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ARCA and NASCAR driver Justin Fontaine cleared to test stock car

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing jointly announced today that ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) has been medically cleared to test a stock car in preparation for his return to competition soon.

Fontaine, 19, suffered a mild compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae during a late-race accident in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 18.

He was released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., the next afternoon, Feb. 19.

A week following his accident, Fontaine fighting mild pain showed up at the “World Center of Racing” to support his AM Racing team in Truck Series season-opener, where the team finished second and ninth respectively with drivers Austin Wayne Self and JJ Yeley.

Since then, however, Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C. has kept a low profile while undergoing his recovery.

Nearly two and a half months later, a recent routine checkup with his physicians revealed that his dedication to a safe and healthy recovery has paid off with an expected immediate return to competition following the private stock car test later this month.

“I’ve been more than ready to get back in a race car, said Fontaine. “I can’t thank my doctors enough for helping make the recovery process not only swift, but mostly pain-free. This injury has taught me a lot. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my commitment to racing and embracing the positive in what sometimes has been an unpleasant situation. My team has been my biggest supporters and their reinforcement has made our relationship stronger.

“Once we get the all-clear, I’m going to climb back into the No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Inc. Toyota for AMWinTron Racing and race like nothing happened.”

 

Fontaine says the priorities for the test are simple.

“The test is just to make sure I’m comfortable behind the wheel and get back into a routine of driving,” he added. “The team has a lot of exercises planned to get me reaccustomed to practice, qualifying and race conditions. From there, it should be all good.”

Once cleared to drive, Fontaine will continue a steady presence in the ARCA Racing Series with Win-Tron Racing, while also running a limited Truck Series schedule with Mooresville, N.C.-based AM Racing.

“We’ve been building cars anxiously awaiting Justin’s return,” said Win-Tron Racing team principal Kevin Cywinski. “Tim (Self, AM Racing team principal) and I are very pleased to see the dedication from Justin to get back into his every day routines.”

“We think Justin is going to do fine at the test, but it’s important to take that time and spend the day to make sure he’s comfortable and we can move forward with putting him back on the track every week.”

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.

Austin Wayne Self to drive for Niece Motorsports at Kansas Speedway

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from Niece Motorsports and AM Racing jointly announced today that Austin, Texas native Austin Wayne Self will drive the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado in next Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.

Self, 21, is set to make his second start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season after earning a career-best second place finish in the season-opening event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February driving for AM Racing.

“Niece Motorsports is very excited to have Austin drive for us at Kansas Speedway,” said team Principal Al Niece. “We’ve seen him drive at other tracks last year and we were very impressed. We are looking forward to having him in the truck at Kansas Speedway and maybe some more races down the road.”

In addition to Niece Equipment serving as the primary marketing partner at Kansas, AM Racing partner Precision Air Technology will serve as a major associate for the 167-lap race. Precision Air Technology tests HEPA filter systems of all types. Performing air balancing, selling air filters and HEPA filtration equipment, and providing turnkey cleanroom retrofits are some of the services and products they offer.

With Kansas Speedway not on AM Racing’s initial schedule, Self is thankful for the opportunity to make his second start at the 1.5-mile speedway and second start of the season.

“I’m very appreciative for this opportunity to drive for Niece Motorsports,” said Self, a 23-time NCWTS competitor. “Thanks to Niece Equipment and Precision Air Technology, I’ve been given an opportunity to get in a truck and go out and earn a strong finish. I enjoy racing at Kansas Speedway and look forward to a flashy finish under the lights.”

In addition NCWTS start at Kansas Speedway last year in his rookie season with AM Racing, the 2014 ARCA SCOTT Rookie of the Year also has two starts in the developmental ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with a track-best of 12th in Oct. 2015.

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.

The Toyota Tundra 250 (167 laps / 250.5 miles) is the fourth of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on May 11 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., May 12 beginning at 3:35 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).

 

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

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 Niece Equipment:

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

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

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

 

About Precision Air Technology:

Precision Air Technology maximizes the broad range of experience of their employees to establish strong bonds with their customers. This expertise helps customers solve problems in their clean manufacturing and research facilities. They are a diversified company, offering services and products to the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.

