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Jun 21

Max Tullman, Mason Mitchell Motorsports add Gateway Motorsports Park to schedule

Max Tullman, Mason Mitchell Motorsports add Gateway Motorsports Park to schedule

MADISON, Ill. – In an 11th hour agreement, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards newcomer Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) has added Friday night’s PapaNicholas Coffee 150 at Gateway (Ill.) Motorsports Park to his schedule continuing to pilot the No. 78 Zoomi |Myota Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM).

Tullman and MMM head to Gateway riding the momentum of a strong top-10 finish in their most recent event together at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago where the 20-year-old finished seventh after starting 17th in the ZOMONGO 200.

Utilizing Gateway as an opportunity to gather more seat time ahead of two upcoming ARCA races at Chicagoland Speedway and Iowa Speedway respectively, there are no expectations for Tullman’s first go with the 1.25-mile racetrack other than to see the checkered flag.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity to add another ARCA race to my schedule and compete for Mason Mitchell Motorsports,” said Tullman. “We’ve really had a good year and hopefully pairing up for Gateway will give us another chance to go out there and surprise some people with another top-10 run. I can’t thank Zoomi and Myota enough for this added race.”

The avid Sports Car racer invaded the ARCA Racing Series in the season-opening Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in Feb., where he excelled in his series’ debut which included qualifying fourth, leading 10 laps before finishing sixth.

Since Daytona, Tullman has tallied two additional top-10s and finished no worse than 15th in his five career starts.

Simply put, Tullman has well-exceeded everyone’s expectations.

The addition of Gateway kicks off a busy stretch for Tullman and the Mooresville, N.C.-based Mason Mitchell Motorsports team. From Gateway the team will travel to Iowa Speedway and test at the 0.875-mile short track on June 24 before trekking back east to Chicagoland Speedway in preparation of the SCOTT 150 at the 1.5-mile speedway on Thursday, June 28.

Tullman visited Iowa Speedway over the weekend attending the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race alongside Young’s Motorsports whom Tullman will drive for in select races later this year.

The Chester Springs, Pa. native knows that attending Iowa over the weekend can enhance his learning curve.

“I’m glad I went to Iowa,” Tullman added. “I need all the input I can get – especially when it’s my first time at a race track. Being there on foot and in person allowed me to talk to other drivers, watch practice and qualifying from different areas of the track and sit on the pit box during the race.

“I gained a ton of knowledge and I hope that will not only help at Gateway but at the Iowa test and race here in a few weeks.”

Tullman’s weekend at Gateway, however, starts with a four-hour test on June 21.

“The test should be very beneficial for me and Doug (Richert, crew chief),” sounded Tullman. “I feel like I need all the laps I can get and it just so happens Gateway has a test on Thursday, so I’m happy that I’ll have some added track time before practice on Friday.”

Veteran Motorsports crew chief Richert, who led Dale Earnhardt Sr. to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) championship in 1980 will continue to call the shots for Tullman.

“I feel like I’ve been working with Doug for years compared to just months,” added Tullman. “He’s super patient with me and is really determined to make me a better race car driver inside and out.

“We don’t have a lot of notes from Gateway between the two of us, so we’ll lean on Mason and the team for some guidance. Doug is (really) smart though and I’m sure he’ll find that perfect setup that will not only allow me to be comfortable but fast too. Can’t wait to get to Gateway.”   

In addition to the PapaNicholas Coffee 150, the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge veteran will compete in a minimum of two other ARCA races at Chicagoland and Iowa Speedway (July) respectively.

 

Announced in April, Tullman will also compete in a minimum of two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races aboard the No. 20 Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports.

 

Additional stock car races are set to be added to Tullman’s schedule and will be announced in the immediate future.

 

The PapaNicholas Coffee 150 (120 laps |150 miles) is the 10th of 20 races on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., June 22 with an hour session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. A final 55-minute practice session has been etched in from 1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 2, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (CT).

For autograph requests and to join Max Tullman on social media, please like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @MaxTullman.

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and race updates, follow MMM twitter page @MMM_Race and “Like” their Facebook page at Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

 

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About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

 

Mason Mitchell Motorsports (masonmitchellmotorsports.com) is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

Jun 16

Colby Howard Earns Second ARCA Top-10 at Madison International Speedway

Colby Howard Earns Second ARCA Top-10 at Madison International Speedway

 

(Mooresville, NC) 16-year-old Colby Howard earned a ninth-place finish in Friday evenings Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at the Madison International Speedway (MMM) racing for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM). Howard who drove the No. 78 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet earned his second top-10 finish in ARCA in just his second start with the series.

