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Justin Fontaine optimistic about Kentucky Speedway debut

SPARTA, KY – With just two races remaining in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) is hoping to capture some momentum in Friday night’s Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway that will propel him towards the season finish line next month at Kansas Speedway.

Fontaine was hoping to be one of 20 or so drivers to participate in the open-test session at the 1.5-mile speedway on Tuesday, however, inclement weather soaked the track’s surface pushing the test back to Wednesday.

Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C. was unable to participate because of his commitment to his college courses.

Still, between hitting the books and preparing for his 12th ARCA race of the season, Fontaine says he believes his No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota will be competitive this weekend, despite the lack of track time.

“It’s a shame we had a weather delay, but school is important to me, so I decided to go back,” said Fontaine. “The good thing is Bill (Henderson, crew chief) and I believe we have a good baseline on where we want to be setup wise. I don’t have much experience on the intermediate tracks in ARCA, but we’ll make most of the situation and hope it all pays off when the checkered flag waves on Friday night.”

Fontaine said he learned a lot about mile-and-a-half racing in his last outing at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, but a blown tire in the late stages of the ARCA race combated his chances for a better finish. Still, Fontaine finished 15th and went on to record a respectable top-20 finish the following night in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the year.

Overall, Fontaine says the experience helps the bottom line.

“There’s a lot that’s different about the ARCA cars and Trucks, but some similarities too,” noted Fontaine.

“I’m still learning about these cars at the different tracks and how much I can push. It’s different every week. It’s going to be a competitive field on Friday night and we might have the chance to push our way into the mix. But, I’m hoping the double dose of racing last week will help a little bit in my Kentucky debut.”

Looking for his second top-10 finish of the season at Kentucky, Fontaine knows that the ARCA field will be stacked, but says his team has the drive and motivation to put themselves in the hunt and prepare for whatever may come their way.

“I think it’s important for us in practice to spend much of our time in race pace as possible,” noted Fontaine. “I would think we could see some long green flag runs on Friday night, so we need the car rotating through the corners to carry that speed on the straightaways. We’ll see how we stack out.”

Entering Saturday night’s race ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 15th in the series’ standings (+1 position from Chicagoland). Fontaine has a career best finish of ninth at Winchester Speedway in the Winchester ARCA 200 on Aug. 6.

The Crosley Brands 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the 19th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Sept. 22 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:10 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 8:00 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

Justin Fontaine optimistic about Kentucky Speedway debut

SPARTA, KY – With just two races remaining in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) is hoping to capture some momentum in Friday night’s Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway that will propel him towards the season finish line next month at Kansas Speedway.

Fontaine was hoping to be one of 20 or so drivers to participate in the open-test session at the 1.5-mile speedway on Tuesday, however, inclement weather soaked the track’s surface pushing the test back to Wednesday.

Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C. was unable to participate because of his commitment to his college courses.

Still, between hitting the books and preparing for his 12th ARCA race of the season, Fontaine says he believes his No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota will be competitive this weekend, despite the lack of track time.

“It’s a shame we had a weather delay, but school is important to me, so I decided to go back,” said Fontaine. “The good thing is Bill (Henderson, crew chief) and I believe we have a good baseline on where we want to be setup wise. I don’t have much experience on the intermediate tracks in ARCA, but we’ll make most of the situation and hope it all pays off when the checkered flag waves on Friday night.”

Fontaine said he learned a lot about mile-and-a-half racing in his last outing at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, but a blown tire in the late stages of the ARCA race combated his chances for a better finish. Still, Fontaine finished 15th and went on to record a respectable top-20 finish the following night in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the year.

Overall, Fontaine says the experience helps the bottom line.

“There’s a lot that’s different about the ARCA cars and Trucks, but some similarities too,” noted Fontaine.

“I’m still learning about these cars at the different tracks and how much I can push. It’s different every week. It’s going to be a competitive field on Friday night and we might have the chance to push our way into the mix. But, I’m hoping the double dose of racing last week will help a little bit in my Kentucky debut.”

Looking for his second top-10 finish of the season at Kentucky, Fontaine knows that the ARCA field will be stacked, but says his team has the drive and motivation to put themselves in the hunt and prepare for whatever may come their way.

“I think it’s important for us in practice to spend much of our time in race pace as possible,” noted Fontaine. “I would think we could see some long green flag runs on Friday night, so we need the car rotating through the corners to carry that speed on the straightaways. We’ll see how we stack out.”

Entering Saturday night’s race ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 15th in the series’ standings (+1 position from Chicagoland). Fontaine has a career best finish of ninth at Winchester Speedway in the Winchester ARCA 200 on Aug. 6.

The Crosley Brands 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the 19th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Sept. 22 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:10 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 8:00 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

Justin Fontaine to perform double duty at Chicagoland Speedway

JOLIET, Ill. – Flourishing race car driver Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) will have a busy week at Chicagoland Speedway as he’ll compete in both the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races driving for AM Racing’s development partner Win-Tron Racing and Niece Motorsports respectively.
 
Fontaine will continue to pilot the No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota in ARCA competition, while taking the wheel of the No. 45 ProMATIC Toyota Tundra for Niece Motorsports in the series’ final race of the regular season.
 
