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Jun 25

Ryan Repko Fights Through Adversity in ARCA Debut for Top-10 Finish with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Ryan Repko Fights Through Adversity in ARCA Debut for Top-10 Finish with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

 

 (STATESVILLE, NC)— Adversity separates a good team from a great team in racing and Friday evening at the Madison International Speedway, Mason Mitchell Motorsports fought through adversity with 17-year-old Ryan Repko to earn an eighth-place finish in the Montgomery Ward 200.

Shortly before halfway, smoke came from underneath the No. 78 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet. Luckily, the MMM team was able to diagnose the issue and repair a loose oil line under the yellow flag. The team was able to minimize the damage and only lose one lap in the repair

Repko and the No. 78 team spent the next 50 laps getting in position to receive the free pass. Finally, with 43 laps to go their patience paid off as they were the recipient of the free pass. After restarting from the 13th position, Repko worked his way back inside the top-10 for the first time in over 50 laps Driving like a veteran, Repko continued to pass cars and made a last lap pass to secure the eighth position in his ARCA debut.

“It was a wild and crazy evening,” Repko stated. “We were almost involved in a few wrecks and lost some spots and we had to charge our way back up through the field. Then before halfway we started smoking and had to fix a loose oil line. The MMM guys developed a plan and we only lost one lap. After getting back on the lead lap we had to charge to the front again.”

“I learned a lot honestly, I wouldn’t change anything with how the race went because I learned a lot and had to fight through adversity. I don’t doubt that we could have contended for a top-five, maybe even a win if we didn’t have our issue. I truly appreciate the opportunity that MMM provided this weekend. This is a great team that provides fast cars and never gives up.”

After four straight races, MMM will have a well-deserved off weekend from the track to prepare for one of the marquee races on the ARCA schedule at the Iowa Speedway.

MMM has one win at the Iowa Speedway with owner/driver Mason Mitchell when he captured the checkered flag in 2015 in front of his hometown crowd.

Fans with Benefits 150

The next event for the ARCA Racing Series is the Fans with Benefits 150 at the Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 8th. The race will be tape delayed on MAVTV will arcaracing.com will feature live audio of the race as well as timing and scoring and live chat of 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 2017 season. The team is based out of Statesville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 21

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Montgomery Ward 200 Pre-Race

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Montgomery Ward 200 Pre-Race

 

STATESVILLE, North Carolina – After racing at the fastest track on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule the Michigan International Speedway, its back to short track roots for Mason Mitchell Motorsports at the Madison International Speedway. 17-Year-old Ryan Repko will make his ARCA debut with racing the No. 78 Champion Power Equipment/Cometic Gaskets Chevrolet with MMM at Madison Friday evening in the Montgomery Ward 200.

MMM is coming off a dominating performance last week at MIS where for the third time in 2017 they led the most laps in a race (71). Repko recently captured his first CARS Late Model Tour Stock Car pole at the Anderson Motor Speedway and earned a sixth-place finish.

Madison starts a stretch of three straight short track races (Madison, Iowa, and Lucas Oil Raceway) for MMM with the ARCA Racing Series. The team has been quite strong on the short tracks in 2017, earning two top-five’s and four top-ten finishes. The team led the most laps 134 en-route to a second place finish at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville.

The team tested Tuesday afternoon with Repko behind the wheel for the first time of the No. 78 at Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia

Driver Ryan Repko Quotes:

“I originally started racing in Late Models at Motor Mile and Motor Mile resembles Madison quite a bit,” Repko explained. We're hoping my experience there will transition over to Madison. There will be a few challenges going into this. The two most obvious will be the horsepower and the size of the car, but I think the biggest thing will be running on a radial tire. I've never driven on a radial tire in my career. I know that my MMM crew led by Kevin Reed will get me up to speed quickly. These guys produce quality cars.”

“We had a great test Tuesday at Motor Mile. We spent a lot of time on race runs. I feel like we had a lot of speed right away and just made minor adjustments and kept tweaking on it. I feel very confident heading into the race Friday evening.

