CONCORD, N.C. (August 26, 2013) – Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) went into the race weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) with confidence unmatched at any track he’s raced at in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East. The driver from Puerto Rico has experience racing at VIR in the Grand-AM series, and was looking forward to the first NKNPS East race at a road course since 2010. Ortiz ran near the front of the field all day, and relied on his road course background to bring his No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry to a second place finish. It was a tough day for the other three Rev Racing drivers. Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) took the lead on lap 10 and battled up front the rest of the race before engine failure ended his night early on lap 50. Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) raced his way up front after qualifying 12th, he ran in the top-five and even led a lap before engine failure ended his day. This was Mackena Bell’s (@MackenaBell) first race on a road course. The rookie driver ran consistent all day and came home 17th. Ryan Gifford (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – It was an unfortunate night for Gifford who raced his way to the front after qualifying 12th. He ran in the top-five and even led a lap, before engine failure ended his night early. He’s currently fifth in points. Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz ran near the front of the field all day after qualifying second, and relied on his road course background to bring his No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry to a second place finish. This was his career best finish and qualifying effort. Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota Camry) – Suarez was fast all weekend, and put himself in position to battle for the lead early on by qualifying third. He was able to pass the race leader on lap ten. Suarez led the next 17 laps and battled up front the rest of the race before his night ended early due to engine failure on lap 50. He’s currently eighth in points. Mackena Bell (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – This was Bell’s first time competing on a road course. The rookie driver was patient throughout the race and valuable experience brining her car home with a 17th place finish. She is currently 13th in points. The next race for the drivers in the NKNPS East will be next Monday, September 2, at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.
Concord, N.C. (August 23, 2013) – The Rev Racing drivers will gain experience turning both left and right this weekend, as they compete at the first of two road courses on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series (NKNPS) East schedule this season. The team is headed to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Saturday, August 24, for the Buiscuitville 125, the tracks inaugural NASCAR-sanctioned race. This is the first road course race for the series since 2010. The team will be looking to Bryan Ortiz (@BryanORacing) who has competed at VIR in the Grand-AM series, and Daniel Suarez (@DnlSuarez) who has a road course win this season in the NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series, for guidance. The drivers will be competing 55 laps on the 2.25-mile North Course of the track, and will be doing live pit stops for the first time this season. Ryan Gifford (@RyanGifford2) (No. 2 NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI Toyota Camry) – Gifford, who scored his first series win at Richmond earlier this season, is currently fourth in points. He’s in contention to capture the championship with four top-five’s, six top-10s, and an average finish of 8.6 this season. Bryan Ortiz (No. 4 Rev Racing Toyota Camry) – Ortiz has extensive road course experience and has competed at VIR in the Grand-AM series. The Bayamon, Puerto Rico native, who’s competing in his second full season in the NKNPS East, is looking to capitalize on that experience this weekend. He has four top-10 finishes this season. Daniel Suarez (No. 6 Visit Acapulco Toyota Camry) – Suarez who is currently eighth in NKNPS East points, scored a road course win at Monterrey in the NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series earlier this season. He’s had three top-three finishes in the last three NKNPS East races, and captured his first series win at Iowa earlier this year. Mackena Bell (@MackenaBell) (No. 21 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Camry) – Bell who’s competing in her first full NKNPS East season is tied for 11th in points and in contention to capture Rookie of they Year honors. She has one top-five and two top-10 finishes this season. Practice for the Biscuitville 125 begins at 9:05 a.m. followed by qualifying at 1:20 p.m. and the green flag at 4:35 p.m. ET. For live updates throughout the weekend follow @RevRacin on twitter.