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AM Racing; Austin Wayne Self partner with RBI Austin

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Austin Wayne Self announced through his AM Racing team that he has partnered with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Austin, an inner-city youth group as an advocate for the remainder of the 2017 season.

RBI Austin exists to engage and develop inner-city Austin youth athletically, academically and spiritually, empowering them to lead the transformation of their communities.

Self, a native of Austin, Tex. attended an RBI function last month and immediately decided he wanted to partner with RBI Austin not only as an advocate, but as a contributor too.

RBI Austin targets youth and families from Austin’s inner-city communities. RBI Austin currently serves boys and girls ages 4-12, boys from the ages of 13 – 18 and girls 13 – 15. In 2016, RBI Austin served and mentored 853 kids.

“This is something I’m very excited about being a part of,” said Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 22 AM Racing Toyota Tundra. “While continuing to do my duty on the race track in our Toyota Tundra, I wanted to find something from my hometown that I not only can be a part of, but continue to give back not only in 2017 but for years to come.”

“I can’t wait to get back down to Austin and spend some time with the kids. We focus on baseball, but it’s an awesome feeling for me when they ask about NASCAR and what we do at AM Racing too.”

All RBI programs are run by local organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs, MLB and Minor League Baseball Clubs, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, independent baseball / softball organizations, and grassroots organizations. RBI Austin is under the umbrella of local nonprofit, The For the City Network.

Matt Price, Founder and Director for RBI Austin says having a local celebrity like Austin Wayne Self is important in the growth and values of the non-profit organization.

“RBI Austin is thrilled to partner with Austin Self and AM Racing to engage and develop inner-city youth athletically, academically, and spiritually,” Price said. “Every child needs a strong community of support to thrive, and we’re grateful that Austin has chosen to give his time and efforts to help promote the value and importance of mentors in our inner-city communities. “

“We look forward to Austin being a role model and advocate for inner-city kids in Austin and beyond.”

To intertwine the two worlds, AM Racing and RBI Austin will work close together throughout the season with the intent to bring RBI Austin members to a race track – where they’ll be able to explore another world of professional sports – while also bringing further attentiveness to RBI Austin’s mission.

Self, 21, says being a role model is a chance for him to give back for all the blessings he’s received not only in life, but seeing his dream blossom into fruition as a race car driver.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are or how much time you spend with someone – if you make the effort, the fulfilling is irreplaceable. I’ve been called a mentor and even a hero being a race car driver and that’s real cool and all, but if you’re not getting out there and truly making a difference – then none of that matters. I’m proud to be a role model in several ways and look forward to the challenges and blessings that being a part of RBI Austin will bring.”

Crissa Youngblood, a RBI Austin mentor nearly echoed Self’s sentiment.

“I think someone should become a mentor because kids wants somebody in their life,” she said. “You can be their answer, but it will also bless you a lot.”

For more on RBI Austin and how you can pledge your support in a variety of levels, please visit RBIAustin.org.

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

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Mason Mingus returns to Salem Speedway looking to keep impressive streak intact

SALEM, Ind. – A strong fifth place finish in Mason Mingus’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards return a couple weeks ago at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville has earned the Brentwood, Tennessee native another opportunity to pilot the No. 33 Toyota Camry for AM Racing’s development team Win-Tron Racing in Sunday’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway.

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity to get back in the ARCA car for Win-Tron Racing this weekend,” said Mingus. “We had a tremendous run in Nashville a couple weeks ago. The team made some great calls and we utilized strategy to our advantage and quietly earned a top-five finish.

“This weekend we want to be a little more loud and proud at one of my favorite race tracks on the ARCA circuit.”

Salem Speedway, although a very demanding race track is full of rich history and priceless moments has become a staple in ARCA’s 20-race schedule. Furthermore, it’s one of Mingus’s best short tracks statistically.

In six races at the historic southern Indiana race track, Mingus has earned five straight top-10 finishes bagged with a personal-best sixth place run in September 2012. Last fall, Mingus returned to Salem after a three-year hiatus and finished eighth.

This Sunday, the 22-year-old driver is looking for his first top-five run on the heels of a strong test there last week.

“I love Salem,” added Mingus. “Yep. It’s just that cool of a place. The track has changed a little bit since it was partially repaved, but it still hoists some of its familiar and yes even treacherous characteristics. That leads to a good race for the fans. That’s what is most important. Sunday should be a good show.

“The test went really good. We had speed right off the truck. The Win-Tron Racing guys bust their tails to get us even faster throughout the day. It never hurts to get some extra laps at one of your favorite places.”

