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Feb 12

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Experience Rollercoaster Day at Daytona, Earn Top-10 Finish with Max Tullman

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Experiences Rollercoaster Day at Daytona, Earn Top-10 Finish with Max Tullman

(Mooresville, NC)— Since Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) entered the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2014, the teams motto has always been “never give up.” The MMM team demonstrated that attitude Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway in the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire as Max Tullman fought back for a sixth-place finish to lead the charge for the championship team.

“What an up and down day,” an exhausted Tullman said after the event. “I don’t even know where to begin. We had such a strong car all weekend long and especially pacing the field. Someone checked up on that restart and we got hit from behind. We fought through adversity to fight back with a top-ten finish.”

“The MMM crew had a great plan in place when we got the damage. I can’t thank them enough for their hard work all weekend long. My goal was to complete all of the laps, earn my competitors respect and I believe we did that. Hopefully we can build on this and come back and race again in ARCA.”

Tullman who made his ARCA Racing Series debut driving the No. 78 Zoomi/Myota Chevrolet turned heads all weekend long at the “World Center of Racing.” Friday, he qualified the No. 78 in the fourth position. When the green flag dropped on the 2018 season, Tullman quickly asserted himself as a contender moving into the runner-up position on lap two. The sportscar veteran would claim the lead for the first time on lap 30. He would then reclaim the lead 33 and lead the next nine circuits. Tullman brought the No. 78 down pit-road at lap 41 and returned to the race in 17th. On the ensuing restart the field stacked up leaving nowhere for the No. 78 to go receiving front and rear damage.

Two late red flags allowed the MMM team to build a plan and continue to work on the damaged machine. Tullman, would exert patience like a veteran and was rewarded a sixth-place finish for his patience and hard work.

Quin Houff had unfinished business at DIS last weekend. Houff led 23 laps in the 2017 version of this race until a late race incident set him back in the final running order. Houff driver of the No. 98 Beatincancerwithduke.org Chevrolet qualified in the 11th position for the 80-lap event. Houff moved up four spots to seventh in the opening six laps and was content riding single file with the rest of the leaders. After a great pit-stop by the Mark Setzer led team, Houff returned to the action inside the top-five in the fourth position. Houff would push teammate Tullman into the lead but wouldn’t be able to slide in line and was stuck on the outside groove fighting for position. While racing in the sixth position, working his way back to the front of the field, Houff was pushed up the track and was swept up in a five-car incident. Houff received heavy damage to the rear of the car sending him to the garage 15 laps early. He would finish in the 32nd position.


” It was a rough way to end our day at Daytona,” a dejected Houff stated. “I learned a ton in these cars. “We kept getting stuck on the outside during restarts and had to fight very hard to get to the bottom. It felt good to be back on track just wish the evening had a better ending for us! I can’t thank everyone on this MMM team enough for their heard work this weekend. I’m looking forward to these next three races with MMM starting at Charlotte in May.”

The next event for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is the Music City 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville Saturday night, April 7. The race will be live on MAVTV

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

 

 

Feb 06

QUIN HOUFF RETURNS TO DAYTONA, LOOKS TO REPEAT AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE FROM ONE YEAR AGO

QUIN HOUFF RETURNS TO DAYTONA, LOOKS TO REPEAT AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE FROM ONE YEAR AGO

MOORESVILLE, NC (Feb. 9, 2018) – Racers often go to Daytona to accomplish a lifelong dream of simply making laps on the famous high banks. A year ago, Quin Houff was that racer, but this year his perspective has changed.

It no longer is enough for Quin to make competitive laps; he wants to win.

In last year’s Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire, Quin worked his way forward through the race and led over a quarter of the event (23 laps) before pitting for fuel during the team’s only planned pit stop of the race. Soon after he rejoined the fight for the win, an accident ahead of him swept Quin and the No. 98 Chevrolet into the melee, ending his chance for victory.

Making his first career start in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Quin experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. That same emotional roller coaster has driven his focus for this year’s event, and climbing into the car during January’s test fanned the competitive flames of the Virginia driver.

“Last year’s event made me want to return to Daytona even more,” Houff admitted prior to the race at Daytona.  “Getting a taste of the lead last year made the itch even worse to get back and have the opportunity to close the deal. I’ve had that itch for a while, especially since the test. I think we have a very fast Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevrolet. Mark (Setzer) and the team worked extremely hard with my teammates and I at the test, so we learned tons about the cars. Because of that, I know going back for the race we will be even better.

“My mindset may not seem much different than 2017, but this year I believe we can close the deal because I have more experience behind me from races last year,” he continued. “It's still a blessing to have another chance to run the high banks of Daytona, but I really think we can capitalize this year after having such a strong showing last time.”

The Mason Mitchell Motorsports team is bringing one of their biggest bullets for the proverbial gunfight at Daytona. Chassis No. 100 is the same machine which led the team to a restrictor plate win at Talladega in 2016 and logged the second-fastest lap in winter testing at Daytona, only 18-thousandths of a second from the top.

