, California, native has dominated the Southern California racing scene for years, with Irwindale being one of his most successful tracks.
Partridge won the 2013 late-model track championship at Irwindale, and successfully defending his track title in 2014, he won the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series California championship. He raced at 2014 K&N Pro Series West race at Irwindale where he led 14 laps during the last third of the 150-lap event before falling back on a lap-36 restart and finishing with a series career-best of eighth.
“It’s absolutely mind-blowing to be racing for Bruncati,” Partridge said. “I’ve been waiting a long time to break into the K&N Pro Series West. To be given this chance by Bob, is a dream come true and I am so grateful for this opportunity.”
Partridge relishes his chance of racing in the K&N West with a positive outlook.
“It’s huge, it’s been my focus for ten years now,” said Partridge. “For it to finally come together is a huge weight off my shoulders. Hopefully we can do well, get some wins and be solid competitors. That’s the best case scenario for us.”
The K&N Pro Series West will kick off the season on March 28 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California. The NBCSN broadcast of the race is April 3 at 6:30 pm ET.