SHREWSBURY, Mass. – Rob Fuller Motorsports and 15-40 Connection will get two rounds of action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the modifieds this week as Ron Silk will compete in the All-Star Shootout and the New Hampshire 100.
“We’re excited to have Ron driving the No. 15 at Loudon. He’s got a ton of experience there including two wins. This weekend we’ll be focusing on getting our car in Victory Lane for 15-40 Connection,” said Rob Fuller, team owner. “Corey (LaJoie) has been busy with the Super Late Model program and travel has become time consuming. So we are planning to run one car for a majority of the NWMT races. But, when the schedule is open and there are no conflicts with the Super Late Models, we’ll get Corey back in the modified and run two cars at a few races.”
Silk has a solid track record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – in 22 starts he’s completed 93.5% of his laps and has led 300 laps. The Norwalk, Conn. driver has two career wins at Loudon as well as nine Top-5s and 14 Top-10s to his credit.
The All-Star Shootout will take place on Friday, July 17 and will include drivers from both the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Southern Modified Tour in a 40-lap battle for modified bragging rights. Silk finished fourth last year in the inaugural race and looks forward to his second shot at a win.
“It was kind of a bummer last year,” recalled Silk. “I won the first segment and then with the invert I had to start back in 10th and try to move my way up. It’s a great track and any extra chances we get to race there is a plus. So, I’m really looking forward to this race again.”
On Saturday, July 18 the NWMT will run its points race at the Magic Mile, which is considered by many to be one of the best races of the season. Last year, Silk started on the pole and finished ninth in this event.
“This is the biggest track we race on and the only place we run a restrictor plate at – so it makes the draft important,” he said. “It’s just a totally different kind of racing for us. The field is bunched together and it makes for great racing. I’m confident it the car and it’s one of my better tracks so I think we’ll be really good!”
Rob Fuller Motorsports team will promote the 15-40 Connection mission to raise awareness of the important role everyone has in detecting cancer early at the race track.
In addition to being on the RFM race car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, race fans may also see the 15-40 Connection branding and early cancer detection message featured on a Peter Pan Bus in the New England area. The recently announced partnership includes a bus wrap that features 15-40 Connection branding as well as three young adult cancer survivors, asking commuters the question, ‘would you recognize a cancer symptom?’.
“We hope modified race fans will get to see the 15-40 Connection bus as they enjoy their time in the New England area this weekend,” said Tricia Laursen, Executive Director of 15-40 Connection. “If fans spot the bus, we’re asking them to take a photo and post on social media, tag us (@1540connection), and use the hashtag #peterpanempowersNE to share the message of early cancer detection.”
For more information on Rob Fuller Motorsports and to receive race weekend updates, please follow Facebook/RobFullerMotorsports or visit RobFullerMotorsports.com. To learn more about 15-40 Connection and how you can detect cancer earlier by recognizing the most common cancer symptom, please visit 15-40.org.
-Rob Fuller Motorsports Press Release. Photo credit: Rick Ibsen/Speed51.com