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Aug 28

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Continues Strong 2017 Season at Road America

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Continues Strong 2017 Season at Road America

 

 

(Elkhart Lake, WI)— Mason Mitchell Motorsports has proven in 2017 that no matter who is behind the wheel of their cars on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule, one thing is for sure, the cars have speed. Sunday was no exception at Road America. Both MMM drivers Michael Womack and Cole Custer raced in the top-five for the entire duration of the 25-lap event.

Womack, who made his ARCA debut this weekend racing the No. 88 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, raced as high as fourth during the 100-mile event and worked his way inside the top-five earning a fifth-place finish at the stripe.

“I’m ecstatic that we ended up fifth,” said an excited Womack after the race. “The last restart was wild and a little bit sketchy. Going into turn one, I saw a lot of smoke. I was scared for a second, luckily, I was able to turn right not clear those guys and not sustain any damage. We ended up with a top-five in our debut I couldn’t be happier. These MMM guys were great to work with all weekend. I can’t thank them enough for the great opportunity.”

During the final restart of the afternoon, which set up a one lap dash to the checkered flag. Cole Custer found himself in the third position with a chance to secure his second ARCA win of his career. When the green flag waved, Custer got a spectacular restart and was able to make a mover on leader Cindric entering turn one. Unfortunately, the two drivers made contact and were sent off track. Custer was able to make it back around and cross the finish line in 11th just missing the top 10.

“We had a pretty good solid car all day,” Custer stated. “We raced for second and third all day long. I felt like on the short run we were the quicker car. I didn’t expect Austin to brake so early but it’s entirely my fault. I was trying to miss him and got into him. I hate that it ruined both of our days. The MMM guys gave me a solid car. It was great to be back racing in the ARCA Series.”

Next Monday afternoon, the series makes it second and final dirt start of the 2017 season at the “Magic Mile” the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Sheldon Creed will be back behind the wheel of the No. 78 United Rentals/A.M. Ortega Construction/RTL Leasing Chevrolet for the second and final time in 2017. Creed finished fourth two weeks ago at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

The Road America 100 will air on MAVTV Saturday, September 9th at 10:00pm. Check your cable provider for channel information.

General Tire Grabber 100

It's back to the dirt for the ARCA Racing Series with the General Tire GRABBER 100 coming to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4. It marks the second and final dirt race of the 2017 season. The race will be broadcast on a tape delayed basis on MAVTV. Arcaracing.com will have live timing/score as well as a live audio call.

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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