The 2016 ARRIS Racing Season in Mexico: Optimism, Adrenaline and High Speeds!
After our inaugural 2015, both Abraham Calderón and Mara Reyes are back to represent ARRIS at high speeds on the tracks of the Super Copa Telcel Series. With both drivers scoring in the Top-10 in the overall standings last season (Abraham at #3 and Mara at #9) we expect them to deliver even more high-adrenaline and success this season.
Check out a video recap of last season for Super Copa 2015.
And besides our 2 ARRIS cars in the V8 category, the Escuderia Telcel-Telmex racing team has arranged for an ARRIS truck that will be raced by Abraham throughout the 2016 season.
MEXICO CITY RACE SUMMARY
SERIES: SUPER COPA TELCEL – SUPER V8
DRIVER: ABRAHAM CALDERÓN
TOTAL LAPS: 22
START: 1st PLACE
FINISH: 1st PLACE
ARRIS driver, Abraham Calderon, got the win at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and became in the new champion of Tractocamiones Freightliner. In the last round of Super Copa Telcel, with a huge crowd at Mexico City’s raceway, Monterrey’s driver had a great finish with a great performance that sealed this new title on his career.
In the main event, Super V8, Abraham had a big crash in the last turn as he retired after 17 laps with much damage to the car’s front but without any physical injury.
“We are very happy. The goal was getting the win in the last round, so today’s performance is very important. Thanks to Team ARRIS for this chance to drive its car. All of them did a great job. I’m very proud of this team."
SERIES: SUPER COPA TELCEL – SUPER V8
DRIVER: MARA REYES
TOTAL LAPS: 22
START: 8th PLACE
FINISH: 6th PLACE
After a difficult race on Sunday, ARRIS female driver Mara Reyes finished in sixth place, and is the runner up after ten tough races.
“I would have liked to get the championship, but it was not possible. Nevertheless, second place is a great result. It was a great job of the boys. I like to win but this result is good enough. Thanks to Team ARRIS for all the support throughout the season”.
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Mara Reyes made her debut in the racing world at the age of 10 as her father’s co-driver in the Mexico-Cuernavaca Rally.
Reyes became an official driver at age 14 in 1991, finishing in the top 5 in the regional championship and was awarded Rookie of the Year.
Throughout her career, Reyes raced in countless series, including the GII Series, GIII Series, Neon Series, Truck Series, Mustang Series, Formula Mexico Series, Dodge Pick-Ups Series, NASCAR Busch Series and Mexican NASCAR Series.
She finished in the top 10 in dozens of these races’ final standings, including taking second place in the Dodge Pick-Up Series two years in a row, finishing in the top 10 in every GIII Series race and winning the Truck Series Championship two years in a row.
Reyes’ awards include the Sport Merit Award from the Pachuca Government, the Press Award from Ford, the Best Driver of the Year and Best Female Driver Award from Scudería Rodríguez Annual Awards, and the Sports Woman of the Year Award from the Hidalgo Government.
Reyes made history as the first woman to ever take first place in the Truck Series Championship, the first Mexican and Latin woman to race in NASCAR, and the first pole position in history of stock car racing in Mexico up to date.
She was also the only woman competing in any of these series early on in her career, carving the path for women in racing everywhere.
Reyes participated on multiple racing teams including the Chrysler Racing Team, the Autofin Team in the Mustang Series, the Continental Tires Team and the TELMEX team.
Due to sponsorship issues, Reyes was forced to take a break from racing between 2006 and 2014.
In 2015, ARRIS, a global telecommunications technology leader, will sponsor Reyes #3 car.
In this time she undertook personal projects test-driving for local companies and developed her entrepreneurial interests.
Reyes’ passions include her family, her dogs, life, cars, and racing.
She is always looking for new challenges in life.
Abraham Calderon Cardoza
NASCAR México Toyota Series
Abraham Calderón started racing in the local karting series in his hometown, Monterrey, Mexico, in 1998 when he was 8 years old.
He attributes his early start to his father’s support.
In his first season in the Junior I Series, Calderón won first place in three races and third place in three others.
The following year, he won the Junior I Series championship.
In 2000, Calderón moved up to the Yamaha Sportsman series, but was only able to participate in a few races because he moved during the season. The following year, he received third place in the series and won the 2001 International Karting Race.
In 2002, he won the Yamaha Sportsman Championship and the 2002 International Karting Race.
Calderón joined the new Volkswagen Sport Series in 2003, enjoying the change of pace and a chance to improve his skills.
His team received 4th place in their first season and moved into the highest category of the series for the 2004 season.
The change in power and suspension bar levels in the higher category was not a problem for Calderón, who won the championship in his first season at that level.
With growing sponsor support and ambition, Calderón moved into the national T4 series in 2005.
Calderón’s team finished in the top three in three of the five races in which they participated.
The following season, they won the T4 national championship.
They joined the NASCAR Mexico Series in 2007, receiving three top 10 awards after a bumpy start.
Their next year was a struggle, with barely enough support for the last three races of the year.
In 2009, Calderón changed teams and improved his record to one top 5 and six top 10 finishes.
The next year, they moved to SC Racing and placed a disappointing 13th for the season.
Calderón finished in the top 10 in the 2011 season and placed in the top 3 twice, the top 5 twice and the top 10 seven times in the 2012 season.
In 2013, he won the NASCAR Mexico Series race in Phoenix, Arizona, and placed in the top 3 once and the top 10 twice in the second half of the season.
For the last six races of 2013, he had the opportunity to be part of ´Escuderia Telmex where he had one top 5 and the three top 10 finishes.
In 2014, Calderón took first in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Championship, with the #2 Silent Circle - Blackphone – Telcel.
2016 Super Copa Calendar
- Guadalajara: April 8-10
- Monterrey: April 29 – May 1
- San Luís Potosí: May 13 – 15
- León: June 3 -5
- Aguascalientes: June 24 – 26
- Pachuca: July 15 – 17
- Zacatecas: August 12 – 14
- Querétaro: September 9 – 11
- Puebla: September 30 – October 2
- Mexico City: November 4 – 6