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​​Michael Munley Motorsports

10/6/2018 The #1 Gutterman Services/ACL Insurance Late Model Debuts at "The Big One": WOW what a great night on Saturday at Dominion Raceway in Spotsylvania Virginia. The team from AllStar Motorsports and M3 debuted the #1 Gutterman Services/ACL Insurance late model for the 150 lap "Big One."  In only his second start in a NASCAR Late Model Michael impressed, starting 10th he worked the car to 4th and finished all 150 laps in 6th. Michael learned a lot about the new car and how to race with the more experienced drivers.  The AllStar Motorsports/M3 team of Crew Chief-Steve Little, Car Chief-Rusty Wilson and Chief Engineer-Hoyt Overbagh gave Michael an awesome car and Tire Specialist-Jake Coffey put together a set of tires that were pure perfection.  Thanks to Grayson Cullather for coming out to help crew the car. A special shout out goes to Chris Pauly, Owner of Gutterman Services, Michael's primary sponsor for the last 9 years for coming out to support the team and for his generous financial support over the years.  Of course t wouldn't be a race if we didn't thank the fans for coming out to see the show.  The whole M3 team is looking forward to the last race of the season on Oct 27th, but before that Michael will be driving a SCCA GTA car in the GOBLINS GO SCCA Regionals at VIRginia International Raceway 12-14 October. Come on down to Alton, VA for some great road course action and cheer Michael on in his debut in SCCA GTA.

9/20/2018  Michael Debuts in Late Model with a solid run:  Michael showed the crowd he had what it takes to wrestle a Late Model around the 4/10ths mile oval @DominionRaceway on Thursday night.  After three "tight" practices and a qualifying run that Michael said "boy did I mess up that last corner" Michael hit the track starting in P14.  The goal of the night was to learn as much as possible and bring it.  Michael did much more that that.  He raced hard against some pretty experienced drivers and held hi own when he was spun out twice and had to avoid 4 other wrecks.  Michael even experienced two pit stops to loosen the car up and did so without losing a lap.  Michael puled the #02 Late Model into the pits with a big smile on his face, finishing P12.  When asked what how he liked the new car, Micah said" when can we do it again."  See you all at Dominion Raceway on October 6th.

9/17/2018  M3 Debuts Late Model Program at VA Lottery 100 on September 20, @DominionRaceway:  Michael Munley will drive the #02 AllStar Motorsports Late Model in his NASCAR Whelen Series debut on THURSDAY Night n the VA Lottery 100, kicking off the NASCAR Richmond weekend.  Michael's last two attempts to debut in the late model were cancelled due to weather so it's go big or go home for the M3 and AllStar Racing team.  Come out an cheer for Michael as he takes the next step toward a NASCAR career.

9/3/2018 Michael Supports JDRF With Winnings Donation:  Michael donated $200 to JDRF in support of his friend Josie Linden to live up to his pledge of giving 10% of his winnings in 2018 to help the cause.  The donation represents Michael's winnings in the Dominion Stock class for 2018 and he hopes to add to that total with winnings in the late model class by the end of the season.  Michael believes this disease can be cured and challenges anyone to match his gifts to JDRF.

9/1/2018 ​Michael Munley to run the SCCA (F) in the SCCA GTA  "GOBLINS GO" Event at Virginia International Raceway:
 Michael will debut in the SCCA GTA class at VIR, October 13-14.  Michael will pilot the #7 GTA machine of Hoyt Overbagh in his first experience with a Late Model on a road course.  Michael hopes to draw from his experience in Mustang GT's at NJ Motorsports Park and Road Atlanta and many years of karting to find success in this high-powered class

8/15/2018  Michael Munley Motorsports Announces Michael is moving up to Late Models:  ​After a lot of discussion and planning Michael Munley will move up to the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Series in September 2018.  Michael will run the #02 Chevrolet out of the AllStar Motorsports garage owned by his current crew chief, Steve Little.  Michael will run the rest of the season at Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, VA and has committed to a full season schedule at Dominion and will augment that will races at other Virginia and North Carolina venues.

8/15/2018  #1 Gutterman Services Dominion Stock Retired:  After two and a half successful seasons that included 7 wins Michael Munley Motorsports has decided to retire from the Dominion Stock class.  Why you ask?  Because Michael's moving up.

