MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) announced today that 19-year-old Kyle Weatherman will make 10 starts with the championship team during the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. Weatherman’s first start will come in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway in the Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 Driven by General Tire Feb. 18.
“Knowing we had two very solid races with MMM last year tells me that if I do my job correctly we should have 10 chances of winning,” said Weatherman. “Knowing that all of these guys have worked together is great; they know each other well and will work together to accomplish the same goal, and that's to make fast race cars and win races.”
Weatherman’s 2017 schedule in the No. 78 Chevrolet includes Daytona (Feb 18), Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (April 8), Salem Speedway (April 30), Talladega Superspeedway (May 5), Pocono Raceway (June 9), Michigan Int’l Speedway (June 16), Iowa Speedway (July 8), Chicagoland Speedway (September 14), Kentucky Speedway (September 22), and Kansas Speedway (October 20).
Weatherman made two starts for MMM last season, finishing second at Madison and then third at Winchester Speedway. Last year also marked Weatherman’s first start at Daytona, where he earned a third-place finish. A sponsor for Weatherman’s No. 78 Chevrolet will be announced next month.
“This is a great opportunity for MMM to add a talent like Kyle to our 2017 lineup,” said owner Mason Mitchell. “We know the level of talent that Kyle brings every week. We were able to work with him for a few races last season. We look to build upon what he’s already done and win multiple races.”
Weatherman is a veteran when it comes to racing on the ARCA circuit. In 43 total starts, he’s earned 32 top-10 finishes and 22 top-fives, including a win on the New Jersey road course. He's also won four Menards Poles. Weatherman captured the SCOTT Rookie of the Year in 2015 and also won the inaugural Short Track Challenge championship.
Weatherman’s agent, Matt Casto of The Sports Agency, said, “This year will assuredly be one for the record books. With the strong team Kyle has behind him and the drive to succeed Kyle has inside him, you’ll want to be paying attention to this gifted driver.”
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About Mason Mitchell Motorsports:
Mason Mitchell Motorsports (masonmitchellmotorsports.com) is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina and owned by 2014 ARCA champion Mason Mitchell.