When the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Gateway Motorsports Park for the Drivin’ For Lineman 200, it will be a special treat for everyone at MB Motorsports. The team, based just 60 miles west of the track gets to race at their ‘hometown’ track. 17 year-old racer, Jake Griffin, who grew up in Quincy, IL will make his second start of the season when he climbs behind the wheel of the #63 Vatterott Educational Centers / Dirty Hand Tools Chevy Silverado on Saturday.
“Whereas most teams call Charlotte Motor Speedway their home track, for us it’s Gateway,” says team owner Mike Mittler. “It gives us a chance to say thanks to all the local folks who help us race at this level. Vatterott Educational Centers has a number of campuses here in the St. Louis area, so this is their home track, too. They will have a bunch of their people there with us, as will Excel Bottling / Ski Soda and of course, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool.”
“I’m very excited to get back behind the wheel of the Vatterott / Dirty Hand Tools Chevy,” adds Griffin. “We had a decent run for them at Iowa last weekend. This will be my first truck race here at Gateway, so there will be a definite learning curve, but with Rick Ren’s advice, I think we’ll be just fine.”
Vatterott serves a diverse student population across 21 locations in 7 states, as well as a vibrant online community. Each of these institutions takes pride in serving both the student population and the local communities that help continue the Vatterott tradition.
Vatterott is showcasing their automotive programs on the #63 Chevy Silverado in the Drivin’ For Linemen 200. According to Kevin Smith, Vatterott Corporate Director of Marketing, “Our automotive program is quite diverse. Students can choose from our Automotive Technology, Auto Body and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Repair Technician, Commercial Driver’s License, Powersports and Diesel Mechanic programs. You can visit vatterott.edu for all the details.”
Dirty Hand Tools, which offers a complete line of log splitters, chain saws, pumps, tillers, snow blowers, mowers and agricultural implements, is back for its second consecutive race. "NASCAR & MB Motorsports are a perfect fit for us,” says Nick Brogna, Marketing Manager for Dirty Hand Tools. "This week we will be doing a contest with MB Motorsports on Twitter during the race. Follow @dirtyhandtools and then correctly answer the trivia question @MBMotorsports posts for a chance to win!”
Dirty Hand Tools designs and engineers all its products in-house in Colorado and source quality materials worldwide. DHT is committed to bringing the best quality, most durable and affordable equipment, tools and accessories possible to the retail market. DHT products are available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menards, Bomgaars, Big R and many other fine retailers nationwide.
Joining Vatterott and Dirty Hand Tools on the #63 MB Motorsports Chevy Silverado are Kipor Power Equipment, Timken, MARADYNE® High Performance Fans, Champion Brands, Reikken, Excel Bottling / Ski Soda, MechanixWear and WIX Filters
“I’ve always wanted to race at Gateway," says Griffin. "Being from Quincy, this is our closest NASCAR track.”
MB Motorsports PR
Vatterott Education Centers showcases automotive programs; Dirty Hand Tools does twitter giveaway for Gateway
Latest from Speedway Digest Staff
- NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 results from Martinsville Speedway
- NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to Kansas Speedway in October 2021
- The NASCAR Foundation Partners with Martinsville Speedway to Present Speediatrics Fun Day Festival for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge
- Austin Hill Returns to HRE in 2021
- Free NASCAR Cup Series Race Included With NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Ticket at Pocono In 2021