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POWER OF TEXAS TEAMWORK ON DISPLAY IN NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AM RACING AND GO TEXAN

AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 28, 2016) –  The power of Texas teamwork is on display again as AM Racing has partnered with The Texas Department of Agriculture for the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the team announced on Thursday.

AWS12AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self will promote the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN campaign. AM Racing is a Texas-based company and Self, 19, a Rookie of the Year candidate who finished second in ARCA Series competition in ’15, is an Austin native who exemplifies what pride in the Lone Star State is all about.

“I’m excited and thankful to have The Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN campaign on board our No. 22 Toyota Tundra this season, and know they’ll be a valuable member of the AM Racing family,” Self said. “I’m a big supporter of Texas-made products and believe strong teamwork drives success, and that’s what GO TEXAN represents. I look forward to working with them in 2016.”

The GO TEXAN campaign, with its signature logo in the shape of Texas, is designed to encourage consumers around the world, including brand-loyal NASCAR fans, to seek and purchase Texas-made products. GO TEXAN membership shines a marketing spotlight on businesses based in the Lone Star State by affording them exclusive branding and networking opportunities with other member companies.

“We’re so excited for our GO TEXAN program to partner with AM Racing to spread the word about Texas agriculture and the many wonderful products that are made right here in the Lone Star State,” Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said. “GO TEXAN and AM Racing both have roots that run deep in Texas, so it was a natural fit for GO TEXAN to hop on board with AM Racing to promote the best of Texas and the many businesses that call our great state home. Texans have an incredible sense of pride for our state and our heritage, and I’m excited for NASCAR and AM Racing fans all across the country to discover why they should GO TEXAN.”

The GO TEXAN initiative began in 1999 with a focus on Texas agricultural products. The program later expanded to include shrimp and Texas wine, and now features Texas-made products of all kinds.

AM Racing makes its foray into NCWTS competition this season with strong early support from a rapidly-expanding family of Texas-based partners, including AM Technical Solutions, Louie Mueller Barbecue, Texas Tea and the Don’t mess with Texas litter-prevention awareness campaign.

Look for the iconic GO TEXAN logo at the track and during televised coverage of NCWTS events this season on FS1.

Follow AM Racing at www.amracing.com . More information about GO TEXAN is available at www.gotexan.org .

AM TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS AND FAMILY OF TEXAS PARTNERS TO SUPPORT AUSTIN WAYNE SELF IN NCWTS

Austin Wayne Self roars into his rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016 with strong support from a circle of Texas-based companies led by AM Technical Solutions, who announced their return as a primary sponsor for Self.

Austin-based AM Technical Solutions (AMTS), a leading construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for high-tech markets, has been a primary partner of Texas native Self’s for five seasons, including his Rookie of the Year campaign in the ARCA Racing Series in 2014 and his runner-up finish in the ARCA championship points standings (including a win at Winchester) last season.

AWS“We’re excited to continue our support of Austin as he competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016,” said Kelly McAndrew, Chairman of AM Technical Solutions. “Austin’s work ethic and dedication to his racing career are a perfect fit with our company values. We’ve witnessed his continued improvement and success as a driver, and he’s become part of the AMTS family. We believe our partnership with Austin in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will provide a great platform for additional brand exposure for AMTS, especially as Austin battles for Rookie of the Year status in the No. 22 Toyota Tundra. We can’t wait to get started.”

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 the NCWTS,” Self said. “I’m thankful for the amazing support they continue to provide. They are a key reason I’ve been able to pursue my dream of racing in the upper levels of NASCAR. Our team and I are committed to doing everything it takes to make AMTS, and all of our fans and partners in the great state of Texas, proud this season.”

Don’t mess with Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation’s acclaimed longtime litter-prevention campaign, will again be supporting Self this season. The campaign will maintain branding presence on Self’s truck and fire suit, and the iconic red, white and blue Don’t mess with Texas trash can will be at the track with the AM Racing team.

“I’m a big believer in litter-prevention, and Don’t mess with Texas has done an incredible job of raising awareness about the cost of littering and importance of keeping the great state of Texas clean,” said Self.

Other partners that will return to support Self this season are Texas Tea, Texas Made, AVIS Rental Car, Hoosier Scale, Ultra One Clean, Beanitos Chips, and ACE Asphalt.