Owner Mason Mitchell Quotes:

“I’ve been following Ryan for a couple of years now and he’s always had my attention,” Owner Mason Mitchell stated. “Ryan did a great job at our test yesterday. He was all ears and learned quickly. He was very smooth behind the wheel and didn’t abuse the tires. I am looking forward to seeing what we can do this weekend.”

Chassis Information: Repko will race chassis No. 588 out of the MMM stable. This will be the chassis’ first race of the 2017 season. The chassis’ last start came in the 2016 finale at the Kansas Speedway with Mason Mitchell behind the wheel. The chassis has 23 starts since 2014, earning one win (Winchester 2015), seven top-fives and 14 top-10 finishes.

MMM Stats at Madison: MMM has two prior starts at the half-mile located in Madison, Wisconsin. Last year the team led the most lap (109) and earned a runner-up finish in the 200 lap event.

Madison Schedule. The Montgomery Ward 200 will be live on MAVTV Friday, June 23rd, 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 Statesville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

 

 

Jun 19

Corrigan Oil 200 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Post-Race

Corrigan Oil 200 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Post-Race

 (STATESVILLE, NC)— For the third time during the 2017ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Mason Mitchell Motorsports led the most laps in a race. The championship team turned in a dominating performance at the Michigan International Speedway with driver Kyle Weatherman in the Corrigan Oil 200 leading a race high 71 of the 100 laps. Unfortunately, Weatherman was forced to pit-road for an unscheduled stop with seven laps remaining and finished two laps down in 14th.

“We had a dominating racecar,” a dejected Kyle Weatherman stated. “It’s disappointing to lead the most laps and have nothing to show for it. These guys work so hard to build fast cars. General Tire brought a great tire here and it held up perfectly. We are determined as a team to turn our bad luck around. When we do, the wins will come. I am looking forward to heading to Iowa next month. It will be my 50th ARCA race and I’ve always raced well at Iowa.”

MMM has led the most laps at Daytona International Speedway, Fairgrounds Speedway and this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway.

Weatherman started from the fourth position and wasted no time as he moved into the runner-up position four laps in.

Weatherman inherited the lead when leader at the time Brandon Jones spun out resulting in the afternoon’s first yellow flag. Weatherman would lead the next 37 circuits around the 2.0-mile track.

Weatherman brought the No. 78 down pit-road at lap 48 right before the second yellow flag waved. Weatherman would cycle back through the field in the fifth positon.

It only took the No. 78 11 laps to work back into the top spot. Weatherman would hold the lead until seven laps remaining when he made an unscheduled stop and brought the No. 78 down pit-road. Weatherman crossed the stripe in 14th.

Late model driver Ryan Repko will make his ARCA debut next Friday evening at the Madison International Speedway in Madison, Wisconsin.

Montgomery Ward 200

The next event for the ARCA Racing Series will be the Montgomery Ward 200 at Madison Int'l Speedway Friday night, June 23, Live on MAVTV at 9 p.m. Eastern. In addition to live coverage on FS1, arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat of 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 2017 season. The team is based out of Statesville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com

 

 

 

 

Jun 15

Ryan Repko Eager for ARCA Debut at Madison with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Ryan Repko Eager for ARCA Debut at Madison with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Statesville, North Carolina – 17-Year-old short track standout Ryan Repko will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut in the Montgomery Ward 200 at the Madison International Speedway on June 23rd. Repko will be behind the wheel of the No. 78 Champion Power Equipment/Cometic Gaskets Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

“This is going to be a huge step up,” an excited Repko stated.” If you compare it to stick and ball sports, I'm basically making the transition from college to pro. It'll be a great experience for me and I have confidence in my MMM crew going into it.

“I originally started racing in Late Models at Motor Mile and Motor Mile resembles Madison quite a bit so we're hoping my experience there will transition over to Madison. There will be a few challenges going into this. The two most obvious will be the horsepower and the size of the car, but I think the biggest thing will be running on a radial tire. I've never driven on a radial tire in my career. I know that my MMM crew led by Kevin Reed will get me up to speed quickly. These guys produce quality cars.”

Repko just captured his first CARS Late Model Tour Stock Car pole at the Anderson Motor Speedway last weekend and earned a sixth-place finish.

