Perry Patino will join the Rev Racing roster for his first season, running full-time in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Prior to joining the Rev Racing roster, Patino has been running a Limited Late Model schedule.
He began racing when he was eleven years old and has been at the race track since he was a baby as his Dad was a stock car driver as well. Perry loved being at the track, and followed in his Dad’s footsteps by becoming a driver himself. His Rev debut was due to start in March but has been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This week we finish our Spotlight series with our newest member.
Q: Coming into your first season at Rev what do you think your biggest adjustment will be?
PP: I think my biggest adjustment will be the feel of the late model stock car. I am used to a pro late model which drives very differently. The late models are heavier and move a little slower.
PP: My biggest accomplish so far in my career so far is my 2018 limited late model championship at Montgomery Motor Speedway. All the hard work put in paid off and that’s what made it special.
PP: I do a lot of wakeboarding, hunting, and dirt biking to help pass time til we’re back at the track.
Q: Who was your favorite driver growing up and why?
PP: I was a fan of the late Ayrton Senna because of the raw speed he showed on the track and his passion for the sport and the safety of the drivers.
PP:If I could be any animal I would be an eagle because having the ability to fly interests me so much.
Q: Favorite food and why?
PP:My favorite food is steak! It’s the best thing ever when cooked right and put with the right side dishes
PP: The biggest thing I miss about racing is the pressure that race day brings along with the focus that it would bring. I also miss seeing all the familiar faces at the track.
PP: The experience in Colombia was amazing. The culture is so different and so is the way of living. The take away from the experience was to be more appreciative of what we have.
.@PerryPatino live on @Carroya in Columbia today discussing his upcoming late model season with the @NASCARDiversity Driver Development Program. Patino is in his first season with @RevRacin with late model races starting in March of 2020. pic.twitter.com/AhHrT3O3oA— Rev Racing (@RevRacin) February 7, 2020
PP: My one special skill is that I can do a Donald Duck impression that’s extremely accurate and is a great thing to use around young children.