February 24th, 2017 - Making his first start of the season in the Open Wheel Modified division, Jon Mitchell traveled to Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Friday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned event. In a field of 47 cars, Mitchell placed 2nd in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Starting on the pole, Jon cruised to an 18-lap consolation win putting him 13th on the starting rundown for the feature. Working his way into the Top 10, Jon jumped up three spots in the 40-lapper posting a 10th place finish.  

Jon picked back up with the USMTS series on Sunday at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) for the final night of the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars. Dropping back to an 8th place finish in his heat race, Jon rolled off 9th in his B-Main for his final shot at the feature. Taking the Top 5, Jon advanced five positions to place 4th and secure his spot into the A-Main. Starting in 19th, Jon Mitchell improved ten spots in the 40-lap affair notching a 9th place finish.  

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February 11th, 2017 - Jon Mitchell opened the 2017 racing season on Saturday night at Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) piloting his Healthcare Express #5 Open Wheel Modified for the season-opener. In a field of 23 cars, Mitchell locked his spot into the A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Advancing through the field seven spots, Jon Mitchell reeled in a runner-up finish behind Ty Lowe with Donnie Powers, Tye Clampitt, and Kyle Taylor rounding out the Top 5.

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