Rev Racing Gears Up for Florence’s South Carolina 400

Rev Racing Gears Up for Florence’s South Carolina 400

November 18, 2021

Concord, NC — NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver’s Lavar Scott, Regina Sirvent and Isabella Robusto, will attempt to qualify and compete in the 2nd Annual South Carolina 400 Charlie Powell Memorial Race (SC400) this weekend, November 19th-20th.

There are more than 50 entries for the SC400, which was formerly known as the “Myrtle Beach 400.” As the team prepares for this weekend’s competition, this will also mark the final race of the season for Rev Racing. As the drivers reflect on the year, they are definitely looking to finish strong. 

Lavar Scott, driver of the No. 34 NASCAR Technical Institute and Vizionary Wealth Management Chevrolet will attempt his first official start at Florence Motor Speedway. Earlier this year, Scott ran only 10 practice laps before the race was cancelled due to inclement weather. The last time Scott drove the No. 34 for Rev Racing, he garnered his first Late Model win of his career at Hickory Motor Speedway on September 11th. 

“I am excited to get back to the track this weekend at Florence,” says Lavar Scott. “We are eager to lay some practice laps down to help us prepare for qualifying. It is a robust field of drivers, so we are focused on being as competitive as possible and finishing the season out strong.”

Regina Sirvent, driver of the No. 10 Eibach Springs Chevrolet will aim to make her fifth start this weekend at Florence Motor Speedway. Sirvent previously competed in twin races in both July and August, garnering a top-10 finish. 

Isabella Robusto, driver of the No. 55 Honda Generators Chevrolet, has yet to compete at Florence this season. She is, however, no stranger to the track having earned an impressive 2nd place finish in October of 2020. 

The SC 400 will offer two practice days followed by Saturday’s qualifying and race activities. Over 50+ Late Model Stocks will compete to make the field of 35 in the Charlie Powell Memorial SC400, with qualifying being set for 2:15 p.m ET. Pre-race festivities begin at 4:15 p.m. ET. Racing activities are set to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET, with the 150-lap Late Model feature to follow later that evening. You can watch race events live by visiting @speedsporttv affiliate http://PitRow.TV (@PitRowTV).

 

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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

Sanchez and Siegel earn historic first ARCA Menards Series win as team prepares for final race of the season

Sanchez and Siegel earn historic first ARCA Menards Series win as team prepares for final race of the season

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Concord, NC— Nick Sanchez, a  20-year-old rookie from Miami, Florida, and member of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program garnered his first ARCA Menards Series (AMS) win at Kansas Speedway in the Reese’s 150 on October 23rd. This victory happened during the AMS season-finale, where history was made for both Sanchez and team-owner Max Siegel.

According to AMS reporter Tadd Haislop, “Max Siegel, the owner of Rev Racing and Sanchez’s No. 2 Chevrolet, became the first Black team owner to score a superspeedway victory in the ARCA Menards Series dating back to the series’ first superspeedway race in 1964.” Siegel was also confirmed as the only Black owner to ever win an AMS race in the history of the Series.

“I have always believed in my heart that with opportunity, the right support and development, that talented drivers can achieve success regardless of race or gender,” said Max Siegel, Rev Racing Owner. “I have been committed to the development of talent and the Drive for Diversity Program now for 13 years. This win reflects the hard work and dedication of the entire Rev Racing organization and we will continue to develop drivers and crew members for years to come.”

Sanchez, the program’s most seasoned-driver in 2021, led the last two laps of the race before earning his first AMS victory. These laps also happened to be his first laps led in his AMS career. Sanchez earned 9 top 5s and 13 top 10s, finishing his 2021 ARCA Menards Series rookie season third in points behind Ty Gibbs and Cory Heim. 

“I am still on cloud nine,” said Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Chevy. “The team and I have worked so hard all year and just have not been able to cross the finish line first. I can’t thank everyone enough, but this is a true testament that commitment and focus will eventually yield results. We are ready to head to Phoenix and finish this season out strong.”

Teammate, Rajah Caruth, finished 10th in the Reese’s 150. Caruth, who earned one top-5 and four top 10s in just five AMS races, is the first driver from an iRacing background to be selected for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Caruth, who ran full-time this year in the ARCA Menards Series East, finished third in East Series points in his rookie season.

Both Sanchez and Caruth, announced in the past months, plans to run a multi-race schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season while competing full-time with Rev Racing in the AMS in 2022.

Both drivers will return to action November 6th, at Phoenix Raceway, to participate in the Arizona Lottery 100, which also marks the final race of the ARCA Menards Series West. Sanchez will pilot the No. 2 Sunoco Chevrolet and Caruth the No. 66 UTI/NTI Chevrolet. Qualifications are set to begin at 9 am MT, with the Start of the Arizona Lottery 100 (100 miles / 100 laps) at 12:00 pm MT. The race will be offered on a live stream available on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass.

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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

Sanchez signs Xfinity deal, emphasizing an incredible year for Rev Racing drivers and alumni

Sanchez signs Xfinity deal, emphasizing an incredible year for Rev Racing drivers and alumni

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Nick Sanchez smiles at the camera before getting in his car to race. (Photo credit: Daylon Barr, Barr Visuals)

October 22, 2021

Concord, NC — Rev Racing and NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development driver Nick Sanchez (No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet SS) signed a multi-race Xfinity Series deal with BJ McLeod Motorsports this week, another triumph in a historic season for Rev Racing and Drive for Diversity Program drivers and alumni.

