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Pocono (Pa.) Raceway | Gander RV 150 Race Recap

Team: No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado
Driver: Austin Wayne Self
Follow the Team: @AMRacingNASCAR; @AustinWSelf
Start: 18th
Finish: 15th; Running (150 | 150 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 15th | Owner Points Position: 15th

Austin Wayne Self Quote: “Not the race we were hoping for. We didn’t get that many opportunities to work on the truck throughout the race. We could have used a caution at the end of the race to make a charge towards a top-10 finish, but it never materialized.

“We brought our No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado in one piece but really looking forward to Eldora in a couple of days!”

Next Up: Eldora Dirt Derby on Thurs. Aug. 1, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR.

About GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan. 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.

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a global engineering and construction management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 15 countries.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) 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 as its driver for the 2019 season.

Riding Kentucky momentum; Austin Wayne Self set for double duty at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa.: Fresh off a solid sixth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway two weeks ago, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) veteran Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) treks to Pocono (Pa.) Raceway hoping for back-to-back top-10 finishes in Saturday afternoon’s Gander RV 150.

It will be another busy weekend for Self as he is also scheduled to compete in Friday afternoon’s FORTS USA 150 ARCA Menards Series race driving the No. 32 Chevrolet for Win-Tron Racing, providing double the opportunity for the Austin, Texas native.

“It’s going to be a busy weekend, but I’m excited about it,” said Self. “I had a great time in my ARCA return at Chicagoland Speedway last month and I know that Win-Tron is going to bring me another fast Chevrolet this week.”

Pocono’s tricky three-turn 2.5-mile can be daunting for some, but its unique layout has been a race track that Self has quickly adapted too.

In three NGOTS starts, he has back-to-back top-20 finishes, while also delivering two top-10 finishes in four ARCA starts between 2014 and 2015.

This weekend though, top-20 finishes won’t do. Self is determined to deliver his No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet another top-10 run.

“Pocono is always a fun place to race,” added Self. “The strategies by the crew chief and engineer are very important – especially when weather can be an issue. I haven’t always had the best luck there, but I enjoy racing there. I look forward to the opportunity to turn around my finish in Long Pond and contend for our third top-10 Truck Series finish of the year on Saturday.”

Knowing that both the ARCA and Truck Series races are just a short 60-lap sprint, Self knows it’s critical for his AM Racing team to put themselves in a position to execute and with veteran crew chiefs on the box in both divisions, Self is prepared for whatever will be thrown his way.

“60 laps believe it or not goes by quickly, especially in the Truck Series with stages breaks,” offered Self. “For us, qualifying is going to be important, with the stages being really short you have to take advantage of track position before the field gets spread out.

“In the ARCA car, you can’t determine when a caution flag may wave so the race could be won by your trip to pit road, so this weekend offers the prime opportunity for strategy to be front and center, which provides an element of excitement for the fans.”

Like Chicagoland, IceBox Helmet Coolers will serve as the primary partner of Self’s No. 32 Chevrolet SS in his 49th career ARCA start.

Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program will support Self in his 75th career Truck Series start.

GO TEXAN, celebrating its 20th Birthday this year, 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 for throughout the world.

AM Technical Solutions, Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the 14th race of the year.

In 74 NGOTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and six top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.2 during his three years of competition.

The Austin, Texas native is nestled 16th in the championship standings with 10 races remaining.

For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR.

For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org.

Visit AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) online at amts.com.

For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube.

For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com.

For more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket).

The Gander RV 150 (60 laps |150 miles) is the 14th of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., July 26 from 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. A final practice session is set for 12:35 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 6:05 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., July 27 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).

About GO TEXAN:

GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan.  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.

Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local.

About AM Technical Solutions:

Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a Global Architecture, Engineering & Construction firm specializing in the high-tech markets. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 24 countries and across five continents.

For more information, please visit amts.com.

About AM Racing:

AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) 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 as its driver for the 2019 season.

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

Busy weekend lies ahead for Justin Fontaine at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. – Trying to shake off a few tough finishes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition, newcomer Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) returns to Pocono Raceway knowing Friday afternoon’s ModSpace 150 can easily put himself back on the map.

It will be a busy weekend for the Asheville, N.C. driver. In addition to competing in Friday’s ARCA race, Fontaine will compete in Saturday afternoon’s Overton’s 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for AM Racing in a collaboration with Bolen Motorsports.

“I’m really looking forward to being busy this weekend,” said Fontaine. “There’s going to be a lot of jostling involved going between the two garages, but I’m excited about the opportunity to race in two different divisions at the same race track.”

Before Fontaine, 19, turns his attention towards his second-career Truck Series start, Fontaine with the support of AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing look to rebound from two mechanical failures at Iowa Speedway and last Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway despite having fast race cars.

“The mechanical gremlins are unfortunate,” added Fontaine. “The bummer is that our No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota was really performing well during the race. I thought for sure we’d have a top-10 at Iowa – then we had a gear issue. At Lucas Oil, we made some major headway with the handling of the car and got back on the lead lap and then a transmission snafu.”

“But, the guys on the team have remained upbeat. Together, we know that we have the capabilities of getting the job done, we just need to get to the checkered flag. Hopefully, the pieces will fall into place this weekend.”

