Mason Mitchell on Verge of Winning ARCA Title

Mason Mitchell on Verge of Winning ARCA Title

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — With a 200-point lead heading into the final race of the ARCA Racing Series season tomorrow at Kansas Speedway, Mason Mitchell appears to be headed towards his first-ever ARCA championship.

The 20-year-old from West Des Moines, Iowa, needs to only finish 30th to claim the 2014 driver’s title. With 34 entrants listed for today’s ARCA 98.9 in Kansas and with several likely to start-and-park, barring any major trouble tonight – Mitchell should easily roll on to the championship.

Mitchell will bring a quick self-owned No. 98 Ford to Kansas. The champion-to-be will bring the same chassis that provided him with his lone victory of the season at Chicagoland Speedway – a similarly shaped mile-and-a-half oval.

“This is what we have worked for all season long,” said Mitchell. “We decided to bring the car that won Chicagoland in July to Kansas, we haven’t raced it since the win. We will continue to do what we have done all season long and that is try and win the race and the points will take care of themselves.”

With West Des Moines, Iowa, being three hours away from Kansas Speedway, Mitchell will be expecting plenty of home crowd support at the track tonight as he fights for the title.

“Kansas Speedway is about three hours from West Des Moines, we have a lot of family and friends coming and we want them to give them a show,” Mitchell said.

If he is to win the title tonight, Mitchell will be the first driver to win the ARCA Racing Series championship while driving for a self-owned team since Patrick Sheltra won the title for Sheltra Motorsports in 2010.

Mitchell is also up to win the ARCA Racing Series’ Superspeedway title that is contested at Daytona, Talladega, Michigan, Chicagoland, Kentucky, Kansas, and at both Pocono races.

“That’s one we want pretty bad,” Mitchell said of the Superspeedway title. “There are a lot of special awards the series provides for the competitors; the speedway title we know is one of the biggest. It would mean a lot for the team and a big honor to win it…

It’d be so cool to win the superspeedway championship. We have our eyes on the big prize, but we want that speedway title too.”

To watch Mitchell’s quest to become the 2014 series champion, tune in to FOX Sports 2 at 7:30 p.m CST (8:30 p.m EST) to watch the ARCA 98.9 at Kansas Speedway.

Kyle Pokrefky
Follow Kyle Pokrefky on Twitter at @KPokrefky

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