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By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship team Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) will cease operations effective immediately. The team captured the drivers and owners championship with the series in their first season of competition during the 2014 season. The team made 123 starts in the series with 32 different drivers during their five-year span racing with the circuit. “I would like to thank all of our fans, sponsors, drivers, past and present employees for your support and hard work over the years,” owner MasonRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MARNE, Mich. — The forecast heading into Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series Primera Plastics 200 at Berlin Raceway was ominous and unfortunately it held true, as heavy and persistent rains forced the cancellation of the scheduled 200-lap event. With overcast skies throughout the afternoon, teams were able to get on track for practice. But after 45 minutes of the scheduled 90-minute session, the skies opened up and rain halted on-track activity. While the rain briefly subsided, it picked up again prior to qualifying and the fieldRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer MARNE, Mich. — Heading in to Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series activity at Berlin Raceway, the forecast was less than ideal with a high percentage for rain throughout the day. With overcast skies throughout the afternoon, teams were able to get on track for practice. But after 45 minutes of the scheduled 90-minute session, the skies opened up and rain halted on-track activity. While the rain briefly subsided, it picked up again prior to qualifying and the field was set based upon practice speeds. Fifteen-year-old CarsonRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Winning races usually requires the right combination of skill sprinkled with a little bit of luck, as often times drivers will say they would rather be lucky than good. With 50 laps to go in Saturday night’s ARCA Racing Series Sioux Chief PowerPEX 250 at Elko Speedway, Gus Dean was a lap down in the 10th position. When the dust and speedy dry settled at the checkered flag, Dean was pulling the No. 32 Gree Cooling Products/Baker Distributing Chevrolet into victory lane for his secondRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa— After getting behind the wheel of one of his team’s Chevrolets at a recent Iowa Speedway test, team-owner Mason Mitchell decided he had to drive when the ARCA Racing Series rolled into his hometown track. Mitchell announced to the team on Monday morning at the competition meeting that he would drive a second entry for the team in Saturday night’s Fans with Benefits 150. Mitchell hails from West Des Moines, Iowa and parked it in victory lane at the 7/8-mile oval in aRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa— Sam Mayer’s year started by being named to JR Motorsports’ championship-winning Late Model program and his motorsports career took the next step on Saturday at Iowa Speedway with his ARCA Racing Series debut. Mayer qualified the No. 40 MDM Motorsports Toyota in the 10th position and brought the car home with a 10th-place finish. Mayer gained a couple of positions in the early going as the first third of the race was run under green flag conditions. After the first trip down pit road,Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer NEWTON, Iowa— Sheldon Creed turned a lap at 131.349 mph to take the General Tire Pole Award for Saturday night’s ARCA Racing Series Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway. It was the third consecutive pole award  for Creed and the fourth of his ARCA career. “It’s pretty cool. I think we needed a little momentum and a little confidence,” Creed said of taking the top qualifying spot for the third race in a row. “I’m actually pretty shocked; we were pretty terrible in practiceRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Mason Mitchell will return behind the wheel for this Saturday’s ARCA Racing Series event at Iowa Speedway, Motorsports Tribune has confirmed. Mitchell, the 2014 ARCA Racing Series champion, will pilot the No. 98 Chevrolet in a second entry for his own team. Iowa is the home track for the West Des Moines, Iowa native and he is making his first start since this race last season. “Racing here is more important to me than racing anywhere,” Mitchell said. “It’s my home and will always beRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer JOLIET, Ill. — Making just his fourth career start in the ARCA Racing Series, Todd Gilliland had another strong showing in the SCOTT 150 at Chicagoland Speedway, leading 28 laps in the second-half of the race. However, a late-race caution erased Gilliland’s large lead, sent the leaders to pit road for fresh tires and resulted in a frantic green-white-checkered finish. The end result was a third-place finish and the second straight frustrating ARCA race in the No. 54 DGR-Crosley Toyota. In May at Charlotte MotorRead More
Charles Krall, ARCA Racing Series Communications Manager After narrowly missing out on picking up the win at Chicagoland Speedway last year, Michael Self took advantage of a late-race restart and led the final two laps to score his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory of 2018 in Friday night’s SCOTT 150.   Self made a three-wide move to take the lead on the initial start of the race, and when Riley Herbst couldn’t get the power down coming to the final restart of the night, he made a carbon copyRead More