Sielsky Racing: Best Looking Team In Chicago "Windy City" Native Wants Revenge after Tough Race Chicago, IL (July 10, 2001) - Net56-Sielsky Racing is the "Best Appearing Team" in ASA. That's the honor that driver Matt Sielsky and his racing ...
Sielsky Racing: Best Looking Team In Chicago
"Windy City" Native Wants Revenge after Tough Race
Chicago, IL (July 10, 2001) - Net56-Sielsky Racing is the "Best Appearing Team" in ASA. That's the honor that driver Matt Sielsky and his racing team received Sunday for the Chicago 200 American Speed Association event at the Chicago Motor Speedway.
"We are really happy to be recognized as "Best Appearing" because we want to look good in anything we do," said the charismatic 23-year-old rookie in ASA. "The fact that we received that award for the Chicago race made it even more special. It was great to have my family and friends with us as we accepted the award. They have been a big part of my career." The Net56 Team received a $500 check for the award while photographers took pictures in Victory Lane at CMS.
The week leading up to the Chicago 200 showed what type of character the Sielsky Racing squad is made of. Crew Chief CR Miller and the team spent all week repairing the Net56 Chevrolet after a wreck the previous week in Toledo, OH. The car was completed Friday morning and was transported to Chicago (a 14-hour trek from North Carolina) for the race. While at the track on Saturday, the crew continued to prepare the car while the first practice session of the day was underway.
"It was simply an incredible week filled with a lot of hard work," said Sielsky. "The guys did a great job, and on top of all the work, we restructured the team mid-week. I think we now have the right ingredients to run consistently at the top of the pack in ASA."
Unfortunately, the changes that were made will not be felt until the next ASA event Sielsky Racing will compete in. After starting 33rd, due to the lack of practice time, Matt's Net56 racer developed rear-end problems early in the race. Sielsky was relegated to a 35th place finish.
"It was unfortunate, but at the same time I am excited about the coming weeks," said the former Northbrook, IL resident. "We struggled all weekend, but it showed what this team is made of. We all work hard, and in the coming weeks we will be able to show our stuff. Then we can come back to Chicago in style."
Sielsky Racing is spending part of this week on a chassis-dyno to fine-tune their Chevrolet. After that, the team will test at Salem Speedway (Salem, IN) for the upcoming Tecumseh 300 (July 21, 2001).
"Salem is one of the few places I raced last year during my limited schedule with LaFavre Racing," explains Matt. "I know the track, and it is a real tough place, but a lot of fun at the same time. We know we'll come out of the test with a head-start for that race."
Net56, Inc. supported Sielsky Racing for the Chicago 200. Net56 is a subsidiary company of Koch Technologies, Inc. (KTI), who had been providing quality software solutions on a number of levels, since 1980. Net56 is proficient in all areas of networking, software development and Internet technology. Net56 is dedicated to providing their clients and business partners with comprehensive, proven management methodology, tested and refined for more than 15 years. Net56 has the business and technology experience to formulate strategic plans by designing, building and successfully implementing its clients business needs.
Sielsky Racing is currently searching for a full-time sponsor to aid with its efforts for the 2001 ASA ACDelco Series.