Ron Silk    82

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Owner Danny Watts Jr.
Crew Chief Buddy Loecher
Birthdate Feb. 17, 1983
Hometown Norwalk, Conn.
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Ron Silk

No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet (Troyer)

Career Highlights

  • The 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion
  • His nine wins have come at five different tracks

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2003 47 4 0 0 0 0
2004 45 6 0 0 0 0
2006 19 14 0 0 0 3
2007 4 16 1 1 7 11
2008 5 16 2 0 8 9
2009 16 11 1 1 3 7
2010 4 14 0 1 9 10
2011 1 16 3 2 8 12
2012 3 14 2 2 9 10
2013 7 14 0 1 4 10
2014 4 13 0 1 5 11
2016 28 7 0 0 2 3
2016 8 12 1 1 3 7
TOTALS   157 10 10 58 93

WINS:  10 – Thompson (9/23/07), Thompson (6/19/08), Thompson (8/14/08), New Hampshire (9/19/09), Stafford (5/27/11), Delaware (9/4/11), New Hampshire (9/24/11), Thompson (4/15/12), Bristol (8/22/12), New London-Waterford (5/14/16)

POLES:  9 – Twin State (7/8/07), Martinsville (9/27/09), Stafford (8/6/10), Stafford (5/27/11), New Hampshire (9/24/11), New Hampshire (7/14/12), Bristol (8/22/12), Riverhead (6/29/13), New Hampshire (7/12/14)

Year-by-year Whelen Modified Tour Recap

2015: Competed in seven of 15 events and recorded three top 10s.  2014: Turned in a pole, five top fives and 11 top 10s in 13 starts and finished in the top five in points for the sixth time in eight seasons.  2013: Tied for the tour lead with 10 top-10 finishes and finished seventh in points ... Earned the pole at Riverhead in June ... Best season finish was second at Stafford in May.  2012: Finished third in the season standings on the strength of two wins, two poles and a tour-high nine top fives ... Won the season-opening Thompson Icebreaker and the Bristol combo race with poles at July New Hampshire and Bristol ... Led laps in six events ... Earned the Featherlite Most Improved Driver season award.  2011: Earned the 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title on the strength of three wins, two poles and a tour-high 12 top-10 finishes ... Won the May night race at Stafford, the inaugural event at Delaware and Septembet New Hampshire ... Led a tour-high 338 laps.  2010: Recorded a career-high nine top-five finishes and tied his previous career-best points finish of fourth ... Had a streak of five-consecutive podium finishes ... Led 155 laps during the season.  2009: Started 11 of 13 races and finished 16th in points … Won the September New Hampshire race and captured the pole in the Martinsville combination event.  2008: Recorded two wins, eight top fives and nine top 10s in 16 starts to finish fifth in points … Both wins came at Thompson.  2007: Finished fourth in the tour standings with a win, seven top-fives and 11 top-10s.  2006: Finished 19th in points.  2004: Finished 45th in points with six starts.  2003: Made his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut and ran four races.

Noteworthy

Has six top 10s in seven career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour starts … Has competed in the Sunoco Modified division at Thompson Speedway … Had a win each year in the modified division at Riverhead Raceway from 2010-12 … The SK Modified division champion at the 2011 New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway World Series … Won the Richie Evans Memorial 100 during the 2013 World Series at New Smyrna … Earned three wins and the tour type modified championship during the 2014 New Smyrna World Series … Recorded a win in his first start in the No. 82 to open the 2015 New Smyrna World Series  … Won three World Karting Association national championships.