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Mason Mingus Returns to Racing Roots with Wauters Motorsports in Super Late Model Spectaculars

Mingus to run the All American 400, the Winchester 400 and the Snowball Derby

MOORESVILLE, NC (September 27, 2017)- Mason Mingus will pilot the No. 5 Call 811 Before You Dig, Wauters Motorsports Toyota Camry  Super Late Model (SLM) in the All American 400 (Fairground Speedway Nashville), the Winchester 400 (Winchester Speedway) and the Snowball Derby (5 Flags Speedway).

Mingus has two previous starts in the All American 400, four starts in the Winchester 400 with a best finish of third place in 2013 and two starts in the Snowball Derby.

The Brentwood, TN native spent three years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) posting one top-five and four top-10 finishes.  Mingus also has four starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Mason Mingus:  “I’m looking forward to racing with Richie (Wauters).  His equipment is top-notch whether it is in the Camping World Truck Series or the Super Late Model Series.  We’ve known each other from the truck series and I have been looking at partnering with someone on some super late model races and he was the first one I called.  Hopefully, we can bring home this Call 811 Before You Dig, Wauters team to a victory in at least one of these historic Super Late Model races.”

Richie Wauters:  “We are excited to have Mason (Mingus) driving for us in these upcoming races.  He has a lot of experience at these tracks so I’m hoping for some top finishes in these prestigious events.”

The 33rd Annual All American 400 is slated for October 1st, the 46th Annual Winchester 400 October 8th and the 50th Annual Snowball Derby November 30th.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Mason Mingus on Twitter: @WautersMotors5, @Mason_Mingus and Facebook.





Wauters Motorsports and Trevor Noles Team Up for Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway

trevorBristol, VA (May 18, 2017) – Trevor Noles will pilot the No. 5 Noles Cabinets Toyota Camry in the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals Super Late Model race May 21st.

Noles and Wauters Motorsports tested at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway last week in preparation for the RustyWallaceCars.com 100.

Trevor Noles: “I’m beyond excited for the opportunity to race with the Wauters Motorsports team at the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway.  I’ve only had a few super (late model) races in 2017 as I have been concentrating on college graduation.  With that accomplished I can’t wait to get back to racing.  We tested at Bristol last weekend.  It was my first time at Bristol, as well as, the first time teaming up with Richie (Wauters).  Wow, is all I can say!  The track was wicked fast, the race car was even faster and we finished up with some great lap times.  We will definitely be a contender for the win.  I have to personally thank the crew, family, friends and the many sponsors who have made this possible.”

Noles just received his Degree in Construction Technology management from Pitt Community College.  His charity sponsor, Military Missions in Actions, which he has supported the last several years, will also be on board this weekend.

The Short Truck U.S. Nationals will be sanctioned by the Southern Super Series, ARCA/CRA Super Series and the CARS Super Late Model Tour.

Speed51.com will have full coverage of the multi-day event from Bristol Motor Speedway.

About Military Missions in Action (MMIA) http://militarymissionsinaction.org/

There are five MMIA Programs:

  1. Operation Building Hopeprovides home modifications to ensure veterans with disabilities can live independently in a fully-accessible home.
  2. Homes for Healingassists veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). MMIA assists veterans who suffer these conditions, which in turn helps in their healing process.
  3. Military Child Access & Assistance Program (MCAAP)assists active duty service members and veterans who have children with special needs who require handicap accessibility into their home.
  4. Fill the Footlockersupports active-duty service-men and women serving in combat zones by collecting items which help bring them comfort and our homeless veterans in North Carolina
  5. Operation Warrior Golfthe Wounded Warrior battalions in North Carolina teach veterans with disabilities how to overcome their limitation(s) through the game of golf. Upon completion of the program, MMIA presents the veteran with a gently-used set of golf clubs.


NextEra Energy Resources 250 Korbin Forrister / Wauters Motorsports Race Recap:

Start: 10th

Segment 1: 7th

Segment 2: 11th

Finish: 20th

IMG_3424Korbin Forrister, in the No. 5 Advanced Medical Laboratories Toyota Tundra, posted a 20th place finish after getting caught up in a multi-truck incident on lap 72 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway Friday night.

Forrister placed the Wauters Motorsports entry in the 10th place on the starting grid after advancing to the second round of qualifying on the famed 2-5mile superspeedway for the 100 lap, 250 mile NCWTS season opening event.

Forrister was able to avoid the lap three multi-truck accident and finished stage one in the seventh place, earning valuable NCWTS Championship points.

Forrister pitted during on lap 20 taking fuel only and restarted 11th and finished 11th in the second stage of the race on lap 40.

The Wauters Motorsports team came in for four Goodyear tires and Sunoco fuel but the pit crew was over the wall too quickly, sending Forrister to the tail end of the longest line. The team chose to come down pit road on lap 45 to top-off with fuel restarting in the 18th position on lap 46.

Green flag pit stops on the famed Daytona International Speedway were starting to begin when two trucks collided in the draft, clipping the No. 5 Advanced Medical Laboratories Tundra and sending him into the front stretch grass.  The damage was too severe for Forrister to continue ending the Wauters Motorsports teams day early on lap 72 of 100.

“It was really not the finish we were hoping for at Daytona,” Korbin Forrister said.  “The Advanced Medical Laboratories / Wauters Motorsports team is going to be strong this season and I’m looking forward to being back in action next weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  I can’t thank all our sponsors enough, the fans for standing beside us and look to get a better run at my hometown track.”

IMG_3435Forrister, at Georgia native will be back in the No. 5 Advanced Medical Laboratories Tundra at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the running of the Active Pest Control 200 Saturday, March 4th.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Korbin Forrister on Facebook and Twitter @WautersMotors5 and @KorbinForrister.

