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Jan 11

Ryan Repko and Blaine Perkins Added to Impressive MMM Lineup for Daytona Test

Ryan Repko and Blaine Perkins Added to Impressive MMM Lineup for Daytona Test

(Mooresville, NC, January 11) –  Teenagers Ryan Repko and Blaine Perkins will test with Mason Mitchell Motorsports this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway (DIS) in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open test. Both drivers made their ARCA debuts with MMM one season ago where they both earned top-10 finishes.

Repko made his series debut last June at the Madison International Speedway. The 18-year-old started in the sixth position and ended the evening with a notable top-10.

“It’ll be a dream come true,” an enthusiastic Repko stated. “Every kid dreams of one day having the opportunity to drive a car around Daytona and I’m excited that I’m going to have the chance! It’s been all I could think about for the last few weeks.”

The late model standout hasn’t raced on a track larger than a half-mile in his young career.

“I’ve never raced on anything but short tracks in my career, so I’m looking forward to learning how to work the draft and understanding how these cars work on superspeedways.  I’m going to try to learn as much as I can and ask questions and lean on Mason and my teammates as much as I can.”

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. In addition to making his ARCA debut in 2017, Repko made five starts with the CARS Late Model Stock tour in 2017 earning one top-five and five top-ten finishes. He also picked up a win in late model competition in July at the Anderson Motor Speedway He is currently a high school Senior at North Lincoln High School and enrolled in the academic honors program.

Perkins made his debut with MMM at the Kentucky Speedway last fall and ran as high as second in the late stages before earning a solid top-ten finish. Perkins will make his 2018 debut at the Talladega Superspeedway. He will also race at the Pocono Raceway (June), Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and then at the Iowa Speedway.

“This weekend’s test is going to be an amazing experience I will never forget,” Perkins stated. “Daytona hosts the most famous race in NASCAR, so to be able to practice there is quite an accomplishment in its own right.”

“Kentucky was a huge learning experience all around last year, but the most important thing I took away from there was learning how the cars handle in traffic. Since my first race of the year with MMM is going to be Talladega, I felt that coming to Daytona to practice would be a great opportunity to get more seat time and experience for our first race in April.” 

In the last two seasons, Perkins has made 26 starts with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West earning one top-five and 14 top-ten finishes. His best finish came in his rookie season (16) where he finished fifth at Colorado National Speedway.

The Bakersfield, California native began racing with the SRL Legends Tour in 2012. During his first full-time season in 2013 he earned three-top five finishes and finished runner-up in championship points. From there he made several starts with the SRL Southwest Tour as well as the Lucas Oil Modifieds. In 2016, he made the jump up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West tour earning one top-five and ten top-ten finishes and finishing tenth in points.

Daytona Open Test Information

The two-day test will start Friday, January 13th at 9:00 AM and run through 5:00 PM Teams will have a one-hour lunch break from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM.

Saturday the test will start at 9:00 AM and run through 5:00 PM. Teams will be allowed to draft with up to six cars.

Sunday January 15th will serve as the rain date.

ARCAracing.com will feature Live Timing, Scoring and an open Chat Board of the open test from Daytona.

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.

 

 

 

Jan 08

QUIN HOUFF JOINS MASON MITCHELL MOTORSPORTS AGAIN FOR DAYTONA ARCA EVENT AND BEYOND

QUIN HOUFF JOINS MASON MITCHELL MOTORSPORTS AGAIN FOR DAYTONA ARCA EVENT AND BEYOND

MOORESVILLE, NC (Jan. 8, 2018) – One year ago, a newcomer to ARCA racing turned the head of every observer during the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Virginia native Quin Houff came to the World Center of Racing and dominated a large portion of the 200-mile contest which kicks off Speedweeks.

 

An accident not of his doing wiped out Quin’s chance to win in 2017 and left him yearning for a chance to do it again. This February, he will return to the seat of a Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevrolet at Daytona for the second consecutive year, attempting to replicate his performance from one year ago where he led over a quarter of the event.

 

Last year’s Daytona run set the stage for Houff to race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Precision Performance Motorsports for a handful of races, making his debut at Bristol Motor Speedway where he once again impressed industry experts with stout qualifying and race runs.

 

“I'm very excited to get back to Daytona with Mason Mitchell Motorsports,” said the 20-year old Houff. “Last year, we had a great showing and I look forward to having the opportunity to go back this year and try to close the deal. Anytime I get in a racecar it's a blessing, so to have opportunities this year with Mason is something to be very thankful for.”

