Self to Drive for KartSport at Man Cup Finale in New Castle and at SuperNats in Las Vegas
In what has been a successful first season together, Austin Wayne Self and KartSport Team Arrow Racing look to finish strong this Fall at the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup season finale at New Castle Motorsports Complex, and then at SuperNationals in Las Vegas.
“Austin has performed very well for our team in four classes this season in both the Florida Winter Tour and in the WKA Man Cup Series. He has a really strong reputation in the karting circuit and has the potential to pull off a win anytime he hits the track,” says Eric Jones, President of KartSport Arrow.
“I have watched Austin race for years, and recruited him to our team because we know we have the best equipment, and we want the best drivers. He has achieved several Top 10s and podium finishes this season – sometimes in fields of 60-80 karts. When he’s out there, something exciting always happens.”
“It’s really awesome to work with Eric Jones and the KartSport team. He has so much racing experience, and I just really appreciate everything he teaches me and all the time he spends in the garage working with us and getting us prepared each race. I always hit the track with great equipment.” says Self.
“It was also pretty exciting when they launched their new website this month and featured me on the home page. That was a real honor because they have a lot of great drivers they work with – like AJ Allmendinger.”
“What’s most impressive is that the drivers typically spend 1-2 weeks leading up to each race at the track testing and tuning. Because of Austin’s NASCAR schedule, he can’t do that. He shows up the day prior and has to jump right into qualifying races. We’re glad he can still perform at such a high level, but that comes of many years of racing karts. We can’t wait to see what he can do in New Castle and Vegas!” says Eric Jones.
You can follow KartSport Team Arrow Racing and Austin Wayne Self at their final 2011 races at:
WKA Manufacturer’s Cup
New Castle Motorsports Complex
September 16-18, 2011
November 16-20, 2011
KartSport is the exclusive North American importer of Arrow Racing Karts and offers a number of karting parts, supplies, accessories, and services. The race team, KartSport Team Arrow Racing competes across the country in karting events at the highest level. In addition, they opened a retail store at KartSport’s headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Learn More: www.kartsportna.com
About Austin Wayne Self
Austin Wayne Self, a 15-year-old NASCAR driver from Texas, races in both the Pro Modified and Late Model Divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Self is also an international Karting champion, having competed since age 5. Self’s career goal is to race NASCAR Sprint Cup and do one-off IndyCar races at the Indianapolis 500.
Learn More: www.awsracing.com
Director of Marketing and PR, Austin Wayne Self