Precision Air Technology’s primary business is testing and certifying HEPA filter systems of all types. Completing air balancing, selling air filters and HEPA filtration equipment, and providing turnkey cleanroom retrofits are some of the services and products they offer.

 

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self, Justin Fontaine and J.J. Yeley as AM Racing drivers for 2017.

 

CONTACT:

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Pumped after Daytona success; Terry Jones hopes for more at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Even though the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) Speedway was nearly three months ago, part-time staple competitor Terry Jones is still gleaming about his career-best second place finish.

Jones’ smile, however, is about to get serious when he suits up and competes in Friday afternoon’s General Tire 200 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Armed with the same car that he recorded his runner-up finish with at Daytona, Jones will be in the hands of AM Racing’s development partner Win-Tron Racing for the 76-lap race on Friday afternoon.

With the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in competition at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, a partnership was formed between Rette Jones Racing co-owner Mark Rette and Win-Tron Racing team principal Kevin Cywinski to field Jones’ No. 33 Toyota Camry in his second race of the season.

“I’m definitely looking forward to getting back in the saddle this weekend,” said Jones, a native of Amherstburg, Ontario Canada. “Daytona was a blast. We worked hard and played harder. The car was strong and we got lucky and avoided the chaos. I’m hoping for more of the same on Friday afternoon.”

Jones, although a part-time figure in ARCA Racing Series competition is no stranger to Talladega’s 2.66-mile high banks. This weekend, he’ll make his 10th career start at ‘Dega and eyes his second top-five finish. In 2013, Jones after starting 24th drafted to a fifth-place finish.

“I love Talladega, although it hasn’t always been kind to me,” Jones added. “These plate races (Daytona and Talladega) are just a game of luck and survival. You can have the strongest car in the field, but if the dice don’t fall your way – you may have nothing to show for it.

“We know we have a strong car and Win-Tron Racing are some of the best in the business. Together, we know what we need to do and we’ll look to do that in 76 laps.”

Ironically, Friday’s ARCA race won’t be the first time that Jones has been associated with the Win-Tron Racing team. In 2014, Jones drove the team’s flagship entry, led laps and contended for the win before a battery issue plagued their finish.

A one-car operation in 2014, Jones is aware that he’ll be working with defending Talladega ARCA champion Gus Dean who is wheeling the team’s No. 32 Toyota entry on Friday afternoon as a teammate.

“I learned more than ever at Daytona in February that teammates are important,” Jones explained. “If I had a teammate, I might have ended up in Victory Lane. Shoulda… Coulda…. Woulda… I know Gus is fast everywhere he goes and he’ll have a strong car on Friday. If we can link up, who knows. He’s a great plate racer and I look forward to working with him.”

Like Daytona, The band Buck Twenty will sport their logos on Jones’ No. 33 Toyota in Friday afternoon’s roar.

Nestled in the small town of Harrow, Ontario Canada, Mike Ure and Aidan Johnson-Bujold are a singer / songwriter duo. The two combine their distinct voices to create a trademark blend that listeners have recognized and proudly identify as Buck Twenty.

Their debut four track extended play (EP) was put on display as they were honored as Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) artist of the month in January 2015.

Beyond Talladega, Jones’ ARCA schedule remains fluid. If he wins, the successful Canadian entrepreneur could add more races to his Rette Jones Racing schedule.

The General Tire 200 (76 laps / 202 miles) is the fourth of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., May 5 with an hour and a 50-minute practice session planned from 8:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. General Tire pole group qualifying is set for later in the day at 2:30 p.m., with the race set to take the green flag shortly thereafter at 5:00 p.m.  ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the weekend’s activities, while the race will be live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). All times are local (Central).

For more input on Rette Jones Racing, please visit their all-new website, RetteJonesRacing.com.

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at the team’s Facebook page, while also active on Twitter @RetteJones30.

