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Pocono Raceway / Overton’s 150 Box Score Report

Austin Wayne Self, No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 

Pocono Raceway / Overton’s 150

Box Score Report 

Race No. 12 of 23

Stats:

Started: 21st

Finished: 16th

Laps: 60 / 60

Status: Running

 

Quick Recap:

In his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut with Martins Motorsports in collaboration with Faith Motorsports, Austin, Texas native earned a solid 16th place finish in Saturday afternoon’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

Grateful for an opportunity to drive the No. 44 Don’t mess with Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet for Martins Motorsports, Self and his new team work hard over the weekend to improve the handling on their truck from the shortened practice session on Friday afternoon.

From practice to qualifying on Saturday afternoon, Self continued to pick up the pace, qualifying a track-best 21st at the 2.5-mile triangle just three hours before the start of the 12th race of the season.

Throughout the short 60-race stint, Self battled an extremely tight race truck at the end of Stage 1, but diligent work by the Martins Motorsports team improved the handling condition significantly allowing Self to climb from 20th at the end of Stage 2 to finish 16th when the checkered flag waved.

The effort was Self’s fifth top-20 finish of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Also, the run was best since a competitive 12th-place run at Texas Motor Speedway driving for AM Racing in June.

Self, 22, has 29 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts to his credit. He holds a career-best finish of second at Daytona International Speedway in Feb. 2017 driving for AM Racing. Self’s career-best qualifying effort occurred at his hometown track of Texas Motor Speedway in June 2017 where he qualified 15th before finishing 12th.

 

Driver Quote:

“I appreciative of this opportunity to drive for Martins Motorsports, Faith Motorsports and to have the support of Don’t mess with Texas, AM Technical Solutions and all of our partners who make this possible.”

“Our truck was pretty decent. We kept making some changes and with those changes the truck got faster. Pocono is a short race, so if you don’t have it the way you want too by the start – you play catchup the entire race.”

“I’m really proud of the guys though. They worked their guts out and we had a solid finish. Looking forward to seeing what’s next.”

Event Notes:

  • Austin Wayne Self finished 16th in the Overton’s 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the famed 2.5-mile triangle. Last July, the Texan finished 25th after starting 21st.

 

  • Self-made his seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the year but first with Martins Motorsports in a collaboration with Faith Motorsports. Self also has raced for AM Racing and Niece Motorsports respectively this season.

 

  • Christopher Bell won the Overton’s 150 followed by Ben Rhodes (second), Ryan Truex (third), John Hunter Nemechek (fourth) and Johnny Sauter (fifth).

 

Next Race: LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Sat., Aug 12. Â

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

For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program , visit dontmesswithtexas.org.

 

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.

 

About Don’t mess with Texas:

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. For more information, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Don’t mess with Texas is a registered trademark and service mark owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Pocono Raceway / Overton’s 150 Box Score Report

Justin Fontaine, No. 66 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Tundra

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 

Pocono Raceway / Overton’s 150

Box Score Report 

Race No. 12 of 23

 

Started: 30th

Finished: 15th

Laps: 60 / 60

Status: Running

 

Quick Recap:

After an unfortunate accident in qualifying Saturday morning at Pocono Raceway, Asheville, N.C. native Justin Fontaine had a spectacular rebound in the Overton’s 150 earning a career-best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) finish.

In practice on Friday, Fontaine throttled his AM Racing / Bolen Motorsports-prepared machine to 15th quickest in final practice after turning the 17th lap in the opening session nearly two hours earlier.

While his team led by crew chief Bill Henderson was adjusting his No. 66 ProMATIC Automation Toyota, rain began to fall around the 2.5-mile triangle, NASCAR would be forced to cancel the remainder of the session.

In qualifying, Fontaine admitted he hit the apron of the race track which caused him to lose control of his machine and slap the outside wall.

Quick work by his team allowed them to repair Fontaine’s No. 66 Toyota in time to make the starting grid for the 1:00 p.m. race.

From the drop of the green flag, Fontaine methodically worked his way forward. By the end of Lap 1, the short track ace had maneuvered to 21st.

By the conclusion of Stage 1 at Lap 15, Fontaine had muscled his car to 18th on the lead lap.

Needing help with rotating his truck through the exit of the turns, Fontaine pitted under the yellow flag for tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment.

