Concord, NC (June, 20 2020) – When the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Late Model Development Drivers take the green flag at Hickory Motor Speedway for their first race of the 2020 season, it will be with a trio of new faces to the series for Rev Racing. Rajah Caruth, Perry Patino, and Isabella Robusto will join teammate Gracie Trotter, a returnee from last year’s Late Model team. The group will travel to the Hickory Motor Speedway, today (June 20th), for the one day event in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series.
Isabella Robusto (No. 55 Max Siegel Inc./Eibach Toyota):
Isabella Robusto will join the Rev Racing team for the fourth year in a row. Robusto has been a participant of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development program for three years and has worked her way into a full-time Late Model ride with Rev Racing for the 2020 season. The 2019 Bojangles Summer Shootout championship runner up looks to gain experience as she continues her career progression.
Gracie Trotter (No. 2 FiveStar Race Car Bodies/Mobil 1 Toyota):
Gracie Trotter will compete for Rev Racing in her second year running full time in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Trotter continues to actively race Super Late Models along with ARCA Menards Series West races for Bill McAnally Racing.
In 2018, Trotter became the highest finishing female in the Bojangles Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway winning two races and finishing second in points. In 2017, Trotter became the first female to win in the Young Lions division at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Perry Patino (No. 51 Honda Generators Toyota)
Perry Patino will join the Rev Racing roster for his first season, running full-time in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Prior to joining the Rev Racing roster, Patino has competed in limited late model and late model competition, and winning in multiple divisions. The Montgomery, Alabama native looks to bring his winning experience to the team.
Rajah Caruth (No. 6 IRacing Toyota)
This past year, Caruth compiled 2 heat wins in the Bojangles Summer Shootout Series along with two top 10’s and a 13th place finish in points. In the eNASCAR Ignite Series, Caruth has compiled three wins, seven top 5’s, and 522 laps led. Overall, Caruth has compiled 82 wins, 416 top 5’s, and 6094 laps led on iRacing. Two weeks into the 2020 Summer Shootout, Caruth has compiled a top 5 and top 10 in consecutive weeks. Caruth has a plan in place for his first late model start for Rev and plans to execute it.
“I set a good goal for today”, said Caruth. “Anything better than that will be more than good for me and the team.”
Drivers are set to practice at 2:40 pm and qualify at 5:00 pm. Racing activities, for the four drivers, will include Twin 40’s beginning at 7:00 pm. There will be no autograph session.