We are very proud to announce that Annabeth Barnes was chosen by Rev Racing and NASCAR’s “Drive For Diversity” program to join the 2013 Rev Racing Team. It is an honor and a testament to her talent and life-long commitment to racing and the support of her family and sponsors, as Anna was chosen from hundreds of potential drivers. Annabeth will be driving for Rev in the Late Model class at Hickory Motor Speedway this season. Anna’s career to date is filled with milestone memories, from dominating karting to film and television projects to her first win as a rookie in 2011. We look forward to the new milestones and memories, yet to come. Congratulations to the entire 2013 Rev Racing team. Read all about the team and the announcement in the coming links, posted here.
For decades, “Science World” Magazine by Scholastic has a rich history of delivering science, math and nature in a fun and interesting way to kids. In their November 2012 issue, Science World uses the karting career of ANNABETH BARNES to explain physics, intertia and aerodynamics. It’s a great article which hopefully will lead to the next generation of scientists, race fans… and Annabeth fans! Click here to see the article.
I can’t believe Daytona’s just around the corner. I’m sitting around, chomping at the bit to get the 2013 season underway. We had a great year in 2012, traveling to five different tracks. It was an awesome experience for me. I love my home track but cherish the opportunity of driving at new venues. New tracks meant new competition and a completely different tire than the one I learned to race on. We were competitive at all the new places, setting poles and putting ole Black Betty out front where she’s happiest. It was great to finish the 2012 season with a win at Caraway Speedway on October 14th. I couldn’t have made a single lap all year, without all the wonderful people that support me. I have an awesome group of sponsors, never-ending support from my fans and a ton of people behind the scenes that do all the heavy lifting for me. I’m wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, happy 2013. “Be your best, forget the rest.” — Annabeth
As you may know, this past Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I had the privilege of competing at the 2012 NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine in Langley, VA. D4D is basically a three-day tryout for a spot on the 2013 Rev Racing team. Seventeen individuals were invited – 10 women and 7 men – all very talented drivers. The entire experience was amazing, from bonding and competing with the other drivers to learning from the Rev Racing Team to just getting behind the wheel and giving it all I had.
Later today, we will post some links to some stories that covered the Drive for Diversity Combine.
I’m very thankful to have been a part of it, and thankful to Rev Racing, NASCAR, Toyota, and everyone who made the combine possible.
News as it happens. Until then, I’ll keep chasing the dream. Thank you all for your love and support. You all inspire and uplift me more than you can know —
“Do not limit your challenges; challenge your limits.”
In today’s qualifying for the 100 Lap Limited Late Model race at Caraway Speedway, Annabeth captured the pole position! See her post-pole win interview at link below! After the redraw, Annabeth will be starting in the outside position on Row 1. The race starts around 3:00 pm today. Go Anna!
Check out this Annabeth interview by girl-racing/kart-racing blogger, Liz Opatic, at GirlsRace2 . Annabeth discusses the early days of kart racing and gives advice and encouragement to young girls who share her racing dream.