Fast Track Racing signs Bryan Silas for Talladega

Fast Track Racing Taps Bryan Silas For Talladega CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (September 23, 2006) - - Andy Hillenburg, owner of Fast Track Racing announced today the signing of ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Bryan Silas to pilot a FTR (Fast Track ...

Fast Track Racing Taps Bryan Silas For Talladega

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (September 23, 2006) - - Andy Hillenburg, owner of Fast Track Racing announced today the signing of ARCA RE/MAX Series rookie Bryan Silas to pilot a FTR (Fast Track Racing) entry in the upcoming Food World 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6th, 2006.

Silas has spent the 2006 season getting his feet wet in ARCA competition, competing in four RE/MAX Series events at Berlin Raceway, The Milwaukee Mile, Toledo Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway. Silas earned a best finish of 16th earlier this month at Toledo Speedway.

Fast Track Racing has fielded cars this year in the ARCA Series for Chad McCumbee, Pierre Bourque, Ashley Partlett and Hans-Peter Schappi.

"We're excited to have Bryan on board with us at Talladega," said Hillenburg, a former ARCA RE/MAX Series champion. "Bryan has run well in his short stint in competition and I hope to help him become a contender each and every race. We are confident that we arrive in Talladega strong and maybe even get Bryan's first top-ten."

FTR plans to test Silas and Bourque at Talladega Superspeedway on Monday, September 25th to get some experience on the demanding and breathtaking 2.666-mile oval. "I am looking for some competitive laps and get some good feedback from our drivers to be a strong factor during race week," mentioned Hillenburg.

Fast Track Racing will operate a two-car team at Talladega in October with Silas and NASCAR Busch East Series rookie Pierre Bourque, who will also make his restrictor plate debut.

"We have two talented drivers that should be very competitive in the Food World 250," added Hillenburg. "Both drivers have a great desire to do well and I am hoping that they'll race together for a good finish in the race."

The Food World 250 (94 laps/250 miles) is the 22nd of 23 events on the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. Practice begins Thursday, October 5th with a two hour thirty minute (9:00am-11:35am EST) session planned. Pork Pole qualifying is set for that afternoon (3:30pm EST). The teams will receive a Happy Hour practice with limited adjustments on Friday, October 6th with the race set to take the green flag on later at 4:30pm. The race will be televised on SPEED on a same day tape-delay basis with airtime set for 8:00pm. Visit arcaracing.com for all the latest results from the track.

-credit: ftr

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Series ARCA
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Bryan Silas , Pierre Bourque