6/5/2018 Always Best Care added as new Sponsor: ​Michael Munley is proud to announce that Always Best Care Senior Services has come on board as a sponsor for the rest of the season.  Always Best Care combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. The local owner and operator of Always Best Care in southern Richmond is Joan Shifflett. Joan and her team have your loved ones best interests at heart, and will ensure that exceptional service and care is provided to all family members.  If you or one of your loved ones needs help please reach out to Always Best Care for your senior service needs.

6/2/2018  ​Rained Out:  Racing was rained out on Saturday at Dominion Raceway and was rescheduled for June 30th.  Hope to See you then.

5/12/2018 Hard Racing for a P2 Finish:  Michael fought hard and traded the lead several times only to come up one spot short of the checkers.  Michael said that the car was the best car of the year for the first twenty laps and then things got tight, really tight.  After trying to get to the bumper of the lead car Michael had to settle for second.  After the race Michael said that he felt that the team learned a lot and looked forward to getting back in the shop to fine tune his setup and looks forward to the next race on 2 June.

4/22/2018 Michael Wheels an Extremely Loose car to a strong Second Place:  Practice was good, qualifying was fast (personal best) but the race was ugly.  Michael got a loose car the entire race and although he was running second Michael came to the pits under yellow to get an adjustment.  That put Michael at the back of the pack with 12 laps to go.  Michael fought his way through the pack and regained second place but time ran out for him to catch the leader.  Although he struggled Michael said after the race that he was proud of his team and thanked them for working so hard to make the car better.  Michael said he will take the lessons learned and come back next race better the before.

4/7/2018 Michael Munley Opens Season with a Cliffhanger First Place Finish: Michael started the season fast out of the gates with his first pole position of the year. After the invert he started on the outside front row and would find himself trailing the leader in second place for 34.75 laps but the situation changed on the last corner of the list lap.  Michael saw a small opening and got underneath the leader and pulled off a clean last corner pass to take the CHECKERS  for win number one of 2018.  Later at the trailer when asked about the win Michael said t was a fun, clean race and that although he only led one lap he's glad it was the last one.

2/1/2018 Michael Munley To Support Juvenile Diabetes Awareness: Michael has committed to running the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) logos on his car and apparel in honor of a great family friend and one of his biggest and long time fans Josie Linden, who meets the challenge of this disease every day.  Michael said, "Josie is a great young lady who is in a constant fight with an incurable disease.  I want more people to become aware of how tough it is for young people afflicted with this disease and try to get more people to help to find a cure."  Michael will donate 10% of all his winnings this season to JDRF and is asking for companies or individuals who want to help to match him at the end of the season. 

1/15/2018  ​GUTTERMANS SERVICES RETURNS AS PRIMARY SPONSOR: Michael is proud to announce that he will be piloting the #1 GUTTERMAN SERVICES Dominion Stock for the full 15-race season at Dominion Raceway.  Gutterman has been on the M3 cars as a Primary Sponsor from Bandoleers, U-Cras and Dominion Stocks from the beginning Gutterman.  The Munley's have been associated with Chris, Ann and Sarah at Gutterman since 1999 and that relationship has only grown stronger throughout the years.  The folks at Gutterman are top quality exterior specialists providing in addition to K-Guard Gutters, roofing, siding, windows, decks and just about anything else you can have done to the outside of your home.  M3 highly recommends GUTTERMAN SERVICES for all your home improvement needs.  You can find them on line, on Facebook and Twitter @GuttermanSVC.

1/5/2018 M3 Welcomes ACL Insurance back as Major Sponsor:  ​Rich Eitzel, Owner of ACL Insurance and his son Joe will be back on board the #1 Dominion Stock again this year.  Michael, Bill and Judy really appreciate their long time friendship with the Eitzels and Rich's commitment to help Michael make it to the top.  If you want a truly honest insurance man for all your insurance needs reach out to ACL.  You can cont on Rich.

1/1/2018 Michael Munley Commits to Full Season In Dominion Stock Class at Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, VA:  Michael Munley will pilot the #1 Dominion Stock for the full season in 2018 at Dominion Raceway.  Michael plans to travel from Charlotte, NC to compete in all 15 races currently scheduled at Dominion.  According to Michael, "I love racing racing my Dominion Stock and I love racing at Dominion.  The people are great and the track is fast.  It's always fun no matter the result."  ​