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 Rette Jones Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) was founded in 2015 with the intent of building a successful racing operation built around the fundamentals of hard work and a never give up attitude. Owned by racers Terry Jones and Mark, RJR will field one full-time entry in 2017 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with Tyler Dippel, while also fielding a partial entry in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

AM Racing; Austin Wayne Self partner with RBI Austin

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Austin Wayne Self announced through his AM Racing team that he has partnered with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Austin, an inner-city youth group as an advocate for the remainder of the 2017 season.

RBI Austin exists to engage and develop inner-city Austin youth athletically, academically and spiritually, empowering them to lead the transformation of their communities.

Self, a native of Austin, Tex. attended an RBI function last month and immediately decided he wanted to partner with RBI Austin not only as an advocate, but as a contributor too.

RBI Austin targets youth and families from Austin’s inner-city communities. RBI Austin currently serves boys and girls ages 4-12, boys from the ages of 13 – 18 and girls 13 – 15. In 2016, RBI Austin served and mentored 853 kids.

“This is something I’m very excited about being a part of,” said Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 22 AM Racing Toyota Tundra. “While continuing to do my duty on the race track in our Toyota Tundra, I wanted to find something from my hometown that I not only can be a part of, but continue to give back not only in 2017 but for years to come.”

“I can’t wait to get back down to Austin and spend some time with the kids. We focus on baseball, but it’s an awesome feeling for me when they ask about NASCAR and what we do at AM Racing too.”

All RBI programs are run by local organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs, MLB and Minor League Baseball Clubs, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, independent baseball / softball organizations, and grassroots organizations. RBI Austin is under the umbrella of local nonprofit, The For the City Network.

Matt Price, Founder and Director for RBI Austin says having a local celebrity like Austin Wayne Self is important in the growth and values of the non-profit organization.

“RBI Austin is thrilled to partner with Austin Self and AM Racing to engage and develop inner-city youth athletically, academically, and spiritually,” Price said. “Every child needs a strong community of support to thrive, and we’re grateful that Austin has chosen to give his time and efforts to help promote the value and importance of mentors in our inner-city communities. “

“We look forward to Austin being a role model and advocate for inner-city kids in Austin and beyond.”

To intertwine the two worlds, AM Racing and RBI Austin will work close together throughout the season with the intent to bring RBI Austin members to a race track – where they’ll be able to explore another world of professional sports – while also bringing further attentiveness to RBI Austin’s mission.

Self, 21, says being a role model is a chance for him to give back for all the blessings he’s received not only in life, but seeing his dream blossom into fruition as a race car driver.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are or how much time you spend with someone – if you make the effort, the fulfilling is irreplaceable. I’ve been called a mentor and even a hero being a race car driver and that’s real cool and all, but if you’re not getting out there and truly making a difference – then none of that matters. I’m proud to be a role model in several ways and look forward to the challenges and blessings that being a part of RBI Austin will bring.”

Crissa Youngblood, a RBI Austin mentor nearly echoed Self’s sentiment.

“I think someone should become a mentor because kids wants somebody in their life,” she said. “You can be their answer, but it will also bless you a lot.”

For more on RBI Austin and how you can pledge your support in a variety of levels, please visit RBIAustin.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.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Mason Mingus returns to Salem Speedway looking to keep impressive streak intact

SALEM, Ind. – A strong fifth place finish in Mason Mingus’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards return a couple weeks ago at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville has earned the Brentwood, Tennessee native another opportunity to pilot the No. 33 Toyota Camry for AM Racing’s development team Win-Tron Racing in Sunday’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway.

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity to get back in the ARCA car for Win-Tron Racing this weekend,” said Mingus. “We had a tremendous run in Nashville a couple weeks ago. The team made some great calls and we utilized strategy to our advantage and quietly earned a top-five finish.

“This weekend we want to be a little more loud and proud at one of my favorite race tracks on the ARCA circuit.”

Salem Speedway, although a very demanding race track is full of rich history and priceless moments has become a staple in ARCA’s 20-race schedule. Furthermore, it’s one of Mingus’s best short tracks statistically.

In six races at the historic southern Indiana race track, Mingus has earned five straight top-10 finishes bagged with a personal-best sixth place run in September 2012. Last fall, Mingus returned to Salem after a three-year hiatus and finished eighth.

