Airflotek to support Austin Wayne Self; AM Racing at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, KY – Officials from AM Racing announced today that Airflotek, a distributor of air filtration systems will support driver Austin Wayne Self in Thursday night’s Buckle Up Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

Founded in 1982, Airflotek is a distributor of air filtration systems including fan and filter modules, HEPA / ULPA filters, terminal ducted modules, cleanroom ceilings and cleanroom lighting, softwall cleanrooms, air showers, pass-throughs, HEPA filtered vacuums, shoe cleaners, cleanroom furniture, laminar flow equipment and cleanroom constructions.

Applications for the Suwanee, Ga. based company include pharmaceuticals, bearing, food service, storage, electronics, medical, satellite, testing labs, wet processing, aerospace, assembly and dry processing.

Thursday night’s race will mark their debut as a primary partner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“I’m incredibly thankful and honored to represent Airflotek this weekend at Kentucky Speedway,” said Self. “This is their first foray into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and I strongly believe with the strength and speed that our AM Racing has shown over the last couple of months, we can go out there on Thursday night and give them a good showing.”

“Their logo looks pretty darn cool on the hood of our No. 22 Toyota Tundra.”

The Austin, Tex. native will make his second NCWTS start at the 1.5-mile oval and fourth overall in Motorsports competition. In addition to Trucks, the Texan has two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts in 2014 and 2015 respectively with 12th and 11th place finish accordingly  .

In addition to Airflotek, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team will have associate partnership support from Snap Track, a product of Techline Manufacturing for Thursday night’s 150-lap hustle.

Techline’s Snap Track is your complete source for a limited width cable tray system and just one more way Techline Manufacturing is striving to provide the best products available in today’s market. Techline Manufacturing also fabricates custom products such as air manifolds, condensate pots, and instrument racks.

Snap Track is the first cable tray system to use patented push pin technology that snaps into place eliminating the need for as many nuts and bolts during installation and reducing labor costs for their customers.

Snap Track was designed to transition cables from ladder tray to point of use, while reducing installed costs. Snap Track’s philosophy is simple – Reduce field labor, while supporting and “Protecting the Cable.”

“Snap Track has been a great addition to AM Racing this season,” added Self. “Their investment into our program as well as our devotion to their product off the track seems to be paying off. I’m awfully proud that our AM Racing team has been able to bring new partners to the table this season and let them experience the power and bliss of NASCAR racing.”

As for Kentucky, Self says he is confident in the truck his AM Racing team led by crew chief Bill Henderson is bringing to the track and he hopes to deliver his fourth top-15 finish of the year aboard an AM Racing prepared truck.

“We started off the year with a second at Daytona and have been able to carry the speed in our AM Racing trucks at Charlotte and Texas,” Self added. “We like the direction we are going in and we feel very confident we can keep our consistency rocking Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway.”

Further information on Self’s NCWTS schedule at AM Racing is forthcoming.

The Buckle Up Your Truck 225 (150 laps / 225 miles) is the 12th of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Wed., July 5 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Second practice begins at 2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. with a final practice session set from 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Thurs, July 6 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

To learn more information on AM Racing please visit amracingteam.com.

For more on Austin Wayne Self and AM Racing, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.

 

About Airflotek:

Founded in 1982, Airflotek (airflotek.com) is a distributor of air filtration systems including fan and filter modules, HEPA / ULPA filters, terminal ducted modules, cleanroom ceilings and cleanroom lighting, softwall cleanrooms, air showers, pass-throughs, HEPA filtered vacuums, shoe cleaners, cleanroom furniture, laminar flow equipment and cleanroom constructions.

Applications for the Suwanee, Ga. based company include pharmaceuticals, bearing, food service, storage, electronics, medical, satellite, testing labs, wet processing, aerospace, assembly and dry processing.

 

About Snap Track, A product of Techline Manufacturing:

Techline’s Snap Track is your complete source for a limited width cable tray system and just one more way Techline Manufacturing is striving to provide the best products available in today’s market. Techline Manufacturing also fabricates custom products such as air manifolds, condensate pots, and instrument racks.

For these reasons, Techline Manufacturing has become a leading manufacturer of domestic instrumentation and electrical support systems including Snap Track cable tray.

