Austin Wayne Self set for return to AM Racing for 2017 Truck Series season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Officials from AM Racing announced that 20-year-old Austin Wayne Self will return to the team to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) next season.
Self, a native of Austin, Texas competed in 22 of the 23 races this past season earning a season-best ninth place finish on the dirt at Eldora Speedway. Despite sitting out Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this past October, the 2014 ARCA Scott Rookie of the Year finished 15th in the overall series standings.
aws22Other highlights in his rookie season included a 13th place finish at his home track of Texas Motor Speedway in June, a 15th on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and a 14th place finish at Talladega Superspeedway, where the AM Racing team showed their support of the then upcoming presidential election with a Trump- Pence support paint scheme.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to return to AM Racing next season,” said Self. “I learned a lot in my first year of competition and I’m eager to take that knowledge and return to the track and earn better results. I have a great team and supporters behind me and I will continue to work hard for them both on and off the track.”

Returning alongside Self for 2017 will be longtime supporter AM Technical Solutions.

Austin-based AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) is a leading construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for high-tech markets. AMTS provides diverse integrated solutions across a facilities life cycle to include new cleanroom construction, integrated construction management, total quality programs, capital asset solutions and cleanroom certification and testing.

“I’m proud to have AM Technical Solutions on board with me again this season in Trucks,” Self said. “I’m overwhelmed and thankful for the amazing support they continue to provide. 2017 will be the sixth season where I’m able to pursue my dreams because of them. Our team and I remain committed to doing everything it takes to AMTS and their clients, all of our fans and partners proud.”

AM Racing team principal Tim Self said the overall improvement in Austin Wayne Self throughout the season justified the team’s decision for 2017.
“We’re proud of the progress Austin made in 2016,” Tim Self said. “We knew being his rookie year that there would be trial and tribulations, but Austin never gave up on and off the race track. It was only justified to keep him apart of AM Racing next season with the understanding that we want to enhance and continue to build on the program as a whole.”

Prior to joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016, Self, competed for two season in the ARCA Racing Series where he earned one win (Winchester 2015), finished second in the championship standings and won the S&S Volvo Most Laps Completed award.

The Texan says his experience in ARCA attributed to some of his stronger runs in 2016, including his top-10 performance at Eldora Speedway this past summer.TMS

“Like 2016, I hope to lean on my past experiences to help make me a better driver,” he added. “Without my prior experience on the dirt in ARCA, I don’t think I would have adapted as well as I did at Eldora.

“AM Racing is still a new team, but we are a growing quickly. At the end of every race, results are important not only for our manufacturer and marketing partners, but for our team too. We’re excited about the progress we’ve made with our superspeedway program and hope that yields a strong showing at Daytona in February.”

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PHOTO CAPTION: Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra for AM Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images).
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Austin Wayne Self Gears Up For The Tricky Triangle

04 Feb 2016 - Testing at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Austin Wayne Self (Tami Kelly Pope)

Austin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 16th
  • 2016 Rookie of the Year Standings – 10th
  • Average Starting Position: 23.7
  • Average Finish: 20th
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Pocono Raceway Race Notes:
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will visit Pocono Raceway for the seventh time since its 2010 inaugural race. Known as the “Tricky Triangle”, Pocono is known best for its unique 2.5 mile paved configuration.   #WhatTurn4
Pocono Raceway Race Quote:
“I’m really excited to get back at it this weekend at Pocono.  We’re riding a lot of momentum after last week’s finish at Eldora.  And now we’ve added Rick (Ren) into the mix as crew chief.  Rick is one of the best all-time and gives us a huge advantage moving forward.  The knowledge and leadership he possess will make an immediate impact on our team.  I’m looking forward to working with him and benefitting from all his knowledge.”  Austin Wayne Self

Pocono Raceway Team Notes:
Rick Ren, a two-time championship NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crew chief has joined AM Racing and will serve as Austin Wayne Self’s crew chief in the No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra for the remainder of the 2016 NCWTS season.
Ren who won two NCWTS championships in 2007 and 2009 with driver Ron Hornaday Jr. has 326 recorded starts as crew chief, earning 28 wins, 114 top-5’s and 199 top-10 finishes over a span of 19 years.  During his decorated career, Ren has worked in all three NASCAR Touring Series with drivers such as Ricky Craven, Denny Hamlin, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ward Burton, Dale Jarrett, Elliott Sadler and Kevin Harvick to name a few.

