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Lucas Oil Raceway / Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200

Justin Fontaine, No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 

Lucas Oil Raceway / Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200  

Box Score Report 

Race No. 11 of 20

Stats:

Started: 19th

Finished: 22nd

Laps: 108 / 200

Status: Out – Mechanical

 

Quick Recap:

Justin Fontaine’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at Lucas Oil Raceway didn’t start as planned and didn’t end as planned, but the team made progress throughout the day and night leaving the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 experience beneficial.

Friday greeted the teams with brutal heat, making the historical half-mile short track slick for conditions throughout the day.

With no prior experience at Lucas Oil, Fontaine spent a few laps of practice getting himself acquainted with the Indianapolis short track. While battling an ill-handling No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry throughout practice, crew chief Bill Henderson made several changes to the car with some response which allowed Fontaine to end the session 19th quickest overall.

Wholesale changes were made from practice to qualifying, but in time trials, Fontaine was only able to post the 19th quickest time overall despite picking up a couple tenths of a second from practice.

Starting deep in the field was a disappointment for the Asheville, N.C.-based driver, but he didn’t stay their long.

Quickly moving forward, Fontaine hovered around the top-15, but found himself a lap down early after the race spread out into a long green-flag run.

When the caution waved approaching Lap 45, Fontaine was the second car one lap down. Under the yellow, Henderson opted to bring his driver down for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment to combat the handling of the No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota.

On the restart, Fontaine charged his way to 13th and when a caution waved for debris approaching Lap 90, the AM Racing development driver was the beneficiary of the free pass.

Restarting 15th and on the lead lap, Fontaine attempted to come through the gears, but experienced a mechanical failure with the clutch and transmission which thwarted an opportunity to earn his first career top-10 finish in ARCA competition and sent him to the garage with an early exit.

The team would be credited with a 22nd place finish.

 

Driver Quote:

“It stinks to have a mechanical failure for the second consecutive race in a row. I’m proud of my team and guys though. Man, we struggled when we rolled off the hauler and kept throwing changes at the car during practice and it didn’t really seem to help.”

“But, we never gave up. Bill (Henderson, crew chief) continued to make changes and by the start of the race, we really had something to work with. We were making progress and I feel like we were an adjustment away from putting ourselves inside the top-10.”

“I hate it for my guys, ProMATIC and all of our supporters of our team. We’ll regroup again and see what we can do at Pocono.”

 

Event Notes:

  • Justin Fontaine finished 22nd in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in his ARCA Racing Series debut at the Clermont, Ind.-based short track.
  • In seven ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races this season Justin Fontaine has logged three top-15 finishes, including a career-best finish of 11th twice at Elko Speedway and Madison International Speedway.
  • Dalton Sargeant won the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 followed by Michael Self (second), Chad Finley (third), Austin Theriault (fourth) and Sheldon Creed (fifth).

Next Race: ModSpace 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on Fri, July. 28.

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

Short track ace Justin Fontaine eyes career-best finish at Madison

OREGON, Wisc. – Ready to get back to good ole classic short track racing, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards newbie Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) treks to Madison (Wisc.) International Speedway eyeing a career-best finish in Friday night’s Montgomery Ward 200.

Armed with the support of AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing, Fontaine heads to the Badger State looking to shake off the disappointment of Michigan International Speedway last week, but showcase his talent in the first of a three-race short track stretch for the ARCA tour.

Last weekend in the Great Lakes state, Fontaine powered to strong practice times and even showcased a better qualifying performance at the 2.0-mile oval, but an oiled track sent the Asheville, N.C. native into the wall just seven laps into the 100 lap Corrigan Oil 200, prematurely ending his day.

Reflecting on his first Motor City experience, Fontaine is grateful for the experience, but ready to put last week in the rear-view mirror and focus out the windshield on racing under the lights Friday night.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back in our No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota this weekend,” said Fontaine.

“This Win-Tron Racing team has been able to bring some very fast race cars to the track for me to drive. Now, we just need some luck.”

“I was a little too conservative in my ARCA return at Elko Speedway earlier this month, but I’ve learned from that. Now, I’m ready to go to Madison and see what we can pull off.”

Even though he doesn’t have any prior experience at Madison’s half-mile oval, the AM Racing developmental driver will lean on Win-Tron Racing team principal Kevin Cywinski and AM Racing crew chief Bill Henderson.

“I am really gelling with my team right now,” added Fontaine, the cousin of NASCAR Truck Series driver Chris Fontaine. “Bill knows what I’m looking for in our ProMATIC Toyota and I’m able to give him the feedback he needs to make the car better. Plus, Kevin’s a veteran of Madison hailing back from his racing days. I’m really optimistic that we can practice, qualify and race in the top-10.”

“We must keep making progress,” he added. “It’s showing. I think that’s one reason we were so competitive at Michigan. Once we finish inside the top-10, we can focus on finishing inside the top-five and then winning races.”

“The team I’m with is capable of winning and I think if I’m in the right position, I can win. We just need everything to come together to make it all happen. Maybe Madison will do the trick. I’m thrilled to race in tight quarters again.”