Restarting 17th “ Fontaine found himself 11th in the rundown at the conclusion of Stage 2, as several of the competitors ahead of him opted to make their final pit stop under green flag conditions.

Deciding to utilize a safer strategy for Fontaine, the 19-year-old made his stop between Stage 2 and the start of Stage 3. Tagged for speeding in the process, Fontaine restarted 24th but through the races final 22 laps, he climbed back through the field to take the checkered flag in 15th.

The finish was the best effort for Fontaine in two NCWTS starts. Previously, Fontaine finished 26th last fall at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

On Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, Fontaine competed in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards ModSpace 150. After qualifying 13th, the driver of the No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry lifted himself to eighth in the running order, when he experienced a third straight mechanical failure sending the team to the garage and ending their day prematurely.

Fontaine was credited with a 26th place finish.

 

Driver Quote:

“I can’t thank the AM Racing and Bolen Motorsports team enough for their support at Pocono Raceway. We had a very solid No. 66 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Tundra, but the driver made a mistake in qualifying and I put my guys in a tough position.”

“They never gave up though. They worked hard to put the truck back together and it was really competitive during the race. I still have a lot to learn with these trucks, but it was fun afternoon.”

“We went forward, made some changes and the truck responded well. I think we could have finished 14th, but we ran out of laps to catch T.J. (Bell). Of course, I want to thank my team and our partners including ProMATIC, Snap-Track and AM Technical Solutions. They allowed us to race at Pocono.”

“We’ll regroup and see if we can’t have an even better showing in our next truck race.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Justin Fontaine finished 15th in the Overton’s 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the famed 2.5-mile triangle.

 

  • In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Fontaine earned his career-best finish of 15th this past weekend at Pocono Raceway. Previously, he finished 26th after starting 28th at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in October 2016.

 

  • Christopher Bell won the Overton’s 150 followed by Ben Rhodes (second), Ryan Truex (third), John Hunter Nemechek (fourth) and Johnny Sauter (fifth).

 

Next Race: LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Sat., Aug 12.

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

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.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Busy weekend lies ahead for Justin Fontaine at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. – Trying to shake off a few tough finishes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition, newcomer Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) returns to Pocono Raceway knowing Friday afternoon’s ModSpace 150 can easily put himself back on the map.

It will be a busy weekend for the Asheville, N.C. driver. In addition to competing in Friday’s ARCA race, Fontaine will compete in Saturday afternoon’s Overton’s 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for AM Racing in a collaboration with Bolen Motorsports.

“I’m really looking forward to being busy this weekend,” said Fontaine. “There’s going to be a lot of jostling involved going between the two garages, but I’m excited about the opportunity to race in two different divisions at the same race track.”

Before Fontaine, 19, turns his attention towards his second-career Truck Series start, Fontaine with the support of AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing look to rebound from two mechanical failures at Iowa Speedway and last Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway despite having fast race cars.

“The mechanical gremlins are unfortunate,” added Fontaine. “The bummer is that our No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota was really performing well during the race. I thought for sure we’d have a top-10 at Iowa – then we had a gear issue. At Lucas Oil, we made some major headway with the handling of the car and got back on the lead lap and then a transmission snafu.”

“But, the guys on the team have remained upbeat. Together, we know that we have the capabilities of getting the job done, we just need to get to the checkered flag. Hopefully, the pieces will fall into place this weekend.”

While the avid Late Model racer would be disappointed with anything less than a top-10 finish in the ARCA car on Friday afternoon, when it comes to settling in the No. 66 ProMATIC Toyota Tundra on Saturday, Fontaine says seeing the checkered flag is the main objective.

“We had some trial and tribulations with the ARCA car last month, but during the race, I was really hitting my stride. We took a gamble and hoped for a caution — but it didn’t happen and we had to make a green flag pit stop and we ended up with a 21st place finish. I feel confident that with what I know about the track and the car we’re bringing, we’ll be fine.”

“As for the truck, man, that’s a different story. The Truck Series is one of the most competitive series in all of NASCAR and I expect Pocono to showcase that. I think the draft will be important, but getting myself comfortable in a truck will be equally important.”

“I just want to go out there and do a great job for the people who believe in me and allow me to have these chances. For ProMATIC Automation, Accu-Tech, Snap Track, AM Technical Solutions, Superior Essex and Legrand, this might be the biggest weekend of my career and I definitely want to leave a positive mark.”

