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September 23, 2017 - Mataragas Visits La Salle for Bill Waite Jr. Memorial
Mike Mataragas was one of 35 Super Late Models signed in at La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) on Sunday afternoon for the Bill Waite Jr. Memorial Classic. Losing one spot in his heat race, Mataragas recorded a 3rd place finish locking him into the 12th-staritng position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. With the track being one-lane dominant on the low-side, Mataragas fell back to 20th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

For more results from this event, please visit www.LaSalleSpeedway.com.

September 15, 2017 - Mike Mataragas Attends Knoxville Nationals
Thursday night found Mike Mataragas in action at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) kicking off the 15th annual Knoxville Nationals. Drawing 57 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the three-day event, Mike came up one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Mataragas fell short of a transfer spot with a 17th place outing.

Returning on Friday night for another $7,000-to-win preliminary feature, Mataragas jumped up one spot in his heat scoring a 6th place finish. Needing a 6th place finish or better in his B-Main to make the show, Mike logged a 16th place outing ending his night early.

The following night for one final shot at the $40,000-to-win finale, Mataragas improved three spots in the 12-lap consolation event to place 11th but fell short of a transfer position into the A-Main.

For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

August 31, 2017 - 8th Place Finish in Scheffler Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway
Making his first start of the season at Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin), Mike Mataragas was one of 27 Super Late Models on hand for the George & Russ Scheffler Memorial. Following the fastest time overall in qualifying, Mike captured a heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the A-Main. With $15,074 on the line, Mataragas dropped back to a 9th place outing in the 40-lap affair

For more results from this event, please visit www.WisMotorsports.net.

August 18, 2017 - Top 5 Finish With AELMT at La Salle Speedway
On Saturday evening Mike Mataragas was one 35 Super Late Models signed in at La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) for the American Ethanol Late Model Tour sanctioned contest. Earning the 6th-starting position for the $4,000-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Mataragas jumped up one spot in the 40-lapper scoring a 5th place finish behind Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb Jr., Billy Drake, and Brandon Thirlby. (Jim DenHamer photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.AELMT.com.

August 11, 2017 - 12th Place Finish in FALS Frenzy at Fairbury Speedway
Saturday night saw Mike Mataragas return to action at Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) for the FALS Frenzy. With 35 MARS Racing Series entries on hand, Mataragas scored a 4th place finish in his heat positioning him 15th on the starting grid for the main event. With $10,000 on the line, Mike jumped up three spots in the 50-lapper to place 12th. (Brendon Bauman photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.MarsRacingSeries.com.

July 28, 2017 - Mataragas Attends Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway
Mike Mataragas made the short trip to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) on Friday night competing in a stout field of 61 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series entries for the 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic. Running in four rounds of preliminary features, Mataragas laid down the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group earning him the 4th-starting position for the $2,500-to-win show. Locking the Top 4 into the main event on Saturday night, Mike posted a 9th place finish in the 25-lap affair.

Returning on Saturday night starting in 7th in his B-Main, Mike gained one spot in the 15-lapper to place 6th. Transferring into the Prairie Dirt Shootout for one final shot at the $30,000-to-win finale, Mataragas logged a 13th place outing ending his weekend early.

For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

July 6, 2017 - Top 10 Finish With Hell Tour at Farmer City Raceway
Friday night found Mike Mataragas in action at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) returning with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour for the 16th round of the tour. In a field of 30 Super Late Models, Mike edged his way into the show with a 4th place finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line, Mike jumped up two spots in the 40-lapper to place 10th.

For more results from this event, please visit www.TheHellTour.com.

June 28, 2017 - Mataragas Follows Hell Tour to La Salle Speedway
Returning with DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour, Mike Mataragas was one of 34 Super Late Models on hand at La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) on Thursday night for the $5,000 top prize. After recording the third fastest time in his qualifying group, Mike recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat positioning him 9th on the starting grid for the feature. Falling shy of a Top-10 finish, Mataragas slipped back to a 20th place outing in the 41-lap affair.

For more results from this event, please visit www.TheHellTour.com.

June 16, 2017 - Podium Finish in Hell Tour Debut at Dirt Oval at Route 66
Mike Mataragas traveled to the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, Illinois) on Saturday night debuting with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour. With 27 Super Late Models registered in for action, Mataragas followed up the fastest time in his group with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the 2nd-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Mike fell one spot in the 30-lapper notching a 3rd place finish behind Shannon Babb and Brandon Thirlby with Tony Jackson Jr. and Tim Manville completing the Top-5 finishers. (Terry Page photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.TheHellTour.com.