For Sunday’s third ARCA race of the season, Mingus will boast his long-term relationship with Call 811 Before You Dig Kentucky  — who will serve as the primary marketing partner for the 200-lap race this weekend.

Kentucky 811 was formed in 1987 under the name of Kentucky Underground Protection, Inc. by the owners and operators of underground facilities in the state of Kentucky as a means of reducing damage to those facilities and to promote public safety by reducing the number of incidents statewide.

Kentucky 811 is a free statewide computer operated communication system, designed to save time, money, costly lawsuits, and dramatically reduce accidental dig-ins. Kentucky 811 is a non-profit corporation made up of operators of underground facilities within the State of Kentucky.

“I’ve been fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with the 811 program and I’m thankful we’re able to continue that this weekend at Salem with the Kentucky 811 division,” Mingus added. “811 has such an instrumental program where it really makes a difference and I can’t thank them enough for sticking with me.”

Mingus continues to pitch-hit for driver Justin Fontaine who continues to recovery from injuries sustained at Daytona International Speedway in February. Earlier this month, the team announced that Fontaine’s recovery is progressing better than expected and he should return to competition by early June at the latest.

Kevin Cywinski, team principal at Win-Tron Racing says it feels like old times with Mingus at the helm.

“We had a lot of fun when Mason was a full-time competitor in ARCA,” said Cywinski. “He really worked hard to become a better driver – and a good team player. Things went very well at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville and I know everyone is focused on a duplicate performance, if not better this weekend.”

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 (200 laps / 111 miles) is the third of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Apr 29 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag the following day, Apr. 30 shortly after 2:15 p.m.  ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the weekend’s activities, while the race will be tape-delayed on MAVTV.  All times are local (Eastern).

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Mason Mingus, please like his Facebook page (Mason Mingus) or follow him on Twitter @mason_mingus.

For more on Justin Fontaine, please like his Facebook page (Justin Fontaine) or follow him on Twitter @driverFontaine.

Follow Win-Tron Racing on Twitter @WinTronRacing, like on Facebook (WinTron Racing) or click on WinTronRacing.com.

 

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self, Justin Fontaine and J.J. Yeley as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

About Win-Tron Racing:

Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team headquartered in “Race City USA.” Owned by former racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship in 2017 with driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE Toyota Camry. The team will also field a second entry in the No. 33 Toyota Camry with Justin Fontaine and others. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

 

About ProMATIC Automation:

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment. With complete in-house capabilities of design, programming, fabrication, machining, electrical and mechanical assembly, ProMATIC can manage project resources and coordinate manufacturing efforts to provide quality, on-time automation project implementation.

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. has extensive experience in the integration of high-level automation technologies like robotics, laser, vision, and dispensing systems along with many years of combined experience in the design and machining of custom manufactured components.

For more information on ProMATIC Automation please visit promaticautomation.com.

 

Media Contact:

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Mason Mingus returns to Salem Speedway looking to keep impressive streak intact

SALEM, Ind. – A strong fifth place finish in Mason Mingus’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards return a couple weeks ago at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville has earned the Brentwood, Tennessee native another opportunity to pilot the No. 33 Toyota Camry for AM Racing’s development team Win-Tron Racing in Sunday’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway.

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity to get back in the ARCA car for Win-Tron Racing this weekend,” said Mingus. “We had a tremendous run in Nashville a couple weeks ago. The team made some great calls and we utilized strategy to our advantage and quietly earned a top-five finish.

“This weekend we want to be a little more loud and proud at one of my favorite race tracks on the ARCA circuit.”

Salem Speedway, although a very demanding race track is full of rich history and priceless moments has become a staple in ARCA’s 20-race schedule. Furthermore, it’s one of Mingus’s best short tracks statistically.

In six races at the historic southern Indiana race track, Mingus has earned five straight top-10 finishes bagged with a personal-best sixth place run in September 2012. Last fall, Mingus returned to Salem after a three-year hiatus and finished eighth.

This Sunday, the 22-year-old driver is looking for his first top-five run on the heels of a strong test there last week.

“I love Salem,” added Mingus. “Yep. It’s just that cool of a place. The track has changed a little bit since it was partially repaved, but it still hoists some of its familiar and yes even treacherous characteristics. That leads to a good race for the fans. That’s what is most important. Sunday should be a good show.

“The test went really good. We had speed right off the truck. The Win-Tron Racing guys bust their tails to get us even faster throughout the day. It never hurts to get some extra laps at one of your favorite places.”

For Sunday’s third ARCA race of the season, Mingus will boast his long-term relationship with Call 811 Before You Dig Kentucky  — who will serve as the primary marketing partner for the 200-lap race this weekend.