At PPM, Houff met crew chief Mark Setzer who guided him through his first year in the country’s second most popular form of motorsports.  With PPM ceasing operations, Setzer found a new home at Mason Mitchell Motorsports. Given their past successes, both parties were thrilled to be given the opportunity to race together again.

 

“I am super excited to go learn more tracks and work on my experience at bigger tracks, and having Mark move over to MMM will only make the transition and learning curve that much easier because of our previous races together,” Quin commented. “I believe 100% in Mason, Mark and all of MMM. I look forward to working with them this season and can't wait to have the chance to bring home wins for them.”

 

 Setzer echoed Houff’s sentiments.

 

“I'm so excited for this opportunity with MMM, a proven, championship-winning team that wins races every year,” Setzer remarked. “I'm looking to do just that with Quin Houff as he makes his return to MMM for a second time at Daytona. I had the chance to work with Quin during some Xfinity races last year and now look forward to building upon that success.”

 

Houff will make at least three additional starts with Mason Mitchell Motorsports in 2018 including Charlotte, Michigan and the second Pocono race.

 

For team owner Mason Mitchell, this gives him yet another potent driver behind the wheel of his team’s Chevrolets. Providing a place for young talent to stay fresh while their careers are growing was also part of the reason he transitioned into an ownership role in the ARCA Racing Series after earning a driving title of his own in 2014.

 

”We really liked working with Quin last year and were happy to see his success in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” team owner Mitchell said. “With Quin’s Xfinity team shutting down, he was looking for opportunities to continue to race and to do so competitively. We’re happy to give him the chance to continue to compete at a high level while waiting for other opportunities to develop in his career. I’m confident we will have good results and continue to showcase Quin’s talent for other owners who may be interested in racing with him at the higher levels.”

 

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).

 

For additional information on Mason Mitchell Motorsports, visit their website at www.MasonMitchellMotorsports.com. They encourage fans to follow them on Facebook (/Mason-Mitchell-Motorsports), Twitter (@MMM_team) and Instagram (@masonmitchellmotorsports).

 

 

 

Dec 05

New Shop, Crew Chief; Mason Mitchell Motorsports Full Speed Ahead for 2018 ARCA Season

New Shop, Crew Chief; Mason Mitchell Motorsports Full Speed Ahead for The 2018 ARCA Season

 

(Mooresville, NC, December 4, 2017) –  After the completion of their fourth season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Mason Mitchell Motorsports will wrap up the 2017 season this weekend at the Series annual awards banquet in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. MMM’s full-time car, the No. 78 finished third in owners points during the 2017 campaign.

“2017 Was a good year for all of us at MMM,” Owner Mason Mitchell stated. We proved to have the performance needed to compete for wins at every venue. A big accomplishment for us was the win at Pocono with Justin Haley. We would’ve had liked to have won a lot more but we were in contention every week with different drivers."

“I believe next season is going to one of our most important seasons for our organization. We are entering our fifth year as a team competing in the ARCA series and I believe we need to prove why we are a champion team. This year we need to execute and get the multiple wins that we expect. We are going to be working with a lot of great talent behind the wheel and we want to succeed more than ever.”

For the fourth season in a row, MMM visited victory lane. The team won the ModSpace 150 at the Pocono Raceway with Justin Haley. It marked the seventh win overall for MMM in the series. All seven of the teams wins have been at different racetracks.

No other team had as many drivers behind the wheel of their cars in 2017 than MMM. In total, 18 different drivers raced for MMM in at least one race.

Besides preparing for the 2018 season, the team just moved into a new shop in Mooresville earlier this month.

“This move really illustrates how important the ARCA series is to us and how much pride we have as an organization. We are in a beautiful facility with all the resources under our roof with that being a pulldown machine, surfaces plates, etc. This is the most excited I’ve been in an off season since our team started in 2014.”

Veteran crew chief Mark Setzer will call the shots on top of the pit-box in 2018 for MMM. Setzer has experience at the top level working with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Red Horse Racing.    

Daytona Test

Next up for the team is the Daytona open test on January 12th - January 13th at the World Center of Racing.

FollowMMM 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. 

