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David Levine Earns Top-Five finish with Mason Mitchell Motorsports at NJMP

(Mason Mitchell Motorsports Press Release: Millville, New Jersey.  May 28 2016) David Levine, showed no signs of a driver that hasn’t been in a racecar since last November at Homestead. Levine wheeled the Revant Optics No. 98 to a fifth place finish in Saturday’s Twilight 150 presented by Unique Pretzels at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Levine was able to work around two cars in the closing laps to earn his second career ARCA top-five finish and his first top-five on a road course.

“We had a solid weekend from start to finish,” Levine stated after the 67 lap event. “We got punted off the track a few times and were still able to rally and earn a top-five.”

“I can’t thank everyone from Mason Mitchell Motorsports and Revant Optics for all of their hard work and effort. I didn’t even know I was going to race at the beginning of the week. It was great being back behind the wheel of a car. Hopefully, I’ll get another opportunity in the future.”

The Highland Park, Illinois native qualified for the 67 lap event in the third position earlier in Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell.

Levine would get pushed back on the initial start to the 10th position. He would exert patience during the early stages of the event and work his way back inside the top-10 for the remainder of the event

During the final laps Levine would move around Kyle Weatherman and Josh Williams to cross the stripe in fifth.  

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards travels next to Pocono Raceway for the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 Friday, June 3, live on FS1. Prior to the race, ARCA is sanctioning an open test on the 2.5-mile Pocono triangle Tuesday, May 31.

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Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for the 2016 season. The team is based out of Mooresville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.com

 


 

David Levine Pairs with Mason Mitchell Motorsports for NJ Road Course

(Mason Mitchell Motorsports Press Release: Mooresville, N.C.  May 25, 2016) 2015 SCOTT Rookie of the Year David Levine will return to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards this weekend at the New Jersey Motorsports Park with Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Levine will pilot the No. 98 with support from Revant Optics. This will also mark Levine’s first start in ARCA since the 2015 season finale at the Kansas Speedway.

“This opportunity with MMM means the world to me,” Levine stated. “I’m still in shock how quickly everything was able to come together. I'm heading back to NJMP for redemption. I had a great run going last year until something out my control broke. This opportunity means the world to me.”

“NJMP is a unique track to say the least. It has some incredibly high speed corners that test the drivers it also has some difficult and technical corners as well. It really is a great track. It's one of my favorites. I feel incredibly blessed and am beyond thankful for the chance to race again. I know that their equipment is some of the best out there. I'm going to be pushing all weekend for the checkers.”

The Highland Park, Illinois driver finished fifth in ARCA points. During his rookie campaign he earned one top-five, 11 top-ten’s with a best finish of third at the Kentucky Speedway.

Levine has plenty of road course racing experience on his racing resume. Prior to racing with the ARCA Racing Series, Levine spent three seasons racing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series.

He’s enjoyed success at some of the most prestigious road courses in the United States, winning poles at Road Atlanta, Road America, Sebring, Palm Beach International Raceway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway.

This weekend will mark the third ARCA start for Levine at the 2.25-mile road course located in Millville, New Jersey. His best finish in two prior starts is 13th in 2013.

NJMP marks the second of six straight weeks of racing for the drivers in the ARCA Racing Series.

Chassis Selection: Levine will pilot chassis No. 130 out of the MMM stable. This weekend will mark the cars first appearance during the 2016 season. The chassis has two prior starts earning two top-ten finishes.

Practice for the Twilight ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels is scheduled in two sessions Saturday, May 28. The first practice is from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. followed by final practice from 11:15 to 12 noon. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell (group qualifying) is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The ARCA 150 is set to get underway Saturday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.

ARCA will feature will feature live timing/scoring for all on-track activities as well as including a live audio call of the race.

About Revant: Revant is on a relentless quest to push the boundaries of what is possible in lens performance and customer experience at an incredible value. We are continuously innovating in the eyewear market and growing faster than any other company in our category. And we’re just getting started. Revant takes your sunglasses from “not working for me” to “I’ll use these until I die” with premium replacement lenses. For more information on Revant visit http://www.revantoptics.com

Staying Social: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “like” their facebook page at  Mason Mitchell Motorsports. Also, follow David on his personal Twitter page @1DavidLevine

 

Mason Mitchell Motorsports: Is a championship driver development team fielding multiple entries in the ARCA Racing Series. The team is based out of Mooresville, North Carolina. http://www.masonmitchellmotorsports.c

 


 

Levine Posts A Top-20 Finish In His NASCAR Truck Series Debut

 
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 20, 2015) – Lira Motorsports driver David Levine and the No. 59 Furman University / Momo / Roush-Yates Engines team finished 17th on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway in both the team and driver’s debut race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). 
 
After the race, Levine commented “That was awesome! P17 in my first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start! I learned even more than I can begin to explain in the first 12 laps! I can't thank my sponsors Furman University, Roush Yates, Momo and TraqGear enough for making this possible. I also want to acknowledge Andy Houston, who has spotted for me at several ARCA Races this year. He was up on top of the grandstands all day, coaching me. I don’t think I would have made the race without his help.”
 
Earlier in the day on Friday, Levine posted the 26th fastest time in the Ford EcoBoost 200's only practice session. The session was his first time behind the wheel of the team’s newly-built NCWTS Ford F-150. “The biggest adjustment in coming to the Truck Series from the ARCA Racing Series is the engine,” Levine stated. “The tapered spacer in the trucks is different than I’m used to. I need to work on keeping it wound-up more.”
 
Levine qualified for the 134-lap season finale for the series in the 22nd position. At the end of qualifying, the team let out a collective sigh of relief that practice and qualifying were not affected by the threat of rain that was constant throughout the day. 
 
In the race, Levine had worked his way up to the 19th position when the team called him to pit road for four tires and fuel during a green flag run on lap 47. After pit stops cycled through for the rest of the field, David found himself in 20th, one-lap down when a caution came out on lap 62.
 
While all of the lead-lap trucks made pit stops under the caution, Sam Schram, Levine’s Crew Chief, made the decision for David to stay out and take the wave-around, putting the No. 59 truck back on the lead lap. 
 
The next caution period on lap 75 gave the team the opportunity to come in once again for tires and fuel. A mis-step by one of the crew member, going over the wall too early, sent Levine to the tail end of the longest line on the restart. However, another caution came out a few laps later, and Levine stayed out while most of the leaders made pit stops.
 
After the caution, Levine restarted the race from the 3rd position on lap 89. Now racing on older tires than the rest of the field, he battled to remain in the top 20 while trucks with fresh tires made their way to the front of the field.
 
With laps winding down and the race on-track to finish with a 46 lap green flag run, Schram asked Levine to begin saving fuel. Levine responded by easing off the gas earlier in the turns, which saved enough gas for the Highland Park, IL driver to take the checkered flag in the 17th position.
 
“That was a good, clean race for us, being our first time in the Truck Series,” Levine concluded. “The only a mark on the truck was from when I got a little loose off two and nudged the fence. Thank you to everyone at Lira Motorsports. They poured their hearts and souls into this truck, and I am so proud to have been part of their debut in the Truck Series.  I’m still working on securing sponsorship, but I’m hoping to get back in the truck series again next year!”