MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Austin Wayne Self will return to the ARCA Racing Series at Road America on Aug. 27.
Self will drive the No. 33 Toyota fielded by AM Racing’s development partner Win-Tron Racing during the Road America 100.
“I’m excited to return to ARCA next weekend,” said Self. “I love road course racing and I’m excited to have the opportunity to drive the No. 33 Don’t mess with Texas Toyota Camry in my ARCA return.”
AM Racing is utilizing the ARCA road race to prepare Self for his return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where he’ll compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Canada 250 on Sept. 3.
“Road course racing can be a challenge, but it’s a challenge I embrace,” said Self. “When it comes to throttle, elevation, shifting and technique, you experience it all on a road course. Without a doubt competing at Road America will help me get in a rhythm heading to Canada.”
Self, 21, will make his first ARCA start since the season-opening race at Daytona Int’l Speedway in February of 2016. In 46 career ARCA starts, Self has one win (Winchester 2015), 13 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes. He also finished a career best second in the championship standings in 2015.
On road courses in ARCA, the Austin, Texas native has three starts with two top-10 finishes, including a career-high seventh at the New Jersey Motorsports Park road course also in 2015.
Self has never been to Road America’s 4.048-mile course, but is eager to experience it with a strong finish.
“My teammate Justin Fontaine has done a good job in the No. 33 this year, including a top-10 finish in ARCA’s most recent race, so I want to go to Road America and keep the good beat going. I know all of the guys on the ARCA team, so as fun as it’s going to be, we still have a job to do with all of our partners.”
“If we can escape Road America with a top-10 finish, it for sure will be a successful weekend.”