Gus Dean returns to ARCA competition at Talladega Superspeedway

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGTOS) rookie Gus Dean (@gusdean) will take advantage of an off weekend and return to the ARCA Menards Series to compete in Friday afternoon’s General Tire 200 at the famed Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

The 2.66-mile superspeedway will always be a special race track for the Bluffton, S.C. Three years ago, Dean scored his first career ARCA victory in a breathtaking finish in then a one-race deal for Mason Mitchell Motorsports. The victory in Dean’s second career ARCA start enticed his marketing partner at the time to increase their relationship with Dean which included two full-time seasons of ARCA competition with Win-Tron Racing.

Returning to Talladega for the fourth time in his career, Dean hopes to rekindle the jubilation of 2016 and lead Win-Tron Racing, a former ARCA winner at Talladega back to Victory Lane on Friday afternoon.

“Very excited to come back to race in the ARCA Menard Series and especially at Talladega Superspeedway,” said Dean. “The victory in 2016 will be something I’ll never forget and is very important to me – but I’m ready to make new memories on Friday with Win-Tron Racing.”

Dean believes he’ll have an opportunity to contend for his third career ARCA Menards Series victory because of the work of his crew chief Jamie Jones who has been methodically fine-tuning his No. 32 Chevrolet Camaro for Dean’s 49th career start.

The Mooresville, N.C.-based team has repaired Dean’s No. 32 Chevrolet that led 29 laps in the season-opening race at Daytona before being collected in a late-race accident while challenging for the win. Dean, 24, feels his race car will be just as fast if not faster next weekend.

“I can’t begin to thank Jamie (Jones), Kevin (Cywinski, car owner) and the guys for their work on our speedway car,” added Dean. “Jamie has worked very hard to repair the car from Daytona. It was one of the best speedway cars I’ve ever had. Unfortunately, we just didn’t have a finish to show that.

“I’m confident we can go to Talladega and backup our Daytona performance and once again showcase the team’s strength. We just need a little superspeedway luck.”

Longtime Dean supporter CAB Installers will serve as the co-primary marketing partner for the Apr.  26 race, while Nu-Calgon joins the organization to share the spotlight in the team’s second race of the year.

Nu-Calgon, formerly part of Calgon Corporation and Calgon Vestal Laboratories, has been a leader in the HVACR aftermarket for the past 70 years. It is strategically headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, where it distributes its products from a 100,000 square-foot warehouse.

Nu-Calgon markets and distributes a complete line of specialty chemical products for the HVACR aftermarket. These include coil cleaners, leak sealants, air purifiers and refrigeration oils, as well as products for water treatment, ice machine maintenance, and other specialty applications.

These products are marketed to air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and plumbing wholesalers, as well as food service | restaurant suppliers and OEMs.

“I can’t thank CAB Installers and Nu-Calgon for making Talladega 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 has been determined since the Daytona finish to rebuild their piece and come back to Talladega and finish what they started during Speedweeks 2019.

“Gus drove the best restrictor plate I’ve ever seen him drive in February,” said Cywinski. “He did everything right – just was at the right place at the wrong time a couple laps from the finish. We’ve repaired the car and should be pretty strong on Friday.

“Superspeedway racing is always pretty tense, but Gus has a craft for it. With the teamwork of him, Jamie and our spotter Tyler Green – I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do.”

Dean will carry the Nu-Calgon onboard camera for Friday afternoon’s race – providing an exclusive view of the action from inside his automobile.

In addition to Nu-Calgon and CAB Installers, Baker Distributing Co. and LG Air Conditioning Technologies will serve as an associate marketing partner for the anticipated thriller.

In Dean’s three previous ARCA starts, he has one win, one top-five and two top-10 finishes. In 2018, he finished 12th after having to pit for fuel in ARCA overtime.

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, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

The General Tire 200 (76 laps | 202 miles) is the fourth of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Apr. 26 with an hour and twenty-five-minute session planned from 8:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 2:35 p.m. The race in the 67th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 5:00 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 (Central).

