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Mason Mingus; Win-Tron Racing Welcome New Sponsor For Iowa Showdown

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Mason Mingus, Win-Tron Racing, Prairie Meadows 200

Mason Mingus; Win-Tron Racing Welcome New Sponsor For Iowa Showdown

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
July 10, 2012

NEWTON, Iowa (July 10, 2012) - - Officials from Win-Tron Racing announced today that Iowa One Call will join the veteran team as the primary sponsor of the No. 32 Chevrolet Impala driven by Mason Mingus (@Mason­_Mingus) for Friday night’s Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway.

Iowa One Call, the state’s underground facilities damage prevention system, provides contractors, homeowners, and others who may be planning projects that will entail excavating, digging or trenching with a single toll-free number to call for locating and marking underground facilities. Iowa One call, as are all state “one call” systems, is directly affiliated with Call 811 Before You Dig, the primary sponsor for Mingus in his six ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts this season.

The addition of Iowa One Call and its colors comes at an opportune time for Win-Tron Racing and its Brentwood, Tennessee driver who enter the 11th race of the season on the heels of three consecutive top-10 finishes acquired during the month of June including his career-best sixth place run at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway.

To further aid Win-Tron as they aim towards their first top-five run together this weekend, the Lakeville, Minnesota-based team, led by veteran crew chief Mark Rette, will rely on the strength of momentum, a key word in the industry and vital component to masterfully craft their rookie around the .875-mile paved oval for a Friday night showdown. A statistic that defines the word momentum is that Mingus, in his six races this season, has completed 1,069 of a possible 1,070 laps this year. For a rookie, that’s considered exceptionable.Description: C:\Users\Chris Knight\Desktop\Racing Seasons\2012 Racing Season\Win-Tron Racing\Photos\Mobile Photos\IMG_8129 MOB-12.JPG

“I’m eager to get to Iowa for a variety of reasons,” offered Mingus, who has nailed four top-10 finishes in his six starts thus far in 2012. “To have the support of the Iowa One Call system is huge for us. In Iowa, the Iowa One Call System is “Call 811 Before You Dig.” Of course the national Call 811 Before You Dig organization has been instrumental to our success in the ARCA Racing Series this year. I’m hoping that after what we learned from the test – we can go out there on Friday night, run a smooth and smart race and finish inside the top-five. I know it’s coming and Iowa would be a great place to make that happen.”

He added, “I think I will really like the track. It looks a lot like Richmond (Va.) International Raceway – but of course nothing like I’ve ever experienced on a short track in the ARCA cars. Thankfully, I’m working with one of the best teams in the business, so I know that our No. 32 Iowa One Call / Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet will be strong come race time.”

Nate Thiesse, co-car owner of Win-Tron Racing offered his sentiments on his protégés tango with Iowa Speedway. “Over the years, we’ve mounted success at this unique short track,” he said. “On Friday night, we expect to see Mason doing what he has done the last couple of races, keeping our No. 32 Iowa One Call / Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet up front and in contention. He’s made some major strides since his first race of the season and confidence is on his side and that’s key to even more success on the racetrack. On behalf of everyone at Win-Tron Racing, we also would like to welcome Iowa One Call to the ARCA community and hope they enjoy the race on Friday night.”

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

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

The Prairie Meadows 200 (200 laps / 175 miles) is the 11th of 20 events on the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The seventh ARCA race at the Rusty Wallace-designed racetrack is a one day show. Practice begins Friday, July 13 with an hour and a half session planned from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A final practice is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 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 under the lights shortly after 8:00 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional coverage including timing and scoring will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local (Central).

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

For more on Iowa One Call and its services, please click onto IowaOneCall.com.

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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