“I’ve had my eye on Repko for quite some time now,” Owner Mason Mitchell stated. “He knows how to take care of his equipment and manage his stuff until the end of a race. We’ve always raced well at Madison so I am confident we will have a great weekend.”

2015 was Repko’s first season racing in late models at Motor Mile, South Boston and Hickory. He picked up one win during his rookie season and was awarded Motor Mile Speedway’s rookie of the year in limited late models. 2016 was Repko’s first appearance at the Martinsville ValleyStar 300 where he qualified third overall and finished ninth in the feature race. He is currently a high school Junior at North Lincoln High School and enrolled in the academic honors program.

MMM has two prior starts at Madison. Last season the team earned a runner-up finish with Kyle Weatherman behind the wheel. In two starts the teams led 163 out of 400 laps.

The Montgomery Ward 200 will be live on MAVTV Friday, June 23rd 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 Statesville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

 

 

 

Jun 13

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Corrigan Oil 200 Pre-Race

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Corrigan Oil 200 Pre-Race

 

STATESVILLE, North Carolina – Statistically Michigan International Speedway (MIS) has been one of Mason Mitchell Motorsports best tracks on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards circuit with an average finish of 3.7 in three starts. There’s only one more thing for the championship team left to do in the “Irish Hills” and that’s capture a win at the 2.0-mile oval.

ARCA veteran Kyle Weatherman will be behind the wheel of the No. 78 Turn One Condos/St. Charles Glass Chevrolet for the championship team. Weatherman led 17 laps last year at MIS before the fuel tank sputtered with four laps remaining resulting in a 12th place finish. Weatherman will make his 50th career ARCA start next month at the Iowa Speedway.

Weatherman’s No. 78 will feature Detroit Lions Safety Don Carey’s REECH Foundation on the car.

Driver Kyle Weatherman Quotes:

“Michigan is the fastest track that we race at so keeping your momentum through to corners is going to be key,” Weatherman explained. “It’s always important to run well every week but it’s critical to run well at MIS with all of the manufactures watching. Kevin Reed has it figured out at MIS. We’ve had a lot of speed this season. We just need all of the pieces to line-up. If we can make that happen, we can end the day in victory lane.”

“It’s going to be great having Detroit Lions Safety Don Carey at the track this weekend to help him with promoting his foundation. I think it’s great to see other athletes taking interests in what we’re doing on the racing side of things.”

Owner Mason Mitchell Quotes:

“We’ve always had speed at Michigan, Owner Mason Mitchell stated. “It’s one of my favorite tracks as a drive. To be fast you have to be on edge all race long. I know we will have speed with Kyle behind the wheel and Kevin Reed calling the shots on top of the box. This is a track we want to win at really bad.”

Chassis Information: Weatherman will race chassis No. 593 out of the MMM stable. The chassis has 12 starts, most recently last weekend at the Pocono Raceway. The chassis has one win (Chicago 2014), four top-five’s and seven top-10 finishes.

MMM Stats at MIS: MMM has three starts at the 2.0-mile oval. The championship team has two top-fives, three top-tens and an average finish of 3.7. MMM also won the pole for the 2014 event.

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Michigan Schedule. The on-track action begins Thursday, June 15 with practice from 1 - 3 p.m. General Tire Pole Qualifying starts at 1:40 p.m. Friday afternoon. The Corrigan Oil 200 is scheduled to get underway Friday at 6 with live coverage on FS1. ARCAracing.com will provide live timing, scoring and chat.

For more on Kyle Weatherman, please visit kyleweatherman.com. Follow him on Twitter @KyleWeatherman and Facebook at Kyle Weatherman Facebook.

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 Statesville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

 

 

Jun 12

Mason Mitchell Motorsports General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Post-Race

Mason Mitchell Motorsports General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Post-Race

 (STATESVILLE, NC)— Mason Mitchell Motorsports experienced highs and lows this weekend at the Pocono Raceway in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200.

No driver passed more cars in the 80-lap event than Michael Self in the No. 28 Sinclair Oil Chevrolet. Self started at the rear of the field due to the MMM team electing to change engines before qualifying. It only took The 26-year-old 18 laps to work his way to the front. Shortly after, Self had a left front tire go down on his No. 28 “Dino” car. Luckily, he was by the entrance of pit-road and elected to make his first stop. The flat left front tire forced Self back to the 17th position. Self worked his way back up to the 6th position before the afternoon’s first and only caution waved on lap 38.