Entering Friday’s ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 14th in the series’ standings (+0 positions from Lucas Oil Raceway). Fontaine has a career best finish of 11th twice at Elko (Minn.) Speedway and Madison (Wisc.) international Speedway respectively.

While sticking with a heavy ARCA schedule for now, Fontaine’s focus is expected to turn towards the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he’ll compete in a limited schedule this summer in an AM Racing entry.

The ModSpace 150 (60 laps / 150 miles) is the 12th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., July 28 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 1:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 4:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (ET).

The Overton’s 150 (60 laps / 150 miles) is the 12th of 23 races on the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Practice begins Fri., July 28 with a fifty-five-minute session planned from 12:00 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. A second round of practice has been etched in from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., July 29 at 10:00 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

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

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.Â

 

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.

 

CONTACT: pr@amracing.racing

Lucas Oil Raceway / Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200

Justin Fontaine, No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 

Lucas Oil Raceway / Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200  

Box Score Report 

Race No. 11 of 20

Stats:

Started: 19th

Finished: 22nd

Laps: 108 / 200

Status: Out – Mechanical

 

Quick Recap:

Justin Fontaine’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at Lucas Oil Raceway didn’t start as planned and didn’t end as planned, but the team made progress throughout the day and night leaving the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 experience beneficial.

Friday greeted the teams with brutal heat, making the historical half-mile short track slick for conditions throughout the day.

With no prior experience at Lucas Oil, Fontaine spent a few laps of practice getting himself acquainted with the Indianapolis short track. While battling an ill-handling No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry throughout practice, crew chief Bill Henderson made several changes to the car with some response which allowed Fontaine to end the session 19th quickest overall.

Wholesale changes were made from practice to qualifying, but in time trials, Fontaine was only able to post the 19th quickest time overall despite picking up a couple tenths of a second from practice.

Starting deep in the field was a disappointment for the Asheville, N.C.-based driver, but he didn’t stay their long.

Quickly moving forward, Fontaine hovered around the top-15, but found himself a lap down early after the race spread out into a long green-flag run.

When the caution waved approaching Lap 45, Fontaine was the second car one lap down. Under the yellow, Henderson opted to bring his driver down for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment to combat the handling of the No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota.

On the restart, Fontaine charged his way to 13th and when a caution waved for debris approaching Lap 90, the AM Racing development driver was the beneficiary of the free pass.

Restarting 15th and on the lead lap, Fontaine attempted to come through the gears, but experienced a mechanical failure with the clutch and transmission which thwarted an opportunity to earn his first career top-10 finish in ARCA competition and sent him to the garage with an early exit.

The team would be credited with a 22nd place finish.

 

Driver Quote:

“It stinks to have a mechanical failure for the second consecutive race in a row. I’m proud of my team and guys though. Man, we struggled when we rolled off the hauler and kept throwing changes at the car during practice and it didn’t really seem to help.”

“But, we never gave up. Bill (Henderson, crew chief) continued to make changes and by the start of the race, we really had something to work with. We were making progress and I feel like we were an adjustment away from putting ourselves inside the top-10.”

“I hate it for my guys, ProMATIC and all of our supporters of our team. We’ll regroup again and see what we can do at Pocono.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Justin Fontaine finished 22nd in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in his ARCA Racing Series debut at the Clermont, Ind.-based short track.
  • In seven ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races this season Justin Fontaine has logged three top-15 finishes, including a career-best finish of 11th twice at Elko Speedway and Madison International Speedway.
  • Dalton Sargeant won the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 followed by Michael Self (second), Chad Finley (third), Austin Theriault (fourth) and Sheldon Creed (fifth).

Next Race: ModSpace 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on Fri, July. 28.

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

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.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Justin Fontaine to pull double duty at Pocono Raceway

CLERMONT, Ind. Officials from AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing in a collaboration with Bolen Motorsports announced today that ARCA Racing Series newcomer Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) will pull double duty at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway next weekend competing in both the ARCA and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races on July 28 and 29 respectively.

Fontaine, 19, will make his return to the Truck Series since making his debut at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last October aboard the No. 66 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Tundra.

This season, the Asheville, N.C. native has been competing in the ARCA Racing Series aboard the No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota.

Currently, Fontaine sits 14th in the championship standings despite missing four races after suffering a mild compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae during a late-race accident in the ARCA season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 18.

ProMATIC Automation Inc., which specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment will also expand its partnership for Pocono and serve as the title partner for both races.

