FinishLine Racing School Students to Appear
on CMT's "The Drive"
Four FinishLine Racing School students are set to
appear on Country Music Television's new reality series "The Drive" premiering
Wednesday, April 21 at10:00 pm!
Theriault, Sarah McCune, Zach Niessner and Davin Scites are the
FinishLine Racing School students being featured along with David Stover,
Michael Ritch, and Mike Herman. These seven drivers will risk it all for the
opportunity to compete in America's most watched sport as "The Drive" documents
the ups and downs experienced by these young drivers while attempting to climb
through the ranks of racing's farm leagues to the upper echelon - the NASCAR
Nextel Cup Series!
from Perrysburg, Ohio, began racing quarter-midgets at age 11. In 1996, she
became the first woman to win an ARCA Midget feature event. In 1997, she became
the first woman to win a North American Auto Racing Series (NAMARS) feature in
route to second place in the series point standings. McCune competed in the USAC
Midget Car series from 1998-99, becoming the first woman to finish in the top
five in a national event. Also in 1999 McCune graduated with honors from Indiana
University with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations. In 2000, she
competed in both NAMARS and USAC Midget events and also tested a Team Pelfrey
Indy Car Series car at Walt Disney World Speedway and Phoenix International
Raceway. Between 2001 and 2002, McCune ran a limited schedule of USAC Midget
events and also tested a Roush Racing NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series machine.
Sarah McCune tested an IRL Infiniti Pro Series car for Sam Schmidt Motorsports
on June 27, 2003 at Kentucky Speedway and became the first female short-track
standout to drive one of the 450-horsepower Infiniti Pro Series machines. McCune
finished 24th in the USAC National Midget Car Series in 2003.
Niessner, from Royal City, Washington, gained his experience running a
limited number of races on the Raybestos Brakes NASCAR Touring Series in 1998.
Niessner captured his first top 5 finishes in the Series in 2000. Niessner spent
2002 running in series all over the country, including the Raybestos Brakes
Northwest Series, Featherlite Southwest Series and Hills Bros (all Pro Series).
Niessner competed in the NASCAR Feathlite Southwest Series and in eight ASA
Series races in 2003, saving his rookie ASA eligibility for a full-time campaign
in 2004 with Juice Batteries' sponsorship.
from Wayne, West Virginia began racing go-karts at the age of 10. Scites
graduated to Legends cars at the age of 16 where he accumulated numerous wins in
his local area. Scites progressed through the ranks, competing in the Legend Car
series and then as a regular late model competitor in the NASCAR weekly racing
series. In 2001, Scites made the move to the American Speed Association where he
earned the “Rookie of the Year” title in 2003.
"The Drive" will begin airing in its regular weekly timeslot on Friday, April 30
from 9:00 - 10:00 PM with a re-telecast of the premiere episode at 9:00and
episode two at 10:00 PM. Check your local listing for the Country Music
Television (CMT) station in your area.
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