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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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)

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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)

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