For its 5th consecutive year, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine will take place in Hampton. A NASCAR-sanctioned initiative, the success of the Drive for Diversity Combine is largely contributed to the support of its partners and year-round sponsors. D4D partner, Langley Speedway, will host the combine, drivers and officials on October 19th – October 21st. Langley Speedway is a NASCAR-sanctioned track that hosts more than fifty percent of Rev Racing’s Whelen All-American Series races throughout the year. The track currently hosts 11 divisions which alternate running during their Saturday night program: Late Models, Grand Stock, Modifieds, K&N Pro Series East, Legend Cars, Super Street, UCAR, Pro Six, Super Trucks, HRKC Pro Winged Champ Karts, Bandoleros, Enduros, and the Whelen Southern Modified Tour. In addition to the on-track performance evaluations that will take place at Langley Speedway, the participants will be evaluated on physical fitness conducted by pit crew coach Phil Horton at Hampton University. “Langley Speedway is pleased to continue their relationship with NASACR Drive for Diversity and Rev Racing for the fifth consecutive year,” said Bill Mullis, owner of Langley Speedway. “We again welcome the opportunity to partner with the City of Hampton and Hampton University to showcase these stars of tomorrow,” Rev Racing’s partnership with Hampton University has extended outside just the use of their facilities. Management at Rev Racing has worked year-round with students in the sports management program as well as the school of business at Hampton. Students and faculty have worked jointly with Rev Racing on research projects, strategies and distribution tactics of the team’s social media platform. Before hitting the track, combine participants and Hampton students will go through an afternoon media and PR training session at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication. Rev Racing and the Drive for Diversity Program continue to look for opportunities to improve the combine and driver experiences, as well as, engage other institutions that hold similar diversity initiatives. “We are extremely proud of the relationships that we have fostered with our various partners,” said Rev Racing owner, Max Siegel. “We look forward to continuing these relationships and look for areas of growth for many years to come.” Another destination for the Drive for Diversity Combine is the Boo Williams Sportsplex. This year, the City of Hampton and Bill Mullis will provide NASCAR & Rev Racing with an inaugural catered dinner as an official welcome to the combine and to the city of Hampton, Virginia. In addition to Langley Speedway, Hampton University, and the Boo Williams Sportsplex Rev Racing and Drive for Diversity would also like to thank NASCAR, Sunoco, Honda Generators, Courtyard Marriot by Hampton, Five Star Bodies, iRacing, Mobil1, Mechanix Wear, Driven Steering, Castle, Racing Radios, 3M, UTI, Max Siegel Inc., Heintz Performance, Fluidyne, L&M Ethanol and Goodyear for their continued support during the combine and the entire NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. It is through the positive relationships with partners and sponsors that Rev Racing is able to experience success year-in and year-out. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christy Gormal at email@example.com.
Monday, October 19th: Charlotte, NC, – The participants have been selected for 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Combine. Youth combine participants will be evaluated on their driving skills and past experience on November 2nd at Concord Motorsports Park, located in Charlotte, NC. Each year, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity initiative and its competition arm, Rev Racing, seek to obtain the highest quality of applicants representing diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. “This year the talent continues to improve,” said Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing Director of Competition. “We love working with drivers at this period in their career. We have the ability to help build their foundation and influence their maturity into the next series.” Drivers, from the across the nation, applied to the program in early September. 13 drivers were selected to participate in this year’s 2015 Combine. Selected drivers will compete in the 2016 Summer Shootout, located in Charlotte NC. Rev Racing will support four drivers in both the Legend and Bandolero Series. Below are invitees to the 12th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine:
Fans can follow the Combine live on Twitter at @NASCARDiversity and @RevRacin.
