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WNY Driver of the Week: Scott Kerwin

Scott Kerwin


Driver: Scott Kerwin.

Age: 55.

Hometown: Newfane.

Division: 358 Modifieds/Ransomville.

Lowdown: Kerwin has been racing dirt track stock cars in local racing since 1983, mostly at Ransomville. He began his driving days in the old Bomber class at Ransomville until 1988. The class was renamed the Pro Stocks in 1989. In 1989, Kerwin made the jump to the Sportsman, grabbing four Ransomville championships during his years in the class. Kerwin moved on to the Modifieds in 1993. After winning at least one Modified feature race per year, Kerwin put his driving career into a temporary hiatus from 1995-2000 to build a house and raise a family. Kerwin returned to competition, beginning in the Pro Stock class in 2001. In 2003, Kerwin went back to the Sportsman and returned to Modifieds in 2007 where he has competed each season since.

Accomplishments: Kerwin won the Pro Stock portion of the World Finals in 2002 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kerwin is the 1987 Ransomville Bomber titlist. He claimed three consecutive Ransomville Sportsman champions, 1990-92 and a fourth in 2004. In 2002 Kerwin added the Ransomville Pro Stock championship to his impressive resume. He is still seeking his first Ransomville Modified title.

Favorite Food: Steak and potatoes.

Favorite Music: All genres.

Hobbies: Kerwin just goes racing. He is married to Kris and has two children, Jamie, 23; Erin, 20. His crew consists of Pete Cocco, John Cocco, Mike Seefeldt, Mike Sweet, Nik Lange, Bubby Pawlak.  Sponsors: Wendt's Propane & Oil; Mark Cerrone Construction; Ric Mar Electric; Military Towing, Lawns Unlimited, Integra Heating & Cooling, Scruples Bar, Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home, All-Pro Home Inspection.

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