CHARLOTTE, NC – Friday night’s Thanks Kenny 150 at Iowa Speedway was the second stop in Iowa this season for Rev Racing. The 150-lap race proved to be tough for many, but Rev Racing drivers Collin Cabre and Jay Beasley proved otherwise.
#2 Universal Technical Institute Toyota driver Collin Cabre found himself in the perfect position for a potential top-10 after qualifying in 12th position. Remaining in the top-15 throughout the race, Cabre took his opportunity with only ten laps to go, maneuvering into P10. A caution on lap 140 stalled his advancement momentarily, until a restart with three laps left allowed him to work his way to P9 and ultimately take the checkered flag in the top-10.
After collecting top-10 finishes in the Whelen All-American Series, this is Cabre’s first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East top-10. “I feel great about tonight’s top-10,” Cabre said while thanking his crew and team after the race, “…my Toyota was fast tonight.” The P9 finish was the highest finishing position for Rev Racing in the Thanks Kenny.
Teammate Jay Beasley, driver of the #42 Special Smiles Toyota, also made tremendous strides throughout the race. Qualifying P31, Beasley was able to garner an 11-position gain by lap 50, placing him P20. 100 laps later, Beasley took the checkered flag in the top-15 at P12, an incredible 19-position gain from his qualifying start.
Fellow Rev Racing drivers, Devon Amos and Kenzie Ruston faced technical difficulties late in the race, ultimately not allowing them to finish. Amos, driver of the #66 Max Siegel Inc. Toyota took P31 after car trouble removed him from the race with ten laps to go. Qualifying P18, Amos had been in the top-15 for the majority of the race and was P17 at the time of the incident.
An earlier lap 125 caution removed Ruston, driver of the #4 L&M Consulting Toyota, from the race with 25 laps to go, finishing P34 as a result. Ruston had also been in and out of the top-15 during the race, advancing from her P19 qualifying start.
The Thanks Kenny 150 airs tonight at 7pm EST and will re-air on Saturday, August 8th at 8pm EST on NBCSN. The team heads back to the track this Friday, August 7th for the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen International.