Local teen wins K&N Pro Series East race

08/11/2010 12:00 AM

08/10/2010 8:39 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr., a 16-year-old from Concord, took the lead at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series 125 at Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire with two laps to go and didn't relinquish it.

It was the Wallace's second K&N Pro Series East win of the season. The Northwest Cabarrus High student won the season opener in March at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway. That victory made him the youngest driver and first African American winner in series history.

Wallace, one of 11 drivers in the 2010 class of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program, is currently second in points, only 33 points behind defending series champion Ryan Truex.

Three races remain in the K&N Pro Series East. The next one will take place Aug. 28 at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga.

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