Rev Racing Looks for Fireworks in Columbus

SONY DSCConcord, NC (June 29, 2015) – Rev Racing returns to the track in Columbus this Fourth of July, with a whole different kind of fireworks. Crew Chief John Wolf returned with a victory in Columbus last year with former Rev Racing driver Sergio Peña. His exceptional knowledge of the track from last year definitely gives his driver, Devon Amos, along with the rest of the Rev Racing team some edge over the competition.

All eyes will be on Jay Beasley after an impressive top-5 finish at Bowman Gray and again last week at Langley.

“I’m excited,” Beasley said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. I feel that if we can qualify in the top-5 we’ll be right there going for the win, or at the very least a top-3 finish. “

Beasley’s Crew Chief, Skip Eyler, won in Columbus two years ago, and also feels confident in keeping the victories going.

“I’m very excited going back to Columbus. Rev has a very good track record there,” Eyler said. “The most important thing to do is to capitalize on the momentum of the 42 car. We just have to go up there with a positive outlook and try to bring home another victory for Rev.”

Kenzie Ruston (No. 4 Toyota) – This won’t be Ruston’s first time at the Columbus Motor Speedway. Last year, she participated in the JEGS 150 in Columbus. Unfortunately, a late-in-the-race misfortune at the end of a lead lap just before the final restart, took Ruston’s chance at a checkered flag. However, having ran the track before, Ruston and Rev a definite advantage for the race.

Devon Amos (No. 6 Toyota) Amos held the 14th spot last week at Langley. After finishing the Hall of Fame 150 in 6th, he hopes to bring some of that momentum into the NAPA 150. This is the first time Amos takes on the Columbus track. He hopes to brings home a strong finish for Rev.

Collin Cabre (No. 2 Toyota) – Cabre also hopes to ignite some fireworks of his own with a higher finish in the NAPA 150. Cabre races his Late Model car at Hickory this weekend, aiding him in his preparation for Columbus on the Fourth. This will be his first race at Columbus Motor Speedway.

Two-lap qualifying begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by the driver autograph session at 8:00 p.m. The NAPA 150 race begins at 8:45 pm 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.

Back To Back Top-5s for Beasley

1891293_10153141703023649_5083546798670490632_nJay Beasley’s Top-5 performance this past weekend didn’t come as a surprise to the Rev Racing veteran, nor his crew. Prior to the Bowman Gray race, Beasley and his crew chief decided to change his car set-up to one that had proven successful at Bowman Gray, Langley, and Columbus in past years. Therefore, with proven set-up, all Beasley would have to do is use his driving acumen to deliver a top-5 worthy performance; and he did just that.

Beasley’s time at Langley Speedway was a little up and down. With the opportunity to test the day prior to the race, he and his crew chief decided to experiment a little with the hopes of gaining a few tenths. As a result, Beasley spent nearly the entire five-hour practice in the seat, with both positive and negative results.

Unfortunately, the positive results didn’t immediately translate come race day. During first practice Beasley barely secured the 15th fastest time. However, with a little more tinkering Beasley was able to reel off the sixth fastest time by the conclusion of second practice. Shortly afterwards, Beasley qualified 12th for the race. His qualifying effort wasn’t as favorable as he would have like, however the Las Vegas native remained unfazed. Ultimately verified during the race, Beasley’s qualifying effort was not a foreshowing of the race, yet a mere sign that it was going to take more than 2 laps for him to find his groove.

Sure enough, after Beasley took the green flag he slowly but surely made his way through the pack over the course of the 175-lap race. He listened to his spotter, utilized straight-aways, and capitalized on opponent’s mistakes until he improved enough to take the checkered in fifth.

One of the most daunting aspects of the race was not a single performance, but the effects of the field going nearly 70-80 laps without a caution. At one point during the race, it was nearly impossible to determine placing as only 10 out of 24 cars competing were on the lead lap. Finally a caution with 30 or so laps to go allowed everyone to regroup. But the laps leading up to that were definitely a spectacle rarely seen in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

Beasley’s teammates had a solid night as well as they all managed to finish inside of the top-15. Kenzie Ruston, Devon Amos, and Collin Cabre finished the Visit Hampton VA 175 in 12th, 14th and 15th, respectively.

