Richmond, VA será el nuevo reto este fin de semana para Juan Carlos Blum en la categoría de Nascar Nationwide, también será una nueva experiencia ya que el piloto probara un nuevo equipo para esta carrera decisión tomada por Armando Fitz mentor de Blum. Después de una semana de descanso pasada la carrera de Texas donde Juan Carlos partió desde la ultima fila en la posición 39 ya que no tuvo oportunidad de rodar en ninguna de las 2 sesiones de practicas debido a un problema con el asiento de su carro el cual no fue autorizado por los...read more
TERCERA FECHA COMPLICADA PARA JC BLUM La tercera fecha de la Nascar Nationwide Series el sábado 09 de marzo no fue lo que el piloto Juan Carlos Blum había esperado. Desgraciadamente el clima no fue favorito para muchos el fin de semana, ya que debido a la lluvia del viernes, fue cancelado el entrenamiento que constaría de 2 hrs donde Blum tendría la oportunidad de rodar el Speedway de más de 1 milla y lograr poner su auto #15 listo para lo que sería la calificación así como también dar vueltas el mayor tiempo posible las cuales le...read more
Birthplace: Guadalajara, MEXICO
Driver Juan Carlos Blum was born June 7, 1994. His family never imagined he would have a special talent behind the wheel and he decided to train in the Go Karts with only 11 years old. Blum fell in love with the sport he spends today much part of his live training.
In 2005 he began his sports career in the 80cc Shifter class, at a race organized at Zacatecas and once proving his potential, he went to Italy a year later with the CRG team of Danilo Rossi. After several trials in the international karting, it was not until 2008 when the effort and dedication of Juan Carlos would have its reward.
At 14 years old, the driver had an excellent season in Mexico, receiving a special permit from the Mexican Federation of Motor Sports to race in the 125cc class. He won the title of Champion of Champions Cup Series Super Karts and Sub Championship of Street Warriors.
That same year he was invited to run in the United States, achieving the sub Championship at SKUSA Super National race at Las Vegas,Nevada, but the good news for Juan Carlos Blum would not end there. He drove a Formula BMW as the Mexican Motorsport Federation awarded him as a reward for being the best young driver. He got a private workout with the team APEX advised by Rod McLeod.
In recognition of his outstanding year, in February 2009, Blum received from Mexico the top prize in motorsport, the “Silver Helmet”. The recognition was awarded by the Mexican Federation President José Jassen and the President of the Karts Commission Francisco Campos. He shared the podium with leading international drivers like Esteban Gutierrez and Guillermo Rojas Jr.
The next step was imminent and he had two options, run formula cars or get into stock cars. After presenting a project with the team Canel’s, Xtreme, Scotiabank, Ten he raced in the Oval Aguascalientes at the Stock Mini category of NASCAR Mexico under the technical direction of the Engineer Ramiro Fidalgo, in 2009.
In the two seasons he was on board the # 13 wearing the colors of Canel’s, Xtreme, Scotiabank and Ten, Juan Carlos Blum won 5 races. At the end of 2010 he won sub championship.
While he triumphed in the Mini Stocks, he was presented the opportunity to test in the United States, at the Drive for Diversity, to measure his experience alongside 25 pilots who sought to be the best on the track. After the race Blum achieved a seat to run the 2011 season in America.
Months later, in April 2011, Blum confirmed its U.S.A. debut in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series with the support of Jalisco brand Gel Xtreme and Oleofinos Industry. Blum signed with the Revolution Racing Team under the Crew Chief supervision Blair Addis, becoming, at the age of 16, the youngest Mexican driver to debut in a USA NASCAR Series.
After a hard work year in North Carolina, his now mentor Armando Fitz with the support of Mike Vazquez, gave him the opportunity to climb in to two important categories such as ARCA and 3 NNS races, but it wasnt until 2013 when Blum got the chance to race full time on Nascar Nationwide Series taking one more step towards his dream of racing Sprint Cup Series,read more