Currently 20th in the series’ standings, Fontaine has a career best finish of 11th at Elko (Minn.) Speedway earlier this month.

While sticking with a heavy ARCA schedule for now, Fontaine’s focus is expected to turn towards the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he’ll compete in a limited schedule this summer in an AM Racing entry.

The Montgomery Ward 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the ninth of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., June 23 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 5:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on MAVTV, while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (CT).

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 upbeat about Michigan ARCA debut

BROOKYLN, Mich. – Set for his fourth ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start of the season, newcomer Justin Fontaine (@driverfontaine) heads to the Irish Hills of Michigan International Speedway (MIS) eyeing his first career top-10 finish in Friday afternoon’s Corrigan Oil 200.

With the support of AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing, Fontaine heads north to the Great Lakes state looking to bounce back from a frustrating weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

After practicing well during the series’ open test last Wednesday afternoon, Friday’s practice session saw Fontaine’s car suffer right-side damage – forcing the team to revert to a backup car for the race later in the day.

Through a never-give up attitude and the determination to finish the race, Fontaine climbed from his 33rd place starting position and gambled on fuel mileage.

Unfortunately, late in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200, the No. 33 ProMATIC Team didn’t get the caution flag they were hoping for and had to pit under green flag conditions and settle for a 21st place finish.

With Pocono in the rear-view mirror, Fontaine is looking out the windshield and ready to get back on track at Michigan’s fast two-mile oval.

“Pocono was a little frustrating, but we made the most of a tough situation,” said Fontaine. “Without a doubt, I gained valuable track time that will be paramount for my return to Pocono next month.”

Set to make another track debut on Friday afternoon, Fontaine has spent the last few days studying everything he can when it comes to Michigan International Speedway.

From chatting it up with friends, reviewing audio and video and even conferring with advisor Kevin Cywinski, Fontaine knows that he’ll be facing another challenge, but nothing that he can’t conquer.

“Pocono was a huge track, but Michigan is huge and insanely fast,” added Fontaine. “It looks like a fun place to race because there’s seems like a bunch of opportunity to pass. But, handling seems equally important. No doubt we plan to utilize the two-hour practice session on Thursday to the best of our ability and hope we have a good foundation for qualifying and the race on Friday.”

Knowing a tough field awaits the eighth race of the ARCA season, Fontaine says running competitive and the opportunity to finish inside the top-10 would feel like a victory.

“You never know what could happen in 100 laps,” Fontaine explained. “Really anything can happen. But, for our No. 33 team, we need to go out there, be competitive and clean and run all the laps. At the end of the day, if we’re able to finish inside the top-10, it will be a huge confidence booster for me and this team to take to Madison next weekend.”

Win-Tron Racing team Principal Kevin Cywinski says Fontaine’s outlook is the best medicine for him to recover from Pocono.

“Justin was the leader of the team last weekend at Pocono,” he said. “After the strong run at Elko, we had high hopes for Pocono. Things happened and we had to fight through some adversity. Justin didn’t get down or point fingers, instead he’s the cheerleader reminding the team we’re going to be just fine.”

“And He’s right, we will.”

Currently 20th in the series’ standings, Fontaine has a career best finish of 11th at Elko (Minn.) Speedway in June.

While sticking with a heavy ARCA schedule for now, Fontaine’s focus is expected to turn towards the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he’ll compete in a limited schedule this summer in an AM Racing entry.

The Corrigan Oil 200 (100 laps / 200 miles) is the eighth of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs., June 15 with a two-hour practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for race day, Fri., June 16 at 1:40 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 6:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) at 6:00 p.m., 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

Tyler Dippel set for ARCA Racing Series return at Toledo Speedway

TOLEDO, Ohio  – In an effort to strengthen his asphalt stock car program, officials from AM Racing’s development team Win-Tron Racing announced in a partnership with Rette Jones Racing (RJR) that NASCAR Next alumnus Tyler Dippel will compete in Sunday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Toledo Speedway.

Making his first ARCA start since 2015, Dippel, a full-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series competitor will drive the No. 33 TYCAR Trenchless Technologies / D and A Concrete Contractor Toyota in the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care for his fourth series start.

“This is a cool opportunity for me to take advantage of the weekend off in K&N and return to the ARCA Racing Series at Toledo,” said Dippel. “I appreciate the hard work of AM Racing, Win-Tron Racing and Rette Jones Racing for going to extreme measures to put this program together quickly. I’ve never been to Toledo in an ARCA car, but I’m anxious to get things going.”

Two years ago, Dippel, a native of Wallkill, NY made three ARCA starts for Lira Motorsports providing a career-best finish of fourth at Salem (Ind.) Speedway. With a top-five already on his resume in his most recent race, Dippel is hopeful to pick up where he left off.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been in ARCA, but the cars were a lot of fun to drive,” recalled Dippel. “I raced on two dirt tracks and a short track. We had some momentum with a strong top-five at Salem but then we decided to turn our concentration to K&N. I’m looking forward to seeing what Toledo is all about and hoping for the best on Sunday.”

