Miami Area Schools Host NASCAR And The Fueling Your Dreams Tour

The final stop of the 2012 Fueling Your Dreams tour took place right where we started the year, in Miami, Fl. As part of the NASCAR Championship Weekend festivities, Rev Racing and NASCAR Diversity teamed with Lead Dog Marketing to present an interactive immersion to the sport with area middle-schools. The results were outstanding!

We made three stops in market: North Miami Middle School, Jose Marti Math and Science Technology Academy, and Rockway Middle School. Students there spent ½ the day in an informational session revolving around Ten80 and business aspects within NASCAR, including measuring battery voltage while learning to use a multi-meter, exercises about friction and race tires, and marketing scenarios using sponsorship locations on the racecar. A team building activity, where groups of students formed “race teams,” was the culminating event for the classroom portion of the In-School activation. Students split into driver, crew chief, and pit crew roles and raced each other in remote controlled cars.

Following the classroom session, students then had the opportunity to interact with the show car, most seeing an actual race car for the first time. Also on hand was the iRacing simulator, which tied a lot of the information they just learned in the classroom together by driving around Homestead-Miami Speedway and seeing how a race car reacts on the track. Drivers Kyle Larson, Mackena Bell and Trey Gibson were on hand to sign autographs and take pictures. Kyle and Mackena were able to meet with some of the students who viewed their videos in the first phase of the activation and spoke a little more with them about their experiences with racing. For more info about Ten80, click here.

Putinka Vodka comes on board with Bryan Ortiz For the NASCAR K&N Race in Phoenix

Concord NC, (November 6, 2012) Rev Racing and Bryan Ortiz will make their series debut with Putinka Vodka this weekend in the Talking Stick Resort “50” NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Phoenix International Raceway.

“It is such and honor to have the support from Russian Roulette, distributor of Putinka Vodka its owner Ramon Abad and general manager Monseratte Flores who want to help me to continue to excel in my racing career, ” said Ortiz. “This endeavor has created a lasting friendship and this is just the beginning of our business relationship. I can’t wait to see the car, not only is it going to look great but it is going to handle even better”.

This is the first motorsport event for Russian Roulette distributor of Putinka Vodka. “I am proud to sponsor and be associated with such a great driver,” said Ramon Abad. “His team has welcomed me into their family and has been involved in helping Putinka Vodka become part of the Puerto Rican landscape. I hope to be a part of his success as he moves up towards the Nationwide Series.”

Tune in to Speed Channel on November 10 at 6pm for a live broadcast from Phoenix International Raceway. For more information about Bryan Ortiz visit www.bryanortizracing.com or follow Bryan on Twitter @BryanORacing. For more information on Ortiz’s sponsor visit http://russianroulettepr.com/.

Rev Racing Captures First Championship Title In NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Season Finale at Rockingham Speedway

CONCORD, NC (November 4, 2012) The 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship was won by Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 6 Rev Racing and L&M Ethanol Maintenance & Contracting, Inc. Toyota Camry. Saturday’s Classic 3 Championship Presented by RCR Racing Museum, at Rockingham Speedway, came down to the final lap where Larson was able to avoid a crash on the backstretch for a sixth place finish and brought the trophy home for Rev Racing.

With his top-10 finish, Larson, also claimed the 2012 Sunoco Rookie of the Year crown by a small margin over teammate, Bryan Ortiz who finished the year fifth in points.

“We have worked hard and been pretty lucky this season,” said Larson. “I didn’t get all that nervous in Saturday’s race until the final laps and I knew that I needed to have a top place finish. Then when the last lap wreck happened and I was able to avoid it, I knew that we had a good shot at winning this championship as well as the Rookie of the Year title. I have to thank my team as well as NASCAR Diversity and great partners, like Toyota, UTI/NTI, 3M, Mobil 1, and L&M Ethanol for making this possible.”

After lining up for his final race of the 2012 season in 21st, Rev Racing veteran, Ryan Gifford, fought back for a seventh place finish, right behind teammate, Kyle Larson.

“Qualifying didn’t quite go as we had hoped,” said Gifford, who would finish the season 11th in points. “Fortunately, my hard working team was able to get the No. 2 Universal Technical Institute/NASCAR Technical Institute Toyota Camry where it needed to be for this race and we were able to end this season on a high note. I can’t thank my team and sponsors enough for all their support this season.”

Rev Racing driver Jorge Arteaga and his DogHouse Systems Toyota would get caught up in an accident on Lap 79 that would the end his day and season 16th in series points.

Derik Crotts, Rev Racing general manager, said that he couldn’t have imagined a more successful season.

“All of our teams and drivers have worked very hard this season,” said Crotts. “I couldn’t be more proud of this entire Rev Racing team and what they have accomplished this year. To bring on a championship for this program and its partners is truly special.”
Larson will be crowned the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion at the NASCAR Touring Awards, on Dec. 10, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Competing For First Series Championship in Season Finale at Rockingham Speedway

CONCORD, NC (November 1, 2012) Rev Racing along with rookie driver, Kyle Larson, will be competing for its first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship during the Classic 3 Championship Presented by RCR Racing Museum weekend, this Saturday, at Rockingham Speedway.

After an impressive rookie season, including two wins, eight top five’s and 11 top-10’s; Larson makes his first visit to “The Rock” as the current series point leader. With a season average finish of 3.6 at track’s .75 miles or larger, Larson said that he is hoping to continue this successful streak and bring his team home its first series championship.

“This is a great opportunity for me and my team to show the results of all the hard work for this year. Rev Racing, Toyota, my team and teammates have helped me to be in this position and I look forward to an exciting event this weekend.”

Larson will also be battling for another series title at this one-mile speedway. Lurking 5 points behind him in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings is teammate Bryan Ortiz.
This season, Ortiz has 9 top 10’s with a best finish of 3rd at Bowman Gray. He also has an average finish of 8th in speedway starts this year and is looking to add to these positive results in the final race of the season.

“Kyle and I are teammates but we are both very competitive and it is an honor to be battling with him for the Sonoco Rookie of the Year title. I know my crew chief and team will give me a car capable of making a great run this weekend and I will do my best to reward their hard work with my best effort”

With a goal to develop the skills and capabilities of its drivers seeking opportunities in this competitive sport, Rev Racing’s General Manager, Derik Crotts, said that he has been impressed with this season’s talent.

“Our drivers continue to prove that they have what it takes to be some of this sport’s next group of young stars,” said Crotts. “ Regardless of the outcome this weekend, this has been a very successful season for this team and I am extremely proud of all they have accomplished this year.”