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 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 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 After finishing eighth in his ARCA Racing Series debut in April at Salem Speedway, Colby Howard indicated he hoped to put more races together in 2018 with Mason Mitchell Motorsports. That hope has come to fruition, as the team announced on Tuesday that Howard would compete in Friday’s Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at Madison International Speedway. The Simpsonville, South Carolina native will pilot the team’s flagship No. 78 Chevrolet with sponsorship from Champion Power Equipment and the Howard Family Foundation. Taking what the teenage driverRead More

Posted On May 15, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn ARCA, Headline News

ARCA Champion Grant Enfinger Returns for Toledo

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Former ARCA Racing Series championship competitors Grant Enfinger and Mason Mitchell will team up to try and capture the checkered flag in this weekend’s Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway. Enfinger, the 2015 ARCA champion, will drive the Champion Power Equipment No. 78 for Mason Mitchell Motorsports . Enfinger has 16 ARCA wins on his resume which includes at least one victory in each of the past five seasons. The 33-year-old driver last competed full-time in the series during his 2015 title run, recording six winsRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer The month of May is filled with some of the best motorsports events on the calendar from the Indianapolis 500 to Friday nights under the lights as local short tracks across the country rev up their schedules. At the end of the month the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards returns to the hub of the stock car world for the first time since 2004. The stars and cars of the series hit the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, May 24 for the GeneralRead More

Posted On April 25, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn ARCA, Breaking News, Headline News

Colby Howard Earns Top-10 Result in ARCA Debut

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SALEM, Ind. – Salem Speedway, a 0.555-mile oval with 33-degress of banking, is a difficult track for seasoned veterans and even more so for rookie drivers. Sixteen-year-old Colby Howard made his ARCA Racing Series debut in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 behind the wheel of the No. 78 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevrolet. When the checkered flag flew after 200 laps on Sunday afternoon, Howard crossed the line in the eighth position. “Salem is so different compared to anywhere else I have ever raced. It is reallyRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer This weekend’s ARCA Racing Series event at the historic Salem Speedway will feature another young up-and-coming driver when Colby Howard climbs behind the wheel of the No. 78 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevrolet. Howard is a third-generation racer whose grandfather Buddy and father Rodney achieved great success running on the short tracks of South Carolina. The 16-year-old Howard began his career racing dirt bikes before switching to mini stocks and limited late models. In 2016, Howard earned seven wins and finished runner-up in the Southeast LimitedRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer As a young kid, Blaine Perkins loved going out with his dad and a bunch of his friends and running go-karts. About the age of 10, the Bakersfield, California native got his own go-kart and launched his racing career. Progressing through the SRL Legends Tour, SRL Southwest Tour and the Lucas Oil Modifieds, Perkins landed a ride in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. On Friday night at Kentucky Speedway, Perkins takes the next step in his racing career when the 17-year-old driver makes hisRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Kyle Weatherman has signed with Mason Mitchell Motorsports for 10 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series schedule, the team announced on Wednesday. Weatherman will pilot the No. 78 Chevrolet for the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway and will compete in the next three races at Nashville, Salem and Talladega. The remaining races for the 19-year-old driver will be Pocono, Michigan, Iowa, Chicagoland, Kentucky and Kansas. Weatherman was the 2015 SCOTT Rookie of the Year in the ARCA Racing Series, winning at New Jersey MotorsportsRead More