While the avid Late Model racer would be disappointed with anything less than a top-10 finish in the ARCA car on Friday afternoon, when it comes to settling in the No. 66 ProMATIC Toyota Tundra on Saturday, Fontaine says seeing the checkered flag is the main objective.

“We had some trial and tribulations with the ARCA car last month, but during the race, I was really hitting my stride. We took a gamble and hoped for a caution — but it didn’t happen and we had to make a green flag pit stop and we ended up with a 21st place finish. I feel confident that with what I know about the track and the car we’re bringing, we’ll be fine.”

“As for the truck, man, that’s a different story. The Truck Series is one of the most competitive series in all of NASCAR and I expect Pocono to showcase that. I think the draft will be important, but getting myself comfortable in a truck will be equally important.”

“I just want to go out there and do a great job for the people who believe in me and allow me to have these chances. For ProMATIC Automation, Accu-Tech, Snap Track, AM Technical Solutions, Superior Essex and Legrand, this might be the biggest weekend of my career and I definitely want to leave a positive mark.”

Entering Friday’s ARCA race, Fontaine currently sits 14th in the series’ standings (+0 positions from Lucas Oil 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 turn towards the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he’ll compete in a limited schedule this summer in an AM Racing entry.

The ModSpace 150 (60 laps / 150 miles) is the 12th of 20 races on the 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., July 28 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Tire pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 1:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later shortly after 4:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the week’s activities. All times are local (ET).

The Overton’s 150 (60 laps / 150 miles) is the 12th of 23 races on the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Practice begins Fri., July 28 with a fifty-five-minute session planned from 12:00 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. A second round of practice has been etched in from 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., July 29 at 10:00 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 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.Â

 

About Win-Tron Racing:

Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team headquartered in “Race City USA.” Owned by former racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship in 2017 with driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE Toyota Camry. The team will also field a second entry in the No. 33 Toyota Camry with Justin Fontaine and others. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

 

About ProMATIC Automation:

ProMATIC Automation Inc. specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment. With complete in-house capabilities of design, programming, fabrication, machining, electrical and mechanical assembly, ProMATIC can manage project resources and coordinate manufacturing efforts to provide quality, on-time automation project implementation.

 

ProMATIC Automation, Inc. has extensive experience in the integration of high-level automation technologies like robotics, laser, vision, and dispensing systems along with many years of combined experience in the design and machining of custom manufactured components.

 

For more information on ProMATIC Automation please visit promaticautomation.com.

 

CONTACT: pr@amracing.racing

Justin Fontaine to pull double duty at Pocono Raceway

CLERMONT, Ind. Officials from AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing in a collaboration with Bolen Motorsports announced today that ARCA Racing Series newcomer Justin Fontaine (@driverFontaine) will pull double duty at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway next weekend competing in both the ARCA and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races on July 28 and 29 respectively.

Fontaine, 19, will make his return to the Truck Series since making his debut at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last October aboard the No. 66 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Tundra.

This season, the Asheville, N.C. native has been competing in the ARCA Racing Series aboard the No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota.

Currently, Fontaine sits 14th in the championship standings despite missing four races after suffering a mild compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae during a late-race accident in the ARCA season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 18.

ProMATIC Automation Inc., which specializes in the design and build of custom factory automation equipment will also expand its partnership for Pocono and serve as the title partner for both races.

“Im very excited to have the opportunity to compete in both the ARCA and Truck races next weekend at Pocono,” said Fontaine. “Both AM and Win-Tron Racing are giving me equipment that I’m confident that I can show my capabilities as a driver, while offering the chance to bring the most exposure possible to our marketing partners.”

In June, Fontaine made his Pocono ARCA debut, but his finish was hindered after being forced to pit under green flag conditions late in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200, finishing 21st.

Still, the avid late model racer believes his prior experience at the 2.5-mile triangle will be a benefit when he attempts to compete 300 miles around the “Tricky Triangle.”

“The more laps I made around Pocono Raceway, the more comfortable I became,” added Fontaine. “I learned very quickly that Pocono is a rhythm track and I believe that competing in both the ARCA and Truck races will allow me to stay in that rhythm and provide an opportunity to have two good finishes.”

“I know the Truck Series field is very tough right now, but if we can keep our truck clean and leave Pocono with a top-20 finish, that’s a finish that we can build on for hopefully another opportunity later in the year.”

AM Racing team principal Tim Self orchestrated the collaborative effort with Bolen Motorsports for the upcoming Pocono Mountains 150. Self, a successful entrepreneur from Austin, Tex. says Fontaine has worked hard not only to recover from a serious back injury, but to become a better race car driver since his return to the seat last month.

I’m very proud of the gains that Justin has made this season,” noted Self. “Since coming to AM Racing last fall, he has done a great job of preserving through adversity while continuing to work on becoming a better driver both on and off the track. I’m confident that he’ll be able to tackle his greatest challenges yet at Pocono and excel and make everyone at AM Racing proud.”

Veteran industry leader Bill Henderson will lead Fontaine’s effort as crew chief in both events next weekend.

In addition to ProMATIC Automation, Fontaine will have additional marketing partnership support from Accu-Tech, Snap Track, AM Technical Solutions, Superior Essex and Legrand for his second career NCWTS start.

 

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.