CAR IQ FAB FOUR TO BE FIRST FEMALE GRAND MARSHALS AT THE BATTLE AT THE BRICKYARD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Speedway, IN - June 20, 2023
The Car IQ Fab Four will serve as the official Grand Marshals for the NASCAR Youth Series presented by Cookout at the Battle at the Brickyard, taking place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway Indiana on June 28 through July 2, a monumental step as the first ever female Grand Marshalls for the series. The Fab Four drivers will be recognized and announced at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, at the Yard of Bricks. The Car IQ Fab Four drivers will get a chance to talk to NASCAR Youth Series drivers, giving a word of encouragement before the esteemed Battle at the Brickyard event get underway.
16 year old Jade Avedisian from Clovis California is the current leader in the Car IQ Fab Four points standings, with an average finishing position of 8th place. In what was her Rookie year in 2022, Jade Avedisian of Clovis, Calif. set fast time on four occasions, becoming the all-time series leader in the category at the age of 15. In racing action, she was a star, picking up three top-four results throughout the year. She led 18 laps and finished third in Ocala, Fla., then grabbed a pair of fourths in midsummer at Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway and added one more in late fall at California’s Merced Speedway.
Runner up in points is 23 year old Taylor Reimer. During her first full year of USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship competition in 2022, Taylor Reimer’s season was a success as she finished 12th in the final series point standings, making this the first time that multiple women have appeared inside the top-10 of the final standings. Fellow competitor Kaylee Bryson took seventh. Along the way in 2022, Reimer collected six top-ten finishes and led the first six laps of her career while garnering three fast qualifying times at Oklahoma’s Port City Raceway, Illinois’ Wayne County Speedway and California’s Bakersfield Speedway.
27-year-old Taylor Ferns, currently third in the Car IQ Fab Four points standings, with an average finishing position of 13th place in the USAC Silver Crown Series. Taylor Ferns made her historical mark on the 2022 USAC Silver Crown season by becoming the first woman to finish on the podium of a USAC Silver Crown event. During May’s Carb Night Classic at Indianapolis Raceway Park, she collected a career best third place result, then repeated her feat later in the season with another third place run in July at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway. Earlier in her career, the Shelby Township, Mich. native captured USAC’s D1 Midget championship.
Fourth position stands 22 year old Kaylee Bryson from Muskogee, Oklahoma. No woman has reached the heights in USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship racing than Kaylee Bryson. In September of 2022, the Muskogee, Okla. native led 18 laps and finished as the runner-up at Gas City (Ind.) I- 69 Speedway, equaling the best ever finish by a woman in series history. Bryson’s run was the best ever by a woman on dirt, however. In 2022, Bryson also tied Holly Shelton for the best ever finish in the point standings by a woman, taking seventh. In June of 2022, Bryson also became the new all-time leader in USAC National Midget features started by a woman with her 54th. In October of 2022, Bryson captivated the audience with a rim-riding effort at the Illinois State Fairgrounds to become the first woman to lead a lap in the history of the USAC Silver Crown series. In fact, she led 72 out of the 100 laps before finishing fifth.
Car IQ Fab Four Drivers can be found here: https://www.cariqfabfour.com/drivers
Car IQ Fab Four Points Standings can be found here: https://www.cariqfabfour.com/standings
About the Fab Four Competition
The Fab Four competition begins with a preliminary qualification period that runs April to June. Each driver will compete in their respective series with results calculated based on their average feature finishing position. These results will determine the top four drivers that will be invited to participate in the Fab Four Finals competition which will run from July to November. In order to be eligible for the competition, drivers must complete a minimum of 5 feature finishes over the course of the season.
The Fab Four competition also invites motor enthusiasts to support their favorite athletes through participation in The Fab Four voter sweepstakes. The winner of the Fab Four will be determined by a combination of racing results and fan votes. The racers 2023 season's average feature finishing result will account for half of their competition standing, with the other half coming from fan votes.
Fans will be able to cast their votes on the USAC website under the Fab Four landing page. Voters will be entered into a sweepstakes with a chance to win an all expense paid trip to the Turkey Night Grand Prix on November 25 in Ventura, California to watch the final race and meet each of the Fab Four drivers.
Since 1956, United States Auto Club (USAC) has proven itself as being the most diversified motorsports sanctioning body in the world. It is the official sanctioning body of many of today’s largest racing series including its own suite of circle track series in Sprint, Silver Crown, Midget and Micro, NASCAR Youth Series, Porsche Spring Challenge North America, Pirelli World Challenge, American Rally Association, International Snowmobile Racing, Robby Gordon Stadium Trucks, Radical Racing, Ultra 4 Racing, Formula Race Promotions, Road to Indy, and Karting. USAC has over 18,000 competitors racing at more than 500 sanctioned events globally.
For more information about the competition, please visit the Fab Four standings page on the USAC website.
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NASCAR Youth Series presented by COOKOUT