Sanchez is enjoying a solid rookie year in the ARCA Menards Series, scoring eight Top 5’s and 12 Top 10’s through 19 races this season. This impressive performance prompted the desire to take the next step in his racing career and garnered the acceptance of long-time NASCAR driver/team owner BJ McLeod, who offered the Miami-born driver a multi-race deal for the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

“While racing full-time in ARCA, Rev assisted me in looking for opportunities to move up the NASCAR ranks,” stated Sanchez. “I met with many teams and personnel, and almost all of them directed us to BJ McLeod Motorsports. After meeting with BJ himself, I feel like we both share the same collective goals for next year. I’m excited to learn and get the most out of our car’s performance and get some good finishes for myself and the team.”

With this signing, Sanchez becomes the second 2021/2022 Drive for Diversity Program driver to announce an Xfinity Series contract this year—the first one being his teammate Rajah Caruth, who signed a multi-race deal with newly-formed Alpha Prime Racing back in August. Caruth, who started his racing career through iRacing in 2017, shared some words regarding his teammate’s announcement.

“I am extremely happy for Nick,” Caruth commented. “Everyone involved has been working extremely hard to get this deal done, so to finally see the fruits of Nick’s labor pay off is awesome. I do not know his schedule yet, but I hope we get the opportunity to race against each other. It’s going to be fun!”

Caruth competed in the ARCA Menards Series East this season, notching two Top-5’s and five Top-10’s in eight races, earning him a P3 finishing position in the season points standings. Caruth also has two victories at Hickory Motor Speedway and one at Tri-County Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series (NAAPWS) this year. 

Sanchez and Caruth are not the only drivers who have had impressive seasons with Rev Racing this year. Lavar Scott scored first career wins in the NAAPWS and in the NASCAR FB y Bohn Mikel’s Trucks in Mexico, and Regina Sirvent was awarded the Young Driver Award at the 2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards.

Superseding Rev Racing, many Drive for Diversity Program alumni have been having historic seasons in NASCAR in 2021. 2012 program alum ARCA Menards Series East (formerly K&N Pro Series East) Champion Kyle Larson has been dominating in the NASCAR Cup Series, scoring eight wins, the NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season Championship, and a spot in the Championship-4 race at Phoenix Raceway in November. 2010-2011 Drive for Diversity Program alum Bubba Wallace became a NASCAR Cup Series winner at Talladega, becoming the first African American to win in the Cup Series since Wendell Scott in 1964. Also racing at NASCAR’s highest level, Daniel Suarez is in his fifth season in the NASCAR Cup Series and his first driving for the new Trackhouse Racing team co-owned by Justin Marks and music star, Pitbull.

The program has continued to graduate several of its drivers into the National series over the past several years, most recently including NASCAR Xfinity driver Ryan Vargas, Ernie Francis Jr., Natalie Decker and several others. 

“We are proud of the accomplishments of our program and these drivers,” said Rev Racing owner Max Siegel. “Nick and Rajah are current examples of our proven programmatic success. Our goal continues to be focused on advancement and preparation for the next stages of these young drivers’ careers. We see the direct impact of the opportunities we are awarding our minority and female drivers and look forward to the continued growth and bright future of our program.”

Additional details regarding race schedules and partners for Sanchez and Caruth will be announced in the near future. Both drivers will also run the full 2022 season with Rev Racing in the ARCA Menards Series (AMS) in conjunction with their expanded National series schedules. Sanchez and Caruth are set to hit the track this Saturday, October 23, at Kansas Speedway for the Reese’s 150, the final race of the 2021 AMS season. The race will air on MAVTV and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold starting at 6 p.m. CT.

 

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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

Nick Sanchez to Make NASCAR Xfinity Series Debut With BJ McLeod Motorsports in 2022

Nick Sanchez to Make NASCAR Xfinity Series Debut With BJ McLeod Motorsports in 2022

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NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Nick Sanchez poses for a picture at the BJ McLeod Motorsports shop.


MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 18, 2021) – BJ McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announces today that full-time ARCA Menards Series driver Nick Sanchez will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) debut with team owner BJ McLeod for several races in 2022.

A member of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, Nick Sanchez is making the leap up into the NXS after finishing his first full-time year of racing full-time in the ARCA Menards Series where he’s earned 8 top-five and 12 top-ten finishes in the 2021 season.

“We are really excited to have Nick make his Xfinity Series debut with us,” said team owner BJ McLeod. “We’re really looking forward to helping him grow in his personal and professional goals as he makes this next step in his career which we are so proud to be a part of.”

“The significance of this next step is very meaningful for me,” said Nick Sanchez. “It’ll obviously be my first time participating in one of the top 3 series of NASCAR, which is something I’ve always dreamed of ever since I started racing. Since the day I first met BJ, we’ve always been on the same page. We both share the same collective goals for next year and I feel he and his team have made significant strides in performance each year they’ve been in the (Xfinity) Series. My main goal next year is to learn and get the most out of the car’s performance, hopefully yielding some good finishes for myself and the team.” 

Additional details regarding race schedule and partners for Sanchez will be announced in the near future.


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About BJ McLeod Motorsports

BJ McLeod Motorsports is owned by current NASCAR Cup driver, BJ McLeod, and his wife Jessica. For more information about BJ McLeod Motorsports, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.bjmcleodmotorsports.com. Follow along with the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sanchez joined by Caruth for last 2 races of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season starting at Salem

Sanchez joined by Caruth for last 2 races of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season starting at Salem

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Nick Sanchez (left) poses for a picture with teammate Rajah Caruth (right) during Rev Racing Media Day earlier this year.

