Gus Dean eyes ARCA win at Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – On the heels of a solid top-10 finish in his most recent ARCA Menards Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) rookie Gus Dean will take advantage of an off weekend and compete in his third ARCA start of the season in Thursday night’s General Tire 150 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Dean will eye his third career ARCA victory in the 100-lap and believes the speed his Win-Tron Racing team showed at the series’ open test at the 1.5-mile speedway has them in a good position to be a contender in the seventh race of 2019.

“I’m so appreciative for this opportunity to run the ARCA race at Charlotte,” said Dean. “It wasn’t on my schedule, but things fell into place to make it happen and I’m extremely thankful. Jamie (Jones, crew chief) wants to go there and win and so do I. I believe we’ll have the car to do it on Thursday night.”

Dean, a native of Bluffton, S.C. made a splash in his Charlotte ARCA debut last May qualifying on the outside pole and contended for a strong finish before engine problems set in late in the race with Dean soldiering to a 14th place effort.

“Charlotte is a very fast place,” added Dean. “I like the track. It’s pretty cool. It’s important to make sure you get the car rotating through the corners and through the bumps. It’s a place where you need to carry the speed off the corner too.

“Even though our track time was limited during the test, I still feel like we are in a good place coming back for the race and look forward to Thursday night.”

Longtime Dean supporter CAB Installers will serve as the co-primary marketing partner for the May   23rd race, while Win-Tron Racing partner IceBox Helmet Coolers joins the organization to share the spotlight in the team’s third race of the year.

The IceBox by AirBox represents an innovative Air-Cooling Solution for personal and confined environment where space, weight and power consumption are critical considerations. Design applications include Aviation, Aerospace and Performance Racing industries.

IceBox incorporates advanced semiconductor component and application technology to create a thermoelectric heat pump that requires no moving parts and a minimal amount of electrical current to effect cooling.

“I can’t thank CAB Installers and IceBox by AirBox for making Charlotte possible,” added Dean. “Without them, I would haven’t this chance and I want to thank them personally with a celebration in Victory Lane. That would be perfect.”

Win-Tron Racing car owner Kevin Cywinski says the team is optimistic about their chances for Thursday night’s race – but believes his driver will step up to the plate and deliver a good showing.

“We should be pretty good,” said Cywinski. “Gus knows how to wheel his way around Charlotte and hopefully that will play into our hands. We had a setback that kept us off the track for most of the test a couple weeks ago, but I’m confident Jamie (Jones) and Gus will show their potential in practice and hopefully we can put this Win-Tron Racing team back in the winner’s circle.”

For more on Gus Dean, please visit his all new website at GusDean.com or like him on Facebook.  Dean tweets too. Follow him on Twitter @GusDean.

Learn more at Win-TronRacing.com, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

The General Tire 150 (100 laps | 150 miles) is the seventh of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs., May 23 with a two-hour session planned from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:00 p.m. The race in the 67th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 9:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Eastern).

About IceBox Helmet Coolers:

The IceBox Helmet Cooler is a product of AirBox Air Purifiers.  AirBox Air Purifiers is an entity owned by Tim Self, the owner of AM Technical Solutions Inc. The IceBox by AirBox represents an innovative Air-Cooling Solution for personal and confined environment where space, weight and power consumption are critical considerations. Design applications include Aviation, Aerospace and Performance Racing industries.

Built in the AirBox tradition of unsurpassed quality, IceBox uses only the best components available globally to construct a world-class product.  The IceBox is a light-weight personal chiller with a cooling capacity of Delta T 20-30 Deg F.

For more information, please visit airboxairpurifier.com/icebox-helmet-cooler.

About Win-Tron Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team entering its 12th season of Motorsports competition located in “Race City USA.”

Owned by former champion racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete in the ARCA Menards Series this season with Bluffton, S.C. driver Gus Dean and newcomer Cole Glasson.

Learn more at Win-TronRacing.com, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

Gus Dean; GREE Racing set to attack in ARCA’s return to Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – Looking to shake the bad luck off their back, Gus Dean (@GusDean) and his Win-Tron Racing head to Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway looking for their second top-10 finish of the season in Thursday night’s General Tire 150.

While a strong performance in Sunday’s Menards 200 was thwarted approaching the halfway mark at Toledo Speedway, Dean and his Jamie Jones-led team are encouraged with the speed of their No. 32 GREE Cooling Products | Baker Distributing Chevrolets and look to continue to showcase that in ARCA’s return to Charlotte after a 14-year hiatus.

