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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.
“We are very enthused with the level of talent that we are seeing in our youth applicants,” said Max Siegel, owner of Rev Racing. “The talent pool continues to grow and connecting with these rising stars as early as possible is key. If we have the ability to engage drivers and their families early in their careers, we can prepare, train, and nurture their talents through every step of our program and beyond.”
In addition to the youth program, Rev Racing manages the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program, which offers racing opportunities in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The program provides selected drivers with equipment, mentoring, and competition experience. The mission of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program is to provide top diverse talent with a path for development through the ladder system, with the goal of being identified as a prospect by NASCAR’s national series teams, sponsors and manufacturers.
“We are pleased to welcome a talented group of young, diverse drivers to our first NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Combine under the new program vision,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR director of racing operations and event management. “We look forward to seeing members of this group rise up the ranks within Rev Racing and one day showcase their talent at the NASCAR touring series level.”
2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Youth Driver Combine participants:
DRIVER HOMETOWN 2018 RACING EXPERIENCE
Rajah Caruth Washington, D.C. iRacing
Lacy Kuehl Sarasota, Fla. Dirt Oval Flat Kart
Blake Lothian Wellesley, Mass. World Formula Kart
Laci Minton Beaver Dam, Ky. U.S. Legend Cars
Sarah Napora Pemberton, N.J. 125cc Micro Sprints
Isabella Robusto Fort Mill, S.C. U.S. Legend Cars
Lavar Scott Carneys Point, N.J. 600cc Micro Sprints
Violet Townsend Ravenna, Mich. Cup Karts of North America
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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