July 2015 – Austin Wayne Self
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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.

Austin Wayne Self Rally’s Late for Top-10 Finish at Lucas Oil Raceway

(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.

new2“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.

Shortly after halfway Self slotted himself in the free pass position when the caution waved for the 42 of Bo LeMastus. Self would receive the free pass and would be back onnew the lead lap.

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

Austin Wayne Self Adds Another Texas Company to His Race Team Partnerships

Pocono_TXHSFBRacecar driver and Texas native, Austin Wayne Self is proud to announce a new partnership with another local Texas brand, Texas Tea®. Texas Tea® joined up with the young driver just before his race at Pocono. They were featured on Self’s 98 AM Technical Solutions car and will continue to have a presence throughout the race season. Self was particularly excited about this new partnership because he’s been a fan of Texas Tea® for years. He stated that he couldn’t wait to share the different flavors with his team members at the shop and try new flavors himself.

“My family and I have been fans of Texas Tea® for a few years now. We tried it for the first time at a TCU football game, where they had special edition bottles with Jerry Hughes and RG3, 2 owners of Texas Tea®, on the label. Since moving to North Carolina to be closer to the shop and my team, it’s been really important to me to stay close to my roots. I’ll always be a Texan no matter where I am and partnering with companies like Texas Tea® helps me remember that. We already drink a lot of sweet tea around the shop, now we have the best Texas Tea®. I bet we set records!” – Austin Wayne Self

AUstin_TXTeaTexas Tea® is an all natural blend of Organic, Fair Trade white, green, or black tea with local Texas ingredients such as Nacogdoches blueberries, Poteet strawberries, Fredericksburg peaches, Austin Goodflow Honey and more. Each flavor represents a city in Texas famous for a certain type of fresh produce.

Since its inception in 2009, Texas Tea® has gained the support of Texas native NCAA football stars Jerry Hughes, Robert Griffin III and Brian Orakpo, who now play in the NFL! Austin Wayne Self will be the first race car driver to join the effort in raising awareness about Texas Tea® and while he hasn’t reached NASCAR yet, his fan base is the largest in his series.

Texas Tea® is now growing outside of Texas adding distributors and retailers such as Sprouts, Target and Walmart. By featuring DSC02391Texas Tea® on the 98 AM Technical Solutions machine and sharing his love for the tea brand, Self hopes to raise awareness on the east coast of Texas Tea®. His fan base back in Texas is sure to hear about it also.

Texas Tea® is one of five Texas based companies to join Self during his 2015 campaign. The young driver is spreading the word about unique and innovative companies that are expanding out of his home state. You can join him and Texas Tea® on their 2015 season adventures by following Austin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And don’t forget to stop by the Texas Tea® website to learn more about their awesome flavors and to order your own custom case!

 

Follow Austin Wayne Self on facebook: www.facebook.com/AustinWSelf and twiiter @AustinWSelf for race updates, behind the scenes pictures and photos and information about contests and giveaways.

Austin Wayne Self Brings TexasHSFootball.com to the Team in a New Multi-Year Partnership Designed to Support Texas Athletes and Bring Sports Fans Together

Pocono_TXHSFB Mooresville, NC (July 2, 2015) — TexasHSFootball.com and Sports Marketing Experts joined Austin Wayne Self in a multi-year partnership designating the website as AWS Racing’s “Official Football News and Update Outlet”. ARCA driver, Austin Wayne Self, has spent time with TexasHSFootball.com CEO, Ronald Oswalt during race days at Central Texas Speedway where Oswalt interviewed Self several times before and after his races. AWS Racing is proud to support this Texas company and knows that the website will become a fan favorite of other football lovers among his fan base.

TexasHSFootball.com and Sports Marketing Experts made the decision to invest in becoming a sponsor of Self’s 98 machine in order to align themselves with the “Support Texas Athletes” campaign. Self’s hometown is Austin, TX. He is the only driver in the ARCA Racing Series from the Lone Star State and has made a point to represent his home state in any way that he can. Self and his team saw a partnership with TexasHSFootball.com as another opportunity for the young driver to connect with his fans. He too is a self-declared football fan and knows that many of his fans are also football fanatics.

xlarge-660x400“We hope to spread the word about TexasHSFootball.com throughout the remainder of this ARCA Race season. They will be present on the 98 machine, gaining at-track and national impressions during televised races. The website is my one-stop-shop for keeping up with everything Texas football related. From high school team news to individual Texas athlete updates, TexasHSFootball.com gives me all the information I would miss while I’m away. I really like reading about high school players signing with different colleges and following them throughout their careers when the season starts back up! I know my fans will appreciate everything they can find on the site too.” – AWS

TXHSFB_LogoAbout Sports Marketing Experts: Sports Marketing Experts specializes in the creation, development and execution of innovative and highly impactful marketing programs for its clients and sports properties. Other expertise includes creative, marketing and communication plans, production of major events, concerts and multi-cultural events, publicity and promotional events.