“We’re really pumped about Daytona this year and what could happen for our team,” said Mason Mitchell, owner of the No. 98 Chevrolet. “I see a drive in Quin to finish what he started last February, and it has been our mission over the off-season to prepare cars to assist him, and all of our drivers, in achieving that goal not only at Daytona, but also at the other events throughout the year. If everything goes according to plan, I believe we’re in a position to have that opportunity this weekend.”

Quin’s second attempt at Daytona will once again come in a Chevrolet adorned with his family’s charity campaign to benefit the Duke Cancer Institute. As a gesture of appreciation for their treatment of his mother, Quin runs the BeatinCancerWithDuke.org site on all of his cars, a campaign which his family started and one to which he donates up to half of his race winnings.

“There’s still a correlation to my minor battles on track to those who fight life or death battles with cancer on a daily basis around the country,” Quin said. “It was special to run the car with BeatinCancerWithDuke.org and the cancer ribbons last year and will be equally as special this year to represent not only those in my family, but all the others who fought or who are fighting cancer everywhere.”

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, Twitter (@MMM_team) and Instagram (@masonmitchellmotorsports).

Feb 06

Max Tullman hopes to zoom to the front in Daytona ARCA debut

Max Tullman hopes to zoom to the front in Daytona ARCA debut

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards newcomer Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) has been anxiously awaiting Saturday afternoon’s Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The sports car veteran will make his series debut with Mason Mitchell Motorsports and believes his alignment with one of the strongest organizations on the circuit will propel him forward and have the opportunity to contend for the win at the “World Center of Racing.”

“It’s getting harder and harder to sleep, because I’m so excited about Daytona this weekend,” said Tullman who joined Mason Mitchell Motorsports in late January.

“I had the opportunity to test at Daytona last month, but I made the choice to come and race with Mason Mitchell Motorsports because I feel they will give me a great opportunity to shine in my ARCA debut.”

Tullman, driver of the No. 78 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevrolet is right.

Over the past few seasons, Mason Mitchell Motorsports has emerged as a superspeedway powerhouse with fast cars and rising stars. From winning the ARCA race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April 2016 to leading laps at Daytona last February and another stout performance at Talladega last year – the team led by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell has drawn the attention of its peers as a serious contender for Saturday afternoon’s 80-lap race.

“Mason brought three cars to the Daytona test and they were all quick,” added Tullman, a native of Chester Springs, Pa. “After signing on for Daytona, we went to Talladega and tested even more and the results there have me fired up for this weekend.”

Tullman will steer chassis No. 994 out of the MMM stable. The Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 will mark the eighth race for the chassis and its fifth at Daytona. The chassis’ best result occurred at Talladega during Mitchell’s ARCA championship season in 2014 when he wheeled the car to a fourth-place effort.

The transition from sports cars to ARCA certainly is a big adjustment for the 20-year-old Tullman, but the rookie driver is relying on his team and Cup spotter Tyler Green to help make his transition as smooth as possible.

“One of the things we did at Talladega was practice a simulated race start, restarts and even pit stops. I’ve never had to make a live action pit stop, but the team did a good job coaching me through it. After a few attempts, I feel like I got it down.

“As I’ve watched some prior ARCA races, these superspeedway races tend to be a little unpredictable – so the team has done a great job preparing me for almost any circumstance. At the end of the day though, we plan to go out there and do our best to bring back the checkered flag.”

Zoomi, a new marketing partner in ARCA competition will support Tullman in his debut.

Zoomi is the first and AI-informed learning analytics company that uses machine learning to rapidly individualize training pathways in real-time. Its artificial intelligence studies learner behaviors and patterns to understand what each employee knows, what still needs to be taught and how to best deliver that information automatically.

With more than 250 proprietary algorithms, Zoomi provides deep personalized learning, predicts learning and performance, optimizes learning content and links learning to business outcomes.

 

Myota, a superior data security management solution will serve as an associate marketing partner for the ARCA season opener.

 

“I’m lucky to have a lot of support from my marketing partners, friends and family this weekend at Daytona,” added Tullman. “I’ve been fortunate to have experienced a lot of blessings in my life at such a young age. This weekend though, I’m racing at Daytona. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

 

Veteran Motorsports crew chief Doug Richert, who led Dale Earnhardt Sr. to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) championship in 1980 will call the shots for Tullman in the 80-lap event.

 

“Without the support of Zoomi, Myota, Doug and the Mason Mitchell Motorsports team, Daytona would not be possible,” sounded Tullman.

 

“Hopefully, we can bring some good exposure to Zoomi and Myota and it will help us in our plan to race a lot more this season.”

 

Tullman will be teammate to Quin Houff who returns to MMM for the second-consecutive season at Daytona in the No. 98 Chevrolet.

