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Howie DiSavino Prepares for Sizzling Summer Starting in Indianapolis

MOORESVILLE, NC (June 30, 2020) – It has been months overdue, but Howie DiSavino III is finally climbing behind the wheel again this weekend in the ARCA Menards Series at Lucas Oil Raceway. It will be the Virginia driver’s first return visit to a track with WinTron Racing and his second ARCA start of 2020.

A year ago, DiSavino made his second career ARCA start at the .686-mile oval west of Indianapolis in the WinTron Racing No. 32 Chevrolet. After qualifying in the top ten and running well in the race, an electrical gremlin hindered the team prior to the finish and relegated the rookie driver to a 16th place finish. Since graduating from weekly racing in Virginia, DiSavino has made two total starts at LOR, including a pro late model start prior to his ARCA run.

“I feel really good going back to a place that I have raced before,” said DiSavino. “I feel like it will be a great race for us because I’ve got experience there after being out of the seat for so long. I’m ready to get back behind the wheel and going back racing again.”

For DiSavino, the latest changes in the sporting world due to the coronoavirus pandemic have allowed some positive shifts for his racing career. As races have moved and adjusted dates, so have his plans to compete. Following the ARCA race in Indianapolis, DiSavino will be competing in the ARCA Menards Series at Iowa on July 18, Kansas on July 24, plus tackling a handful of NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races later this year.

“Everything has changed, for sure,” the driver of the Kees Travel / Bud’s Plumbing Chevrolet admitted. “Our race schedule, our plans for the year, everything has shifted. It seems like we’re going week to week to figure out what we are doing, but I have been working out and doing whatever needs to get done in my downtime. Even with reduced track time and practice for these ARCA races, I feel like we’ll still have the same end result. My WinTron team will give me a great car and we’ll go out and try to make the most of it.”

The ARCA Menards Series Calypso Lemonade 200 runs Friday night, July 3, at 8pm ET and can be seen LIVE through cable and satellite network MAVTV. A limited number of tickets are available through either ARCA’s website or the facility website, and additional event coverage can be found on ARCARacing.com

ABOUT PMG:
PMG and its staff have decades of motorsports experience from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series all the way down to Legends and Bandoleros, including their current clients who span the same scope. A growing organization, they recently moved to a new office on the fourth floor of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Smith Tower. The move positions them closer to more of the industry’s integral people including key industry personnel, major race teams, and important manufacturers and vendors. For more information on PMG, visit their website at www.racingpmg.com or call (980) 258-8916.

DiSavino Visits Phoenix for First Time in ARCA Menards Series

Howie DiSavino visited Phoenix Raceway for the first time in his career with the ARCA Menards Series and Win-Tron Racing for the second race of the tour’s season.

After starting 16th, Howie was fighting for position with another competitor until contact in turn one put Howie sideways and into the SAFER barrier just past the halfway point of the event. He was credited with a 21st place finish.

“We had an awesome race today, but unfortunately we couldn’t do every single lap, got put into the wall,” Howie said afterwards on a social media video.

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

CONCORD, NC (January 21, 2020) – 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.

About PMG

PMG is an industry leader with a fresh perspective on driver career path management, sponsorship acquisition, and the value of digital branding in motorsports. Headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, we work with drivers, teams and sponsors nationwide in multiple levels and divisions of motorsports competition. PMG’s principle partners have over 100 years of combined experience in marketing, public relations, competing in NASCAR, and race team management. We put that experience to work for our clients, helping them achieve their goals in motorsports. Learn more at www.racingpmg.com.

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.

ABOUT PMG:
PMG and its staff have decades of motorsports experience from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series all the way down to Legends and Bandoleros, including their current clients who span the same scope. A growing organization, they recently moved to a new office on the fourth floor of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Smith Tower. The move positions them closer to more of the industry’s integral people including key industry personnel, major race teams, and important manufacturers and vendors. For more information on PMG, visit their website at www.racingpmg.com or call (980) 258-8916.

DiSavino To Make ARCA Debut at Elko

CONCORD, NC (July 3, 2019) – Just days after signing with PMG to accelerate his racing career, Howie DiSavino III announced today he will be making his ARCA Menards Series debut at Elko Speedway on July 13. DiSavino will be racing a car prepared by WinTron Racing in the 250-lap event.

“It’s insane how quickly all this has happened, but I’m stoked to be making my ARCA debut at Elko Speedway next weekend,” DiSavino said. “I think Elko will fit my style well, as I’ve grown up on bullrings like Southside Speedway in Virginia, and Elko is one of those kinds of places. I can’t thank Kevin Cywinski enough for putting faith in me to drive one of his cars and to PMG for making it all come together so fast.” 