“We were able to gain another top-ten finish and complete all 200-laps tonight,” Howard stated. “I gained a lot of valuable experience this evening, especially throttle control. It was quite hot inside the car during the race. I learned the outside line does not work at Madison. I can’t thank everyone at MMM enough for their hard work all day and during the race. Hopefully we can put together more ARCA races together moving forward.”

The Simpsonville, South Carolina native qualified a career best fifth in General Tire pole qualifying earlier Friday afternoon. When the green flag waved on the ninth race of the 2018 season, Howard quickly worked to get to the bottom of the track falling in line in sixth. Yellow was a common theme in the opening laps, making it hard for drivers to get into a rhythm. He brought the No. 78 down pit-road for the first time on lap 48 taking two-right side tires and a chassis adjustment. He returned to the race in the 11th position. Using patience and his fresher tires, it only took Howard 20-laps to move up to the sixth position. Howard would work his way back inside the top-five with 60-laps to go. As the laps wound down, the 78 slipped backward falling to the 10th spot. Howard was able to pass a car in the final ten laps to earn 9th place finish.

The finish marks the fifth top-10 finish for the No. 78 team during the 2018 campaign.

Next up for MMM and the ARCA Racing Series will be Papa Nicholas Coffee 150 at Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday, June 22nd. Teams will participate in an open test on Thursday, June 22nd.The race will be live on Fox Sports 1 on Friday beginning at 9:00 PM ET. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities from Gateway.

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “like” their facebook page at  Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series for the 2018 season. The team is based out of Statesville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com

 

 

 

 

Jun 12

Colby Howard Set to Race Under the Lights at the Madison International Speedway with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Colby Howard Set to Race Under the Lights at the Madison International Speedway with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Mooresville, North Carolina – After a successful ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut in April at Salem Speedway, Colby Howard will return to drive the No. 78 Champion Power Equipment/ Howard Family Foundation Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) at Madison International Speedway (MIS) this Friday evening in the Herr’s Potato Chips 200. The 16-year-old finished an impressive eighth in his ARCA debut driving for the championship team.

“The biggest takeaway from my debut at Salem was how fast the race pace is,” Howard stated. “I think I was a little too conservative throughout the race because I'm not used to having six tires in the pits. I'll definitely be working on that more when practice at Madison starts.”

 “Having a race under my belt and having experience with the team is really going to help me get up to speed quicker at Madison. Crew chief Mark Setzer and I are more comfortable working together after our race at Salem. If we can stay out of trouble and complete all 200-laps, we should be able to earn a top-five finish. That’s my overall goal for Friday evening.”

Howard is a third-generation driver. His grandfather Buddy and his father Rodney achieved great success running on the short tracks in the Southeast. In fact, his father made 33 career starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 1983-1986.

The Herr’s Potato Chips 200 from Madison International Speedway will air live on MAV TV Friday, June 15th beginning at 9:00 pm ET. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities throughout the day.

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “Like” their Facebook page at Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

Mason Mitchell Motorsports (masonmitchellmotorsports.com) is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

Jun 11

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Earns Two Top-10 Finishes at Michigan with Max Tullman and Quin Houff

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Earns Two Top-10 Finishes at Michigan with Max Tullman and Quin Houff

(Mooresville, NC) ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie teammates Max Tullman and Quin Houff earned top-10 finishes in Friday afternoon’s ZOMONGO 200 at the Michigan International Speedway. Tullman led the way earning a seventh-place finish after qualifying 17th. It marked his third top-10 in five starts this season. Mason Mitchell Motorsports teammate Quin Houff earned his second straight top-10 by earning a eighth-place result in the 100-lap event.

Driver Quotes

Quin Houff: What an up down day,” Quin Houff stated. “My team has no quit in them I wouldn’t quit on them either. We fought through so many obstacles in the race from flat tires, an oil line leak smoking up the car throughout the whole race. We raced our way up to second at the end until we got roughed up by another competitor. That contact pushed us back to eighth at the end of the race. I can’t wait until we head to Pocono in July! Thanks to my team, family and friends for all the support. We won’t stop working until we get that win for all of us.