 

The Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire (80 laps / 200 miles) is the first of 20 races on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs., Feb. 8 with a two-hour session from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A final practice session has been etched in on Fri., Feb. 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The season-opener for the 66th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag on Sat., Feb. 10 shortly after 4:30 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities.

 

Like Max Tullman 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.

 

About Zoomi:

 

Zoomi is the first and AI-informed learning analytics company that uses machine learning to rapidly individualize training pathways in real-time. Its artificial intelligence studies learner behaviors and patterns to understand what each employee knows, what still needs to be taught and how to best deliver that information automatically – so you don’t have to.

 

With more than 250 proprietary algorithms, Zoomi provides deep personalized learning, predicts learning and performance, optimizes learning content and links learning to business outcomes.

 

About Myota:

 

Myota is a superior data security management solution that leverages artificial intelligence – exponentially increasing the protection of critical data while providing cost and operational efficiencies.

 

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 31

Max Tullman set for ARCA Racing Series debut with Mason Mitchell Motorsports at Daytona

Max Tullman set for ARCA Racing Series debut

 

with Mason Mitchell Motorsports at Daytona

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) announced today that sports car veteran Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in next Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire.

Tullman enters the stock car world after competing regularly for the past few years in sports car scenes across the United States and Canada, including the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

The Chester Springs, Pa. native turned his fast laps at the “World Center of Racing” during the ARCA Racing Series open-test at the 2.5-mile speedway in January. Tullman joined MMM shortly thereafter and participated in a private test with the Mooresville, N.C. team at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway last week.

The 20-year-old also has three NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW) starts to his credit last season driving for Jefferson-Pitts Racing. His success includes two top-10 finishes in three starts delivering a career-best ninth place result at Kern County (Calif.) Speedway in Nov. 2017.

“I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity to drive for Mason Mitchell Motorsports at Daytona next weekend,” said Tullman, driver of the No. 78 Chevrolet. “The team has a winning history on the superspeedways and had a very competitive and productive test at Daytona earlier this month.

“I’m looking forward to making my ARCA debut with one of the most successful teams in ARCA and hope that my debut is strong and allows us to put some more races together for the 2018 season.”

Veteran Motorsports crew chief Doug Richert, who led Dale Earnhardt Sr. to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) championship in 1980 will call the shots for Tullman in the 80-lap event.

Cup Series spotter Tyler Green who assisted in propelling Mason Mitchell Motorsports to their Talladega Superspeedway ARCA victory in April 2016 will guide Tullman for the event.

Zoomi, a new marketing partner in ARCA competition will support Tullman in his debut.

Zoomi is the first and AI-informed learning analytics company that uses machine learning to rapidly individualize training pathways in real-time. Its artificial intelligence studies learner behaviors and patterns to understand what each employee knows, what still needs to be taught and how to best deliver that information automatically – so you don’t have to.

With more than 250 proprietary algorithms, Zoomi provides deep personalized learning, predicts learning and performance, optimizes learning content and links learning to business outcomes.

Myota, a superior data security management solution will serve as an associate marketing partner for the ARCA season opener.

“Without the support of Zoomi, Myota, Doug and the Mason Mitchell Motorsports team, Daytona would not be possible,” continued Tullman.

“This is the biggest race of my career and I want to go out there and do a good job not only for the team, but for Zoomi, Myota and for all those that believe in me.

“Hopefully, we can bring some good exposure to Zoomi and Myota and it will help us in our plan to race a lot more this season.”

2014 ARCA Racing Series champion Mason Mitchell said his team is eager to work with Tullman and continue its dominance of crafting young talent into contenders and winners on the development tour.

“We’ve developed a strong pedigree at Mason Mitchell Motorsports and we’re eager to have that continue with Max,” added Mitchell, who serves as one of the series’ youngest team owners.

“Max is eager to perform and deliver. His enthusiasm is contagious, but his desire to learn and exceed expectations was evident at the Talladega test. We’ve set an achievable goal for our No. 78 team at Daytona and look forward to seeing Max’s debut be successful.”

Tullman will be teammate to Quin Houff who returns to MMM for the second-consecutive season at Daytona in the No. 98 Chevrolet.

The Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire (80 laps / 200 miles) is the first of 20 races on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs., Feb. 8 with a two-hour session from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A final practice session has been etched in on Fri., Feb. 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The season-opener for the 66th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag on Sat., Feb. 10 shortly after 4:30 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities.

Like Max Tullman 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.

About Zoomi:

Zoomi is the first and AI-informed learning analytics company that uses machine learning to rapidly individualize training pathways in real-time. Its artificial intelligence studies learner behaviors and patterns to understand what each employee knows, what still needs to be taught and how to best deliver that information automatically – so you don’t have to.

With more than 250 proprietary algorithms, Zoomi provides deep personalized learning, predicts learning and performance, optimizes learning content and links learning to business outcomes.

About Myota:

Myota is a superior data security management solution that leverages artificial intelligence – exponentially increasing the protection of critical data while providing cost and operational efficiencies.

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 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.