May 16, 2014, 1:04 PM EST
The application period for this year’s Drive for Diversity combine for aspiring female and minority race car drivers is underway.
The application period opened Thursday and will continue until August 15, at which time D4D and NASCAR will whittle down candidates who will compete in the annual combine, which is typically held in the fall.
Rev Racing, which fields cars for those chosen for the D4D, is once again overseeing the collection of applications and will put drivers in race cars to test their abilities in the upcoming combine.
“I am very excited to see this year’s class,” Rev Racing team owner Max Siegel said in a media release. “Each year, we have seen the applicant pool grow with experience and talented drivers. This class should be no different.”
The Combine will be open to those chosen for the Class of 2014.
Drivers currently participating in the D4D program and who seek to continue moving their racing careers forward can remain without participating in an another Combine.
Female and minority drivers can enter by visiting www.RevRacing.net/Combine-Application
Specific questions and requests for more information can be had by emailing Info@Revracing.net.
Per the Rev Racing media release, here are the program requirements for those interested in applying:
* Must be between 15 and 26 years of age (as of Oct. 15).
* A U.S. citizen or resident alien and legally allowed to work in the U.S.
* All drivers must demonstrate their skill and have experience in grassroots/local/regional racing
* A member of one of the following ethnic minorities classifications:
African-Americans: Having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Asian-Indian Americans: Having origins in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Asian-Pacific Americans: Origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas.
Hispanics: Having Hispanic heritage from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of Latin America or the following regions: Mexico, Central America, and South America (including Brazil) and the Caribbean basin.
Native Americans: Persons who are American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or Native Hawaiian, and regarded as such by the community of which the person claims to be a part. Native Americans must be documented members of a North American tribe, band or otherwise organized group of native people who are indigenous to the United States.
Females: A female of U.S citizenship (or resident alien).
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