Region 1 – Northeast

Region 1 serves the following areas:



New Hampshire


Rhode Island


New York






West Virginia

New Jersey


New Brunswick

Chaplain Kevin Cooke

Region 1 Director

Howdy! I am from Louisville,  Kentucky and started in motorsports ministry in 2011. I served as a trauma response chaplain with Kentucky Raceway Ministries at the NASCAR series. The ministry decided to have some chaplains go through the RFC training in April 2019. In August of 2019 I became the track chaplain at Kentucky Dragway. 

I have served at divisional and national races in regions 1, 2, 3, and 4. This experience has allowed me to cultivate meaningful relationships across these regions. My first experience in Region 1 was at the New England Nationals in 2021. I found the racing community to be very welcoming and appreciative of what RFC does. At the end of 2022 season. , the Lord placed it on my heart to offer my availability to serve at a few of the  Region 1 Divisional  races. My plan was to serve at “some” of the races, while God intended for me to serve at the “sum” total of the races. 

In 2023 I served as the RFC NHRA LODRS Coordinator for Region 1. It has proved to be a very rewarding experience in terms of service to the Lord and the racing community. I will start the 2024 season as the RFC Region 1 Director and am excited for the opportunity. 

Life verse: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

Ministry verse: “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.” 1 Timothy 1:13