Kansas: Bryan Silas preview

Bryan Silas, Fast Track Racing, No. 11 Nortrax-Holland Pump-Shell Rotella T- Palm Beach Grading (PBG) Chevrolet Monte Carlo Race Information: Event: Kansas Lottery $150 Grand, Friday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. Local Time Track: Kansas Speedway ...

Bryan Silas, Fast Track Racing, No. 11 Nortrax-Holland Pump-Shell Rotella T- Palm Beach Grading (PBG) Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Race Information: Event: Kansas Lottery $150 Grand, Friday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. Local Time Track: Kansas Speedway Qualifying: Friday, April 27 at 12:45 p.m. Local Time; Track Length: 1.5-mile paved oval.

Salem Recap: Silas made his Salem Speedway debut last Sunday with impressive results. After starting deep in the field (27), Silas drove a very smart and conservative race to post a career-best eighth place finish in the first of two events at the Southern Indiana-based track this season.

Inaugural Kansas Event: Silas will make his first ever ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Kansas Speedway Friday afternoon. While Silas's resume includes tracks of Chicagoland Speedway, Talladega Speedway, Daytona International Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway the Kansas Lottery $150 Grand will be the first ever battle at the mile-and-a-half speed plant for the Florida native.

Looking Good: Nortrax, Shell Rotella-T, Holland Pump and Palm Beach Grading (PBG) will sponsor Silas's No. 11 Chevrolet Monte Carlo this Friday. The duo group of sponsors continue their foray into the ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) and will hold sponsorship of the Fast Track Racing's primary entry.

Double Duty: In addition to running the ARS event at Kansas on Friday, Silas will also make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) debut on Saturday night piloting the No. 71 Chevrolet Silverado owned by ARCA team owner Andy Hillenburg. Silas will be locked into the field as only 36 teams are entered for the event.

Points Chase: With his exceptional run at Salem Speedway Sunday afternoon, Silas jumped to ninth in the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings forty points behind eighth place competitor Billy Venturini. Silas continues to chase Phillip McGilton for the ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie-of-the-Year crown heading into the fifth race of the season.

Testing, Testing, Testing: Bryan Silas and Fast Track Racing recently participated in the open test session at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago posting the sixth fastest time unofficially. Testing has proven to pay off for the ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie-of-the-Year candidate as pre-race testing at USA International Speedway and Salem Speedway yielded top-10 efforts. The team hopes to continue the trend this Friday.

Virtually Locked In: Unlike the first four races of the 2007 season, Bryan Silas and Fast Track Racing will be guaranteed a spot in Friday's ARCA field should any potential problems arise during practice or qualifying. The team will be granted a berth based upon their position in owner's points.

Meet & Greet: Bryan Silas will be signing autographs at the Legends at Village West, a shopping facility located directly adjacent to Kansas Speedway this Thursday, April 26 from 6:00-8:00pm local time.

Fast Track Racing, Kansas Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Bryan Silas

On Salem: "Salem was a great race for the Fast Track Racing team. We started in the back and finished up front. I am really happy with the way the race went. Everyone did a great job all the way around and I was able to collect a career-best finish. It's great to have some confidence heading into Kansas this weekend."

On Coaching From Andy Hillenburg: "It's great to have a guy like Andy Hillenburg on my side. He has done so much for my career this season, I can't believe it. He's a big reason why we are running so good thus far. He is a big cheerleader. I know I can go to Andy if I need anything and that's important to me."

On Kansas Speedway: "I'm looking forward to Kansas this weekend. We tested there and the track reminds me of Chicagoland Speedway a little bit. I think we can have another great weekend like Salem Speedway; we just need a little luck on our side to make it happen. I have my confidence back and I can't wait to get back in the car."

On His Climb In The Point Standings: "We needed that. It's still early in the season, but every point helps. The championship is not out of our reach by any means. If some of the guys ahead of me have some misfortunate we'll be there looking to capitalize on it. I have a feeling that the championship is going to come down to the last race of the season."

-credit: ftr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Billy Venturini , Phillip McGilton , Bryan Silas