From Hakk Media
Thursday night the best of the best were on display at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana as the USAC Silver Crown Series was in town with every major driver and team from across the country, including NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. But when it was all said and done, no one advanced more positions than Florida’s Troy DeCaire.
“When I sold everything I owned and moved out to Indiana this year, it was for nights like this – USAC Silver Crown Series at ORP,” said DeCaire. “This was actually an old Team 6R car that I ran tonight. I picked it up a few weeks ago and me and my winged crew worked our tails off to get it ready. I also had a lot of help from lots of guys from different teams that would just come and help work on the car.”
The night got off to a bad start when the engine shut off on Troy’s qualifying lap, forcing him start 30th for the feature event. But that didn’t hold Troy back from developing a solid race strategy to get him to the front.
“Since this was a long race and I was starting last, I knew I had to make some aggressive passes early on so I wouldn’t get stuck in traffic,” continued DeCaire. “I had a sneaking suspicion there would be a few rabbits up front that would take off at the start and burn their stuff up, so I didn’t want to get caught and I also didn’t want to burn my stuff up either.”
With the race past the 2/3 mark, DeCaire decided it was time to go. “I made some more passes and then I was in the Top 10! At my first USAC race at ORP! I got all the way up to ninth with five to go and I got jammed up with some other cars trying to pick up another spot and I slid back to 10th.”
Troy DeCaire will be competing at Baer Field Speedway with the Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series this weekend and is looking forward to competing in USAC Silver Crown Series Competition at Oswego Speedway.
About Troy DeCaire
Racing since the age of four, Troy DeCaire has been winning races and championships since he was old enough to hold a steering wheel in his hands. After graduating to full-blown sprint cars, and competing with what is arguably the toughest pavement sprint car series in the country while still a teenager, DeCaire proved to be a quick study, picking up the series championship in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, DeCaire also added a wingless series championship to his resume. To learn more about Troy DeCaire, please visit his new website at www.troydecaire.com.