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Brevak Racing Looks to Celebrate end of 2011 in Victory Lane

14 10.11

Brevak Racing Looks to Celebrate end of 2011 in Victory Lane

TOLEDO Ohio (October 14 2011) –  Brent Brevak and the #3 Brevak Racing team takes to the beating and banging of short track racing at Toledo Speedway this Sunday in the ARCA Series, presented by Menards, season finale. Brevak will look for a strong finish to the season in the Federated Car Care 200, broadcast LIVE on SPEED on Sunday Oct. 16 at 2pm ET.

The race at Toledo Speedway is Brevak Racing’s sixth race of the 2011 ARCA schedule.  Brevak has had an eventful season – working through a combination of mechanical failures at Daytona International Speedway and Madison International Speedway, as well as getting collected in an unfortunate multi-car pile up on lap two at Pocono Raceway.

On the other hand, Brevak has also impressed with his driving potential – collecting his first career ARCA Series top ten finish – at the legendary Chicagoland Speedway.

When asked about his thoughts on the season as it wraps up in Toledo Brevak said, “We definitely had to deal with the mechanical problems and having absolutely no where to go when the wreck happened in front of me at Pocono, but I can’t say the 2011 season was a disappointment by any means! I got the opportunity many drivers only dream about: my first career start at the famous Daytona International Speedway, a feeling beyond words, and getting our first top ten finish of my ARCA career at Chicagoland.  I’ve raced atToledoin the ASA North Series, so I’m really hoping to use that experience to run in the top 10 again and, God willing, put the #3 in victory lane yet this year to get amped up for 2012!”

“I too am looking forward to 2012!” commented Shelly Brevak, team owner.  “We accomplished our team goal of running in the top ten and using Brent’s experience on the major speedways in 2011 to prepare for an expanded solid effort in 2012.  I would personally like to thank Mark Gibson and everyone at MGR for helping make that possible.  I’d also like to acknowledge Joe Slonkosky for playing a big part in helping to advance Brent’s racing career for the past several years.  We ask everyone in the racing community to continue to keep him in their prayers as he continues to recover from a severe stroke.”

On a musical note, Shelly Brevak, will be singing the National Anthem during the pre-race ceremonies at the USAC Silver Crown race on Saturday and the ARCA Series Championship event on Sunday. (Shelly was a choral music teacher for 13 years and is currently a master adjudicator for the Wisconsin School Music Association).  Shelly has sung the National Anthem at several ARCA and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

“I feel honored to be asked to sing the Anthems again during this special ARCA Championship weekend,” stated Shelly Brevak.  “To be able to represent ARCA, and our team to honor this great nation we live in is truly special.  I’d like to dedicate my performances this weekend to our troops that continue to fight and those that have died defending our country and to all of the fans that continue to support our sport during these tough times.”

Team owner Shelly Brevak, who is also a business owner in Ashland  Wisconsin, together with husband Bob Brevak, (himself ARCA’s 1990 ARCA) are excited about rooting for son Brent Brevak as he targets Toledo for a Victory Lane experience.

The Herr’s Federated Car Care 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the final event on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Saturday, Oct. 15 with two 45 minute practice sessions planned from 12:00-12:45pm and 1:40-2:25 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. ET. On Sunday, there will be an on track autograph session prior to the race from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Prerace ceremonies begin at 1:15 p.m. and the field will take the green flag shortly after 2:00 p.m. The event will be televised Live on SPEED and race coverage, including live timing and scoring throughout the race, will be on ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com.  All times are eastern.

About Brevak Racing

From the dirt tracks to the high banks of Daytona, Brevak Racing IS Racing!  With more than 35 years Racing experience in the Brevak family, #3 car driver, Brent Brevak, is already making a name for himself in following the family tradition of great racing in this year’s ARCA series!

Brent Brevak and Brevak Racing are in negotiations with sponsors interested in backing a dedicated Rookie of the Year candidate for a full schedule in 2012 in the ARCA Series Presented by Menards as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Be sure to visit the NEWLY redesigned and relaunched Brent Brevak and Brevak Racing website at brevakracing.com.  Catch weekend updates from Brent at Brevak Racing on FACEBOOK and at Brevak3 on TWITTER.

WisconsinOffice:
Brevak Racing
48356 State Highway 13
Ashland,WI54806
 
Team Owners:
Bob & Shelly Brevak
Phone: 704.907.2135
Email: sbrevak@brevakracing.com

 

 

 

 


Brent Brevak Makes Presence Known At Madison International Speedway

31 08.11

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Brent Brevak Makes Presence Known At Madison International Speedway

OREGON, Wisconsin (August 31, 2011) – – In his return to the grassroots of Brent Brevak’s early racing career at Madison International Speedway, the now ARCA Racing Series driver flexed his muscle during Friday night’s Herr’s Live Life With Flavor! 200. Unfortunately mechanical gremlins halted what easily could have been a career-best night for the second generation driver.

