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Jul 19

Mason “Superman” Mitchell Wins in front of Hometown Crowd at Iowa Speedway

Mason “Superman” Mitchell Wins in front of Hometown Crowd at Iowa Speedway

 (Newton, IA, July 19, 2015--) Mason Mitchell, the 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion, had one goal when he entered the #Thisismyspeedway150 at the Iowa Speedway, win. The hometown driver did just that Friday evening, capturing the second win of his ARCA career.

Mitchell who grew up from nearby West Des Moines, Iowa gave the fans a finish they soon won’t forget. The driver of the No. 78 Karl Chevrolet for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) lined up in second for the evenings final restart for a one lap shootout. Mitchell would not be denied as he took the lead away from Kyle Weatherman entering turn one on the final lap, he was able to hold off a one final challenge from Weatherman in the final corner to capture his first short track victory.

Mitchell celebrated in familiar fashion in victory lane unzipping his firesuit in victory lane to reveal a “Superman” t-shirt while celebrating with family, friends and fans.

This is my Daytona 500,” Mitchell said in victory lane. This is the biggest win of my career and ranks right up there with winning the ARCA Racing championship.”

“The MMM crew worked so darn hard preparing this car and I was not going to let them down. I can’t thank Karl Chevrolet enough for sponsoring us this weekend in front of the hometown crowd. They had a lot of employees and owner Carl Moyer was able to come down to victory lane and celebrate with us.”

Iowa marked Mitchell’s final scheduled start for the remainder of the 2015 ARCA Racing season.

The win marks the first time that MMM has won back-to-back races (Winchester & Iowa Speedway) as a team in the ARCA Racing Series.

In Menards Pole qualifying presented by Ansell, Mitchell qualified the No. 78 in the 7th starting spot for the 150 lap event.

The 21-year old and his No. 78 team spent much of the 150 lap race making adjustments under numerous cautions to cure a loose condition. 

On the evenings final pit-stop with 46 laps to go the No. 78 crew delivered a quick pit-stop to gain Mitchell five positions, sending him back on track in the fourth position. On the ensuing restart Mitchell made a three-wide pass to move into the second position and began catching leader Austin Cindric. Mitchell continued to run right behind the No. 99 of Cindric until the caution came out with 24 laps remaining.

A late caution would set up a one lap sprint to the finish between Weatherman and Mitchell. Mitchell started on the inside line and would clear the No. 22 for the lead in turn one. Mitchell would earn his second ARCA win and his first win since last July at the Chicagoland Speedway.

About Mason Mitchell: Mason Mitchell is the 2014 ARCA Racing Series champion and a driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Mitchell has over 15 years of experience in motorsports. He became the first Iowa native in 40 years to win the ARCA championship in 2014. Mitchell has two wins in ARCA. Mitchell is still searching for a top Camping World Truck Series or Xfinity ride for the remainder of the 2015 season.

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Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Is owned by 2014 ARCA Racing Series Champion Mason Mitchell. Mitchell is concentrating on furthering his championship racing career, in hopes that a top NASCAR XFINITY Racing Series team will pick him up in the future as a development driver. Mitchell also oversees the day-to-day operations of MMM, a championship ARCA and NASCAR development team based in Mooresville North Carolina.  http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com