CONCORD, NC (October 25, 2012) Rev Racing Racing Rookie, Kyle Larson, will continue to battle for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship in this Saturday’s Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway.
Originally scheduled to be the 11th event on the 14-race schedule, the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 will now be a major factor in shaping the championship picture. Originally to be contested, Sept. 3, Brett Moffitt had a 20-point lead on Larson with four races to go before rain washed out everything but practice and this race was rescheduled. Now, following a win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and a top-five finish at Dover International Speedway, Larson holds a slim points lead heading into one of the final two races of the season and is eyeing this program’s first NASCAR touring series championship.
“We’ve been pretty consistent all year and you’ve got to be consistent to win,” said Larson. “My No. 6 Rev Racing and L&M Ethanol Maintenance & Contracting, Inc. Toyota has been pretty strong this season and while we really haven’t had the best car all year, or on any (single) night, we’ve always been there at the end and I am hoping that this continues in the last two races of the season.”
While keeping their eyes on the prize, Rev Racing will also be honoring those who battle a much more difficult challenge, defeating breast cancer. The No. 4 Toyota Racing Development Camry, driven by Rookie of the Year contender, Bryan Ortiz, will be adorned in hot pink and pink ribbons to remember and commemorate two very special breast cancer survivors.
“My mom is a two time breast cancer survivor and I try to do everything I can to promote breast cancer awareness,” said Ortiz. “I am so thankful to have the opportunity to celebrate my mom in this way and can’t wait to race and have a great run, hopefully a win, for her.”
This hot pink No. 4 Toyota Camry is also a special salute to the mother of Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing’s director of competition.
“I am proud to be associated with a team and sponsors who are willing to change their identity to honor such a great cause as Breast Cancer Awareness,” said Hodges. “Nothing makes me happier than knowing that because of all the research and advancements in the cure for this horrible disease that my mom is still around to see our hot pink No. 4 Toyota Camry.”
Additionally, the hood features a design by Rev Racing’s own Mackena Bell, one she submitted into a T-shirt design contest sponsored by Toyota to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.