Bryan Silas Stoked About Salem
Topics: Bryan Silas, Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200
SALEM, Indiana (April 6, 2010) - - It’s Bryan Silas’ favorite time of the year, Salem Speedway. The Stuart, Florida native treks to the third race of the 2010 ARCA Racing Series season presented by RE/MAX and Menards on the heels of his strongest start to a racing season ever sitting a comfortable seventh in the championship standings heading into Sunday’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 presented by Appliancezone.com.
And it’s not just Salem Speedway that has Silas geared up for this weekend. Cal Boprey, who guided the Fast Track Racing driver to some impressive finishes last year, will reunite with the 22-year old driver after Dennis Conner, who handled the crew chief reins at Palm Beach International Raceway left the organization to pursue other opportunities.
Despite the musical chairs in the crew chief department this season, Silas remains highly confident about Sunday’s race and feels that Boprey’s return couldn’t have come at a better time.
“It’s going to be a good weekend,” said Silas. “I am so excited to have Cal back with us. We have worked extremely well together in the past. I was disappointed when he left but when I heard he was coming back it felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.”
The four-year ARCA veteran holds an impressive record at the half-mile high banked Southern Indiana race track. In six previous starts, Silas has accumulated five top-10 finishes including four straight-top 10 efforts rolling back to the spring of 2008.
“When I made my first ARCA debut at Salem back in 2007, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the place. However, when I climbed from the car after starting 27th and finished eighth, I realized I had a blast. Our qualifying has improved immensely there over the years and while we’ve never been in the hunt for a top-five finish, that’s my main goal this weekend. My other priority is to inch a little further in the championship standings. Nonetheless, if we can leave Salem with a good finish and the fenders intact I will be happy.”
Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce P.A., MTW Services, Inc., Palm Beach Grading (PBG) and Rockingham Speedway will all sponsor Silas’s Ford Fusion for his 74th career ARCA start.
The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 presented by Appliancezone.com (200 laps / 111 miles) is the third of 20 events on the 2010 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards schedule. The 84th ARCA race held at Salem Speedway is a two day show. Practice begins Saturday, April 10 with an hour and half practice session planned from 12:30p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for later in the day slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. The event will take the green flag on Sunday, April 11 shortly after 2:15 p.m. The race will not be televised but race coverage including live timing and scoring and radio broadcast will be available through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.
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