This Sunday, the 22-year-old driver is looking for his first top-five run on the heels of a strong test there last week.

“I love Salem,” added Mingus. “Yep. It’s just that cool of a place. The track has changed a little bit since it was partially repaved, but it still hoists some of its familiar and yes even treacherous characteristics. That leads to a good race for the fans. That’s what is most important. Sunday should be a good show.

“The test went really good. We had speed right off the truck. The Win-Tron Racing guys bust their tails to get us even faster throughout the day. It never hurts to get some extra laps at one of your favorite places.”

For Sunday’s third ARCA race of the season, Mingus will boast his long-term relationship with Call 811 Before You Dig Kentucky  — who will serve as the primary marketing partner for the 200-lap race this weekend.

Kentucky 811 was formed in 1987 under the name of Kentucky Underground Protection, Inc. by the owners and operators of underground facilities in the state of Kentucky as a means of reducing damage to those facilities and to promote public safety by reducing the number of incidents statewide.

Kentucky 811 is a free statewide computer operated communication system, designed to save time, money, costly lawsuits, and dramatically reduce accidental dig-ins. Kentucky 811 is a non-profit corporation made up of operators of underground facilities within the State of Kentucky.

“I’ve been fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with the 811 program and I’m thankful we’re able to continue that this weekend at Salem with the Kentucky 811 division,” Mingus added. “811 has such an instrumental program where it really makes a difference and I can’t thank them enough for sticking with me.”

Mingus continues to pitch-hit for driver Justin Fontaine who continues to recovery from injuries sustained at Daytona International Speedway in February. Earlier this month, the team announced that Fontaine’s recovery is progressing better than expected and he should return to competition by early June at the latest.

Kevin Cywinski, team principal at Win-Tron Racing says it feels like old times with Mingus at the helm.

“We had a lot of fun when Mason was a full-time competitor in ARCA,” said Cywinski. “He really worked hard to become a better driver – and a good team player. Things went very well at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville and I know everyone is focused on a duplicate performance, if not better this weekend.”

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 (200 laps / 111 miles) is the third of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Apr 29 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag the following day, Apr. 30 shortly after 2:15 p.m.  ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the weekend’s activities, while the race will be tape-delayed on MAVTV.  All times are local (Eastern).

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

For more on Mason Mingus, please like his Facebook page (Mason Mingus) or follow him on Twitter @mason_mingus.

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.

 

Media Contact:

pr@amracing.racing

Mason Mingus returns to Salem Speedway looking to keep impressive streak intact

SALEM, Ind. – A strong fifth place finish in Mason Mingus’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards return a couple weeks ago at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville has earned the Brentwood, Tennessee native another opportunity to pilot the No. 33 Toyota Camry for AM Racing’s development team Win-Tron Racing in Sunday’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway.

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity to get back in the ARCA car for Win-Tron Racing this weekend,” said Mingus. “We had a tremendous run in Nashville a couple weeks ago. The team made some great calls and we utilized strategy to our advantage and quietly earned a top-five finish.

“This weekend we want to be a little more loud and proud at one of my favorite race tracks on the ARCA circuit.”

Salem Speedway, although a very demanding race track is full of rich history and priceless moments has become a staple in ARCA’s 20-race schedule. Furthermore, it’s one of Mingus’s best short tracks statistically.

In six races at the historic southern Indiana race track, Mingus has earned five straight top-10 finishes bagged with a personal-best sixth place run in September 2012. Last fall, Mingus returned to Salem after a three-year hiatus and finished eighth.

This Sunday, the 22-year-old driver is looking for his first top-five run on the heels of a strong test there last week.

“I love Salem,” added Mingus. “Yep. It’s just that cool of a place. The track has changed a little bit since it was partially repaved, but it still hoists some of its familiar and yes even treacherous characteristics. That leads to a good race for the fans. That’s what is most important. Sunday should be a good show.

“The test went really good. We had speed right off the truck. The Win-Tron Racing guys bust their tails to get us even faster throughout the day. It never hurts to get some extra laps at one of your favorite places.”