Rev Racing Looking to Continue Momentum at Langley Speedway

IMG_9865Concord, NC (June 17, 2015) – Fresh off the Madhouse, Rev Racing returns to the track this Saturday, June 20 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. For Competition Director Jefferson Hodges, Langley Speedway is a homecoming. Therefore, his knowledge of the track should give the Rev Racing drivers a slight advantage over the competition. Leading the way for Rev Racing will be newcomer Collin Cabre.

Cabre was able to gain some seat time at the Langley track this past weekend, as he competed in his Late Model. After finishing 10th in the first round and 9th in the second, he feels good about heading back this coming weekend for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

“It should go well. It always helps racing somewhere for the second time. When you go back you feel more comfortable there.” Cabre said.  “I like Langley, it’s one of my better tracks that I race at.”

Teammate Jay Beasley had an impressive race last season at Langley and feels like he can bring home some impressive results for the team this weekend.

“I ran really well there last year, so that gives me more confidence to do better this year,” Beasley said. “We have a good chance of getting another top 5. I heard the track has changed a little bit, so that will put everyone on the same playing field as to figuring it out.“

Kenzie Ruston and Devon Amos both finished inside of the top-10 last race which called for a solid race for Rev. Two-lap qualifying begins at 4:30 pm, followed by the on-track autograph session at 5:30 p.m. The race begins at 9:00 pm 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.

NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Member Graduates Find Success; Tryouts This Weekend At Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR is bringing more than just action-packed truck racing on Friday, it’s also offering an opportunity to promising, multicultural athletes to test their skills at becoming a pit crew member for a professional race team. The 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour will be at Texas Motor Speedway this Friday and Saturday, and is seeking talented minority and female competitors, ages 18-26, to try out for the industry’s premier pit crew development program.

While the success of NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) has focused on its drivers – in particular, Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez – it is the pit crew members who are also demonstrating the program’s growth since inception. D4D graduates Raphael Diaz, Kevin Richardson and Mike Russell have already visited Victory Lane more than once this season across NASCAR’s three national series.

The NASCAR D4D Crew Member Development Program is run by Rev Racing, and hosts free open tryouts – or combines – several times throughout the year and hosted by motorsports coach Phil Horton. Selected participants from each combine will participate in a final tryout in October and finalists will receive an invitation to join the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Crew Member Development Program in Charlotte, NC.

If you know an outstanding athlete with a passion for intense competition and dedicated teamwork, encourage them to register for the combine at https://revracing.net/d4d/apply/.

Tame Night at the Mad House, Rev Scores 3 Top-10s

SONY DSCConcord, NC (June 1, 2015) – In what turned out to be an uncharacteristically tame night at the Mad House, Rev Racing was able to finish with 3 top-10’s and 1 top-5.

Jay Beasley set the pace for his teammates by securing a fourth place finish and bringing home his first top-5 of the 2015 season. After stellar qualifying effort for the second year in a row, Beasley took the green flag in seventh place. However, much to the dismay of race fans who only come to Bowman Gray to see a dog fight, there was very little action from that point forward. There weren’t any wrecks on restarts, on the rare occasion there was one, and the physical racing was kept to a minimum. Therefore, Beasley’s ability to take advantage of a few mistakes made by his competitors ultimate allowed him to coast to a top-5.

“Feel like we had a really good car, and we need a little bit more to win the race. However, going into Langley I really feel that we can win. I’m not going to be happy unless we’re in the thick of it at the end. From here on out, we’re going to be really fast so I’m not going to be content until we win”

Not too far behind Beasley was his teammates Devon Amos who finished the Hall of Fame 150 in 6th place. Unlike his teammate, Amos, who qualified in 10th had a few obstacles to overcome on the way to his first top-10 of the season. At one point in the race, Amos had fallen as far back as 13th. However, after avoiding a pile-up mid-way through the race which sent four drivers ahead of him to the back of the pack, he was able to return to the top-10.

The third Rev Racing member to place inside of the Top-10 was Kenzie Ruston. Ruston finished ninth after qualifying 11th. Rev Racing’s leading lady had a solid night on the track, and though she had to fend off a few defenders, she was ultimately able to coast through the race

Last, but not least, Collin Cabre finished the race in 17th place, respectively.

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.