Nov 01

Blaine Perkins Set for Five Race ARCA Schedule with Mason Mitchell Motorsports in 2018

Blaine Perkins Set for Five Race ARCA Schedule with Mason Mitchell Motorsports in 2018

(Statesville, NC, November 1) –  Last month 17-Year-Old Blaine Perkins made his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at the Kentucky Speedway driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) where he earned a ninth-place finish. The West Coast driver raced as high as second in his debut. Now he turns his attention to the 2018 season where he will run a five-race schedule with MMM. Perkins will make his 2018 debut at the Talladega Superspeedway. He will also race at Pocono Raceway (June), Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and the Iowa Speedway. But first, he will participate in the ARCA composite body test in less than two weeks time on November 7-8.

“I am very excited to add five more races with MMM in 2018,” Perkins stated. “We liked what we saw at Kentucky and I believe that this will be an amazing opportunity to run some of the bigger tracks that NASCAR races at.”

Mason Mitchell Motorsports completed their fourth season in ARCA earning a win at the Pocono Raceway in 2017.

“I’m excited to finally announce our plans with Blaine, Owner Mason Mitchell stated. “Blaine and I have known each other for a few years and have always wanted to work together. After we worked together at Kentucky it was a no brainer that we wanted to have him be part of MMM in 2018.”

Perkins gained valuable seat time in his debut spending the majority of the evening racing among the leaders and gaining experience with the ARCA Racing Series.

“Kentucky was a great learning experience and a great way to get to know the series, drivers and cars. I was able to learn how drafting works and began to understand how the aerodynamics work at a speedway.”

Before the test at Talladega, Perkins will with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West at Kern County Raceway Park on November 4th. He finished eighth earlier this year at Kern in the second race of the season. He currently sits ninth in Pro Series West points heading into the final race.

“The Talladega test will be a great opportunity for me to learn how the cars handle on a superspeedway. I believe the biggest differences, will be the drafting and banking. I have never been on a track more banked than Kentucky, and have never experienced the drafting that comes along with restrictor plate racing. We selected tracks to race at next year by wanting to get more of the bigger track experience. I’m looking forward to all the races next year but Talladega is definitely one I will have highlighted on my calendar. I have grown up watching NASCAR and have been to Talladega before to watch, and to imagine I will be racing there is a dream come true.”

In the last two seasons, Perkins has made 26 starts with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West earning one top-five and 14 top-ten finishes. His best finish came in his rookie season (16) where he finished fifth at Colorado National Speedway.

The Bakersfield, California native began racing with the SRL Legends Tour in 2012. During his first full-time season in 2013 he earned three-top five finishes and finished runner-up in championship points. From there he made several starts with the SRL Southwest Tour as well as the Lucas Oil Modifieds. In 2016, he made the jump up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West tour earning one top-five and ten top-ten finishes and finishing tenth in points.

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.

 

 

 

Oct 22

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Earns Top-10 Finish in 2017 Finale at Kansas

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Earns Top-10 Finish in 2017 Finale at Kansas

(Kansas City, KS)— Justin Haley and Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) continued their success together at the Kansas Speedway Friday evening in the Kansas 150. The No. 78 team earned a sixth-place finish at the 1.5-mile track to wrap up the 2017 ARCA season.

For MMM it marks the conclusion of their fourth season in the ARCA Series.

“I can’t thank the MMM guys enough for allowing me to race with them twice this year,” Haley stated after the 100-lap event. “We just needed a little bit more at the end but I’m glad to help them earn a solid finish to end the year. The restarts really played to our advantage tonight gaining us spots. The experience in trucks definitely helps with that. Hopefully we can come back and race a few times together in 2018.”

Haley started the 20th and final race of the 2017 season from the fourth position. When the green waved the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (MMM) rookie made a veteran move gaining two positions in the first lap of competition.

Haley continued to race inside the top-five until the evenings second caution at lap 56. Under the yellow flag, Haley brought the No. 78 down pit-road for four fresh General Tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment.

A late race yellow flag set up a late race restart inside of ten laps to go. Haley and several other competitors made it five-wide racing into turn one after the restart. Haley and everyone made it through the intense battle unscathed. The No. 78 would cross the stripe in the sixth position. 

Since coming into the ARCA Series in 2014, MMM has earned a win every season in the series including a victory at Pocono Raceway this season with Haley behind the wheel.

More impressively, 18 different drivers raced for the championship team during the 2017 season! MMM also made its 100th start in the series at the Kentucky Speedway in September.