Earlier in the week, the Brevak Racing team announced a new marketing partner for ARCA’s return to Madison International Speedway as the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino leaped aboard the team’s No. 3 Dodge Charger for the 15th race of the season.

Armed with the support and guidance of long-time ARCA veteran Mark Gibson, Brevak and the team knew that the short hour and a half practice session would be crucial in helping dial in the team’s No. 3 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Dodge Charger.

With the field extremely tight, Brevak posted the 19th fastest lap overall after posting a time of 19.300 seconds at 93.264 miles per hour. Somewhat satisfied with their effort, Brevak, Gibson and other members of the family-owned team connected together and agreed on a setup for qualifying which included a gear change.

When time trials rolled around, Brevak, the son of 1990 ARCA Racing Series champion Bob Brevak maneuvered his No. 3 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Dodge Charger around the half-mile short track in 18.614 seconds or 96.701 miles per hour, landing them 10th overall in Brevak’s first short track contest of 2011.

Exceptionally pleased with the performance of their Dodge Charger in qualifying, the team set their attention towards the 200-lap race.

Knowing the characteristics of Madison International Speedway, Brevak knew that being around in the end would be pivotal to a good finish. From the moment the green flag dropped, Brevak remained on his toes but mounted consistent and respectable lap times.

With the track being extremely difficult to pass, the ARCA Racing Series teams would have to use different types of strategy to make their way through the field. For Brevak, one of his strategies was to keep his No. 3 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Dodge Charger on the lead lap and within the sights of the lead pack.

Able to do both and hovering comfortable inside the top-15 during the race’s first quarter, it appeared that Brevak was setting himself up for his second top-10 finish of the season but the team’s night began to go array just after lap 50.

Under green flag conditions, Brevak informed his team of a problem with the brakes, which was later proven to be a malfunction in the brake bias which almost completely eliminated Brevak’s front brakes.

While dealing with hardly any brakes, Brevak impressively maintained his position on the lead lap and utilized a caution flag near the half-way point hoping to make a statement.

Knowing that fresh rubber could be the winning element in the Herr’s Live Life With Flavor! 200, the team stayed out on the race track which lined the No. 3 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Dodge Charger fifth on the grid.

As the cars began to accelerate on the restart, more gremlins would bite the Ashland, Wisconsin native as a failure in the drivetrain would force Brevak to end his fifth race of the season wondering what could have been.

The team would be credited with completing 92 laps and finishing 25th overall.

“We definitely had a sporty car in qualifying,” Brevak said, “And we were running as planned early in the race which meant just staying as close to the lead pack as possible but giving ourselves enough room that if something transpired, we could escape. Near lap 50, the brake bias malfunction really made it difficult and wicked to enter the turns with hardly any brakes in the front end. Despite the brake issue, we decided to take a gamble and I really thought it was going to pay off – but then on the restart, we had something break in the drivetrain and that was that.”

The recent college graduate added, “I want to thank the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino for jumping aboard with us for ARCA’s return to Madison. I really enjoyed representing them. I hated that we could not give them a better finish, but hopefully we’ll have a chance to make it up to them down the road. For us now, we’ll get ourselves back together and head to Kansas in October and see if we can’t have a nice recovery there.”

In addition to the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, Club Lamark also served as an associate sponsor on the No. 3 Dodge Charger on Friday night.

Next up for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is the second and final installment on the dirt when the sanctioning body makes their annual trip to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for the running of the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

Brevak Racing encourages their fans and supporters to check out their official Brevak Racing Group Facebook page where you can find more about the team and the “Ride Along With Brent” fan participation program.

Also, be sure to visit the NEWLY redesigned and re-launched Brent Brevak and Brevak Racing website at brevakracing.com. The team would like to thank TYG Media for their expertise and support of the Brevak Racing team.

About Legendary Waters Resort and Casino:

Legendary Waters is a new “destination resort” in Red Cliff, Wisconsin located just three (3) miles north of Bayfield, Wisconsin in northern Wisconsin. Fans looking for a unique year round vacation experience like no other should visit legendarywaters.com for more information.

This brand new destination resort is not only a casino but a resort like no other.  All rooms face beautiful Lake Superior. There is a beautiful golf course with a magnificent view of Lake Superior nearby. Lake view campground sites are available on the complex for a special camping experience.

The area not only promotes boating, sailing, fishing, sea kayaking and trail running in the summer months. Guests can also enjoy the beautiful fall colors and enjoy skiing, snowmobiling or ice fishing on Lake Superior during the winter months. Bar none, Legendary Waters is the total resort & casino package, a destination resort you’re going to want to revisit year after year to take advantage of the beautiful seasons the area offers. Legendary Waters Resort & Casino will host their Grand Opening on September 16 – 19, 2011. Please visit legendarywaters.com for additional details.