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NASCAR, Rev Racing Assess Top Multicultural and Female Drivers for Class of 2016 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 7, 2015) – Twenty-two drivers have three days to compete for a spot in the motorsport industry’s top driver development program, NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), set to commence at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Oct. 19-21, 2015. Now in its 12th year, the annual Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers, ages 14 to 26, from across North America to test their skills over a three-day period in order to identify the newest members of the NASCAR D4D Class of 2016. “Finding and developing diverse athletes who will represent the future of NASCAR is at the core of our organization’s mission,” said NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Jim Cassidy. “Every year, the bar is raised with talented applicants who have the potential and determination to succeed. We’re proud to watch our graduates in the national series and develop more diverse talent to join them in the years to come.” In partnership with Rev Racing, the Max Siegel-owned race team, D4D offers racing opportunities in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKPSE) and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) for one full season, providing drivers with equipment, mentoring, and competition experience. “We could not be more excited about this year’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine to select the 2016 Class of Rev Racing drivers,” said team CEO Max Siegel. “Coming off of our 6th consecutive multiple race winning season, we are focused on continuing to make our program and approach world-class, as we prepare these young drivers to advance into the national series.” The NASCAR D4D Combine has proven successful in identifying and developing future stars of the sport. Current D4D member Collin Cabre secured Rev Racing’s second win of 2015 with a victory at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season finale at Dover International Speedway in October. In addition, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson and NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suárez, leaders in the series’ Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, are among the graduates of the program. This year’s athletes include 13 women, notably the youngest combine participant ever at 14 years old, Macy Causey. Also participating are four stars from the NASCAR Mexico Series: Abraham Calderón, Enrique Contreras, Rubén García Jr. and Santiago Tovar. Returning to defend their spots in the program are current NASCAR Whelen All-American Series drivers Dylan Smith and Natalie Decker. Driver combine participants will be evaluated on their driving skills and will also be tested on a series of strength and agility exercises at Hampton University. Fans can follow the Combine live on Twitter at @NASCARDiversity and @RevRacing. Below are invitees to the 12th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine:
In addition to drivers, NASCAR Drive for Diversity has successfully identified and developed pit crew members to find employment opportunities within the sport. The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Challenge Tour will host its final Combine of the year at the NASCAR Research and Development Center on October 9, 2015 in Concord, North Carolina.
About Rev Racing
Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities and women drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit https://revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.
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This year, Austin Geer returned to Rev Racing for his second season. After joining the team last summer, Geer earned 30 top-5s out of his 40 races. He’s continuing to prove himself this season as well, as he is currently third in the points in this year’s Bojangles Summer Shootout. The Rev Racing Team recently sat down with Geer and his father Charles, to talk about the season. How do you think your season has gone so far? AG It’s been pretty good…I’m third in the points now and got four top-5s. How have you improved from last year? AG Probably just having a consistent line. Really working on that and working on simulators- really practicing a lot more. CG His passing is some of the best I’ve ever seen. He can really get by kids. He avoids crashes better than anyone I’ve ever seen. I mean, I can miss something in front of him. What do you think you need to improve on the most? AG I just need to work on staying consistent, just not messing up a lot. Do you have a specific routine before racing? AG I just go out there, pray, and hope for the best. Do you have a favorite track to race on? AG I really like Charlotte, and I also like Atlanta. Your dad is usually always with you at the track. How big of an influence does he have on you, as far as racing is concerned? AG He’s a pretty big influence; he got me into racing. He used to race cup cars on road course, but looked into oval ones and it was a great idea for me. Where do you see yourself going in this sport? AG My ultimate dream is to race in the Sprint Cup Series. That’s my main goal. If that doesn’t work out, I’m thinking of becoming a mechanical engineer or working at a shop. CG We want him to go to college as parents. If he keeps doing well, he’ll progress. Even if he doesn’t go to a place where he’ll be on a campus., we’ll have him taking online classes. He’s going to get his degree. That’s what we do in our family.
Lewis Johnson sits down with Max Siegel to talk about the Drive for Diversity program on Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America. Read the full article here.
