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Jul 15

Blaine Perkins Survives Elko, Earns First ARCA Top-10 Finish

Blaine Perkins Survives Elko, Earns First ARCA Top-10 Finish

 

Mooresville, North Carolina – Survival was the name of the game at the Elko Speedway in the Sioux Chief Power Pex 250 Saturday evening for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. 18-Year-old Blaine Perkins driver of the No. 78 AutoParkit/Four Star Fruit Chevrolet was able to avoid the mayhem to earn his first career top-10 finish with an eighth-place run at the 3/8-mile track for Mason Mitchell Motorsports. The race was slowed by eight yellow flags including a 20-minute red flag for a incident with nine laps remaining.

“At the end of the day we were running up front all night long, Blaine Perkins stated after the 250-lap event.  “when it came down to it we were in the wrong spot at the wrong time and got used up there at the end. I’m really proud of everyone on this team. The first half of the race were just riding and saving our equipment. We raced our way up to third after putting two-tires on. I have to thank MMM for giving me a very fast car. Everyone on this team did a great job all weekend long.”

Perkins qualified in the eighth position for his ARCA short track debut. The Bakersfield, California native exerted patience during the first run passing two cars in the opening 25 laps to move into sixth. Perkins held the sixth position until making his first pit-stop under the yellow flag at lap 57. After restarting from the seventh spot, Perkins slowly began picking cars off one at a time. At lap 75 he entered the top-five for the first time in the event. During the ensuing 25 laps, Perkins gained two more spots to move up to his highest position in the running order third at lap 103 after restarting from seventh on lap 60.

After several late cautions, Perkins was poised for a top-five finish when he was was caught on the outside line during several late race restarts. Another competitor then moved Perkins up the track costing the No. 78 valuable track position and positions The No. 78 would cross the finish line in eighth. 

The team gears up for another short track as the series returns to the Berlin Raceway located in Marne, Michigan next Saturday evening. It will mark the 10th straight weekend of racing for MMM and ARCA. Owner Mason Mitchell holds the track record in qualifying at Berlin which was set in 2013.

The Primera Plastics 200 from Berlin Raceway will be shown live on MAV TV on Saturday, July 21st beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET. Arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring for all on-track activities from Elko.

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 champ

Jul 10

Blaine Perkins Set for ARCA Short Track Debut at Elko with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Blaine Perkins Set for ARCA Short Track Debut at Elko with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

 

Mooresville, North Carolina – Bakersfield, California native Blaine Perkins will return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards this weekend at the shortest track on the schedule the 3/8-mile Elko Speedway. Perkins will drive the No. 78 Autoparkit/ Four Star Fruit Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports. The 18-year-old has four ARCA starts to his credit, three in 2018 all coming at tracks 1.5-miles and longer in length.

This weekend will mark his ARCA short track debut. Perkins is no stranger to racing on short tracks, he spent two seasons racing with the NASCAR Pro Series West in 2016-2017.

“Having raced in the K&N Pro Series I have learned to race at many different short tracks,” Perkins stated. “I believe that going to those new tracks and having to learn them quickly will help me adapt to Elko faster. It’s a one day show so being able to unload with a good balance and be able to make adjustments in practice will be important for us.

His best finish (5th) came on a track similar in size to Elko, the 3/8-mile Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colorado.

“250 laps is a long race but on such a short track the laps will fly by. We just need to remain patient the first half of the race and stay out of trouble. If we stay out of trouble, have good stops, and make good adjustments to the car, we will be there at the end for a solid finish.”

Along with racing in the ARCA Racing Series, Perkins is racing at his late model at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California. He won the March 24th 30-lap feature at the half-mile track and is currently third in driver points.

The Sioux Chief Power Pex 250 from Elko will be live on MAV TV on Saturday, July 14th beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET. Arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring for all on-track activities from Elko.

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 Mitch

Jul 09

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Fans with Benefits 150 Post Race Review

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Fans with Benefits 150 Post Race Review

 

 

Mooresville, North Carolina –  2014 ARCA Racing Series champion Mason Mitchell scored his fifth top-10 finish at the Iowa Speedway Saturday night by securing a seventh-place finish. Mitchell gave the hometown fans a show after starting at the rear of the 23-car field due to an engine change after qualifying. The start not only marked Mitchell’s first start of the 2018 ARCA season but also his first start since this exact race one year ago.