ModSpace125 Event Preview

(Mooresville, N.C. July 28, 2015-) With a ninth place finish last weekend at the Lucas Oil Raceway, Austin Wayne Self (AWS) driver of the AM Technical Solutions No. 98 earned his ninth top-10 finish of the 2015 season and tied his longest streak of consecutive top-10’s of the 2015 season (3). Now AWS and Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) turn their attention to the 2.5 mile, three-turn Pocono Raceway located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards visited the “Tricky Triangle” six weeks ago. The track has remained the same, the distance has not. The June race was a 200 mile, 80 lap ra11143177_10154060739643222_2099727879382263224_nce. This weekend’s race is a 125 mile, 50 lap sprint which will change the strategy for the teams.
Self was battling for a top-5 finish in June before a broken control arm sent the 19-year-old into the wall with three laps remaining, relegating him to a 15th place finish.

“The August race is very different than the June race,” Self added. “The June race you can pace yourself and take your time. The August race is a full on sprint and you have to race 100% every lap.”
“This race always seems to come down to fuel-mileage and strategy at the end of the race. The team who has no problems and plays the strategy right seems to end up in victory lane here.”

“MMM’s enjoyed success at Pocono, I know we will have a great car and a chance for the victory come Saturday.”
With seven races remaining in 2015, AWS still remains in the championship fight sitting third in ARCA drivers’ championship trailing leader Grant Enfinger by 160 points.
Chassis: Self will be back behind the wheel of chassis No. 593. AWS raced chassis No. 593 last month at the Chicagoland Speedway to a 12th place finish. Chassis 593 has five prior starts with one win, four top-5 finishes and six top-10’s.

AWS at Pocono: Self has three prior starts at the Pocono Raceway, earning one top-10 finish last August when he finished 8th. The second year driver has an average finish of 15.7 at the “Tricky Triangle.”
The ModSpace 125 at the Pocono Raceway will be live on Fox Sports 2 beginning Saturday, August 2nd beginning at 3:15p.m. EST Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring presented by Pirate Energy and AM Technical Solutions for all on-track activity.
Follow MMM on Social Media: To keep up-to-date with the latest, news, information and race updates, follow MMM racing’s twitter page @MMM_Race and “like” their facebook page at Mason Mitchell Motorsports. Also, follow Austin on his personal Twitter page at @AustinWSelf

Austin Wayne Self No. 98 AM Technical Solutions ModSpace125 Event Preview

aws(Mooresville, N.C.  July 28, 2015-) With a ninth place finish last weekend at the Lucas Oil Raceway, Austin Wayne Self (AWS) driver of the AM Technical Solutions No. 98 earned his ninth top-10 finish of the 2015 season and tied his longest streak of consecutive top-10’s of the 2015 season (3). Now AWS and Mason Mitchell Motorsports (MMM) turn their attention to the 2.5 mile, three-turn Pocono Raceway located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards visited the “Tricky Triangle” six weeks ago. The track has remained the same, the distance has not. The June race was a 200 mile, 80 lap race. This weekend’s race is a 125 mile, 50 lap sprint which will change the strategy for the teams.

“The August race is very different than the June race,” Self added. “The June race you can pace yourself and take your time. The August race is a full on sprint and you have to race 100% every lap.”

“This race always seems to come down to fuel-mileage and strategy at the end of the race. The team who has no problems and plays the strategy right seems to end up in victory lane here.”

“MMM’s enjoyed success at Pocono, I know we will have a great car and a chance for the victory come Saturday.”

With seven races remaining in 2015, AWS still remains in the championship fight sitting third in ARCA drivers’ championship trailing leader Grant Enfinger by 160 points.

Chassis: Self will be back behind the wheel of chassis No. 593. AWS raced chassis No. 593 last month at the Chicagoland Speedway to a 12th place finish. Chassis 593 has five prior starts with oneaws2 win, four top-5 finishes and six top-10’s.

AWS at Pocono: Self has three prior starts at the Pocono Raceway, earning one top-10 finish last August when he finished 8th. The second year driver has an average finish of 15.7 at the “Tricky Triangle.”

The ModSpace 125 at the Pocono Raceway will be live on Fox Sports 2 beginning Saturday, August 2nd beginning at 3:15p.m. EST Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring presented by Pirate Energy and AM Technical Solutions for all on-track activity.

