From The Windy City To Toledo Rumble For Bryan Silas
Topics: Bryan Silas, ARCA RE/MAX 200
TOLEDO, Ohio (August 31, 2009) - - The ARCA RE/MAX Series is well known for being a diverse series. And that diversity is in full-swing as the cars and stars of the club head from the Windy City of Chicagoland Speedway to the rough and tumble Toledo Speedway for Friday night’s ARCA RE/MAX 200 by Federated Car Care & Bell Tire.
Silas’s performance at Chicagoland Speedway could not be overlooked despite the finishing position. In qualifying, Silas qualified an impressive ninth and immediately went to the front when the green flag dropped for the Ansell Cut Protection 150.
The Stuart, Florida native spent the entire race in the top-10 and was closing in on the top three when the No. 11 broke loose out of turn two on lap 95 which took the Fast Track Racing team out of contention. Silas recovered to finish 22nd.
Learning from your mistakes is a bonus in racing and while the 22-year old is discouraged with the layout of the final five laps, he can move on knowing he can make up for it in the series’ final intermediate track at Kansas Speedway in October.
From speed to finesse is up next for the ARCA RE/MAX Series with a return trip to Toledo Speedway, where in the spring, Silas started sixth and overcame a spin to post an eighth place finish, his second consecutive top-10 finish at the Toledo, Ohio racetrack. Now, Silas returns to typical beating and banging short track racing looking to make it three-in-a-row while making the progressional climb back up in the championship chase.
“I’ve become very fond of Toledo Speedway,” said Silas, who enters Toledo sixth in the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings. “We had a good car in the spring and we’re bringing the same piece and a similar setup this week hoping for the same type of result. You can’t control everything that happens at a short track but keeping your head on is key to finishing strong.”
Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce P.A., Holland Pump, Oasis Outsourcing, Palm Beach Grading (PBG) and Rockingham Speedway will all sponsor Silas’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for his 66th career ARCA start this weekend.
The ARCA RE/MAX 200 by Federated Car Care & Bell Tire (200 laps / 100 miles) is the 16th of 21 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 66th ARCA race at Toledo Speedway is a one-day show. Practice begins Friday, September 4 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is set for later in the day slated to begin at 5:00 p.m. The event will take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday evening. The event will not be televised but the race will be broadcasted live through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.
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