Ron Silk To Sub For Roger Turbush In Islip 300 Sunday At Riverhead Raceway


(Press Release from Riverhead Raceway)

Ron Silk (Photo: Fran Lawlor/RaceDayCT)

When racing gives you lemons, you make lemonade. That is exactly what Pat & Doris Kennedy car owners for Roger Turbush are doing just hours before the East-West Marine Supply Islip 300 Sunday at Riverhead Raceway. Saturday morning the Kennedy Long Island Realty team announced they have tabbed former WMT Ron Silk of Norwalk, Ct. as their driver. Turbush could not make the reschedule date as he and his family are flying to Disney World in Florida Sunday afternoon for a post season vacation.

“We knew we were in a spot when the track announced Friday morning the race was being moved to Sunday. It stung because of Roger’s third place finish in the WMT here in September, we were all pumped to see what he could do in the 300” Pat Kennedy revealed. “But family is family and we fully understand and support Roger wanting to take his young family to Disney”.

While Kennedy, car owner not just to Roger but Chris Turbush as well did not reveal the process on securing the driving services of Ron Silk, he was excited with the choice.

“Ron is a past NASCAR WMT champion, a championship he won with Eddie & Connie Partridge. It’s pretty special with him in our car along with Ryan Preece and Jimmy Blewett in the field. Three of the most successful drivers ever to drive for him will compete in a race that was Eddie’s vision”.

As planned Chris Turbush will wheel the second Kennedy Long Island Realty machine.Dave Brigati, Roger’s father-in-law also had to withdraw from the Islip 300 as he too is departing on the same family vacation Sunday.

Silk, 38 knows his way to WMT victory lane having scored 17 career victories in 216 starts. During 2021, Ron driving for the recently disbanded Kevin Stuart Motorsports team went to victory lane twice in fourteen starts as well scoring 5 top fives and 8 top tens. In the three WMT races at Riverhead in ’21 Silk posted finishes of 4th, 7th and 17th. While Ron has never won a WMT at Riverhead he did win Advance Auto Parts Weekly series races for Bill & Barbara Park as well Eddie & Connie Partridge.

The East-West Marine Supply Islip 300 will be joined by the Eagle Auto Mall Crate Modifieds and INEX Legend Race Cars. The complete race day event schedule, updated entry list plus race rules & procedures can be found atΒ www.riverheadraceway.com.Β 

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  1. I NEVER WAS A RON SILK FAN, BUT I FINALLY I REALIZED “THE BOY CAN DRIVE” ! NO OFFENSE TO HE IS REPLACING , HE AINT NO “SILKIE” COULD BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE!!

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