For Sunday’s third ARCA race of the season, Mingus will boast his long-term relationship with Call 811 Before You Dig Kentucky  — who will serve as the primary marketing partner for the 200-lap race this weekend.

Kentucky 811 was formed in 1987 under the name of Kentucky Underground Protection, Inc. by the owners and operators of underground facilities in the state of Kentucky as a means of reducing damage to those facilities and to promote public safety by reducing the number of incidents statewide.

Kentucky 811 is a free statewide computer operated communication system, designed to save time, money, costly lawsuits, and dramatically reduce accidental dig-ins. Kentucky 811 is a non-profit corporation made up of operators of underground facilities within the State of Kentucky.

“I’ve been fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with the 811 program and I’m thankful we’re able to continue that this weekend at Salem with the Kentucky 811 division,” Mingus added. “811 has such an instrumental program where it really makes a difference and I can’t thank them enough for sticking with me.”

Mingus continues to pitch-hit for driver Justin Fontaine who continues to recovery from injuries sustained at Daytona International Speedway in February. Earlier this month, the team announced that Fontaine’s recovery is progressing better than expected and he should return to competition by early June at the latest.

Kevin Cywinski, team principal at Win-Tron Racing says it feels like old times with Mingus at the helm.

“We had a lot of fun when Mason was a full-time competitor in ARCA,” said Cywinski. “He really worked hard to become a better driver – and a good team player. Things went very well at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville and I know everyone is focused on a duplicate performance, if not better this weekend.”

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 (200 laps / 111 miles) is the third of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Apr 29 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag the following day, Apr. 30 shortly after 2:15 p.m.  ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the weekend’s activities, while the race will be tape-delayed on MAVTV.  All times are local (Eastern).

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

For more on Mason Mingus, please like his Facebook page (Mason Mingus) or follow him on Twitter @mason_mingus.

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.

 

Media Contact:

pr@amracing.racing

AM Racing soldiers on despite recent on-track defeat

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Like any professional sports team, there are going to be days that will be easier to swallow than others.

On Saturday afternoon, AM Racing experienced one of those moments first hand when their No. 22 GO TEXAN / STAR Fund Toyota Tundra failed to qualify for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

But like any professional sports team does in agonizing defeat, there’s a triumphant motivational moment and it came from team principal and owner Tim Self.

“At the end of the day, there are no bad days,” he said. “Yes, there are bad situations, but we’re out here doing what we love and representing first-class partners, but there’s no excuses. We will get better.

“I had mistakenly told the team that we were provisioned in and so they were more focused on race set up than qualifying. It was one of the reasons we opted not to make a mock-qualifying run during practice this past Friday at Martinsville Speedway. I had misunderstood a conversation that I had with NASCAR officials earlier in the week.

“I’m proud of my guys, my driver and our partners. Just like we’ve seen with the NCAA Basketball tournament, some of the best teams in the country saw their season come to an end for no simple reason than it just wasn’t their day. That’s what happened to us. It wasn’t our day, but it’s not the end of the road.

“Martinsville is over and done with and we’re already looking ahead out the windshield with no plans of turning back. I can’t wait to get back on the track with our team!”

With the heart and passion of AM Racing built around their founding origin of the Lone Star State, the team took a heavy approach to push insight about not only their ongoing Texas-based campaign, but recovery too.

On the hood of the team’s No. 22 Toyota Tundra sported the GO TEXAN logo.

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

On the quarter panels of their truck, AM Racing donated the space to bring awareness to the STAR Fund.

The State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including Farm Credit, Valero and McCoy’s Building Supply. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

While the team didn’t compete in the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race of the season, they did receive adequate exposure during the lone practice session on Friday aired live on FOX Sports 1.

“Even though we experienced hardship, I was super proud to represent the state of Texas in such a passionate way at Martinsville,” said driver Austin Wayne Self. “I’m not promised every race this season, so it’s important for me to make the best out of every opportunity presented.

“Martinsville didn’t go our way, but the past is in the past and we’re set on making new memories for the future.”

