(MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 16, 2016) - 2015 SCOTT Rookie of the Year Kyle Weatherman will steer the No. 98 for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) this weekend at Madison International Speedway in the Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200.
“I've always looked up to Mason as an owner and driver,” Weatherman said. “I love how he handles everything he does with the team. He works on the cars every week, as do I, so I understand how much work and dedication he has. The MMM guys prepare race winning cars every week and I am glad to be able to get behind the wheel of the No. 98 car this weekend at Madison.
“Madison is a different short track than what we are used to in ARCA. The corners are very tight and saving tires is going to be very important.”
2014 ARCA Racing Series champion driver and owner Mason Mitchell has raced against Kyle Weatherman and the duo finished one-two at Iowa Speedway last season.
“Kyle is a very talented racecar driver and I am glad to have him on the team this weekend,” owner Mason Mitchell said. “I always like racing against Kyle. He races hard every lap and is smart behind the wheel. He understands how to save his equipment and be in position to win at the end of the race. We are looking forward to working with him this weekend and hopefully end up in victory lane at the end of the day on Sunday.”
Weatherman enters the ninth race of the 2016 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season tied for third in driver championship standings.
Weatherman has one prior start at the half-mile track in Madison, Wisconsin in 2014 where he finished seventh.
Along with winning the 2015 rookie of the year, Weatherman also was crowned the inaugural Short Track Challenge presented by Protect Plus champion. He currently sits fifth in the Short Track Challenge points.
Chassis Information: Weatherman will be behind the wheel of chassis No. 589. Gus Dean last raced the chassis to a seventh place finish at the Toledo Speedway last month. The chassis has 11 starts earning one win (Iowa), eight top-five’s, and nine top-ten finishes.
Practice for the ARCA Racing Series at Madison is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 from 12:30-1:15 p.m., followed by final practice from 1:45-2:30. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell is at 4:00. Fans will be able to watch the race live on the American Sports Network (ASN). Race fans can also stream the broadcast at AmericanSportsNet.com.
Coverage on ASN at Madison begins at 2:00 p.m. local Central time.
Raceday Sunday gets started with an on-track autograph session from Noon – 1 p.m., followed by pre-race ceremonies and driver introductions at 1:30. The 200-lap Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 at Madison begins at 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 19.
Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “like” their facebook page at Mason Mitchell Motorsports. Also, follow Kyle on his website at http://www.kyleweatherman.com as well as on his personal Twitter page @KyleWeatherman
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