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Mitchell on top after ARCA Qualifying

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Mason Mitchell’s momentum continued after winning the pole for the Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway Friday morning.

Mitchell laid down a lap of 38.393 seconds (187.534 mph) for his second pole of 2014.

“I wasn’t real confident about my qualifying lap because we spent so much time in race trim yesterday,” Mitchell said. “But I went out there, gave it my all and it stuck. I’m happy with it. This is only my second time here, so I’m still learning the track. It’s fast.”

Out of his four career ARCA poles, his run today was his first not to be a track record, as Joey Coulter still holds the Michigan mark at 192.149 mph set in 2012.

Austin Theriault qualified second in his ARCA debut for Venturini Motorsports piloting the No. 66 Toyota.  Theriault ran the Nationwide Series race at Iowa in May and scored a top-15 finish for JR Motorsports.

His teammate John Wes Townley was third but will have to start in the rear for the second straight week after backing it into the fence on his second lap

Townley started in the rear last week at Pocono after missing qualifying to run the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Austin Wayne Self qualified fourth and Justin Boston rounded out the top five.  Venturini Motorsports took four of the top six positions in qualifying.

Today’s Corrigan Oil 200 will air live at 5 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


Kyle Magda

Currently, I’m a journalism student in college who enjoys the sport of racing. I've been following NASCAR in-depth since 2001.

Along with my love of racing, I’m also into baseball, football (college & pro), and college basketball.

I also have my own website, The Life of Kyle, where I write about various topics.

And to get my feet wet into radio, I have my own show called Overdrive.  I started it with my friend.  Since we can’t record together most of the time, we have our own versions.  I cover NASCAR and ARCA, and he takes Formula One and IndyCar.

Not forgetting to mention, I have my own YouTube channel as well.

As for race tracks, I’ve gone to races at Pocono, Watkins Glen, Daytona, Dover, Loudon and a few local short tracks as well.  I hope to cross the Indianapolis 500 off my list in the future. I hope to become a man of many hats.


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