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.
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