Howie DiSavino III to Drive for Win-Tron Racing in NASCAR’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

CONCORD, NC — It’s about to get busy for Howie DiSavino, III, in 2020. After several starts with Mooresville, N.C.-based Win-Tron Racing in 2019, the team is announcing DiSavino is signing on to pilot the team’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) entry. DiSavino’s truck series debut will be at Richmond Raceway, his home track, on Saturday, April 18, 2020, as well as, other select NGOTS and ARCA Menards Series races. The deal will also feature two new Virginia-based partners for DiSavino, KEES Travel™ and Bud’s Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric.

“Everyone at Win-Tron Racing is very excited to have Howie back behind the wheel. From the time he first jumped in the #32 ARCA car at Elko, MN, we could see that Howie is a smart and intelligent driver. He is a quick learner and a respectful young man with a huge future in front of him. We are proud to be a part of that future. Howie is a rising star, and we are truly looking forward to working with him and his partners again!” said Kevin Cywinsky, owner of Win-Tron Racing and former American Speed Association Champion.

Having local partners join on for the season makes DiSavino’s debut even more special, “It feels amazing to show pride in my Virginia partnerships and show racing fans what KEES Travel™ and Bud’s Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric have to offer. My partners have made my dream a reality, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate them.”

“It also means the world to me to be able to make my NASCAR debut in my hometown at Richmond Raceway. I started racing at Southside Speedway and Dominion. Through all of those races, I knew it was my dream to make it to NASCAR. Now it’s starting to sink in. I’m especially thankful for the support of my family. I know I’ll be making them proud,” said DiSavino of his NASCAR opportunity.

On the ARCA front, DiSavino has set a goal of top-10 finishes and sees the truck starts as a way to hone his skills and continue to learn about racing in NASCAR’s higher-level series. He knows that working with a team he already has a relationship with will help him in his transition, “I love the guys at Win-Tron and the way we work together. It will be a great year running with them on the ARCA side and the truck side. Working with PMG and Win-Tron, I have learned so much, and I want to continue to keep learning with them behind me.”

During the off-season, DiSavino has been busy keeping his skills sharp through simulation racing and staying active in the gym to be physically ready for this new level of racing. Yet, he views his biggest work as fostering relationships with new partners, who will be able to experience a new level of exposure and access to a larger group of potential customers.

“I couldn’t be happier with the new partnership with Howie DiSavino, III, and the opportunities surrounding the relationship. There are few things more important to our company than the KEES brand. We feel Howie represents that brand and our values well,” said Jeremy Grogg, RRP, CHA, President of KEES Vacations.

Robert W. Nelson, Owner/CEO of Bud’s Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric echoed Grogg’s excitement on the new partnership with DiSavino, “When the option to partner with HDIII Racing became available, it was a no-brainer. Anytime I have the opportunity to get my people excited and demonstrate pride in my company and its direction with community involvement, I’m doing it. It’s great to be sharing support for HDIII Racing within other top-notch companies. I’ve known the DiSavino family for 2 decades and hold them in the highest regard. Howie is a shining example of focus and drive. It’s refreshing to see these qualities in a person his age. 2020 is going to be a great year for everyone involved.”

With a seat on a competitive team and dedicated partners, DiSavino is set to make an impact in the 2020 racing season but is keeping his definition of success simple, “A successful season is just to compete with the racers up front and to come home with the car or truck in one piece. I strongly believe we will have a great season with my team, partners and family. I want to focus on getting better and learning, my ultimate measure of success in 2020.”

Before getting behind the wheel of the truck, DiSavino’s first race will be in Win-Tron’s No. 32 ARCA Menards Series entry at Phoenix International Raceway (Avondale, Az.) on March 6.

About Howie DiSavino, III
A pair of free tickets. That’s what started Howie DiSavino’s love for racing at the age of 8. After his dad took him to an Arena Racing show in the Richmond, Virginia area with those tickets, young Howie begged his family for a racecar.

Finally, at age 13, Howie got his wish. He and his family spent a couple years racing the arena circuit before making the jump to full-fledged late models just two years later. Since then, he has grown as a driver and a person, contributing to his race team and his community utilizing racing as an avenue for charitable giving while also building relationships with his partners and supporters.

