After an amazing 2017 season from our drivers and the whole ARRIS Racing team, ARRIS is defending 3 championship crowns: NASCAR Peak, NASCAR FedEx Challenge, and Freightliner Truck. Success brings change and, because Fabian Welter won the NASCAR Peak Mexico Challenge Championship, he has advanced to the V8 category. For this reason, ARRIS Racing is launching the career of another promising, young driver named, Rodrigo Rejón Basañez who is racing in the ARRIS #4 car in the Challenge Series. Rodrigo joins our reigning multi-champion, Abraham Calderón, on the ARRIS Racing Team in Mexico.

In the same way the ARRIS Racing Team is proud to help other Mexican drivers make history, like Daniel Suarez is doing in NASCAR in the U.S., we are happy to be part of the success of Fabian and, of course, Abraham. We wish Fabian the best in his future endeavors and welcome the opportunity to the support Rodrigo in this new chapter of his racing career with the help of Jimmy Morales, the team president, and the whole Escuderia Telcel-Telmex Racing Team.

The 2018 season is already off to a great start with pole positions, podiums, and checkered flags for the ARRIS Racing Team. In ARRIS, the focus is on speed: from racetracks to networks! More to come...

2017 Recap

Abraham Calderón – ARRIS #2 Car

Abraham Calderón is in his fourth season as an ARRIS driver, and he has won 3 Championships! In 2018, Abraham won both the marquee NASCAR Peak Mexico V8 Series, and the Freightliner Truck Series (ABRAHAM CALDERÓNhe also won as the reigning champ after winning Truck Series in 2016).  Abraham is currently racing in the ARRIS #2 car in the NASCAR PEAK Mexico V8 Series.

Abraham started racing in the local karting series in his hometown, Monterrey, Mexico, in 1998 when he was 8 years old. 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 2002, he won the Yamaha Sportsman Championship and the 2002 International Karting Race. After his early successes in various karting series, he moved into the national T4 series in 2005. The following season, he won the T4 national championship. 

He joined the NASCAR Mexico Series in 2007, receiving three top 10 awards after a bumpy start. In 2009, Calderón changed teams and improved his record to one top 5 and six top 10 finishes.  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.  In 2014, Calderón took first in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Championship as a member of the Escuderia Telcel-Telmex team.

Rodrigo Rejón – ARRIS #4 Car

Get to know Rodrigo Rejón Basañez, the new ARRIS driver in Mexico

Rodrigo Rejon

Rodrigo was born in Querétaro, Mexico, and now lives in Mexico City.  His favorite racetracks are Aguascalientes and Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.  His hobbies are Jetsurf, Wakeboard, Soccer, Archery, Gotcha, Motocross and Travel.

Rodrigo began his stellar racing career in 2013 with a championship and won 1 checkered flag and 2 podiums last year in his first season in the NASCAR Peak Challenge before joining the ARRIS Racing Team in 2018.  He accomplished a lot in his first 5-years of racing, and the extended ARRIS Racing Team is excited to be a part of his bright future.  Rodrigo will race in the ARRIS #3 car in the NASCAR Peak Mexico Challenge Series.

Summary of his rapid rise in racing:

  • 2013:
    • Competed in the U.S. SKUSA Go-Kart championship in Texas; Champion of the TaG Jr. category
  • 2014:
    • Competed in SKUSA Mexico; champion in the category TaG Jr.
    • Ran his first race in a full-sized car and won in the category Super Light Cars 2.
  • 2015:
    • Won the highest category of karts in Mexico, the Telmex Challenge. Participated in the Super Light Cars 1 and won Rookie of the Year and
    • Third Place overall.
    • Won the award for the best Mexican driver in karting in the FIA AMERICA'S AWARDS in Panama.
  • 2016:
    • Champion of the Super Touring Car category Light 1
    • Competed for the first time in NASCAR in the Challenge Category in the Super Telcel Cup as the youngest driver at only 15 years of age; finished fifth and as the Newcomer Champion.
  • 2017:
    • Entered the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series presented by Telcel in the NASCAR Peak Challenge and Mikel's Trucks categories.
    • Mikel's Trucks: 4 victories, 7 podiums
    • NASCAR Peak Challenge: 1 victory; 2 podiums

2018 Mexico Series Schedule

Date Race
March 24 -26 Monterrey
April 21 - 22 San Luis Potosi
May 19 - 20 Chihuahua
June 9 - 10 Guadalajara
July 7 - 8 Puebla
July 28 - 29 Aguascalientes
August 18 - 19  Queretaro
September 8 - 9 Puebla
September 29 - 30  Tuxtla
October 20 - 21  Aguascalientes
November 10 - 11 Guadalajara
December 1 - 2 Mexico City


NASCAR PEAK V8 – 2017 Champion (2nd Championship)
Freightliner Truck Series – 2017 Champion (2nd year in a row)

FABIÁN WELTER (#3 ARRIS-Escudería Telmex)

NASCAR CHALLENGE – 2017 Champion (as a rookie)

Race: Gran Premio FedEx
Round: 12
Venue: Autódromo Hermanos de México
City: México City
Sunday, November 12, 2017

The ARRIS Team scored a historical ‘hat-trick’ in the NASCAR PEAK México Series’ final round at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Abraham Calderón sealed two championships in the final weekend’s races (NASCAR PEAK V8 and Freightliner Truck series), and rookie driver Fabián Welter added a NASCAR Challenge title.


NASCAR PEAK – 4th Place; 1st Place Overall

Monterrey’s driver finished in the fourth place and it was more than enough to earn his second title of the series (he also won in 2014). In the truck race, he finished in fourth place to win this championship for second year in a row.

Abraham’s quote: “It is really amazing. I have no words to explain what I feel. We are the champions of NASCAR México and Freightliner Trucks. The boys did a great job not just today, but all the season long. I want to thank ARRIS, God and my family for all the support”.

FABIÁN WELTER (#3 ARRIS-Escudería Telmex)
Fabián Welter had clinched the title in last round at the Puebla race, so Sunday was essentially a ‘victory lap’ for the championship on Sunday, with a fourth place finish in the final round, giving Team ARRIS its third title of the season.

Fabián’s quote:
“I wanted to celebrate with a win, but it doesn’t matter. I’m very happy with the championship. I’d like to thank all the boys in Team ARRIS and Mr. Carlos Slim, CEO of Escudería Telmex Telcel, and team’s director Jimmy Morales. It was a great season”.


Team Mexico

Thank you Jimmy Morales, Abraham Calderon, Fabian Welter, and the whole team for an historic 2017 Season!

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