ProMATIC Automation Inc., which specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment will also expand its partnership for Chicagoland and serve as the title partner for both races.
 
On the heels of a solid 11th place showing last weekend on the historic short track banks of Salem (Ind.) Speedway, Asheville, N.C.-native Fontaine is eager to get back on a bigger track and take on the Windy City.
 
“I’m really grateful for the opportunity to compete in both the ARCA and Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway this week,” said Fontaine. “Chicagoland is a track that I’ve never been too, but I’m hoping the extra seat time will pay off like it did at Pocono this summer.”
 
Although a rookie, Fontaine hopes to follow the footpaths of Christopher Bell and Noah Gragson who will join Fontaine as the three drivers that will compete in both the ARCA and Truck Series race at Chicagoland.
 
“I’m going to spend my first few laps at Chicagoland getting up to speed,” said Fontaine. “I’ve heard Chicagoland is a very fast place – but a fun place too. I don’t have much experience when it comes to a mile-and—a-half track, but I’m eager to learn and put myself in a good position not only for my teams, but for ProMATIC too.”
 
Currently, Fontaine sits 16th in the ARCA 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. Since his return, the 19-year-old has competed in nine races with a career-best ninth-place result at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway in August.
 
“I have a good team in the ARCA Racing Series and I’m hoping we can continue to show a lot of speed on Thursday night in our No. 33 ProMATIC Toyota,” added Fontaine. “I’m hoping that what I learn during the race on Thursday night, I can apply to the race on Friday night in the Trucks.”
 
“It should be a competitive field for the truck race on Friday, but I think if use that same mentality of just learning and avoiding the trouble around me, I can equal or better my top-15 finish in Trucks at Pocono.”
 
Veteran industry leader Bill Henderson will lead Fontaine’s effort as crew chief in the ARCA race, while Cody Efaw will call the race for Fontaine in Trucks with assistance from long-time Truck Series ambassador Rick Ren.
 
Niece Motorsports, which is owned by Marine Corps veteran Al Niece will compete in a partial schedule during the 2017 season, with plans of running full time moving into 2018 and beyond.
 
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 third career NCWTS start.
 
The SCOTT 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the 18th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs., Sept. 14 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:35 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 7:00 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 (CT).
 
The Chicagoland 225 (150 laps / 225 miles) is the 16th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs., Sept. 14 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m., with a final practice session is set for 5:30 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Sept. 15 beginning at 4:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 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 (Central).

 

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.

For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.

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

 

About Niece Equipment:

For over 30 years, Niece Equipment has provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices. Our reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.

Each of our water and fuel/lube trucks are engineered with quality and durability in mind. Our capability ranges from 2,000 gallon water trucks to 12,000 gallon water towers. The fuel/lube trucks we offer range from 600 to 4,000 gallons.

Niece Equipment has three locations in Fort Scott, Kansas, Irving, Tex. and Buda, Tex.

 

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.

Back in the saddle, Justin Fontaine ready for Salem Speedway debut

SALEM, Ind. – Following a three-week sabbatical from ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition, driver Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) returns to the tour this weekend at Salem Speedway looking to pick up right where he left off in Saturday night’s Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic 200 by Meadow View / Salem Crossing.
 
In his most recent ARCA race last month, Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C. made his Winchester Speedway debut where he wheeled his No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota to a career-best ninth in his ninth career ARCA start.
 
Returning to the scene at a track with similar characteristics as Winchester this weekend, Fontaine is amped about getting to the track and contend for his second straight top-10 finish.
 
“The break was nice, but I’m glad to be getting back into a race car,” said Fontaine, who spent the off weeks preparing for his fall semester of college. “Winchester was a blast and we had a day where everything went right and were rewarded with a good finish. Hopefully, that was the start of some good finishes to come for our ProMATIC team.”
 
Since returning to ARCA competition after sustaining a back injury in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway in February, the 19-year-old Fontaine has had speed with his AM Racing and their development partner Win-Tron Racing prepared race cars but lacked the finishes that Fontaine felt his team deserved.
 
Now, with a top-10 in the books, Fontaine is confident that his Bill Henderson-led team can continue to build momentum for the final four ARCA races where not only top-10 finishes are likely, but a top-five finish is probable.
 
“Our team has worked incredibly hard over the last couple of months,” Fontaine said. “We’ve had a lot of speed and now it’s really encouraging to see that speed pay off with finishes we know we are capable of. I know it’s only one top-10, but it’s something we’re definitely using to keep the team upbeat and confident heading to the track.”
 
“I got comfortable around Winchester pretty quickly and I’m hoping we’ll have more of the same for Salem this weekend. It’s going to be a stacked field, but we’re ready and I’m grateful to be back behind the wheel to close out the season.”
 
Entering Saturday night’s race ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 16th in the series’ standings (-2 positions from Springfield, Road America and DuQuoin). Fontaine has a career best finish of ninth in his most recent ARCA race at Winchester Speedway in the Winchester ARCA 200 on Aug. 6.
 
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 Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic 200 by Meadow View / Salem Crossing (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 17th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Sept. 9 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag shortly after 7:15 p.m. The event will be tape-delayed on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’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