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Track: Pocono Raceway

Race: Pocono Mountains 150 60-Laps/150 Miles (NCWTS Event 12 of 23)

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016

Broadcast Information: 1PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS

Practice: Friday, July 29

  • First Practice: 12:30PM-1:55PM  Live on FS1
  • Final Practice: 3:00PM-3:55PM Live on FS1

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

  • Saturday, July 30 Live on Fox Sports 1

Pocono Raceway Specifications:
Superspeedway: 2.5 mile tri-oval

Banking: turn 1: 14 degrees; turn 2: 8 degrees; turn 3: 6 degrees;

Straights: Front – 3740 feet; Long Pond (between turns 1 and 2) – 3055 feet; North (between turns 2 and 3) – 1780 feet
Three Different Turns at Pocono:

Turn One is modeled after the now defunct Trenton Speedway

Turn Two is like Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Turn Three is similar to The Milwaukee Mile

 

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Monster Mile Awaits Austin Wayne Self

Austin, TX (May 9, 2016) – After a disappointing outcome in last week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Kansas Speedway, Austin Wayne Self is determined to rebound when the series invades the often tricky Dover International Speedway for the Dover 200 on Friday, May 13martinsville11

Dover, known as the “Monster Mile”, has a longstanding reputation for fierce side-by-side racing often delivering catastrophic results for drivers looking to tame the demanding one-mile concrete oval.

Self, who completed a successful test last month at Dover, is cautiously optimistic.

“We had a great test (Dover) a couple weeks back and I think we learned a lot which we’ll apply to our Toyota Tundra this weekend,” said Self.  “Dover can be tricky. It’s going to be a constant battle for position each and every lap.  It’s one of those tracks that can come up and bite you at any time if you’re not smart about it.  I just gotta keep my focus, run a smart race – complete all 200-laps.”

Self, driver of the No.22 AM Technical Solutions-Black’s Barbeque Toyota, will make his fifth series start of the ’16 truck campaign.  The Austin, Texas native currently occupies the 18th spot in the NCWTS driver standings and sits fourth in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year chase.

“Our young team continues to battle tough each and every week.  I’m proud of our guys and their never quite attitude.  We definitely didn’t get the results we wanted last week but we’re ready to get back at it at Dover.”

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This Week’s NCWTS Schedule:

NCWTS action from Dover International Speedway will begin with two practice sessions on Thursday, May 12.  Follow NASCAR.com for results.  Keystone Light Pole Qualifying will take place Friday, May 13 at 2:15 p.m. TV Coverage TBA.  The Dover 200 (200 laps, 200 miles) begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday night.  Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time.

 

NCWTS Dover 200 Television Broadcast Schedule for Friday, May 13

Catch all the action from Dover on FOX SPORTS 1!

2:15 PM EST – NCWST Keystone Light Pole Qualifying (TBA)

5:30 PM EST – Start of the Dover 200 (FS1)

Note: All Times Eastern Standard Time.

SELF READY FOR BATTLE IN DAYTONA DEBUT

 

Austin Wayne Self heads for the high banks of world-famous Daytona International Speedway and his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday with focus and determination that belies his rookie status.

“We’re going to Daytona with one goal, and that’s to win the race,” said Self, driver of the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra. “Our team prides itself on strong performance under pressure, and doing well at Daytona demands that. We’ll give our all until the checkered flag and see how things unfold for us.”

04 Feb 2016 - Testing at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Austin Wayne Self (Tami Kelly Pope)

“The opportunity to race at Daytona is incredibly exciting,” Self said, “but you have to find a way to keep those emotions under control and stay poised. If you stay focused on doing your work the right way, you give yourself the best shot to be in position for something special to happen.”

Self, who finished second in the ARCA Racing Series standings last season, has been on a fast track to the upper levels of NASCAR competition. He is grateful for the continued strong support of fellow passengers who’ve been there for his ride.

“I’ve had outstanding support from family and friends from my earliest days racing go-karts, and I’m thankful to all of them for it,” he said. “We have a great group of partners including AM Technical Solutions that is committed to winning, and it means a lot to me. It’s been a crazy journey, and it seems surreal to have the opportunity to race in the NCWTS at Daytona. Hopefully, we can make ‘em all proud with our performance there.”

