Self Heads to Daytona for First Race of the 2015 ARCA Season

Austin Wayne Self will compete in his first ARCA Racing Series race of the 2015 season this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Coincidentally, the first race of the IMG_8096ARCA-Daytona Test 12-19-20-14season will also be Self’s first race on the Daytona track. While Self has practiced on the speedway in the past, he was unable to compete in last year’s race because he did not meet the ARCA age limit required to compete on speedways and race tracks that are over one mile long. Another accomplishment Self will be able to check off his list once the race is completed will be his first race with his new race team, Mason Mitchell Motorsports.

Not only will the Lucas Oil 200 presented by Menard’s mark many firsts for Self, but it will also mark his final “Rookie” race. The 2014 SCOTT Rookie of the Year will be considered a rookie for one last time since he has yet to compete at Daytona. Self will look to win one more SCOTT Rookie Challenge as well as gain his first ARCA Series win to put him in the lead for the season championship points early.

“I’m really excited for this weekend’s race at Daytona. We’ve worked really hard during the off-season to get to this point. I think everyone will be looking at the MMM team to see what we’ve got. When you have the 2014 ARCA Rookie of the Year and 2014 ARCA Champion racing and working together as a team, you’re definitely a threat in the competition. We ran really well during the Daytona practice session in December and January. It’s time to take what we learned during those sessions and apply them during the race. It will be my first time racing Daytona so a few nerves here and there but, I’m excited to get back in the 98 AM Technical Solutions Ford and work with my teammate to the finish.” – Austin Wayne Self

Fans can expect to see a lot of Austin around the track as he will participate in several public IMG_8610 ARCA Daytona Test 1-16-15appearances and special events during the Lucas Oil 200 and NASCAR Speedweeks weekend. Self plans to exchange Valentine’s Day cards with his young fans during the Open ARCA garage hours and autograph sessions, as well as special edition Hero Cards during an appearance at the Ford Racing display. Fans that are unable to attend the race this Saturday in Daytona will gain an all-access pass through Self’s Facebook and Twitter page. Behind the scenes pictures and videos will be shared regularly through both platforms throughout the race weekend.

The all-access pass continues through Live timing and scoring presented by Self’s sponsor, Pirate Energy on the ARCA Racing Series’ website homepage. Keep up with practice and qualifying times and of course, with live race updates. Fans that want an up close look of the Daytona race can tune in to FOX Sports 1 at 4:00PM est to watch the race LIVE. Self will be one of a handful of drivers sporting an in-car camera and roof-cam. This will be a race that fans won’t want to miss!

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AWS Signs with Mason Mitchell Motorsports for ARCA 2015

Austin Wayne Self Signs with Mason Mitchell Motorsports to Create the Youngest Team Owner, Driver Duo in the ARCA Racing Series

Mooresville, NC — The youngest team owner and 2014 ARCA Series Champion has paired up with the 2014 Rookie of the Year.

MMM_PRIAustin Wayne Self has signed with Mason Mitchell Motorsports for 2015. Self will pilot the #98 AM Technical Solutions Ford Fusion in the upcoming ARCA Racing Series season. Austin Wayne Self from Austin, Texas, at 18 years of age triumphed in his 2014 Rookie Season. With 13 top 10 finishes and domination in the Rookie of the Year field, Self will take his 2014 experience and fight for the 2015 ARCA Championship. Self has aligned his effort with the 2014 ARCA Racing Series Championship Team, and MMM has aggressively approached their 2015 effort to develop a fierce lineup of championship caliber cars.

“I’m really excited about being able to join a championship winning team, this is a great opportunity. I like the feel at the MMM shop. The morale at the shop is different than any other team, everyone works hard and gives it one hundred percent because everyone there wants it, and wants to win. I had a really strong 2014 season but I feel more confident in our 2015 effort, I feel like we can focus on winning races and a championship. This is a game changing opportunity and I’m just ready to get down to Daytona and start racing again.”- Austin Wayne Self

This is Austin Wayne Self’s year. The green flag is out and Self has already taken the reins. In December Austin moved his life from the heart of Texas to Race City USA and became a full time resident in the state of North Carolina. This level of commitment shows just how bad Austin Wayne Self wants to pursue the ARCA racing championship in 2015. Self has dedicated his days to long shop hours and race studies. This is what it takes to be a champion and Self is on the road, fighting for his dreams.

“Coming off such a great 2014, with Austin and his team winning the ARCA Rookie of the Year Award, our entire company is really excited for the next season to start up. We’re very proud to be a part of that success, and to know that we’re supporting a driver and program that values hard work and strong values.”

“Austin’s move to MMM, whose previous driver won the 2014 ARCA Championship, just puts us in an even better position to reach our 2015 goals and compete for a championship. We look forward to continuing to be actively involved because we value the brand exposure and differentiation this sponsorship imparts,” says Kelly McAndrew, CEO of AM Technical Solutions.

Making the move to MMM was filled with optimism and desire. The lessons Self learned in 2014 will contribute to his run for a MMM_Daytonachampionship in 2015. Earning the rookie of the year title was just the start, it sparked the flame that will light the fire and there’s no turning back.

“I am really excited to welcome Austin Wayne Self to MMM for the 2015 ARCA Racing Season. I have nothing but confidence in Austin’s ability to win races and compete for the championship. He showed great promise during his 2014 Rookie campaign. This program was started last year to be a driver development team and I am proud to say this is the next step for our team becoming the premier driver development program in the ARCA Racing Series.” – Mason Mitchell of MMM

Austin has become a brand representative for AMTS and the ARCA Racing series. As a young and vibrant talent in auto racing Austin Wayne Self attracts fans as a driver and entertainer. In 2015 the entire series will open a new chapter with an edgier race car, new tracks and Austin is center stage- fired up and ready to lead the lineup into turn one at Daytona! During the remainder of the off-season Austin Wayne Self will work closely with the 2014 ARCA Champion, Mason Mitchell to develop their 2015 program and focus their attention towards Daytona. This dynamic young driver, owner duo will certainly be a threat for the 2015 ARCA Racing championship.