Austin Wayne Self overcame obstacles, tackled the odds and fought adversity to nail down a top 10 finish in his first ever dirt track race in the ARCA series. Austin Wayne Self also earned himself a more than comfortable lead in the race for the 2014 ARCA Rookie of the Year title.
“It’s cool to be so close to locking up the Scott Rookie of the Year Challenge- being rookie of the year would be a great honor and our team has worked really hard for this one!” -AWS
After hitting the wall during practice the 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge Team had to rally to prep a new car for the race. The odds proved to be in their favor and after starting 22nd the 22 car raced its way around the slick dirt track and came home with a top 10 finish.
“We struggled with getting the car back on track, we worked so hard to get back out there it looked like it was going to be an uphill battle, but once we got out there I had a blast! I really like that style of racing, dirt track racing just feels good and when I got the hang of it – it was so fun!” – AWS
This weekend the ARCA series will race into Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin for 200 laps on the ½ mile paved oval.
“I’m really excited to get to another short track. Both our second place finishes we’ve scored our best this season. We have confidence stepping onto the track and that’s what you’re going to see. We will be a factor in this race.” -AWS
The race will air Live on CBS Sports at 3:00pm Eastern. For live race weekend updates and for behind the scenes photos check out the Austin Wayne Self Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf and follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/AustinWSelf