Teammate Max Tullman crossed the stripe in the 12th spot. Midway through the race on a restart several drivers had issues getting up to speed, resulting in Tullman making contact with another car. The driver of the No. 78 machine sustained damage to the nose of his car and lost seven laps on pit-road to make repairs. The finish marked his 6th top-15 finish in eight ARCA starts.

DRIVER QUOTES:

Mason Mitchell: “It’s not the finish we wanted, but we sure gave the fans a show,” a disappointed Mason Mitchell stated after the event. “We were forced to change the engine after qualifying. I felt that something wasn’t right leaving pit-road during qualifying and immediately brought it behind the wall. We had great long run speed this evening but we lost too much time on the short run. I gave it all I had. I really wanted to win here for the hometown crowd again. We will gather it back up and hopefully come back again.”

Max Tullman: “We struggled at the beginning of the race but I felt we had pretty decent speed after the first round of pit-stops,” Tullman explained. “We were sitting in a position to get the free pass, unfortunately someone didn’t get up to speed right away during a restart and we made contact with another car resulting in some damage and changing the handling of the car.” I really learned a lot in my first ARCA short track race. Having good long run speed is important but you also have to have good initial speed. I can’t thank these MMM guys enough for the opportunity in 2018. Every week I’ve learned a lot and gained valuable experience.”

The Fans with Benefits 150 will air on Saturday, August 4th at 10:00 p.m. ET on MAVTV. Check your cable subscriber for channel listings.

There’s no time to rest for MMM and ARCA as the series heads to the shortest track on the schedule this coming weekend the 3/8-mile Elko Speedway. The team has two prior starts at the bullring, earning top-10 finishes in both appearances. This coming weekend marks the ninth straight weekend of racing for MMM.

The Sioux Chief Power Pex 250 from Elko will be live on MAV TV on Saturday, July 14th beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET. Arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring for all on-track activities from Elko.

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.

Jul 06

Max Tullman readies short track ARCA debut

Max Tullman readies short track ARCA debut

 

NEWTON, Iowa. – Fresh off a double-header of ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition, rookie Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) heads to Iowa Speedway for his final scheduled ARCA Racing Series race of the season for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Saturday night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa will be Tullman’s eighth career start and while it will also be the newcomer’s first on a short track, the 20-year-old is eyeing his first career top-five finish.

“Iowa is going to be a lot of fun this weekend,” said Tullman. “I’ve been getting ready for this race over the last few weeks and I think the opportunity is going to present itself for us to have a good run on Saturday night.”

For the fourth time this season and the second consecutive ARCA race, Yurpal.com will support Tullman’s efforts in ARCA competition.

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

“We announced this partnership with Yurpal.com in April at Talladega and it’s taken off. Literally,” explained Tullman.

“We’ve been able to have a lot of fun bringing them to ARCA and Mason Mitchell Motorsports. I feel like we have one of the coolest looking cars on the track and our performances have been solid. We’ll make our Iowa Speedway debut together and I’m hoping it’s one to remember.”

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

“All of us at Yurpal.com are very excited to have this second straight opportunity and our fourth race overall to support Max (Tullman) and Mason Mitchell Motorsports at Iowa Speedway,” offered De Langis.

“As we’ve mentioned, we consider a relationship in Motorsports as a very high priority to promote our brand as we continue to grow our eCommerce platform for building materials and products. Our exposure and recognition this season has been amazing – even in the Truck Series and we’re looking forward to this next ARCA experience in the Midwest with Max and his team.”

Tullman couldn’t ask for a better teammate for his Iowa Speedway than his team owner and former ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.

Mitchell, a native of Des Moines, Iowa will make his first ARCA start of the season at his hometown track. He is also a former ARCA winner at the 0.875-mile racetrack.

All those components together, Tullman is eager to learn and compete against his boss.

“It’s going to be a cool opportunity to race against Mason,” added Tullman. “He’s been instrumental in making my transition to ARCA a smooth one. I’ve never been to Iowa before though. He’s reassured me that I’m going to be fine and our two teams will be working close together with the plan for both Mason Mitchell Motorsports to be competitive and hopefully compete for the win under the lights Saturday night.”

