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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.

July 29, 2017 - Mike Mataragas Attends Prairie Dirt Classic at FALS
Friday night brought Mike Mataragas back to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned weekend. Drawing a stout field of 65 Super Late Models for the 28th annual Prairie Dirt Classic, Mataragas timed in 23rd fastest in his qualifying group locking him into the 12th-starting position for the FK Rod Ends preliminary feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Mike improved four spots in the 25-lapper registering an 8th place finish.

The following night rolling off 5th in his B-Main, Mataragas was battling for a transfer spot into the $30,000-to-win main event until suffering a flat-tire on lap 6. Unable to make it back out, Mike logged a 13th place outing bringing an early end to his weekend. (Jeremy Rhoades photo)

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

July 15, 2017 - Mataragas Lands Top 5 Finish at Fairbury
Mike Mataragas returned to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) on Saturday night preparing for the upcoming Prairie Dirt Classic. After timing in second fastest overall, Mataragas cruised to a heat race win earning him the 2nd-starting position for the 30-lap A-Main. With $2,000 on the line, Mike battled for a podium finish in the opening 20 circuits but slipped back to a 5th place finish after a late-race restart. He trailed Frank Heckenast Jr., Mike Spatola, Daniel Flessner, and McKay Wenger across the finish line.

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

July 8, 2017 - Top 10 Finish at FALS
On Saturday Mike Mataragas made the trip to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) competing in a field of 27 UMP Super Late Models for the regular night of racing. Following the second fastest time overall in qualifying, Mataragas charged to a 10-lap heat race victory locking his spot into the feature. Gambling on his setup before the A-Main, Mike slipped back to an 8th place outing in the 30-lap affair.

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

June 24, 2017 - Mike Mataragas Back in Victory Lane at Sycamore Speedway
Behind the wheel of the Southlake Collision Center #1M Super Late Model, Mike Mataragas returned to Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Illinois) on Saturday for the regular night of racing. After setting the fastest time overall in qualifying, Mataragas charged to a heat race win locking him into the redraw. Receiving the 4th-starting spot for the feature, Mike worked his way into the lead by lap 4. Pulling away from the field as the race went on, Mataragas cruised to his third win of the season. (Dustin Hill Photography)

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

June 16, 2017 - Top 10 Finish in Inaugural Hell Tour Event at Sycamore Speedway
Debuting in the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour, Mike Mataragas made the short trip to Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Illinois) on Friday night. Following the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group, Mataragas registered a 2nd place finish in his heat race behind Brian Shirley locking him into the 7th-starting spot for the feature. With $7,500 on the line, Mike slipped up three positons in the 40-lapper posting a 10th place finish. (Jim DenHamer photo)

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

June 10, 2017 - Mataragas Makes Friday Night Preliminary Feature at Eldora Speedway
In attendance for the richest Super Late Model event of the season, Mike Mataragas was one of 79 Super Late Models signed in at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night for the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream. Losing one spot in his 10-lap heat race, Mataragas recorded a 9th place finish sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night UMP DIRTcar sanctioned preliminary feature. Needing to place in the Top 4, Mike slipped back to an 11th place outing bringing an early end to his night.

The following night for another round of preliminary features, Mataragas locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win show with a 3rd place finish in his 10-lap heat race. Rolling off 12th, Mike fell eight spots in the 25-lap affair registering a 20th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Closing out the 23rd edition of the Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday, Mike held his spot in his heat race to place 9th. Transferring into the B-Main for one last chance at the $100,000-to-win finale, Mataragas slipped back to a 16th place outing in his consolation event bringing an early end to his weekend.

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

May 27, 2017 - Mike Mataragas Goes 2-for-2 at Sycamore Speedway
Mike Mataragas returned to his home track of Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Illinois) on Saturday night for the Memorial Day special. Following the fastest time overall in qualifying, Mataragas won his heat on a last lap pass locking him on the front row for the feature. Taking the lead on the opening lap, Mike never relinquished the top spot scoring his second win of the season. (Dan Simpson photo)

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

May 18, 2017 - Matarags Places 15th in Lucas Oil Action at La Salle Speedway
Making his first start of the season with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Mike Mataragas headed to La Salle Speedway (La Salle, Illinois) on Thursday night for the Hoker Trucking Spring Shootout. In a field of 29 cars, Mataragas secured his spot into the feature with a 4th place finish in his heat race. Earning the 12th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Mike fell three spots in the 50-lap affair registering a 15th place finish.

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

May 13, 2017 - Mike Mataragas Captures First Win of the Season at Sycamore Speedway
On Thursday night Mike Mataragas returned to Farmer City Speedway (Farmer City, Illinois) for the inaugural two-day Farmer City 74. Drawing 48 Super Late Models for the event sanctioned by the MARS DIRTcar West Series, Mataragas secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win opening night A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Rolling off 17th, Mike slipped back two positions in the 35-lapper to place 19th.

In a field of 58 Super Late Models on Friday, Mike logged a 6th place finish in his 10-lap heat race sending him into the C-Main for one last shot at the $20,000-to-win finale. Transferring the Top 2 to the tail of the B-Main, Mataragas suffered mechanical issues early in the consolation event bringing an abrupt end to his night.

After the team worked throughout the night to get the car dialed in, Mataragas made the decision to visit his home track of Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Illinois) on Saturday for the regular night of racing. Following the second fastest time overall in qualifying, Mike charged to a heat race win locking his spot into the main event. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Mike Mataragas led every lap of the feature en route to his first victory of the season.  

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

April 1, 2017 - Mataragas Attends Opening Night of Illini 100 at Farmer City
With the weather pushing back the opening night $6,000-to-win show to Sunday, Mike Mataragas was one of 41 Super Late Models signed in at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) on Saturday for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned Illini 100. Sending the Top 4 out of the heats and into the A-Main, Mike logged a 6th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place 3rd or better to make the show, Mataragas landed a 2nd place spot behind Rich Bell in his 10-lap consolation event locking him into the 20th-starting spot for the $15,000-to-win feature. Losing one position in the 75-lapper, Mike Mataragas registered a 21st place outing. (Josh James Artwork)

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

March 24, 2017 - Mike Mataragas Kicks Off 2017 Season at La Salle Speedway
The 2017 racing season began for Mike Mataragas on Friday night at La Salle Speedway (La Salle, Illinois) for the two-day Thaw Brawl. Drawing 35 entries for the event sanctioned by the MARS DIRTcar Series, Corn Belt Clash, and the Sunoco American Late Model Series, Mataragas fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place spot. Transferring the Top 2 out of the B-Main and into the opening night A-Main, Mike edged his way with a runner-up finish behind Michael Kloos. With $7,000 on the line, Mataragas slipped back to a 25th place finish in the 40-lap affair. (Todd Healy photo)

Saturday’s $17,000-to-win A-Main was eventually called due to persistent rain in the area.

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

November 24, 2016 - Mike Mataragas Launches New Website
Dekalb, Illinois racer, Mike Mataragas is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia team and has launched a brand-new website at www.MikeMataragas.com.

Mike recently completed his 10th year of racing, which was one of the most ambitious and successful of his career. He picked up five wins during the course of the season including a $3,000 triumph in the Summer Sizzler at Sycamore Speedway (Sycamore, Illinois).

Mataragas is already making plans for an even bigger season in 2017 in his Mike Kors Motorsports #1 Southlake Auto Mall/ Rocket Chassis/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Check back often for the latest team updates.