The next activity for the ARCA Racing Series will be a two-day composite body open test at Talladega Superspeedway Nov. 7-8. The 65th annual national championship awards banquet follows in Indianapolis Dec. 9.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 18

MMM and Justin Haley Back Together for ARCA Finale at the Kansas Speedway

MMM and Justin Haley Back Together for ARCA Finale at the Kansas Speedway

 

STATESVILLE, N.C. (OCT. 18, 2017) – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) rookie Justin Haley will be behind the wheel of the No. 78 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevrolet for the 2017 ARCA Finale this Friday evening at the Kansas Speedway.

Haley and MMM have paired in two other races during the last two seasons in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour. Both times Haley has been able to find his way to victory lane. Haley first teamed up with MMM in 2016 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The win also marked the first win for Haley in ARCA. The duo reunited earlier this season in July at the Pocono Raceway. They found their way to victory lane together once again that afternoon. In fact, Haley’s won his three starts in the ARCA Racing Series.

“It is an honor to get the opportunity to race in the 78 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevy this weekend at Kansas Speedway,” Haley stated. “This MMM team works hard and always brings a fast car to the racetrack. I look forward to continuing the success we have had together in the past as I run for my fourth ARCA Racing Series win in four starts."

Haley has one prior start at the 1.5-mile track coming earlier this season with the NCWTS where he earned an impressive ninth place finish.

Kansas means a lot to the MMM team, they captured the 2014 ARCA championship with Mason Mitchell. The following year, the team found victory lane capturing the checkered flag with Mitchell.

“We’ve had a good season,” Owner Mason Mitchell stated.  “We always want to be better and keep having success. We see areas we here we can get even better at moving into 2018. Kansas is a special place for us. We won the championship there in 2014, and won the race in 2015. It’s like a second home to being from West Des Moines."

Chassis Information: Haley will race chassis No.594 out of the MMM stable. Michael Self raced the machine last month at the Chicagoland Speedway. He led 29 laps and appeared to be headed toward his first win until a right front tired blew ending his evening. This is the same chassis that Mason Mitchell raced to victory lane at the Kansas Speedway in 2015. The chassis has seven prior starts, earning one win (Kansas 15) three top-five’s and four top-ten finishes.

MMM at Kansas

MMM Has five prior starts at the Kansas Speedway. The team has one win (15), three top-five finishes and four top-tens. In 2014 the team captured the ARCA Racing championship while earning a fifth-place finish. The following year the team ended the season in victory lane at Kansas with Mason Mitchell behind the wheel.

KANSAS 150

 The Kansas 150 marks the 17th consecutive ARCA race at Kansas since the series debuted on the 1.5-mile superspeedway in 2001. Practice for the Kansas 150 is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20, followed by General Tire Pole Qualifying at 2:30 p.m. The 17th Kansas ARCA 150 is scheduled to get the green flag at 7:47 Friday night, with live coverage on FS2. ARCAracing.com will also 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

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.

 

 

Sep 25

MMM Crosley Brands 150 Post Race Report

MMM Crosley Brands 150 Post Race Report

(Statesville, NC)— Friday evening marked the 100th and 101st start for Mason Mitchell Motorsports dating back to the teams inception in 2014 in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.  

17-Year-old Blaine Perkins led the way for MMM in the Crosley Brands 150 driving the No. 78 Vision Wheels/ Four Star Fruit Chevrolet at the finish by earning a ninth-place finish in his Series debut. Perkins raced as high as second after the No. 78 team delivered a lightning fast pit-stop moving the No. 78 from 9th to 2nd. Perkins missed several late race incidents to bring the no. 78 home with a respectable top-ten in his first-time racing at a track larger than 1.0-mile in length.

“I really learned a lot in my first ARCA start,” Perkins stated after the 100-lap event. “The late race restarts were very wild. Mason Mitchell did a great job on the radio all evening long spotting for me and kept me out of trouble. I’m ecstatic to earn a top-ten finish in my first-time racing on a track larger than 1.0-miles. Thanks to everyone at MMM for their hard work and dedication to preparing fast cars. They truly are a great team to work with. Hopefully we can run more ARCA races moving forward.”

