Concord, NC (Feb. 12, 2016) – When K&N drivers take the green flag at New Smyrna for the inaugural race of the 2016 season, it will mark a new era for Rev Racing. With three fresh faces competing in the NKNPSE for Rev Racing in 2016, we welcome new talent to continue the momentum from last season’s finisher victory at Dover International Speedway. Leading the charge for Rev Racing will be Collin Cabre, the sole returnee from last year’s NKNPSE roster.
Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota): After an impressive first year with D4D, finishing the season with a win at Dover International Speedway and multiple finishes in the top-10, the 22-year-old from Tampa will again compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Rubén Garcia Jr. (No. 6 NTI/Special Smiles Toyota): At age 20, the Mexico City native won four races in the NASCAR Mexico Series en route to his first NASCAR championship. He brings his talents to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for his rookie season with Rev Racing.
Jairo Avila (No. 42 Brialle Battery Toyota): The 20-year-old Colombian-American from Alhambra, Calif. made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut in 2014 and achieved four top-10 finishes in five starts with his family-run team. He will compete in the K&N Pro Series East.
Ali Kern (No. 4 MSI Toyota): The 22-year-old from Fremont, Ohio had her best NASCAR D4D Combine last year after turning in strong performances in previous combine events. A second-place finisher in the ARCA/CRA Super Series, Kern will compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
Under Rev Racing owner and CEO Max Siegel’s leadership, NASCAR D4D aligns drivers with a team of executives, athletic directors, crew chiefs and mentors tasked with helping drivers achieve career successes. “This year’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity class is extremely talented. We are excited to get the season started at New Smyrna,” said Siegel. “Our ultimate goal is to prepare these minority and female drivers for success at the K&N level and eventually the national series. Every year presents new opportunities for growth and we look forward to carrying over last season’s momentum into 2016.”
From the Drive for Diversity Program’s start, Rev Racing has had 17 wins, 63 top-5, and 120 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, with drivers finishing in the top-10 in points in every season.
Rev Racing will get back to the track on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at New Smyrna Speedway. Qualifying will begin at 6:00pm, followed by the autograph session at 7:00 pm and the Jet Tools 150 at 8:00 pm EST.