Austin Wayne Self Post Race Report: Federated Auto Parts 200 at Berlin Raceway

aws1(Mooresville, NC, August 10, 2015–) Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 98 AM Technical Solutions Ford, finished fifth in the Federated Auto Parts 200 at the Berlin Raceway for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) Saturday evening.

The finish marked Self’s sixth top-five of the 2015 season and his third top-five finish in three starts at the 4/10 mile track located in Marne, Michigan.

We worked at making the car better all day,” Self stated after the race. “I wish the finish was more than a one lap shootout at the end. I believe we could have ended up with a top-three finish.”

“This MMM crew worked all day to make the car better and we made it better during the race, unfortunately we just ran out of laps.”

“I can’t thank everyone enough at AM Technical Solutions, Pirate Energy and MMM for staying behind us all year. I am ready for some dirt racing in two weeks.”

Earlier Saturday in Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell Self timed in eighth quickest turning a lap of 16.997 or 92.769 MPH.

When the green flag waved on the 15th race of the 2015 season Self wasted no time working his way around four cars on the first lap to move into fourth.

Self continued to race in the fourth positon until bringing his No. 98 down pit-road under the evening’s second caution at lap 57 for two right-side tires.aws2

During the evenings longest green flag run (84) laps Self fell back to the seventh position and off the lead lap. When the caution waved for the third time at lap 145 it allowed Self to receive the “free pass” and get back on the lead lap.

Self would continue to move back to the front during the final 50 laps and would cross the finish line in the fifth position.

With his sixth top-five of 2015 Self has claimed sole possession of 2nd in ARCA championship points. He now trails point leader Grant Enfinger by 225 points with five races remaining in the 2015 schedule. AWS also sits second in the Calypso Lemonade Short Track challenge point standings unofficially 10 points behind Kyle Weatherman.

The ARCA Racing Series will enjoy a weekend off before heading to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the Super Chevy Stores 100 on Sunday, August 23rd. The race will be live on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.. ARCA will also have live timing and scoring for all on-track activity presented by AM Technical Solutions and Pirate Energy.

 

Austin Wayne Self Scores his 8th top 10 of the 2014 Season

In 12 starts throughout 2014 Austin Wayne Self and the AM Technical Solutions Dodge for Cunningham Racing has secured 8 top 10 finishes. This past weekend at Pocono Raceway AWS scored an 8th place finish after starting 11th in the Modspace 125.

In a limited 50 lap race, in which only 1/3 of the starting field finished on the lead lap, Austin Wayne Self powered through the lineup to close out the day with a strong effort from the 22 team. The name of the game this past weekend was rain, and bets were made to beat the storm!

“We had a good car in the race, we had a pit strategy in place to race hard until the rain came, but it never rained, so that threw us off half way through the race. We were running P4 and it just didn’t play out for us to be in the top 5. Cautions really weren’t towards our advantage, but we recovered and made it a race.”- AWS

Ultra One Representatives with ARCA CarThe 22 AM Technical Solutions team took pride in a solid top 10 finish for the day with race partner Ultra One Cleaner. Austin Wayne Self commented, “I really enjoyed meeting everyone from Ultra One- they brought some great products out to the hauler and we will definitely be using them throughout race weekends. Their support at Pocono was great for our team.” -AWS

Next up on the schedule the ARCA Racing Series will make their way to Michigan for the Federated Auto Parts 200. Berlin Raceway will host the 200 Lap event Saturday, August 9th and Austin Wayne Self is excited to get back to a little, down home Saturday night short track to race under the lights.

“We raced at Berlin last year, and we have a good chance of running up front there. It’s a short track so I am confident there, its going back to my roots and I feel good about what we are bringing to Berlin.”- AWS

In 2013 after starting the night 7th, Austin Wayne Self raced his way to a 4th place finish at Berlin Raceway. After gaining valuable experience this season, AWS and his team are eyeing a race win!

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