Max Tullman: Patience was key this weekend to our success,” Max Tullman explained. “We used practice to get me comfortable behind the wheel to find a good balance. Once the race started we had a great Yurpal Chevy driving from 17th to the top 10 early. The restarts were quite wild today. We had a few close calls during the race. We just missed the top-five but completed all of the laps and gained several spots in the final run to finish seventh. This gives us a lot of momentum heading to Chicago in a few weeks.


RACE REVIEW:

Quin Houff: Quin Houff qualified the No. 98 in the ninth position. Houff spent the first half of the race racing inside the top-10. Finally, with 24 laps to go the No. 98 was able to get track position after the final round of pit-stops and restarted in third. With four laps to go, Houff was racing side-by-side with another competitor when the two made contact. The contacted forced Houff out of the gas and costing him positions and time on the track. Houff would cross the stripe in eighth spot for his second straight top-10 finish.

 Max Tullman: Max Tullman qualified the No. 78 17th in his fifth ARCA race of the 2018 season. Tullman only needed 26 laps to move inside the top-10 in the 10th spot. Tullman raced the No. 78 as high as fourth during the 100-lap event. After the final round of pit-stops with 23 to go, Tullman restarted in 10th. He was able to steer the No. 78 up three spots during the final run and finish in seventh. The finish marked the third top-10 of the 2018 season in five starts for Tullman.

The next race for MMM and the ARCA Racing Series will be at the  half-mile Madison International Speedway on Friday, June 15th for the Herr’s Potato Chips 200. The race will be shown live on MAV TV beginning at 9:00 PM ET.

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “like” their facebook page at  Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series for the 2018 season. The team is based out of Statesville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com

 

 

Jun 06

Max Tullman looking for top-10 finish in Michigan ARCA debut

Max Tullman looking for top-10 finish in Michigan ARCA debut

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Continuing to mount solid finishes in his transition to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, newcomer Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) heads to Michigan International Speedway eyeing his third career top-10 finish in Friday afternoon’s ZOMONGO 200.

For the fifth time this season, the popular Tullman with the support of his Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) team heads to the Irish Hills looking to acquire priceless seat time while hunting a strong finish at the same time.

Last weekend at Pocono Raceway, Tullman continued to show his quick adaption to stock cars.

Making significant gains at the Tricky Triangle from an open-test on Wednesday to practice on Friday and then a solid top-15 performance during the race, Tullman is hoping for an easy changeover to the fast speeds of the 2.0-mile oval of Michigan – one that rewards Tullman with his third top-10 run of the year.

“Excited to get to Michigan,” said Tullman. “It’s been fun to run three straight ARCA races with Mason Mitchell Motorsports. We’ve been able to learn a lot and more importantly finish the race.

“This weekend at Michigan, our goals don’t change – but we are hoping to put ourselves back in the top-10. That would be a huge win for our Mason Mitchell Motorsports team on Friday.”

To help him adapt to Michigan’s sweeping turns and mind-blowing straightaways, Tullman has been focused on studying the available resources to him, including video and photography. With his fifth career ARCA start just days away, the Chester Springs, Pa. native believes he has soaked up enough intel to give him a good head start.

“I’m taking these ARCA races very seriously,” added Tullman. “Late at night, I feel like I’m back in High School – looking at notes, watching video and just dissecting photos. It’s all for a good cause. Michigan is a mega race for ARCA and I want to put our team in the spotlight.”

For the second time this season, Yurpal.com will support Tullman in ARCA competition.

Yurpal.com is the first and only e-commerce platform designed and dedicated to the construction and building materials industry.

“I’m stoked to welcome Yurpal.com back to Mason Mitchell Motorsports this weekend,” sounded Tullman who carries an average finish of 9.8 in four races. “We had a great time with them at Talladega and a had strong finish that put an exclamation point on the weekend. I think we can do it again.”

Yurpal.com CEO Jon De Langis is thrilled about his company’s return with Tullman and MMM.

“All of us at Yurpal.com are very excited to have this second opportunity to support Max Tullman and Mason Mitchell Motorsports this weekend at Michigan International Speedway,” offered De Langis.

“As we’ve said before we consider a relationship in Motorsports as a very high priority to promote our brand as we continue to grow our eCommerce platform for building materials and products. Our exposure and recognition at Talladega was tremendous and we’re looking forward to this next ARCA experience with Max and the team.”