Dippel’s ARCA return will be overlooked by his K&N East owner Mark Rette, a fixture in the ARCA Racing Series for the past decade. In 2009, Rette led Justin Lofton to the ARCA Racing Series championship for Eddie Sharp Racing.

Grooming young natural talent is nothing new to Rette, but he’s looking forward to having a presence back in ARCA this weekend with Dippel at a track he’s been successful in the past and with a driver he knows is eager to get up on the wheel.

“Running this weekend at Toledo is bound to help our K&N program,” said Rette who co-owns Rette Jones Racing with fellow ARCA and NASCAR driver Terry Jones. “We’re looking to get as much seat time for Tyler as possible on asphalt. The partnership with Kevin (Cywinski) of Win-Tron Racing makes sense and hopefully we can have two strong finishes with Tyler and Gus (Dean, No. 32 Toyota).”

Dippel’s K&N Pro Series East marketing partners D and A Concrete Contractor and TYCAR Trenchless Technologies will adorn his No. 33 Toyota Camry for Sunday’s fifth race of the season.

After five races on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tour, Dippel has earned a season-best finish of fifth at Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway in April and currently ranks 10th in the championship standings.

 

For more information on Tyler Dippel, please check out TylerDippel.com, his Facebook page (Tyler Dippel Racing) or on Instagram @tylerdippel.

Dippel tweets too. Follow him @Tyler_Dippel.

 

The Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care (200 laps / 100 miles) is the fifth of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Sat., May 20 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 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 the following day on May 21 shortly after 2:00 p.m. The event will be same-day taped delayed on FS1 (FOX Sports 1) at 5:00 p.m., while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the weekend’s activities. All times are local (ET).

 

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).

 

Media Contact:

pr@amracing.racing

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.

 

Media Contact:

pr@amracing.racing

Justin Fontaine Upbeat About ARCA Debut At Daytona

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) will tell you that it was extremely hard to wipe the smile off his face following preseason testing last month with his Win-Tron Racing team at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Five weeks later, Fontaine is smiling again, upbeat about returning to the “World Center of Racing” for his ARCA debut in Saturday afternoon’s Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire.

For his superspeedway debut, Fontaine will drive the No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry for Win-Tron Racing, part of a two-car operation for the Mooresville, N.C.-based team with teammate Gus Dean.

“There aren’t words to describe how excited I am about going to Daytona this week,” said Fontaine. “I’ve been ready for race week since after the test. We had a good test session and the car had a lot of speed. I know I still have plenty to learn, but I know that I have a really good team around me and that’s important, especially at a place like Daytona.”

Speaking of the test, Fontaine, a veteran of Late Models turned in the 13th quickest lap overall in a two-day session that saw 63 drivers turn at least one lap around the 2.5-mile superspeedway.

“We spent time in single car runs with the team easing me into the draft,” recalled Fontaine. “We know that the draft is going to be super crucial this week with qualifying and the race, so I’ll be working close with Gus (Dean) and the other competitors and hope we can post a good lap in practice that put us with a good group for qualifying.

“When it comes down to the race, we’ll take it from there. I’ve watched a lot of You Tube over the last two weeks going back and watching the old ARCA races from Daytona. I’ve seen mistakes and what works and what doesn’t, I don’t plan to forget what I watched.”

For his ARCA debut, the Fletcher, N.C. native will be surrounded by veterans. Whether it’s in the garage with crew chief Bill Henderson, guidance from above from spotter Richard Coleman or in the hauler with team principals Kevin Cywinski and Tim Self, Fontaine knows he’s in good hands.

And if all that input isn’t enough, Fontaine’s cousin, Chris Fontaine, a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver and often considered a superspeedway ace has also offered support.

“I’m thankful to have all the support around me that I do,” Fontaine said. “With all their advice, I hope it means good things during the race for our No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry.”

Fontaine joins Win-Tron Racing, the driver development partner of AM Racing for several races on the ARCA Racing Series tour in 2017 starting with the Feb. 19 Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire.

Tim Self, team principal at AM Racing attended the ARCA test to watch Fontaine make his first laps at Daytona and is confident of good things in the series’ season-opener.

“Like I said at the test, I’m proud of Justin,” said Self. “He learned a lot at Daytona during the test and without a doubt that confidence will help this weekend. Kevin (Cywinski) and I have worked together to make sure we put the personnel around Justin that he’ll be comfortable with and that he can trust.

“Once that green flag drops though, it’s all up to Justin and Richard and I think they’ll do great.”

The Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire (80 laps / 200 miles) is the first of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs., Feb. 16 with a two-hour session from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A final practice session has been etched in on Fri., Feb. 17 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The preamble for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ “Clash” is set to take the green flag on Sat., Feb. 18 shortly after 4:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities.

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 online at WinTronRacing.com and 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.

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. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

Win-Tron Media Contact:

Traci Cywinski

Race.tlc@gmail.com