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

“Doug and I have been able to have some good results on some of the bigger tracks, so I’m eager to see what we can do on a smaller track like Iowa Speedway,” sounded Tullman. “Even though he’s patient with me, he’s not afraid to lay the down the law when it comes to race time.

“He’s determined to make me a better driver whether it’s at Daytona, Michigan or Iowa. I respect that.

“We’ll see where we’re at after practice, make some changes and then hope from qualifying to the race, we’re able to make some good improvements and contend for a strong finish with our Yurpal.com Chevrolet.”

The Fans with Benefits 150 (100 laps |150 miles) is the 12th of 20 races on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., July 7 with an hour and a half session planned from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:45 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag that night shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be taped-delay on MAVTV with air dates of Sat, Aug 4 at 10:00 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 5 at 1:00 a.m.  (ET), However, ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All race day event times are local (CT).

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

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

 

About Yurpal.com:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jul 02

The Champ is Back, Mason Mitchell Geared for Return to Iowa Speedway

The Champ is Back, Mason Mitchell Geared for Return to Iowa Speedway

Mooresville, North Carolina – 2014 ARCA Racing Series champion and 2015 winner at the Iowa Speedway, Mason Mitchell will return to the driver’s seat at the Iowa Speedway for the Fans with Benefits 150 Saturday evening. Mitchell will race the No. 98 Chevrolet out of the MMM stable. It marks Mitchell’s first ARCA race since 2017 in this exact race. In fact, Saturday will mark Mitchell’s sixth start at his home track.

Mitchell grew up approximately 30 miles west of the Iowa Speedway in West Des Moines, Iowa.

“Racing at Iowa Speedway is more important to me than racing anywhere else,” an excited Mitchell explained. This race is my Daytona 500. It's my home and will always be my favorite track.

In 2015, Mitchell captured an emotional win at the 7/8-mile track enduring the heat and the competition which saw him make a last-lap pass for the win.

“That day taught me everything I know about perseverance. We weren't capable of winning early but we never gave up and overcame a lot. It was the hottest I’ve ever been inside a racecar and it was a very competitive field. The cautions played into our hand at the end and I wasn’t going to be denied. It was truly something I will always remember for the rest of my life.”

Mason and the team tested at the Iowa Speedway one week ago after the race at Gateway in preparation for this weekend’s race. The race marks only the fifth time that Mitchell will be behind the wheel of a composite bodied ARCA car.

“Even though Iowa is considered a short track, aero dynamics play a huge roll. You can drive these cars a lot harder than the steel body cars in the past. Since I haven’t raced in a year, I put extra emphasis on what we need to win. I know what we've lacked here before and all I want to do is win again.”

The Des Moines, native recently turned 24-years-old in June made his ARCA debut at Iowa in 2012. That evening he turned heads in the ARCA garage earning a top-10 finish in his series debut. In five prior starts at Iowa, Mitchell has an average finish of 7.8 with only one finish outside the top-10.

The Fans with Benefits 150 will be tape delayed on MAV TV on a date to later be announced. Arcaracing.com will feature live timing and scoring for all on-track activities from Iowa including the race which is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. ET green flag.

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

About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

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

Jun 29

Mason Mitchell Motorsports SCOTT 150 Post Race Review

Mason Mitchell Motorsports SCOTT 150 Post Race Review

(Joliet, Ill) The SCOTT 150 at the Chicagoland Speedway kicked off the second half of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season Thursday evening. 18-year-old Blaine Perkins who was making his second start on a 1.5-mile track and just his third start of the 2018 season just missed a top-ten finish coming home in the 11th position. The finish marks Perkins best finish of 2018 in three starts. Teammate Max Tullman didn’t have the same fortune as his MMM teammate. Racing inside the top-15, Tullman was forced to make an unscheduled pit-stop at lap 67 of the 100-lap event for a tire issue. The stop forced the sportscar ace back to 17th in the final running order.

Perkins next start will come in the 2018 ARCA finale at the Kansas Speedway on October 19th.

Max Tullman will be back in action driving the No. 78 for MMM next weekend when the series heads to the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway located in Newton, Iowa.

