Tough Sledding for Rev at Bristol

SONY DSCConcord, NC (April 21, 2015) – This past weekend at Bristol proved to be a tough outing for the Rev Racing team. Veteran Jay Beasley was the lone Rev Racing driver to finish the brutal 125 lap race.

He was having a decent race for the first 100 laps, however his night was derailed when he pulled out of line too soon on a restart and got black-flagged. He subsequently had to serve the penalty under green had was sent to the back of the pack.

Tire and mechanical issues seemed to plague Beasley’s teammates. Teammate Cabre blew a front right tire one third of the way through the race. The car experienced slight damage but was very much still drivable. Cabre pitted, the tire was changed, and he rejoined the field. However, 5 laps later the front right surprisingly blew again causing Cabre to hit the wall. This time, the damage to the car was too drastic to return to the race.

Amos was solid for the first 50 laps or so of the race. However, similar to the number 2, Amos blew a front right tire and hit the wall. Ultimately, the damage to his vehicle was too substantial to continue racing.

Ruston was sidelined when toward the beginning of the race when a blown head gasket caused her motor filled up with water. Her crew thought there might have been an issue with the radiator until they pulled the plugs and realized that the head gasket on the left side of the motor was busted.

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.

Taming the World’s Fastest ½ Mile

11079351_10152959149358649_8810461811182013067_nConcord, NC (April 15, 2015) – In what will be the first companion race of the season, Rev Racing will head to Bristol Motor Speedway in hopes of taming the world’s fastest ½ mile. Last season’s race at Bristol pushed all five Rev Racing teams to their limits. After a tough 125 laps of racing, Jay Beasley was one of only two Rev Racing drivers to finish the race. However, a roster full of new faces gives Rev Racing a fresh start heading into the weekend. And, the lone returnee from last year’s NKNPSE team goes into the race with experience on his side.

Jay Beasley (No. 42 Special Smiles Toyota) – The Las Vegas, Nevada native will be asked to lead his teammates into the PittLite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Beasley has improved drastically from the driver he was entering last year’s event. Beasley entered 2014’s race with hardly any NKNPSE experience and outperformed all of his veteran teammates. However, this year Beasley is the veteran, and hopes to once again lead by example. 

Kenzie Ruston (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota) – Although Ruston has raced at Bristol Motor Speedway many times, this weekend will mark the first time she will be competing at Bristol as a member of Rev Racing. Though this track can be intimidating to most, the El Reno, Oklahoma native has a solid grasp of what it takes to perform well at the speedway. Last season, Ruston entered the race with a solid vehicle and was on her way to a top-10 finish before incidental contact derailed her campaign. Nonetheless, Ruston is confident that she will be able to replicate late season’s effort and bring home the top-10 that eluded her last season.

Devon Amos (No. 6 MSI Toyota) – The PittLite 125 will mark the first time the Rio Rancho, New Mexico native has competed at Bristol Motor Speedway. For Amos, it will be key to remain poised and let the race come to him. For a NKNPSE novice, he will need to remain calm and follow the strategy put forth by his crew chief. If Amos can successfully do so, he will like where he stands come the end of the race.

Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota) – Similar to Amos, Cabre is another NKNPSE novice at Bristol. The Rev Racing newcomer has shown that he is fundamentally sound with his racing technique. While his patience and driving led to a decent race last time out at Greenville Pickens, such prowess is crucial at Bristol Motor Speedway; a track that is known for being unkind to undisciplined drivers. If Cabre can build off of his last performance, he should have a solid weekend.

Qualifying for the PittLite 125 begins at 5:00pm on Thursday. The autograph session will take place from 12:15 – 1:00pm on Saturday, followed by the PittLite 125 at 4:30pm 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.

Heartbreaking Night for Rev Racing

SONY DSCConcord, NC (Apr 7, 2015) – Saturday night’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Greenville Pickens proved to be heartbreaking for the Rev Racing team. Though each of the drivers put in a valiant effort, some unfortunate bad luck prevented the drivers from being able to finish better than 15th.

Though he ultimately finished 20th, Beasley was only a few laps away from his first top-10 of the season. With the intent of conserving his equipment, Beasley found himself fluctuating between 15th and 20th place for much of the race. However with 30 laps to go, Beasley took off. He was passing opponents left and right until he found himself inside of the top-10 and only a few laps from cracking the top-5. However, with only a few laps to go, sparks began flying from the #42. It became apparent that while Beasley was advancing through the pack, he had caused too much damage to the vehicle and a bent fender had sliced his rear left tire. Beasley was forced to pit for a tire change, sending him to the rear of the group where he eventually finished 20th.

Beasley’s teammate Ruston had a solid night performance wise, although luck didn’t happen to be on her side Saturday night. Despite a fearless driving effort, the El Reno, Oklahoma native began and finished the race in 14th place. However, this was due solely to being spun-out mid-way through the race at no fault of her own. Ruston was trying to pass a car that had been lapped 3 or 4 times. When she checked up going into a turn, the person behind her did not follow suit and and spun her out. This sent Ruston to the back of the pack and she spent the rest of the race making up for lost ground.

The remaining Rev Racing teammates Collin Cabre and Devon Amos had similar bad luck and finished 15th and 19th respectively. However, with only two weeks until the next race, the Rev Racing team will been able to redeem itself soon enough.

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.

Rev Racing Returns to Action at Greenville

10996676_10152867872128649_410858394336387223_nConcord, NC (April 2, 2015) – After an extended break following the inaugural race, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to action this coming Saturday for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway. Though Rev Racing competed in the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 with a completely different roster last season, the team witnessed one driver finish in the top-5 and three finish in the top-10. Needless to say, this year’s foursome has some big shoes to fill.

Leading the way for Rev Racing is none other than veteran Kenzie Ruston. After kicking off her season and Rev Racing career with a top-10 finish, momentum for the 2015 season is already on Ruston’s side. In both races at Greenville Pickens Speedway last season, Ruston finished twelfth. Therefore, Ruston’s goal this time around is to finish 10th or better in order to continue solidifying her growth as a drivers.

However, Ruston hasn’t been the only driver preparing for this weekend’s race. Teammates Collin Cabre, Jay Beasley, and Devon Amos have been diligently preparing themselves over the seven week intermission. Every day has been a matter of improving through physical training with Coach Phil Horton, collaborating with their crew members on their K&N cars, or mentoring the Whelen All-American Series drivers at their races.

Of the aforementioned trio, Beasley is the only driver to have competed at Greenville Pickens speedway. In his previous two stints, Beasley was unable to finish better than 14th. However, things are different for Beasley this year. He’s more experienced and has a different crew chief. And the Las Vegas native is adamant that those two factors will make a drastic difference.

“Skip is going to have my car dialed in. Although I’m not a fan of the long break we’ve had, it’s given Skip and I a chance to really discuss our strategy and what we need to focus on for the upcoming race. My crew and set-up are drastically different from last year. And the hard work that Skip and Richard have put into my car has really allowed my confidence to grow and I couldn’t be more appreciative and excited for Greenville,” said Beasley. Two-lap qualifying begins at 6:00pm, followed by the on-track autograph session at 7:00pm. The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 will begin at 8:00pm 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, women drivers, and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit www.revracing.net and follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.