2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Team prepares for the start of the Summer Shootout
Concord, NC – Started by Max Siegel in 2009, Rev Racing manages NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program as well as a youth racing initiative for drivers ages 12-17 who compete in the INEX Legend Car Series. This youth development program serves as an entry point to the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Selected drivers will be a year-long member of the team roster and compete in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway, among other events, with Rev Racing.
The 2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Development team members, announced in early February, are eagerly anticipating the start of the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A diverse class of drivers, each bringing unique skill sets and experience, will participate in ten rounds of racing starting mid-June to early August.
“The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Development Program serves as an entry point for us to connect with minority and female drivers at the earliest age possible,” said Max Siegel, Owner of Rev Racing. “The sooner we have the opportunity to work with these young athletes, we can support and position them for growth in the sport. We are thrilled with this year’s driver selection and anticipate very successful outcomes throughout the season ahead, as they represent the future of NASCAR.”
Regina Sirvent, 18, is in her second season with the program. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Sirvent started racing karts when she was 9 years old on a road course in Cuernavaca, Morelos. In 2017, she joined the FB y BOHN Mikel’s Trucks Series presented by NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, where she garnered a top 10 finish in her first year. In 2020, she captured 2 wins, 5 podiums, 2 poles, and a 3rd place finish in the points standings. In 2021, Sirvent will race in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Challenge Series. Sirvent is also the first female to win in the FB y BOHN Mikel’s Trucks series.
After one season with Rev Racing in the youth development program, she garnered a third-place finish at the Charlotte Summer Shootout with three top fives and five top 10s. Sirvent earned a second-year opportunity to run an INEX Legend Car as well as a full-time ride in Rev Racing’s Late Model program.
Andrés Pérez de Lara, 16, is in his first season with Rev Racing and a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Andrés started racing at the age of 11, earning great success in the Mexico Karting championships. At the end of 2019, he raced in L-A Formula 4 and became a championship contender. In 2020, he raced for Telcel-Telmex Racing in NASCAR Mexico Trucks, earning 2020 FB Bohn Mikel’s Trucks by NASCAR Peak Mexico Rookie of the Year honors and winning the series championship.
Jaiden Reyna, 14, is in his first season with Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program. Born in Cornelius, NC, he began his career at the age of 6. He first competed in the Kid Kart Class with the Hampton Roads Kart Club at Langley Motor Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. At the age of 7, Jaiden moved into the Junior Sportsman 1 class; a flat kart division for 7 to 10 year old competitors. In 2015, he made the jump into an INEX Bandolero, competing in the division for 4 years. At the start of 2019, Jaiden participated in a handful of Mini Outlaw Dirt Kart events at Millbridge Speedway. Just before the summer of that year, he began competing in a U.S. Legends Car. In 2020, he was the Summer Shootout Champion.
Justin Campbell, 15, is in his first season with Rev Racing and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program. Born in Griffin, GA, he got his start racing at the age of 10. Campbell earned a top-10 finish in the standings at the 2020 Thursday Thunder Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In 2018, he competed in a Bandolero with two top-10 finishes and a win. He is also a passionate iRacer, with 73 wins on the platform.
NASCAR is proud to work in partnership with Max Siegel and his team of industry veterans at Rev Racing to help develop young and talented drivers”, said Jusan Hamilton, Director, Racing Operations & Event Management. “This year’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program class is poised for success, and we’re eager to mentor and provide guidance during this critical time in their young careers.”
Now in its 27th season, the Summer Shootout has become a proving ground for up-and-coming drivers, with NASCAR stars like Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Bubba Wallace, and Daniel Hemric cutting their teeth on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile before advancing through the NASCAR ranks.
Drivers will kick off with a practice session on June 8th followed by 10 rounds of racing under the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
About Rev Racing: Rev Racing seeks to obtain the highest quality applicants representing diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. Started by Max Siegel in 2009, Rev Racing manages the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Rev Racing currently operates and manages drivers in the ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and a youth racing initiative.