MASON MASSEY EARNS THURSDAY THUNDER LEGENDS PRO DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP AND THREE TOP-FIVE LATE MODEL FINISHES IN ONE WEEKEND
DOUGLASVILLE, GA (August 1st, 2012) – Over the span of three days, 15-year-old Mason Massey earned a championship, a podium finish, and two more top-five finishes between two different types of racecars. On Thursday, July 26th, Massey was officially named the Thursday Thunder Legends Pro Division Champion at Atlanta Motor Speedway (GA) after winning seven of the nine series races he competed in. The next day, the young driver took home a fourth-place finish behind the wheel of the Jeff Foxworthy Full Force Energy Shot Late Model at Five Flags Speedway (FL). On Saturday, July 28th, he earned a third-place finish and another fourth-place finish in a pair of 55-lap Late Model features in his first appearance at Mobile International Speedway (AL).
“The weekend was an extraordinary one for the Mason Massey Racing team,” said Massey. “We have worked hard all year and to see it pay off in a Legend car championship and three solid finishes in the Late Model, especially the two at Mobile (Speedway) in my first trip there, is so rewarding. We have a great team and this just gives us momentum going into the last few months of the season.”
Massey ran the first nine races of the 10-race Thursday Thunder Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After winning seven of those features, the Pro division hot shoe had earned enough points to take the points championship without having to run the final race which allowed him to practice at Five Flags Speedway before Friday’s event.
The trio of Late Model races at the two separate tracks over the weekend showed Massey’s versatility and true abilities behind the wheel of the Jeff Foxworthy Full Force Energy Shot Late Model out of the Bill Elliott Racing stable. The young driver also had extra coaching at the track with NASCAR K&N Pro Series East star Chase Elliott in the spotter’s stand.
“Having Chase as my spotter for those three races was invaluable,” said Massey. “He is so knowledgeable, especially at Five Flags (Speedway) where he won the 2011 Snowball Derby. He helped me learn the best line around the tracks and made me feel at ease on the high banks of Mobile where he has also seen a lot of success.”
The rest of the 2012 race season will see Massey take on a handful of Late Model races behind the wheel of his Jeff Foxworthy Full Force Energy Shot Ford, including the Show Me The Money 100 at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) on August 18th, as well as running the Legends Asphalt Nationals event at Atlanta Motor Speedway in October where he hopes to bring home a National championship title.
About Mason Massey
Mason Massey is a 15-year-old racecar driver from Douglasville, GA. Massey got his start racing Quarter Midgets at the age of four. After learning many lessons and accumulating over 40 wins Massey made the transition to Bandoleros for four years where he earned over 100 victories before moving up to Legend cars. The young driver saw success in the Legends Young Lions division and was moved up to the elite Pro division at the end of the 2011 racing season; he has accumulated over 60 wins in Legend cars. Now racing Late Models, Massey earned his first career victory in only his sixth start in the Show Me The Money 100 at Montgomery Motor Speedway in June. Overall, this young driver has won over 200 races in his short career, 12 championships, including three Thursday Thunder championships at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and 11 track records. For more information about Mason Massey, please visit his website at www.MasonMassey.com.
About Jeff Foxworthy’s Full Force Energy Shot
Made in the U.S.A, Full Force is produced in a pharmaceutical facility using the best ingredients available in an energy drink, meaning your body will be running on what it
needs, when it needs it. Full Force has only 4 calories a serving and lasts a long time
so you can stop relying on high-sugar soft drinks with that too-familiar crash. For more information about Jeff Foxworthy’s Full Force Energy Shot, please visit www.FullForceEnergyShot.com.