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Ryan Wilson Prepares For Hectic Weekend; Looking For Trifecta

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Ryan Wilson, Ansell Protective Gloves 200

Ryan Wilson Prepares For Hectic Weekend; Looking For Trifecta

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
Win-Tron Racing
July 27, 2011


Ryan Wilson
ASHEBORO, North Carolina (July 27, 2011) - - It will be an extremely busy weekend for Randleman, North Carolina native Ryan Wilson. Not only will he make his 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at Lucas Oil Raceway Park (LOR) with Win-Tron Racing, Wilson will jet home Friday morning to race late model event at Ace (N.C.) Speedway later that night before returning to Caraway (N.C.) Speedway on Saturday night for a weekly showdown in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS).

Wilson, the winner of last Fall’s Richard Petty Driver Search II will drive the No. 32 Champion Brands Toyota Camry in his second career ARCA start Thursday night. While, the rising phenom will make his inaugural debut with the potent Lakeville, Minnesota team and wrestle the .686-mile paved for the first time, the 19-year old is thrilled about the opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to LOR,” said Wilson, who will run a handful of races for the veteran ARCA team in 2011. “Nate (Thiesse, co-car owner) and the guys from Win-Tron have proven that they can win races and I’m hoping that I can just possibly add my name to their roster at some point this year.”

Making a rare start at Ace (N.C.) Speedway in Altamhaw, North Carolina on Friday night in his No. 12 Randolph Bank Toyota Camry; Wilson will throttle down and gun for the win since he’s not running for points.

“Ace is a really fun track and one of my favorites,” he said. “We haven’t raced there any this year so I’m really looking forward to running there. Hopefully, we’ll have some momentum from Lucas Oil Raceway that will only propel me even further Friday night. It’s all or nothing there, we’re itching to get back to victory lane.”

Resting will be out of the question the following day as Wilson will make a familiar trip to Caraway (N.C.) Speedway nestled nearly in his backyard for the 14th race of the season. Focused and determined, Wilson is vying for his first win of the season at the historic short track. Thus far after 13 contests Wilson has netted one pole, six top-fives and 12 top-10 efforts.

“I’m so ready to put our No. 12 Randolph Bank Toyota Camry in victory lane at Caraway. We’ve been hit and miss a little bit lately so hopefully we can have a good run this Saturday”

Obviously running three races in three days would take its toll on any person, but the avid late model racer is embracing the opportunity with open arms.

“It’s going to be tough running 500 laps in three days, there’s no doubt,” Wilson sounded. “I know it’s going to be really hot too. I just have to keep myself hydrated in order to be able to stay focused in the seat. I’m ready though, it should be a lot of fun and I continue to be appreciative for all the support from my fans, family and sponsors.”

The Ansell Protective Gloves 200 (200 laps / 137 miles) is the 12th of 19 events on the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The eighth ever ARCA race at Lucas Oil Raceway is a one-day show. Practice begins Thursday, July 28 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated for later in the day set to begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will take the green flag shortly after 7:00 p.m. The event will air live on SPEED. Additional event coverage including live timing and scoring throughout the 1,324th race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards since it was formed in 1953 will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com presented by ARCANation.com. All times are local.

Visit Ryan Wilson Motorsports website online at RyanWilsonMotorsports.com.

Visit Randolph Bank, the home of extra-mile banking at Randolphbank.com.

PHOTO CAPTION: Ryan Wilson, driver of the No. 12 Randolph Bank Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series (NWAAS) at Ace (N.C.) Speedway and Caraway (N.C.) Speedway.

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EMAIL: chris@chrisknightpr.com / knight849@aol.com

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