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Michigan International Speedway Box Score Report

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

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 

Michigan International Speedway / LTi Printing 200 

Box Score Report 

Race No. 13 of 23

Stats:

Started: 20th

Finished: 15th

Laps: 100 / 100

Status: Running

 

Quick Recap:

For the second consecutive week, Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self impressed aboard the No. 44 Don’t Mess With Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet for Martins Motorsports in collaboration with Faith Motorsports with a top-15 finish in Saturday’s LTi Printing 200.

Utilizing the two practice sessions on Friday to dial in their race tuck, Self posted the 21st and 18th quickest times respectively during practice at the famed 2.0-mile leaving the team optimistic with a few changes for race day.

In single-truck qualifying on Saturday morning, Self wrestled his Chevrolet bowtie around the Irish Hills race track to the 20th quickest lap overall in a field of 30 trucks. Not particularly worried about the singletruck speed, the avid truck racer was confident that if he was able to maintain a solid pace in the draft, his Martins Motorsports Chevrolet would contend for a respectable finish.

The 100-lap race went by quick. Self didn’t stay in 20th long and by the end of Stage 1, he had moved to 17th.

Calling for adjustments to maneuver his truck better through the corners, Self pitted for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment, putting him securely in the top-20 for the restart.

At the start of Stage 2, Self continued to march forward and found the top-15 by its conclusion at Lap 60.

Stage 3 saw the race pick up in intensity and Self cleverly drafted through the field to a race-high 13th before being tucked back to 15th when the checkered flag flew in the final 40 laps of the race.

Saturday’s result marked the fifth top-15 and sixth top-20 finish for Self in 2017. Michigan was the second race of the year aboard the No. 44 Chevrolet for Martins Motorsports in collaboration with Faith Motorsports.

Self, 22, has 30 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:

“We had a good solid race at Michigan. I was really proud of the guys on this Martins Motorsports in collaboration with Faith Motorsports.

“We kept working on the truck and it responded with the changes and we were able to hang in there the best we could with the draft and kept our No. 44 Don’t Mess With Texas / AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet out of trouble and earned our first top-15 finish together. This is a good accomplishment for us in just our second race together.

“Looking forward to going to Bristol next and see if we can keep the momentum on our side at one of my favorite race tracks on the circuit.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Austin Wayne Self finished 15th in the LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the famed 2.0-mile oval. Last August, the Texan finished 16th after starting 24th

 

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

 

  • Darrell Wallace Jr. won the LTi Printing 200 followed by Christopher Bell (second), Kyle Busch (third), Ryan Truex (fourth) and Austin Cindric (fifth).

 

Next Race: UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wed., Aug. 16.

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

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.

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.

Austin Wayne Self looks for another solid finish at Michigan International Speedway

BROOKLYN, Mich. – On the heels of a solid 16th place performance in their most recent race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) sophomore driver Austin Wayne Self-will pilot Martin Motorsports’ No. 44 Don’t Mess With Texas Chevrolet in Saturday afternoon’s LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

In Self’s seventh race of the season, the Austin, Tex. native qualified his No. 44 Chevrolet at a solid 21st and utilized the 60-lap race to maneuver his truck through the field to earn his fifth top-20 finish of 2017.

As the series returns to action after a week off, Self heads for the 2.0-mile oval of Michigan International Speedway hoping he can continue to have a successful run in the truck operated by Martins Motorsports in collaboration with Faith Motorsports.

“We had a very solid outing at Pocono and I’m looking forward to Michigan this weekend,” said Self. “We put the Pocono race together pretty quick and to see the team come of the box with some solid results was a gratifying moment for everyone.”

“Hopefully, we can continue that at Michigan this weekend.”

Self will make his second Truck Series start at the Brooklyn, Mich.-based track, but also carries experience in the Irish Hills with success in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

Last August, Self qualified his AM Racing Toyota 24th, but methodically moved through the field and took 16th when the checkered flag flew. This year, Self is hoping for similar success again.

“Michigan is a blast, especially with the trucks,” offered Self. “The track is so fast, especially with the smooth surface. I know that the race will go by quickly, but it will be important for us to stay on the lead lap and utilize the draft to our advantage.”

