|Feb 15||The Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150
New Smyrna Speedway
|Apr 4||Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150
Greenville Pickens Speedway
|Apr 18||PittLite 125
Bristol Motor Speedway
|May 16||Casey's General Store 150
|May 30||NASCAR Hall of Fame 150
Bowman Gray Stadium
|Jun 20||K&N 150
|Jul 4||NAPA 150
Columbus Motor Speedway
|Jul 17||Granite State 70
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
|Jul 31||NKNPS East Iowa 7/31/15
|Aug 7||NKNPS East Watkins Glen 8/7/15
Watkins Glen International
|Aug 15||NKNPS East Motordome 8/15/15
|Aug 29||Biscutville 125
Virginia International Raceway
|Sep 10||NKNPS East Richmond 9/10/15
Richmond International Raceway
|Oct 2||Drive Sober 150
Dover International Speedway
Concord, NC (Feb. 19, 2015) – Kenzie Ruston is a proven commodity in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The El Reno, Oklahoma native has consistently performed well in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for the past two seasons. The only question surrounding Ruston’s Rev Racing debut was how should would adapt to a new car and a new crew. By the end of the night, both questions were answered. And if Sunday’s top-10 finish is any inclination of the year to come, Ruston is in for a championship caliber season.
Although Ruston had an excellent end to her night, there was still an adjustment period early on. The 22-year-old experienced some obstacles and struggled to post a time better than 14th throughout practice. Her struggles continued through qualifying and Ruston ultimately began the race outside of the top-20.
However, despite her early struggles, the veteran driver remained poised and optimistic. With dozens of races already under her belt, it was going to take more than a few early struggles to deter Ruston.
After taking the Green flag, Ruston wasted little time cracking the top-20. Eventually after increasing her standing to 19th, her teammates, Jay Beasley and Collin Cabre, trailed in the following two positions. The three of them would go on to race a decent portion of the race in this tandem, moving through the pack in a synchronize effort. By lap 93, Ruston began to distance herself from her teammates and was threatening to crack the top-10. After a few subsequent cautions, Ruston was finally able to crack the top-10 with just under 25 laps to go. Over the final few laps of the race, a couple more cautions allowed a few competitors to impose on Ruston’s position every time she managed to create some separation. However, Ruston ultimately fought off all challengers and was able to hold on to her 10th place position through the checkered flag.
Additionally, Ruston’s teammate Cabre was able to battle to a 15th place finish in his Rev Racing debut after spinning out mid-way through the race and damaging the tail end of his vehicle. Unfortunately, remaining teammates Beasley and Amos were unable to finish the race.
Rev Racing will return to the track on April 4, 2015 for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway.
ABOUT REV RACING: Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities, women drivers, and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit www.revracing.net and follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.
Concord, NC (Feb. 11, 2015) – When the K&N drivers take the green flag at New Smyrna for the inaugural race of the 2015 season, it will mark a new era for Rev Racing. With three fresh faces competing in the NKNPSE for Rev Racing this season, our team will welcome new beginnings while looking to build upon the legacy established by previous drivers who have come through the program. Leading the charge for Rev Racing will be Jay Beasley, the lone returnee from last year’s NKNPSE roster.
Jay Beasley (No. 42 Special Smiles Toyota) – The Las Vegas, Nevada native had a stellar 2014 season, finishing 13th in the overall point standings and 6th in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year voting. For Beasley, last year was defined by progression. At first Beasley experienced some struggles as it took some time for him to acclimate to the NKNPSE. However, by seasons end, Beasley was driving with the acumen and prowess of a veteran. Now that Beasley has gained the knowledge and experience to win, he wants to show that he can consistently perform at a championship level. And what better place to begin than New Smyrna where he watched former teammate Daniel Suarez dominate in a season which led to Suarez’s Xfinity Series deal.
Kenzie Ruston (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota) – Although she is a new racer to the Rev Racing roster, Kenzie Ruston is far from a rookie in the NKNPSE. Ruston is a proven driver within the series. For the El Reno, Oklahoma native, the only unanswered question is how will she adjust to a new car and new crew. However, considering the 22-year-old finished 9th in the 2014 overall point standing, it is doubtful she will waste time and will quickly establish herself as one of the top performers in the series.
Devon Amos (No. 6 MSI Toyota) – The Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150 will not only mark Amos’ first time competing at New Smyrna, but it will mark the first time the Rio Rancho, New Mexico native has competed in the NKNPSE. Respectively, Amos is a product of the Rev Racing system. Starting in Legends and working his way up to the NKNPSE, Competition Director Jefferson Hodges has coached Amos to success in every series he has competed in. Furthermore, despite Amos’ status as a rookie in the series, under the leadership and tutelage of Hodges, it is expected that Amos will once again rise to the occasion and become a force in the NKNPSE.
Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota) – Cabre is a fresh face to both Rev Racing and the NKNPSE. Similar to teammate Amos, the series as well as New Smyrna Speedway will be new territory for the Tampa, Florida native. How well Collin will fair in the series is yet to be determined. However, Cabre impressed enough NASCAR officials at the Drive for Diversity Combine to earn a spot on our 2015 roster. If he can replicate the same driving competence moving forward, the 21-year-old should have a solid season.
Qualifying begins at 5:00pm, followed by the autograph session at 6:30pm and the Hart to Heart Breast Cancer Foundation 150 at 7:30pm EST.
ABOUT REV RACING:Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities and women drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit https://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.