After four promising runs in MB Motorsports’ #63 Chevy Silverado, the team has signed 17 year-old Jake Griffin to drive in two more races this season.
Griffin will next take to the track for the team at Bristol Motor Speedway, in the UNOH 200 on August 17th. Then, just two days after Griffin turns 18, he will get to race on the biggest track of his career in the season finale at Homestead – Miami Speedway in the Ford Ecoboost 200 on November 18th.
“This is the best early birthday present I could get,” grins Griffin. “Knowing I’ll be celebrating my 18th birthday at Homestead is unbelievable. On top of that, I get to do a night race at Bristol. How cool is that? I feel really blessed to have the opportunity to race with Mike Mittler and everyone at MB Motorsports. Now we just need to get some more marketing partners on board to make this Chevy Silverado even faster.”
Griffin made an impressive debut at Martinsville Speedway in 2015, when he stunned the crowd with his ability to run with the leaders on worn out tires. He continued to cut his lap times as the race progressed, earned him the opportunity to race for the team at Iowa Speedway later that season.
Flash forward to 2016. Griffin is once again behind the wheel at Iowa Speedway for MB Motorsports and, for the first time in his young career, at Gateway Motorsports Park. At both races, Griffin continued to find speed in both practices and in the races, impressing the crew and team owner Mike Mittler.
“The kid has talent, no doubt about that,” says Mittler. “Each time out he's shown improvement with each lap he runs. With just a little luck, Jake will be scoring the finishes he’s capable of.”
MB Motorsports PR