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TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

 

NAME: Shelly Brevak, Brevak Racing

PHONE: 704.907.2135

EMAIL: sbrevak@brevakracing.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

Brevak welcomes Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

24 08.11

Legendary Waters New Sponsor Sends Brent Brevak Back To Racing Roots At Madison

OREGON, Wisconsin (August 24, 2011) – – Armed with a new sponsor, Brent Brevak and his Brevak Racing team will rejoice with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards when they both return to competition at Madison International Speedway for Friday night’s Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200.

The signing of Legendary Waters Resort and Casino located in Red Cliff, Wisconsin gives the recent College graduate high hopes for his fifth start of the 2011 season.

“I am pumped about going back to Madison International Speedway on Friday,” said Brevak, a native of Ashland, Wisconsin. “We are all proud to carry the signage of Legendary Waters Resort and Casino on our No. 3 Dodge Charger this week. It’s important for us to go out there and give them a good finish, considering the race is literally in their backyard, not to mention we would like to bounce back from our misfortune at Pocono a few weeks ago.

“Legendary Waters Resort and Casino is an absolutely beautiful resort that sits directly off the shores of Lake Superior. It is only a short distance from Ashland so I know personally how gorgeous that area is. Every single room in Legendary Waters has a perfect view of Lake Superior, which is a view that cannot be beat. Anybody looking for a beautiful vacation spot should check out their website or check them out on Facebook. We’re looking forward to developing a long-lasting partnership.”

Rachael Lamkin, marketing manager for the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino also commented on the announcement. “Legendary Waters Resort & Casino is proud and excited to partner with Brevak Racing in the ARCA Racing Series return to Madison International Speedway. On behalf of everyone at the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino we wish them the best of luck on Friday night.  We’ll see you at the finish line!”

Rewinding back to Pocono, in his first career start at the 2.5-mile triangle at Pocono, Brevak’s chances at a strong finish were dashed after being collected in a first lap incident. Set for redemption, Brevak and his team don’t think there is a better place to get the job done other than Madison.

“I have a lot of memories at Madison,” continued Brent, driver of the No. 3 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Dodge Charger. “It’s literally where my racing career launched. I raced there for two years in a weekly Late Model Series a couple years ago. I know the race track and I know how to race it, so I’m enthused to see what I can do there in an ARCA car. Although I live about 300 miles away from the track, this is like a home race for me as there aren’t many other top level race tracks in Wisconsin. Most of my family lives up in this region, so there will definitely be a lot of people there to cheer us on.”

Co-team owner Shelly Brevak offered her thoughts on the new partnership for the 15th race of the 2011 ARCA Racing Season. “We’re excited to introduce Legendary Waters Resort and Casino to the racing community and the racing community to Legendary Waters Resort and Casino. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to help showcase this new destination resort right in our own back yard. Fans looking for a unique year round vacation experience will definitely enjoy what Legendary Waters Resort and Casino has to offer!”

Father and former-racer Bob Brevak recalls his recent memories of Madison and is looking forward to making new memories this week. “We drove five hours to Madison every weekend for two seasons,” he said. “I felt Brent could gain valuable short track experience racing against the competition they had at Madison. It took dedication but was well worth the effort. As a driver, it’s what you have to do to eventually be able to compete at the ARCA and NASCAR level.”

Before the team shifts their attention to a busy day on Friday, they will make an appearance at Madison’s top racing bar, Club Lamark (1525 N. Stoughton Rd. in Madison, near the intersection of Highways 51 and 151) from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday. In addition to the No. 3 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Dodge Charger being on display, Brevak will mingle and sign autographs with fellow ARCA drivers Grant Enfinger and Tom Hessert for the attendees.

In addition to the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, Club Lamark will also serve as an associate sponsor on the No. 3 Dodge Charger.

Brevak Racing encourages their fans and supporters to check out their official Brevak Racing Group Facebook page where you can find more about the team and the “Ride Along With Brent” fan participation program.

The Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 15th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The fourth-ever ARCA event held at Madison International Speedway is a one-day show. Practice begins Friday, August 26 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. An on-track autograph session has been etched into the schedule from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. that evening. The event will not be televised but race coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,327th race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.

Also, be sure to visit the NEWLY redesigned and re-launched Brent Brevak and Brevak Racing website at brevakracing.com. The team would like to thank TYG Media for their expertise and support of the Brevak Racing team.

About Legendary Waters Resort and Casino:

Legendary Waters is a new “destination resort” in Red Cliff, Wisconsin located just three (3) miles north of Bayfield, Wisconsin in northern Wisconsin. Fans looking for a unique year round vacation experience like no other should visit legendarywaters.com for more information.

This brand new destination resort is not only a casino but a resort like no other. All rooms face beautiful Lake Superior. There is a beautiful golf course with a magnificent view of Lake Superior nearby. Lake view campground sites are available on the complex for a special camping experience.