September 30, 2021

Concord, NC — NASCAR Drive for Diversity drivers Nick Sanchez (No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet SS) and Rajah Caruth (No. 6 NTI/UTI Chevrolet SS) will compete in the last 2 races of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season together.

Sanchez is currently enjoying a solid rookie year in the ARCA Menards Series, scoring 8 Top 5’s and 12 Top 10’s in 16 races. Sanchez is also on the cusp of a Top-3 finish in the season points standings, just one point behind Thad Moffitt for third-place. In addition, the Miami-born driver has challenged championship contenders Ty Gibbs and Corey Heim all year for victory, but has yet to find victory lane this season going into Salem.

“We know we have the speed,” Sanchez commented. “But, in order to beat those guys, we have to be firing on all cylinders. Luckily, Salem is another short track for us, and it reminds me a lot of Winchester—a track in which we ran P3-P2 at times. Knowing this, we have a solid game plan heading into the weekend. We know what we have to do to win.”

Joining Sanchez at Salem this weekend is his teammate Rajah Caruth. Caruth, who finished P3 in the ARCA Menards Series East points standings this season a couple weeks ago, views Salem as another learning opportunity.

“I have never raced at Salem, but I have raced at tracks like Nashville Fairgrounds and Southern National Motorsports Park—all technical short tracks that we performed well at as a team,” Caruth mentioned. “While winning the race would be fantastic, my main goal is to run all the laps and push the limits of my equipment.”

However, what excites Caruth the most about racing alongside Sanchez is racing in the ARCA Menards Series championship race at Kansas in October, and the ARCA Menards Series West championship race at Phoenix in November.

“Kansas will be my first-ever 1.5-mile track I’ve driven on outside of a simulator. Having that practice time will absolutely be beneficial to me and my growth as a driver since I’ll be racing there both in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and in ARCA next year. The same goes for Phoenix. I’m just really excited for these upcoming races, honestly.”

On Saturday, October 2nd, Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, and Rev Racing will return to the midwest to race in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Scott County Tourism at Salem Speedway. The race will air on MAVTV, and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. A radio broadcast will be available on ARCARacing.com.


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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

 

 

Fresh off of a 3rd-place season finish in the ARCA Menards Series East, Caruth attempts to qualify for the famed ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville

Fresh off of a 3rd-place season finish in the ARCA Menards Series East, Caruth attempts to qualify for the famed ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville

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Rajah Caruth celebrates in Gatorade Victory Lane with his team after winning at Tri-County Motor Speedway in April.

September 22, 2021

Concord, NC — NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver Rajah Caruth, driver of the No. 6 Sunoco/iRacing Chevrolet Late Model, will attempt to qualify for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville—the biggest Late Model race in the country.

The iRacer-turned-pro is enjoying a break-out season both in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and in the ARCA Menards Series East. Racing Late Models, Caruth has three wins on the year, including back-to-back wins at Hickory Motor Speedway in the same night, and a win at Tri-County Motor Speedway. In the ARCA Menards Series East, Caruth notched 2 Top 5’s and 5 Top 10’s. More impressive for the young rookie was the fact that going into the last race of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway, Caruth was 6th in points. But, after a career-best showing at “The Last Great Colosseum,” Caruth was able to jump from 6th-place to 3rd-place in the season standings after a 6th-place finish in the race.

“We came home 6th after a really strong day,” stated Caruth. “We definitely had speed all day. I think we came out of the race showing a lot of people what I and this team are made of.”

Looking back on his first ARCA season as a whole, Caruth is happy with how it turned out.

“I’m ecstatic about the fact that we came out 3rd in points, and 2nd in the owner’s championship. Before Bristol, I was honestly thinking that we were going to end the season 6th or 5th in points, and that we would just go onto focusing on next year. So, to end up 3rd on the season is awesome, and a big win for this team.”

As for the Martinsville race, Caruth is focused on three things:

“Learn all that I can, run all the laps, and keep the fenders on the car. I’ll definitely be leaning on my team for guidance and using their experience to assist me in not only making the race, but running well my first time here.”

“We are really looking forward to running the 300 with Rajah,” Matt Bucher, Director of Competition at Rev Racing, remarked. “With his recent announcement that he will be running part-time in the Xfinity Series in 2022, we wanted to arm him with as much seat time as possible, and to take advantage of the opportunity to run against the best competition in the entirety of Late Model racing.”

After this race, Caruth will return to ARCA to race in the ARCA Menards Series at Salem and the Elite Series Championship race at Kansas, alongside teammate Nick Sanchez. Then, Caruth will finish off the year racing in the ARCA Menards Series West race at Phoenix in November.

Rajah Caruth and Rev Racing will head to Martinsville for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. Practice starts on Friday at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by qualifying at 8:00 p.m. ET. On Saturday, heat races will begin at 3 p.m. ET. Pre-race festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. ET with the 200-lap feature starting at 7 p.m. ET. The race will broadcast on TrackPass starting at 7:00 p.m. ET, with MRN handling radio coverage.

 

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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

Sanchez and Caruth ready to make big statement at The Last Great Colosseum

Sanchez and Caruth ready to make big statement at The Last Great Colosseum

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Nick Sanchez (No. 2 Chevrolet) and Rajah Caruth (No. 6 Chevrolet) race in-tandem in the Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway (photo credit: Barr Visuals)


September 15, 2021 

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– NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development drivers Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 NTI/UTI Chevrolet, and Rajah Caruth, driver of the No. 6 Sunoco Chevrolet, head to Bristol Motor Speedway for their third race together of the year.

For Sanchez, this will be his first race back in the ARCA Menards Series since racing in the Sprecher 150 at the Milwaukee Mile on August 24. In that race, Sanchez came home with a 12th-place finish—much to the dislike of both Sanchez and the team.

