August 2016 – Austin Wayne Self
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Post Michigan Review

michiganAustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

 

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Michigan International Speedway – Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard

Season Race No.: 14 of 23

AWS Michigan Results:

  • Started: 24th
  • Finished: 16th
  • Laps: 100 of 100
  • Driver Point Standings: 16th
  • Owner Point Standings: 24th

 

Michigan International Speedway Race Notes:aws13

Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota, finished 16th in Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) campaign at Michigan International Speedway, giving the rookie driver his seventh top-20 finish of the season.

After starting 24th, AWS paced himself early – tucking into the lead draft at the onset of the 100-lap event on Michigan’s 2-mile surface.  Riding most of the race comfortably inside the top-20, Self, began his ascent towards the front by the midway point cracking the top-10 inside the final 20-laps.  Moving up to eighth and eyeing a career best finish, Self-restarted from the fourth row on the final restart of the race.  After a long caution, Self would get a strong jump, entering turns one and two clean, Self would race hard down the backstretch until getting washed up the race track in turn three with less than five laps remaining.  Keeping his Tundra off the outside wall, Self would regain his composure despite losing valuable track position and finishing 16th.

Michigan International Speedway Post Race Quote:

“We had a strong Toyota all day long and were there at the end.  I just lost the nose of the truck going into turn 3 on that final restart – costing us a solid finish.  It was a disappointing finish despite a really solid day.”    -Austin Wayne Self

Last Race: Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway

Next Race

Next up on the NCWTS schedule is race No. 15 of 23 – The Chevrolet Silverado 200 from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday, September 4 at 2:30 P.M. All times Eastern Standard Time.

Austin Wayne Self is Off to Michigan International Speedway

Austin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20BMS3

 

2016 NCWTS Stats:

  • 2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 15th
  • Last Race: 21st Place Finish at Bristol
  • Best Finish: 9th at Eldora Speedway
  • Average Finish: 20th
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)AM Technical Solutions Team Notes:Recently announced, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team AM Racing and ARCA Championship team, Win-Tron Racing, have joined forces for the remainder of the 2016 and for the full 2017 racing seasons. The newly formed partnership leverages the cost efficiencies associated with shared assets and resources while exploiting the knowledge and experience of its two principle members, Kevin Cywinski and Tim Self. The joint effort will deliver cost efficient quality racing programs to selected drivers in both the NCWTS and the ARCA Series.AWS Michigan International Speedway Race Quote:

    “Michigan has always been a good track for me. Although it’s only my first start in the truck I’ve had some strong runs the last couple years in the ARCA Series. I’m going in with some experience so it should reduce the learning curve. Rick (Ren) has put together a good game plan and the guys in the shop have worked hard preparing a good piece for the weekend – I’m hopeful, expecting a strong run. -Austin Wayne Self

    MIS track surface receives prep prior to NASCAR Weekend:

    Michigan International Speedway is doing some extra preparation to its track surface before the return of NASCAR action this weekend. The speedway has been utilizing a “tire dragger” – which is dragged along the surface to help apply extra rubber. It’s the same device used by Kentucky Speedway after its repave and Bristol after it “polished” the lower racing groove.

 

Track: Michigan International Speedway

Race: Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard

 

100-Laps/200 Miles (NCWTS Event 14 of 23)

 

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Broadcast Information: 1:00 PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1

Practice: Friday, August 26

 

  • First Practice: 1:30 PM-2:55 PM  (FOX SPORTS 1)
  • Final Practice: 4:00 PM-4:55 PM (FOX SPORTS 1)

 

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

 

  • Saturday, August 27 at 9:45 AM (FOX SPORTS 1)

 

Michigan International Speedway Specifications:

 

Superspeedway: 2-mile D-Shape Oval

Banking: 12 to 18 Degrees

Straights: 2,600 Ft. front stretch 2,242 Ft. back stretch

Post Bristol Review

BMS4Austin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

 

RESULTS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Bristol Motor Speedway – UNOH 200

 

Season Race No.: 13 of 23

 

AWS Bristol Results:

 

  • Started: 26th
  • Finished: 21st
  • Laps: 198 of 200
  • Driver Point Standings: 15th
  • Owner Point Standings: 25th
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

 

Bristol Motor Speedway Race Notes:

Austin Wayne Self, driver of the No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota, made his first career Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Bristol Motor Speedway in Wednesday’s UNOH 200 – finishing 21st.