The area not only promotes boating, sailing, fishing, sea kayaking and trail running in the summer months. Guests can also enjoy the beautiful fall colors and enjoy skiing, snowmobiling or ice fishing on Lake Superior during the winter months. Bar none, Legendary Waters is the total resort & casino package, a destination resort you’re going to want to revisit year after year to take advantage of the beautiful seasons the area offers. Legendary Waters Resort & Casino will host their Grand Opening on September 16 – 19, 2011. Please visit legendarywaters.com for additional details.

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TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:
NAME: Shelly Brevak, Brevak Racing

PHONE: 704.907.2135

EMAIL: sbrevak@brevakracing.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

Brent Brevak Reflects On Pocono Experience; Optimistic About The Future

11 08.11

ASHLAND, Wisconsin (August 12, 2011) – – The most recent contest in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards took the Brevak Racing team to Pocono (Pa.) Raceway for the running of the Pennsylvania 125. While, the team’s day abruptly came to an end early, the team is looking at the positive effects.

The longtime Motorsports team headed to the track known as the “Tricky Triangle” looking to gain Brent Brevak, a second generation driver some crucial experience on a bigger track. Already maintaining a positive attitude reflected on a top-10 outing in the previous race at Chicagoland Speedway, the Brevak team returned to the race track with optimism.

Brent Brevak DriverFor never maneuvering around the 2.5-mile triangle, Brevak in his No. 3 Brevak Racing Dodge Charger posted a respectable 21st place during the lone practice session of the weekend. Brevak Racing worked under the umbrella of Mark Gibson Racing for the 13th race of the season; where the two single-car entries knew that working together would benefit both entries.

 

Derik Gray, the crew chief on Brevak’s automobile consulted with his driver to digest his thoughts and impressions of the Long Pond racetrack. After making some routine changes for qualifying, the team set their sights on qualifying, looking for more speed.

Speed is exactly what the team had found, but so did the rest of the field. Given his lack of experience around what has been dabbed as one of the most difficult tracks in all of racing, the team was content with their 24th place qualifying position.

Just two hours before the Pennsylvania ARCA 125 was set to take the green flag on Saturday, Mother Nature stormed her way into eastern Pennsylvania where she completely drenched the 2.5-mile oval leaving the race in jeopardy for the day. Shortly after 5:00 p.m., officials from ARCA and Pocono (Pa.) Raceway elected to postpone the race until after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series dash, which was also delayed until Sunday morning.

Upbeat and ready to do battle, the recent University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire college graduate climbed into his racecar with a game plan in effect.

From the drop of the green, Brevak played it smart, biding his time – but little did he expect that his day would be over with by the completion of lap one.

Two cars entangled ahead of him with Brevak appearing to be escaping the incident scene cleanly, before being shoved into the incident from contact with another racecar.

The damage halted the team’s day after just one lap, but Brevak returned to the garage able to justify a smile – knowing that he had learned a lot.

“No one likes to go out that early,” offered Brevak. “It’s heart-breaking, especially for a team like ours where we work on a scaled budget. The positive I can take away from Pocono is that I was able to add another racetrack to my resume and had some fun while it lasted.

Going into turn one a couple guys got together in front of me that sent a couple cars into the outside wall and a few other cars into the inside grass. I tried to get through a hole in the middle of the melee but just when I thought I was through it a car came sliding straight sideways from the top of the track down in front of me and I hit him square in the left rear. It was really unfortunate that it ended our day. I was excited about what we could have done during the race. The car felt really comfortable throughout practice and qualifying so I had no doubt we were going to have a good race.”

Reflecting on his overall trip to Pocono, Brevak sounded, “Overall, it was a great weekend for experience. I was able run some laps on a track that I know I will be going to a lot in the future, work with a new crew chief and spotter in Derik Grey and Tim Fedewa. Derek was great to work with and I definitely learned a lot from working with him. Getting a chance to work with former driver Tim Fedewa as my spotter was a great experience too. He taught me a lot about the proper racing line on the track, which was huge since Pocono has so many different and complicated areas. Tim’s help definitely accelerated my learning curve for such a difficult track.”

Moving forward, the team is optimistic about the future.

“I’m not sure when our next race will be. The car is pretty hurt, so we’ll just see what lies ahead and if we’re meant to return to the racetrack this year, it’s meant to be. If not, I’m thankful for what I have been able to accomplish,” concluded Brevak.

“We were very proud of the good job Brent did his first time at Pocono,” stated team owner Shelly Brevak. “It was definitely unfortunate to have to be sidelined so early in the race when you knew you had a car that was going to be competitive.  Brent knew he had a good car and needed to be patient but unfortunately became a victim of circumstance before even having a chance to show either. Both the crew chief (Grey) and spotter (Fedewa) commented on how well they felt Brent adapted to the track and were impressed with the feedback he was able to give them to help with the handling.

