EAST SELKIRK, MB – Fresh off their 2017 successes, it’s been a busy offseason for Ben Silliker and Silco Racing. Now, their 2018 Season is coming together, accentuated by some major pre-season announcements.
Silliker, just a grade seven middle school student, has signed a multi-race deal with Nathan and Danielle Moore out of Kaufman, Texas. The deal will see Ben travelling throughout the US Gulf South Region, driving primarily in the POWRi Elite Non-Wing Series. Ben will be by far the youngest driver racing in the series, a hot topic in the Southern United States Dirt racing scene, but Ben has no plans on letting that slow him down.
Justin Zimmerman will be Silliker’s Crew Chief. Justin is a seasoned dirt-racing veteran with multiple wins, top fives, and top tens to his name.
The team will be making starts in the Gulf South Region in Winged Sprint Cars as well, with the series and races to be officially announced shortly.
For 2018, Team Silco is announcing the launch of their new website. In addition to an avenue for team and sponsor promotion, the new site will serve as a hub for team news, results, and schedules. Readers will be able to follow Ben and team Silco here, and on their active Twitter and Facebook accounts as well.
This past weekend Silliker competed at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas. After some mechanical issues in the heat race he rebounded with a 2nd place finish in the B-Main. He started 18th in the very competitive A-Main. The racing line was around the bottom of the track and called for some very technical racing. Silliker was able to finish the night off with a 12th place finish.
“I want to thank Abilene Speedway for the great night of racing” said Silliker. “I also want to thank Nathan and Danielle Moore, as well as Justin Zimmerman for all that they do….”
Silliker will be behind the wheel this weekend, April 21st, as they compete at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas. He looks to back up his recent top ten result with another strong finish.
2018 SILCO RACING SCHEDULE: (Confirmed dates)
April 14 POWRi Elite Non Wing Abilene Texas
April 21 POWRi Elite Non wing Greenville Texas
May 4 POWRi Elite Non Wing Waco Texas
May 5 ASCS Gulf South Beaumont, Texas
May 25 ASCS Gulf South Crandall, Texas
May 26 POWRi Elite Non Wing Stevenville, Texas
June 2 POWRi Elite non wing Arkla Texas
June 8 ASCS Gulf South West, Texas
June 9 ASCS Gulf South RT66 Texas
June 12 ASCS Gulf South Devils Bowl Texas
June 13 ASCS Gulf South Lawton
June 14 ASCS Gulf South Creek CO
June 15 POWRi Elite Non wing East Texas
June 16 ASCS Gulf South TBA
July 6 POWRi Elite non wing Waco Texas
July 7 POWRi Elite non wing Beaumont Texas
July 27 POWRi Elite non wing West Texas
July 28 POWRi Elite non wing Amarillo Texas
Aug 4 POWRi Elite non wing Greensville Texas
Sept 1 POWRi Elite non wing Greenwook
Sept 20 POWRi Elite non wing Lucas Oil Speedway
Sept 21 POWRi Elite non wing Lucas Oil Speedway
Sept 22 POWRi Elite non wing Lucas Oil Speedway
Oct 13 POWRi Elite non wing Greensville Texas
Oct 19 ASCS Gulf South Devils Bowl
Oct 20 ASCS Gulf South Devils Bowl
For more information and to follow Ben and Team Silco, visit their website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.
WEBSITE: www.teamsilco.ca // FACEBOOK: facebook.com/teamsilcoracing // TWITTER: twitter.com/teamsilcoracing
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