“We were struggling to get the setup down,” according to Sanchez. “We were tight the entire race, but this team never gave up. They really did all they could to assist in giving the car some speed. Wish we could have finished better, but you take every race as a learning experience, and move on to the next one.”

Milwaukee was also the last ARCA start for Caruth, who finished 13th.

“Similar to Nick, we had some trouble all day as well. But, Nick and I had a lot of time to work together on the track, so it wasn’t all bad. That on-track chemistry is something you can only really develop on race day. We did all that we could to make the most of the race.”

The Bush’s Beans 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway might be the last race of the ARCA Menards Series East season, but it is not the last race of the season for either Sanchez or Caruth this year. With that being said, Caruth had some thoughts on his rookie season.

“There were definitely some ups and downs, but I know I’ve improved compared to the beginning of the season,” Caruth remarked. “I made some ‘rookie mistakes’ early on, like pitting when I didn’t need to and racing the car too hard, but thanks to the support of Max Siegel and Rev Racing, I feel like I came out of this season a better driver than ever before. The goal for me now is to finish my ARCA Menards Series East season out on a strong note, whether it be a Top-5, or getting Max Siegel his first ever ARCA Menards Series East win.”

As for Sanchez, he has 2 more races in his rookie ARCA Menards Series season after Bristol: The Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Salem Speedway, and the Reese’s 200 at Kansas Speedway.

Nevertheless, Sanchez is approaching every race like it is his last.

“I’ve said this countless times before, but I just want to win. A championship might not be the focus for us anymore, but getting a win is. I want to end this season on a high note, and bring this team to victory lane.”

Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, and Rev Racing head to Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday, August 16th, to race in the Bush’s Beans 200. The race counts as an ARCA Menards Series race, an ARCA Menards Series East race, and a Sioux Chief Showdown race. The race will be broadcast live on FS1 starting at 6:30ET with a live stream available on the Fox Sports App. MRN and SiriusXM (XM channel 391, online channel 981) will also provide live radio coverage of the race.

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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

Scott records first career NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series win at Hickory

Scott records first career NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series win at Hickory

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September 13, 2021 

Concord, NC – NASCAR Drive for Diversity development driver Lavar Scott scored his first ever Late Model win this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway.

A historic weekend for the young 18-year-old from Carney’s Point, N.J., Scott had an extremely fast car all night. The team ran P3 in practice, and qualified P2 for the first of two feature races. Scott wasted no time getting to the front, even lapping cars in the process. By the time the checkered flag waved, he had amassed a 2-second lead over second place. 

“I am so thankful for this team,” said Scott. “This team has some good people behind it, and they have believed in me since day 1. Thank you to Max Siegel and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program as well as my race sponsors NASCAR Technical Institute and Vizionary Wealth Management. It feels so good to finally get my first Late Model win.”

Scott participated in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Combine in 2019. Evaluators saw potential in his abilities and tested with Scott throughout the 2019 season. He was also invited to the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Stock Car Combine in October, and was offered a seat in a U.S. Legend Car with Rev Racing in their Youth Driver Development Program during the 2020 season. The team continued to test his abilities in a Late Model throughout 2020, which ultimately earned him an opportunity for a rookie season in the weekly touring series with a full contract with Rev Racing in 2021. 

This weekend did not mark the first ever NASCAR-sanctioned win for Scott, as he competed in the NASCAR FB y Bhon Mikel’s Trucks Series, a subseries of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, this summer. He recorded a win at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera in Mexico driving for Dynamic Motorsports.

Scott nearly won two races in the same day at the birthplace of NASCAR stars, but came up less than a car-length short in the second feature race. His teammate, fellow NASCAR FB y Bhon Mikel’s Trucks Series winner Regina Sirvent, also raced in both feature races. Sirvent had a fantastic weekend herself, scoring back-to-back Top-3 finishes. Sirvent and Scott thoroughly enjoyed racing with each other, and both learned a lot coming out of the race weekend.

“We are extremely proud of Lavar and have really seen a tremendous amount of talent and progress over the last two years,” said Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing. “We are eager to see continued growth and results from Lavar as the season comes to a close.”

Rev Racing announced recently that Scott would be returning to the team for the 2022 season in their Late Model Program, so odds are that the first win of his career will not be his only one. 

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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative.

Caesar Bacarella Partners with Tommy Joe Martins to form Alpha Prime Racing, Signs Rajah Caruth to Part-Time Xfinity Deal

Caesar Bacarella Partners with Tommy Joe Martins to form Alpha Prime Racing, Signs Rajah Caruth to Part-Time Xfinity Deal

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Rajah Caruth is making a big jump to the NASCAR Xfinity Series on a part-time schedule in 2022 (credit Ryan Pistana, Alpha Prime Racing)


FROM ALPHA PRIME RACING: Caesar Bacarella is partnering with Tommy Joe Martins to form a new NASCAR Xfinity Series team in 2022. Beginning next season, Martins Motorsports will become Alpha Prime Racing.

The team’s first driver signing: ARCA standout Rajah Caruth.

The news comes just weeks after Martins Motorsports Owner/Driver Tommy Joe Martins announced he wouldn’t compete full time in the 44 car next season, opening up the seat to other potential drivers. For Alpha Prime CEO and NASCAR Xfinity Series part-timer Caesar Bacarella, it was an opportunity too good to pass up.

“I want to build something,” Bacarella said. “I love this sport. That’s why I do it.” Caesar continued, “I’ve known Tommy and his dad since 2018, and when I saw the news about them going part time, I started asking questions. It led to a discussion about ownership, which is something I’d already been thinking about.”