Self made his final pit-stop under the lap 38 caution for four General Tires. The No. 28 raced in the third position for the final 36 laps and earned a podium finish crossing the stripe in third. It tied Self’s best career ARCA finish in five starts.

“It was a blast putting on a show for the fans after starting in the back,” Self stated. “We had the fastest car during the first run coming through the field. We got a little tight the final run to the finish. I learned so much in my first race with MMM. They worked hard all weekend and we overcame a lot as a team. I can’t thank Sinclair for their continued support. They had a lot of folks here today and we gave them a lot to cheer about. I’m looking forward to heading to Iowa next month with MMM.”

After a two-race absence from the seat of the No. 78 Kyle Weatherman returned behind the wheel. The 19-year-old started from the second position. During the first run Weatherman held the first spot until lap 16 when he came down pit-road. A problem on the right side of the car during the stop cost the 78-valuable time on the track. Weatherman returned to the track in the 18th spot. It only took Weatherman 17 laps to work back into the top-10 at lap 38 when the caution waved.

A great final pit-stop put the No. 78 in fifth for the final stop. Weatherman immediately passed the 52 for the fourth spot and was putting pressure on the front three cars. The Wentzville, Missouri native fought handling issues the final 20 laps and slid back to the ninth position. As he was working his way around a lapped machine in the closing laps his right front came in contact with lapped machine. This forced the 78 to a 16th place finish at the checkered flag.

“We had a Fast Turn One Condos Chevrolet, we just need some racing luck right now,” Weatherman explained. “We’ve had fast cars everywhere we’ve raced. We had an excellent final pit-stop and worked our way up to fourth. We made contact with a lapped car and when that happened it changed our handling. I’m looking forward to Michigan next week. Thank MMM again for another great car. We will get a win soon, I know it.”

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards heads to Michigan Int'l Speedway next for the Corrigan Oil 200 next Friday, June 16. The race is live at FS1 at 6 p.m. Eastern.

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 2017 season. The team is based out of Statesville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 07

Self Brings Dino to Pocono for Second ARCA Start of 2017

Self Brings Dino to Pocono for Second ARCA Start of 2017

 

Race Weekend Information

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017

Event: General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200

Track: Pocono Raceway

Series: ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

Watch it live: FOX Sports 1, 5:30PM EDT

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 28 Sinclair Oil Chevrolet SS

Team: Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Crew Chief: Mason Mitchell

A Look Back: On May 20, Self finished eighth place in the No. 9 Sunrise Ford Fusion at Orange Show Speedway, after a flat tire with 25 laps remaining removed him from second place.

A Look Ahead: This Friday, June 9, Self will take to the “Tricky Triangle” at the 2.5 mile Pocono Raceway. This will mark Self’s first visit to the Superspeedway, and his second start of the year in ARCA Racing Series competition.

Self on Pocono: “Any time I get to drive the Sinclair Oil Dino Car it automatically becomes one of my favorite race weekends. I still get giddy every time I look at the car, and can’t wait to get behind the wheel. I love running in the ARCA Racing Series. The competition is great, the car is a really good package, and they run some great tracks like Pocono. The thought of Pocono is a little intimidating, but having coached/spotted for Justin Haley there in this race last year, I’ve got some knowledge of the track, and will have a ton of experience and success at Pocono around me in the Mason Mitchell Motorsports crew. Those guys in the shop have worked really hard to get the Sinclair Oil No. 28 together, Mason has run really well at Pocono in the past, and Kevin Reed has always produced fast cars there.”

Mason Mitchell: "MMM is really looking forward to Michael joining our team for two races. He is one of the top talents in the country and I think our combination will result in success. MMM has always had a great track record at Pocono Raceway. Hopefully we can earn our first win at the 2.5-mile track."

MMM Stats at Pocono: MMM has eight starts at Pocono dating back to their first season in ARCA in 2014. The team earned the pole for the 2014 August race with Mason Mitchell behind the wheel. The team has earned three top-five finishes and five top-tens. The teams best finish at the Pocono Raceway is second in June 2014.

