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RYAN VARGAS

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2018 CLASS

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BIOGRAPHY

AGE: 18

RESIDES: La Mirada, CA

Ryan’s impressive 8-year racing career includes several California State and track Bandolero Championships. He quickly continued his winning ways in the NASCAR stock and late model divisions, including the 2015 NASCAR Super Stock Rookie of the Year at the Bullring at LVMS. Ryan was the recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award. In 2018 Ryan was selected to the NASCAR Driver for Diversity Program and competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East finishing 6th in overall point standings. 

"Besides racing, I definitely have taken an interest in running. It helps me a lot in building up my endurance and pushes me to be better. I also have a great interest in photography and motorsports media. I love talking about racing, so another way for me to do so would be through photography and articles, which I actually really enjoy writing. I love spending time with my two Australian Shepherds named Bristol and Dega. (After my two favorite race tracks)." -  Ryan

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ACHIEVEMENTS

2012

  • Began racing in the Bandolero
  • California State Bandolero Bandit champion

2013

  • California State Bandolero Outlaw Champion
  • Tied for 5th in INEX National Points Bandolero Outlaw

2014

  • 37 Bandolero Main Event wins (including two national qualifier races)
  • Bandolero track record holder at:
    • The Bullring at LVMS
    • Irwindale Event Center
    • Lucus Oil I-10 Speedway
    • Kern County Raceway Park
    • Orange Show Speedway
  • California State Bandolero Outlaw Champion
  • Irwindale Event Center Bandolero Track Champion
  • Orange Show Speedway Bandolero Track Champion
  • Tied for INEX Bandolero Outlaw National Championship

2015

  • 2 NASCAR Super Stock main event wins at the Bullring at LVMS
  • 1 Spears SRL S2 Series Main Event win at the Bullring at LVMS
  • 3rd in points at The Bullring at LVMS (NASCAR Super Stock)
  • 7th in points at Irwindale Event Center (NASCAR Irwindale Race Truck)
  • NASCAR Super Stock Rookie of the Year at the Bullring at LVMS

2016

  • Podium finishes at: Irwindale Speedway (Late Model) two 2nd place finishes, Havasu 95 Speedway (Late Model) one 2nd place finish, Madera Speedway (Jr. Late Model) one 2nd and one 3rd place finish, Bullring @ LVMS (Super Late Model) one 3rd place
  • 13 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes in 27 starts
  • 5th place finisher in California State points
  • Recipient of the Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award 

2017

  • Podium finishes at Havasu 95 Speedway (placed 3rd 3 times)
  • Podium finish at Kern County Raceway Park (placed 3rd)
  • Podium finishes at Irwindale Event Center (placed 3rd)
  • Received first career late model win at Irwindale Event Center 4/8/17
  • 2017 NASCAR Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award Winner for the 2nd consecutive year.

2018

  • 2018 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Team Driver
  • Competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
  • Driving limited schedule in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series
  • 2018 NASCAR Next Class
  • Finished 6th in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship point standings. 

RYAN VARGAS MISSION STATEMENT

Ryan Vargas Racing mission is to compete at the highest level in Motorsports and to do that both ethically and with a never quit attitude. We are dedicated to improvement both on and off the track and to always be thankful for the opportunity to do what we love. 

RYAN'S TEAM

08 March, 2016 - Rev Racing Drive 4 Diversity promotional photography at Rev Racing Rcae Shop in Concord, NC.

Crew Chief - Matt Bucher

  • Started racing go-karts at 13 years old at Adams kart in Riverside, CA
  • Started racing legend cars at 14 all around the southwest
  • Started racing super late models at 15 all around the southwest 
  • At 18 I ran a handful of K&N West races at Phoenix, California Speedway, Mesa Marin Raceway, and Irwindale Speedway.
  • At 21 I ran  5 ASA Speed Truck races winning 4 out 5 races. 
  • When I was 22 I moved to NC to begin working in NASCAR.
  • Started working at KHI “Kevin Harvick INC” where I worked as the interior guy for the 33 Nationwide car for drivers Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Austin Dillion, David Mayew, Paul Menard and Max Papis.
  • They merged with RCR “Richard Childress Racing” where I worked on the #3 car for Austin Dillon as a mechanic then moving to front end mechanic and plate mechanic.
  • From the end of 2014 to the present, I work for Change Racing on a Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series where I car chief one of two cars.
08 March, 2016 - Rev Racing Drive 4 Diversity promotional photography at Rev Racing Rcae Shop in Concord, NC.

Car Chief - Glenn Parker

Began by working for some Super Late Model teams back in 2005-2006. He then worked for John Force Racing on Eric Medlen and Robert Hight's cars as a body mechanic in 2007. He moved on to work for Speed Wong Racing from 2008 to 2013 as a mechanic and eventually worked his way into being an over the wall tire changer and car chief. He now helps us as being our "right-hand man" as he works on everything from tires to underneath the car.

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VINCE COVARRUBIAS

Has been working on race cars 10 years in the Bandoleers, late models, super late models, tour cars, and K & N Pro Series. Vince has multiple wins as a crew chief and a car chief.

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DAVID COLEY