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Silas Looking For Smooth & Solid NCTS Run In Kentucky

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Bryan Silas, Built Ford Tough 225

Silas Looking For Smooth & Solid NCTS Run In Kentucky

Chris Knight
Fast Track Racing
July 13, 2007

“ Florida Native Tacking Double Duty In Bluegrass State ”

SPARTA, Kentucky (July 13, 2007) - - Bryan Silas will take advantage of a double header weekend to make his third NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) start in Saturday’s Kentucky Built Ford Tough 225.

Silas is one of three drivers (Bryan Silas, Jose Wise and Peter Shepherd) who will pull double duty under the lights Friday and Saturday.

Silas will have a busy day on Friday, the 13th at the 1.5-mile speed plant. He will be tackling both ARCA RE/MAX Series and practice for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Then, while focusing solely on his Nortrax-Shell Rotella T Ford Fusion, he will be qualifying for the 13th installment on the 2007 schedule which is the WLWT Channel 5-150 scheduled to roll off shortly after 8:00pm local time.

Driving for two-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Andy Hillenburg in both series, the rookie driver looks for a smooth and solid effort on Saturday night hoping to earn additional respect from the 34 other competitors expected to compete at the Sparta, Kentucky-based facility.

Silas, who has two previous NCTS starts at Kansas Speedway and Lowe’s Motor Speedway this season knows the competition will be fierce, but the Stuart, Florida native knows this is another chance to shine and he’s planning on making the best of it.

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the trucks,” said Silas, the driver of the No. 71 Fast Track High Performance Driving School-Palm Beach Grading Chevrolet Silverado. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in a truck, but they are a lot of fun. We’re not looking to set the world on fire Saturday night; it’s all about gaining more experience and having a little fun too. A good clean finish is all we’re looking for.”

When asked if competing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series event will help him for Saturday night, Silas offered, “You never know. You always learn something when you’re on the track. There’s a huge difference between the car and the truck. But, I’ll have plenty of time to recognize the do’s and don’ts, which I think can be an asset for Saturday night. We only have a few more truck races left this season, we want to make the best out of all them.”

Nortrax, Fast Track High Performance Driving School and Palm Beach Grading (PBG) will both be backing Silas’s third attempt in the NCTS.

“It’s great to have our sponsors from the ARCA division move over to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. They are very supportive of my racing career. As a driver, I can’t ask for anything more and I truly appreciate everything they do for me. Hopefully we can thank them even further with a good run on Saturday night.”

The Built Ford Tough 225 (150 laps/225 miles) is the 13th of 25 races on the 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule. Practice begins Friday, July 13 with an hour and ten minute (2:30pm-3:40pm) local time. A half-hour rookie practice session has been etched in from 3:50pm-4:20pm local time. Happy Hour is set to commence at 6:30 and conclude at 7:30pm. Bud pole qualifying is set for Saturday, July 14 at 4:00pm. The race will be broadcasted live on the SPEED channel beginning with the pre-race show at 7:30pm local time and the main event starting at 8:00pm local time. MRN will handle the airwaves starting at 7:30pm local time. The race will also be available via Sirius satellite radio channel 128 also launching at 7:30pm local time. TruckSeries.com will also provide extensive at track coverage beginning Friday.

For more on Bryan Silas please visit, BryanSilasRacing.com

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NAME: Chris Knight, Fast Track Racing
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