Veteran Motorsports crew chief Doug Richert, who led Dale Earnhardt Sr. to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) championship in 1980 will continue to call the shots for Tullman.

“I feel like I’ve been working with Doug for years compared to just months,” added Tullman. “He’s super patient with me and is really determined to make me a better race car driver inside and out.

“That loyalty is important to me and my family. While my learning curve continues, his patience is inconceivable. At the end of the day, I’m confident Doug’s approach is going to take us from contenders to winners.”

Following Michigan, the 20-year-old Tullman will return to Mason Mitchell Motorsports at the end of the month for his Chicagoland Speedway debut.

 

“We’re working around the clock to keep me racing more in ARCA with Mason and Doug,” explained Tullman. “We’ve got a lot of good things happening, but everyone knows the more I’m in a race car – the better I’m going to be in a long run.

 

“Everything’s been so smooth with Mason Mitchell Motorsports. They really treat me like family and that’s the reason we’re focused on doing what we can to race more this summer.”

 

In addition to the ZOMONGO 200, the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge veteran will compete in a minimum of two other ARCA races at Chicagoland and Iowa Speedway (July) respectively.

 

Announced last month, Tullman will also compete in a minimum of two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races aboard the No. 20 Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports.

 

Additional stock car races are set to be added to Tullman’s schedule and will be announced in the immediate future.

 

Tullman will be a teammate to Quin Houff for the third time in 2018.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series spotter Tyler Green will continue to guide in Friday afternoon’s highly anticipated thriller.

Chassis Information: Tullman will pilot chassis No. 594 in his MIS debut. Tullman raced this chassis last week at Pocono. Overall, this car has ten prior ARCA starts, earning one win (Kansas Speedway, 2015), three top-five and five top-10 performances.

 

The ZOMONGO 200 (100 laps | 200 miles) is the eighth of 20 races on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., June 8 with a two-hour practice session from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 2:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 5:30 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities. All times are local (Eastern).

For autograph requests and to join Max Tullman on social media, please like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @MaxTullman.

For additional information on Yurpal, please visit Yurpal.com.

 

About Yurpal.com:

 

Yurpal.com is the first and only e-commerce platform designed and dedicated to the construction and building materials industry. 

 

Through the convenience of our online platform, buyers can create or upload their entire bill-of-materials for projects large and small and receive competitive price results from every vendor in the country with a single click.  With the use of our bundled SaaS, our users can manage multiple clients and projects, schedule phased deliveries of their products, and much more. 

 

This can be done simultaneously which significantly reduces the repetitive and time-consuming process of sourcing products, from multiple vendors, to get the products when and where they are needed, at the best price available.  Essentially, we bring the vendors to the buyers.  Best of all, this platform is free for buyers to use.

 

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Jun 05

Quin Houff Brings Momentum into Michigan with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Quin Houff Brings Momentum into Michigan with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Mooresville, North Carolina – Coming off of a career best finish of sixth two weeks ago at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Quin Houff will return to the No. 98 BeatinCancerWithDuke.org Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) with Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) in the ZOMONGO 200. This will mark Houff’s first time racing at the 2.0-mile track located in Brooklyn, Michigan.

“Michigan is going to be a whole new challenge and I'm excited to go tackle the fast-paced two-mile track,” Houff stated. “I know the MMM guys will prepare a fast car and get me up to speed quickly. “It felt great to get a solid top-10 finish under my belt and leave Charlotte with momentum heading into Michigan. Charlotte kind of knocked the rust off for me being out of the car since February. I am very excited to hit the ground running even better in Michigan and get the finish that MMM deserves.”

Last week Quin tested at the Pocono Raceway with MMM in preparation for his first start at the “Tricky Triangle” at the end of the month when ARCA returns for its second race of the season at the 2.5-mile track.

“Testing at Pocono last week really helped me get acclimated with the track. I have a better understanding of what to expect when we race there at the end of the month.”

After the race at Charlotte, Houff honored Veterans during Memorial Day at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds with the Victory Weekend organization.

Chassis Information: Houff will be back behind chassis No. 588 for MMM at MIS. Houff raced the chassis to a sixth-place finish last month at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The chassis has 27 starts since 2014, earning one win (Winchester 2015), eight top-five finishes and 16 top-10 finishes.

The ZOMONGO 200 at the Michigan International Speedway will air live on MAV TV Friday, June 8th beginning at 5:30 pm ET. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities throughout the day.