NASCAR Next driver Chase Purdy made his third and final start of the 2017 ARCA season with MMM. Purdy qualified the No. 88 BAMA Buggies in the seventh position. When the green waved, Purdy moved into the top-five in the fifth spot only three laps into the event. Purdy’s march toward the front continued when he moved into third on lap 33. During the evenings first pit-stop Purdy returned to the race in tenth. Using patience, he once again moved back through the field methodically. Purdy restarted from the runner-up spot with 14 laps to go. Unfortunately, several drivers made contact forcing Purdy to check up and lose several positions. With 13 laps to go while racing in the top-five, a driver pushed into Purdy forcing him into the outside wall in turn-two. This ended Purdy’s bid at his first career win. His night would end 14 laps short of the finish in 17th.

“We had a rocket all week from the test to the race,” Purdy stated. “The final restart was very wild and we were put in a four-wide position. No one is going to back down in sight of the finish and unfortunately, we lost a few spots. Someone pushed up into us out of turn two  and it put us in the wall. Unfortunately, that ended our night. We had a top-three car. It wasn’t the result I wanted in my first start at a track bigger than 1.0-miles. I learned a lot about these cars on intermediates and that’s the biggest thing learning as a driver. I want to thank MMM for allowing me to race with them in 2017. They work harder than anyone in the garage.”

MMM and the ARCA garage will have a few well deserved off weeks to prepare for the season finale on Friday, October 20th at the Kansas Speedway.

Kansas 150

The Kansas 150 marks the ARCA finale for the sixth consecutive season. ARCA teams will have practice on Friday morning on the 20th from 9:30-11:30 AM. General Tire pole qualifying will begin at 2:30 PM and the Kansas 150 will go green at 7:30 PM CDT. The race will be live on Fox Sports 2.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 19

Optimistically Third Times the Charm for Purdy and MMM at Kentucky This Weekend

Optimistically Third Times the Charm for Purdy and MMM at Kentucky This Weekend

STATESVILLE, N.C. (SEP. 18 2017) – NASCAR Next 2017-member Chase Purdy will make his third and final start of the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Friday evening at the Kentucky Speedway with Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM).

Purdy has made two starts with MMM this season driving the No. 78 machine to two top-ten finishes at the Winchester Speedway and the Salem Speedway. Friday evening, Purdy will be behind the wheel of the BAMA Buggies No. 88 Chevrolet for the championship team. It marks the first time that the 17-year-old will be racing on an oval longer than 1.0-mile.  The team will partake in the open test on Tuesday to prepare for the Crosley Brands 150.

“I've never been to a mile and a half but, given what Kevin and Mason have told me, I feel like I'll be pretty comfortable with the speed and track and racing around other cars,” Purdy stated.

Purdy is coming off a sixth-place run at the New Jersey Motorsports Park with the NKNPSE. It marked the second time that he’s ever raced on a road course. Tuesdays test session at Kentucky will be a chance for Purdy to gain valuable seat time.

 “I'm really anxious to feel the air and how it works at those speeds. Test day will be very valuable and should help us a lot. I'm just really curious to see how important the air is and how it will all work. If everything goes according to plan and I do my job by making zero mistakes, I expect to have a run inside the top five. Mason Mitchell Motorsports nearly won the last speedway race, so their cars are plenty capable if I can step up and do my job behind the wheel.”

Chassis Information: Purdy will be behind the wheel of chassis No. 593 out of the MMM stable. Myatt Snider raced the vehicle to a ninth-place finish last week at the Chicagoland Speedway. The chassis has 17 starts, earning two wins (Chicago 2014, August Pocono 2017), six top-five’s and ten top-ten finishes.

MMM at Kentucky Speedway: MMM has Four prior starts at the 1.5-mile track located in Sparta, Kentucky. The team has a best finish of third coming in the 2014 race.

Crosley Brands 150

Practice for the Crosley 150 is Friday afternoon, Sept. 22 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., followed by General Tire Pole Qualifying at 5;10. The Crosley 150 is scheduled to get the green flag just after 8.

In addition to Live Timing and Scoring and Live Chat at arcaracing.com of all on-track activities, the Crosley 150 is live on FS1 beginning at 8:00 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: 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.

 

 

Sep 18

17-Year-Old Blaine Perkins Ready for ARCA Debut at Kentucky with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

17-Year-Old Blaine Perkins Ready for ARCA Debut at Kentucky with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

 

(Statesville, NC, September 18) – 17-Year-Old Blaine Perkins will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut next Friday evening under the lights at the Kentucky Speedway driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Perkins who’s in his second season racing with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will drive the Vision Wheels/Four Star Fruit No. 78 Chevrolet for MMM. The team will participate in the open test session Tuesday at the 1.5-mile track in preparation for Friday evenings Crosley Brands 150.

