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Mitchell Looking to Finish Dodge "Season" Strong Ergon Driver Will Compete in Last Race with Cunningham Motorsports This weekend, Marc Mitchell and the ...

Mitchell Looking to Finish Dodge "Season" Strong
Ergon Driver Will Compete in Last Race with Cunningham Motorsports

This weekend, Marc Mitchell and the #4 Ergon Dodge team will head to Gateway (Ill.) International Raceway, which sits just outside of St. Louis, Mo., for Friday night's Gateway ARCA 150 for the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Gateway marks the middle of the three race Midwestern swing for Mitchell as the team will visit the markets of Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chicago in consecutive weeks.

Gateway will be Mitchell's last race of a three race "season" with the Cunningham Motorsports team that fields the #4 Dodge Chargers for the Dodge driver development program. Mitchell is coming off of a seventh place finish in the #4 Ergon Dodge at the Milwaukee (Wis.) Mile this past weekend.

Mitchell also made NASCAR Busch Series start at Gateway in 2005. Unfortunately his day ended early with a blown motor.

For the season, Mitchell has made nine ARCA RE/MAX Series starts. He has garnered two top-five and four top-ten finishes during his partial season. He is 26th in the series points standings.

The Gateway ARCA 150 will be shown live on the Speed Channel beginning at 9:00 pm EDT.

Comments from Mitchell as he prepares for Fridays Gateway ARCA 150:

"It is nice to keep going to tracks where I have some prior experience. We had a pretty good car last weekend in Milwaukee. We were handling about like everyone else. The car was sliding around a lot. The bias-ply tire really threw a lot of guys a curve ball. But a seventh place, lead lap finish is something we can definitely build on for this weekend. These cars are driving great and I know we can put together a winning run."

"Now we go to Gateway. It has been a while since I have been there, but I love the track. It is a tough place to get around. It's kind of like Darlington in that each end of the track is different. Egg-shaped, if you want to call it that. That means you have to compromise a little because you probably won't have the car driving like you want it to in both corners. You'll have to pick one and then just drive the thing through the other. But that puts things more in the driver's hands and I like that."

"This will be my last race of the year in the #4 Ergon Dodge. The entire team at Cunningham Motorsports is top-notch and it has been a blessing to drive their car. I have been close to victory lane, as has Cunningham Motorsports. It would be a career highlight for me if I could get them to victory lane again before the season ends."

-credit: www.ergonracing.com

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