Self Takes the Checkered at His Home Track!

Austin Wayne Self Wins 10-18-14The ARCA Racing Series off-season is in full effect but that doesn’t mean that Austin Wayne Self (AWS) will keep out of the fast lane until the 2015 season begins. The young driver can’t risk getting rusty with such an important year coming up that could very well define the tone of the rest of his racing career. Self’s first opportunity to get back in the seat was over this past weekend at Central Texas Speedway, his home track in TX. Self was glad to be back with his CTS team. They had come extremely close to grabbing the first place finish in September, a huge accomplishment due to the rebuild the team has experienced this season.

The 22 team at CTS experienced some changes half way through the season, shifting their focus to gaining more experience and developing their team. Crew chief, Matt Maynard stated, “We (the 22 team) have been very fortunate to be working with people like the James family and David Pletcher of DLP Motorsports. They’ve not only helped our on-track performance, but they’ve helped improve our team development as well.”

Self qualified in the 3rd position for the start of the feature race. With a packed house (there wasn’t an empty seat in the place), Self was ready to put on a show for all the fans that came out for some awesome racing action. Self took close to 20 laps before taking the lead in the 50 lap race. Self led the last laps of the race but not without a challenge. Another driver followed closely behind, nipping at Self’s heals. Self was able to hold him off long enough to take the checkered and celebrate with his friends, family and team.

“Derek Scott put up a good race at the beginning. Terry and Colt James and my Crew Chief, Matt Maynard gave me a really great car that was consistent in the long green runs. I was really excited to bring the #22 AMTS, KVET Dodge to Victory Lane!” – AWS

View video clip from Austin’s race here: Race Clip by Austin Wayne Self.

The team described the win as a huge milestone after working so hard throughout the season. It was sometimes difficult for the team to get the practice they needed due to Self’s busy ARCA schedule. The ARCA off-season offered them the opportunity to get in a little extra work with the car and driver. After this win, the team is looking forward to giving it everything they’ve got for the CTS season finale in November.

Self has more races coming up this off-season. Stay tuned for race event announcements and results. Be sure to follow Austin Wayne Self on Facebook and Twitter for behind the scenes pictures and videos.

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Austin Wayne Self to carry Scott Rookie In Car Camera for Remainder of the 2014 Season on Fox Sports 1 Starting at Pocono

Austin Wayne Self has been slotted to carry the Scott Rookie in car camera, for the remainder of the ARCA Racing Series broadcast races on Fox Sports 1.  As Austin Wayne Self approaches Pocono, he is excited to give the fans at home an in car perspective at his race effort.

Austin Wayne Self stated, “I am really excited about this opportunity. The exposure for our 22 AM Cunningham Motorsports Dodge team is great and it will really highlight how hard our entire team at Cunningham works to put a fast car on the track every single weekend. The Scott Rookie in Car Camera is also a great way to bring attention to the rookie drivers in the ARCA series, and discuss the great racing that we bring to the field our attention is now focused towards having a good run at Pocono.”

Pocono, known as the ‘Tricky Triangle’, is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond. The asphalt 2.5 mile speedway is a gem in the racing circuit and unique oddity that has produced some of the best final finishes in racing.

Austin commented, “I am really looking forward to Pocono. We are also hosting some of our AM Technical Solutions team at the track and I really want to have a good showing for them. Cunningham has proven they are very successful at Pocono and I want to put the car in a position to win. I am really going to aim for strong qualifying, and good stops. We are going to have to adapt to a new track and that could prove to be a challenge but I am up for it!”

Chad Bryant, crew chief on the 22 Am Dodge commented, “The test was really good at Pocono on Wednesday.  We have really high expectations for the race.  Our main objective for the race is to complete every lap and contend for the win.  That is all we can ask for right now because we have had a lot of bad luck the last couple of weeks.  This team is getting stronger every week and our performance Wednesday showed that.”

The next race to be broadcast on television will be from Pocono with the following air dates all Eastern Time on FS1 & FS2: 1) Sat 06/07/2014 01:00 PM FS1, 2) Sat 06/07/2014 07:00 PM FS2 3) Mon 06/09/2014 10:00 AM FS1 4) Fri 06/13/2014 05:00 PM FS1

ARCA Rookie Points Leader Focuses on Toledo Speedway!