Kentucky 811 was formed in 1987 under the name of Kentucky Underground Protection, Inc. by the owners and operators of underground facilities in the state of Kentucky as a means of reducing damage to those facilities and to promote public safety by reducing the number of incidents statewide.

Kentucky 811 is a free statewide computer operated communication system, designed to save time, money, costly lawsuits, and dramatically reduce accidental dig-ins. Kentucky 811 is a non-profit corporation made up of operators of underground facilities within the State of Kentucky.

“I’ve been fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with the 811 program and I’m thankful we’re able to continue that this weekend at Salem with the Kentucky 811 division,” Mingus added. “811 has such an instrumental program where it really makes a difference and I can’t thank them enough for sticking with me.”

Mingus continues to pitch-hit for driver Justin Fontaine who continues to recovery from injuries sustained at Daytona International Speedway in February. Earlier this month, the team announced that Fontaine’s recovery is progressing better than expected and he should return to competition by early June at the latest.

Kevin Cywinski, team principal at Win-Tron Racing says it feels like old times with Mingus at the helm.

“We had a lot of fun when Mason was a full-time competitor in ARCA,” said Cywinski. “He really worked hard to become a better driver – and a good team player. Things went very well at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville and I know everyone is focused on a duplicate performance, if not better this weekend.”

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 (200 laps / 111 miles) is the third of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Apr 29 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag the following day, Apr. 30 shortly after 2:15 p.m.  ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the weekend’s activities, while the race will be tape-delayed on MAVTV.  All times are local (Eastern).

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Mason Mingus, please like his Facebook page (Mason Mingus) or follow him on Twitter @mason_mingus.

For more on Justin Fontaine, please like his Facebook page (Justin Fontaine) or follow him on Twitter @driverFontaine.

Follow Win-Tron Racing on Twitter @WinTronRacing, like on Facebook (WinTron Racing) or click on WinTronRacing.com.

 

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self, Justin Fontaine and J.J. Yeley as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

About Win-Tron Racing:

Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team headquartered in “Race City USA.” Owned by former racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship in 2017 with driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE Toyota Camry. The team will also field a second entry in the No. 33 Toyota Camry with Justin Fontaine and others. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

 

About ProMATIC Automation:

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment. With complete in-house capabilities of design, programming, fabrication, machining, electrical and mechanical assembly, ProMATIC can manage project resources and coordinate manufacturing efforts to provide quality, on-time automation project implementation.

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. has extensive experience in the integration of high-level automation technologies like robotics, laser, vision, and dispensing systems along with many years of combined experience in the design and machining of custom manufactured components.

For more information on ProMATIC Automation please visit promaticautomation.com.

 

Media Contact:

pr@amracing.racing

AM Racing soldiers on despite recent on-track defeat

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Like any professional sports team, there are going to be days that will be easier to swallow than others.

On Saturday afternoon, AM Racing experienced one of those moments first hand when their No. 22 GO TEXAN / STAR Fund Toyota Tundra failed to qualify for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

But like any professional sports team does in agonizing defeat, there’s a triumphant motivational moment and it came from team principal and owner Tim Self.

“At the end of the day, there are no bad days,” he said. “Yes, there are bad situations, but we’re out here doing what we love and representing first-class partners, but there’s no excuses. We will get better.

“I had mistakenly told the team that we were provisioned in and so they were more focused on race set up than qualifying. It was one of the reasons we opted not to make a mock-qualifying run during practice this past Friday at Martinsville Speedway. I had misunderstood a conversation that I had with NASCAR officials earlier in the week.

“I’m proud of my guys, my driver and our partners. Just like we’ve seen with the NCAA Basketball tournament, some of the best teams in the country saw their season come to an end for no simple reason than it just wasn’t their day. That’s what happened to us. It wasn’t our day, but it’s not the end of the road.

“Martinsville is over and done with and we’re already looking ahead out the windshield with no plans of turning back. I can’t wait to get back on the track with our team!”

With the heart and passion of AM Racing built around their founding origin of the Lone Star State, the team took a heavy approach to push insight about not only their ongoing Texas-based campaign, but recovery too.

On the hood of the team’s No. 22 Toyota Tundra sported the GO TEXAN logo.

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

On the quarter panels of their truck, AM Racing donated the space to bring awareness to the STAR Fund.

The State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including Farm Credit, Valero and McCoy’s Building Supply. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

While the team didn’t compete in the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season, they did receive adequate exposure during the lone practice session on Friday aired live on FOX Sports 1.

“Even though we experienced hardship, I was super proud to represent the state of Texas in such a passionate way at Martinsville,” said driver Austin Wayne Self. “I’m not promised every race this season, so it’s important for me to make the best out of every opportunity presented.

