Austin Wayne Self No. 98 AM Technical Solutions Federated Auto Parts 200 at Berlin Raceway Event Preview

gvn(Mooresville, N.C.  August 4th, 2015-) No one has to be happier to return to a short track on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule more than Austin Wayne Self, driver of the AM Technical Solutions No. 98 for Mason Mitchell Motorsports. The series will make it’s 28th trip to the Berlin Raceway Saturday, August 8th for the Federated Auto Parts 200.

The 2014 Scott Rookie of the year has turned heads at the Berlin Raceway located in Marne, Michigan. In two starts the Austin, Texas native’s earned two top-five finishes and finished runner-up in the 2014 race.

Self has enjoyed success in 2015 on the short tracks earning one win, four top-five’s and seven top-ten finishes. Self’s consistency has him second in the Calypso Lemonade Short Track Challengesdrh point standings trailing leader Kyle Weatherman by only 10 points.

“I couldn’t be happier to head back to the Berlin Raceway this weekend,” Self expressed. “I’ve been pretty fortunate to enjoy success at Berlin.”

“We tested here a few weeks ago and had a solid test. This race always has a lot of green flag runs so it’s important to have a good long run car.”

“We’re bringing the same car we won with at Winchester, chassis No. 588, this car has been very consistent every time we bring it to the track and I expect no different on Saturday.”

With six races remaining in the 2015 ARCA season Self finds himself in the thick of the championship battle sitting tied for second in points with Tom Hessert. Self trails leader Grant Enfinger by 185 points heading in the 15th race of the 2015 season.

Chassis: Self will pilot chassis No. 588 out of the MMM stable. Chassis 588 has been the workhorse short track car for MMM in 2015 making four starts. Self went to victory lane in June at the Winchester driving car 588. Chassis 588 has 11 prior starts earning five top-five finishes and nine top-ten finishes.

AWS at Berlin: Self has two prior starts at the Berlin Raceway. His first start came in 2013 when he finished fourth. Last year AWS improved his finishing position to the runner-up spot. Self has an average finish of 3.0 in two starts at the 4/10 mile track.

The Federated Auto Parts 200 at the Berlin Raceway will be live on the ARCA Radio Network Saturday, August 8th beginning at 8:50.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 No. 98 AM Technical Solutions Federated Auto Parts 200 at Berlin Raceway Event Preview

gvn(Mooresville, N.C.  August 4th, 2015-) No one has to be happier to return to a short track on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule more than Austin Wayne Self, driver of the AM Technical Solutions No. 98 for Mason Mitchell Motorsports. The series will make it’s 28th trip to the Berlin Raceway Saturday, August 8th for the Federated Auto Parts 200.

The 2014 Scott Rookie of the year has turned heads at the Berlin Raceway located in Marne, Michigan. In two starts the Austin, Texas native’s earned two top-five finishes and finished runner-up in the 2014 race.

Self has enjoyed success in 2015 on the short tracks earning one win, four top-five’s and seven top-ten finishes. Self’s consistency has him second in the Calypso Lemonade Short Track Challengesdrh point standings trailing leader Kyle Weatherman by only 10 points.

“I couldn’t be happier to head back to the Berlin Raceway this weekend,” Self expressed. “I’ve been pretty fortunate to enjoy success at Berlin.”

“We tested here a few weeks ago and had a solid test. This race always has a lot of green flag runs so it’s important to have a good long run car.”

“We’re bringing the same car we won with at Winchester, chassis No. 588, this car has been very consistent every time we bring it to the track and I expect no different on Saturday.”

With six races remaining in the 2015 ARCA season Self finds himself in the thick of the championship battle sitting tied for second in points with Tom Hessert. Self trails leader Grant Enfinger by 185 points heading in the 15th race of the 2015 season.

Chassis: Self will pilot chassis No. 588 out of the MMM stable. Chassis 588 has been the workhorse short track car for MMM in 2015 making four starts. Self went to victory lane in June at the Winchester driving car 588. Chassis 588 has 11 prior starts earning five top-five finishes and nine top-ten finishes.

AWS at Berlin: Self has two prior starts at the Berlin Raceway. His first start came in 2013 when he finished fourth. Last year AWS improved his finishing position to the runner-up spot. Self has an average finish of 3.0 in two starts at the 4/10 mile track.

The Federated Auto Parts 200 at the Berlin Raceway will be live on the ARCA Radio Network Saturday, August 8th beginning at 8:50.m. EST Arcaracing.com will have live timing and scoring presented by Pirate Energy and AM Technical Solutions for all on-track activity.

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.
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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

Self Heads Back to His Roots for The First Race of the Season at His Home Track

Austin Wayne Self heads back to his home tack this weekend for it’s first race event of the 2015 season. During his busy ARCA Racing Series schedule Self still wanted time throughout the season to come back to his roots. His team decided to add five of the nine Central Texas Speedway race events to his 30-plus, race schedule. It’s Self’s way of reminding himself where this “Road to NASCAR” journey got started a few years back. It’s also an excuse for the Texas native to go home every once in a while to spend some time with friends and family since moving to North Carolina.

LateModel“I always love coming back to Texas to race the Pro Late Model races at CTS. I get good seat time and experience but it still feels like a quick break from the busy ARCA schedule. A lot of my original fans are here too so I always enjoy getting to visit with them when they come to the track! It’s cool to hear their stories about following my races on TV. They make me feel like a local celebrity”– Austin Wayne Self

While Self considers coming home for the CTS race a quick break, his schedule doesn’t seem to be letting up any. Self will travel to Nashville to test the #98 AM Technical Solutions Ford that he pilots in the ARCA series. He will return to Texas only to hop into the seat of his #07 Pirate Energy Pro Late Model to practice Friday evening and then race Saturday, March 28th.

“The CTS races are fun for me and my family and friends. Since I’m not running the full series, there’s a way more laid back feel. It’s competitive but it’s more stress free compared to my ARCA races. I love my ARCA races too but, competing for two Championships in that series puts a little bit more pressure on you. People always ask what I do in my spare time and this is it. If I’m not in an ARCA car I find something else to race around in” – AWS

Self_Win_CTSThis will be the first race that local Texas fans will be able to meet and greet with Austin since receiving his 2014 SCOTT Rookie of the Year Title award. Fans can also expect a familiar local energy shot drink to be featured on this year’s #07 Pro Late Model. Pirate Energy representatives will be making their way to CTS to watch their car take laps around the track. The Pirate Energy girls will of course be there as well to hand out sleep deprived drivers, crews and fans a tasty energy boost.

Self won the final Pro Late Model race of the 2014 CTS season. He hopes to spark a winning streak and start 2015 off right. Self currently sits 3rd in Championship points in the ARCA Series after just two races. He also holds the fourth position for the series’ new Short Track Challenge. A win at CTS this weekend would give Self great momentum going into the second short track race of the ARCA season at Nashville. It will be a race that local Texas race fans will not want to miss!

 

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