“Im very excited to have the opportunity to compete in both the ARCA and Truck races next weekend at Pocono,” said Fontaine. “Both AM and Win-Tron Racing are giving me equipment that I’m confident that I can show my capabilities as a driver, while offering the chance to bring the most exposure possible to our marketing partners.”

In June, Fontaine made his Pocono ARCA debut, but his finish was hindered after being forced to pit under green flag conditions late in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200, finishing 21st.

Still, the avid late model racer believes his prior experience at the 2.5-mile triangle will be a benefit when he attempts to compete 300 miles around the “Tricky Triangle.”

“The more laps I made around Pocono Raceway, the more comfortable I became,” added Fontaine. “I learned very quickly that Pocono is a rhythm track and I believe that competing in both the ARCA and Truck races will allow me to stay in that rhythm and provide an opportunity to have two good finishes.”

“I know the Truck Series field is very tough right now, but if we can keep our truck clean and leave Pocono with a top-20 finish, that’s a finish that we can build on for hopefully another opportunity later in the year.”

AM Racing team principal Tim Self orchestrated the collaborative effort with Bolen Motorsports for the upcoming Pocono Mountains 150. Self, a successful entrepreneur from Austin, Tex. says Fontaine has worked hard not only to recover from a serious back injury, but to become a better race car driver since his return to the seat last month.

I’m very proud of the gains that Justin has made this season,” noted Self. “Since coming to AM Racing last fall, he has done a great job of preserving through adversity while continuing to work on becoming a better driver both on and off the track. I’m confident that he’ll be able to tackle his greatest challenges yet at Pocono and excel and make everyone at AM Racing proud.”

Veteran industry leader Bill Henderson will lead Fontaine’s effort as crew chief in both events next weekend.

In addition to ProMATIC Automation, Fontaine will have additional marketing partnership support from Accu-Tech, Snap Track, AM Technical Solutions, Superior Essex and Legrand for his second career NCWTS start.

 

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

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.

ARCA rookie Justin Fontaine set to take on Lucas Oil Raceway

CLERMONT, Ind. – For the seventh time this season, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards newcomer Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) is set to tackle a new track as the series makes it annual stop at Lucas Oil Raceway Park (LORP), site of Friday night’s Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200.

For Fontaine with the support of AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing, they head to Lucas Oil Raceway looking to bounce back from a disappointing finish at Iowa Speedway where a mechanical failure robbed them of a top-10 finish.

At Iowa, Fontaine showed that he had a car capable of earning him his career-best finish in his sixth race, but 65 laps into the Fans with Benefits 150, a gear failure sent him to the garage and out of the race.

Still, Fontaine and crew chief Bill Henderson were encouraged by their performance.

“We’re going in the right direction,” said Fontaine. “I can’t thank the AM Racing, Win-Tron Racing and ProMATIC team enough for giving me good race cars. It’s unfortunate that we had a mechanical failure, but we’ve put that behind us and we’re focused on Lucas Oil Friday night and Pocono next weekend.”
Despite the Iowa finish, comfortable seems to be the norm for Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C.

In the past three races, the driver of the No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota has improved his qualifying game earning his best career-start of eighth two weeks ago at Iowa Speedway. Previously, it was a 10th at Madison International Speedway. Before then, it was a 12th at Michigan International Speedway.

“Our qualifying efforts have been solid,” added Fontaine. “I think we still have some work to do to get better – but we’re making progress every week and we’re able to find more speed from practice. Now, we just need to complete the circle.”

Even though Fontaine has never been to Lucas Oil Raceway, the 19-year-old is relying on his prior short track experience to play dividends.

“Yeah, I’ve never been to Lucas Oil, but I’ve been studying the track by watching old races and looking at photos and film” Fontaine added. “Gus (Dean), my teammate has been to Lucas Oil before so I’m hoping if I have any questions – I can pick his brain and see if there’s something he can help me with.”

No matter what Friday night brings, Fontaine hopes the outcome brings him momentum he can carry in the second half of the ARCA season

“You know after the Daytona crash that kept me out for a couple months, I’m just blessed to be able to go to the track and race every weekend,” he said. “I go to the race track every weekend thinking we have a chance to have a good finish. Under the right circumstances and a good handling No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota, I think we can win. We just have to keep digging.”

Currently 14th in the series standings (+2 positions from Iowa), Fontaine has a career best finish of 11th twice at Elko (Minn.) Speedway and Madison (Wisc.) international Speedway respectively.

