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September 14, 2019 - Mike Mataragas Attends Knoxville Nationals
Thursday night found Mike Mataragas in action at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) kicking off the 16th annual Knoxville Nationals. With 55 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries on hand, Mataragas recorded a 6th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the $7,000-to-win preliminary feature. Needing a 3rd place finish or better, Mike came three spots short with a 6th place finish.

Returning on Friday for another $7,000-to-win preliminary feature, Mike recorded the 12th fastest lap in his time trial group before placing in his heat behind Frank Heckenast Jr. Starting the A-Main in 12th, Mataragas slipped back to a 24th place outing in the 25-lap affair.

Wrapping up the 16th annual Knoxville Nationals on Saturday, Mike rolled off 4th in his B-Main for one final shot at the $40,000-to-win finale. Sending the Top 3 into the show, Mataragas fell short with a 9th place outing.

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

August 31, 2019 - Mataragas Visits FCR & FALS with Ethanol Tour
Mike Mataragas invaded Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) on Friday night kicking off the doubleheader with the American Ethanol Late Model Tour. In a field of 27 cars, Mike secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Mike Spatola. With $5,000 on the line, Mataragas dropped back to a 19th place outing.

The following night at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) for another $5,000-to-win A-Main, Mataragas came in 5th in his heat before streaking to a B-Main victory. Losing three spots in the 40-lap feature, Mike posted a 20th place finish. (Jim DenHamer photo)

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

August 16, 2019 - 4th Place Finish at Farmer City Raceway
On Friday evening Mike Mataragas traveled to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) competing in a field of 16 DIRTcar Super Late Models. Following a 5th place finish in his heat, Mike passed five cars in the feature reeling in a 4th place finish behind Mike Spatola, Donny Walden, and Rich Bell with Bill Giannetti coming in 5th.

Saturday's event at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, IL) fell victim to Mother Nature.

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

August 3, 2019 - Mataragas Lands Top 5 Finish in FALS Cup Action
Mike Mataragas returned to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) on Saturday evening behind the wheel of his Southlake AutoMall No. 1M Super Late Model. In a field of 32 cars, Mike gained one spot in his heat to place 2nd behind Kevin Weaver. Earning the 7th-starting position for the $2,500-to-win A-Main, Matargas jumped up two spots recording a 5th place finish behind Billy Drake, Ryan Unzicker, Kevin Weaver, and Scott Schmitt.

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

July 27, 2019 - Mataragas Attends Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury
Friday night saw Mike Mataragas return to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) kicking off the 30th annual Prairie Dirt Classic. With 72 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand for a round of preliminary features, Mataragas recorded the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group locking him into the 4th-starting position for his $2,500-to-win prelim. Locking the Top 4 into Saturday night’s main event, Mike slipped back to an 8th place finish.

Returning on Saturday night starting in 5th in his B-Main for another shot at the $30,000-to-win finale, Mike posted a 7th place finish sending him into the Prairie Dirt Shootout non-qualifiers feature for one last shot at the show. With the race winner given the option to tag the tail of the field in the feature, Mike Mataragas logged an 11th place outing. (Brett Moist photo)

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

July 13, 2019 - Top 10 Finish in FALS Cup at Fairbury Speedway
Saturday night saw Mike Mataragas return to action at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) powering his Mike Mataragas Enterprises No. 1M Super Late Model. Drawing 25 cars for another round of the FALS Cup, Mataragas laid down the fifth fastest lap in his time trial group before placing 3rd in his heat. Starting the $2,500-to-win A-Main in 8th, Mike dropped two spots to place 10th.

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

June 7, 2019 - Dream Weekend Cut Short at Eldora Speedway
On Thursday evening Mike Mataragas made the trek to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With a stout field of 92 Super Late Models on hand, Mataragas fell back to a 7th place finish in his heat after suffering a busted radiator hose. He was unable to make it out for his 12-lap B-Main.

The following night for another round of preliminary features, Mike came in 9th in his heat giving him one final shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place in the Top 2, Mataragas slipped back to a 10th place outing. (Zachary Yost Photography)

For the final night of the $125,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday, Mike was battling for a transfer spot in his heat when he got collected in a wreck that brought an early end to his weekend.

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

May 17, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Season Opener at Farmer City
Mike Mataragas kicked off the 2019 season on Friday evening at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) for the regular night of racing. In a field of 16 cars, Mataragas laid down the second fastest time overall in qualifying behind Mike Spatola before placing 2nd in his heat behind Bob Gardner. Starting the feature in 4th, Mike dropped one spot notching a 5th place finish behind Allen Weisser, Mike Spatola, Gordy Gundaker, and Bob Gardner.

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

December 28, 2018 - Mike Mataragas Wraps Up 2018 Campaign
Competing in a shortened 2018 season, Mike Mataragas traveled to a total of 14 events aboard his Tech-Weld #1 Southlake Auto Mall/ Rocket Chassis/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model. He recorded five Top-10 outings and two Top-5 finishes.

September 23, 2018 - 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, 2018 - 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, 2018 - 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, 2018 - 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.

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.