Shrewsbury, MA – Coming off of two Top-10 finishes from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s (NWMT) recent stop at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Rob Fuller Motorsports is looking to keep the success going with another solid finish in the Thompson 150. Ron Silk will pilot the 15-40 Connection Modified for the team at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
“We had another strong run at Loudon, led a lot of laps and grew as a team,” said Rob Fuller, team owner. “Momentum in this sport goes a long way, and I finally feel like we are at a turning point. Loudon was Ron’s first race in a LFR Chassis with a Spec engine, and I feel we are starting to understand what the other needs to succeed. Putting all our effort into one car was a plus as well. With everything going on at LFR, it is difficult to put the required time and focus into running one car, let alone two. Ryan and the guys have been working hard at the shop preparing for this week where we run two races in seven days despite the tracks being 800 miles apart.”
Silk’s efforts in the two NWMT races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway resulted in eighth and fifth place finishes for the 15-40 Connection team. He looks to build on what the team accomplished in New Hampshire at the upcoming race at Thompson Speedway.
“It was great to race up front and lead laps at New Hampshire,” said Silk. “We definitely had a car capable of winning, circumstances just didn’t go our way there in the end.”
The previous two trips to Thompson Speedway this season have been full of ups and downs for Silk. He opened the season with a ninth place finish but a mechanical failure resulted in a 27th place finish during his second race there. Despite the second finish, he feels optimistic about his chances this time around.
“I’m really excited to get back to Thompson. It’s one of my favorite tracks that I’ve had a good amount of success at over the years,” he said. “Last time there we had a good car but got a flat tire after our pit stop which ruined our day. This time though is my first race there with the Spec engine, so I’m pretty excited about that!”
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-Kayla Darrow Press Release. Photo Credit: LFR Chassis Photo