 Car Info: The MMM car Self will be driving is chassis 594. The car last raced at Pocono in June 2016. The chassis won at Kansas Speedway with Mason Mitchell behind the wheel in 2015, and has since been converted into a composite body. The chassis has five prior starts earning one win (Kansas 15) two top-five’s and three top-ten finishes.

 

 About Michael Self: A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Self is an accomplished road racer, four-time Utah State Karting champion, and six-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series winner. Self has made four starts in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition, driving for JD Motorsports. He scored a career-best 11th-place finish at Wisconsin’s Road America in 2015. In 2016, he helped guide Justin Haley to the NKNPSE championship from the spotter’s stand and as a driver’s coach. He returned to driving in the October 2016 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards event at Kansas Speedway, where he earned a third-place finish. In 2017, he will be driving the Sinclair Oil No. 28 in select ARCA Racing Series events, as well as the No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Sinclair Oil Ford Fusion in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. For live updates and breaking news, follow Self on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

 

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 Statesville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell. Follow MMM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

Jun 06

Mason Mitchell Motorsports General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Pre-race

Mason Mitchell Motorsports General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Pre-race

 

STATESVILLE, North Carolina – From the shortest track on the ARCA schedule the Elko Speedway, to one of the biggest tracks on the schedule the Pocono Raceway.  Kyle Weatherman returns behind the wheel of the No. 78 Turn One Condos Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports this Friday in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200. Weatherman will make his fourth start at the “Tricky Triangle” located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Before the race, Weatherman and the No. 78 team will participate in the open test Wednesday to prepare for the 80-lap event.

The Wentzville, Missouri native started on the pole last August at Pocono. Weatherman led five laps en-route to earning his first top-five finish at the 2.5-mile track. 

Driver Kyle Weatherman Quotes:

“Pocono is one of hardest big tracks to get around which makes it very fun and challenging. We’re looking forward to heading to Pocono. We’ve been working nonstop on this car and hopefully we can find a good balance Wednesday in the test session.”

“It’s very difficult to get in a rhythm because the corners are so different from one another. It makes it very fun and challenging to do for 80 laps. Normally it's hard to find a perfect balance but normally you can get turns one and three pretty close.”

 “It seems like whenever we come to Pocono it normally comes down to a fuel mileage race. Saving fuel is very important. The best I've found to do it lift a few car lengths earlier and depending on if your racing cars around you still you can go to only 3/4 throttle and that helps as well.” 

Chassis Information: Weatherman will race chassis No. 593 out of the MMM stable. The chassis has 11 starts, most recently last August at the Berlin Raceway. The chassis has one win (Chicago 2014), four top-five’s and seven top-10 finishes.

MMM Stats at Pocono: MMM has eight starts at Pocono dating back to their first season in ARCA in 2014. The team earned the pole for the 2014 August race with Mason Mitchell behind the wheel. The teams earned three top-five finishes and five top-tens. The teams best finish at the Pocono Raceway is second in June 2014.

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Pocono Schedule: Practice for the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 is raceday, Friday morning from 9:30 - 10:55 a.m. with General Tire Pole Qualifying at 2 p.m.. The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 is live on FS1 Friday afternoon at 5:45 p.m. In addition to live coverage on FS1, arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat of all on-track activities.

For more on Kyle Weatherman, please visit kyleweatherman.com. Follow him on Twitter @KyleWeatherman and Facebook at Kyle Weatherman Facebook.

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 Statesville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

 

 

Jun 04

Cole Anderson Impressive in ARCA Debut with Mason Mitchell Motorsports; Earns Top-10 Finish

Cole Anderson Impressive in ARCA Debut with Mason Mitchell Motorsports; Earns Top-10 Finish

 (ELKO, MN)— Cole Anderson positioned himself for a top-five finish to the checkered flag in the Shore Lunch 250 at the Elko Speedway Saturday evening. Unfortunately, an incident on the final lap in turn four collected Anderson and resulted in a 10th place finish in his Series debut.

