SNMPOn Saturday, March 23, Renee is set to open the 2013 season by running a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at Southern National Motorsports Park (Lucama, NC).

As she has been doing since the 2011 season, Renee will campaign the No. 59 Chevrolet for veteran Modified owner Ed Bennett. Together they are looking forward to running the 150-lap ‘KOMA Unwind Relaxation Drink’ event at the high-banked 4/10-mile speedway.

“I’ve never run Southern National, so to try and prepare I’ve been watching some You Tube videos,” offered Renee. “Then, a few weeks ago, we were traveling through North Carolina and decided to take a side trip off I-95 to visit the track. We had a look around and even took our street car out for a few laps. I love high-banked tracks; and think the Modifieds will put on an awesome show there. I can’t wait.”

In April of 2011, Renee became the first and only female to compete on NASCAR’s Whelen Southern Modified Tour when she teamed up with Ed for a 150-lap event at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway (NC). Throughout the last two seasons the duo has posted multiple top-10 qualifying and finishing results.

If all goes according to plan, following Southern National, Renee and Ed will next combine efforts at South Boston Speedway (VA) for another NASCAR WSMT race on Saturday, April 13.