(Mooresville, NC, July 27, 2015–) Austin Wayne Self, driver of AM Technical Solutions No. 98 for Mason Mitchell Motorsports used a late race surge Friday evening to earn his ninth top-10 of the 2015 ARCA Racing Series season.
The 2014 Scott Rookie of The year was able to pass Chase Briscoe on the final lap to secure the ninth position at the checkered flag.
“I think we all were a little surprised the final 77 laps went without a caution,” Self stated after the race. “We took two on our pit-stop and expected a caution with 50 to go. Unfortunately, the caution never came. The whole MMM crew did a great job all day adjusting the car and never gave up until the end.”
“I am looking forward to heading back to Pocono on Saturday. We had a great race going in June until a late race incident out us in 15th.”
Early Friday in Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell, Self qualified the No. 98 in the 17th position for the 13th race of the 2015 season.
When the green flag waved Self quickly began moving his way through the field. In only four laps Self moved up four positions into 12th.
AWS continued to race in 12th until lap 60 when leader William Byron put the second year driver one lap down. The evening’s first caution would come out one lap later. Unfortunately the leader put another car one lap down before the caution came out, trapping Self one lap down.
The races final 76 laps would go caution free. Self would pass two cars during the evenings longest run to secure his ninth top-10 of the 2015 season by finishing in the ninth position.
Next up for the ARCA Racing Series is the ModSpace 125 at the Pocono Raceway Saturday, August 2nd. The race will be live on Fox Sports 2 beginning at 3:15 p.m. ET. ARCA will also have live timing and scoring for all on-track activity courtesy of arcaracing.com