Silas Returns To USAR Competition With Momentum On His Side "Florida Native Looking To Finish What He Started" CECIL, Georgia (Wednesday, March 28, 2007) -- With his first United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooter's Pro Cup race behind him and...
Silas Returns To USAR Competition With Momentum On His Side
"Florida Native Looking To Finish What He Started"
CECIL, Georgia (Wednesday, March 28, 2007) -- With his first United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooter's Pro Cup race behind him and a strong top-10 finish at USA International Speedway last Saturday night in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, Bryan Silas will take advantage of an off weekend and return to Pro Cup competition for Saturday's Glover Foods 250 from South Georgia Motorsports Park.
Silas, a native of Stuart, Florida will reunite with Troy Baird for the second event of the season. The USAR and ARCA rookie will once again pilot the No. 80 Ford Fusion.
Rewinding back to his inaugural debut, Silas practiced solid, started 34th and began a mad march towards the front at the beginning of the event. Moving through the pack with a neutral racecar, Silas was logging laps and maneuvering through the field accomplishing what he planned to do, finish the race. Those plans came to a halt when Silas was dumped by another competitor on lap 40 causing front-end damage to his automobile.
While the avid late model competitor was able to return to competition, suspension problems arose in the late stages of the event forcing Silas to exit the event with a 25th place finish.
"We're heading to Georgia this weekend to finish what we started," said Silas. "It was an eventful race at Lakeland a few weeks ago, but I was able to gain some experience in the lighter cars and what we learned in that race will help us a lot this weekend."
Nortrax, Holland Pump and Palm Beach Grading (PBG) who backed Silas's inaugural debut in the USAR series will return this weekend for the second of multiple events this season. The trio of sponsors are looking for their second straight top-10 finish after Silas soared to a career best 10th in only his eighth ARCA start in the Construct Corps-Palm Beach Grading (PBG) 250 last Saturday night.
"I definitely plan to keep the momentum rolling this weekend," explained Silas. "My Fast Track Racing guys will be back with me this weekend to assist and that's a huge advantage for everyone involved with our USAR program. Our sponsorship package is great for this race and I think we have the slickest looking car, I can't wait for Saturday."
He continued, "Our goals are simple for this weekend. Improve. We want to improve all the way around. From practice to qualifying and the race. We've made some changes to our program since Lakeland and the results should equal success."
"The Hooter's Pro Cup Series is a great place to race. I felt welcomed and a lot of people extended their hand to offer guidance and support, it makes easier to come back when we're not racing ARCA. The knowledge surrounding my team is what it's all about. The more I'm behind the wheel the better both (USAR and ARCA) our programs will be."