DRIVER QUOTES:

Blaine Perkins: “This weekend was a great experience overall for me. We made big gains throught the day and the race. Getting seat time in these ARCA cars has been a learning experience and helped make me a better driver overall. I’m really looking forward to racing at another mile and a half at the Kansas Speedway in October.”

Max Tullman. “It was a rough end to our evening. We had a car that had great long run speed. We just needed to be better off the initial start in a run. With 35 to go I felt a vibration and didn’t want to risk cutting a tire so we decided to be safe rather than sorry. 17th isn’t what we hoped for but I learned a lot. I’m looking forward to racing at Iowa Speedway next weekend. It’s a track that offers drivers multiple options and lane choice.”

Iowa Speedway will mark a homecoming for the team as team owner Mason Mitchell grew up 25 minutes from the speedway in Des Moines, Iowa. The team captured a hometown victory in 2015 with owner/driver Mason Mitchell.

The Fans with Benefits 150 will be tape delayed on MAV TV on a date to later be announced. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities from Iowa including the race which is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. ET green flag.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Jun 27

Max Tullman looking for rebound with big weekend in Windy City

Max Tullman looking for rebound with big weekend in Windy City

 

JOLIET, Ill. – Disappointed with his worst finish of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season in last Friday night’s PapaNicholas Coffee 150, rookie Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) invades Chicagoland Speedway looking to rebound for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) in Thursday night’s SCOTT 150.

Last weekend saw a prime opportunity for the veteran Sports Car racer to add Gateway (Ill.) Motorsports Park to his already increasing stock car schedule. Unfortunately, the weekend was full of obstacles. From a setback in testing due to contact with the wall – to a tire failure during the race, Tullman sees his debut at Chicagoland as the perfect opportunity to recover and net his fourth top-10 of the season.

“I hate that things didn’t work out at Gateway like we hoped, but Chicagoland is a new opportunity and I’m ready to embrace it,” said Tullman. “Even though Chicagoland is a new track to me, my team has enjoyed great success there and I’m looking forward to adding to those memories on Thursday night.”

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

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

“It’s a big deal to have Yurpal.com back on board with us this weekend at Chicagoland,” Tullman explained. “We’ve been able to bring a new partner to ARCA and expand their relationship from one race to three races so far and I’m looking forward to having them a part of many more races in the future.”

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

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

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

Chicagoland Speedway was the site of Mason Mitchell Motorsports’ team owner Mason Mitchell first career ARCA victory in 2014 and with Tullman eyeing his first career ARCA victory, the 11th race of the season could provide the opportunity for success to strike again.

“I’m really going to be leaning on Mason (Mitchell) this weekend at Chicago,” added Tullman. “He is so smart and knowledgeable when it comes to intermediate track racing. I’m still learning. This year has been all about learning. With his support and if we can have a few things fall our way, we have a shot at Victory Lane.”

It will be a busy weekend for Tullman, the Chester Springs, Pa. native. In addition to the ARCA race, he’ll also compete in Friday night’s Overton’s 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for Young’s Motorsports.

The 150-lap race, his series debut will be the first of a minimum three-race deal with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team this season.

Yurpal.com will also serve as the primary marketing partner on the team’s No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado.

“I’m really grateful for this opportunity with Young’s Motorsports,” added Tullman. “We weren’t expecting to race trucks until Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September, but the opportunity came to life and we jumped on it.

“The goal on Friday night is strictly just to see the checkered flag.”

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

“Doug and I continue to get closer and closer – both on and off the track,” sounded Tullman. “He’s super patient with me and is really determined to make me a better race car driver inside and out.

“He isn’t afraid to critique me and get tough with me when I need it. At the same time, he’s equally quick to praise me when I’ve done something right or make major improvements. That’s a leader.

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

Following Chicagoland, the 20-year-old Tullman will return to Mason Mitchell Motorsports for at least one more ARCA race at Iowa Speedway next month.

 

Tullman says it’s very likely more races could be added.

 

“We’re working around the clock to keep me racing more in ARCA with Mason and Doug,” explained Tullman. “We’ve got a lot of good things happening, but everyone knows the more I’m in a race car – the better I’m going to be in a long run. I wouldn’t be surprised to see us in a couple more races following Iowa.”