Snap Track was designed to transition cables from ladder tray to point of use, while reducing installed costs. Snap Track’s philosophy is simple – Reduce field labor, while supporting and “Protecting the Cable.”

 

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.

 

CONTACT:

pr@amracing.racing

Kentucky Proves to be Unkind to Austin Wayne Self

AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 8, 2016) – Austin Wayne Self’s string of bad luck continued after finishing a disappointing 27th in Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 from Kentucky Speedway.

AWSelfSelf, making his first career NCWTS start at Kentucky Speedway, had a strong Toyota yet was unable to complete the scheduled 150-lap event, after a fierce three-wide battle on lap-45 ended with the air being taken off the nose of Self’s truck, getting him loose and into the outside wall.  At the time, the twenty-year old Self, who started from the twenty-third position, was battling the No.98 of Rico Abreu for the 17th spot.

After sustaining right front-side damage to his No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota, Self would pit for repairs.  Hopeful, the crew jumped into action to access the damage all while attempting to keep Self on the lead lap.  As Self exited pit road with intentions to return, it became obvious the damage sustained during the accident was more than just cosmetic.  Under caution and circling the 1.5 mile newly repaved Kentucky track Self severed an oil line causing the rookie driver to bring his Toyota behind the wall for more attention.

After losing 31-laps making repairs Self was able to re-fire the engine and return to action hoping to salvage as much as possible.   Limping his crippled Toyota around the track Self would eventually succumb to transmission failure while in the 27th position.

“I am disappointed with our finish tonight at Kentucky Speedway. We got into an accident on lap 45 where we severed an oil line. My entire AM Racing team worked really hard to get us back out there and gain some positions on the track.”

“We had a solid run going there, picked up 8 positions. I hate that we weren’t able to run the whole race and bring the AM Technical Solutions Toyota home with a good finish tonight.”

SelfDespite the lackluster finish the AM Racing team walked away with their heads held high – knowing their efforts will soon pay dividends.

“These guys don’t evet quit.  When things went bad they kicked into another gear and got me back out on the track when all seemed lost.  Everyone takes a lot of pride in what we do.  We had a great truck tonight – but our night just got spoiled due to hard racing and some bad luck.”

The AM Racing team will re-gather over the next week before returning to NCWTS competition for dirt action at Eldora Speedway in the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby on Wednesday, July 20.

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Austin Wayne Self Visits the Blue Grass State for NASCAR’s Thursday Night Return

AustinAUSTIN, TEXAS (July 6, 2016)  – After enjoying an idle Fourth of July weekend, Austin Wayne Self returns to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) action this week in the Buckle Up In  Your Truck 225 from Kentucky Speedway on Thursday, July 7.

 

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Kentucky and running on the new surface,” said Self.  “Although this will be my first time at Kentucky in the Truck Series, I’ve run quite a few laps there in ARCA. It’s always been a fast track with a lot of character. It   will be interesting to see how the new surface changes things up – I’m expecting a fast track with tons of grip.”

Nearing the official half-way point to the NCWTS season, Self and his No. 22  AM Technical Solutions Toyota team, are dedicated to improving on and off the track during their freshman year season  of Truck    racing.

 

“It’s a long season – we’ve had our share of up and down moments, but our team continues to make strides in the right direction. This team continues to do whatever it takes to put a strong Toyota under me each and every week.”

 

Austin Wayne  Self currently occupies the 19th spot in the overall driver point standings .  After 9  of 23 NCWTS events, Self carries a 23.0 average starting position to go along with a 20.6 average finishing spot.

Singer, Song Writer – Chad Mattson Set to Sing National Anthem at Kentucky

 

AM Racing welcomes special guest, Chad Mattson, to Kentucky Speedway for this week’s event.   Mattson, the lead singer of the Christian Rock Band, Unspoken, will be on-hand to sing the national anthem prior to Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.  Self is a member Soldiers for Faith Ministries.  For more information on ‘Unspoken’ – visit www.UnspokenMusic.com.

 

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This Week’s NCWTS Schedule:

NCWTS action from Kentucky Speedway begins with two practice sessions on Wednesday, July 6. The opening practice session starts at 5:00 p.m., with the final practice session kicking-off at 7:00 p.m.  Keystone  Light Pole Qualifying will take place on race day, July 7 at  5:00 p.m. Follow Live on FS2. The Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 goes green at 8:30 p.m.

