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Wimberley's Mitchell Leads 20 Laps in Legacy Series But Settles for Second;

 

Fifth Place Finish in USRA TAMS Leaves Him Fifth in Points, Leading Rookie

 

 

 

Kyle – Wimberley teen Trey Mitchell traded a tuxedo for a new driving suit, skipping his junior prom Saturday night to race in the opening night at Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle. The 16-year-old set the fastest qualifying time and led 20 laps of the Lone Star Legacy race in his Patriot Car Wash entry before settling for his ninth career second-place finish in the series behind Katy's Jeff Weir. Mitchell topped the evening with another solid run in the United States Racing Association (USRA) Texas Asphalt Modified Series (TAMS), driving the Patriot Car Wash Chevrolet from ninth on the starting grid to a fifth-place finish in his third race in the TAMS series behind winner Ryan Engelhardt of Lake Travis.

 

Mitchell, who finished third in Lone Star Legacy points last year and was rookie of the year, starts this season tied for the championship lead after out qualifying Weir. After three races in the TAMS championship Mitchell has two top-five finishes and three top-tens, is fifth in points and leads all other rookies in the series.

 

After qualifying on the pole for the Lone Star Legacy race, the invert of the top five put Mitchell fifth on the grid and it took him some five laps to take the lead, helped by a couple of caution flags. He led until lap 25 of the 50-lap race, but Weir was able to slip under him as Mitchell's tires were losing grip. Though Mitchell stayed right on Weir's bumper for the last 25 laps, he never could get a good run at him and settled for another solid finish ahead of Dillon Spreen of Boerne.

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T. Q. Jones, Public Relations Counselor P. O. Box 91346, Austin, TX 78709-1346

PH: (512) 261-5236 Email: tqj@mindspring.com

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