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Mason Mitchell Motorsports Signs Logan Jones as Short Track Development Driver

Mason Mitchell Motorsports Signs Logan Jones as Short Track Development Driver

by January 5, 2016 0 comments

Mason Mitchell Motorsports has made their first official driver move of the 2016 season as the team has locked up 15-year-old Logan Jones to a developmental contract for the upcoming season.

Jones is expected to participate in several tests in various tests at short tracks early into the 2016 season in preparation for a potential full run at the ARCA Racing Series’s Calypso Lemonade Short Track Challenge.

Jones comes to the team off of a second-place performance in the Affordable Controlled Micro Sprint Series last season and brings plenty of dirt track experience with him to the team.

Taking nine sprint car victories in the last two seasons, Jones is also a former driver in the USAC Quarter Midgets division, having raced in the division from 2008 to 2013.

Jones also is a two-time champion in the Hagerstown Quarter Midget Association, having taken the points championship in 2011 and 2012.

“We feel blessed for this opportunity,” Jones said. “It comes to very few racers around the circuit and we know that. My whole family is excited to see me develop as a racer. They have devoted much of their time and hard earned dollars to get me to where I am now. I am excited to be working with MMM to develop not only as a driver but to develop good relationships within the ARCA series in the future.”

“We are working towards running the Short Track Challenge with the ARCA Racing Series, as well as some other test sessions. Once I have settled in I want to run as many races as I can and develop a strong relationship with MMM to compete for the overall ARCA series championship.”

“MMM consists of great people, they are welcoming and generous people. The strongest thing that I can see in them is confidence in me as well as my family and that is why I want to be involved with MMM for quite some time, and potentially move into bigger and better things with MMM.”

Team owner Mason Mitchell stated in a press release by his team that the acquisition of Jones is a step towards his organization’s fulfillment of its mission of becoming a top-tier developmental team in the ARCA ranks.

“This is a huge step in the right direction for MMM,” Mitchell said. “We want to develop the stars of tomorrow here in the ARCA Racing Series.”

“After the tests we will all work the evaluation process together. With Logan’s track record, I have no doubt we will see him compete in 2016.”

Mason Mitchell Motorsports finished third in the 2015 Short Track Challenge with driver Austin Wayne Self, closing the season 95 points behind Short Track Challenge winner Kyle Weatherman.

The 2015 driver of MMM’s No. 98 car finished the 2015 season second in the overall standings behind champion Grant Enfinger.

The second-year organization is coming off of a strong 2015 campaign with three wins being racked up the team with Self winning at Winchester Speedway and Mitchell winning at Iowa Speedway and Kansas Speedway.

Mason Mitchell Motorsports is still on the lookout for more drivers to fill seats for their 2016 ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series operations.

Photo Credit: ARCARacing.com

Kyle Pokrefky
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