“It’s a bummer to have our debut end up a victim and a wrecked car on the final lap,” a dejected Anderson stated. “It’s unfortunate to have our good run ruined because of one driver wanting to finish one spot higher in the running order.”

“I can’t thank Timberwolf Plastics / Johnson Jet-Line and Mason Mitchell Motorsports enough for this opportunity. We got better all day long improved on every run. The pit-crew gained us spots on both stops during the race. It was a total team effort. It was great to give my friends, family and fans a lot to cheer for during the race.”

Anderson qualified the No. 78 7th on the grid for the sixth race of the 2017 season. When the green flag waved Cole positioned himself in the 7th spot for the opening 60 laps. After working into a groove Anderson cracked the top-five on lap 61 working his way by the 23 and 55 for position. The 19-year-old worked his way into the 4th position before making his first pit-stop of the evening at lap 72 for two General Tires.

Anderson spent the next 100 laps racing inside of the top-five. He would bring the No. 78 down pit-road during the evenings 6th caution at lap 193.

The Northfield, Minnesota native positioned himself nicely for a top-five finish until two cars ahead of him racing for position on the final lap made contact coming off of turn four. The incident started a big mess on the frontstretch, Anderson would receive heavy damage to the front of the No. 78 and limp across the finish to a 10th place finish

The ARCA Racing Series will be back in action Friday, June 9th at the “Tricky Triangle” the Pocono Raceway for the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible200.

 The series will have an open test Wednesday, June 7 (on-track from 9-5) in preparation for Fridays race. The morning of Thursday, June 8 is reserved as a rain date for the test.

General Tire #AnywhereisPossible200 Information

Practice for the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 is raceday, Friday morning from 9:30 - 10:55 a.m. with General Tire Pole Qualifying at 2 p.m.. The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 is live on FS1 Friday afternoon at 5:45 p.m. In addition to live coverage on FS1, arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat of all on-track activities.

 The Shore Lunch 250 at Elko Speedway Saturday, June 3, live on MAVTV. 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.

Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series for the 2017 season. The team is based out of Statesville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com

 

 

 

 

 

May 31

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Shore Lunch 250 pre-race release

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Shore Lunch 250 pre-race release

 

STATESVILLE, North Carolina – 19-year-old Minnesota native Cole Anderson is set to make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut in the Shore Lunch 250 at the Elko Speedway driving the No. 78 Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

 Anderson’s enjoyed success in the late model ranks winning the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway. In 2016, he won two races with the Southern Super Series at South Alabama Speedway and at Montgomery Motor Speedway while capturing the series rookie of the year honors. Anderson was also selected as one of the 51 drivers selected in the Speed 51 Short Track Draft in 2017.

Driver Cole Anderson Quotes:

“I am really looking forward to making my ARCA debut at Elko,” Cole stated. “It’s going to be great racing in front of family and friends. I grew up 20 minutes for Elko Speed

way so this will be a homecoming for me.”

“Navigating lapped traffic and picking the right lane will be key. MMM has a strong short track program. I really see no reason why we can’t end up in victory lane at the end of 250 laps.”

Owner Mason Mitchell Quotes:

“We had a great test with Cole in February at New Smyrna. He has a ton of laps racing at Elko since he grew up just down the road from the track. Our team has been working nonstop on our cars and our short track program is the best that it’s been. If the racing luck goes our way I believe we will end up in victory lane.”

 

Chassis Information: Cole Anderson will wheel chassis No. 589 out of the MMM stable. The chassis has raced in all three short tracks in 2017 earning two top-five finishes and three top-ten’s. In 19 starts the chassis has two wins (Iowa 15 and Springfield 16), 13 top-five finishes and 17 top-ten finishes.

MMM Stats at Elko: MMM has one prior start at the 3/8 Elko Speedway. The lone start was in 2014 during Mason Mitchell’s championship run. Mitchell earned a top-ten finish in the 250-lap event.

Media: The Shore Lunch 250 will be live on MAVTV beginning at 9:00pm ET. Arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring, plus live chat of all on-track activities. An on-track autograph session, from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., will precede driver introductions at 7:30.

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. Also, follow Mason on his personal Twitter page @TheMasonRacin.

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 Statesville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.