On May 18th Austin Wayne Self and the 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge will steer their way into Ohio for the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway. At Talladega, Austin Wayne Self made a remarkable impression for his first Superspeedway start. AWS finished third and captured P1 in Rookie of the Year standings as well as a 7th in overall points standings. This momentum will be a valuable asset as the teams now approach Toledo.

“I am really focused towards Toledo. We are going to be really fast, and I am putting attention towards our qualifying run. Toledo is a fast, fun track. The long sweeping turns make for good side by side racing, it’s fun to make passes off the turns, I come from a short track racing background and I feel confident at Toledo Speedway.”-AWS

In 2013 Austin Wayne Self actually made his ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo Speedway with a P6 finish after starting 10th. Looking back to 2013 of his 6 ARCA racing series starts Austin Wayne Self finished within the top 10, 5 times. Looking at 2014, in only three starts Austin Wayne Self has racked up 2, top 5 finishes. If he finishes within the top 5 at Toledo Speedway, he will have earned his 3rd consecutive top 5 finish. For the past 5 years, the 22 car has finished within the top 10 at Toledo Speedway, this year Austin Wayne Self could drive into the 6th consecutive top 10 finish for the double deuces.

Earlier in the week Austin Wayne Self and the entire Cunningham team spent time testing at Toledo to prepare for this weekend’s race, despite rain throughout the practice session Austin was able to gain a reintroduction to the track.

“We are definitely focusing on everything being in place for this race, tire conservation, stops, adjustments, and even communication are all aspects of development and focus for our team.”-AWS

The half mile asphalt oval of Toledo Speedway encourages cage to cage racing on the 12 degrees of banking. This exciting short track is a gem on the ARCA series schedule. This style of racing exhibits Austin Wayne Self’s best driving characteristics and it is sure to be an exciting race.

“I am ready to get out there and race, we have such a solid momentum going and the entire team is ready to battle it out on the short track!”

The weekend’s activities include two ARCA Racing Series practice sessions Saturday, May 17 from 11:45-12:30 and 1-1:45, with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 3:30. The Menards 200 is Sunday at 2, with an autograph session from noon to 1. Pre-race and driver introductions follow the autograph session.

The Menards 200 is live on FOX Sports 1.

From Indiana to Alabama! It’s Dega Baby!

On April 27th Austin Wayne Self left Salem Indiana with a P4 finish as well as the Scott Rookie of the Race Award. AWS battled fiercely in front of nearly 50 family members in his Hoosier Scale Dodge. “It felt good to have such a solid race especially in front of family and friends.”

At 30 laps in AWS suffered damage to the fender and fought to maintain track position. At 3 laps to go the team made a risky decision to bring the 22 Hoosier Scale Dodge down pit road. The gamble paid off and in the final laps Austin passed 4 cars on the green-white checker run securing a P4 finish for the day. The team was ecstatic with Austin’s performance and perseverance throughout the day.

Looking forward Austin is now ready to conquer Talladega! “After such a good run at Salem, I know it can only get better at Talladega!” The 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge backed by Cunningham Racing will begin the journey to Talladega on Thursday where Austin will tour AIDB and Friday be apart of the Race Fever event at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. For more information visit www.RaceFever.org.

“I have been looking forward to this race from the start of the season.” –AWS

On May 3rd Austin Wayne Self will be racing one of the most exciting tracks on the 2014 ARCA series schedule. TALLADEGA is not a track but a culture, a resounding piece of auto-racing history that boasts a dangerously exciting race every year. “Man, I am so ready to race here in Talladega.” –AWS. The ARCA race in Talladega has seen young guns like Ty Dillon (grandson of Talladega all-time winning team owner Richard Childress) go to Victory Lane as well as veterans like Frank Kimmel, the series’ 10-time Champion who outduelled the field last year. Talladega is a name maker, when you win at Talladega you become a household name and Austin Wayne Self is ready to take over Talladega, and head on down to Sweet Home Alabama!

“Winning at Talladega would be huge. Our entire Cunningham AM Technical Solutions team has worked really hard to put a great car on the asphalt for this race.”

Talladega has been endearingly coined as the big one, and Austin Wayne Self has his sights set high towards a big win here!

For updates follow Austin on twitter @AustinWSelf and on Facebook.com/AustinWSelf .

