Iowa: Marc Mitchell preview

Short Track Racing is Home for Mitchell Ergon driver ready to get back after month-long break This weekend Marc Mitchell and the No. 93 Ergon Chevrolet team will head to the .875-mile Iowa Speedway for Saturday's Prairie Meadows 250 for the ARCA...

Short Track Racing is Home for Mitchell
Ergon driver ready to get back after month-long break

This weekend Marc Mitchell and the No. 93 Ergon Chevrolet team will head to the .875-mile Iowa Speedway for Saturday's Prairie Meadows 250 for the ARCA RE/MAX Series. The Iowa Speedway is a Rusty Wallace Signature Track and was designed by the former NASCAR champion.

Mitchell cut his racing teeth on the short tracks of Georgia and Florida. As the former Legends car national champion, Mitchell has shown a knack for this racing discipline. He feels this will be a great chance for him to pick up his first ARCA RE/MAX Series victory.

This event will be the first for Mitchell since the series left Kansas City in April as he is running a partial schedule for 2007. The Tallahassee, Fla. native is anxious to get back to the track because the team has been successful in the races in which they have competed. In three starts, the Ergon Chevrolet team has picked up one top-five and two top-ten finishes.

Comments from Mitchell as he prepares for the Prairie Meadows 250:

"It has been a while since we have been to the track so you could say that I am more than ready to get going. I am a racer and I want to be in every race, but our partial schedule allows us to really be prepared for each race. But it is hard to sit out for a month when we have been as competitive as we have been this year. Obviously my goal is to get a win before the end of the year and that is something that I think is firmly within our reach. I could not think of a better place to do that than Iowa."

"Tony Clements Racing has put some great cars underneath me this year. We had a little motor problem at Kansas City, but that is behind us. We figured out what happened and we feel like we have taken the steps to make sure it won't happen again. Tony is known for his motors so we feel like we can put our power plants up against anyone in the garage. I mean, they have pushed me to some good finishes this year."

"I have heard nothing but good things about the Iowa Speedway. Everyone says it is a bigger Richmond. You see how good the races are at Richmond. It looks like you have a lot of room to race and that is the main thing. The progressive banking helps too. I just love short track racing. You don't have to worry about aerodynamics or anything like that. Short tracks put the racing in the drivers hands. When that is the case I feel like I can get up there and race with the best of them."

-credit: www.marcmitchell.com

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Series ARCA
Drivers Rusty Wallace