MANASSAS, VA – Mason Diaz has taken his success from last year and carried it into the new season with a hot start. Now, he’s hoping to ride his wave of momentum throughout the season.
Diaz, 17, won the track championship at Southern National Motorsports Park last year and picked up his first Pro Late Model win in a race at Southern National. Combined with strong runs at Martinsville Speedway and Five Flags Speedway, which were derailed by bad luck, Diaz ended the year on a high performance wise. Right out of the gate, Diaz has been strong in 2018 with one win and two top-five finishes in only four starts.
“The start of the 2018 season has been great,” Diaz said. “My team worked hard during the offseason and it has shown. For us to come out of the box and have the finishes we have had is hopefully just the start of what we have planned for 2018.”
Diaz could have conceivably finished the 2017 season on the same note he has started 2018 on. However, luck was not on his side.
“At the end of last year, we just didn’t have luck on our side,” Diaz explained. “At Pensacola, our rear end went. In the Thanksgiving Classic, we got wrecked out after the oil line came off. In the Late Model Stock Car race at Martinsville, a late race crash. The start of 2018 hopefully means a change in my luck and I’m thankful for these finishes.”
Diaz will compete in a variety of different cars and tracks in the upcoming weeks. From Legend cars to Late Models, Diaz plans to keep logging laps, winning races and having fun.
On April 6th and April 13th, he will compete in a Legend Car with Dillon Spain Motorsports at Southside Speedway. He also plans to compete at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway on April 7th and again on April 19th for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown.
“I’m looking forward to hopping back in a Legend Car and wheeling, then Langley in the Late Model Stock Car,” Diaz remarked. “I’m looking forward to getting back into a car I have a lot of laps in. But the track I’m going to, I have no experience at in a Late Model Stock Car. I have run at Legend Car at Langley and finished second. I just want to finish all the laps on the 7th and learn as much as we can so I can come back on the 19th and give it all that we can.”
Diaz will continue racing in Late Model Stocks and Pro Late Models throughout the 2018 season. He is supported by Solid Rock Carriers, The Sign Shop, TSS Motorsports, MAD Motorsports, TSS Services and Prince William Marina.