Looking ahead, the team has some testing on the docket ahead where Austin Wayne Self thinks it will be prove to be a benefit to his AM Racing team.

“With every minute on the track, it allows us the opportunity to add to our setup notebook and hopefully be better the next time we’re on the track for competition. I’m thankful to drive this No. 22 GO TEXAN / STAR Fund Toyota Tundra and look forward to the my next chance behind the wheel.”

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

For more on the STAR Fund and its mission, please click here.

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.

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Local native Mason Mingus to sub for injured Justin Fontaine at Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – AM Racing’s development team Win-Tron Racing proudly announced today that ARCA Racing Series veteran Mason Mingus will substitute for the injured Justin Fontaine in Saturday’s Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

Mingus, a native of nearby Brentwood, Tenn. will make his first ARCA start at the historic short track, but hopes to lean on his extensive Late Model resume at Nashville to aid him in his No. 33 dsamt / ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry.

“I’m really stoked to get back to racing in the ARCA Racing Series and with Win-Tron Racing,” said Mingus. “I’ve only been in one ARCA race since 2013, so I’m anxious to get back behind the wheel and have a strong race for Justin (Fontaine), dsmamt and ProMATIC.”

While carrying Fontaine’s ProMATIC colors, the hood of the No. 33 Toyota Camry will carry the message of support for the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee.

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (dsamt) is a community of parents, grandparents, siblings, physicians, educators, professionals, friends and self-advocates from forty-one (41) counties in Middle Tennessee who celebrate and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

“I’m very proud to bring additional awareness to dsamt this weekend at Nashville,” says Mingus. “I have a family member who has Down syndrome, so I’ve seen how the association has come together and done great things for the families and the community. We’ll have a big cheering section on Saturday night and that makes me awfully happy.”

Despite his long sabbatical from ARCA competition, the 22-year-old was a mainstay in the series from 2011-2013, which included five top-five and 25 top-10 finishes, including a second-place championship run in 2013.

Still looking for that elusive first win, Mingus knows he’ll have to battle his teammate Gus Dean and others for his first checkered flag, but Mingus knows in order to finish first, he must first finish.

“It’s going to be a competitive race,” added Mingus. “When I race full-time in the series, we had a lot of good cars, but looking at the entry list you can probably add another handful of cars on top of that who should be included in the mix.

“Patience is going to be important, tire management is going to be crucial and traffic always comes into the mix at Nashville, so it’s going to be a very entertaining race. I feel blessed to have this chance to be back with Win-Tron Racing and I really want to go out there and make the most of it.”

Mingus is pitch-hitting for Fontaine who continues to recovery from injuries sustained at Daytona International Speedway in February. Last week, the team announced that Fontaine’s recovery is progressing better than expected and he should return to competition by early June at the latest.

Kevin Cywinski, team principal at Win-Tron Racing says he’s happy to have Mingus back.

“Mason did a lot of great things for Win-Tron Racing over the years and I’m glad to have him back in one of our cars this weekend at Nashville,” said Cywinski. “I think he’ll be a great teammate to Gus and I know we’re taking two cars capable of contending for the race win.”

The Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation (200 laps / 100 miles) is the second of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., Apr 8 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:15 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later that night shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s activities. All times are local (Central).

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

For more on Mason Mingus, please like his Facebook page (Mason Mingus) or follow him on Twitter @mason_mingus.

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.

 

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Medical update on ARCA and NASCAR driver Justin Fontaine

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing and their driver development team Win-Tron Racing jointly announced today that ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Justin Fontaine recovery is going better than expected.

Fontaine, 19, suffered a mild compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae during a late-race accident the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 18.

He was released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. the next afternoon, Feb. 19.

A week following his accident, Fontaine fighting mild pain showed up at the “World Center of Racing” to support his AM Racing team in Truck Series season-opener, where the team finished second and ninth respectively with drivers Austin Wayne Self and JJ Yeley.

Since then, while following a strict routine from his doctors, a recent follow-up appointment revealed that Fontaine has approximately eight more weeks of recovery with an expected return to racing on the ARCA tour at Elko (Minn.) Speedway on June 3 for the Elko ARCA 250.

