REV RACING LOOKING TO TAME THE MONSTER MILE

8686100383_9186c38936_z

Rev Racing heads to Dover (Del.) International Speedway for the Drive Sober 150 on Friday, Sept. 27, race 13 out of 14 on the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East schedule. The team is looking to tame the track historically known as “The Monster Mile”, and Daniel Suarez could be the driver to do it. Suarez has finished on the podium in five of the last six races, and is eager to capture his second win of the season after coming up short at New Hampshire Motor Speedway the last time out.

Ryan Gifford (No. 2 Sunoco Racing Fuel Toyota) –Gifford currently ranks eighth in points with six top 10s in 12 outings, highlighted by his first career win at Richmond. Has an average finish of 11th and a best result of second (2009) in four career starts at Dover. He Led 32 laps there in 2009 and 43 in 2011.

Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota) – Ortiz has one top-five and five top-10 finishes this season. He has one previous start at Dover where he qualified sixth and finished ninth. His season is highlighted by a second place finish at Virginia International Raceway.

Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota) – Suarez currently Ranks fifth in points with seven top 10s in 12 outings, highlighted by his first career victory at Columbus Motor Speedway. He’s finished on the podium in five of the last six races, and this will be his first Dover race.

Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota) – Bell is currently 12th in points with two top-five and four top-10 finishes this season. Her season is highlighted by top-five finishes at Richmond and Greenville, and a fourth place qualifying effort at Iowa.

Qualifying for the Drive Sober 150 will be at 10am followed by the race at 4:45pm on Friday, Sept. 27.

TWO TOP-10 FINISHES FOR REV RACING AT NEW HAMPSHIRE

It was an eventful weekend in Loudon, NH for Rev Racing as they competed in the North American Power 100, race 12 of 14 on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East this season.

Daniel Suarez and Mackena Bell both scored top-five qualifying spots, starting third and fifth respectively. Suarez made his way to the front and took over the lead on lap 47. He battled up front but wasn’t able to pass the race leader on a green-white-checkered finish and came home second. This was his fifth top three finish in his last six races. Bell was the highest qualifying female of the race, and put on an impressive show, running in the top-three for much of the race and coming home ninth. This was her fourth top-10 finish of the season.

It was an unfortunate day for both Ryan Gifford and Bryan Ortiz. Gifford had to start at the rear of the pack after changing an engine that blew during his qualifying lap. He was making his way up the field when he was caught up in a multi-car wreck, ending his day early and finishing 23rd. Ortiz started 22nd but was penalized a lap for jumping the start. He was working on gaining positions when he was caught up in the same wreck as Gifford, ending his night early and coming home 28th.

Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota) – Gifford has one win, four top-five and six top-10 finishes this season. He’s currently eighth in points. His season is highlighted by his first career victory at Richmond International Raceway earlier this year.

Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota) – The Bayamon, Puerto Rico native has one top-five and five top-10 finishes this season. His best finish this season was a second place result at Virginia International Raceway.

Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota) – Suarez has one win, five top-five, and seven top-10 finishes this season. He’s moved up to fifth in points and has had five top-three finishes in his last six races. He’s in contention to capture a Championship in both the NASCAR Toyota Series Mexico and the NKNPS East.

Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota) – Bell, competing in her rookie season in the NKNPS East, has four top-10 and two top-five finishes this season. She captured the best qualifying effort by a female in series history at Iowa Speedway earlier this year with a fourth place qualifying effort.

The North American Power 100 will air on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, Oct. 4

The next race for the drivers in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be the Drive Sober 150 at Dover international Speedway this Friday, Sept. 27.

DSC_0164

REV RACING LOOKING TO RETURN TO VICTORY LANE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rev Racing is headed to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) to compete in the North American Power 100 on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. ET, where Kyle Larson took the team to victory lane last season.

Bell and Suarez are ready to race after both earning top-five finishes the last time out at Greenville Pickens Speedway. The second place finish marked the fourth podium finish in the last five races for Suarez, and the fifth place finish by bell matched her best finish to date, previously at Richmond International Raceway.

Ryan Gifford (No. 2 Universal Technical Institute/NTI Toyota) – Gifford who’s currently fifth in points has six top 10s in 11 starts. His season is highlighted by his first career win at Richmond. He has an average finish of 13th and a best result of fourth in six career starts at NHMS.

Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota) – Ortiz is anxious to return to NHMS where he finished sixth last season. The Bayamon, Puerto Rico native has one top-five and five top-10 finishes this season with a best finish of second at Virginia International Raceway.

Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota) – Suarez ranks sixth in points with six top 10s finishes in 11 races. He captured his first career victory at Columbus Motor Speedway and has finished on the podium in four of the last five races. He has a best result of seventh in three starts at NHMS.

Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota)Bell finished fifth the last time out at Greenville Pickens Speedway, matching her best effort to date, a fifth place finish at Richmond earlier this season. The rookie driver has two top-five, and three top-10 finishes this season.

Our thoughts this week are with all those affected by the Tropical Storm Manuel which hit Acapulco, Mexico, as well as the victims of the Navy Yard shooting and floods in Colorado.

Practice is from 8:30-10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 followed by qualifying at 2 p.m. The North American Power 100 will air on Fox Sports 1, Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m. The drivers will return to the track next Friday, Sept. 27 for the Drive Sober 150 at Dover International Speedway.8632300100_565df971d2_c

 

BELL AND SUAREZ SCORE TOP-FIVE FINISHES AT GREENVILLE

Suarez at Greenville

Rev Racing had high expectations for The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville Pickens Speedway, after all four teammates qualified in the top-10 for the first time this season. Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) qualified second, Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) sixth, Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) eighth, and Mackena Bell (@MackenaBell) 10th, putting them in a great position to finish ahead.

Suarez, who led a race-high 64 laps, took over the lead on lap 3. He surrendered the lead to preserve his tires before making a late-race effort for the win. He didn’t have enough time to catch up to the race leader but was able to drive his No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota to a second place finish, his fourth top-five finish of the season.

Bell had an outstanding performance all day, qualifying 10th and racing in the top-five throughout the race. The rookie driver scored her second fifth place finish of the season, matching her best effort to date, a top five finish at Richmond earlier this year. She was the highest qualifying and highest finishing female of the day.

Gifford and Ortiz had fast cars at the start of the race but chose to drop towards the back in order to preserve tires. Unfortunately their strategy didn’t pan out as there was only one caution during the race and not enough time for either driver to rally back to the front. They finished the night 19th and 13th respectively.

The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 will air on FS1 on Sunday, Sept. 22 at noon. The next race for Rev Racing will be the North American Power 100 this Saturday, Sept. 21 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.