Concord, NC (Aug. 7, 2014) – The Bully Hill Vineyards 125 has been circled on each of our driver’s calendar since the beginning of the season. While the Rev Racing drivers enjoy racing on oval tracks, they also enjoy the thrill of being able to turn right. That being said, Watkins Glen International is the first road course that Rev Racing will compete on this season. Tomorrow’s race marks the first time that the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East has competed at Watkins Glen International since 2009 and leading the way for Rev Racing is none other than Sergio Peña.
Sergio Peña (No. 4 L&M Ethanol Toyota) —With 4 races left in the NKNPSE season, Peña has seemed to find his groove. His last two races have resulted in two top-5’s, including a hard-fought win at Columbus Motor Speedway. With the momentum of two solid performances behind him, Peña could not be more confident going into tomorrow’s competition. The Winchester, VA native grew up racing and testing on road courses and feel that his experience provides an advantage. Even though his last two performances were on ovals, Peña is confident that he will be able to secure his third top-5 in a row at the Bully Hill Vineyards 125. Peña is currently 14th in the point standings.
Ryan Gifford (No. 2 UTI/NASCAR Tech Toyota) —Gifford comes into this weekend’s race with an optimistic, but cautious mindset. The Winchester, Tenn. native had his best performance of the season at Columbus Motor Speedway, followed by his worst performance of the season at Iowa after a blown tire sidelined him after barely a dozen laps into the race. The Rev Racing veteran is looking to return to the same form that earned him his first top-5 of the season at Columbus Motor Speedway, and finish the season strong. Gifford is currently 17th in the point standings.
Daniel Suárez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota) — Suarez heads into this weekend’s race with a bit of a chip on his shoulders. After a less than favorable performance at Iowa Speedway that surprisingly resulted in the Monterrey, Mexico native falling one spot short of a top-10, Suarez looks at the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 as a chance to earn back the top-10 he missed out on. And with his competitive edge, it’s difficult to bet against him. Suarez is currently 16th in the point standings.
Jay Beasley (No. 42 Rev Racing Toyota) — Like Peña, Beasley grew up racing and testing on road courses. However, this weekend’s race will mark the first time that the Rev Racing newcomer will compete on a road course in a K&N car. Beasley had a less than favorable outing at Iowa Speedway after suffering tire issues. However he is looking to return to the same form that earned him three top-10’s in four races. Beasley is currently 12th in the point standings.
Mackena Bell (No. 21 Special Smiles/Lung Force Toyota) — Bell has shown signs of greatness this season. However, she’s been plagued with bad luck as of late. The Rev Racing veteran is looking to turn her bad luck around and finish the season strong, starting with a solid performance at Watkins Glen, so that she can have some momentum going into next season. Bell is currently 16th in the point standings.
The autograph session will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8th with the two-lap qualifying beginning at 3:40 p.m.
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, women drivers, and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit https://revracing.net and follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.
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