Martins shares the excitement with his new co-owner.

“Caesar is such a great dude,” Martins said. “He actually called me asking about what would it take to start a team. I told him a whole lot,” Martins laughed.

“I mentioned my dad and Rodney [Riessen, co-owner of MMS] wanting to take a step back and proposed the idea of a partnership,” Martins continued. “It’s a perfect situation for both of us. He brings so much business knowledge and marketing savvy to the table for us, and obviously I’ve been through the school of hard knocks racing wise. I think we complement each other really well.”

The first order of business for APR? Filling out the driver roster for the 2022 schedule. Baccarella will run a limited Xfinity schedule while competing for a Lamborghini Blancpain World Challenge America GT3 championship with TR3 Racing. Martins expects to run between 10-15 races for the team. But both owners seem to be most excited about their new prospect, Rajah Caruth.

“Rajah is the future for us,” Martins said. “I’ve had the privilege of getting to know him and his dad, Roger, over the last few months and they are exactly the type of people we want to be a part of Alpha Prime Racing. Rajah has his whole career in front of him. I’m just honored they trust us to be one of his first steps.”

Bacarella was more matter of fact about the young driver.

“He’s going to be a star,” Caesar said. “No question about it.”

Rajah’s confirmed schedule in the 44 car includes Martinsville Speedway, Dover International Speedway, and Richmond Raceway. Martins left the door open to additional races for the young driver at Pocono Raceway and Kansas Speedway pending additional sponsorship. A focus of the schedule is maintaining Rajah’s rookie status in the Xfinity Series heading into the 2023 season.

“I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to continue my progression as both a racer and a young man in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022 with Tommy, Caesar, and Alpha Prime Racing,” Caruth said. I’ve had the great fortune of having such great people surrounding me thus far in my career, and i’m ecstatic to add some more to that circle with APR.”

Caruth, 19, has been a member of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program since 2018. He currently competes full time in the ARCA Menards Series East for Rev Racing where he’s scored four top 10’s and two top 5’s in six starts. He’s also competed part time in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly series scoring wins at Hickory Motor Speedway and Tri-County Motor Speedway this year.

“2021 has been a great season for us at Rev Racing in both the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series and the ARCA Menards East,” Caruth said. “I’m excited to finish out our year stoutly.”

Martins currently sits 18th in the NASCAR Xfinity Driver standings with four top-15’s and thirteen top-20 finishes in 22 starts. According to Bacarella, the strong performance of the small family team is what drew him in.

“They’ve been running so good,’ Caesar said. “I mean, they’re fast every week. They’ve got great people. They’re doing it the right way. That’s what I want Alpha Prime Racing to be. I want to help take it to the next level.”

Alongside making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut next year, Caruth will also jump up to the ARCA Menards Series with Rev Racing full-time in 2022.

Sanchez and Caruth look to tackle Milwaukee Mile race in-tandem

Sanchez and Caruth look to tackle Milwaukee Mile race in-tandem

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Rajah Caruth, driver of the No. 6 NTI/UTI Chevrolet, talks to teammate Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet before racing at Watkins Glen.


August 24, 2021 

Concord, NC – NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Drivers Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet, and Rajah Caruth, driver of the No. 6 NTI/UTI Chevrolet, will head to the Milwaukee Mile in the second ARCA Menards Series combination race of the year.

In the last ARCA combination race at Iowa Speedway, Sanchez and Caruth showed their strong chemistry, drafting with each other and trading positions throughout the entirety of the 150 laps. The duo came home P5 and P9, respectively. 

Going into Milwaukee, Sanchez and Caruth have been preparing in their own ways.

“Even though we are teammates, Rajah and I really do our own things when it comes to preparation. But, we do communicate with each other just so that we are on the same page come race day. That’s why we are so good together.”

Caruth feels the same.

“We race very hard on the race track, and we always do a good job of communicating with each other on and off the track. It also helps that we are friends, too.”

Sanchez, who races in the ARCA Menards Series, has been having a near-spectacular rookie season full of Top-10 and Top-5 streaks. But, there’s one thing preventing his “near-spectacular” season from being a “spectacular” season: a win.

And Sanchez is the hungriest he’s ever been for one.

“We’ve been picking up a lot of speed since Winchester, partly because of how we build our cars at the shop, and the decisions we make at the track. It’s nice to be running P3 and P2 at these recent races, but I want to win. This team wants to win. But there’s one car in our way every race, and in order to beat [him], we have to execute our races flawlessly from start to finish.

And I think we are very close to doing so.”

On the contrary, Caruth, who races in the ARCA Menards Series East—one step below Sanchez—has not had an ARCA race since that very race at Iowa. But Caruth is unphased. 

“Milwaukee is a new race track for the both of us, so I’m extremely excited. It will be really awesome to see not one, but two Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolets running up front.”

With only one race left this year after Milwaukee, Caruth has had some thoughts on his rookie season in the ARCA Menards Series East.

“At the beginning of the year, I was cautious. I had to learn a lot going into my rookie year in ARCA. But, I think we had some shining moments this season. Really, I just want to finish strong in the points and prepare myself for next year. As for next year…well, you’ll see soon.”

Before heading to the race, Sanchez and Caruth will stop by Sprecher Brewing Company to partake in a brewery tour and meet with Sharad Chadha, Sprecher’s CEO.

On August 29th, Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, and Rev Racing will race at the historic Milwaukee Mile in the Sprecher 150. Practice will begin at 10 a.m. CT, with qualifying at 11:30 a.m. CT. The race will air on MAVTV and Trackpass on NBC Sports Gold, with a radio broadcast on MRN and SiriusXM at 2 p.m. CT. 


