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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