In spite of the outcome, that definitely meant a lot as a team owner.  We will just have to get ’em next time.  We’re hoping to have the car back together in time for Madison and will definitely work hard to get there.  We’d love to be a part of ARCA’s inaugural event at Madison International Speedway. I know Brent is looking forward to racing at MIS, the track where he got his first experience running asphalt.”

Brevak Racing encourages their fans and supporters to check out their official Brevak Racing Group Facebook page where you can find more about the team and the “Ride Along With Brent” fan participation program.

Also, be sure to visit the NEWLY redesigned Brent Brevak and Brevak Racing website set to officially launch this weekend at brevakracing.com.

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TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

 

NAME: Shelly Brevak, Brevak Racing

PHONE: 704.907.2135

EMAIL: sbrevak@brevakracing.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

Brent Brevak Readies ARCA Action At Pocono Raceway

04 08.11

 LONG POND, Pennsylvania (August 4, 2011) – – Returning to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule for the first time since Chicagoland Speedway in June, Brent Brevak and his Brevak Racing team soar to Pocono (Pa.) Raceway this weekend aiming for more success in Saturday’s Pennsylvania ARCA 125.

 Brent Brevak DriverIn just his seventh career ARCA start, the second-generation driver propelled from his 19th place starting to position to take the checkered flag in the ninth position in his inaugural speedway event. The finish felt like a victory for the family-owned team who feeds off the love and passion of racing, despite the help of sponsorship dollars.

 This weekend, the 23-year old Brevak will look to manhandle the intimidating Pocono (Pa.) Raceway for the 13th race of the 2011 ARCA season. With no experience at the 2.5-mile triangle track, the avid racecar driver will lean on the leadership of his father Bob Brevak, a former champion in the ARCA Racing Series.

 “I have a whole bunch of feelings about my ARCA debut at Pocono this weekend,” said Brevak. “It’s been almost two months since we’ve raced in ARCA, but we felt that this was an important race for us to come out and show that we have the will, drive and determination to run competitive despite little sponsorship.

 For a track like Pocono, it’s really hard to prepare since it’s really not like any other track out there. I cannot try and compare it to a different track, so I’ve been basically just relying on watching prior races on television to try and pick up as much as I can. I plan to follow some of the veterans in practice too, hoping it will help me get more comfortable to the racing surface.”

 Of course, Brevak knows that another solid outing like he had at Chicagoland Speedway could potentially lift those chances of bringing on a sponsor on the team’s No. 3 Brevak Racing Dodge Charger that would allow them to increase their presence on the tour.

 “We’re doing everything we can to try and run some more races,” Brevak explained. “We’re digging and we’ll continue to pound the pavement and hopefully with some luck and another good finish, someone will jump aboard and help us out.”

 Out of the cockpit, Brevak recently finished his degree in Broadcasting and Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire which offers him another talent outside of the racecar.

“I think that my recent college degree will help me in a ton with the media aspect of things,” the Ashland Wisconsin native said. “I know more than the typical driver about what goes into producing a television or radio broadcast, so I can try and use that to my advantage when it comes to working with the reporters who promote our sport and race team.”

Known for his gratefulness in the ARCA garage area, Brevak knows that his continued fan support not only from off the track but also through his Ride Along Fan Participation program is a confidence booster every time he climbs behind the wheel of his No. 3 Brevak Racing Dodge Charger.

“I just want to say thanks to all the fans and sponsors who have supported me and my racing dream this year and throughout my career,” Brevak sounded. “I am at a turning point in my career where we really need as much financial and moral support as possible to keep our team alive for the rest of this year while also getting a jump on 2012.”

Brevak Racing will be assisted by Mark Gibson Racing (MGR) this weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway where four-time ARCA winner Mark Gibson will be on-hand to act as a mentor and assistance to the Brevak Racing team. MGR has entered their familiar No. 59 entity with rookie Buster Graham at the controls. Derik Gray, a 15-year veteran at MGR will heed the role as crew chief for Brevak this weekend.

Brevak Racing encourages their fans and supporters to check out their official Brevak Racing Group Facebook page where you can find more about the team and the “Ride Along With Brent” fan participation program.

The Pennsylvania ARCA 125 (50 laps / 125 miles) is the 13th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 53rd ARCA race at Pocono Raceway is a two-day show. Practice begins Friday, August 5 with a one hour and twenty minute practice session planned from 1:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin later in the day at 5:40 p.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. The event will be televised live on SPEED. Live timing and scoring throughout the 1,325th race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com.  All times are local.

For more on Brevak Racing, please visit brevakracing.com.