“I’m feeling better, a lot better,” said Fontaine, a native of Asheville, N.C. “I am certainly appreciative of the support from everyone over the past month or so. From the phone calls, to the text messages and the outreach on social media, at times it’s been overwhelming, but I’m incredibly grateful. I just have to keep doing what the doctors ask and I’ll be back in a race car before I know it.”

Once cleared to drive, Fontaine will continue a steady presence in the ARCA Racing Series with Win-Tron Racing, while also running a limited Truck Series schedule with Mooresville, N.C.-based AM Racing.

“Everyone is anxious for me to be back,” added Fontaine.

“Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be more active at getting back to the shop and going to the race track with the teams. I’m also planning on getting on social media over the next eight weeks to give everyone an inside look at what I’m going through on the road to getting back to the track. I know it could have been a lot worse, so there’s no bad days.”

Cywinski said, “We talk to Justin regularly and you can tell that he is anxious to get back into a racing routine. While we wait for him to be cleared, we are building new race cars with the hope and intention that he’ll be back for Elko in June.

“From there, it will be an aggressive on-track program in ARCA and Trucks, nothing that we don’t feel Justin can’t handle. He wants to get back behind the wheel just as if he hadn’t missed a beat.”

Fontaine will join AM Racing and driver Self on the sidelines for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Apr. 1.

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.

In Truck return, AM Racing to boost Texas-based campaign and recovery at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – In their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) return, AM Racing has a mission to bring awareness to the state of Texas and their ongoing campaigns in Saturday afternoon’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

With the heart and passion of AM Racing built around their founding origin of the Lone Star State, the team will take a no foolin’ approach to push insight about not only their ongoing Texas-based campaign, but recovery too.

On the hood of the team’s No. 22 Toyota Tundra will sport the GO TEXAN logo.

GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark.

Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world.

Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture.

“I am a proud Texan and I’m proud to show it this weekend at Martinsville Speedway,” said Austin Wayne Self, a native of Austin, Tex. “The GO TEXAN program represents an opportunity for companies and corporations of all kinds to fall under one banner. Every time I take a trip home, I always try to shop or eat at places that boast about being Texan proud.”

“The GO TEXAN campaign is something unique and deserves to have as much attention as possible.”

On the quarter panels of their truck, AM Racing has donated the space to bring awareness to the STAR Fund.

The State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including Farm Credit, Valero and McCoy’s Building Supply. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

“As a Texan, we often depend on our farmers and ranchers,” said AM Racing team principal Tim Self. “Martinsville is an opportunity for AM Racing to show our support and bring further attentiveness to those agriculture producers in the Panhandle of Texas who have been recently affected by wildfires.”

“Every dollar counts as the fires have devastated many farming and ranching operations and caused massive loss of livestock and feed sources and as proud Texans we’re going to do our part to inform people of the STAR Fund and its purpose.”

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller expressed his gratitude to AM Racing for their efforts this weekend.

“We are so grateful to AM Racing and Austin Wayne Self for their promotion of the STAR Fund,” Commissioner Sid Miller said. “They’ve been the greatest partners to our marketing program and this is just another example of how dedicated AM Racing is to promoting Texas to a broader audience.”

As for Martinsville this weekend, Self looks to better his 15th place performance at the famous 0.526-mile paperclip from last April, especially on the heels of the 21-year-old’s career-best second place showing at Daytona International Speedway in February.

“I’m looking forward to going back to Martinsville this weekend,” added Austin Wayne Self. “Daytona was a great blessing for me and our AM Racing team and even though we didn’t go to Atlanta, our AM Racing team has worked tirelessly to make sure we can be as competitive as possible for 200 laps on Saturday afternoon.”

The Alpha Energy Solutions 250 (250 laps / 131.5 miles) is the third of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Mar. 31 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. A final practice session is set for 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Apr. 1 beginning at 3:00 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 3:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).

Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas productsrestaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN.

For more on the STAR Fund and its mission, please click here.

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.

 

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