CONCORD, NC – Each year NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative and its competition arm, Rev Racing, seek to obtain the highest quality of applicants representing the most diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. This selection process begins with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. This year’s application process will open May 15. The application process will close for submission on August 15, 2014. Drivers who already participate in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program and are demonstrating progress, though a combination of consistent top finishes in their respective series and positive evaluations, may be offered the opportunity to continue in the program without participating in an additional Combine. “I am very excited to see this year’s class. Each year, we have seen the applicant pool grow with experience and talented drivers. This class should be no different,” said Max Siegel, Rev Racing team owner. Potential drivers can access the participant application at revracing.net/combine-application. Additional information and criteria can be found on supplied link. Additional support and technical assistance for the application process can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow for a 24-hour turn around response. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the following requirements: Between the ages of 15 and 26 (as of October 15, 2014) • A U.S. citizen or resident alien • Legally allowed to work in the US • A member of one of the following ethnic minorities classifications: African-Americans: Having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa Asian-Indian Americans: Having origins in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh Asian-Pacific Americans: Origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas Hispanics: Having Hispanic heritage from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of Latin America or the following regions: Mexico, Central America, and South America (including Brazil) and the Caribbean basin. Native Americans: Persons who are American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or Native Hawaiian, and regarded as such by the community of which the person claims to be a part. Native Americans must be documented members of a North American tribe, band or otherwise organized group of native people who are indigenous to the United States. OR A female of U.S citizenship (or resident alien) • All drivers must demonstrate their skill and have experience in grassroots/local/regional racing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 3, 2013) — As the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (#NASCARD4D) program approaches its 10-year anniversary, NASCAR and Rev Racing have selected the participants for the 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine. The drivers will participate in a rigorous on- and off-track evaluation process for the opportunity to join the NASCAR D4D program and compete for Rev Racing during the 2014 season. The combine will be held at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., from Oct. 21-23. The annual Combine is the first step in identifying and developing the future stars of the sport. Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr. are among the drivers who have graduated from the NASCAR D4D program after attending the annual combine and driving for Rev Racing. Ryan Gifford, who currently drives for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut driving for Richard Childress Racing on Aug. 3. “The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program has contributed to the success of some of the most promising young drivers and crew members in our sport,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president, public affairs and multicultural development. “The drivers announced today will have an opportunity to compete at the 2013 D4D Combine and earn a place on the 2014 NASCAR Drive for Diversity/Rev Racing roster.” NASCAR officials and Rev Racing representatives chose the 20 up-and-coming drivers from 95 applicants representing the United States, Canada and Latin America. “We are excited about this year’s group of Combine participants,” said Max Siegel, owner/CEO of Rev Racing. “They represent a great cross-section of talent and experience, and any one of them would make a great addition to the 2014 Drive for Diversity team.” The 2013 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine participants include:
- Devon Amos, 22 Rio Rancho, N.M.
- Annabeth Barnes, 18 Mooresville, N.C.
- George Beasley, 21 Las Vegas, Nev.
- Nicole Behar, 15 Otis Orchards, Wash.
- Ryan Bernal, 19 Hollister, Calif.
- Collin Cabre, 19 Thonotosassa, Fla.
- Meagan Creech, 20 Ashland, Va.
- Claire Decker, 18 Eagle River, Wis.
- Paige Decker, 20 Eagle River, Wis.
- Natalie Decker, 16 Eagle River, Wis.
- Ruben Garcia, Jr., 17 Mexico City, Mexico
- Blake Kisner, 18 Chanute, Kan.
- Katlynn Leer, 14 St. Moulton, Iowa
- Jack Madrid, 18 San Clemente, Calif.
- Hannah Newhouse, 16 Twin Falls, Idaho
- Sergio Pena, 20 Catharpin, Va.
- Dylan Smith, 21 Randolph, Vt.
- Kenny Stewart II, 16 Carson, Calif.
- Cody Thompson, 20 Fremont, Calif.
- Sam Wright, 18 Vancouver, Wash.