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TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

 

NAME: Shelly Brevak, Brevak Racing

PHONE: 704.907.2135

EMAIL: sbrevak@brevakracing.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

Brent Brevak Boasts Top-10 Run In Chicagoland Speedway Debut

26 07.11

JOLIET, Illinois (June 6, 2011) – – A mixture of hard work, strategy and luck propelled Brent Brevak to his first career top-10 finish in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Saturday night in the delayed Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150.

 After running the first two races of the season at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway which yielded frustrating results, the Brevak Racing team headed to Chicagoland Speedway with the simple goal of finishing the race.

 The first intermediate track of the weekend was a welcomed one for Ashland, Wisconsin native Brevak. The cookie-cutter mile and a half tracks are a favorite of his despite limited experience on its sister tracks.

In the lone practice on Friday, Brevak in the No. 3 Red’s Auto / Brevak Racing Dodge Charger with the guidance of crew chief Mark Gibson negotiated the 19th fastest lap overall with a time of 32.557 seconds at 165.863 miles per hour.

After consulting with Gibson, a veteran in the ARCA garage, the decision was made to free up the car even more as the 23-year old mentally prepared himself for Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying Saturday afternoon.  It proved to be a bit too free as the No. 3 Red’s Auto / Brevak Racing Dodge Charger was coming to take the green flag in time trials, the car broke loose and Brevak took a ride through the grass. Luckily, he did not hit anything and ultimately decided to bring his automobile down pit road and officially abort his initial qualifying run.

Being put on the five-minute clock, Gibson and the No. 3 crew checked the tires over carefully to be sure they were not flat spotted and sent his driver back into the grind. Brevak completed two laps around the 1.5-mile speed plant with a best time of 32.716 seconds or 165.057 miles per hour landing the family-owned team 19th on the starting grid.  Following the run, ARCA found the right front to have a slight chunk of rubber out so having to replace it for safety issues he would be forced to start at the rear of the field.

An hour before the green flag was to wave; Mother Nature invaded Chicagoland Speedway and completely drenched the facility, ultimately forcing officials from ARCA and Chicagoland Speedway to postpone the start of the event until the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ STP 300.

 Several hours later and nearly 20 degrees cooler, the ARCA Racing Series would be given the command to start the engines.

After being delegated to the rear for the changed tire, Brevak managed to regain all those positions on the first lap.  By the time the caution flag waved on lap two, he was back to the 20th position just trying to find his comfort zone.

On the restart, Brevak carefully began threading the needle and had moved into the 17th position when the second caution flag of the night waved on lap 17.

Racing resumed a few laps later with the No. 3 Red’s Auto / Brevak Racing Dodge Charger on the move climbing into the top-15 by lap 28.

The caution flag waived just nine laps later for an incident in turn four with Brevak hoisting the 14th position. When pit lane opened up two laps later, Brevak relinquished his now 13th place spot on the track to refuel but save his only set of tires in the pits for later in the race.

Restarting the race in the 13th spot, Brevak would hope to utilize the second half of the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 to inch his way through the running order.

By lap 55, Brevak in a neutral-balanced Dodge Charger hovered comfortably in the top-15 after what would be his final stop for fuel and tires. Lap 70 showed Brevak in the 12th position aiming towards the top-10.

15 laps from the conclusion of the event, leader Chad Hackenbracht blew a tire bringing out the caution flag. A few laps before the leader’s misfortune his torrid pace had put much of the field a lap down including Brevak Racing’s Brent.

When Hackenbracht endured his issues, Brevak was able to beat the second place competitor back to the line and return to the lead lap.

With much of the field electing to come to pit road, Gibson decided to keep his driver out on the track which shot the No. 3 to fifth on the scoring pylon. A hungry group of competitors behind Brevak would fight tooth and nail with the No. 3 Red’s Auto / Brevak Racing Dodge Charger.

Cars on fresher tires would slide Brevak to the 11th position on lap 92 but when the No. 96 and No. 97 machines made contact on the backstretch, the yellow flag waved again moving Brevak back into the top-10 in ninth.

Coming to a green-white-checkered finish, Brevak was able to fend off 10th place competitor Maryeve Dufault to finish ninth, completing all 100 laps.

“We worked hard for this one,” explained Brevak, who made just his seventh career ARCA start Saturday night. “We’re a low budget team trying to race with some of the more funded teams in the series and we proved we were able to do that tonight.  Our motor was definitely under power compared to the stout engines at RCR and Roush.  Where most teams had 2 sets of fresh tires in the pits, all we had to work with were our 25 lap practice tires so our strategy had to be a little different.  I knew the cars with the fresher tires would be coming hard so I told my spotter to let them know I wouldn’t do anything crazy to try to hold them off and jeopardize a good run, but they would also have to work for it and pass me clean on the outside when they could. We didn’t quite have enough for a top-five but to hang on for a top-10 overall, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

Brevak continued, “Mark (Gibson, crew chief) is really great to work with. He is a smart guy who can definitely keep you calm behind the wheel. With his guidance and the hard work of our team, we were able to put together a finish that we’re all proud of. I’m hoping that we can build on this to go to Michigan in a couple weeks if we can find some support.”

