CONCORD, NC (August 30, 2013) – Rev Racing returns to action this Monday, Sept. 2, for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway (GPS). This is the second of two NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East races at the track on the 2013 schedule, and the team is looking forward to improving on their results from the last visit there. Mackena Bell (@MackenaBell) was the highest qualifier for the team, with a seventh place qualifying effort, and Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) was the high finisher for the team, coming home eighth. Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) is looking to carry momentum from his career best finish of second at VIR last weekend, with him to GPS. Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) who is currently fifth in points, is looking to capture his second win of the season. Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford is currently fifth in series points with one win, four top-five, and six top-10 finishes. He scored his first series career victory at Richmond International Raceway earlier this season. Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz had his career best finish of second the last time out at VIR. He has one top-five and five top-10 finishes this season, and is looking to capture his first career win. Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota Camry) – Suarez is currently eighth in points with one win, three top-five, and five top-10 finishes this season. The Monterrey, Mexico native is also in contention to capture the NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series Championship this season. Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell who is competing for Rookie of the Year honors has one top-five and two top-10 finishes this season. Her career best finish was at Richmond International Raceway earlier this season where she came home fifth. Qualifying will begin at 4 p.m. followed by an autograph session at 4:45 p.m. and the green flag at 6 p.m. ET. The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 from Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway will air on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 12 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. Follow @RevRacin on twitter for live updates throughout the day.
CONCORD, NC (August 30, 2013) – The Rev Racing Late Model program is gearing up for a weekend full of racing. On Friday night, August 30, the team will be competing in the Twin 125s at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, VA. Jack Madrid will be piloting the No. 4 Toyota, Devon Amos will be in the No. 6 Toyota, and Annabeth Barnes will be in the No. 21. This will be the second NASCAR Whelen All-America Series (NWAAS) for Amos this season, and his first time racing at Motor Mile Speedway. Barnes and Madrid both competed in twin 125s at Motor Mile Speedway in August, and are looking forward to returning. Qualifying is set to begin at 5pm and racing will start at 8pm. After competing at Motor Mile Speedway the team will head south to Hickory Motor Speedway where Barnes and Madrid will compete in the NWAAS race on Saturday, August 31. Barnes has one top-five and two top-10 finishes at HMS this season, and Madrid has on top-five and two top-10s. Qualifying will begin at 5pm and racing is set to start at 7pm. The next race for Barnes and Madrid will be on Saturday, September 7, at Hickory Motor Speedway. Follow @RevRacin on twitter for live updates.
CONCORD, N.C. (August 26, 2013) – Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) went into the race weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) with confidence unmatched at any track he’s raced at in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East. The driver from Puerto Rico has experience racing at VIR in the Grand-AM series, and was looking forward to the first NKNPS East race at a road course since 2010. Ortiz ran near the front of the field all day, and relied on his road course background to bring his No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry to a second place finish. It was a tough day for the other three Rev Racing drivers. Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) took the lead on lap 10 and battled up front the rest of the race before engine failure ended his night early on lap 50. Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) raced his way up front after qualifying 12th, he ran in the top-five and even led a lap before engine failure ended his day. This was Mackena Bell’s (@MackenaBell) first race on a road course. The rookie driver ran consistent all day and came home 17th. Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – It was an unfortunate night for Gifford who raced his way to the front after qualifying 12th. He ran in the top-five and even led a lap, before engine failure ended his night early. He’s currently fifth in points. Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz ran near the front of the field all day after qualifying second, and relied on his road course background to bring his No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry to a second place finish. This was his career best finish and qualifying effort. Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota Camry) – Suarez was fast all weekend, and put himself in position to battle for the lead early on by qualifying third. He was able to pass the race leader on lap ten. Suarez led the next 17 laps and battled up front the rest of the race before his night ended early due to engine failure on lap 50. He’s currently eighth in points. Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – This was Bell’s first time competing on a road course. The rookie driver was patient throughout the race and valuable experience brining her car home with a 17th place finish. She is currently 13th in points. The next race for the drivers in the NKNPS East will be next Monday, September 2, at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.
