Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Win Number Four For Ben Silliker And Team Silco At Lemoore

Via Team Silco Racing/Blakesley Sports Media

LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA (May 24, 2016) – Northern Alberta, Canada transplant Ben Silliker now resides in Lemoore, CA and the Team Silco Racing development driver took the win at his adopted home track. The 11 year-old won Saturday's Restricted 600 micro sprint feature at Lemoore Raceway for his fourth victory of a diverse 2016 season. The victory is Silliker's second in Micros to go along with an Outlaw Kart win and a pavement Jr. Late Model win as well.

Saturday's win gives Silliker 15 top-five efforts with one more race remaining the month of May.

Arguably Silliker's biggest career win came last year at Lemoore Raceway when Silliker swept both the Friday and Saturday features of Cal Cup. Silliker was the first Canadian to ever win the prestigious race that traditionally closes the track's season each year.

Silliker had put together runs of fifth, sixth, and ninth in his Lemoore starts leading up to Saturday's win. A fast-time in qualifying set the stage for the night's performance despite power steering issues in the heat race. Silliker charged from eighth starting position on the feature on a dry-slick track.

He had a very productive weekend when tagged with Friday night's performance at nearby Plaza Park Raceway in Visalia, CA. 18 cars competed in the USAC sanctioned action with Silliker qualifying fourth, running third in his heat, and overcome steering issues for fifth in the feature. Silliker's USAC resume is the most extensive of any driver in the new division with five starts and a win at Dixon Speedway. The series takes the best 15 finishes to determine a national champion.

Ben Silliker's younger brother Alex continues to make his way in the youngest division of Micro Racing, the Jr. Sprints. A pair of solid eighth place finishes over the weekend are one of the highlights so far. Alex ran just 14 races last season but has already recorded 12 main event started in 2016.

MAVTV cameras will be rolling again this Saturday night when Ben Silliker and Team Silco Racing get back on the asphalt for the Jr. Late Models at Madera Speedway. Drivers ages 10-16 compete in full size pavement stockcars in 50 lap features. Silliker led laps into the halfway break of round two in April before a pair of late race crashes bumped him to 11th in the finish. He ran second in the series debut in March which was also the first ever for race for this type of division in the world. He won an exhibition event two weeks later as well.

The first televised race for the series will air on Thursday evening June 9th at 5 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Eastern. The series runs once per month into October with sponsorship opportunities still available by contacting Team Silco.

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