“Martinsville didn’t go our way, but the past is in the past and we’re set on making new memories for the future.”

Looking ahead, the team has some testing on the docket ahead where Austin Wayne Self thinks it will be prove to be a benefit to his AM Racing team.

“With every minute on the track, it allows us the opportunity to add to our setup notebook and hopefully be better the next time we’re on the track for competition. I’m thankful to drive this No. 22 GO TEXAN / STAR Fund Toyota Tundra and look forward to the my next chance behind the wheel.”

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

For more on the STAR Fund and its mission, please click here.

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

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Local native Mason Mingus to sub for injured Justin Fontaine at Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – AM Racing’s development team Win-Tron Racing proudly announced today that ARCA Racing Series veteran Mason Mingus will substitute for the injured Justin Fontaine in Saturday’s Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

Mingus, a native of nearby Brentwood, Tenn. will make his first ARCA start at the historic short track, but hopes to lean on his extensive Late Model resume at Nashville to aid him in his No. 33 dsamt / ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry.

“I’m really stoked to get back to racing in the ARCA Racing Series and with Win-Tron Racing,” said Mingus. “I’ve only been in one ARCA race since 2013, so I’m anxious to get back behind the wheel and have a strong race for Justin (Fontaine), dsmamt and ProMATIC.”

While carrying Fontaine’s ProMATIC colors, the hood of the No. 33 Toyota Camry will carry the message of support for the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee.

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (dsamt) is a community of parents, grandparents, siblings, physicians, educators, professionals, friends and self-advocates from forty-one (41) counties in Middle Tennessee who celebrate and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

“I’m very proud to bring additional awareness to dsamt this weekend at Nashville,” says Mingus. “I have a family member who has Down syndrome, so I’ve seen how the association has come together and done great things for the families and the community. We’ll have a big cheering section on Saturday night and that makes me awfully happy.”

Despite his long sabbatical from ARCA competition, the 22-year-old was a mainstay in the series from 2011-2013, which included five top-five and 25 top-10 finishes, including a second-place championship run in 2013.

Still looking for that elusive first win, Mingus knows he’ll have to battle his teammate Gus Dean and others for his first checkered flag, but Mingus knows in order to finish first, he must first finish.

“It’s going to be a competitive race,” added Mingus. “When I race full-time in the series, we had a lot of good cars, but looking at the entry list you can probably add another handful of cars on top of that who should be included in the mix.

“Patience is going to be important, tire management is going to be crucial and traffic always comes into the mix at Nashville, so it’s going to be a very entertaining race. I feel blessed to have this chance to be back with Win-Tron Racing and I really want to go out there and make the most of it.”

Mingus is pitch-hitting for Fontaine who continues to recovery from injuries sustained at Daytona International Speedway in February. Last week, the team announced that Fontaine’s recovery is progressing better than expected and he should return to competition by early June at the latest.

Kevin Cywinski, team principal at Win-Tron Racing says he’s happy to have Mingus back.

“Mason did a lot of great things for Win-Tron Racing over the years and I’m glad to have him back in one of our cars this weekend at Nashville,” said Cywinski. “I think he’ll be a great teammate to Gus and I know we’re taking two cars capable of contending for the race win.”

The Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation (200 laps / 100 miles) is the second of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Apr 8 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:15 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later that night shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s activities. All times are local (Central).

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Mason Mingus, please like his Facebook page (Mason Mingus) or follow him on Twitter @mason_mingus.

For more on Justin Fontaine, please like his Facebook page (Justin Fontaine) or follow him on Twitter @driverFontaine.

Follow Win-Tron Racing on Twitter @WinTronRacing, like on Facebook (WinTron Racing) or click on WinTronRacing.com.

 

About AM Racing:

 

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self, Justin Fontaine and J.J. Yeley as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

About Win-Tron Racing:

 

Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team headquartered in “Race City USA.” Owned by former racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship in 2017 with driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE Toyota Camry. The team will also field a second entry in the No. 33 Toyota Camry with Justin Fontaine and others. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

 

About ProMATIC Automation:

 

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment. With complete in-house capabilities of design, programming, fabrication, machining, electrical and mechanical assembly, ProMATIC can manage project resources and coordinate manufacturing efforts to provide quality, on-time automation project implementation.

 

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. has extensive experience in the integration of high-level automation technologies like robotics, laser, vision, and dispensing systems along with many years of combined experience in the design and machining of custom manufactured components.

For more information on ProMATIC Automation please visit promaticautomation.com.

 

Media Contact:

pr@amracing.racing