Concord, NC – Rev Racing’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team is quietly progressing through this early season with a
persistent effort and is being rewarded for it. Through three races, the team has brought home two Top-5’s, and four Top-10’s. Individually, the three rookie drivers on the team are making their presence felt.
Bryan Ortiz received the Coca-Cola Move of the Race award in the series’ inaugural event at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 17th. Ortiz was not able to record a qualifying lap time because a broken track bar bracket caused him to spin out in Turn 4 as he was taking the Green Flag during qualifying. He started in the rear of the field in the 33rd spot, but methodically moved his way through the crowd and earned a 14th Place finish.
Last Thursday, at Richmond International Raceway, both Kyle Larson and Jorge Arteaga distinguished themselves in their efforts. Larson, in his first visit to the track, qualified on the outside pole, but he wasn’t done. He ran in the Top-5 throughout the race and even challenged the leaders in a 3-way battle up front on his way to earning a 4th Place finish and receiving the Sunoco Rookie of the Race award. Additionally, Arteaga, who qualified in the 33rd position, raced his way through the field and crossed the stripe with a Top-15 finish, making him the recipient of that race’s Coca-Cola Move of the Race award.
In the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award standings, Rev Racing has two drivers at the top of the list, with Ortiz edging out Larson by 1 point for first position. Jefferson Hodges, Rev Racing’s Competition Director summed it up best, “The season is still young, but we are certainly proud of the effort put in by this entire team. If we keep this level of production up, I’m sure we’ll be happy with the way the rest of the season unfolds.”
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