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.

Sanchez bounces back big at Watkins Glen, hopes momentum will take him to victory lane at Michigan

Sanchez bounces back big at Watkins Glen, hopes momentum will take him to victory lane at Michigan

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August 19, 2021 

Concord, NC – NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet for Rev Racing, heads to Michigan in hopes of reaching victory lane, and to pay homage to America’s rich racing history.

After a tough wreck at Winchester Speedway cost him a shot at the win, Sanchez rebounded at Watkins Glen with a P8 finish—his tenth Top-10 finish of the year. Now heading into Michigan, Sanchez is still as optimistic as ever (if not more so) about nabbing his first win.

“Racing at Michigan will be such a cool experience. I don’t think I have ever been on a track quite like this, honestly. There will be a lot more on-throttle time compared to Kansas and Charlotte, and aerodynamics will play a big role in the outcome of the race for sure. And, a track like this provides very many opportunities for great restarts and lots of hard battles. If we capitalize on those opportunities, we could bring Max Siegel his first ever ARCA Menards Series win.”

Even more exciting for Sanchez and the team is the fact that Sanchez will be racing in a brand-new car with brand-new equipment.

“The guys in the shop have put together some fantastic cars. We’ve been able to go toe-to-toe with all of the championship contenders and we have shown consistent speed. And now that we have some brand new equipment going into the race at Michigan? I’m really excited to see what we can do.”

But it’s not all business for Sanchez this weekend. Prior to his race at Michigan, Sanchez and fellow teammate and friend Rajah Caruth will visit The Henry Ford Museum to talk with media members, compete against them and museum staff on racing simulators, and then take a guided tour of the museum’s new permanent motorsports exhibit, Driven to Win: Racing in America, presented by General Motors.

“Funny enough, my dad and I actually collect cars on the side, so I’ll probably feel right at home at this museum!”, says Sanchez. “I know Rajah and I are definitely excited to learn about the rich automotive history of Detroit.”

On August 20th, Nick Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to Michigan International Speedway to race in the Henry Ford Health System 200. Practice will begin at 4 p.m. ET, followed by an autograph session at 5:15 p.m. ET. The race will air on MAVTV and Trackpass on NBC Sports Gold, with a radio broadcast on MRN and SiriusXM at 6 p.m. ET. 

 

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.

Sanchez looking forward to bouncing back at Watkins Glen after a tough finish at Winchester

Sanchez looking forward to bouncing back at Watkins Glen after a tough finish at Winchester

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Sanchez focuses on preparing for his race at Winchester.

August 5, 2021

Concord, NC
– Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet will head to Watkins Glen to bounce back after a difficult finish at Winchester. 

Going into Watkins Glen, Sanchez has six Top 5’s on the season, including one at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the only other road course race of the ARCA Menards Series season. Sanchez was also on a nine-race Top 10 streak and was 96-points behind Ty Gibbs for the championship points lead going into Winchester. At Winchester, Sanchez showed P1 speed in qualifying, and even went toe-to-toe with Gibbs and fellow championship points contender Corey Heim early in the race just before a mechanical issue sent him into the wall around Lap 35. While the damage from that collision was not day-ending, getting collected in a wreck involving Taylor Grey and Daniel Dye was. Sanchez dove down low to avoid the wrecking cars, but was clipped on the right rear corner panel by Dye, sending him backwards-first into the Turn 1 wall at a a dangerously high speed.

Sanchez walked away from the injury unharmed, but devastated that his career day had come to an end.

“We got caught in someone else’s mess, really”, said Sanchez, speaking to Trackpass reporter Dave Reiff. “I’m just thankful for my team, they build really safe race cars. We’ll come back stronger.”

Sanchez knows his time to get a win this season is running out, but despite all of this, his positivity and optimism remains unchanged.

“Out of every race weekend this year, I think this was our actual first legitimate shot to contend for the victory. Knowing that we had that opportunity, I don’t think I could have been any happier with how the weekend turned out. Hopefully this is a building block for us in these final 8 races.”

Like his race at The Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, this will be the first time Sanchez has ever raced on this course, but he is not phased.

“I feel like if we have a car with speed, everything else will take care of itself. I like road racing, it’s where I started racing on go-karts. So, it’s something I know well, just not in a big stock car. This is a race I have been looking forward to, and am ready for.”

On August 6th, Nick Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to historic Watkins Glen International to race in the Clean Harbors 100 at The Glen. Qualifying will begin at 3:15 p.m. ET, followed by an autograph session at 5:15 p.m. ET. The race will air on FS1 and Fox Sports Go, with a radio broadcast on MRN and SiriusXM at 6 p.m. ET. 

 

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.

Sanchez heads to “The Fastest Half-Mile” hungry for his first win of the season

Sanchez heads to “The Fastest Half-Mile” hungry for his first win of the season

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July 29, 2021 

Concord, NC – Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet will head to Winchester Speedway in search of his first win of the season.

Sanchez has only finished outside the top-five three times since his breakout race at Talladega in April. At his last ARCA short track race at Toledo, Sanchez tied his career-best finish of third. 96-points behind Ty Gibbs for the championship points lead, Sanchez has turned into one of four ARCA Menards Series championship contenders.

“We have really good momentum coming out of Iowa, finishing Top-5 there,” says Sanchez. “You know, even though it was a P5 finish, I think we had more to show than what we were able to. We have a fast car going into Winchester, and if we execute and fire on all cylinders, we will have a solid showing all 200 laps this Saturday. ”

One would think Sanchez is content with his impressive Top-5 streak, but Sanchez wants more.