Concord, N.C. (August 23, 2013) – The Rev Racing drivers will gain experience turning both left and right this weekend, as they compete at the first of two road courses on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East schedule this season. The team is headed to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Saturday, August 24, for the Buiscuitville 125, the tracks inaugural NASCAR-sanctioned race. This is the first road course race for the series since 2010. The team will be looking to Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) who has competed at VIR in the Grand-AM series, and Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) who has a road course win this season in the NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series, for guidance. The drivers will be competing 55 laps on the 2.25-mile North Course of the track, and will be doing live pit stops for the first time this season. Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford, who scored his first series win at Richmond earlier this season, is currently fourth in points. He’s in contention to capture the championship with four top-five’s, six top-10s, and an average finish of 8.6 this season. Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz has extensive road course experience and has competed at VIR in the Grand-AM series. The Bayamon, Puerto Rico native, who’s competing in his second full season in the NKNPS East, is looking to capitalize on that experience this weekend. He has four top-10 finishes this season. Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota Camry) – Suarez who is currently eighth in NKNPS East points, scored a road course win at Monterrey in the NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series earlier this season. He’s had three top-three finishes in the last three NKNPS East races, and captured his first series win at Iowa earlier this year. Mackena Bell (@MackenaBell) (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell who’s competing in her first full NKNPS East season is tied for 11th in points and in contention to capture Rookie of they Year honors. She has one top-five and two top-10 finishes this season. Practice for the Biscuitville 125 begins at 9:05 a.m. followed by qualifying at 1:20 p.m. and the green flag at 4:35 p.m. ET. For live updates throughout the weekend follow @RevRacin on twitter.
Concord, N.C. (August 16, 2013) – Annabeth Barnes and Jack Madrid headed north to Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, VA last weekend, to compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) Twin 125s. The field was stacked with competitors, including previous Series champion, Lee Pulliam. This was both drivers first time competing at Motor Mile Speedwaybut Barnes and Madrid didn’t let the competition intimidate them. The starting lineup for the first race was based on qualifying lap speed, while the starting lineup for the second race was based on finishing position of the first race. Madrid qualified 15th in his No. 4 Toyota Camry, and Barnes qualified 16th in her No. 21 Toyota Camry out of 21 competitors. Both drivers ran a clean race and kept their cars out of trouble, setting them up for success in the final Twin 125 of the night. Madrid started the second race 13th and as soon as the green flag fell he began making his way through the field. He had a competitive car, and was able to work his way into the top-10 halfway through the race. A late race caution gave him the time he needed to work his way to an eighth place finish. Barnes finished the night 12th, after starting 17th. The next race for both drivers will be tomorrow, August 17th, at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, N.C. Follow us on twitter @RevRacin for live updates.
(CONCORD, N.C.) August 6, 2013 – Ryleigh Lemonds, a Rev Racing development driver, found success at the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) this season. She had three top-five, and eight top-10 finishes in 10 races, with an average of 17 competitors running each week. The last two nights of competition proved to be Lemonds best, as she was able to win both of the heat races, and finished fourth in the feature race both nights. She finished the 2014 season eighth in the points standings out of 21 cars. “I had so much fun competing in the Summer Shootout!” said Lemonds. “I feel like I learned a lot, and I can’t wait to run the Summer Shootout again next year, I feel like this experience is going to help me the rest of the year.” The 10 year old from Yorktown, VA is running her first season with Rev Racing in the Bandits division of the INEX sanctioned Bandolero Series. During the 2012 racing season, Lemonds competed in 29 races and achieved a record of 10 wins, 27 top-five, and 29 top-10 finishes. She won races on five tracks in three States; became the youngest driver to win the 2012 Langley Speedway Track Championship and won the 2012 INEX Virginia State Bandolero Bandit championship. She was also the recipient of the “Youth Racer Award” at the 2013 NASCAR Diversity Awards luncheon. Next week she’ll be traveling to Bethel Motor Speedway in Bethel, NY to compete in the Bandolero Nationals. Follow Ryleigh on Twitter @RyleighLemonds or on Facebook at Ryleigh Lemonds Racing to get all the latest updates.
CONCORD, N.C. (August 5, 2013) – As Rev Racing driver, Devon Amos, crossed the finish line at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) for the last time this summer, he knew he had saved the best for last. Amos, who competed in the 10-week INEX U.S. Legend Cars Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series at CMS scored his best finish, of third, on the closing night of competition, leaving him feeling as though he had accomplished his goals. “I knew that this year would be a huge learning experience for me and I had a big learning curve ahead of me. My goal was to lead laps, and be competitive, and I think I accomplished that goal.” said Amos. “I’m so thankful for Rev Racing and the Drive for Diversity (D4D) program. I look forward to continuing to learn and develop as a driver.” Amos moved 1600 miles away from his home of New Mexico to participate in the D4D program, where he is competing in the U.S. Legend Cars Series, and a few Late Model races. The rookie driver, who’s racing in his first season with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, scored three top-five and five top-10 finishes in ten starts, impressive results for a driver running a new type of car, at an unfamiliar track. “It’s an amazing opportunity to race for a team who developed drivers such as Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr.” said Amos. “I’m proud of the success we had this season, but I’m also anxious to get that first win. I have no doubt that it will come as long as we continue to work hard.”