“Send me in coach,” Dean joked when referring to Charlotte. “I’m ready. Been ready since Sunday. We’ve had some really good No. 32 GREE Cooling Products | Baker Distributing Chevrolets but haven’t been able to produce the results we know we’re capable of.

“At the end of the day, that’s going to make us a better team in the long run. We know we were encouraged by our recent performance at the Charlotte test and hope to grow on that during practice, qualifying and the race on Thursday.”

With the addition of Jones, Dean says his confidence is at an all-time high despite posting just one top-10 finish in the opening five races of the season. Still, Dean knows that he had a car capable of winning in every race.

“There hasn’t been a race this year, where I didn’t feel give the right circumstances we couldn’t have won,” he added. “Jamie and the guys have been working their guts out to make sure our Chevrolets are good. More than good. Fast. There is no quit and something like Toledo just gives us more motivation to come to the track and bounce back.”

Charlotte will be just one of a few new tracks for the Bluffton, S.C. native this season and if he lets his freshman record speak for itself, new tracks for the Win-Tron Racing spoke volume when it came down to performance in his rookie season.

“There were several tracks last year where I had minimal to no track experience and we really threw ourselves into the spotlight,” added Dean. “I’m hoping for more of the same at Charlotte on Thursday night. It’s a huge race for ARCA, General Tire and ourselves. We’ll have guests there from GREE Racing, Tradewinds and Baker Distributing, so we want to go out there and be competitive and back up what we did in the test.”

Speaking of the Charlotte test, Dean found himself inside the top-10 in the speed charts after the six-hour testing session. The 23-year-old says he and Jones found something late in the session but ran out of time to complete the task to its perfection.

“We really do have a good baseline for practice on Thursday,” noted Dean. “The test went pretty good. Charlotte was intimidating at first, but as the test session went on – the changes worked, and we got better. A top-10 finish is what we need on Thursday night to point our ship back in the right direction.”

Win-Tron Racing owner Kevin Cywinski says the combo of Dean and Jones has quickly shown its potential and once the bad luck is behind them, their strength should only intensify.

“I was surprised how quick both Gus and Jamie were able to let the bad luck from Toledo roll of their back,” Cywinski said. “While both were disappointed in the hardship, they along with everyone else on this Win-Tron Racing team is extremely confident in the speed of our race cars.

“I expect that speed to continue this week at Charlotte. I felt for Gus’s first time there, he did an amazing job and I think he’ll get more comfortable throughout the day on Thursday. It’s going to be a tough race, one of the toughest of the year, but I think we’ll show that our No. 32 GREE Cooling Products | Baker Distributing Chevrolet is capable of being put in Victory Lane sooner rather than later.”

In 32 career ARCA Racing Series starts, Dean captured his first career victory in his second ever start at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway after starting a career-best second in Apr. 2016. Overall, Dean has eight top-five and 18 top-10 finishes.

The General Tire 150 (100 laps | 150 miles) is the sixth of 20 races on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs., May 24 with a two-hour practice session from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Timed qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:00 p.m. The race is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 9:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities. All times are local (Eastern).

For more on Gus Dean, please visit his all-new website at GusDean.com or like him on Facebook.  Dean tweets too. Follow him on Twitter @GusDean.

For additional information on GREE Racing, please like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @GREE_Racing.

Learn more at Win-TronRacing.com, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

About GREE:

In 1991, GREE set out to make the world a cooler place. To this end, we’ve become a global leader in air conditioners, developing some of the most advanced commercial and residential air conditioners in the world.

Based in Zhuhai, China, we’re now the world’s largest specialized air conditioner company integrating R&D, manufacturing, sales and service. It’s our mission to innovate and create new ways to help people live well and stay comfortable no matter where they live, work or play.

About Baker Distributing Company

Founded in 1945, Baker Distributing Company (bakerdist.com) is engaged in the sales and distribution of HVAC, refrigeration and food service, equipment, parts and supplies for residential and commercial applications.

With over 200 locations in 22 states, each Baker Distributing Sales Center is staffed by the most knowledgeable and customer service-oriented people in our industry.  With a complete inventory of HVAC/R products and technical assistance, our Sales Centers can provide you with the products and information you need to make your job and you more efficient.

About Win-Tron Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., Win-Tron Racing (@WinTronRacing) is a professional race team entering its 11th season of Motorsports competition.

Owned by former champion racer Kevin Cywinski, the team will compete for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship in 2018 with Bluffton, S.C. driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE | Baker Distributing Chevrolet.

Learn more at Win-TronRacing.com, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.