Honor students at the Universal Technical Institute Moorseville campus, the NASCAR Technical Institute are looking to earn another victory for their student-built engines this weekend at the K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Two teams, Rev Racing, and Hattori Racing Enterprises will run the student-built Spec Engines in the United Site Services 70 on Saturday night.
Half-way through the 2019 season, the student engine program has earned 14 victories, two poles, and 30 top-ten finishes across all the series in which they compete. In fact, in the last K&N Pro Series East race on June 1st, Rev Racing’s Chase Cabre earned his first career victory with a NASCAR Tech student-built engine – the second straight year one of the school’s Spec Engines won the Memphis 150.
That same evening, driver Burt Myers won a Modified division race at Bowman Gray Stadium after taking the Fans’ Challenge. meaning he would start the race at the back of the field. He also had a student-built engine powering his car to victory. This weekend race engines built by NASCAR Technical Institute students will also run in the NASCAR Modified and the DIRTcar Modified Series at Bowman Gray Stadium.
“Our student-built engine program is just one more way we can showcase the talent and drive NASCAR Technical Institute students have,” said John Dodson, VP Business Alliances & NASCAR at Universal Technical Institute. “Our best and brightest have the opportunity to build these engines, and the experience opens doors for them to find an exciting, rewarding career in motorsports.”
Honor students in the NASCAR Tech program have built engines for race competition since 2009. DIRTcar driver Nick Hoffman is the son of Spec Engine program instructor Darrell Hoffman and has dominated the 2019 DIRTcar Summer Nationals with a student-built engine. He already has an impressive nine victories in 28 starts of the series ‘Hell Tour’ over 32 days from Peoria Speedway in Illinois to Oakshade Speedway in Ohio.
“What a year we’re having. Our student-built engines are among the fastest and most powerful on the track,” said Darrell Hoffman, chief instructor for the NASCAR Technical Institute student built engine program. “When our honor students can build engines that win in so many different series, it’s nothing short of phenomenal. I love teaching these students how to build and maintain race-winning engines.”
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East drivers running the NASCAR Technical Institute student-build engines this weekend include Max McLaughlin in his No. 1 Hattori Racing Toyota along with Rev Racing’s Chase Cabre’s No. 4, and Ruben Garcia’s No. 6 Toyotas.
Fans can watch live streaming of the K&N Pro Series East, United Site Services 70 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 20th at 9 pm ET on fanschoice.tv and the delayed broadcast on NBCSN on Monday, July 23rd at 6 pm ET.