WinTron Racing has a solid history in the ARCA Menards Series in addition to other forms of motorsports. Most recently, WinTron has been a part of the careers of drivers like Cup star Daniel Suarez, defending Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick, and Truck Series stars like Brett Moffitt and Ross Chastain. Team owner Kevin Cywinski is a former driver, racking up multiple national championships in the former ASA National Tour.

“We tested the other day with WinTron at Hickory, and things went really well,” DiSavino said. “Twice, they’ve taken a driver to victory lane in their first start, plus they won this race last year with Gus Dean. I’d love to have that result, and while it’s not my expectation, it’s encouraging to know the equipment is capable of winning with rookie drivers and veterans alike.”

Prior to making his ARCA debut, DiSavino has competed exclusively on short tracks near his home outside Richmond, Virginia. Appropriately, Brad Gramm and Mass Mutual Greater Richmond is assisting in DiSavino’s jump to the ARCA Menards Series as the primary sponsor for next weekend’s event. 

The Menards 250 rolls off at 9pm CT on Saturday, July 13. MAVtv will carry the race live on their cable network while additional coverage can be found on the series website at ARCAracing.com.

ABOUT PMG: 
PMG and its staff have decades of motorsports experience from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series all the way down to Legends and Bandoleros, including their current clients who span the same scope. A growing organization, they recently moved to a new office on the fourth floor of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Smith Tower. The move positions them closer to more of the industry’s integral people including key industry personnel, major race teams, and important manufacturers and vendors. For more information on PMG, visit their website at www.racingpmg.com or call (980) 258-8916. 
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PMG Adds DiSavino To Growing Family Of Drivers

CONCORD, NC (June 28, 2019) – Howie DiSavino III and PMG have joined forces to accelerate the career of the teenage driver from Virginia. DiSavino currently competes in late model stock cars around the Virginia region with aspirations of ascending to the highest levels of the sport.

“Howie has been a quick study in his very short career,” said Austin Theriault, co-principal at PMG. “He started out racing arena cars just a few years ago, now he’s a contender in a late model at every track he frequents. Someone with Howie’s kind of attention to detail and ability to learn always has the opportunity to excel in this sport, and we aim to accelerate those opportunities for him.”

DiSavino was only eight years old when a pair of free tickets to a local arena racing event caused him to be bitten by the racing bug. After that first race, he begged his family for a racecar until the time he was 13 when his dream finally became a reality. As newcomers to the sport, the family quickly learned how much effort a successful career needed and learned of the long road toward achieving Howie’s racing goals of landing a ride in the top three levels of NASCAR.

Since their initial foray into motorsports, the DiSavino family have seen quick success after early, rookie stumbles. In only his third year of racing late models, DiSavino has excelled at his home track of Southside Speedway while also making visits to facilities such as Dominion Raceway and Shenandoah Speedway. More often than not, the No. 55 unloads as a threat to win, consistently finishing in the top three on any given night. 

“We’ve been attempting to accelerate my career for a few years now after getting into late models, and while we’ve had success on the track, it’s a lot of the other stuff we’ve learned takes solid guidance,” said DiSavino, who has aspirations of moving up to ARCA before he is 21 years of age. “Austin and J.R. at PMG have been exactly the kind of people we’ve been looking for to help us understand all the moving parts and relationships inside this sport. Yes, we did it ourselves locally, but beyond that, we’re depending upon Austin and J.R. to lead me in accomplishing the rest of the goals in my racing career.” 

PMG has been accelerating careers of drivers like Howie DiSavino III for over thirty years. Their staff has experience at all levels of the sport in career management from Legends and Bandoleros up to the NASCAR Cup Series. With the recent addition of former ARCA champion and current NASCAR driver Austin Theriault as a principal, PMG is better suited than ever to assist aspiring racers with their career plans to achieve their racing goals.

Howie DiSavino III will be in action regularly around Virginia through the remainder of the racing season. After making their CARS Late Model Stock Tour debut a week ago at Dominion Raceway, the team plans to focus on races at their home track of Southside Speedway while making occasional visits to other facilities in the region. 


ABOUT PMG: 
PMG and its staff have decades of motorsports experience from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series all the way down to Legends and Bandoleros, including their current clients who span the same scope. A growing organization, they recently moved to a new office on the fourth floor of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Smith Tower. The move positions them closer to more of the industry’s integral people including key industry personnel, major race teams, and important manufacturers and vendors. For more information on PMG, visit their website at www.racingpmg.com or call (980) 258-8916. 

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