The 22 Car of Austin Wayne Self has a lot in store for Salem Speedway!

“I am ready to get back in the saddle in Indiana!”-AWS

The 22 AM Technical Solutions Cunningham Motorsports Dodge will be adding a partner to their Salem, Indiana effort- just in time for Austin to race in front of his second hometown!

Austin Wayne Self would like to welcome the Hoosier Scale Company LLC to the race team. “I am really excited to have the Hoosier Scale Company on board. Their business is based in Mooresville, Indiana and their participation in our program at a track near their business really shows their involvement in local racing and their support. I want to put this car in victory lane and take home a win for them.”-AWS

Austin Wayne Self is returning to Indiana, a state where his family roots run deep! Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana is a second home to Austin Wayne Self and he looks forward to racing in front of his friends and family. “The race will be like a family reunion, we have so many people coming I really want to have a solid race.”-AWS. The 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge is coming off a P12 finish at Mobile and the team feels that raising expectations will only improve performance. “I am ready to get out and race, we want to race for points and win. I want to move up on the charts and show everyone how hard we have been working.”-AWS

Despite being born and raised in Austin, Texas; Austin Wayne Self considers Indiana a home away from home. Throughout the year Austin spends much of his time in between races only minutes away from the Salem Speedway in the small town of French Lick Indiana. Much of Austin’s family currently resides in the Southern Indiana area, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins- they will all be out to show support for the 22 car!

For over 65 years Salem Speedway has enjoyed the recognition of being one of the most unique and renowned race tracks in America. The .5-mile oval that features imposing 33-degree banks was built strictly for speed. “This is the most unique short track I’ve ever been on, it’s really fast and really rough, I qualified second here last year, so it’s a good track for me.” -AWS

With family in the stands, and a house full of support Austin Wayne Self is putting an immense focus towards this race. “Salem is a track that tests your driving we are making sure that everyone on the team is giving 100 percent towards the end goal.” –AWS

In recent years drivers such as Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, and Joey Logano have tested their skills on the Salem oval. Now it is Austin Wayne Self’s turn to wheel his 22 AMTS Cunningham Dodge around Salem Speedway on April 27th .

“I want a win, and this would be a great place for us to get one.” –AWS

For updates follow Austin on twitter @AustinWSelf and on Facebook.com/AustinWSelf .

AM Technical Solutions to Renew Sponsorship Through 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM Technical Solutions has announced that they will continue their relationship with Austin Wayne Self over the next three years. Tim Glasson, AMTS VP of Corporate Development said, “We are excited to announce our continued sponsorship of Austin Wayne Self. In the past he has represented AMTS with dignity, sportsmanship and incredible talent. We look forward to seeing what Austin will do in the 2014 season.” The renewed relationship between AMTS and Austin Wayne Self will drive the team towards a new level of racing, expanded fanship and the fulfillment of Austin’s potential as the next greatest American racecar driver.

In 2013 Austin gained experience towards pursuing his dream of premiere motorsports racing that would prepare him for the next step in 2014. From Texas to North Carolina, and across the United States, Austin Wayne Self was given the opportunity to race with America’s most talented drivers. With the support of AMTS, Austin was able to dominantly compete in the most competitive circuits of racing across the nation. When asked about his feelings on the sponsorship renewal Austin Wayne Self said, “I am so thankful for our relationship with AMTS. They allowed me to pursue my dreams in racing which is something not everyone gets to say. I couldn’t imagine a greater sponsor and I will never take this kind of support for granted. We make a great team!”

Austin showed tremendous growth which earned him impressive results within the past year. His talent rivaled veterans of the sport. In 24 races he achieved 10 top 5 finishes and 14 top 10 finishes with starts in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, NASCAR K&N Pro East, ARCA Menards Series, ARCA CRA Series and the SuperNational Karting Series.

“Our goal for 2013 was to gain track time, we did that and so much more. We proved at Winchester with a second place finish that we are a strong team and capable of championship contention in 2014. Since this will be our first full ARCA season that’s now the goal for 2014. We want to run consistently and not just aim for Rookie awards, but be a top contender for the championship.”- AWS

Austin Wayne Self Racing is developing an iconic athlete, brand and following which will continue to grow thanks to the support of AM Technical Solutions.

Read more about Austin at amts.com!

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