Ron Silk To Pilot Brady Family Car For July Whelen Mod Tour Events At NHMS

Ron Silk (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ron Silk doesn’t see any plans on the horizon anytime soon for a return full-time to competition with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, but he has landed a ride to compete at his favorite track.

Silk confirmed to RaceDayCT Thursday that he will drive the Brady Family No. 00 car for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Nor’Easter 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15. Silk will also drive for the team in the Whelen Modified Tour exhibition All-Star event at the track on July 14.

Silk, the 2011 Whelen Modified Tour champion, started the season with Danny Watts Racing but left the team after three events.

In 26 Whelen Modified Tour starts dating back to 2003, Silk has two victories and has finished in the top-five in 13 events.

“I really like Loudon and I’ve had a pretty good record there,” Silk said. “I’m definitely excited to get back there. Obviously that was one of the one’s that when I quit driving for Danny I was kind of bummed about. That’s my favorite place and I was disappointed I wasn’t going to be able to do that. So I’m definitely excited to get back there.”

Silk has never made a start in the iconic Brady family car.

“This is my first time with those guys,” Silk said “I know Jon McKennedy ran the car at [The Whelen Modified Tour event on June 14 at Thompson Speedway] and he was fast in practice. I’ve raced against it a bunch and I know it’s a good car. They should be pretty good.”

Beyond the Loudon event, Silk said he has no other cemented plans for racing this year beyond running the Tri-Track Open Modified Racing Series events for car owner Bob Horn. He finished 11th in Horn’s car at the Tri-Track Open Modified Series event at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway Wednesday.

“The deal with Brady, its really just a one race deal for Loudon,” Silk said. “Right now I’m kind of enjoying some free time. If the right deal came along I would definitely be interested in talking about it, but for right now this is it.”

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