In 2019, Howie took another step toward his NASCAR dreams, making his ARCA debut with WinTron Racing at Elko Speedway in Minnesota. 2020 looks to be a promising year as this skilled, young driver makes his NASCAR debut in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Learn more at www.howiedisavino.com, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About Bud’s Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric
Bud’s Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric has offered Legendary Service since 1969. We have a well-established tradition of excellence. You can trust our company with 24-hour emergency service! We also have NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified technicians to make certain that you only receive the best service.

From routine maintenance to full system replacements, we are well equipped to handle all of your comfort needs. As members of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Safety Coalition (AC&R), and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Bud’s is on the cutting edge of industry trends. With specialists in Geothermal and Hybrid systems as well in Indoor Air Quality products, Bud’s designs the most efficient and superior home comfort systems on the market. Learn more at www.budsusa.com, Facebook and YouTube.

About KEES Travel™
It all started because the vacation rental and timeshare rental markets only offered weekly stays. KEES Travel™ saw this as an opportunity to offer travelers more accessibility to these accommodations for a short-term or partial stay. We believe everyone deserves a vacation no matter the length.

KEES Travel™ believes in providing quality accommodation for our guests and taking care of our properties for our owners. We strive to give each the best experience possible in hospitality management. Our partners GOODMANagement manage our timeshare rental properties, and we work closely to take care of both owners and guests. Learn more at www.keestravel.com, Facebook and Twitter @KEESVacations.

About Win-Tron Racing
Headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team entering its 14th season of Motorsports competition located in “Race City USA.” Owned by former champion racer Kevin Cywinski, in 2020 the team will compete in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Learn more at www.Win-TronRacing.com, Facebook or on Twitter @WinTronRacing.

Win-Tron Racing puts band back together for ARCA season finale at Kansas Speedway

MOORESVILLE, N.C.: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series rookie Gus Dean (@gusdean) will bookend the ARCA Menards Series season for Win-Tron Racing by competing in Friday night’s ARCA Kansas 150 at Kansas Speedway.

Dean, the Bluffton, S.C. native will make his fourth ARCA start of the year and seek his third ARCA victory in the 20th ARCA Menards Series race the season. Earlier this year, he made starts at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway respectively.

Before his graduation to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Dean spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons driving the No. 32 entry for Kevin Cywinski’s Mooresville, N.C.-based team where the duo became a weekly threat in ARCA competition with Dean returning Win-Tron Racing to Victory Lane at Elko (Minn.) Speedway last summer.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to run the ARCA race with Win-Tron Racing,” said Dean. “Kevin (Cywinski) and my crew chief Jamie (Jones) have been an instrumental part of my racing career as I’ve progressed and anytime we get the chance to compete in a race together – we have one goal in mind, winning.”

Kansas Speedway is the home of Dean’s Win-Tron Racing debut during the 2016 season and eyes his third ARCA Menards Series victory overall in the season finale.

“Kansas Speedway is such a fast race track, but I enjoy racing there,” added Dean. “We had a super competitive car last October but unfortunately didn’t get the finish we deserved.

“We’re bringing the same car we raced at Charlotte in May and it was fast. I think we have a good opportunity to put ourselves in a position to win the race on Friday night and end the ARCA year on a high note.”

In his most recent ARCA race, Dean finished third – his career-best at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in two starts. In all, it was the 25-year-old’s second top-10 finish of the year on the heels of a sixth-place result at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in April.

“We started off the year by contending for the win at Daytona, had good presence at Talladega and we’re back again fighting for the win at Charlotte. Everyone is excited to put the band back together one more time in 2019 and we all look forward to making the best of it.”

Win-Tron Racing partner IceBox Helmet Coolers re-joins the organization to share the spotlight in the team’s 11th 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.

Dean will carry additional support from Baker Distributing Company, CAB Installers and LG Air Conditioning Technologies in his 51st career start. “Without them, I wouldn’t have 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 Friday night’s race – but believes his driver will step up to the plate and deliver a good showing.

“We always look forward to having Gus (Dean) behind the wheel,” sounded Cywinski. “Gus is a talented race car driver and he has shown that time and time again in our Win-Tron Racing ARCA cars. We almost got ourselves a win at Charlotte, so we’re approaching Kansas with some unfinished business.

