Justin Fontaine, No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota Camry
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Iowa Speedway / Fans with Benefits 150
Box Score Report
Race No. 10 of 20
Started: Eighth (8th)
Laps: 65 / 150 Â
Status: Out – Mechanical
A potential ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards career-best showing by Asheville, N.C. native Justin Fontaine was short-lived in this past Saturday night’s Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway.
After practicing his No. 33 ProMATIC Solutions Toyota Camry well earlier in the day, Fontaine produced the eighth quickest lap in qualifying later that afternoon, earning his best series start for the second consecutive race.
At the drop of the green flag, Fontaine maintained his position inside the top-10 despite a rash of early race cautions.
After dropping to 10th after struggling with the handling of his No. 33 ProMATIC Automation Toyota early into the race, Fontaine climbed back to eighth approaching Lap 40.
The 19-year-old would continue his top-10 pace until a caution at Lap 62.
Under the yellow, Fontaine with the support of his AM Racing and their development team Win-Tron Racing experienced a mechanical failure and went to the garage for repairs.
Unfortunately, a rear gear failure was too much for the team to overcome with the number of laps remaining, forcing Fontaine out of the race and a disappointing 23rd place finish.
“Man, the Win-Tron Racing team really brought me a great car. I knew in practice that we had a car capable of contending for a top-five finish. With the tire rule, were just biding our time, waiting to make our move and then the rear gear broke.”
“You can’t control things like that. It’s just frustrating for the team and everyone at ProMATIC Automation because we qualified a career-best eighth and I felt like we were going to have a really good night and it just wasn’t meant to be.”
“We’ll regroup and get after it again at Lucas Oil Raceway.”
- Justin Fontaine finished 23rd in the Fans with Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway in his ARCA Racing Series debut at the Newton, Iowa race track.
- In six 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 Fans with Benefits 150 followed by Austin Theriault (second), Sheldon Creed (third), Michael Self (fourth) and Kyle Weatherman (fifth).
Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway Park (LORP) on Fri, July. 21.
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.
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.