CONCORD, NC (June 18, 2012) Despite obstacles standing in their way, Rev Racing’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers, Trey Gibson and Mackena Bell continued their streak of top-10 finishes at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday.
After a 12th place starting position in Saturday night’s feature race, Gibson, driver of the No. 2 Lithium Pros Toyota Camry, was able to push his way into the top-10 before the halfway point of the race. While his teammate, Bell, was spun on lap 21, where she received extensive damage, causing her to fall to the rear of the 19 car field.
Gibson continued to weave his way through this field and was up to the sixth position, with just 20 laps remaining in this exciting race, before he was spun out going into turn four.
Both Gibson and Bell battled back from these set backs and with just five laps remaining they were back in the top-10. With two laps remaining Gibson moved his No. 2 Lithium Pros Toyota Camry into the seventh position in front of teammate, Bell, who finished in eighth.
“The No. 2 Lithium Pros Camry was definitely worthy of a win,” said Gibson. “Unfortunately, being caught up in a wreck didn’t allow for this win, but pushing my way back into the top-10 before the end of this race proves that this car was powerful. I would just like to thank my team and sponsors, Lithium Pros and Toyota, for giving me such an incredible car.”
Teammate, Bell, said that she was hoping to put her No. 4 Toyota Racing Development Camry in the top five, but was happy to know that her team is continuing to improve each week.
“We have continued to get better every weekend,” said Bell. “I have learned a lot from this team and know that the time is coming to put the No. 4 Toyota Racing Development Camry in the winner’s circle.”
Gibson ranks 10th in NASCAR Whelen All-American’s North Carolina state late model points standings, despite having run fewer races than many of his competitors. Gibson and Bell also rank 35th and 186th, respectfully, out of 500 competitors, in national late model points standings. Both drivers will have an opportunity to battle for the win in the feature NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race, at Hickory Motor Speedway, on June 30th.