Purdy Chases Best Career Finish with MDM Motorsports in Menard’s 200 at Toledo

Chase Purdy on Fan4Racing Radio, Monday, May 21, 2018, at 9:30 pm ET. Photo – Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

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Taking the lead on the last restart of the race, the two-time NASCAR Next driver, Chase Purdy was on his way¬†to a victory in the ARCA Racing Series’ Menard’s 200 at Toledo Speedway on Sunday. He was five car lengths ahead of his nearest competitor until lapped traffic gave his teammate, Zane Smith a chance to make a big move with nine laps left in the race to get his second straight victory. Purdy was still happy with his best career finish of second-place. Continue reading

Tyler Roahrig is Ready for ARCA Debut at Toldeo Speedway with Mason Mitchell Motorsports

Tyler Roahrig is our Fan4Racing Radio guest at 9 pm ET, Thursday, May 18, 2017 Photo – ARS

Tyler Roahrig is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR Weekend Preview, Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @MoparMJ8 with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Last week, Tyler Roahrig tested with Mason Mitchell Motorsports at Toledo Speedway in preparation for his ARCA Racing Series debut behind the wheel of the No. 78 in the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care on Sunday, May 21st. Although Roahrig is new to ARCA Racing and MMM, the Plymouth, Indiana native has a lot of experience at the fast half-mile track in Toledo, OH.

Roahrig, won the Glass City 200 in 2016, the biggest Outlaw Late Model event of the year at Toledo.

“Happy to be back,” said Roahrig during a break in testing at Toledo last week. “We’ve been pretty successful here in the outlaw car. Decided to take the next step into the ARCA Series.”

Testing with his team owner, Mason Mitchell, gave Roahrig a chance to learn about racing an ARCA Late-Model in preparation for his debut on Sunday. His Outlaw Late Model is considerably lighter and there is an adjustment to racing between the two series.

“Talked to Mason a little bit about it,” said Roahrig. “He gave me some tips. We’re just going to kinda creep up on it‚Ķtake it easy at first and by the end of the day hopefully we’ll be running pretty fast.”

With high expectations for his debut at Toledo, Roahrig is confident in his MMM team.

“Looking for a top-five,” says Roahrig. ¬†“But honestly, the Mason Mitchell Motorsports team has been really fast at the short tracks‚Ķor all the tracks honestly, so I wouldn’t rule anything out at this point. I really want to win. I’m not saying I’m expecting to but I really want to.”

The idea of Roahrig and Mitchell racing together came about through mutual relationships in racing.

“I was in North Carolina buying some parts for my race car. I was with Bob Blount‚Ķhe knows Kevin Reed, the crew chief here (at MMM). We just stopped into see him and that’s what put this whole plan into motion. A lot of people have come together to make this happen.”

ARCA Racing isn’t the only event on Roahrig’s schedule this month. As it turns out,¬†he’s a sprint car racer too. Roahrig is competing¬†in the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway, the night before the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

“Well, you know I’ve been racing sprint cars the last couple years‚Ķreally enjoy racing them” says Roahrig. “Drive for a team called Speed Chasers Incorporated. Actually‚Ķafter this test, I’m going to make the three hour drive to Anderson to test the sprint car. Gunna be going from the ARCA car to a sprint car in the same day‚Ķlooking forward to it.”

Taking a page from the Indy 500, the Little 500 is starting 33 cars at three abreast.

The 2014 ARCA Racing Series champion, Mason Mitchell will miss being behind the wheel of the No. 78 this weekend, as he enjoys he role now as team owner and mentor.

“I wish I was racing, but no, we’re just out here helping Tyler get used to this thing a lot better,” said Mitchell during testing last week at Toledo. “Looking forward to helping these guys out‚Ķgetting back in victory lane next weekend.”

“This place is so cool‚Ķit’s one of my favorite tracks. It’s really technical with hitting your marks, especially in three and four. Me and Tyler have been talking about that a lot‚Ķhe’s got a ton of laps around here, and so far so good.”

The Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care marks the third among 11 races that make up the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge.

The Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care is Sunday, May 21st at 2 pm ET with television coverage on FOX Sports 1. Timing and Scoring is on ARCARacing.com

Haley Wins at Talladega

Justin Haley on Fan4Racing Radio, Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9 pm ET Photo – ARS

Justin Haley is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk, Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Justin Haley’s¬†first trip to Talladega Superspeedway turned out to be one for the ages. Haley, in his first-ever plate-track start, went from the back to the front in the No. 28 MDM Motorsports Toyota to win the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards General Tire 200 Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

Myatt Snider is Victorious in ARCA Debut at Toledo Speedway

Myatt Snider at 8:40 pm ET on Monday, May 23, 2016 Photo - ARS

Myatt Snider at 8:40 pm ET on Monday, May 23, 2016 Photo – ARS

Myatt Snider is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm ET.  Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Sal_Sigala with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Making it a memorable ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo Speedway in the Menards 200 this weekend, Myatt Snider with Cunningham Motorsports came home victorious.

After practicing and qualifying in the top-three, Snider maintained his position in third-place until making his move to second on lap 87. Battling his Cunningham Motorsports teammate Chase Briscoe with side-by-side racing, Snider took the lead for two laps, two-thirds of the way into the event. Continue reading

Fan4Racing NASCAR Weekend Preview of CMS, CA and Toledo with Hot Topic Sound Off – Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Guest include, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, Cole Rouse with Sunrise Ford Racing, talking about his 2016 season and helping preview their upcoming Sunrise Ford 150 at Orange Show Speedway this weekend.

ARCA Racing Series driver, Kyle Weatherman with Lira Motorsports, talks about his season and helps us preview the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway this weekend.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Brian Eberly for NASCAR Weekend Preview for your complete guide for the upcoming racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Orange Show Speedway and Toledo Speedway this weekend.

We’re previewing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Showdown and All-Star race¬†at Charlotte, as well as the K&N Pro Series West at Orange Show and ARCA Racing Series at Toledo.¬† Hopefully, we’ll also¬†chat with Chris Knight during¬†NASCAR Hot Topic Sound Off¬†about the latest news and hot topics from the Sprint Cup, XFINITY and¬†Camping World Truck Series as well as the K&N Pro Series¬†and¬†ARCA Racing Series.

Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @beberly18 with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Our show begins at 8:30 pm ET on Thursday, May 19, 2016

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