Officials from T3R2 announced today that they will be sporting a brand new sponsor aboard their No. 99 Ford F-150 for Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Lazer TroKar will debut as a primary sponsor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with Stuart, Florida native Bryan Silas at the helm in the first of 22 races this season.
Quickly and impressively, the TroKar brand has been able to dominate the world of bass fishing and change the perception and value of the fishhook in the minds of today’s discerning anglers. Bringing together two industries that were previously worlds apart, the medical and fishing industries, TroKar emerged with its Surgically Sharpened Technology and stunned it’s competitors, all while keeping 100% of its manufacturing in the United States of America.
“It’s very exciting to carry the TroKar brand this weekend at Daytona,” said Silas. “They are a new sponsor in the sport and arriving in time for the series’ biggest race, so we definitely want to have a good run on Friday night for them. Their enthusiasm about joining our sport has been refreshing and we hope to have them around for a long time to come.”
“We are excited to partner with the T3R2 racing team and Bryan Silas in the NASCAR Truck Camping World Truck Series,” offered Chris Russell Marketing Director for Eagle Claw fishing Tackle and Lazer TroKar. “Lazer TroKar is a leader in the fishing industry and our fans love to watch NASCAR events almost as much as going fishing. It’s the perfect fit for us and being involved in the race in Daytona, where fishing is a way of life, makes the sponsorship even better.”
Silas, 25, will start his sophomore season of NCTWS competition and look to improve on his solid 12th place restrictor plate performance at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway last October with the same truck he’ll be piloting in the season-opener.
“As a team we’re optimistic about our chances, but we also know we’re bringing a really good truck to the track,” sounded Silas. “Even with our finish, we had a motor issue at Talladega, but when we were on all eight cylinders, the truck was fast and fun to drive. We’ve tweaked it some since then hoping for a better showing this weekend. We just need to be patient and have a little luck on our side.”
Friday’s race will also mark the debut of Gary Cogswell as the new crew chief for T3R2.
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps / 250 miles) is the first of 22 events on the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. The first practice session of the year begins on Thursday, February 21st from 12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. A final “happy hour” practice session has been etched in that night from 6:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Friday, February 22 scheduled to lift off at 1:40 p.m. The 36-truck starting field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on SPEED, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). Pre-race coverage of the anticipated thriller is tentatively scheduled to lift off at 7:00 p.m. also on SPEED.
Image courtesy Lazer Trokar