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Advanced Medical Laboratories is proud of our ultra-modern, state of the art main facility, located in the historic St Augustine, Florida. Designed to meet our exacting specifications, our laboratory allows us to continue servicing our clientele with the highest level of efficiency and accuracy, offer up to date testing modalities and to maintain our position as a competitive and leading laboratory within the U.S. In addition, our laboratory medical technology team together offer over 25 years of clinical expertise in the area of laboratory diagnostics and testing.

Advanced Medical Laboratories is a full service independent clinical reference laboratory offering an expansive menu of testing services hemotology, toxicology and confirmation testing. Utilizing the most advanced technologies, Advanced Medical Laboratories places the need of each individual patient first. Our commitment to accuracy, quality and timely results makes Advanced Medical Laboratories a respected laboratory of choice.


Noah Gragson Gets Ready for Second NCWTS Start at Homestead-Miami Speedway

dsc_1430Homestead, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2016) — Noah Gragson will make his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start in the Nov. 18 EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the No. 18 SPEEDVEGAS / AlertID Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) Toyota Tundra entry, owned by Richie Wauters.

The 18-year-old Las Vegas native made his series debut at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) last week, posting a 16th place finish after starting 14th in the Lucas Oil 150.  The NASCAR NEXT driver had advanced to a highest running position of 12th place, finishing on the lead lap. He completed the entire event, gaining experience with each lap.  Additionally, according to NASCAR Loop Statistics, Gragson made the highest number of green flag passes (29) on the Avondale, Ariz. track.

This will be Gragson’s first start on the 1.5 oval track located in Homestead, Fla., where the inaugural  NCWTS Championship Chase will be finalized.

dsc_0986Noah Gragson: “I learned a tremendous amount last week in Phoenix. Learning the aero, the way the trucks handle and how to work around the field were all new to me. I have a lot to learn about racing in the NCWTS, but I am excited about the future. Richie (Wauters) and the team did an incredible job of giving me a great truck. I got myself in a little pinch early, but we were able to recover our Tundra well, thanks to the hard work of everyone at RWR, KBM and Toyota.”

dsc_0993The Ford EcoBoost 200 is slated to begin Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.  Fox Sports 1 will have live televised coverage of NCWTS practice at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., qualifying at 3:30 p.m. and pre-race coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.

MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90 will also have live coverage of the race.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Noah Gragson on Facebook and Twitter @WautersMotors5 and @NoahGragson.

Noah Gragson Makes NCWTS Debut at Phoenix International Raceway

Avondale, Ariz. (Nov. 7, 2016) –Noah Gragson will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) in the running of the Lucas Oil 150 Friday, Nov. 11.

Gragson will pilot the No. 18 SPEEDVEGAS / AlertID Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) Toyota Tundra entry, owned by Richie Wauters at the Avondale, Arizona track.

unspecifiedThe 18-year-old NASCAR Next driver started in the Bandoleros at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, eventually moving into late models.  In 2015, Noah joined the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West making his series debut at Kern County Raceway Park. He finished third after qualifying eighth. At Tucson Raceway Park, Gragson battled with his teammate for his first career victory. Later in the season at Meridian (Idaho) Speedway, he recorded his first pole position and led 176 laps to win.

In his first season of stock car racing, Gragson finished second in the final points standings with two wins, seven top fives, and 11 top 10s, becoming the ninth driver in series history to finish runner-up in points and win Rookie of the Year.

2016 would mark a full-season return to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, as well as competing in 13 of 14 races in the NKNPS East. In 27 races between the two series, Gragson would put up an impressive four wins, 13 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes.

Gragson has also competed in several Super Late Model events with Wauters Motorsports and is looking for additional experience prior to his 2017 full season in the NCWTS for KBM.

18-truckNoah Gragson:

“I am excited about my debut in the Truck Series (NCWTS) in Phoenix and moving to the next level of racing from the NASCAR K&N Series to one of the top-tier NASCAR touring series in 2017.  I want to thank Kyle & Samantha Busch, KBM, Richie Wauters and Toyota for the opportunity to run the final two races this season in preparation for next year.   I am proud to represent my sponsors SPEEDVEGAS and AlertID at Phoenix and Homestead (HMS). My goal is to learn a lot these next two events, run all the laps and build towards next season. I’ve run PIR in the K&N Series where I was able to learn the track but I know driving the Toyota Tundra will be a new experience and I am certainly looking forward to it.”

Gragson will also pilot the KBM Tundra entry, owned by Richie Wauters at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Nov. 18 NCWTS Season Finale.

Richie Wauters:

“We are excited to have Noah (Gragson) in the truck at Phoenix.  We ran this truck (chassis 23) at New Hampshire (Motor Speedway) and Phoenix (PIR) last year with Dalton (Sargent) where he finished ninth in New Hampshire and was caught up in a wreck at Phoenix.  Kyle (Busch) and I go back a long ways in the Truck Series (NCWTS) and I’m glad we were able to get Noah behind the wheel of a truck in the last two races before his full season next year.  Noah is a great driver, we’ve had a lot of fun running in the Super Late Models the past couple years and we are anxious to see how he converts his style to a truck.  Hopefully, we will have a great finish at Phoenix and Homestead for SPEEDVEGAS, AlertID and Toyota.”

16t18-sv-rev-a4-014The Lucas Oil 150 NCWTS at Phoenix International Raceway is slated to begin at 10 pm ET Friday, Nov. 11.  Fox Sports 1 will have live televised coverage of practice (11:30 am and 3 pm); qualifying (8:30 pm) and the NCWTS Setup Show beginning at 9:30 pm. MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90 will also have live coverage of the race.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Noah Gragson on Facebook and Twitter @WautersMotors5 and @NoahGragson.