Stafford Springs, CT — After winning the 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship, Ronnie Silk and the #6 T.S. Haulers, Inc. began the defense of their title in grand style by winning the season opening race at Thompson. Stafford was a good track for Silk and crew last season, as he scored a win, a third, and two seventh place finishes in the four events held at the Connecticut half-mile. With the momentum of a season opening win on their side, Silk hopes to carry that momentum with him to Stafford Speedway for next weekend’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler.
“Winning the season opener was obviously great for us,” said Silk. “Momentum means a lot in racing and it felt great to be able to win the first race of the season. I think we can win quite a few more races this year and we hope the next win will be the Sizzler. We feel really good about coming back to Stafford, we ran well and we were able to win once at Stafford last year. Everyone wants to win the Sizzler, it’s a very prestigious race, and I would love to be able to win the Sizzler. I feel pretty good about our chances and we’re definitely going to give it our best shot.”
In six career Sizzler starts, Silk’s third place finish in last year’s Sizzler race represented a career best finish. Had Silk not encountered an engine issue, he might have finished a step or two higher on the podium.