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Bryan Silas Focuses On Talladega

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Bryan Silas, ARCA RE/MAX 250

Bryan Silas Focuses On Talladega

Chris Knight
Fast Track Racing
April 22, 2009

TALLADEGA, Alabama (April 22 2009) - - Fresh off his first career top-five finish in the ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) at Rockingham Speedway, Bryan Silas heads to Talladega Superspeedway this week looking to keep his momentum alive and rack up his third top-10 finish of the year in Friday’s ARCA RE/MAX 250.

“Rockingham was great,” recalled Silas who finished fourth. “We bounced back from Daytona with a strong run last weekend and I couldn’t be happier for the Fast Track Racing team. Now it’s on to another beast in the name of Talladega Superspeedway.”

Restrictor plate racing has never been kind to the Stuart, Florida native but the 21-year old driver is anxious to change that fact in the fourth race of the 2009 season.

“I’m ready to go to Talladega,” said Silas, who sits sixth in the championship standings entering Friday’s event. “Restrictor plate racing is a blast but the consequences can be devastating. That aside, we’re on a waive of momentum and here we come.”

With three prior starts at Talladega Superspeedway and a best finish of 22nd in 2007, Silas knows that a good run in Friday’s race will keep his well-deserved momentum alive.

“Usually we don’t have to worry about Talladega until October, not this year. Both restrictor plate races are within the first two months of racing and that’s unique. It can be a good thing though. We won’t have to worry about this type of racing anymore after Friday. The race though will be intensifying. You can count on that.”

He added, “A good car, a powerful motor and a lot of luck can equal success at Talladega. We’ve repaired the car we had at Daytona. It was the best restrictor plate racecar I’ve ever driven. We didn't get a chance to test it so I'm hoping it will be fast and furious on race day."

Silas also contributes his early season achievements to the strong communication with crew chief Cal Boprey.

“It’s been great to work with Cal this year,” sounded Silas. “We are clicking very well and I’m excited about the rest of the year. We’ve never had this strong of a start this early in a season before and I think we definitely have a team that is capable of winning races and the championship.”

Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce P.A., Holland Pump, Oasis, Palm Beach Grading (PBG) and Rockingham Speedway will all sponsor Silas’s machine for his 53rd career ARCA start this weekend.

The ARCA RE/MAX 250 (94 laps / 250 miles) is the fourth of 22 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 47th ever ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Thursday, April 24 with a three hour practice session planned from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is set for later in the day slated to begin at 5:05 p.m. A “Happy Hour” 45-minute practice has been etched in on Friday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. The event will take the green flag that afternoon shortly after 4:00 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional live broadcasting available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.

For more on Bryan Silas please visit, BryanSilasRacing.com.
Visit Fast Track Racing on the web at, FastTrackRacing.com.
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