Tyler Haydt sees path to success as Mods car owner with driver Ron Silk, crew chief Phil Moran
Ron Silk appears to be on forward of the Miller Lite 200 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at New York’s Riverhead Raceway on Sept. 18, 2021. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)
Daily life has constantly centered about racing for Tyler Haydt.
That comes additional into concentration in 2022 as Hyadt joins the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as a motor vehicle owner with his new team, Haydt Yannone Racing, which will industry an entry with 2011 tour champion Ron Silk powering the wheel and crew chief Phil Moran atop the pit box.
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Haydt, 36, grew up around modifieds in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, in the vicinity of Mahoning Speedway and raced weekly for several years. Now a commercial land developer, Haydt saw the timing was appropriate for him and co-operator Joe Yannone to get into the tour with a group of their individual.
“I experienced designed him a residence, and we received to be buddies,” Haydt stated of Yannone. “And he knew that I was into racing, so I assume he arrived alongside a pair occasions to some of the things and then one working day he explained, ‘You know, we should get a race auto.’ I was like, ‘Alright,’ so I believe the next week we bought one particular and we began racing it at Mahoning and Evergreen (Raceway) and Wall (Stadium).”
Haydt has been a racer considering that hopping into his initially quarter midget when he was 6. That enthusiasm carried him into 15 starts off on the tour in 2005 in advance of continuing his weekly racing close to Pennsylvania.
Haydt fielded cars for other modified drivers on weekly circuits in new yrs and frequently acquired assistance from Ryan Stone. Via Stone, Haydt was linked with Silk — not lengthy ahead of Haydt parted means with a former driver. Haydt understood ideal away that Silk’s enter would be invaluable if the former tour titleist was prepared to get guiding the wheel.
“He was the first male I questioned for the reason that I knew he was great,” Haydt recalled. “We agreed the to start with calendar year we had been just gonna run stuff. He experienced a tour journey and he experienced a tri-monitor ride, so we just ran open things the first year to see how it would go. So we ran Evergreen and we ran Stafford and stuff like that.
“And then, the future yr, he understood that we had been gearing up with improved gear and stuff. So the future 12 months, we made a decision to run the tri-keep track of and we ran New Smyrna and we ran Thompson. We just form of retained chipping absent at it, and now this year we’re gonna go and test and run the tour.”
Together with Silk’s practical experience at the rear of the wheel arrives Moran, who spent the past two seasons doing the job with six-time tour winner Doug Coby as his crew main. Haydt and Moran linked whilst Haydt was a driver himself, but conversations for 2022 swirled as Moran’s 2021 marketing campaign was coming to a close.
Just one cell phone get in touch with and loads of dialogue afterwards, the duo achieved an arrangement for Moran to direct the 2022 plan.
“We undoubtedly hope to run perfectly there is no doubt about that,” Haydt said. “We essential a robust character that could be a workforce chief for us. We had the men we just did not have all the chassis knowledge and the time to place in to run the tour. So (Moran) is the great match for that. I assume he’s gonna command respect amongst our workforce.”
With that practical experience will come significant anticipations from Haydt, even if specific ambitions have not been established. Silk was a two-time winner on the tour in 2021, as was Moran with Coby, and Haydt is assured his gear will be of winning caliber starting Feb. 12 at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.
“We’re anticipating to run fantastic,” Haydt reported. “We didn’t genuinely sit down, for each se, and talk about what our anticipations are nonetheless, but, I indicate we all know that we have the right factors and the proper folks to run perfectly.”