“We’re so excited to be sponsoring Austin and the No. 22 truck at what is arguably the most famous track on the NASCAR circuit, and to have our brand connected to the incredible history of Daytona,” said Kelly McAndrew, Chairman of AM Technical Solutions. “Daytona provides an enormous challenge for drivers, and we know Austin will be prepared to compete at a high level.”

Among Self’s family of supporters at Daytona on Friday will be a special guest of honor.

Todd Fringer served as a Scout Platoon Sergeant with the 82nd airborne division in the Gulf War, and suffered a severe spinal cord injury. The story of how Fringer overcame the injury to push far beyond the life limitations doctors envisioned for him because of it continues to inspire.

Tune into Fox Sports 1 Friday February 19th @ 7:30PM eastern standard time Or MRN Radio to listen live.

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AM Racing Forms Truck Team

AM Racing Forms Truck Team, an Interview with Owner, Tim Self

Mooresville, NC — AM Racing announced its formation of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series organization. Led by owner Tim Self, AM Racing will field the No. 22 Toyota in the Camping World Truck Series for the full 2016 campaign kicking off at Daytona International Speedway in February.

“This is an extremely interesting and exciting project for us and all of our partners,” said Tim Self. “We will be working hard to establish AM Racing as a leader in the NASCAR Truck Series and add an energizing dynamic to the brands of our partners. I have a vision of how I want to build this race program and all of the pieces are coming together pretty quick. We will be well prepared for the season when we show up in Daytona. We are committed to one full time truck already and expect to announce a second one in the near future.”

Self_DMWTAM Racing will field Toyota Tundras in the 2016 season having partnered with Toyota Racing Development (TRD). The team has also entered into an agreement with Championship winning Triad Racing Technologies as their engine supplier.

“We are grateful to have Toyota as our principal racing technology partner,” added Self. “Direct access to Triad Racing Technologies and Toyota Racing Development products and services sharply ramps our performance curve. Integration of AMTS Engineering and project tools into our program model will hopefully give us a performance advantage both on and off the race track.”

AM-Racing-LoogSelf, a successful entrepreneur, founded AM Technical Solutions in 1994 to provide Engineering and other Technical Services to advanced technology Industries including Semiconductor and Life Sciences. Mr. Self’s technology industry experience spans 25 years, and he has extensive expertise in process systems and project management. He has published a number of articles on the design and installation of process systems and has held memberships in the Institute of Environmental Sciences, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and owns Central Texas Speedway in Kyle, Texas.

“We have developed highly efficient project delivery models from many years of experience and expect to bring effective operational Solutions to the racing industry,” concluded Tim.

AM Racing will be making a driver and sponsor announcements in the very near future. The organization is also looking to expand with the second truck for the 2016.

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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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AWS Post Race Report: Salem Fall Classic

DMWT_ShortTrackSpotlight (Mooresville, NC, September 21, 2015–)  Salem Speedway located in Salem, Indiana is one of the most unpredictable races on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule and Saturday evening proved to be no different.

Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No. 98 AM Technical Solutions Ford raced in the top-10 all evening and raced as high as fourth in the running order just after halfway. The second year driver was pacing himself for the final 50 laps. Unfortunately, Self had a clutch issue under a late caution and lost three laps during the process. The 19-year-old would finish in the 16th position.

98OnTrack_ShortTrackSpotlight“It was a different Salem race than I’ve ever been part of,” Self explained. “We only had four tires to utilize during the race so we really just conserved our stuff until we were able to pit.”

“We had a car that could have won the race, unfortunately we had a problem with the clutch under caution and lost a few laps.”

It’s frustrating to have these little problems happen because our team and sponsors put so much time and effort into the Series. We have two races left and I really want to get everyone back to victory lane. Expect us to be factors in the final two races for the win.”

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With two races remaining in the 2015 ARCA season Self sits fourth in championship points 350 behind leader Grant Enfinger.

It’s a short turnaround for the ARCA Racing Series, Tuesday the MMM team will test at the Kentucky Speedway in preparation for Friday evenings Crosley Brands 150.

