CONCORD, N.C. (June 24, 2013) – After a long day of waiting for the storms to pass, the sky cleared and 23 drivers hit the track for the Visit Hampton 175 at Langley Speedway. Qualifying was rained out, so drivers started based on their standing in the series points. Ryan Gifford started fifth, Bryan Ortiz 10th, Mackena Bell 11th, and Daniel Suarez 12th.
Suarez fought hard throughout the race to position himself to battle for the lead. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough green flag runs at the end for him to catch up to the race leader, and he came home with a career best second place finish.
Gifford who has had a strong season, drove hard all night to come home with a fifth place finish. It was a strong points night for the driver who moved up to fifth in points. Rev Racing finished the night with three top-15 finishes, and three drivers in the top-10 in points.
Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford, who earned his first career win earlier this season had a strong night at Langley. He ran in the top-10 throughout the night, and managed to position himself well in the last re-start of the race, earning a fifth place finish. Gifford moved up in points and is currently fourth.
Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz suffered from the start of the race with a series of misfortunate events that left him with a 22nd place finish. His car was quick at practice, finishing fifth and seventh, and he started 10th based on points. Unfortunately, a flat tire early in the race caused him to loose laps, and a mechanical failure later in the night ended his race early.
Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Suarez was the frontrunner for Rev Racing throughout the race. He started 12th but quickly moved his Toyota Camry through the field, and put himself in a position to battle for the lead. He fought hard to keep the third place driver off, but didn’t get enough green-flag runs at the end to catch-up to the leader. He moved up to ninth in points.
Mackena Bell (@MackenaBell) (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell, who came home 11th, was the highest finishing female of the night. Her car was fast and she ran in the top-10 for most of the night, proving her determination to win. She’s currently 10th in points.
The Visit Hampton VA 175 will air on Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m. ET on SPEED.
Rev Racing will head to Columbus Motor Speedway on July 13 for the NAPA Auto Parts 150, the eighth NKNPS East race on the 2013 schedule.