About Nu-Calgon:

Nu-Calgon (nucalgon.com) formerly part of Calgon Corporation and Calgon Vestal Laboratories, has been a leader in the HVACR aftermarket for the past 70 years. It is strategically headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, where it distributes its products from a 100,000 square-foot warehouse.

Nu-Calgon markets and distributes a complete line of specialty chemical products for the HVACR aftermarket. These include coil cleaners, leak sealants, air purifiers and refrigeration oils, as well as products for water treatment, ice machine maintenance, and other specialty applications.

These products are marketed to air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and plumbing wholesalers, as well as food service | restaurant suppliers and OEMs.

Nu-Calgon has 31 factory sales professionals located across the United States and Canada, providing many years of sales and product experience.

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 LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies:

The LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning.

The company’s industry-leading variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology minimizes efficiency losses, provides sustainable energy savings and offers some of the lowest life cycle cost of any system on the market today. LG is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. LG Electronics USA, based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $55 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions.

For more information, please visit lghvac.com.

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 with Bluffton, S.C. driver Gus Dean.

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

Triple opportunity for Gus Dean begins with ARCA opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Speedweeks 2019 will be insanely busy for Gus Dean (@gusdean) and he doesn’t mind one bit.

Dean, the Bluffton, S.C.-native will not only compete in Saturday afternoon’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season-opener, but also race in a slew of Super Late Model races at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway and cap off his Speedweeks by making his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on February 15 for Young’s Motorsports.

Getting to Victory Lane will be no easy chore for the 24-year-old Dean, but the Win-Tron Racing driver has set his sights on conquering Daytona’s 2.5-mile speedway start to finish this weekend.

“I can’t wait to get to Florida,” said Dean who will pilot the No. 32 CAB Installers | Baker Distributing Co. Chevrolet in his 48th career ARCA start.

“This year will be the busiest I’ve ever been for Speedweeks, but I genuinely feel like I have a good opportunity to contend for the win in not only my ARCA car, but my Super Late Model and next Friday night in my Truck debut.”

With his fourth ARCA start at the “World Center of Racing” on deck, Dean is hoping his experience will pay off in the 80-lap race, but most of all, he is hoping to see the checkered flag.

In his three previous outings at the 2.5-mile speedway, Dean has often found himself at the front of the field but collected in multi-car accidents. Last year, the South Carolinian was fifth coming to the initial white flag lap, but chaos erupted on the backstretch with Dean involved and knocked out of contention.

This year, Dean is hoping his luck has changed.

“I feel like I still have something to prove at Daytona,” Dean added. “I’ve had some very fast cars, but we’ve always ended up in the garage before its all said and done. I hope I’ve paid my dues and I can see the checkered flag and hopefully get the opportunity to hoist the trophy.”

Dean and crew chief Jamie Jones participated in the two-day open ARCA test at Daytona in January and left the track extremely confident in their race car.

“I have to give a lot of credit to Jamie, Kevin (Cywinski, team owner) and all the guys on this Win-Tron Racing team,” sounded Dean. “This was our Talladega car from last year and Jamie kept tweaking on it during the off-season and it was a rocket ship during the test.

“It had a lot of speed in single-car runs and was sporty in the draft. Saturday’s race is going to come down to luck. I feel like I’ll be one of the most experienced drivers in the race and hope that knowledge will be beneficial for me. I don’t know what our plan of attack will be for the race.

“We’ll see where we qualify and go from there.”

Longtime Dean supporter CAB Installers will serve as the primary marketing partner for Saturday’s ARCA race, while Baker Distributing returns to Daytona with Dean in associate role.

Dean’s No. 32 Chevrolet will also sport the logo of LG Air Conditioning Technologies, his new partner in his full-season Truck Series effort at Young’s Motorsports.

