CONCORD, NC (May 14, 2012) After welcoming a new partner to Rev Racing’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Team this week, drivers Trey Gibson and Mackena Bell celebrated with a pair of top-10 finishes at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday.
To kick off a successful race week, Rev Racing welcomed new Primary Marketing Partner, Lithium Pros to their NASCAR Whelen All-American Team. This group of automotive enthusiasts is focused on bringing the highest performance, ultra lightweight lithium-ion batteries to the racing community and this performance was proven at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Although starting the day with a broken axle during practice, Trey Gibson, driver of the No. 2 Lithium Pros Toyota Camry, was able to qualify in the sixth starting position followed by teammate, Mackena Bell, in seventh.
Proving that nothing could keep him from being a top car, Gibson continued to move through the 17-car field after the drop of the green flag and was up to fourth by the halfway point of this race, with Bell continuing to keep her No. 4 Toyota Racing Development Camry in the top-10.
Just three laps remaining in this race, Gibson’s No. 2 Lithium Pros Toyota Camry was in third when a spin by a car in turn two brought out a caution, resulting in a green-white-checker finish. On the restart, both Gibson and Bell were able to make a pass and crossed the finish line with both a second and eighth place finish.
Continuing to increase the number of podium finishes this season, Gibson was very impressed with his LithiumPros Toyota Camry. “This car was great tonight,” said Gibson. “Lithium Pros came on the car this week and I think that this made us even more competitive.”
Fighting a tight handling race car, Bell said that her No. 4 Toyota Racing Development Camry continued to improve throughout the race. “The car was really tough to handle during the start of this race, but continued to improve and I think I could have made it to the top five with a few more laps.”
After these impressive finishes, Gibson and Bell now rank in 7th and 15th in NASCAR Whelen All-American’s North Carolina state late model points standings as well as 20th and 75th in national late model points standings.
They will appear next a Hickory Motor Speedway on May 26th.