The ARCA Racing Series will be back in action Friday evening September 25that the Kentucky Speedway for the Crosley Brands 150. The race will be live on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 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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ACE Asphalt Joins the AWS Racing Team For Remainder of ARCA Season

Texas Company, ACE Asphalt, Becomes a Figurative Rally Cap as They Join the AWS Racing Team for the Remainder of the ARCA Racing Season in Pursuit of the Championship

ACE Asphalt_Victory Lane_9_12_15Austin, Texas — Texas companies continue to rally behind young race car driver, Austin Wayne Self. ACE Asphalt, one of the largest road and parking lot construction companies in the country, joined the AWS Racing team for the remainder of the ARCA and Central Texas Speedway race season. Throughout the season, Self and his team made it their goal to help serve Texas businesses by spreading the word about Texas companies during the race season. Since the beginning of the season, Self has acquired over ten Texas-based sponsors that he represents on the track.

ACE Asphalt saw a great potential in joining the AWS Racing team. The young driver is currently third in the running for the ARCA Championship and second for the ARCA Short Track Challenge Championship. With one of his best performing short tracks coming up, the decision was a no brainer,

“ACE Asphalt is proud to partner with Texas Driver, Austin Wayne Self, in pursuit of the ARCA race series Championship. Like Austin, we share a passion for asphalt. So it only makes sense to support a great representative of the racing industry and the great state of Texas.” – Travis Berry, Director of Sales

Travis Berry got it right when he spoke about the pair’s passion for asphalt. When you think about all of the traveling this kid does, tests, practices and races, he probably spends the majority of his time during the season rollin’ and racin’ on asphalt.

ACE Asphalt_LeadingThe company got their first taste of a successful partnership with the AWS Racing team this past weekend at Central Texas Speedway (CTS). Self made the journey back to Texas during his weekend off in the ARCA Series to hop into a late model at his home track, CTS. This was the first race that the AWS crew would be featuring new partner, ACE Asphalt on the hood of their race machine. Self started the late model race in the 4th spot and took his team all the way to Victory Lane!

Victory Lane_CTS_9_12_15“It’s always exciting to gain a new partnership in this sport. It’s even more exciting when we can take those partners to Victory Lane, especially during their first time being featured on the race car! I hope this got ACE Asphalt stoked for the next round. I’d like to keep the momentum going into Salem this weekend and grab two Victories in two different series, two weeks in a row.” – Austin Wayne Self

Self heads to Salem Speedway this weekend for the final short track race of the ARCA season. Self has performed well here in the past and will look to take the ARCA Short Track Challenge Championship by the end of the night at Salem. Follow Austin on facebook, twitter and Instagram for behind the scenes pictures, videos and a chance to win prizes. Visit his website for current news, media galleries, and race results.

 

Austin Wayne Self Heads to Salem, Indiana for the Fall Race at Salem Speedway

Nashville car(Mooresville, N.C.  September 15, 2015-) Austin Wayne Self (AWS) driver of the No. 98 AM Technical Solutions Ford for Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) has excelled on the short tracks in 2015 in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Saturday evening, at the Salem Speedway located in Salem, Indiana marks the 11th and final short track of the 2015 season.

In ten short track races in 2015 Self’s earned one win (Winchester), five top-five finishes and nine top-ten’s.

The Austin, Texas native has shined at the ultra-high banked half-mile track. In four Salem starts Self’s earned three top-fives and four top-ten finishes with a best finish of third last fall.

DuQuoin_7“I really enjoy racing at Salem,” Self stated. “Salem is a track where you have to save your equipment for the long runs. Last year we went 147 laps caution free so you have to have a lot of patience.”

“We have a lot of family and friends who always come to Salem when we race. I hope we can give them something to talk about Saturday night.”

“Our goal from here on out is to win the final three races of the season. These are three different tracks but I know we will have a chance to win all three of them.”

This weekend also marks the final race in the Calypso Lemonade Short Track Challenge for the 2015 season. AWS sits second in points. Self has only finished outside the top-ten on time in 10 prior short track starts in 2015.

Chassis: Self will race chassis No. 588 out of the MMM stable. Self last wheeled the chassis at Berlin Raceway to a 5th place finish. The chassis has five starts in 2015, earning one win, four top-five’s and five top-ten finishes.

DuQuoin_8The Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic from Salem will be made available to fans live on www.arcaracing.com.  The subscription cost for the webcast is just $9.98, in honor of ARCA’s 98th appearance at the track. Fans will be able to place orders for the pay-per-view programming immediately by clicking the Pay Per View button at www.arcaracing.com . The broadcast will be live beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST. ARCA will also have live timing and scoring for all on-track activity presented by AM Technical Solutions and Pirate Energy

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