“I feel very fortunate to have so much support for Daytona and the season,” offered Dean. “In a time where sponsorship is still tough in Motorsports, I feel blessed and grateful to have our car covered. The last time we had CAB Installers on our race car – we ended up in Victory Lane at Talladega in 2016, maybe we can pull off that magic again on Saturday.”

Win-Tron Racing car owner Kevin Cywinski says the team had the opportunity to field a second car for Dean this weekend – but chose to focus solely on Dean’s No. 32 CAB Installers | Baker Distributing Co. Chevrolet in hopes of propelling Dean to his third career ARCA victory.

“We’re pretty pumped about the piece we’re bringing for Gus this weekend,” said Cywinski. “It’s a good car and we’ve worked hard and tirelessly to make sure it’s a car we feel like Gus can win with.

“Even though Gus isn’t running a full season in ARCA this year, we really want to make sure any opportunities he gets to race – he feels like he has the opportunity to go out there and win. We feel like we can accomplish that on Saturday.”

Dean will carry the General Tire onboard camera for Saturday afternoon’s race – providing an exclusive view of the action from inside his automobile.

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, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

The Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire (80 laps | 200 miles) is the first of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Thurs., Feb. 7 with a two-hour session from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A final practice session has been etched in on Fri., Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The season-opener for the 67th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag on Sat., Feb. 9 shortly after 4:30 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.

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 LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies:

The LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning.

The company’s industry-leading variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology minimizes efficiency losses, provides sustainable energy savings and offers some of the lowest life cycle cost of any system on the market today. LG is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. LG Electronics USA, based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $55 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions.

For more information, please visit lghvac.com.

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 Racing Series presented by Menards with Bluffton, S.C. driver Gus Dean.

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

Gus Dean; GREE Racing look to end 2018 on high note at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – With the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season finale on deck for Gus Dean (@gusdean) and his Win-Tron Racing team, the team heads to Kansas Speedway looking to close out the year with their second win of the year. 

Read moreGus Dean; GREE Racing look to end 2018 on high note at Kansas Speedway

Gus Dean throws back to 1979 in Salem Speedway return

SALEM, Ind. – Gus Dean is throwing himself back 39 years.

The Bluffton, S.C. native and his Win-Tron Racing team will participate in Saturday night’s ARCA throwback weekend at Salem (Ind.) Speedway recognizing Dean’s hero and early career driver coach Donnie Allison. 

Read moreGus Dean throws back to 1979 in Salem Speedway return

Gus Dean; GREE Racing eye rebound at Lucas Oil Raceway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Hoping to recover from a sour finish in Monday’s General Tire Grabber 100 at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds, Win-Tron Racing driver Gus Dean (@gusdean) looks for a positive rebound in Friday night’s Shore Lunch 200 at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway. 

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Gus Dean; GREE Racing eye rebound at Lucas Oil Raceway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Hoping to recover from a sour finish in Monday’s General Tire Grabber 100 at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds, Win-Tron Racing driver Gus Dean (@gusdean) looks for a positive rebound in Friday night’s Shore Lunch 200 at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway. 

Read moreGus Dean; GREE Racing eye rebound at Lucas Oil Raceway

Gus Dean guts out top-five performance for GREE Racing; Win-Tron at Berlin Raceway

Berlin (Mich.) Raceway | Primera Plastics 200 Race Recap
Team: No. 32 GREE Cooling Products | Baker Distributing Chevrolet SS
Driver: Gus Dean (@gusdean)
Crew Chief: Jamie Jones (@jj_topofthebox)
Start: Fourth (practice speeds)
Finish: Fifth; Running (206 | 206 laps completed)
Unofficial Driver Points Position: Sixth
Unofficial Owner Points Position: 10th
Follow the Team: @gusdean; @GREE_Racing; @WinTronRacing

Read moreGus Dean guts out top-five performance for GREE Racing; Win-Tron at Berlin Raceway

