Bryan Silas Road Course Ready MILVILLE, New Jersey (September 25, 2008) - - Second year ARCA driver Bryan Silas is hot right now. The 21-year old rising star is on a string of three consecutive top-10 finishes including a career sixth place ...
Bryan Silas Road Course Ready
MILVILLE, New Jersey (September 25, 2008) - - Second year ARCA driver Bryan Silas is hot right now. The 21-year old rising star is on a string of three consecutive top-10 finishes including a career sixth place at Chicagoland Speedway earlier this month. But now for the first time in his ARCA career, Silas will turn left and right as the series returns to a road course at the newly built New Jersey Motorsports Park for Sunday's Loud Energy Drink 150.
And while many teams are extremely optimistic about returning to a road course, Silas is feeling a little more relaxed after competing in a Koni Challenge Series event at the New Jersey Motorsports Park a couple weeks ago where Silas stormed to an impressive top-15 finish in a car fielded by fellow ARCA team TRG Motorsports.
"It should be a fun weekend," said the Stuart, Florida native. "Road course racing definitely provides its challenges but I think as a driver it can make us better. Rights and lefts are something that I'm not used to but I'm hoping that the experience I gained in the Koni race allows us to soar to our fourth top-10 finish Sunday afternoon."
With the buzz continuing on Silas's recent streak of finishes, he credits the hard work of his Fast Track Racing team for the season-turnaround. "We've worked hard to make our program stronger. We've had some luck along the way too which has been a big help and it's really put this team in the spotlight where we feel we belong. We'll try to make it four-in-a-row this weekend."
When asked how to describe the road course event this weekend, Silas sounded, "It's obviously very different from what we're used toand that's what makes it so exciting." Staying focused and remaining confident will be the key to success on Sunday. We tested at NJMP on Tuesday and I feel that what we learned in the stock car can be applied to practice on both Friday and Saturday. Our times will get faster with the more laps run, so remaining optimistic could equal great success."
With just three races remaining in the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Silas sits 12th in the standings just 15 markers from 11th and 100 credits from entering the top-10. "Getting in the top-10 isn't out of the picture and most definitely we want to be there when the final checkered flag falls for the season. Another top-10 run this weekend will help us solider on to that goal."