While sticking with a heavy ARCA schedule for now, Fontaine’s focus is expected to turn towards the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he’ll compete in a limited schedule this summer in an AM Racing entry.

The Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 (200 laps / 137 miles) is the 11th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., July 21 with an hour and forty-five-minute practice session planned from 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 9:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (ET).

 

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

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.

CONTACT: pr@amracing.racing

Iowa Speedway Post-Race Recap

Justin Fontaine, No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry 

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 

Iowa Speedway / Fans with Benefits 150 

Box Score Report 

Race No. 10 of 20

 

Stats:

Started: Eighth (8th)

Finished: 23rd

Laps: 65 / 150 Â

Status: Out – Mechanical

 

Quick Recap:

A potential ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards career-best showing by Asheville, N.C. native Justin Fontaine was short-lived in this past Saturday night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway.

After practicing his No. 33 ProMATIC Solutions Toyota Camry well earlier in the day, Fontaine produced the eighth quickest lap in qualifying later that afternoon, earning his best series start for the second consecutive race.

At the drop of the green flag, Fontaine maintained his position inside the top-10 despite a rash of early race cautions.

After dropping to 10th after struggling with the handling of his No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota early into the race, Fontaine climbed back to eighth approaching Lap 40.

The 19-year-old would continue his top-10 pace until a caution at Lap 62.

Under the yellow, Fontaine with the support of his AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing experienced a mechanical failure and went to the garage for repairs.

Unfortunately, a rear gear failure was too much for the team to overcome with the number of laps remaining, forcing Fontaine out of the race and a disappointing 23rd place finish.

 

Driver Quote:

“Man, the Win-Tron Racing team really brought me a great car. I knew in practice that we had a car capable of contending for a top-five finish. With the tire rule, were just biding our time, waiting to make our move and then the rear gear broke.”

“You can’t control things like that. It’s just frustrating for the team and everyone at ProMATIC Automation because we qualified a career-best eighth and I felt like we were going to have a really good night and it just wasn’t meant to be.”

“We’ll regroup and get after it again at Lucas Oil Raceway.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Justin Fontaine finished 23rd in the Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway in his ARCA Racing Series debut at the Newton, Iowa race track.

 

  • In six ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races this season Justin Fontaine has logged three top-15 finishes, including a career-best finish of 11th twice at Elko Speedway and Madison International Speedway

 

  • Dalton Sargeant won the Fans with Benefits 150 followed by Austin Theriault (second), Sheldon Creed (third), Michael Self (fourth) and Kyle Weatherman (fifth).

 

Next Race:

Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway Park (LORP) on Fri, July. 21.

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

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.Â

 

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.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

 

Kentucky Speedway Post-Race Recap

Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 Airflotek / Snap Track Toyota Tundra

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)

Kentucky Speedway / Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 

Box Score Report 

Race No. 10 of 23

 

Stats:

Started: 32nd

Finished: 22nd

Laps: 130 / 150

Status: Running

 

Quick Recap:
In his sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start of the season and fourth for AM Racing, driver Austin Wayne Self rallied from a broken fuel pump cable to earn a 22nd place finish in a late night at Kentucky Speedway this past Thursday night.

After practicing well Wednesday, qualifying for the series was ultimately canceled as Mother Nature settled in around the 1.5-mile speedway throughout the evening on Thursday night, also pushing back the start of the race.

Finally, under dry and cooler conditions, Self roared from his 32nd place starting position and comfortably set inside the top-25 before the conclusion of Stage 1 when a mechanical failure set the team to the garage.
A quick diagnosis and the Mooresville, N.C.-based team found the fuel pump cable stopped functioning.
After it was replaced, Self re-fired the engine on his No. 22 Airflotek / Snap Track Toyota Tundra and returned to the race 19 laps down.

 

Electing to utilize the race as a test session, Self avoided further troubles during the remainder of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 and capitalized on attrition to finish 22nd, his track best at Kentucky Speedway in two races.

Driver Quote:
“Thursday night had the potential to be another big night for our AM Racing team. We really wanted to have a good showing for Airflotek, Snap Track and all of our supporters at Kentucky Speedway.”

“Unfortunately, the fuel pump cable broke. That’s not something that happens very often, but the guys did a great job to diagnosis the issue and fix it quickly and we were still able to get back on track and compete for a majority of the race.”

