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Huge Gains For Cunningham Motorsports and AWS Leaving Daytona

Throughout the week in Daytona, Austin Wayne Self experienced the excitement, adrenaline and history of Speedweek! Despite not being able to race, due to ARCA Racing Series’ age restrictions (Self turns 18 on March 5th), at Daytona International Speedway the team made setting and balance gains that will come to surface later in the season. Self was allowed to test on Thursday and was awarded with starting points in order to keep him eligible to compete for the ARCA Championship.

Austin Wayne Self stayed throughout every practice, qualifying and of course the LucasOil 200 ARCA Race at Daytona to support his team. Austin stated, “It is really hard to watch and not be racing. I want to be out there so bad, but I am happy for Tom and Tyler and our whole Cunningham team.”

To maintain points the 22 Cunningham AM Technical Solutions Dodge was piloted by Tyler Reddick who finished P5, right behind teammate Tom Hessert. This team accomplishment proved to be inspiring to AWS who commented, “This is really good for the team and it shows we have the equipment and capabilities to compete with the best.”

Austin now looks forward to his turn behind the wheel. On March 22nd Austin will have the opportunity to put his off-season work to the test and get back on the track in true race form! For updates and news follow Austin Wayne Self on Twitter @AustinWSelf and Facebook.Com/AustinWSelf .

Austin Wayne Self Heads to Daytona International Speedway

The ARCA Racing Series has been racing at Daytona since 1964. The annual event has helped launch the careers of some of the biggest names in the sport, including drivers like 1969 winner Benny Parsons, 1979 winner Kyle Petty and 2004 winner Kyle Busch. This year a new name will debut their first full season of racing- and that name is Austin Wayne Self.


AWS will be piloting the 72 (the 22 will be back in Mobile) Cunningham Motorsports AM Technical Solutions Dodge throughout practice. Due to racing regulations, Austin’s age restricts him from qualifying and running the full race, although his season will kickoff with practice on the legendary racetrack famed for its role in the history of American auto racing. “Obviously we want to be out racing with everyone, but the rule is consistent with the entire field and I understand the policy. I will definitely not be taking it easy in practice though! I am going to put everything I can into turning heads and putting our best foot forward for the 2014 season. Daytona may not be the track that I can take home a win at, but if we can run in the top 10 that will speak volumes to the strength of our team this year.” AWS also added, “I am just thankful for the chance to show everyone how hard we have worked in the off-season, and even practicing at Daytona is a dream come true thanks to AMTS and Cunningham.”

Practice for the Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real at Daytona International Speedway begins Thursday February 13th. The 51st ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Daytona International Speedway has a start time of 4:15 p.m. for Saturday, Feb. 15. The Lucas Oil 200 Presented by American Real MAV TV, will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. You can follow all the action with live updates, photos and videos on Twitter @AustinWSelf and 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!

Follow Austin Wayne Self, the next greatest American racecar driver on his journey from Lone star to NASCAR. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Austin Wayne Self, America’s Most Wanted Young Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Wayne Self has made quite the name for himself on the track, which has become wildly evident through his digital media success. The teen has become a main focus in the world of racing for young adults and pre-teens across the country. His fans haven’t been able to get enough of him and stay updated on his daily life and race day happenings when they can’t be at the track through various social media platforms. Austin gained 150,000 of his biggest fans as followers on his Facebook page in late December of 2013 and has since then continued to grow his digital fan base. Austin’s loyal fans have launched him to the top of the charts when it comes to Americas most popular racecar drivers, in fact, through the growing numbers of fans that follow Austin through social media and come to meet him during race days, it is clear that Austin Wayne Self has become Americas most wanted young driver.

The young driver’s popularity may be due to the way he interacts with his fans. The teen is always sure to get online when he can to post daily updates, activities, or things that he just finds interesting or funny. Austin keeps up with his social media during race weekends so fans that can’t be at his races in persona can get a taste of the action leading up to race time. After he gets behind the wheel of his number 22 Dodge machine his PR team takes over so fans everywhere have their own personal Austin Wayne Self sports report.

