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Mason Mitchell Wins First Career ARCA Race with Roush Yates Engines

Mooresville, NC (July 21, 2014) Mason Mitchell won his first career ARCA Series race on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway with help from his Roush Yates powered FR9 engine. Mitchell drives the number 98 Ford for his family owned team and has had a great 2014 season, finishing second four times. The win comes during his 35th career start in the ARCA Series and puts him at the top of the ARCA Series championship standings.

Mitchell’s Musselman’s-Wildlife Foundation of Florida-TTS-Applebee’s Ford ran better at the top of the track all day long, giving him an advantage over Mason Mitchell Roush Yates Performance Productsother top running cars. The Ansell ActivArmr 150 saw six total cautions with the final yellow coming on lap 80 for debris. During the final restart Mitchell jumped to second behind leader Justin Boston and stayed with Boston until he made the pass for the lead on lap 95 using the high side. Mitchell pulled ahead of the field to capture his first win.

“I can’t put it into words, we worked so hard for this, finished second so many times,” 20-year-old Mitchell said in victory lane. “I thank my dad and my family, everybody for supporting me forever. I tried so hard there and finally did it.”

His father, Russ Mitchell, held his excitement until his son had passed the start finish line, winning the race.

“There are so many things that have happened, I wanted to wait to make sure we got it done,” Mitchell said. “I’m just so happy for this team. It never gave up. It’s the proudest day of my life.”

Mitchell’s win propels him to the lead in the ARCA Racing Series championship standings over fellow Roush Yates Engines powered driver Grant Enfinger. Enfinger has won four races so far this season.

Scott Bloomquist also found victory lane this weekend in the Fourth Annual Silver Dollar Nationals on Saturday Night at I-80 Speedway. Running the all new Roush Yates RY45 engine, he led all 80 laps to earn his first win at the $30,000 event.

“We didn’t want those last couple of cautions,” said Bloomquist. “But the car restarted brilliantly with the RY45 and that was the difference. I have to thank Penske Shocks, Hawkeye Trucking, Base Fuels, Lucas Oil Products, and Andy Durham Racing Engines.”

Bloomquist recorded his 50th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win on Saturday. His RY45 power plant is built by Durham Racing Engines, a premier engine builder partner of Roush Yates Engines.

To learn more about Roush Yates Engines or how to become an engine builder partner, please call 877-798-RYPP for visit www.roushyates.com.

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