Silk was a driver on the periphery prior to teaming with Partridge
Prior to the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, Silk had made 67 career starts in the Tour for six different teams in a span of seven years of full- and part-time competition. He’d won races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Thompson International Speedway, but he struggled to find consistency at the front of the field – posting Top-10 finishes less than half the time over that same span.
When Eddie Partridge went looking for a full-time driver for his No. 6 TS Haulers Chevrolet, though, he wasn’t necessarily out looking for the most sparkling resume. He wanted some stability.
“Ronnie has ability to talk to (crew chief Tommy Grasso) and he knows the feel he wants in the car, where when he starts the race the car is going to be good throughout the whole race,” Partridge said. “He’s an aggressive driver, but not when he doesn’t want to be. He just has that ability, he has that feel.”