Sitting Down with Austin Geer

20150707_213837This year, Austin Geer returned to Rev Racing for his second season. After joining the team last summer, Geer earned 30 top-5s out of his 40 races. He’s continuing to prove himself this season as well, as he is currently third in the points in this year’s Bojangles Summer Shootout. The Rev Racing Team recently sat down with Geer and his father Charles, to talk about the season. How do you think your season has gone so far? AG It’s been pretty good…I’m third in the points now and got four top-5s. How have you improved from last year? AG Probably just having a consistent line. Really working on that and working on simulators- really practicing a lot more. CG His passing is some of the best I’ve ever seen. He can really get by kids. He avoids crashes better than anyone I’ve ever seen. I mean, I can miss something in front of him. What do you think you need to improve on the most? AG I just need to work on staying consistent, just not messing up a lot. Do you have a specific routine before racing? AG I just go out there, pray, and hope for the best. Do you have a favorite track to race on? AG I really like Charlotte, and I also like Atlanta. Your dad is usually always with you at the track. How big of an influence does he have on you, as far as racing is concerned? AG He’s a pretty big influence; he got me into racing. He used to race cup cars on road course, but looked into oval ones and it was a great idea for me. Where do you see yourself going in this sport? AG My ultimate dream is to race in the Sprint Cup Series. That’s my main goal. If that doesn’t work out, I’m thinking of becoming a mechanical engineer or working at a shop. CG We want him to go to college as parents. If he keeps doing well, he’ll progress. Even if he doesn’t go to a place where he’ll be on a campus., we’ll have him taking online classes. He’s going to get his degree. That’s what we do in our family.

Top-10 for Cabre

IMG_0849Concord, NC (July 29th, 2015) – It was a hot and fiery Saturday in Hampton, Virginia this past weekend. Rev Racing took to the track for 200 laps in the Hampton Heat. Collin Cabre came to the track with all intentions of a top-10 and that’s exactly what he did. His focus and determination moved him nine spots from his 16th place qualifying position. Cabre raced steady at his qualifying position for the first 100 laps. After a few adjustments at the break before the next 100 laps, Cabre went right back out there and made major gains for track position. After a caution at lap 138, he found himself just inside the top-10 in 9th position. However, that wasn’t enough. Sixty-two laps later at the checkered flag, Cabre found himself in a seventh place position. Cabre’s teammate, Natalie Decker, didn’t finish the race due to an accident involving her and the number 90 car at lap 48. Decker was definitely making big moves on the track before the crash, moving six positions from her 21st qualifying point. Rev Racing returns to the track this Friday, July 31st in the NASCAR K & N Pro Series 150 at Iowa 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 and women drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit https://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.  

Rev Racing Moving Forward to Iowa

Concord, NC. (July 22nd, 2015) – It was a quiet race weekend at the United Service 70 in Loudon, New Hampshire. Rev drivers made major strides throughout the race, but car trouble left most of our drivers out of top positions. Kenzie Ruston moved up five positions from her original qualifying spot. Starting 21st she ended up just outside of the top-15, at 16th. Teammate Devon Amos managed to maintain his 18th place qualifying position from start to finish. Due to technical difficulties on the track, Collin Cabre and Jay Beasley  didn’t end the race the way they would have liked. Beasley experienced some slight car trouble taking him to pit road several times. Cabre ran a pretty smooth race until his car battery died on him, making him finish two positions behind where he qualified. Rev Racing returns to the track Friday, July 31st in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series 150 at Iowa Speedway. ABOUT REV RACING: Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program. The Drive for Diversity Program is the industry’s leading developmental program for minority and female drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing, visit https://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.

NASCAR, Max Siegel Inc., Rev Racing and Indianapolis Urban League Host Pit Crew Challenge and Community Expo

