Mooresville, N.C. — After a well-deserved off weekend in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Mason Mitchell and Mason Mitchell Motorsports gear up for 10 races in an 11 week stretch. The grueling stretch starts this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway a track where Mitchell has limited experience after a start and park in 2013 while transitioning to a new team. Last time out at Winchester Speedway, Mitchell led a career high 90 laps to earn his fourth runner-up finish in the last six races and now trails point leader Grant Enfinger by 10 points.
Mason Mitchell Quotes on Chicagoland
“I don’t have the most laps at Chicago after doing a start and park last year while moving to a new team but it reminds me a lot of Kentucky Speedway. Chicago has more banking and bumps in the corners just like Kentucky. Kentucky was my first runner-up finish last year so I’m expecting big results this weekend.”
“Fuel mileage always comes into play at Chicago it seems like. Having a good handling car is beneficial when trying to save gas. It allows you relax on the throttle and have better throttle control which can save you fuel.”
Mitchell at Chicagoland: Mitchell has one prior start at Chicagoland in a start and park role starting 15th and finishing 22nd. Mitchell turned 19 of the scheduled 100 laps.
Winchester Review: Mitchell led a career high 90 laps at Winchester and appeared to be heading toward victory but after contact on the last lap with Brandon Jones, Mitchell settled for second. The finish marker his fourth runner-up finish in the last six races.
Streaking: Since starting his own team for the 2014 ARCA Racing Season, Mitchell has earned ten top-10 finishes (the only driver to finish in the top-10 in every ARCA race), six top-5 finishes, two poles (Toledo, Michigan) and has an average finish of 4.9. Mitchell’s top-10 streak is now at 19 races dating back to last August at Pocono Raceway.
Chassis: Mitchell will pilot chassis No. 593 this weekend at Chicago. The chassis has made two starts in 2014 at Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway. Both starts finished with runner-up finishes. The chassis has also 72 laps in two starts.
-Mason Mitchell Motorsports Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com