May 19, 2017 - Mataragas Wrecked While Running 2nd at Sycamore Speedway
On Friday evening Mike Mataragas visited Sycamore Speedway (Sycamore, Illinois) for the regular night of racing. Following the fastest time overall in qualifying, Mataragas cruised to a heat race victory locking his spot into the show. After battling for the top spot in the early stages of the feature, Mike got caught behind a slowed lap-car pulling onto the track causing a pileup. He was able to escape the tangle-up uninjured but his night was immediately over.

For more results from this event, please visit www.SycamoreSpeedway.com.

May 5, 2017 - Mike Mataragas Record 12th Place Finish in Season Opener at La Salle
Making his first start of the 2018 season, Mike Mataragas traveled to La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) on Saturday evening for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) sanctioned contest. With 24 Super Late Models on hand for the Land of Lincoln 40, Mataragas locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Experiencing throttle issues during the 40-lap feature, Mike slipped back to a 12th place outing. (Jim DenHamer photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.MLRARacing.com.

December 11, 2017 - Mataragas Ends 2017 Season With Three Wins
The 2017 season saw Mike Mataragas compete in a total of 24 events while visiting victory lane three times. With the weather determining the outcome of four of his scheduled dates, Mataragas collected nine Top-10 outings and six Top-5 finishes.

October 13, 2017 - 12th Place Finish With World of Outlaws
Mike Mataragas made the short trip to the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway (Joliet, Illinois) on Friday night for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned weekend. Drawing 31 Super Late Models for the two-day Chi-Town Showdown, Mataragas secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line, Mike dropped four spots in the 50-lap affair registering a 12th place finish.

After persistent rain in the area and an unfavorable forecast, World of Outlaws officials decided to cancel Saturday night’s portion of the Chi-Town Showdown.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

September 9, 2017 - Mataragas Attends World 100 at Eldora Speedway
Kicking off the 47th annual World 100, Mike Mataragas traveled to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night for the UMP DIRTcar sanctioned weekend. With a stout field of 105 Super Late Models on hand, Mike came up two spots short of transfer position in his heat with a 6th place outing. Sending the Top 2 out of the B-Main and into the opening night feature, Mataragas failed to make out for the 12-lap consolation event.

Returning on Friday for another round of preliminary features, Mataragas posted a 7th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main for one last shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Needing to place in the Top 2 to make the show, Mike logged a 6th place finish.

Wrapping up the World 100 weekend on Saturday evening, Mike placed 6th in his heat race giving him one final shot at the A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 5 into the $50,000-to-win finale, Mataragas logged a 10th place outing bringing an early end to his weekend.

For more results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

August 26, 2017 - Top 5 Finish in Summer Sizzler at Sycamore Speedway
On Friday night Mike Mataragas made the trip to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) for the annual George Scheffler Memorial. Competing in a field of 26 cars in the Corn Belt Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned A-Main, Mike slipped back to a 21st place outing in the 50-lap affair.

The following night brought Mataragas to Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Illinois) for the Summer Sizzler. Following the fastest time overall in a field of 24 Super Late Models, Mike posted a 4th place finish in the feature trailing Taylor Scheffler, Billy Drake, and Paul Parker across the finish line with Jay Brendle coming in 5th.  

For more results from these events, please visit www.CornBeltClash.com and www.SycamoreSpeedway.com.

August 12, 2017 - Podium Finish in Summer Shootout at FALS
Mike Mataragas was one of 23 Super Late Models signed in at Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) on Saturday night for the event sanctioned by both the MARS DIRTcar West Series and the Sunoco American Late Model Series. After laying down the second fastest time in qualifying, Mataragas posted a heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Losing one spot in the 40-lap affair, Mike Mataragas landed a 2nd place finish behind Ryan Unzicker with Scott Bull, Joe Godsey, and Kevin Weaver completing the Top 5 finishers. (Rocky Ragusa photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.MARSRacingSeries.com.

August 5, 2017 - Mataragas Places 11th in American Ethanol Event at Plymouth
Powering the Southlake Auto Mall #1 Super Late Model, Mike Mataragas invaded Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, Indiana) on Saturday night for the American Ethanol Late Model Tour sanctioned program. Following the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group, Mataragas recorded a 4th place finish in his heat race positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the Iroquois BioEnergy 40 A-Main. With $4,000 on line, Mike dropped one spot in the 40-lap affair to place 11th. (Steve Datema photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.AELMT.com.