Rev Racing competes at the historic Springfield Mile for the first time
Concord, NC —The Springfield Mile has been a staple within the ARCA Menard Series since 1983. The Illinois State Fairgrounds has hosted many professional auto races since 1910. This year ARCA will head to the one-mile clay oval for the Atlas 100, the 14th race in the AMS schedule. Although Springfield has been a staple for the series, this will mark Rev Racing’s first trip to the dirt oval.
The Atlas 100 will conclude an action-packed weekend in ARCA. Rev Racing brought competitive cars to the field Friday night that helped Nick Sanchez earn a second place finish at Watkins Glen. Rajah Caruth was able to hold his own after experiencing a flat and finished a respective eleventh. Sanchez, the current series leader, has now extended to 11 points over Daniel Dye and 16 over Rajah Caruth.
“Days like today, we were probably a fourth- or fifth-place car and we finished second,” Sanchez said. “You want to win them, but you also have to look at points.”
The Atlas 100 will be the first of the inaugural Performance Dirt Seed Double. If a driver wins both ARCA dirt events at the Springfield Mile and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, they will win a $50,000 bonus. However, if no one sweeps the two races, then $5,000 will be awarded to the top performing driver in both races.
As previously stated, this will mark the first time Chevrolet drivers Sanchez and Caruth will run at Illinois State Fairgrounds. They are just 2 of the 12 ARCA drivers that will run at Springfield after competing at Watkins Glen a few days prior. “It’ll definitely be cool to race at another historic track on the ARCA schedule,” said Rajah Caruth.
Caruth has been thrown in different situations throughout his rookie year and has overcome it all. Whether it’s a new road course or a double-duty weekend, the rookie has been able to finish in the top-10 in almost every race this season. Now he will try his hand at dirt racing, “I’ve done a bit of dirt racing this year, not sure if it will give me an advantage per se, but I’m excited,” said Caruth. “Getting a win there would be a dream!”
The Atlas 100 will take place Sunday, August 21, at 1:00 p.m ET. Live television coverage of the race will be provided by MAVTV. There will be a live stream of the race on FloRacing, and a live radio broadcast will be 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, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, and a youth racing initiative
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