For more information on Quin Houff:

 Visit his website at www.quinhouff.com. He’s also on Facebook (/QuinHouffMotorsports), Twitter (@P1_Houff) and Instagram (@P1_Houff).

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “Like” their Facebook page at Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

Mason Mitchell Motorsports (masonmitchellmotorsports.com) is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

 

Jun 03

Max Tullman & Blaine Perkins Gain Valuable Experience with Mason Mitchell Motorsports at Pocono Raceway

Max Tullman & Blaine Perkins Gain Valuable Experience with Mason Mitchell Motorsports at Pocono Raceway

(Mooresville, NC) The Pocono Raceway is one of the most challenging and difficult tracks on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) teammates and ARCA rookies Blaine Perkins and Max Tullman survived their first starts at the “Tricky Triangle” Friday afternoon. Perkins just missed the top-ten finishing 12th. Teammate Max Tullman crossed the stripe in 15th.

Driver Quotes

Blaine Perkins: The first half of the race was all a learning experience being in traffic and trying to pass cars,” driver Blaine Perkins stated. “We had a great long run car all race long. The restarts were pretty hectic, we would have liked to see the race go green a little longer in the second half of the race. Our pit-crew delivered a great pit-stop getting us track position we needed all race long.  Ican't thank the MMM team enough for everything this week. We had an uphill battle from the start and our team persevered and rose up to the challenge. We didn’t get the finish we deserved but our luck will turn around. I’m looking forward to being back in the car at Chicago in a few weeks.”

Max Tullman: Pocono is truly a unique track, I’ve never raced at a track similar to it before,” Max Tullman explained. “We really made strides from the beginning of the week until the final lap today. We had great track position but the late restarts didn’t help us at all. We had a top-ten car at the end and got bounced back to 15th. Being in the car consecutive weeks has been a big help. I’m looking forward to being back behind the wheel next week again at Michigan.”


RACE REVIEW:

Blaine Perkins: After heading to a backup car, MMM rookie Blaine Perkins qualified the No. 98 in the 18th spot. Making his second start of the season, Perkins raced like a seasoned veteran, exerting patience throughout the duration of the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. After a quick pit-stop Perkins found himself in the sixth spot with 34 laps to go. With 29 to go, Perkins entered the top-five for the first time in the 80-lap event. After several late race yellow flags, Perkins and the No. 98 crossed the finish line in 12th. The finish is his best result in two starts during the 2018 season.

 Max Tullman: The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 marked the second of three straight races for Tullman driving the No. 78 machine for MMM. Tullman qualified the No. 78 in the 15th spot. The 20-year-old cracked inside the top-ten for the first time at lap 14. With 23 laps to go Tullman had a fantastic save entering turn-one. No harm, no foul as the No. 78 received no damage and was able to soldier on. After multiple late race restarts, the No. 78 was pushed back to 15th in the final running order. Tullman raced as high as the sixth spot in the 80-lap event.

Max Tullman will be back behind the wheel of the No. 78 next weekend at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Quin Houff who finished a career best 6th two weeks ago at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will make his third start of the season driving the No. 98 at MIS.

The next race for MMM and the ARCA Racing Series will be Michigan International Speedway on Friday, June 8th for the ZOMONGO 200. The race will be televised live on MAV TV beginning at 5:00 PM ET. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities.

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “like” their facebook page at  Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series for the 2018 season. The team is based out of Statesville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com

 

May 30

Max Tullman hoping for no tricks in Pocono Raceway debut with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Max Tullman hoping for no tricks in Pocono Raceway debut with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

 

LONG POND, Pa. – Fresh off a solid top-15 finish in his third ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race, newcomer Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) is ready to embrace his Pocono (Pa.) Raceway debut in Friday afternoon’s General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200.

Pocono is the second of a consecutive three-race stretch for the sports car veteran, however, Tullman eyes his third career top-10 finish under the umbrella of Mason Mitchell Motorsports, a former Pocono Raceway winner.

“I’m excited to race at Pocono this weekend,” offered Tullman. “I’ve been studying it all week – heading into the test and the race. Whether it be photos, video, talking with others, I’m taking my Pocono debut very seriously with the intention of bringing home a good finish in my fourth career start.”

Like Charlotte, Tullman and his MMM team will have the support of The State University of New Jersey, the Rutgers School of Business – Camden for Friday’s 80-lap contest.

