Blake shows NBC 10 Boston’s Malcolm Fletcher What it Takes To Be A NASCAR/Rev Racing Drive for Diversity race car driver. Click here to watch the full story
Blake has been a NASCAR fan since he was old enough to watch television. He watched his first cup race at five or six when he was flipping channels. At 8 or 9 he attended his first cup race in Loudon New Hampshire and it has been his passion ever since. About two years ago Blake started sharing his passion for racing by visiting schools and car shows and talking to kids about how they can get started in the sport of racing. He also has documented his racing journey from go karts to the NASCAR D4D program on this web site. Blake gets hundreds of visits to his site each month. Lately he has noticed many of those visitors are from countries other than the United States… Countries like China, Russia, India, Australia and Japan. And that has made us wonder how many racing fans worldwide would love to see NASCAR racing in their country. If you live outside of the U.S. and would like to see NASCAR racing in your country, drop Blake a line. Tell us why you love racing and NASCAR. We will post your story to Blake’s site and send you one of his autographed official hero cards. You can email your responses directly through the form on the CONTACT page of this website or to Blakekartracer@gmail.com
BLAKE WRAPS UP HIS ROOKIE SEASON IN THE BOJANGLES SUMMER SHOOTOUT WITH A STRONG TOP 15 POINTS STANDING.
STAY TUNED AS HE GOES ON THE ROAD WITH THE NASCAR REV RACING DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY TEAM FOR FIVE MORE LEGENDS CAR RACES.
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BEHIND THE SCENES ON BLAKE’S PHOTO SHOOT
We’ve had a lot of great feedback about Blake’s headshot since releasing it earlier this summer. It was a fun photo shoot with top New England photographer Adam Clear at his private studio. He made Blake feel right at home by cranking up the tunes and ordering pizza before getting down to business. With instructions like “chin up” or “let’s try it without the glasses” lights flashed in rapid fire over the three-hour session. Adam and Blake took breaks to look over the prints on a computer. Once Adam had what he wanted it was time for some real fun. That’s when Blake got to show off his fun side with the Mick Jagger tongue-out look and some other cool shots you can see below along with all the behind-the-scenes photos and video.
So how did we end up with the perfect headshot? We looked over all the sheets then narrowed them down to two. It wasn’t easy because all of them were so good. Blake finally settled on the more edgy look without the glasses. After a few post-production tweaks the headshot was ready to be released.
If you’d like Blake’s hero card reach out to us on the contact page or through social media sites. If you’re interested in getting your headshot or have other photography needs let us know and we’ll put you in touch with Adam. He’s the best.
Check out the 3-WIDE with EG3 podcast where Blake talks about his racing journey, what it’s like to be part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program and NASCAR today.
FOUR DRIVERS SELECTED FOR NASCAR DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY YOUTH DRIVER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AFTER NATIONAL COMBINE IN NORTH CAROLINA
Drivers Ages 12 to 16 to Train with Rev Racing for Summer 2019
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 1, 2019) – Four talented youth drivers have been selected to hone their racing skills as participants in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program after a national talent search in March.
NASCAR and Rev Racing hosted a youth driver combine at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., where drivers ages 12 to 16 were evaluated during practice sessions and heat races.
Four drivers were selected to the 2019 class, including Rajah Caruth, 16, an iRacing competitor from Washington D.C., with aspirations of a traditional racing career. Among the new participants are Lacy Kuehl, 12, of Sarasota, Fla., who has experience racing dirt oval flat karts, and Blake Lothian, 16, a World Formula Kart driver from Wellesley, Mass.
Fourteen-year-old U.S. Legends car driver Isabella Robusto of Fort Mill, S.C., returns to Rev Racing having trained with the youth driver development program in 2017 and 2018.
“We were very impressed with what we saw from these drivers at the combine in March,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR director, racing operations and event management. “Each driver demonstrated strong potential and we believe will be successful in racing. The four selected stood out based on their abilities both on and off the track, have great experience and left quite the positive impression on our evaluators.”
NASCAR Drive for Diversity and Rev Racing seek the highest quality candidates from diverse backgrounds and develop them into successful NASCAR drivers. During the summer, the youth program provides selected drivers with equipment, mentoring and competition experience.
Rev Racing, the competition arm of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program, will put the four drivers in INEX Legend Cars in 2019. Each driver will compete in the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway in June and July, and several other events throughout the summer.
“We have really taken an in-depth look at how we develop and train our drivers at the youth level,” said Max Siegel, CEO of Rev Racing. Our goal is to see these drivers move through the pipeline and into the national series.”
The youth development program serves as a stepping stone for drivers to eventually move to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series race cars with the goal of one day competing for a NASCAR national series team.
For more info visit revracing.net
BLAKE HEADS TO CHARLOTTE FOR NASCAR REV RACING TRYOUT IN 2019
Eight Young Drivers Invited to Compete for Spots in NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program
by Official Release On Wed, Mar. 20, 2019
NASCAR, Rev Racing to Evaluate Diverse and Female Drivers Ages 12-16 for 2019 Class
Concord, NC. (March 20, 2019) Eight drivers from across the United States have been invited to try out for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program during a two-day combine event Mar 23-34.
The NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Development Program, managed by Rev Racing, promotes and trains ethnically diverse and female drivers ages 12-16 to compete in INEX Legend Cars.
The combine, which will determine the 2019 youth driver lineup for Rev Racing, will include an on-track evaluation at GoPro Motorplex located in Mooresville, N.C. Selected drivers will become year-long members of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity team and compete in the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway, among other events, with Rev Racing.
A GREAT START TO 2018 SEASON!!!!!
NHKA OPENING RACE DAY SATURDAY, MAY 5TH 2018 AT NHMS !!!
Opening Race Day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Blake takes his new World Formula kart out on the track for the first time racing against the toughest field of World Formula Light drivers in the league. Despite losing a chain in the pre-final race, Blake comes from 15th place to third to make the podium. Quite an accomplishment for the youngest driver in the class. Boston television and NPR were on location to catch all the action.
Opening Race Day Slide Show
Learn more about why Blake loves to race, his racing stats and how you can join a growing number of businesses and individuals who are sponsoring Blake in the 2018 racing season.
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