Montgomery, Al. – August 20, 2013 – Mason Massey was just 15 years old when he beat a star-studded field of Late Model competitors to take the win in the 48th Annual Alabama 200 at Montgomery Motor Speedway last year.
That made him the youngest driver to win the race in its’ present 200-lap format. One year later, the now 16-year-old from Douglasville, Georgia rolls into the track with confidence and a strong memory of what it felt like to be first under the checkers in 2012.
“That was an amazing weekend,” Mason said earlier this week. “We had a good car all day long. We led over 100 laps. When we were able to get the win it was awesome because it was just my second win in a Late Model and it’s such a big race!”
Mason has a new team and a new crew chief (Josh Hamner) this season but he says he has no less confidence than he had coming in last year. “Josh takes really good care of me and he works hard to give me competitive cars every time out. We’re still learning each other but we’re getting better each time out. We finished 13th at the World Crown 300 a couple of weeks ago at Gresham Motorsports Park but a lot of that had to do with us having to finish the race on old tires because the last 128 laps went caution-free so we couldn’t pit or we’d have lost laps. I believe we have what it takes to contend for the win at Montgomery and that’s the goal. We want to do it as a team.”
The weekend gets underway Friday with practice. Race day is Saturday. For more information about the race including start times and ticket prices, visit www.MontgomerySpeedway.com.
Mason’s website is located at
www.MasonMassey.com. Fans can also follow him on Facebook at Mason Massey Racing and on Twitter at Mason_Massey.
About Mason Massey
Mason Massey is a 16-year-old racer out of Douglasville, Georgia. In 2013, Mason is competing in the Southern Super Series, a multi-track series for Super Late Model stock cars that is centered in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Alabama.
His team is led by crew chief Josh Hamner and his marketing partners include the Special Olympics-Georgia, Sunoco Race Fuel and Mary Lee Properties.
Strong in his Christian faith and dedicated to giving back and sharing with others, Mason can often be found with his race car at events for the Georgia Special Olympics as well as other civic and church-related organizations.
Entering his 12th season of racing, Mason accumulated over 40 wins in Quarter Midgets , 100+ victories in Bandoleros and 75 wins in Legends cars before moving to the Late Models.
In 2012, Mason won twice in the Late Model, taking the checkered flag in only his sixth start and then again at the 48th Annual Alabama 200, both at Montgomery Motor Speedway.
In total, Mason has won over 200 races in his career along with 12 championships, (including three Thursday Thunder Championships at Atlanta Motor Speedway) and holds over 11 track records.
PHOTO CREDIT: Mason Massey