On Saturday, July 25, NASCAR Diversity, Max Siegel Inc., and Rev Racing, in conjunction with the Indianapolis Urban League, will be coming to Indianapolis on their nationwide 2015 Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour and Expo. The Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour is an initiative of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program, a comprehensive training program for aspiring minority and female pit crew members. The program focuses on instilling the fundamentals, discipline and confidence required to be a top athlete on a NASCAR pit crew, and includes weekly hands-on, over-the-wall position training and coaching for tire changers, tire carriers, fuelers and jackmen, as well as weight training, agility and footwork programs. The Pit Crew Challenge Tour seeks diverse male and female athletes from across the nation who may not be progressing on into the world of professional sports or students that have an overall passion for racing. The tour will allow eligible minority and female participants to showcase their athleticism, speed and agility in a variety of combine challenges. Top participants at each stop will be invited to compete against other participants in the NASCAR D4D Showdown, located at the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway, on October 9, 2015. Selected candidates will also receive an opportunity to continue training as a part of the NASCAR Crew Member Development Program, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Interested athletes can register at revracing.net/d4d/apply. The July 25 stop in Indianapolis will also include an invitation-only breakfast for select community influencers to learn more about the Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program and what NASCAR has to offer the youth of the Indianapolis community. Notable attendees will be Max Siegel, one of the driving forces behind the Pit Crew Development Program, Anthony Mason, the president of the Indianapolis Urban League, and multiple other NASCAR executives. The tour stop’s accompanying community expo is free to the public, and will offer entertainment, access to a 2015 Generation 6 Race Car, giveaways, driver autographs, driving simulators, photo opportunities with celebrity judges and drivers, and much more. Additional information for applicants or general attendees please visit revracing.net/pitcrew or email cgormal@maxsiegelinc.com. The Indianapolis Urban League, founded in 1965, is a non-profit, non-partisan, interracial community-based social service/civil rights organization, whose mission is to assist African Americans, other minorities, and disadvantaged individuals to achieve social and economic equality. Their programs and initiatives promote education and youth empowerment, economic empowerment, health and quality of life empowerment, civic engagement and leadership empowerment, and civil rights and racial justice empowerment, and continue to make them a progressive force in Indianapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.indplsul.org/ Click here to learn more.

A Top-5 for Cabre

CJsF4cIUMAAoBJMConcord, NC. (July 14th, 2015) – It was a rainy, dreary day in Hampton, Virginia this past weekend. However, that didn’t stop Collin Cabre from finishing with a top-5 at Langley Speedway. Despite the various rain delays, Cabre stayed focused and ran a smooth race all the way through. His determination and focus moved him four spots up from his 12th place qualifying position in the first race. Finishing with a top-10 just wasn’t enough. Starting at 8th place in the second race, Cabre found himself fighting between seventh and eighth. After a caution flag around the 50th lap, Cabre advanced to sixth position, and held on to it strongly. At lap 63, only two laps before the checkered flag, Cabre passed the number 90 car for the fifth place spot. Cabre’s teammate, Natalie Decker, also finished higher than her starting point in the first race. Decker finished 13th in the first race after starting in the 14th position. Decker held the 13th position for most of the second race. Decker spun out from a bump to the rear of her car, causing the first and only caution of the race. Even with the minor set back she didn’t relinquish her 13th place spot, finishing inside the top-15 for both races. Rev Racing returns to the track this Friday, July 17th in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in the United Site Services 70 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. ABOUT REV RACING: Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program. The Drive for Diversity Program is the industry’s leading developmental program for minority and female drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing, visit https://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.

Another Top-5 for Beasley

11220805_10153173784903649_8077460893540780451_nConcord, NC. (July 7th, 2015) – Rev Racing brought the fireworks to Columbus Motor Speedway with two top-10 finishes this past weekend. Jay Beasley finished with his third top-5 of the season, and teammate Kenzie Ruston wasn’t far behind with a top-10 finish. Beasley ran a smooth race even through multiple caution flags. He stayed focused and continued driving up through the ranks from his 15th place qualifying position. Not quite as easy as he would’ve hoped, Beasley found himself fighting between the 10th and 11th spot for most of the race, as cars were racing around each turn. Eventually Beasley found himself in 4th position just in time for the checkered flag. Ruston was the first to qualify with her best lap at 14.553 seconds, starting her off in 18th place. Ruston managed to move up eight spots for a 10th place finish in the 150-lap race. Collin Cabre and Devon Amos both finished higher than their qualifiying positions. Cabre finished 13th after starting in the 16th position, while Amos finished 12th, after starting in 14th place. Amos caused the first caution of the race after spinning out from a hit to the rear of his car. However, he picked up the pace and finished with Cabre inside the top-15. Your favorite drivers in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East return to the track on July 17th in the Granite State 70 at the New Hampshire Motor 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 and women drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit https://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.