This year Austin will be racing in his first full ARCA Racing Series season, continuing his relationship with Cunningham Motorsports. Austin is thankful for all of the support and guidance he receives from his team and sponsors and can’t wait to start the 2014 season in February. With a full season ahead Austin is sure to gain more fans and he will be sure to keep those fans up to speed with more photos, videos and other great posts! Be sure to follow Austin on Twitter and Instagram to receive all of his updates and to say “hi” every once in a while!

 

 

 

 

 

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Driving Towards the Dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin’s journey started when he was 4 years old and received a kart from his dad for his birthday. Austin’s dad had planned to teach his son how to drive as a hobby that the both of them could share as a bonding experience. The two raced together at a local track in San Marcos called Hill Country Kart Club. As Austin gained more experience and won more races, racing quickly became his passion and his talent continued to shine through.

Austin continued his journey and moved onto national karting through competing in the Florida Winter Tour (FWT), WKA Manufacturer’s Cup, Super Nationals in Las Vegas, and many other international karting series. In 2010 Austin won the FWT Championship and finished 3rd in the Super Nationals race in Vegas, the best finish at this event to be accomplished by an American driver. Austin still continues to race karts in order to keep his open wheel skills strong, visiting the GoPro Motorplex in North Carolina where he now resides when he gets the chance. Last year Austin competed in race events along with other NASCAR drivers such as Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin, and Jamie McMurray and earned several top finishes. Though open wheel is where he got his start, Austin’s dream for a Sprint Cup ride kept calling and he had to answer.

In 2010 Austin Wayne Self made the switch from karts to stock cars at age 14. During his first season in a stock car, Austin won 3 TSRS Late Model races and placed 3rd overall in points earning the Rookie of the Year title. After such a successful first season in a late model, Austin became certified as a NASCAR Home Track driver and would race in the Whelen All-American Series.  In 2011 Austin accomplished an unheard of feat when he placed 2nd in the Pro Modified class and less than 30 minutes after finishing that race, jumped into his late model to take the Checkered flag and celebrate his fifteenth birthday in Victory lane.

Over the next two years Austin signed and raced with Sellers Racing competing in 27 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races, a widely regarded top Late Model team in the US, gained valuable experience behind the wheel of a stock car, and received an invitation to compete in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown where Austin took 19th place among Sprint Cup superstars like, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, and Jeff Burton.

In 2013, Self signed with Cunningham Motorsports to run a split K&N Pro East and ARCA Racing Series season. Austin and the Cunningham team turned a lot of heads in the race world in their 6 starts in the ARCA series. They proved that they were a force to be reckoned with through their 5 top 10 finishes in those 6 starts. The team accomplished a 6th place finish in their ARCA Series debut and a second place finish at Winchester behind ARCA veteran Frank Kimmel.

This year Austin and the Cunningham team continue their journey to NASCAR through their first full ARCA Racing Series season. This year Austin and his team will compete for Rookie of the year as well as for the ARCA Championship. After their successful results in their 2013 season, the team has no doubt that the Championship is within their reach. Self is excited to continue his relationship with the team that he has grown so much with and can’t wait to help them bring home some hardware. Austin will also compete in the CRA Series as well as continue to travel back home to Texas for Whelen All-American races held at his home track, Central Texas Speedway. The 2014 season will be one of the most significant milestones in Austin’s trip down the road to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  With a full season of ARCA and scheduled appearances in the CRA and Whelen All-American series, it’s sure to be an exciting year for the young driver.

Be sure to follow Austin through his social media channels to get updates and to stay in touch with him by saying “hi” now and then. Fans can find Austin’s race schedule here as well as find which ARCA races will be televised. Race day updates will be posted through Facebook and Twitter during Austin’s races. Don’t miss out on this talented driver’s journey to NASCAR.