Before posting his ninth place finish on Saturday, Brevak wheeled a previous best effort of 26th in April at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

 The team would like to thank Johnny Davis and his JD Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series team who pitted the No. 3 Red’s Auto / Brevak Racing Dodge Charger in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150.

 Brevak Racing encourages their fans and supporters to check out their official Brevak Racing Group Facebook page where you can find more about the team and the “Ride Along With Brent” fan participation program.

Sponsorship dollars will ultimately determine Brevak’s remaining ARCA Racing Series schedule but the team is hopeful to continue the season at Michigan International Speedway on Friday June 17.

For more on Brevak Racing, please visit brevakracing.com.

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 TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

NAME: Shelly Brevak, Brevak Racing

PHONE: 704.907.2135

EMAIL: sbrevak@brevakracing.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

 

Brevak Takes to Daytona; Loose Lug Ends Day Early

26 07.11

(Daytona, FL) – Brent Brevak made his first ARCA start of the 2011 season by making his first-ever start at the high-banks of Daytona.

Second generation driver Brent Brevak and the No. 3 Ford returned to the track at Daytona International Speedway for theLucas Oil Slick Mist 200.   Brevak started his first super-speedway event when the ARCA Racing Series returned to Daytona in February 2011.  The team spent two days testing at the 2.5-mile tri-oval making improvements each run.  Brevak finished the second day of testing in the 16th position with a best time of 183.816.

“I’m very excited to be here,” commented Brevak. “To grow up watching my dad run laps around this place and now be here to run myself is pretty cool. I’ve raced at Michigan, Rockingham and Kentucky and tested at Talladega, but nothing compares to Daytona. I had a chance to draft a little yesterday and will again this afternoon.   Although we need to find a little more speed running alone, the car feels great and is very stable in the draft.  I’m definitely looking forward to it. “

Brent Brevak, 22, from Ashland, WI, is graduated from the University of  Wisconsin Eau Claire with a major in broadcast journalism. Brevak is the son of 1990 ARCA champion Bob Brevak.

Brevak, sporting a similar scheme that his father used to win the ARCA championship in 1990, had his day come to and end midway through the event.  A loose lug nut on the right front forced a bad vibration, sending Brevak behind pit wall and an early end to an otherwise exhilarating experience.

 Brevak finished finished 38th. Brevak Racing will look to run several events on the ARCA circuit in 2011.

Brevak Racing Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 24, 2011

Driver Interview with Brent Brevak at Talladega

26 07.11

Driver Questions for Brent Brevak  (Brevak Racing) following Talladega:

Q: How would you compare your Talladega experience to Daytona?

 A: My Talladega experience was similar yet very different than our race at Daytona earlier in the year. It was similar in that the tracks are very similar. We had to go through a lot of the same adjustments we did at Daytona to try and make the car faster at Talladega.

Our experience at Daytona definitely helped us gain a lot of insight for what we had to do at Talladega.   In terms of the race experience it was quite different. At Daytona everything was bigger.  More fans, more media, more teams, etc.  At Talladega, we didn’t have to worry about making the race because everyone was locked in. We also had a much shorter build up to the race because we got rained out on Friday and had to race first thing early on Saturday morning. Actually, there was no driver intros, national anthem or any festivities at all really.  That was definitely one thing I had to adjust to after being rained out. Normally there is a lot of build up through out the day to get you ready for the race.   At Talladega we pretty much had to wake up and race.  I had to get myself ready much quicker than I ever have for a race.

Q:  How will you approach racing at Chicago compared to racing at Daytona or Talladega?

A: Chicagoland in Joliet, Illinois will be a different race experience.  Chicagoland is a 1.5 mile oval and is considered an intermediate track but it is also a very fast track.  The banking in the corner is 18 degrees and 11 degrees on the front stretch.  The pole record is 180.030 mph so you are still cooking pretty good. There will be a lot more dependents on the driver now that I can have an effect on my lap times more than I did at Daytona and Talladega, where performance is primarily based on car and engine.   Now we have to focus on getting the car to turn using brakes and throttle, where at the Superspeedways I am just holding the throttle to the max at all times.  Being a little closer to home, we could have more family and friends coming to the Chicago event.

That should make for an exciting weekend as well!

Q: You have raced on a number of different tracks.  Do you have a preference to the type of track you like racing on more than others?

A: Now that I have had some race experience at a few different tracks I would have to say I like the intermediate tracks the best, Michigan, Kentucky, Rockingham etc.  I like the added speeds over the short tracks and I feel that there is a lot more room to race.  At short tracks everything is so crammed in everyone is just trying to make it around without hitting someone.  At the bigger tracks we can move around the track more and get some really good racing going.  I hope to addChicago as one of my favorite tracks!