The Rutgers School of Business – Camden is recognized as a regional leader in business education and a destination school of choice with national recognition for excellence in scholarship, teaching and community partnerships.

“Our debut with Rutgers went very well,” added Tullman. “I think we brought a lot of attention to the school and that was our intention. I think if we can go to Pocono this week and keep our expectations realistic – we’re going to have a solid weekend and continue to bring awareness to Rutgers and the excellent programs they have to offer.”

Luckily for Tullman, ARCA has scheduled an open test at the 2.5-mile triangle on Wed., May 30 which will give the rookie several hours of practice and give him a head start to compete at Pocono’s Tricky Triangle.

“This test is huge for me, especially during race week,” offered Tullman. “I still have a lot to learn in my transition to stock cars, so any track time is important for me. I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by good people. From my crew chief Doug Richert to my team owner Mason (Mitchell) and two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Todd Bodine.

“I’m surrounded by very knowledgeable people and at the end of the day – that knowledge helps my capabilities as a driver and my overall performance.”

With an agenda of a top-10 finish in his Pocono debut, Tullman says it’s important to keep his expectations realistic.

“I know Pocono is not going to be an easy track. A top-10 is going to be like a win for us,” Tullman added. “I know I’m going to have the car and the crew. A lot is going to be up to me.  I have one of the best spotters on top with Tyler (Green), so I have all the tools. I just need to have a smart race and hopefully, that will be rewarded with a good finish.”

Veteran Motorsports crew chief Richert, who led Dale Earnhardt Sr. to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) championship in 1980 will continue to call the shots for Tullman.

 

“Doug and I have a great relationship, which I am very lucky and thankful for,” added Tullman.

“He’s super sharp and really devoted on working to make me a better race car driver. I can’t ask for more than that. He understands the learning curve I’m going through, and his patience is second to none. At the end of the day, Doug’s approach is going to take us from contenders to winners.”

 

Following Pocono, the 20-year-old Tullman will tackle the immensely fast 2.0-mile oval of Michigan International Speedway before returning to Mason Mitchell Motorsports at the end of June for his Chicagoland Speedway debut.

 

“It’s been a busy week or so,” added Tullman. “From Charlotte, I went home to attend my brother’s graduation. Now, I’m heading to Pocono before going back to North Carolina to help the team get ready for Michigan. The summer is going to be busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

“Pocono is going to be a lot of fun and I’m excited to have Rutgers onboard again for the ride!”

 

Tullman will pilot chassis No. 594 in his Pocono debut. Tullman raced this chassis last week at Charlotte in his intermediate track debut. Overall, this car has nine prior ARCA starts, earning one win (Kansas Speedway, 2015), three top-five and five top-10 performances.

 

In addition to the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200., the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge veteran will compete in a minimum of three other ARCA races at Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and Iowa Speedway respectively.

 

Announced last month, Tullman will also compete in a minimum of two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races aboard the No. 20 Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports.

 

Additional stock car races are set to be added to Tullman’s schedule and will be announced in the immediate future.

 

Tullman will be a teammate to Blaine Perkins for the first of two races in Long Pond this season.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series spotter Tyler Green will continue to guide in Friday afternoon’s highly anticipated thriller.

 

The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 (80 laps | 200 miles) is the seventh of 20 races on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., June 1 with an hour and 25-minute practice session from 10:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 2:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 5:45 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities. All times are local (Eastern).

For autograph requests and to join Max Tullman on social media, please like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @MaxTullman.

About Rutgers:

 

As an integral part of Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, the Rutgers School of Business–Camden is recognized as a regional leader in business education and a destination school of choice with national recognition for excellence in scholarship, teaching and community partnerships. The Rutgers School of Business–Camden’s mission is to develop ethical, inclusive, and transformational business leaders.

 

The faculty and staff at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden are driven toward: a) providing an intellectually stimulating atmosphere that fosters scholarly activities and enriches the quality of the theory and practice of business; b) delivering an innovative, relevant and enriching learning experience to a diverse student body; and c) creating value-added partnerships with corporate and community stakeholders for mutual growth and benefit.”

