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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Mittler Bros Machine & Tool returns as presenting sponsor of the Lucas Oil MLRA "Crew Chief of the Year" Award for 2019.

Wheatland, Missouri (February 6, 2019) - As the start of the upcoming 2019 Lucas Oil MLRA season continues to edge towards the starting line, series officials are excited to announce the return of Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool to their line-up of contingency supporters.

Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool will continue their series contingency support by selecting a Crew Chief of the Race at each MLRA event. To show their appreciation towards the skilled mechanics behind the top teams in the series, they will also present the Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool "Crew Chief of the Year" award at seasons end. The winner will be presented a $500 certificate from Mittler Bros. with the runner-up picking up a $250 certificate at the conclusion of the year.

Eric Barnes, Crew Chief for series runner-up Will Vaught, was the 2018 recipient leading his driver to a series high six feature victories. Gus Farmer, who guided Chad Simpson to his second MLRA series title, finished as the runner-up.

Eric Barnes

Eric Barnes accepts the 2018 Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool Crew Chief of the year award from Series Director Ernie Leftwich.

"We are excited to have Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool back on board for the upcoming 2019 season to help us continue recognition of our series top Crew Chiefs. Mittler Bros. is truly a great fit for us, being a Missouri based company that manufactures many of the products that are used by our top team's right here in the USA," commented MLRA Series Director Ernie Leftwich.

Established in 1980 in Wright City, MO by brothers Mike & Paul Mittler, Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool is a very diverse equipment manufacturer and distributor catering to the metal fabrication, automotive, and motorsports industries. They also offer customers a robust Industrial Design & Build Division that specializes in the engineering and assembly of custom built machinery for industries ranging from automotive to medical.

For more information on Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool or to see a full list of their product offerings, visit them at and be sure to follow them on Facebook at for the latest updates on new products and more.

The 2019 Lucas Oil MLRA season will get underway with the running of the 6th Annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by on April 12th & 13th at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. Both nights will feature complete shows for the super late model stars each paying $3,000 to win, as drivers try to get an early jump on the season point battle.

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