“I will say, it is never bad to have a streak of Top-5s, but at the end of the day…stats are stats. People are probably going to remember the guy who wins more than the guy who has 6 Top-5s in a row. I think for me and my career, I just have to win. Top-5s aren’t enough to really perform and show my strengths to the whole industry. So I’m excited to go to Winchester and contend for a win.” 

On July 31st, Nick Sanchez and Rev Racing will head back to the midwest to race at Winchester Speedway in the Calypso Lemonade 200. Qualifying will begin at  6 p.m. CT, followed by an autograph at 6:45 p.m. CT. The race will air on MAVTV and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold beginning at 8 p.m. CT. 

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.





Caruth and Sanchez Team Up at Iowa Speedway in ARCA Combination Race 

Caruth and Sanchez Team Up at Iowa Speedway in ARCA Combination Race 

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July 22, 2021 

Concord, NC – Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Drivers Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet, and Rajah Caruth, driver of the No. 6 NTI/UTI Chevrolet, will both head to Iowa Speedway for the first ARCA Menards Series/ARCA Menards Series East combination event of the season. This will also serve as a Sioux Chief Showdown points race as well for Sanchez.  

Caruth, who is a full-time driver in the ARCA Menards Series East, and Sanchez, who drives full-time in the ARCA Menards Series, have never driven together in the same race. However, the duo’s chemistry off the track, in conjunction with direction for Rev Racing’s Director of Driver Development, has allowed them to prepare as teammates to race competitively together.

“It’s going to be really cool having Rajah as my teammate at Iowa! Even though I’ve been racing in ARCA a little longer than him, I’m always asking him questions and picking his brain a little bit just to prepare. Plus, having 2 cars on the track is great for Rev as a whole because we’ll be able to try new things, and see what works for both Raj and me at the same time. Overall, I am extremely excited!”

Caruth echoes the same feeling.

“I think our chemistry off the track will be helpful in the car because we both know each other’s driving styles, and know how to race around each other. It should be fun.”

Sanchez and Caruth are both enjoying solid rookie seasons in their respective series. Sanchez has only finished outside the top-five twice since his breakout race at Talladega in April, and in the last ARCA short track race at Toledo, Sanchez tied his career-best finish of third. Just 79-points behind points leader Corey Heim, Sanchez has turned into one of four ARCA Menards Series championship contenders.

Caruth currently has 2 Top-5’s and 3 Top-10’s on the season, and is only 47 points behind the points leader for the ARCA Menards Series East championship. Since finishing 11th at New Smyrna, Caruth has been showing major improvement with every race this season. He is looking to build on his last race, in which he scored a career-best finish of P3 at Southern National Motorsports Park.

As for the track itself, both are eager to take on the fast-paced 0.875-mile paved oval located in Newton, Iowa.

“My prep for Iowa has been similar to the prep I’ve done for the other ARCA races I’ve had this year,” says Caruth. “I’ve reached out to various drivers across the world of NASCAR for notes and tips and pointers about Iowa, and tried the best that I can to internalize all of that information. In addition, I’ve done a little bit of sim racing at home, but not too much.”

Sanchez shares the same sentiment.

“Yes [Raj] same with me, I’ve prepped for Iowa the same as I have every other race this year: studying film, asking my team questions and listening to their guidance, and practicing on iRacing a little bit. I’m excited to see what we can do together.”

On July 24th, Rajah Caruth, Nick Sanchez, and Rev Racing will head to America’s heartland to race at Iowa Speedway in the Shore Lunch 150. Qualifying will begin at  6 p.m. CT with the series first autograph session of the season at 6:45 p.m. CT. The race will air on MAVTV with a live stream available on TrackPass beginning at 8 p.m. CT. 

 

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.

Sanchez looks to capitalize on an impressive Top-5 streak with a win at Elko

Sanchez looks to capitalize on an impressive Top-5 streak with a win at Elko

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July 1, 2021

Concord, NC
– Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated/ Chevrolet recorded his 4th Top-5 consecutive finish at Pocono Raceway, but is looking for more at Elko Speedway.

Sanchez has finished in the Top-5 four times in a row, and currently has 5 Top-5’s on the season. The ARCA Menards Series Rookie has turned his season around since finishing 31st and 21st in the first 2 races of the season, and is currently 4th in the ARCA Menards Series points standings—79 points behind the points leader.

“Pocono was a unique experience for us. We went in a little blind because we had never been there before. We qualified 6th and finished 4th, and avoided a big crash in the process. Honestly, 4th is a result I’m happy with, given the car we had. I think we got the most out of it.”

Going into Elko, Sanchez is feeling very optimistic about his chances of keeping his consistent streak going—and adding a future win to his season stats.

“Elko is also a track we are going into blind, because we have never been there before. But, having some more time in between Pocono and Elko, we have time to really fine-tune our car specifically for this track and develop a strategy on how we can put Max Siegel and this team in victory lane!”

Sanchez is Rev Racing’s most seasoned driver, in his fourth year as a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. This is his first year in the ARCA Menards Series, coming off a successful rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series East, where he finished 3rd in the point standings.

On July 10th, Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to plains of Minnesota to race at Elko Speedway in the Menards 250. The race will air on FS1 with a live stream available on Fox Sports Go beginning at 6 p.m. ET. 

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.

Sanchez ready to tackle The Tricky Triangle after an impressive road course showing at Mid-Ohio

Sanchez ready to tackle “The Tricky Triangle” after an impressive road course showing at Mid-Ohio

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June 16, 2021 

Concord, NC – Rev Racing NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Driver Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated, heads to Pocono Raceway in search of his first win of the season.