About TexasHSFootball.com: Since 2001 the mission of TexasHSFootball.com has been to provide Texas High School football fans with comprehensive coverage of their favorite sport and favorite teams across the state. The site combines a need for both the fan and the advertiser.

Follow Austin Wayne Self on Facebook, Twitter and on his website, www.awsracing.com for current news, behind the scenes photos, video and updates and for information about contests and giveaways. Find out where Austin and TexasHSFootball.com will be appearing next! Don’t forget to follow TexasHSFootball.com on Facebook and Twitter too for all of your football updates.

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Race On Texas Joins in Supporting Texas Native Race Car Driver, Austin Wayne Self Following His Victory at Winchester Speedway

Race On Texas Joins In Supporting Texas Native Race Car Driver, Austin Wayne Self Following His Victory at Winchester Speedway

xlarge-660x400RaceOnTexas.com has joined in supporting Austinite/race car driver, Austin Wayne Self, for the remainder of the 2015 ARCA Racing Series race season and they couldn’t have picked a better time to do it. Self is coming off of his first ARCA career Win where he took all of his Texas-based sponsors and partners into the Victory Lane spotlight. The young driver has made a point of promoting Texas-based companies this year and is proud to add RaceOnTexas.com, a full service media organization dedicated to covering Texas short track racing, to his group of home state partners.

Self started his racing career competing at local tracks in Austin and surrounding cities. He began racing Karts at the age of five years old. After a successful Karting career winning several WKA National, WKA Grand National, TAG World and Iron Rock Grand Prix Championships around the U.S., Self graduated to Stock Car racing and returned home to Austin to ready himself for the next level of racing. At the age of 14 Self competed in his first stock car series in a Pro Late Model. blue-kart-WEBHe competed in two full seasons at Central Texas Speedway before signing with a nationally recognized team and moving up into national races. Now Self is competing in his first full ARCA Racing Series season. In 2014 Self was crowned ARCA SCOTT Rookie of the Year and is currently in the running for the 2015 ARCA Championship. When asked about the importance of teaming up with RaceOnTexas.com Self said,

“I get a lot of questions from fans about ways that they can get involved in racing. They love watching races, love cars and love to go fast so getting themselves into the seat and getting track time is a real goal for them. When you look back at my racing career history you’ll see that both my karting and stock car careers began at local racetracks. Instead of jumping in the truck or mini van to go to soccer games, we were driving to Central Texas Speedway, Iron Rock Raceway and other tracks nearby. Keeping these local tracks in the interest of fans is so important to the sport. I truly believe that without them (local tracks), I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am now. Sites like RaceOnTexas.com are so important because they keep local tracks and drivers in the spotlight. They keep the sport alive, giving other young drivers like me a chance to compete and hone their skills. Everyone has to start somewhere. That’s why I’m so excited about partnering with these guys. They’re passionate and they’re making a difference in the Auto Racing world!”

RaceOnTexas_LogoAbout RaceOnTexas.com:
They are dedicated to covering Texas short track racing, from dirt to asphalt and everything in between. Their interests are geared towards fans, drivers and anyone who loves racing in the great state of Texas. They provide news, information, results, videos and photos for Texas race fans and are always striving to promote Texas racing in a creative and innovative way.

“RaceOnTexas.com is excited to partner with Austin Wayne Self. We are pairing the best racing website in Texas, with the best racer in the state. It just makes sense to showcase our website on his car.. It’s a great opportunity. We know the talent Austin has and look forward to the exposure his driving abilities will bring our brand. RaceOnTexas.com is a website dedicated to short track racing videos and live race broadcasts. Covering asphalt and dirt track racing across the state.”
Chris David- Editor In Chief

With local tracks like San Antonio Speedway and Houston Motorsports Park’s oval track closing their doors it’s crucial now more than ever to keep local tracks up and running, that means getting people excited and through the doors for race events. Texas could be the home of the next Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon or Joey Logano but every driver has to start somewhere. Support your local short tracks to keep racing alive in Texas!

Visit RaceOnTexas.com for the latest news in Texas Racing!