ARCA: Mitchell Powers to Top Five Finish at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. – team release — ARCA photo – Restrictor plate races are always wild and unpredictable but one thing was certain at Talladega Superspeedway, sophomore ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver Mason Mitchell is inching closer to that elusive victory.

Mitchell, driver of the No. 98 Thermal Technology Services Inc. Ford, finished in the fourth position in Saturday’s International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200.

“This was the same car we raced at Daytona in February the guys just made some improvements and it was excellent from the time we unloaded off the truck Friday,” Mitchell said. “We ran up front all day long and made a run at the win on the last lap with John Wes Townley. I can’t thank him enough for working with me on the final lap. We finished ahead of our competitors for the championship so that’s a win of its own. We’ll take fourth and head to Toledo in two weeks.”

Mitchell started the fourth race of the 2014 ARCA Racing Series season from the second position. After getting shuffled back to sixth on the initial start Mitchell settled in the fifth position on lap 11.

Mitchell would hold on to the fourth position as all of the leaders pitted on lap 36. Crew chief Brad Parrott opted for fuel only sending the 19-year-old back to the track as the leader. Mitchell would hold the lead until lap 43 as Justin Boston and Townley would maneuver around Mitchell sending him back to third.

The day’s only caution would wave at lap 55 for an incident involving Clay Campbell and Justin Allison right behind Mitchell.

On the final lap Mitchell would move to the outside with Townley and come across the stripe in the fourth position.

With his fourth place finish at Talladega Mitchell extends his top-10 streak to 14 races in-a-row dating back to last August at Pocono.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is back in action Sunday, May 18 from Toledo Speedway for the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care. Arcaracing.com will have live timing & scoring of all on-track activity. The race can also be seen live on Fox Sports 1 starting at 2 p.m. ET.

 

About Thermal Technology Services, Inc.

Their facility located in Clearwater, Florida is recognized as the world’s leader in the practice and development of the Thermal Cycling Process. For more information about Thermal Technology Services Inc visit their website at   http://thermaltechnologyservices.com/

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