- Jairo Avila, 17 Alhambra, Calif.
- Austin Geer, 11 Johns Creek, Ga.
- Kylin Hammer, 11 Meadowview, Va.
- Ryleigh Lemonds, 10 Yorktown, Va.
- Enrique Limon, 15 Mexico City, Mexico
- Jaiden Reyna, 7 Newport News, Va.
- Ashley Rogero, 15 Naples, Fla.
- Walter Thomas, 15 Indianapolis, Ind.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 4, 2013) – Rising stars Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr. capitalized on their opportunity under the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) banner, and now enjoy regular success in NASCAR’s national series. Soon, the next generation of talent will be welcomed – and that process starts now. Applications are being accepted online for the NASCAR D4D Combine until Aug. 26. To access the application, please visit https://revracing.net/combine-application. Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) and Wallace (@BubbaWallace), both competing in their rookie seasons in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series respectively, participated in the program after being selected at the annual NASCAR D4D Combine. “Through our partnership with Rev Racing, the NASCAR D4D initiative has shown increasing success in developing minority and female drivers who are ready to compete at the highest levels of our sport,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. “The academy format that we have developed offers skilled drivers the training they need to move up to the next level of their racing careers.” The application for the annual Combine is the first phase of the selection process for the NASCAR D4D program. The Combine evaluation process consists of five elements: physical fitness, driver resume, media aptitude, driver communications/knowledge and driving skills on and off track. “We are proud of the successes we’ve had to date, and are looking forward to welcoming a new group of participants in the fall,” said Max Siegel, CEO of Rev Racing. “The talent level continues to rise each year, and the Combine process is the first step in developing the next generation of drivers for the sport.” Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 26 as of Oct. 15, and must be a member of an ethnic minority classification or a female of U.S. citizenship. Those who are legally allowed to work in the U.S. can apply to participate in the Combine as well. All drivers must demonstrate their skill and have experience in grassroots, local or regional racing. Drivers selected to participate in the Combine will be notified in the fall after the application process has closed. To learn more about NASCAR, the NASCAR D4D program and other diverse initiatives, log on to: www.nascardiversity.com
CONCORD, NC (April 2, 2013) – BILT fitness equipment will become the primary exercise machines used by Rev Racing drivers and pit crew athletes at its training and development facility in Concord, NC. BILT is a revolutionary arsenal of fitness equipment featuring innovative technologies such as the world’s only COD (Change Of Direction) Machine that allows a user to move laterally with weight. BILT’s exclusive line of 12 game-changing exercise machines has been the secret weapon of Andre Agassi and Gil Reyes for years “We are excited to be partnering with Rev Racing,” said Steve Miller, CEO of BILT by Agassi & Reyes. “We feel our equipment will only improve upon the championship level training and development being provided to the next generation of NASCAR drivers and pit crew athletes.” Rev Racing operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities and women drivers and pit crew athletes. In 2012 Rev Racing captured the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship and Rookie of the Year honors. Additionally, its drivers finished as Rookie of the Year runner-up and won the Wendell Scott Trail Blazer Award. “I am impressed with the uniqueness and safety aspects of the BILT machines,” said Max Siegel, Owner/CEO Rev Racing. “We are constantly looking for ways to take our training and development to the next level. I am confident the BILT equipment will do just that.”
CONCORD, NC. (APRIL 20, 2012) – Applications for the 2012 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine are now being accepted. Promising young drivers may now submit their applications for consideration to participate in the Combine. Drivers who are selected for the Combine and then accepted into the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, will join Rev Racing for the 2013 season, competing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series or NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The application submission period will close on August 1, 2012. Applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements: • At least 15 years of age but no older than 26 years of age as of October 15, 2012; and • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien; or non-permanent resident who is legally allowed to work in the U.S.; and • A female or recognized as a member of a classified ethnic minority For more details about the program and to apply visit the Rev Racing website at https://revracing.net/.