After racing at HMP for the 1st time last weekend, Austin and team were so impressed with the quality of the facility, the racing program and the staff, they have decided to make HMP the new Home Track for their NASCAR Modified Program and plan to race the balance of the 2011 races there.
“HMP is a 1st class facility with a great team of people. They run a top-notch program and have the fans to prove it. We look forward to competing in the Modified field and hope to win the hearts of some of the fans. It will be tough on both counts for sure, but we are up to the challenge,” says Tim Self Owner of AM Racing.
“Yeah, we came out here to race the trucks and had a great time. I want to thank Raymond, Jim and Eddie for giving us a fast truck last Saturday night. We were up front racing for the win and having a great time until we got spun and sent to the back. Still had a great time, and man I love the high groove on that track. Based on how well we did in trucks, I think we will be really competitive in the Modified. I can’t wait to get back there next Saturday night. I just hope we can get some of our central Texas fans to come out here. We could definitely use their support,” says Austin Wayne Self, the 15-year-old driver of the #8.5 Truck, #07 Modified and #07 Late Model.
When asked if the AM Racing Late Model Program was going to move as well, AM Racing Crew Chief David Umscheid had this to say: “ We are moving our Late Model Program to Charlotte for the 2012 season, so there are no immediate changes to our Central Texas Program. We do plan on bringing a couple of East Coast drivers down to test and maybe even race before the end of the season.”
Following a stellar run in NSACAR Trucks last weekend, in which Austin finished 5th out of 17 in his 1st ever truck race. It was also and 1st time on the HMP track, and the new Home Track for AM Racing and Austin Wayne Self’s Modified Program.
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