Members of the Montana Tech Alumni Association are heading to Dacono, Colorado June 11 to cheer on their No. 27 Montana Tech Ford and Driver Gracin Raz in the fifth race of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. Expected to join Montana Tech are executives with Trinity Energy, who were instrumental in facilitating the relationship between Raz and Montana Tech in what has proven to be a powerful partnership.

After qualifying third out of approximately 35 cars at the Evergreen Speedway this past weekend in his super late model prior to the race being called for rain, Raz is looking to build on his strong second place finish at the Orange Show Speedway on May 21 in Colorado.

“This w16-razill be my second run at the Colorado National Speedway and with the momentum the JPR Team has currently, my confidence for another strong run could not be higher,” said Raz.

Raz was recently named as the 16th of 51 drivers selected through Speed51’s 2016 Short Track Draft. Speed51’s process included 37 short track insiders, including members of the media, team and driver development professionals, track and series promoters and officials, product and industry representatives, NASCAR National Series drivers, crew members and more. Voters were able to select as few as 10 and as many as 51 drivers on their ballot, ranked in order that they would choose the drivers to compete for their Driver Development team in the top levels of the sport. In addition to Raz’s strong results on track, he was identified as being “cut from a mold that would make any sponsor pleased.”