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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 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

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

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