The ARCA Menards Series Rookie has turned his season around since finishing 31st and 21st in the first 2 races of the season, finishing in the Top 5 in 4 of his last 5 races, the most recent of which coming at his first ever road course race. Currently 4th in the ARCA Menards Series points standings, Sanchez is just 72 points behind Corey Heim for the series points lead. 

“Growing up racing go-karts on road course circuits, I was able to transfer that knowledge to Mid-Ohio a little bit,” says Sanchez. “But, there is an obvious difference between driving a shifter kart on a go-kart track and driving an ARCA stock car around a full-fledged road course, so there was still a learning curve for me. Overall, we’ll take a Top 5 but we aren’t satisfied.”

As for Pocono, Sanchez is feeling very optimistic about his chances of keeping his consistent streak going—and adding a win to his season stats.

“I am even more confident going into Pocono than I was going into Charlotte, and we ran P2, even P1 at times, during that race. I know that this team constantly works every week to give me good equipment, and I am really excited to have the chance of putting this team in victory lane.”

Sanchez is Rev Racing’s most seasoned driver, in his fourth year as a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. This is his first year in the ARCA Menards Series, coming off a successful rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series East, where he finished 3rd in the point standings.

On June 25th, Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to the beautiful Pocono Mountains region to race at Pocono Raceway in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. The race will air on FS1 with a live stream available on Fox Sports Go beginning at 6 p.m. ET. 

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, ARCA Menards Series East, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, and INEX U.S. Legends Cars.

 

2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Team prepares for the start of the Summer Shootout

2021 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Team prepares for the start of the Summer Shootout

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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.

Vizionary Wealth Management to sponsor Lavar Scott in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series

Vizionary Wealth Management to sponsor Lavar Scott in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series

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Concord, NC – Rev Racing entered into a partnership with Vizionary Wealth Management sponsoring NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development driver Lavar Scott in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series for the remainder of the season.

Vizionary Wealth Management serves the strategic financial planning needs of clients around the country, specializing in work with pharmaceutical executives and business owners.

“As we provide self-made, financially intelligent clients with perspective for the decisions ahead, our goal is to invest in the generations to come” says Wayne Wagner Jr., President of Vizionary Wealth Management. “We challenge youth to set high expectations and support them as they seek to accomplish those goals. We push for successful outcomes and getting young adults on a path to a brighter future. Sponsoring Lavar Scott allows Vizionary to invest in a young man who is passionate, goal oriented and driven.”

Scott, from Carney’s Point, New Jersey, is in his second season as a member of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. Scott earned the respect of his team this past year and is now piloting a full-time ride in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Touring Series in the Late Model Stock car.

“I’m extremely excited and fortunate to have Vizionary Wealth Management sponsoring me on my racing journey, said Lavar Scott. “This sponsorship has special significance for me as well because they believe in the mission of our program and supporting opportunities for young people. My main goal now is to inspire other people to pursue their passions and put them in victory lane.”

Participating in the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Combine, evaluators saw potential in Scott’s abilities and tested with him throughout the 2019 season. Scott also was invited to the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Stock Car Combine in October, and was offered a seat in a U.S. Legend car with Rev Racing in their youth development program during the 2020 season. The team continued to test his abilities in the late model throughout 2020, which ultimately earned him an opportunity to run his rookie season in the weekly touring series.

Outside of racing in the Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, Scott recently had the opportunity to race in the FB y BOHN Mikel’s Trucks Series, a division of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series. In his first start at Súper Óvalo Chiapas, he qualified P1 and finished in the top 10.

Vizionary Wealth Management will debut their partnership on Scott’s Late Model at Florence Speedway on Saturday, June 5th at 7PM EST.

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.

About Vizionary Wealth Management: Vizionary Wealth Management was founded on the desire to help self-made, financially intelligent clients create the life they dream of. Our advice aims to help you grow your wealth, protect your progress, and secure your future.

Sanchez making gains at Charlotte, looks to reach victory lane at Mid-Ohio

Sanchez making gains at Charlotte, looks to reach victory lane at Mid-Ohio

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May 28, 2021

Concord, NC
– ARCA Menards Series rookie Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Incorporated Chevrolet, will make his first road-course start of the season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio. 

Sanchez, 19, has shown impressive consistency, finishing in the Top 5 in 3 of his last 4 races, along with being 4th in the ARCA Menards Series points standings. Last weekend at Charlotte, Sanchez ran P2 for the majority of the race—even challenging championship favorite Ty Gibbs for the lead at times—until a cut tire on the last lap left him with a P5 finish.

“Charlotte was probably the best race of the season for us as a team,” says Sanchez. “We were running up top all day, showing consistent speed until a cut tire put a damper on our day. On the last lap too! Even though we finished P5, I really don’t think that showcases our potential, and just how hard we work over at Rev Racing. We’ll take it, but we aren’t satisfied.” 

As it stands, Sanchez is 4th in the season standings, 72 points behind Thad Moffit, Ty Gibbs, and Corey Heim.

Sanchez is Rev Racing’s most seasoned driver, in his fourth year as a participant in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program. This is his first year in the ARCA Menards Series, coming off a successful rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series East, where he finished 3rd in the point standings.

On June 4th, Sanchez and Rev Racing will head to the midwest to historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Dawn 150. The race will span 42 laps, and will air on FS1 with a live stream available on Fox Sports Go beginning at 6 p.m. ET. A radio broadcast can also be heard on MRN or SiriusXM (XM channel 391, online channel 981).

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.