Matt Tifft; Win-Tron Racing Gaining Momentum In K&N Pro Series Competition
MOORESVILLE, North Carolina (June 14, 2013) – – As the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKPSE) approaches it’s summer stretch, Win-Tron Racing and rookie driver Matt Tifft are gaining momentum.
The driver of the No. 89 DOC 360 Chevrolet Impala scored his second top-10 finish of the season last weekend at Iowa Speedway in the Casey’s General Stores 150, giving the Mooresville, North Carolina-based team some much welcomed confidence after the sixth race of the season.
While, Tifft is enjoying a much welcomed weekend off, the teenager is still stoked about his performance at Iowa Speedway, which led to his first top-10 since Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in April.
“We had a great car at Iowa Speedway, especially at the end,” said Tifft, the development driver for Win-Tron Racing. “I have a new crew chief Mike (Chaffee) and we really seem to gel well. We started deep in the field, but utilizing patience, we were able to stay out of trouble and battle hard for 10th. In my eyes, it was a real good day.”
Moving forward though, the Hinckley, Ohio native is focused on turning his top-10 performances into more.
“I have a strong team and a great sponsor with DOC360,” sounded Tifft. “We knew that we’d have our hiccups along the way, but we’re making progress and that’s what it is all about. I’m looking forward to some of the tracks coming up and with a little luck, we should be able to turn those top-10s into top-fives, and maybe even a win.”
In-between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tour, Tifft will also compete in select ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts, as well a trip to the Milwaukee Mile on July 9 in the ARCA Midwest Series tour, where Tifft is the reigning Rookie of the Year.”
“It’s good for me to be behind the wheel of a car as much as possible,” the soon-to-be 17 year-old explained. “The more I’m racing, the better driver I’m becoming. I have a team that wants to see me succeed, and they’re doing everything in their power to try and make that happen. That means a lot to me. There isn’t anything on our schedule where I don’t feel we can’t be competitive at.”
For Win-Tron Racing, owned by former racers Kevin Cywinski and Nate Thiesse, the expansion to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tour opens the door for the team to continue and enhance their on-track product. The team will work vigorously with Tifft as part of their driver development platform. Currently, the team is second in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship chase with driver Mason Mingus after seven races.
Thus far, the team is exceptionally pleased with their young protégé.
“Matt has grown tremendously since we announced our partnership back in January,” Win-Tron Racing co-car owner Nate Thiesse said. “We’ve had some bumps in the road, but we have recovered and the finishes are finally coming together. Matt is a talented racecar driver and we are excited to see what the rest of the year holds.
Tifft’s previous crew chief, Shane Tesch, remains with the organization in a car chief role.
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