“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 in the final race of the season.”

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.

For more information on IceBox Helmet Cooler, please visit airboxairpurifier.com/icebox-helmet-cooler.

To learn more about LG Air Conditioning Technologies, please visit lghvac.com.

For more on Baker Distributing Company, please visit bakerdist.com.

The ARCA Kansas 150 (100 laps | 150 miles) is the 20th of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Oct. 18 with a hour and 55-minute session planned from 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 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 7:30 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 (FS2), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

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 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 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 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, veteran Austin Wayne Self and newcomers Howie DiSavino III, Cole Glasson and Colby Howard.

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

Howie DiSavino III Readies For Second Career ARCA Start at Lucas Oil Raceway

MOORESVILLE, NC (Sept. 25, 2019) — After an eye-opening and thrilling outing at Elko Speedway in July, Howie DiSavino III is climbing back behind the wheel of a Win-Tron Racing Chevrolet this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. The start will be his second in the ARCA Menards Series, both of which will come on a pair of the most difficult short tracks the tour visits.

In July, DiSavino made the jump from late model stock cars to the higher-horsepower, slightly heavier ARCA machines under the guidance of car owner Kevin Cywinski and crew chief Jamie Jones. Elko Speedway was the site of his first national-level start, where he completed each of the 250 laps and captured a top ten finish, a strong accomplishment for any rookie making the jump to a national level series.

“We are really excited to have Howie back in the No. 32 Chevy at LOR,” said car owner Cywinski. “In his ARCA debut at Elko, earlier this year, he brought home an impressive top 10 finish. That was something we were all proud of for him. He has been working hard, getting as much seat time as he can since that race. I expect this to be a very successful event for Howie and the whole Win-Tron Racing team. We have raised our goals and have every expectation of achieving them with him.”

Some of the additional seat time DiSavino has been acquiring came at the unique .686-mile layout at LOR just two weeks ago. Racing a pro late model for Willie Allen Racing, DiSavino started the 100-lap event in third and raced amongst the top five until mechanical issues hampered the effort of the Mass Mutual of Richmond team. Despite the issues, he still recorded a 12th place finish.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing how the ARCA car goes around the track at LOR because it’s so much heavier and has more horsepower than the pro late model does,” DiSavino said in regards to the upcoming race. “We ran good and were up front all race, and I feel like we should have a good race there in the ARCA car. The biggest challenge will be to save tires and to avoid the wall because the groove is up high next to the wall. I’ve never raced anywhere like this, but I’m really looking forward to getting another opportunity to race there with Win-Tron.”

The ARCA race will expose second-time starter DiSavino not only to more power around the flat layout, but also more laps. Unlike his late model race where 100 laps was the scheduled distance, the ARCA Menards Series event will be contested over 200 circuits, with live pit stops, on national television.

Practice for the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 commences at 2pm ET on Saturday, October 5. Qualifying hits the track at 5pm with the green flag scheduled to fly at 8pm ET. MAVtv will carry the race live on their cable and satellite network while additional coverage can be found on the series website at ARCAracing.com.

For more information on Howie DiSavino III visit his website at HowieDiSavino.com

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. 

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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

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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

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Gus Dean; GREE Racing determined for rebound at Elko Speedway

ELKO, Minn. – Disappointed with their last two finishes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards sophomore driver Gus Dean (@GusDean) heads to Elko (Minn.) Speedway for Saturday night’s Sioux Chief PowerPEX 250 looking for a strong rebound for his Win-Tron Racing team.

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Gus Dean; GREE Racing look to win in windy city

JOLIET, Ill. – Producing four straight top-six finishes in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition, sophomore driver Gus (@GusDean) and his Win-Tron Racing team head to Chicagoland Speedway for a Thursday night showdown and hopefully their first win of the season in the SCOTT 150. 

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Gus Dean; GREE Racing look to win in windy city

JOLIET, Ill. – Producing four straight top-six finishes in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition, sophomore driver Gus (@GusDean) and his Win-Tron Racing team head to Chicagoland Speedway for a Thursday night showdown and hopefully their first win of the season in the SCOTT 150. 

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