 

Coverage of the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (150 laps, 2225 miles ) begins at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.   Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time. Follow NASCAR.com for results.

 

NCWTS Buckle Up in Your Truck Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, July 7

Catch all the action from Kentucky on FOX SPORTS  1 and FOX SPORTS  2!

5:00 PM EST – NCWST Keystone Light Pole Qualifying (FS2)

8:30 PM EST – Start of the Buckle   Up in Your Truck 225 (FS1)

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time.

Post Kentucky Race Report

AWS_OnTrack(Mooresville, NC, September 28, 2015–) Every lap counts in racing and Austin Wayne Self proved that theory to be true Saturday afternoon in the Crosley Brands 150 at the Kentucky Speedway.

Self, driver of the AM Technical Solutions No. 98 for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) gained seven positions during the course of the final 50 laps to finish 11th at the conclusion of the 100 laps.

Those positions proved to be vital as Self was able to move into third place in ARCA championship standings with one race remaining in the 2015 ARCA season. Self trails second place driver Josh Williams by 60 points heading into the finale at the Kansas Speedway on October 16th.

“We battled a tight condition all weekend long,” Self stated. “Our car was good for five to ten laps and then it was quite a handful. The MMM crew made great changes during the race and it helped the cars handling a lot.”

“We have a great opportunity to end up second in points at Kansas.” It’s going to take a complete team effort, I know everyone on this MMM team will provide me with the best opportunity to end up in victory lane.”

AWS_PreRace“I really want to end the season on a positive note for AM Technical Solutions, Pirate Energy and everyone on this MMM team. Kansas is my favorite mile and a half track that we race on. I am looking forward to finishing the season on a positive note.

The Crosley 150 at the Kentucky Speedway was postponed until Saturday afternoon due to a consistent rain Friday evening.

Self has one win in the 2015 season at the Winchester Speedway in June. The second year driver will look to avenge a late race crash at the Kansas Speedway in 2014 while battling for the race lead late.

The ARCA Racing Series has raced at the Kansas Speedway since the track opened in 2001. The October 16th event will mark the Series 15th race at the 1.5 mile track.

The 2015 ARCA finale will take place on October 16th at the Kansas Speedway for the Kansas 98.9. Fans will be able to watch the final event of the 2015 season on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST. ARCA will also provide live timing and scoring for all on-track activity presented by AM Technical Solutions and Pirate Energy.

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AWS Pre-Race Report: Kentucky Speedway

Kentucky_Practice(Mooresville, N.C.  September 2, 2015-) Austin Wayne Self, driver of the AM Technical Solutions No. 98 for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM ) is ready to bounce back in the “Blue Grass” state after a stretch of recent bad luck.

The ARCA Racing Series will make it its 23rd trip to the 1.5 mile track located in Sparta, Kentucky for the Crosley Brands 150 Friday evening.

“I am ready to get back racing after this stretch of tough luck,” Self stated.

Last weekend, Self was running among the top-five when he encountered a clutch problem and was relegated to a 16th place finish at the Salem Speedway.

By finishing 16th at Salem last weekend Self secured third overall in the first ever Calypso Short Track Challenge for the ARCA Racing Series.

AutographSession_ShortTrackSpotlight“We’ve had fast cars all season long, unfortunately we’ve had some bad luck here the last couple of races. I can’t thank everyone at MMM, AM Technical Solutions and Pirate Energy for their continued support.”

“Kentucky is a fun track for drivers to race on. You really have to have a good handling racecar especially going over the bumps in turns one and two.”

“We have two solid track to finish the year at Kentucky and the Kansas Speedway, I believe that we have a great chance to get back to victory lane before the end of the 2015 season.”

Chassis: Self will race chassis No. 614 out of the MMM stable. Self last raced the chassis at the Iowa Speedway in July, he raced the car to a sixth place finish. The chassis has two starts earning two top-ten finishes.

Kentucky_Practice2The ARCA Racing Series will return to the Kentucky Speedway Friday evening September 25th for the Crosley Brands 150. Fans will be able to watch the race live on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 8:00p.m. EST. ARCA will also have live timing and scoring on Arcaracing.com for all on-track activity presented by AM Technical Solutions and Pirate Energy

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