KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Armed with two cars, Win-Tron Racing heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend looking to mount two strong finishes and end their ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season on a high note in Friday night’s Kansas ARCA 150.
ARCA rookie Shane Lee returns aboard the No. 32 Breast Cancer Awareness / LeeBoy Toyota Camry for his 10th start of the year, while Talladega ARCA winner Gus Dean joins Win-Tron Racing in the No. 33 GREE / Cab Installers Toyota Camry.
Lee heads to Kansas Speedway on the heels of three top-10 finishes in the last four races, including a pole at Chicagoland Speedway last month. In his most recent race at Kentucky Speedway, Lee qualified second, led a career-high 25 laps before finishing ninth after a late race altercation. He earned a career-best fourth at Pocono Raceway in August.
“I’m excited to get to Kansas Speedway this weekend,” said Lee, a native of Newton, North Carolina. “The last three races in particular, I’ve had incredibly fast cars and we think we’ll have more of the same on Friday night. I’ve never been to Kansas, but I’m hoping that my experience at Chicagoland and Kentucky will pay off and we’ll be a contender on Friday night.”
Lee, a successful late model racer added, “I’m looking forward to working with Gus. I’ve been around him a little bit and he seems like a real down to earth guy. I think having two cars on the track this weekend will help us as a team and I hope me and Gus have really good runs on Friday night.”
Dean will make his second career start on an intermediate track at Kansas Speedway and look for his fourth top-10 in seven starts this year. The Bluffton, South Carolina native has spent the last six races driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports before joining Win-Tron this weekend.
GREE, the world’s largest manufacturer of specialized Cooling & Heating Products will back Dean in his fifth race of 2016. GREE will be joined by its master distributor for the US market, Tradewinds Climate Systems, as well as a number of their regional wholesalers, salespeople, and most importantly, fellow race fans. The company, which ranked 385th in Forbes’ Global 2000 possesses 18,000 active patents for products sold in 160 countries.
“This is a great opportunity for me to be a part of Win-Tron Racing this weekend,” said 22-year-old Dean. “We’ve had to keep our eye on Shane and Kevin (Cywinski, car owner) the last couple of months, because not only have they been quick, but they’ve had cars capable of winning.
“I’m really hoping we can have a solid debut together. It means a lot to me that GREE added another race to our ARCA schedule this season and of course the longtime support of Cab Installers means just as much to me. The last time we had this sponsorship duo, we won at Talladega. I’m hoping we can do that again on Friday night.”
Car owner Kevin Cywinski says he’s thrilled to have two talented drivers driving his Win-Tron Racing cars this weekend and expects both drivers to be fast and competitive.
“We’re ready to go for Kansas,” said Cywinski. “The ARCA season finale is always sprinkled with a lot of fast race cars, but I think we’re going to be right with them. Both Shane and Gus have shown speed all year long and I don’t expect anything to change this weekend. We’re excited to have Gus aboard and I think he and Shane will be great teammates. I’m looking forward to Friday night.”
To show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness, both drivers will showcase pink cars in the 20th and final race of the 2016 ARCA season. Lee’s car will carry the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on the hood sprinkled with fluorescent ribbons implanted to his car number. Dean’s No. 33 will showcase a pink theme throughout his GREE-Cab Installers layout.
Todd Myers will continue to lead Lee’s efforts on Friday night, while Motorsports veteran Paul Clapprood will call the shots for Dean in the 100-lap event. Dean also welcomes back veteran Cup spotter Tyler Green who will guide him under the lights on Oct. 14. Green guided Dean to his popular win at Talladega in late April.
Dean will also carry an on-board camera in his No. 33 GREE / Cab Installers Toyota Camry bringing an insider perspective for his Win-Tron Racing debut.
The Kansas ARCA 150 is set for Friday, Oct. 14. The event will air live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) beginning at 7:30 p.m. All times are local (CT).
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About Win-Tron Racing:
Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team headquartered in “Race City USA.” Owned by former racer Kevin Cywinski who have built a successful program in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, as well as expanding to a full-time campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting in 2014. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on twitter @WinTronRacing.