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

“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!

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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

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