May 30

Blaine Perkins Looking for Redemption in First start at the Pocono Raceway

Blaine Perkins Looking for Redemption in First start at the Pocono Raceway

 

 (Mooresville, NC, May 30, 2018) – Last month, 18-year-old Blaine Perkins was in position to win in just his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start at the Talladega Superspeedway. A late yellow coming to the white flag set up a green-white-checkered finish and Perkins tank ran dry. He would rebound cross the finish line in 13th.  The Bakersfield, California native will pilot the No. 98 AUTOparkit/Four Star Fruit Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM). It also marks Perkins first start at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

“It's a big confidence booster going into Pocono after seeing the success we had at Talladega,” an excited Perkins described. “We definitely didn't get the result out of Talladega that we deserved, but we ran up front all day and had a chance to win a Superspeedway race. I know MMM will give me a great racecar. They always run strong at Pocono including winning here last July.”

Last weekend, Perkins raced his late model at his hometown track the Irwindale Raceway located in Irwindale, California. He earned two podium finishes coming home runner-up in the first 40 lap race and then finishing third in the second 40 lap feature.

Mason Mitchell Motorsports earned the win last July at the Pocono Raceway with Justin Haley. Perkins and the team will partake in the open test session Wednesday, May 30th in preparation for Friday’s 200-mile race.

“I have been watching footage of both races from last year. I have also been practicing Pocono on Iracing just to get a feel for the track heading into Wednesday's test. One of the biggest things I learned at Talladega was how to save fuel under caution. I believe that will help in Friday afternoon’s race.”

Chassis Information: Perkins will chassis No. 589 out of the MMM stable. This is a familiar chassis for Perkins. It’s the same car he made in his ARCA debut last fall at the Kentucky Speedway and finished ninth. The chassis has 25 starts earning two wins (Iowa 2015 and Springfield 2016), 13 top-five finishes and 21 top-ten’s.

The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 will air Friday, June 1st beginning at 5:30 PM on Fox Sports 2 Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities throughout the day.

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “Like” their Facebook page at Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

Mason Mitchell Motorsports (masonmitchellmotorsports.com) is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The team is headquartered in Mooresville North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

May 26

Mason Mitchell Motorsports General Tire 150 Post-Race Review

Mason Mitchell Motorsports General Tire 150 Post-Race Review

 

(Mooresville, NC, May 26, 2018) – After nearly a decade and a half away from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards returned to the 1.5-mile track Thursday evening for the General Tire 150. Mason Mitchell Motorsports teammates Quin Houff and Max Tullman both made their 1.5-mile debut in the 100 lap event. Houff led the way earning a career best sixth-place finish in just his third ARCA start. Teammate Max Tullman finished in the 12th position.

Houff started in the 17th spot and moved into the top-ten early by lap-five. He raced the No. 98 BeatinCancerWithDuke.org Chevy as high as the fifth spot. Houff’s next race will be in two weeks at the 2.0-mile Michigan International Speedway.

This was the day we needed,” driver Quin Houff explained. “We came here with a goal to get more comfortable on the 1.5-mile tracks and we definitely completed that. It feels great to be able to get a strong finish and have something to build off of for the Pocono test and then the race at Michigan in two weeks. I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work during the test and here this week to make the car better. I’m looking forward to being back behind the wheel at Michigan.”

After qualifying in 19th, Tullman showed the patience of a veteran. Improving every lap and working his way toward the top-ten. After the halfway portion is when Tullman shined, moving into the top-ten with 35 laps remaining. He was able to race as high as the 8th position. Late race restarts shuffled Tullman just outside of the top-ten in 12th.

Max Tullman brought in the momentum of back-to-back top-ten finishes from the Daytona International Speedway and earlier this month at the Talladega Superspeedway with the ARCA Racing Series. But this weekend provided a different challenge as the road course racer had never raced on a 1.5-mile track.

“This was a great learning experience for me this weekend,” Max Tullman stated. “I was honestly learning something new with the car every lap on the track. I’m looking forward to being back behind the wheel again at Pocono next week.”

 

Now the team prepares to make the first stop of the 2018 season at the Pocono Raceway. The teams will test next Wednesday, May 30th with Max Tullman, Blaine Perkins and Quin Houff. Tullman and Perkins will be racing in next Friday evenings General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. Houff will race in the July Pocono race.

The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 will be live on Fox Sports 2 on Friday, June 1st beginning at 5:30 PM. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities throughout the day from Pocono.

 

Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “Like” their Facebook page at Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

 

About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

Mason Mitchell Motorsports (masonmitchellmotorsports.com) is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The team is headquartered in Mooresville North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitc