(Mooresville, NC) ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie teammates Max Tullman and Quin Houff earned top-10 finishes in Friday afternoon’s ZOMONGO 200 at the Michigan International Speedway. Tullman led the way earning a seventh-place finish after qualifying 17th. It marked his third top-10 in five starts this season. Mason Mitchell Motorsports teammate Quin Houff earned his second straight top-10 by earning a eighth-place result in the 100-lap event.
Quin Houff: What an up down day,” Quin Houff stated. “My team has no quit in them I wouldn’t quit on them either. We fought through so many obstacles in the race from flat tires, an oil line leak smoking up the car throughout the whole race. We raced our way up to second at the end until we got roughed up by another competitor. That contact pushed us back to eighth at the end of the race. I can’t wait until we head to Pocono in July! Thanks to my team, family and friends for all the support. We won’t stop working until we get that win for all of us.
Max Tullman: Patience was key this weekend to our success,” Max Tullman explained. “We used practice to get me comfortable behind the wheel to find a good balance. Once the race started we had a great Yurpal Chevy driving from 17th to the top 10 early. The restarts were quite wild today. We had a few close calls during the race. We just missed the top-five but completed all of the laps and gained several spots in the final run to finish seventh. This gives us a lot of momentum heading to Chicago in a few weeks.
Quin Houff: Quin Houff qualified the No. 98 in the ninth position. Houff spent the first half of the race racing inside the top-10. Finally, with 24 laps to go the No. 98 was able to get track position after the final round of pit-stops and restarted in third. With four laps to go, Houff was racing side-by-side with another competitor when the two made contact. The contacted forced Houff out of the gas, costing him positions and time on the track. Houff would cross the stripe in eighth spot for his second straight top-10 finish.
Max Tullman: Max Tullman qualified the No. 78 17th in his fifth ARCA race of the 2018 season. Tullman only needed 26 laps to move inside the top-10 in the 10th spot. Tullman raced the No. 78 as high as fourth during the 100-lap event. After the final round of pit-stops with 23 to go, Tullman restarted in 10th. He was able to steer the No. 78 up three spots during the final run and finish in seventh. The finish marked the third top-10 of the 2018 season in five starts for Tullman.
The next race for MMM and the ARCA Racing Series will be at the half-mile Madison International Speedway on Friday, June 15th for the Herr’s Potato Chips 200. The race will be shown live on MAV TV beginning at 9:00 PM ET.
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Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series for the 2018 season. The team is based out of Statesville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com