Rev Racing gears up for the Short Track in Salem
Concord, NC — Rev Racing is back in action after two weeks off of the ARCA Menards Series (AMS) schedule. Chevrolet Drivers Rajah Caruth and Nick Sanchez turn the page to Salem Speedway this weekend, after Caruth came home in 4th and Sanchez finished 12th at Bristol. The Herr’s Snack 200 will give Rev Racing another chance to focus on their short-track racing this weekend and claim points that can help them in both the driver and owner standings as the season gets ready to conclude on October 8th, in Toledo. This week will be another 200-lap test on the 0.555 mile paved oval in Salem, Indiana.
Caruth was able to find his stride again at Bristol. He managed to qualify 7th and finish in the top 5, showing that he could find pace in the car all weekend long. “I spent the break attempting to make the Valleystar 300 and balancing my studies,” said Caruth, a Winston-Salem State University student studying Motorsports management while also being a full-time young driver.
Caruth will pilot the No. 6 Max Siegel Inc-Gainbridge Chevrolet this weekend. “I like the Salem track due to its fast speeds and abrasive surface.” The track at Salem should allow the drivers to reach similar speeds to the previous race at Bristol.
“One of the challenges to short-track racing is managing your race,” Caruth affirmed that his execution will be the key to winning at Salem this weekend. “It’s all about keeping your car clean and your emotions in check,” said Caruth. Caruth looks to follow-up on his performance last year at Salem where he finished third.
With two races left to go and a 5-point lead over Daniel Dye in the ARCA standings, Nick Sanchez is looking to claim the ARCA Menards Series Championship before the season is over. He would be the first driver to win a series championship for Rev Racing since Kyle Larson won the K&N Pro Series East in 2012 for Rev Racing.
“I feel confident for Salem this weekend,” said Sanchez. He spent his off week from ARACA filling in some part time drives for Big Machine Racing in the Xfinity Series. “I grew and learned alot from running in Texas. I will look to apply what I learned in these last two races,” said Sanchez.
Sanchez will hope to make amends from last year’s race at Salem. He qualified third overall until there was a crash on lap 45 that unfortunately ended his race early. This year he enters Salem as the man to beat, as he prepares for a dog-fight between Toyota’s Daniel Dye and teammate Rajah Caruth for the Series Championship.
The Herr’s Snack 200 marks the nine-teenth race this season and will take place this Saturday, October 1st, at 4:00 ET in Salem, Indiana. MAVTV will provide live TV coverage of the race. A livestream will be available on FloRacing and 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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