Brent Brevak Leaning On Experience And Support For Talladega Debut

26 07.11

TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 12, 2011) – – When Brent Brevak saw Trevor Bayne pull his legendary Wood Bros. Racing Ford Fusion into victory lane in the Daytona 500 in February, the youngest winner in the history of NASCAR’s greatest race gave hope to those vying for the same opportunity. While Brevak isn’t expecting to be competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) anytime soon, the second-generation driver is leaning on Bayne’s same principals and appreciation — hoping to pull off the Cinderella story of the 2011 ARCA season thus far in Friday’s 3 Amigos 250.

 Brevak, driving for his family owned Brevak Racing team, along with his crew have been working hard on his No. 3 Red’s Auto / Brevak Racing Ford Fusion since the season-opening Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway which saw the Ashland, Wisconsin native qualify for the season-opener but fall victim to a parts failure 50 laps into the 80-lap shootout to finish a disappointing 38th.

 With Daytona in the rear-view mirror and realizing that dreams like Bayne’s can come true, Brevak and his team return to restrictor plate racing not only looking for experience but vying for the opportunity to show that he can get the job done.

 “Because of a lot of hard work and dedication, we’re going toTalladega,” Brevak said. “The support and faith of my family and my team is propelling us to give restrictor plate racing another try. We had a pretty decent car during the (Daytona) race but just had a failure with a wheel stud that took us completely out of competition. We’ve fixed the car and we’re going toTalladegawith our heads held high – knowing we can get our goals accomplished.”

 The goal for the son of 1990 ARCA Racing Series championship driver Bob Brevak and owner Shelly Brevak is to simply stay in the lead draft and put his No. 3 Red’s Auto / Brevak Racing Ford Fusion in contention when the time is right.

 “Timing is everything,” explained the 23-year old Brevak. “My family has been around racing a long, long time – so collectively we know what we need to do. We don’t have a lot of sponsorship dollars; but we’re here to let everyone know we have what it takes and that’s exactly what we plan to do.”

 With his blue oval powered by Roush Yates Engines decked out in the same colors of his father’s championship season, Brevak knows that his scoring a victory in his sixth career start is a long-shot; but realizes that anything can happen in racing; especially at a track like Talladega.

“No doubt about it, this is wild card racing,” Brevak said. “I don’t mind this kind of racing – but it’s definitely different from my other ARCA starts on short tracks and intermediate tracks. We’ll run our race and then when it’s time to go, we’ll execute. It would mean something for me though if we’re able to take this car decked out in my dad’s championship paint scheme to victory lane.”

Rewinding back in time, Joe Slonkosky, the 1990 ARCA Mechanic of the Year as winning crew chief on the No. 34 Brevak Racing championship team would have been   at the team’s side this weekend but he continues to recover from a recent stroke at Versailles Health Care Center inVersailles,Ohio. Despite his absence, the team will race knowing his spirit is present.

 “Joe has been a long-time fixture of Brevak Racing for many, many years,” the young Brevak sounded. “While he’s not able to be here with us inTalladega, his spirit still surrounds us. We’re racing for him – we’re hoping to bring him home a good finish and bring him back to the track with us again soon.”

 Former ARCA winner Mark Gibson of Mark Gibson Racing will be on-hand to assist the team on Wednesday and Thursday as the two entities have formed an alliance. Undoubtedly, the support of Gibson, noted as one of the most respected in the ARCA garage is uplifting for the team. “I’m really appreciative of Mark taking time to help us. He can’t be with us during the race because of other obligations, but I think he will be an instrumental piece of the puzzle this week,” said Brent, a senior at UW-Eau Claire where he’ll graduate in May with a major in broadcast journalism.

 Brevak Racing encourages their fans and supporters to check out their official Brevak Racing Group Facebook page where you can find more about the team and the “Ride Along With Brent” fan participation program.

Sponsorship dollars will determine Brevak’s remaining ARCA Racing Series schedule but the team is hopeful to continue the season at Salem (Ind.) Speedway on May 1st, two weeks following his inaugural debut at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

For more on Brevak Racing, please visit brevakracing.com.

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The 3 Amigos 250 (94 laps / 250 miles) is the second of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule.  The 49TH ever ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway is a two-day show.  Practice begins Thursday, April 14 with a three hour practice session planned from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for later in the day slated to begin at 5:05 p.m. Coverage of time trials is available online through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com in collaboration with Alabama’s local WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM. A 45-minute final practice has been etched in on Friday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. The event will take the green flag that afternoon shortly after 4:00 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional live broadcasting available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com in collaboration with Alabama’s local WTDR Thunder 92.7 FM. All times are local (Central).

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 TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

 

NAME: Shelly Brevak, Brevak Racing

PHONE: 704.907.2135

EMAIL: sbrevak@brevakracing.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management

PHONE: 239.834.9797

EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com