“Making my debut in the ARCA Series this week means a lot because it is also my first start on a track over a mile,” Perkins stated. “The biggest challenges will come with learning the track and getting used to the radial tires used in ARCA. The test on Tuesday is going to be very important for me as a driver. Every lap I will be learning. It is an honor to run for such a successful team like Mason Mitchell Motorsports. They are an elite team and I am looking forward to having a great run on Friday.”

In the last two seasons, Perkins has made 26 starts with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West earning one top-five and 14 top-ten finishes. His best finish came in his rookie season (16) where he finished fifth at Colorado National Speedway.

The Bakersfield, California native began racing with the SRL Legends Tour in 2012. During his first full-time season in 2013 he earned three-top five finishes and finished runner-up in championship points. From there he made several starts with the SRL Southwest Tour as well as the Lucas Oil Modifieds. In 2016, he made the jump up to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West tour earning one top-five and ten top-ten finishes and finishing tenth in points.

Chassis Information: Perkins will be behind chassis No. 589 out of the MMM stable. Chase Purdy raced this car two weeks ago on the high banks of the Salem Speedway to a sixth-place finish. In 23 starts the chassis has two wins (Iowa 15 and Springfield 16), 13 top-five finishes and 20 top-ten finishes.

Crosley Brands 150

Next up for ARCA is the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway located in Sparta, Kentucky. Teams will have an open test on Tuesday, September 19th to prepare for the September 22nd race. Teams will get the day started with a 90-minute practice session from 1:00-2:30. General Pole qualifying will start at 5:10 PM. Then the 100 lap, 150 mile event gets underway at 8:00 PM. Fans can watch the race live on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 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.

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.

 

 

 

Sep 15

Blown Right Front Tire in Sight of the Checkered Flag Ends Mason Mitchell Motorsports Bid for Victory at Chicagoland Speedway

Blown Right Front Tire in Sight of the Checkered Flag Ends Mason Mitchell Motorsports Bid for Victory at Chicagoland Speedway

(JOLIET, IL)— Sometimes racing can be a cruel sport to teams and drivers. Thursday evening, at the Chicagoland Speedway it was cruel to Mason Mitchell Motorsports and driver Michael Self in the SCOTT 150.

Self driving the No. 88 Sinclair Oil Chevrolet had the evenings dominate car. He took the lead with over 30 laps remaining in the 100-lap event and drove out to a commanding three second lead. Within sight of his first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory a right front tire blew coming off of turn two inside of ten laps remaining ending Self’s bid at victory. The cut tire ended the veteran drivers evening relegating him to a 19th place finish.

“That was pretty depressing,” a dejected Self said after the 100-lap event. “We had the field covered. I was riding and taking it really easy on the tires. Every time we race with MMM we’ve been so fast. They build great cars and deserve to win. I am overwhelmed by everyone’s support. I can’t thank Sinclair Oil enough for believing in me. We will get one of these checkered flags, I promise.”

Myatt Snider who was making his 2017 ARCA Racing Series debut grabbed a top-ten finish in ninth in his first start with MMM. In the opening laps Snider raced up to fourth from his tenth-place starting position. During the evenings first round of pit-stops the Liberty Tax Service/Louisiana Hot Sauce No. 78 speeding on pit-road was forced to restart at the tail end of lead lap cars in the 15th spot.

Snider exerted patience and worked his way back inside the top-ten to as high as sixth. A late race caution bunched up the field as it appeared Snider would contend for a top-five. Several drivers made contact forcing Snider to check up and losing valuable time and positions. The No. 78 crossed the finish line in the ninth spot.

“I had an absolute blast this evening,” Snider stated. “This was a deep field of talented drivers. We had a fast car and raced up to fourth early. We had to overcome some adversity and come from the back of the field. At one point during the long runs we were a half second faster than the field. I learned a ton for the truck race tomorrow evening. I can’t thank MMM enough for their hard work throughout the course of the day.”

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Next up for ARCA is the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway located in Sparta, Kentucky. Teams will have an open test on Tuesday, September 19th to prepare for the September 22nd race. Teams will get the day started with a 90-minute practice session from 1:00-2:30. General Pole qualifying will start at 5:10 PM. Then the 100 lap, 150 mile event gets underway at 8:00 PM. Fans can watch the race live on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 PM ET.

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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