 

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

 

Tullman will be a teammate to Blaine Perkins (No. 98 Chevrolet) for the third time in 2018.

 

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

 

The Scott 150 (100 laps |150 miles) is the 11th of 20 races on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thur., June 28 with a two and half hour session planned from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:35 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (CT).

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

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

 

About Yurpal.com:

 

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

 

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

 

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

Jun 26

Blaine Perkins Aiming For First Top-Five Finish at Chicagoland Speedway

Blaine Perkins Aiming For First Top-Five Finish at Chicagoland Speedway

 

Mooresville, North Carolina – ARCA rookie Blaine Perkins will make his third start of the 2018 season Thursday evening at the Chicagoland Speedway in the SCOTT 150 racing for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM). Perkins will race the No. 98 Autoparkit/ Four Star Fruit Chevrolet.

The 18-year-olds last start came earlier this month at Pocono Raceway where he earned a 12th place finish.

“I'm really excited to run Chicago this coming week,” an ecstatic Blaine Perkins stated. “my career best finish came at Kentucky last year and we are looking to improve upon that finish this week. The biggest similarities between Kentucky and Chicago is the speed. The main difference between the two is Kentucky was a one grove racetrack as opposed to Chicago's multiple grooves. I've learned that restarts are a huge key to success in these ARCA races. You have to be aggressive and get everything you can while everyone is bunched together.”

The Bakersfield, California native has three prior ARCA starts to his credit. His career best finish came last fall at the Kentucky Speedway in his debut where he scored a ninth-place finish.

“I believe if we qualify well Thursday it will lead to a great race. This year we have had a great car everywhere. We just need to capitalize when we have good track position. Having that clean air is going to be important. I believe I can earn my first career top-five finish this week.”

Before the race, Perkins will appear Wednesday evening at the Menards store located in Morris, Illinois to sign autographs for fans from 6:00-7:00 pm CDT.

Chicagoland Speedway holds a special place in MMM’s heart. In 2014, the team earned their first victory in the SCOTT 150 with Mason Mitchell driving. The win came in the teams tenth start in the ARCA Racing Series.

The SCOTT 150 will air live on Fox Sports 1 Thursday, June 28th beginning at 9:00 pm ET. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities throughout the day from Chicago.

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

About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

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

Jun 24

Mason Mitchell Motorsports PapaNicholas Coffee 150 Post Race Review

Mason Mitchell Motorsports PapaNicholas  Coffee150 Post Race Review

(Mooresville, NC) Friday evenings Papa Nicholas 150 at Gateway Motorsports Park marked the halfway point of the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard season. It also marked the first time since 2007 that ARCA has raced at the 1.25-mile track. Max Tullman, driver of the No. 78 Zoomi/Myota Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) had high hopes entering the 120-lap event making his sixth start of the 2018 season. Unfortunately, an incident in Thursday’s open test and rain canceling the first practice put a difficult task ahead of the 20-year-old driver. Tullman qualified in the 14th position and was racing inside the top-15 on lap 44 when an incident ended Tullman’s evening. The No. 78 would finish in the 19th position.

“This was a very difficult weekend,” a dejected Tullman stated. “This was definitely a learning experience for myself and the entire team. We will put this weekend behind us and head to Chicagoland on Thursday. I’m really looking forward to making my first 1.5-mile start next week with Mason Mitchell Motorsports. I’m really looking forward to bouncing back and competing for our first top-five finish.”

MMM and ARCA are in the busiest part of the 2018 schedule. The team is currently in the middle of 11 straight races with the ARCA Series.

The team will turn their attention toward the first 1.5-mile track of the season Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday, June 28th.

Chicago holds a special place in MMM’s hearts. In 2014, driver Mason Mitchell captured the teams first win in just their 10th start racing with the series.

MMM will field two cars in the SCOTT 150. Blaine Perkins will make his third start of the 2018 season and his 1.5-mile debut driving the No. 98 and teammate Max Tullman will make his seventh appearance racing for MMM in 2018.

The SCOTT 150 will be live on Fox Sports 1 on Thursday beginning at 9:00 PM ET. Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring for all on-track activities from Chicagoland.

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

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

 

 

 

Jun 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:

 

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