After starting 26th in his debut Bristol race the 20-year old Texan struggled to find balance during the weather delayed 200-lap event.  Working the preferred bottom grove of the race track, Self was unable to find the speed needed to pressure the front running trucks. Riding in the mid-pack the team pitted twice for fuel and air pressure adjustments hoping to give Self the advantage needed.  Settling for 21st, Self and his team prepare next for Michigan.

Bristol Motor Speedway Post Race Quote:

 

“Man we struggled here this week.  I just couldn’t get my AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra handling the way I needed it to.  I really liked the bottom groove, especially with the new surface and grip.  Unfortunately we just couldn’t get the speed we needed to move up.  I want to thank my guys for continuing to work hard.  We’ll go back to the shop this week and get ready for Michigan.

-Austin Wayne Self

Last Race: UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Next Race:

 

Next up on the NCWTS schedule is race No. 14 of 23 – The Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard from Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 27th at 1:00 P.M. All times Eastern Standard Time.

AM Racing and Win-Tron Racing Join Forces

joining forcesMooresville, NC (August 10, 2016) – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team AM Racing and ARCA Championship team, Win-Tron Racing, have joined forces for the remainder of the 2016 and for the full 2017 racing seasons.

 

The newly formed partnership leverages the cost efficiencies associated with shared assets and resources while exploiting the knowledge and experience of its two principle members, Kevin Cywinski and Tim Self. The joint effort will deliver cost efficient quality racing programs to selected drivers in both the NCWTS and the ARCA Series.

 

“Kevin has a proven track record in the racing business as evidenced by his multiple wins and Championships,” commented Tim Self, AM Racing team owner. “I bring efficient business processes and cost models along with a sales and marketing component that coalesces the Driver/Team/Sponsorship/Activation Model and delivers the best value for all partners.”

 

As the owner of Central Texas Speedway located in Kyle, Texas, Self has been involved in the motorsports industry for over fifteen years. Since 2013, Tim Self has acquired a, now successful, 3/8 mile asphalt track and started a new up and coming NASCAR CWTS team, with driver, Austin Wayne Self.

 

“Tim’s experience in business administration is outstanding albeit apparent, but his ability to build high value partnerships and bring new partners to the table is very exciting,” said Win-Tron Racing owner, Kevin Cywinski. “The foundation and team he has assembled in 2016 for their first, seven months is incredible, given that they started this season from scratch in December. Just look at all of the great brands they have been able to bring onboard. We are going to do some really great things together, both on and off the track, before the season is over.”

 

The co-branded operation will be based out of Win-Tron’s existing facility in Mooresville, NC, in the motorsports complex. In addition to providing full time racing programs, the consolidated entity will provide race teams support services such as Logistics, Transporation, Set Up and Pull Down.

 

Win-Tron is currently assembling a two car program for the 2017 ARCA Series, The No. 32 Toyota will have one full-time driver and the No. 33 Toyota will multiple developmental drivers behind the wheel. In addition, AM Racing will field the No. 22 Toyota Tundra full-time, with a second truck that will run a partial season.

 

For more information on Win-Tron Racing, visit their website at www.wintronracing.com. Additional information on AM Racing can be found on their website at www.awsracing.com.

Austin Wayne Self Headed To “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile”

PoconoAustin Wayne Self

No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Age: 20

2016 NCWTS Stats:

2016 NCWTS Point Standings – 16th

  • Last Race: 25th Place Finish at Pocono
  • Best Finish: 9th at Eldora Speedway
  • Best Finish: 9th (Eldora Speedway)

Bristol Motor Speedway Race Notes:

After nearly a three-week hiatus, The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action for a rare Wednesday night race under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Known as Thunder Valley or the Last Coliseum, Bristol Motor Speedway is considered one of the most popular venues in the sporting world.

Bristol Motor Speedway Team Notes:

The Texas Connection! AM Racing welcomes the support from YETI® Coolers.  YETI® Coolers, based in Austin, Texas, are the well-known producers of premium coolers and drinkware.  The AM Racing race team is proud to have them onboard, outfitting their hometown NASCAR Camping World Series driver, Austin Wayne Self with their superior products.

