After 38 years, NASCAR returned to the Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, CA last weekend where approximately 5,000 people watched the historic return of a NASCAR touring series. Included in the stands were several guests and alumni members of Montana’s top public university Montana Tech, who came to watch their No. 27 Montana Tech Ford Fusion in action, driven by Gracin Raz.

After having equipment issues challenge his results in previous races this year, Raz did not hold back on delivering for the loyal Orediggers as he battled to a second place finish among a highly competitive field of great talent.

“Many of our guests and Montana Tech alumni members have never attended a NASCAR race and I could not have been more excited to be there at the end for them,” said Raz. “Montana Tech is deeply proMontanaTech_1ud of their university and to race on their behalf is something I could not be more honored to do. They want me to win as much as I want to win for them; the entire JPR Team and I will continue to do all that we can to ensure the No. 27 Montana Tech Ford Fusion finishes up front.”

Raz will get behind the wheel of his super late model this coming weekend where he will race what is expected to be one of the largest super late model races in Northwest at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. The next leg of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series will be in Dacono, CO on June 11, where Montana Tech will be hosting another alumni event to watch Raz in action.