“We knew that our potential for a good finish was out the window, but the opportunity to gain experience and try some things with our truck was still possible. Our finish wasn’t an indicator of our performance and I can’t wait to get back to another mile-and-half track soon, because I think we’ll impress again.”

Event Notes:

  • Austin Wayne Self finished 22nd in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway, his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile oval. The effort betters his 27th place finish in Sparta last July.

 

  • In six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, Austin Wayne Self has collected one top-five and four top-15 finishes, including a career-best second at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February.

 

  • Christopher Bell won the seventh annual Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 followed by Brandon Jones  (second), Justin Haley (third), Austin Cindric (fourth) and Noah Gragson (fifth).

Next Race:
Aspen Dental Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on Weds., July 19.
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.

About Airflotek:
Founded in 1982, Airflotek (airflotek.com) is a distributor of air filtration systems including fan and filter modules, HEPA / ULPA filters, terminal ducted modules, cleanroom ceilings and cleanroom lighting, softwall cleanrooms, air showers, pass-throughs, HEPA filtered vacuums, shoe cleaners, cleanroom furniture, laminar flow equipment and cleanroom constructions.
Applications for the Suwanee, Ga. based company include pharmaceuticals, bearing, food service, storage, electronics, medical, satellite, testing labs, wet processing, aerospace, assembly and dry processing.

About Snap Track, A product of Techline Manufacturing:
Techline Snap Track is your complete source for a limited width cable tray system and just one more way Techline Manufacturing is striving to provide the best products available in today market. Techline Manufacturing also fabricates custom products such as air manifolds, condensate pots, and instrument racks.
For these reasons, Techline Manufacturing has become a leading manufacturer of domestic instrumentation and electrical support systems including Snap Track cable tray.
Snap Track was designed to transition cables from ladder tray to point of use, while reducing installed costs. Snap Track philosophy is simple  Reduce field labor, while supporting and Protecting the Cable.

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.

CONTACT:
pr@amracing.racing

ARCA rookie Justin Fontaine hopes prior Iowa Speedway pays off

NEWTON, Iowa Continuing to impress since returning to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour last month, newcomer Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) heads to Iowa Speedway for Saturdays Fans with Benefits 150 seeking his first career top-10 finish.

Fontaine had a strong showing in his most recent race at Madison (Wisc.) International Speedway, but last lap contact from an impatient driver bounced the Asheville, N.C. native outside the top-10 after earning his career-best 10th place qualifying effort earlier in the day.

With the support of his AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing, the former late model now treks back to Iowa Speedway, a unique 7/8-mile short track not only determined, but eager to show that his prior track experience will pay off in the anticipated Saturday night rumble.

“I’m really proud of my No. 33 ProMATIC team for the gains we’ve made over the last month said Fontaine. really starting to show some speed. We had the opportunity to really contend for a top-10 finish, but I feel we got called out on a controversial restart call.”

“Then, we were minding our matters and looking to end into the off-week with a good finish and kinda got robbed there on the last lap. All things in perspective though, Madison is in the past and I’m looking ahead to what on deck.”

Fontaine’s prior run at Iowa Speedway last year in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car earned him a solid 14th place finish. Fontaine described that the more he turned laps around America Short Track, the more he enjoyed competing at the Newton short rack.

“Iowa Speedway is really a fun track,” said Fontaine. “With every lap I made, the more I got comfortable behind the wheel and it showed with my lap times and my eventual finish. I think the biggest change we’ll have to keep up with our No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota will be adjusting the car from the daytime of practice and qualifying to racing under the lights.”

“Iowa can be a temperature sensitive track. Luckily for me, I found the balance I was looking for in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race and I think after talking to my crew chief Bill (Henderson), we have a good setup for where we need to be.”

“I’d be really disappointed with anything less than a top-10 performance on Saturday night.”

Currently 16th in the series standings (+4 positions from Madison), Fontaine has a career best finish of 11th twice at Elko (Minn.) Speedway and Madison (Wisc.) international Speedway respectively.

While sticking with a heavy ARCA schedule for now, Fontaine focus is expected to turn towards the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he compete in a limited schedule this summer in an AM Racing entry.

The Fans with Benefits 150 (132 laps / 150 miles) is the 10th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., July 8 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:15 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week activities. All times are local (CT).

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

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.Â

 

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.

 

CONTACT: pr@amracing.racing