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Mason Mingus; Win-Tron Racing Set For Winchester Attack

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Mason Mingus, Win-Tron Racing, Herr’s Chase The Taste 200

Mason Mingus; Win-Tron Racing Set For Winchester Attack

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
June 20, 2012

WINCHESTER, Indiana (June 20, 2012) - - After netting a career-best finish of ninth in his most recent ARCA Racing Series race at Elko (Minn.) Speedway earlier this month, Mason Mingus and Win-Tron Racing reunite together after a two-race break for Sunday afternoon’s Herr’s Chase The Taste 200 at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway.

It goes without saying that Mingus’s transition to the ARCA Racing Series this season has seen many pluses behind the wheel of the No. 32 Call 811 Before You Dig Toyota Camry but as the season presses forward with its ninth contest of the year, Mingus is hoping to turn his top-10 performances this year into something more.

“With every race, we learn a lot and make great strides but I’m ready to put our No. 32 Call 811 Before You Dig Toyota Camry inside the top-five,” said Mingus. “We’ve had the equipment to do it, just haven’t had the right scenarios to make it happen. This weekend, I’m confident that we can go to Winchester and get that goal accomplished.”

Despite his recent pause in competition, Mingus has stayed busy focusing his efforts not only on this weekend’s race but his ARCA road course debut next weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP). Tackling, the Bob Bondurant Driving School, a facility that focuses on the fundamentals of road racing – the Brentwood, Tennessee native is thriving on the confidence of his aggressive three-day session which he hopes to carry over to one of the most demanding short tracks on the ARCA circuit.

“This week and next week are going to be night and day as far as the track is concerned, but the feelings you have as a racecar driver don’t change,” sounded Mingus. “Focus and preparation has been the key to our success this year and while I think those will be important for Sunday, I think luck and patience will be just as important. The good thing about short track racing is that you don’t need to have to cleanliest looking car to win. You can have your feathers ruffled during the race and still perform to the max and that’s what we plan to do, nothing more – nothing less.”

For the fifth time this year, the 17-year old standout will be carrying the likes of Call 811 Before You Dig, which has been with him since his inception into the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

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“Call 811 Before You Dig is a great program and we want to increase their awareness and I feel that we have and we’re going to continue to make a major dent into that this season,” offered Mingus. “It’s really a great, informational service available and I’m extremely grateful to them for pairing up with me this season. We’ve had some good runs for them, but we’re eager for more and I’m anxious to see what we can deliver for them on Sunday afternoon.”

Nate Thiesse, co-car owner of Win-Tron Racing offered his sentiments on his protégés tango with Winchester Speedway. “There’s no hiding behind that Winchester is a tough old short track. The place has some similar characteristics of Salem, where Mason did very well at, so our initial predictions are that he will have a similar type effort this weekend.”

On top of Winchester Speedway, Mingus’s current ARCA schedule also includes New Jersey Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and the traditional Fall Salem (Ind.) Speedway classic.

In addition to Call 811 Before You Dig, Diamond Equipment will leap aboard the team as an associate marketing partner for Mingus’s sixth-career ARCA start.

The Herr’s Chase The Taste 200 (200 laps / 100 miles) is the ninth of 20 events on the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 23rd ARCA race at Winchester Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Saturday, June 23 with a forty-five practice session planned from 12:05 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. A final practice is scheduled from 2:05 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for later in the day slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will take the green flag Sunday, June 24 shortly after 2:00 p.m. The race will not be televised but additional coverage including a radio broadcast and timing and scoring will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local (Eastern).

Further information including driver opportunities with Win-Tron Racing is available by visiting win-tronracing.com or contacting Nate Thiesse at 612.306.1641

Learn about Call 811 Before You Dig and what it can do for you by connecting to call811.com.

For more on Mason Mingus, please visit MasonMingusRacing.com.

About Win-Tron Racing:

Located in Lakeville, Minnesota, Win-Tron Racing is the home of one the most potent ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards single-car operations. Owned by former racers Kevin Cywinski and Nate Thiesse, the team since has acquired the assets of County Joe Racing has become a favorable fixture on the circuit. Since Win-Tron Racing’s inception in 2007, the team has hosted a variety of drivers including leading drivers James Buescher, Blake Bjorklund, Justin Marks and Matt Merrell to their first career ARCA victories. In 2012, the team will begin its sixth year of competition with current drivers Chris Windom, Mason Mingus and Aleks Gregory.


NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com

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