“If we can have another good run on Saturday afternoon, it would be a great morale boost for this team as we head to Bristol next week for the Wednesday night race. I’m just thankful to be driving this No. 44 Don’t Mess With Texas Chevrolet.”

In addition to AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 30th career NCWTS race.

Self, 21, is scheduled to remain the primary driver for the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for the remainder of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Industry veteran Kevin Eagle will continue his role as crew chief.

The LTi Printing 200 (100 laps / 200 miles) is the 13th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Aug. 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m., with a final practice session is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Aug. 12 beginning at 9:35 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 Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

About AM Technical Solutions:

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a leading construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for high-tech markets. AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.

 

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.

Austin Wayne Self looks for another solid finish at Michigan International Speedway

BROOKLYN, Mich. – On the heels of a solid 16th place performance in their most recent race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) sophomore driver Austin Wayne Self-will pilot Martin Motorsports’ No. 44 Don’t Mess With Texas Chevrolet in Saturday afternoon’s LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

In Self’s seventh race of the season, the Austin, Tex. native qualified his No. 44 Chevrolet at a solid 21st and utilized the 60-lap race to maneuver his truck through the field to earn his fifth top-20 finish of 2017.

As the series returns to action after a week off, Self heads for the 2.0-mile oval of Michigan International Speedway hoping he can continue to have a successful run in the truck operated by Martins Motorsports in collaboration with Faith Motorsports.

“We had a very solid outing at Pocono and I’m looking forward to Michigan this weekend,” said Self. “We put the Pocono race together pretty quick and to see the team come of the box with some solid results was a gratifying moment for everyone.”

“Hopefully, we can continue that at Michigan this weekend.”

Self will make his second Truck Series start at the Brooklyn, Mich.-based track, but also carries experience in the Irish Hills with success in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

Last August, Self qualified his AM Racing Toyota 24th, but methodically moved through the field and took 16th when the checkered flag flew. This year, Self is hoping for similar success again.

“Michigan is a blast, especially with the trucks,” offered Self. “The track is so fast, especially with the smooth surface. I know that the race will go by quickly, but it will be important for us to stay on the lead lap and utilize the draft to our advantage.”

“If we can have another good run on Saturday afternoon, it would be a great morale boost for this team as we head to Bristol next week for the Wednesday night race. I’m just thankful to be driving this No. 44 Don’t Mess With Texas Chevrolet.”

In addition to AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas will serve as an associate marketing partner for Self’s 30th career NCWTS race.

Self, 21, is scheduled to remain the primary driver for the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for the remainder of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Industry veteran Kevin Eagle will continue his role as crew chief.

The LTi Printing 200 (100 laps / 200 miles) is the 13th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Aug. 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m., with a final practice session is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Aug. 12 beginning at 9:35 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 Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

About AM Technical Solutions:

AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a leading construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for high-tech markets. AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.

 

About the No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team:

The No. 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck fielded by Martins Motorsports is a marketing and brand collaboration effort with Faith Motorsports owned by Shane Lamb.

Winchester Speedway / Winchester ARCA 200 Box Score Report

Justin Fontaine, No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Tundra

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 

Winchester Speedway / Winchester ARCA 200

Box Score Report

Race No. 13 of 20

Stats:

Started: 13th

Finished: Ninth

Laps: 200 / 200

Status: Running

 

Quick Recap:

Snapping a three-race stretch of bad luck in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) piloted his No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry to a ninth place finish in Sunday afternoon’s Winchester ARCA 200 at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway.

Never seeing the daunting half-mile short track before practice on Saturday afternoon, Fontaine spent practice getting accustomed to the track’s high banks and sweeping corners. Sitting comfortably inside the top-15, with the 12th quickest lap overall, Fontaine was optimistic heading to qualifying.

Finding more speed from practice, Fontaine’s lap of 16.335 seconds at 110.193 miles per hour, Fontaine found himself 13th in the race lineup for his ninth start of 2017.

After noticing a potential issue with the engine before the start of the race, the team opted to swap motors sending Fontaine to the rear of the field for the start of the 13th race of the season.

From the drop of the green flag, Fontaine hovered inside the top-15. Settling into his own pace, Fontaine and crew chief Bill Henderson would utilize the race to adjust the handling on their No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota to maneuver through the field.

