Salem II: Bryan Silas preview

Bryan Silas Feeling The ARCA Love Heading To Salem SALEM, Indiana (September 11, 2008) - - On an extreme wave of momentum and still riding high on his career-best sixth place run last Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, ARCA RE/MAX...

Bryan Silas Feeling The ARCA Love Heading To Salem

SALEM, Indiana (September 11, 2008) - - On an extreme wave of momentum and still riding high on his career-best sixth place run last Saturday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway, ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Bryan Silas returns this weekend to one of his favorite tracks on the circuit, Salem Speedway.

[IMAGE]The recent amount of success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series has rejuvenated the Stuart, Florida native's confidence with an eye on notching his second straight top-10 run at Salem Speedway Saturday night.

In the second race of the season, Silas battled adversity and bounced back from a late race tangle to record a second consecutive eighth place finish at the .555 speedway.

"It's Salem baby," said the 21-year old rising star. "We haven't really qualified well at Salem Speedway in the past, but we have minded our "p's" and "q's" and that has awarded our Fast Track Racing team with two top-10 finishes in the last four races.

"We're going to try and make it three for three. This time we're looking for a little more. We racked up a sixth place finish in the last race and my goal is to finish even better at Salem this weekend."

Pointed out as one of the hottest drivers currently on the ARCA tour, Silas knows that his momentum could easily be crumbled Saturday night, but the avid racecar driver isn't looking at Salem that way. Instead he's looking at the event as a challenge. A challenge that can be conquered.

"Some drivers are petrified of Salem," sounded Silas. "I'll admit, it's a fast place for being so small but you have to live on the edge there. If you aren't hugging yourself up to the wall in turns three and four, you aren't pushing it enough. As a team we're heading into the event with the same mentality we have each time we come to Salem, do the best you can.

"You can't control the awful things that sometimes happen at Salem, that's just the nature of the beast," explained Silas. "Fortunately, for the most part we've been able to overcome the odds and put ourselves near the front. We'll try and continue that Saturday night."

With his impressive performances lately, Silas has also climbed the ARCA RE/MAX Series point's ladder with the Fast Track Racing development driver holding 11th in the standings just 15 markers ahead of 12th place competitor Dexter Bean.

"We've worked extremely hard to move up in the standings and we're a little closer to 10th. We still have some work to do and there's pressure ahead and pressure behind, so it's not going to be an easy task, but we are not going down without a fight. The goal is to keep our points position intact leaving Salem Saturday night.

Nortrax, Shell Rotella T, Holland Pump, Oasis, Palm Beach Grading (PBG) and Rockingham Speedway will all sponsor the No. 11 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the 18th event on the 2008 ARCA calendar.

"I think that Salem is one of the best races of the year, yet it doesn't receive any live television coverage. It doesn't make any sense to me. I can tell you this though; it will be a great show for the fans. The stands are always filled and I expect to see the same on Saturday night."

-credit: BryanSilasRacing.com

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Series ARCA
Drivers Bryan Silas , Dexter Bean