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October 2014

  • Scotty Hubler tentatively planning on partial 2015 schedule: 22 year-old Scotty Hubler is tentatively planning on competing in another partial ARCA schedule next season with Bobby Gerhart Racing. The Coplay, PA driver plans to race at Daytona, Talladega, both Pocono events, and possibly more at other tracks if sponsorship can be found. Hubler made two starts this year and recorded his best finish at Talladega, where he finished in 24th position. (10-30-14)  
  • Mason Mitchell Motorsports releases statement concerning 2015 plans:  Mason Mitchell Motorsports has released a statement concerning the team's 2015 ARCA Racing Series plans. The statement in its entirety is as follows:
    Mason Mitchell Motorsports was built to become the premier TRUE driver development camp, for young drivers that show the ability on and off the track, and the level of dedication its young founder MASON MITCHELL has shown to become the best drivers in ARCA Series, so that MMM's drivers can graduate from MMM annually with ARCA wins and championships and truly get the attention of top NASCAR teams that will offer Driver Developement opportunities to MMM drivers who have graduated with full honors in every area, as Mason Mitchell has demonstrated throughout the 2014 season.
    - MMM is a strict place, and funds alone will not get you accepted at MMM, you must have talent and people skills to make up a whole package we can build upon.
    - MMM has signed a driver to run the number 98 for the ARCA championship in 2015, (TBA at PRI show).
    - MMM has a fleet of all new cars on the ground for its second team, the #78 team, plus still more new cars being built as we speak, all to accommodate the needs of drivers that have to get tested at the 1.5 - 2.5 mile tracks and to race at those tracks to get the proper experience to transition to their NASCAR rides.
    - MMM is currently taking inquires from drivers interested in those tests and 1-4 race packages with the 78 team.
    - For drivers and Nascar teams who are interested in specific tests and races with the MMM team #78, you can call MMM Driver Development Directly at the Mooresville, N.C. office, at 515-493-9345 and ask for Russ. (Mason Mitchell Motorsports PR) (10-29-14)
  • Team Stange Racing finalizing 2015 schedule: Team Stange Racing is working on fielding two cars at Daytona in February and one car for the full 2015 ARCA Racing Series season. The team has sold old cars, but has purchased three new ones for the upcoming season. Additionally, Team Stange hopes to compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on a part time basis in the upcoming year. (10-29-14) 
  • Kyle Weatherman to return to Roulo Brothers Racing next year: 17 year-old Kyle Weatherman will return to Roulo Brothers Racing next season for a partial schedule. ARCA’s minimum age restrictions will prevent the Roush-Fenway Racing development driver from racing full time.  Weatherman competed in eight (8) events for the team in 2014, earning a season high fourth place finish at Berlin Speedway in August. (10-27-14)
  • Crosley Sports Group back in 2015; partial schedule with LeMastus and Steele:  Crosley Sports Group will run a partial ARCA schedule in 2015 with Bo LeMastus and Devin Steele as its drivers. Bo LeMastus formed the team in 2013 after acquiring the assets of Mark Gibson Racing. LeMastus serves as the CEO of Crosley Radio. (10-27-14)
  • GMS Racing has no official plans for 2015; not selling equipment: GMS Racing has no official plans for the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season. However, the team is not currently selling its ARCA equipment. The Charlotte, NC based organization fielded cars for championship runner-up Grant Enfinger and veteran Spencer Gallagher this past season. Gallagher announced in victory lane at Kansas Speedway that he would be competing in the truck series for his family owned team full time next year, which raises speculation on whether the team will continue in the ARCA series in 2015. (10-27-14)
  • Mason Mitchell wins championship; Gallagher scores first victory: #98 Mason Mitchell clinched the 2014 ARCA Racing Series championship Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Mitchell finished 5th, but only had to start the event to earn his first title. #23 Spencer Gallagher scored his victory after starting from 32nd. #6 Josh Williams, #3 Ross Kenseth, and #55 Cody Coughlin all earned top five finishes as well. The race was slowed due to several accidents, including one that involved #60 Galen Hassler. Hassler was transported to a local area hospital for observation before being released. Full Results (10-05-14)
  • Austin Wayne Self to Mason Mitchell Motorsports in 2015?: Ray Dunlap reported during the Kansas Speedway broadcast that Austin Wayne Self will return to ARCA competition next year with a championship caliber team. Dunlap stated that Self would not be back with Cunningham Motorsports. AM Technical Solutions, which sponsors Self, appeared on Mason Mitchell's championship winning car Friday night. (10-05-14)
  • Spencer Gallagher leaving ARCA: Spencer Gallagher announced in victory lane at Kansas that he would not return to the ARCA Racing Series in 2015. Gallagher stated that he would move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series full time next year with GMS Racing. (10-05-14)
  • 34 cars on Kansas entry list: 34 cars are currently entered for Friday night's season ending ARCA Racing Series event at Kansas Speedway. Entries include #08 Justin Allison, #09 John Lowinski-Loh, #3 Ross Kenseth, #6 Josh Williams, #10 Ed Pompa, #23 Spencer Gallagher, #42 Bo LeMastus, #52 Matt Tifft, #55 Cody Coughlin, #60 Galen Hassler, #66 Leilani Munter, #72 Brandon Gdovic, and #88 CJ Evans. Full Entry List (10-02-14)