With a torrid pace set by the leaders, Fontaine would lose a lap early, but thanks to a caution a few laps later, the Asheville, N.C. native found himself back on the lead lap.

The pace picked up considerably in the second-half but so did Fontaine.

Finding his groove and comfort zone, Fontaine was able to move into the top-10 late in the race and maintain his presence through the checkered flag to finish ninth, the last car on the lead lap.

 

Driver Quote:

“We really needed this run. The guys on this AM-Win-Tron Racing team really busted their tails to give me a No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota Camry that I could work with. We had a challenge with having to change the motor after qualifying, but we made a hard charge from the rear despite the circumstances.

I learned a lot about Winchester in a short amount of time, but man, what a great place it is to race.

We’ve been bitten by a stretch of bad luck and we really needed this finish to give us some momentum towards our final stretch of the year. I won’t be in the car for a few weeks, but I’ll be cheering from the sidelines and keeping the guys pumped about what we have left to accomplish this season.

I really want to thank ProMATIC, Snap-Track, AM Technical Solutions and all of our partners we have, because without them, I would not be here. Now, that we have a top-10, we need to start working on finishing the top-five and hope that eventually leads us to contending for a race win.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Justin Fontaine finished ninth in the Winchester ARCA 200 at Winchester Speedway in his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at the famed 0.5-mile paved oval.

 

  • In nine career ARCA Racing Series races, Fontaine earned a career-best finish of ninth this past weekend at Winchester. Previously, he finished 11th twice at Elko (Minn.) Speedway and Madison (Wisc.) International Speedway respectively. An eighth-place qualifying effort at Iowa Speedway remains his best time trials effort to date.

 

  • Kyle Benjamin won the Winchester ARCA 200 followed by Christian Eckes (second), Austin Theriault (third), Travis Braden (fourth) and Gus Dean (fifth).

 

Next Race: Herr’s Potato Chips 100 at Illinois State Fairgrounds on Sun., Aug. 20, 2017 live on MAVTV.

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 heads to Winchester Speedway looking for a change of scenery

WINCHESTER, Ind. – Fresh off a career-best finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this past weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) hopes to bring some of that luck over to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for Sunday’s Winchester ARCA 200 at Winchester Speedway.

 

Fontaine, in his No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry for AM Racing and their development partner Win-Tron Racing has been snakebitten in the last three races at Iowa Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway and this past Friday’s ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway, where mechanical gremlins robbed the team of strong finishes.

 

Last Friday afternoon at Pocono’s 2.5-mile triangle, Fontaine worked his way from his 13th place starting position into eighth when a failure with the rear gear sent them to the garage and left a 26th place finish, their worst performance of the year.

 

“Thankfully, we had a good showing with the Truck at Pocono that overshadowed the bad luck in the ARCA race,” said Fontaine. “I’m proud of my teams and guys for staying positive during some frustration times – but I think it will make us stronger for the long haul.”

 

Sunday’s ARCA Winchester 200 is set at the famed Winchester Speedway, a fast-half-mile speedway with treacherous turns. It’s a short track that Fontaine has never experienced before, but he is eager for the new encounter.

 

“I love short track racing,” offered Fontaine. “It’s how I got my start in stock cars, but I’m not sure if I’ve experienced a track like Winchester before. I’ve been told a lot. I hear it’s a cool place and can give you goosebumps.”

 

“I’m looking forward to racing it for myself and bringing home a good finish for ProMATIC, Snap Track, AM Technical Solutions and all of our partners that allow me to race.”

 

Planning to take a short sabbatical from ARCA Racing Series racing following Winchester Speedway, Fontaine says it would be great to go on break on the heels of a solid finish.

 

“I won’t be doing the dirt races or running the road course at Road America, but I’ll be cheering for the team from the sidelines,” offered Fontaine. “If we can have a good finish on Sunday afternoon it will definitely leave me with a good vibe and momentum when I return at Salem Speedway next month.”

Entering Sunday’s ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 14th in the series’ standings (+0 positions from Pocono 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 expand towards the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he’ll compete in a limited schedule this fall in an AM Racing entry.

 

The Winchester ARCA 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 13th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Aug. 4 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 6:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag the next afternoon, Sun., Aug. 5 shortly after 2:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted taped delayed on MAVTV, 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