Gus Dean scores back-to-back ARCA poles; grabs top-10 in Springfield return

Illinois State Fairgrounds | Allen Crowe 100 Race Recap
Team: No. 32 GREE Cooling Products | Baker Distributing Chevrolet SS
Driver: Gus Dean (@gusdean)
Crew Chief: Jamie Jones (@jj_topofthebox)
Start: FIRST (second consecutive pole)
Finish: Seventh; Running (100 | 100 laps completed)
Unofficial Driver Points Position: Sixth | Unofficial Owner Points Position: 10th
Follow the Team: @gusdean; @GREE_Racing; @WinTronRacing

Read moreGus Dean scores back-to-back ARCA poles; grabs top-10 in Springfield return

Gus Dean hoping for the perfect birthday present on Springfield dirt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following a much-needed break from ARCA Racing Series competition, the series resumes action this Sunday from the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the running of the Allen Crowe 100. 

Read moreGus Dean hoping for the perfect birthday present on Springfield dirt

Cole Glasson To Make ARCA Racing Series Debut For Win-Tron Racing At Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MOORESVILLE, N.C. – (Aug. 14, 2018) – Eighteen-year-old Cole Glasson will make his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut driving for Win-Tron Racing during the ARCA season finale at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 19.

Glasson took part in the ARCA Racing Series test at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., in June, turning a handful of laps in the No. 32 GREE Cooling Products Chevrolet driven by Win-Tron Racing’s full-time driver and Elko Speedway winner Gus Dean.

Following the successful test, Glasson continued to work with Win-Tron Racing to secure an opportunity to make his ARCA debut. That dream will become a reality on Oct. 19 at Kansas Speedway.

Glasson’s No. 33 Win-Tron Racing Chevrolet will carry primary sponsorship from AM Technical Solutions, a construction management, project management and facility solutions firm for the high tech markets. Founded in 1994, AM Technical Solutions has more than a 20 year track record of delivering high complexity construction projects for many of the leading technology companies with proven success.

“We were very impressed with Cole during the Gateway ARCA test,” said Win-Tron Racing owner Kevin Cywinski. “He showed a willingness to listen to everything we were telling him and he was very focused on learning as much as he could during his time in the race car as well as his time out of the race car. We’re excited to have Cole with us for the race in Kansas and we look forward to seeing what he can do.”

Glasson has been racing since the age of 5. He started in kid karts and has steadily moved up the ranks, competing in karting events at the regional and national level, winning more than 100 races before transitioning to full-bodied stock cars in 2013.

In 2016 Glasson began racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model stock car division at tracks across the Southeast. In 2017 he joined Lee Faulk Racing and Development, a premier late model development team based in Denver, N.C.

This year Glasson has raced predominately at tracks in the Southeast, including Hickory Motor Speedway, Greenville Pickens Speedway and Anderson Motor Speedway. He most recently competed in the CARS Response Energy Tour Throwback 276, finishing 11th in an all-star field. In the last two years he’s earned 18 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes in a late model.

“I’ve worked so hard for an opportunity like this, so I can’t thank Kevin and Traci Cywinski enough for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. I’m beyond excited,” Glasson said. “I have to say thank you to God, MPM Marketing and AM Technical Solutions for making this opportunity possible. Obviously I have to thank my parents as well as Lee and Michael Faulk for everything they’ve taught me the last two years.”

Glasson’s goal going into the ARCA finale will be to learn as much as possible during his first ARCA Racing Series start.

“I would say there are no expectations for me going into the race,” Glasson said. “If I keep doing what I’ve been doing this year, which is listen, learn and stay relaxed, then I will surpass any expecation that I could set. This is going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get to Kansas.”

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Kansas ARCA 150 will be held Oct. 19 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 8:30 p.m. EST.

AM Technical Solutions will be Cole Glasson’s sponsor when he makes his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18.

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About Win-Tron Racing: Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team entering its 11th season of motorsports competition located in “Race City USA.” Owned by former champion racer Kevin Cywinski, the team is competing in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship battle with Bluffton, S.C. driver Gus Dean in the No. 32 GREE | Baker Distributing Chevrolet. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.