Bristol Motor Speedway Race Quote:

“We’ve had a long break and it’s now time to get back to work.  I’m really looking forward to getting back in the seat and on the road with my AM Technical Solutions Toyota team.  We’ve made a lot of positive gains the last couple races.  I’m optimistic this trend will continue at Bristol.  The time off served us well.  The guys in the shop have done a great job all around. We’re definitely getting better.  This will be my first start at Bristol.  It’s a fast half mile with lots of opportunity for trouble.  The key for us this week will be patience – staying up on the wheel for 200-laps and making smart decisions.” said Austin “The No. 22 team will have a big challenge this week at Bristol, and the AMTS team will be providing our complete support. We are especially excited to see other Texas based companies supporting our Texan driver. Thank you to Yeti Coolers for the awesome gear!” says Dan Codi, CEO of AM Technical Solutions.

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Race: UNOH 200

  • 200-Laps/106.6 Miles (NCWTS Event 13 of 23)

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Broadcast Information: 8:30 PM EST. LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1

Practice: Wednesday, August 17

First Practice: 9:30 AM-10:25 AM

  • Final Practice: 11:30 AM-12:25 PM

NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Qualifying:

Wednesday, August 17 at 4:45 PM

Bristol Motor Speedway Specifications:

Short Track: 0.553 concrete oval

Banking: 24 to 30 Degrees

Straights: 650 Feet w/ 4 to 9 Degrees Bankin

Be sure to follow Austin on all social media platforms: facebook.com/AustinWSelf ; Twitter at @AustinWSelf ; Instagram @AustinWayneSelf ; Website AWSracing.com

Austin Wayne Self’s Solid Day Spoiled Late at Pocono

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 31, 2016) – Austin Wayne Self seemingly enroute to his second-consecutive solid NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) outing, finished 25th at Pocono Raceway after parts failure spoiled his day during the closing stages of Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150.

Self, in charge of his No.22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota, started from the 21st position (based on practice results) after pole qualifying was scrubbed due to early morning rain.  Showing speed, the NCWTS rookie quickly raced his way inside the top-15 by lap-10 of the 60-lap event.

A day which saw a race record nine cautions totaling 27-circuits around Pocono’s 2.5-mile triangle, Self would pit under the fourth caution taking tires and fuel on lap-25.  Armed with a solid handing Toyota Tundra, Self, restarting 16th, would work his way inside the top-10 before being slowed by the fifth caution of the day on lap-27.

Restarting ninth on lap-31, Self and his AM Racing were on the move until the No.86 truck cut down and moved Self to the flat sending him spinning without damage.  Losing valuable position Self would pit for a new set of Goodyear tires before restarting 20th.

With crew chief Rick Ren in his ear, Self stays calm and goes back to work, climbing back up into 16th position before the seventh caution of the day once again slowed the field.  Electing to stay out while a few front runners pitted, Self, picked-up three spots during the yellow flag.

With momentum building again, the green flag waived on lap-44 with Self in the 13th spot.  But soon after the restart the No. 44 truck trailing Self reports the No.22 may have issues with the rear axel – under green Self is forced down pit road for service.  Losing valuable track position the AM Racing  jumped into action diagnosing and replacing the left rear axel cap on Self’s truck.

Self would re-enter the race on lap-48 – four laps down in the 25th positon.  On the record setting ninth caution of the race coming on lap-53, Self, once again with direction from his crew chief is told to salvage his day – run his own race and avoid any chaos on the final restart – and bring his truck home in one piece.   Self would do just that settling for a 25th place finish.

“We had a really solid day ruined by bad luck,” said Self.  Today was typical of every race I’ve had here at Pocono.  I’ve been here a handful of times in the ARCA Series and it seems every time I run well something causes us to finish in the back.”Pocono

“I really hate it for our guys – this entire AM Technical Solutions Toyota team did a heck of a job preparing a great truck for me today.  We ran in the top-15 consistently throughout the day until the left rear axel cap broke.  It’s disappointing but we come out of here learning a bunch and overall stronger as a group.  We’ve assembled a great team – everyone gives 100% and refuses to settle.  We’ll be ready to take on Bristol in a couple weeks.”

The race which featured five different leaders was won by fellow Toyota driver William Byron.

Self maintains his 16th position in the NCWTS driver point standings.

The AM Racing will regroup and prepare for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 17.