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SMOKER FRIENDLY DISCOUNT TOBACCO
HALLOWEEN 200

Sunday, October 26 

The 26th annual $5,000 to win street stock classic.
Featuring some of the most intense racing action of the season!
Practice on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pits Open Sunday 8 a.m. (EDT), Spectator Gates Open 9:30 a.m.,
Practice 10 a.m., Halloween 200 1:30 p.m.


 

 

 

 

STRONG LINE-UP BUILDING FOR THE
26th ANNUAL SMOKER FRIENDLY
DISCOUNT TOBACCO HALLOWEEN 200

SALEM, IN, Oct. 17 – Colorful fall foliage, the smell of early morning campfires and the sound of powerful race engines straining to hurl 3200 pound steel bodied cars around the 33 degree high banks are just part of the magic that makes up one of the biggest racing weekends of the season at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.

The magic returns to the famed high banks on Sunday afternoon, October 26th, as the Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 rolls off for the 26th time.

“The Halloween 200 is the most challenging and demanding race of the season at Salem,” said track general manager Richard Deaton.“  “Drivers realize that anything can happen in the blink of an eye on the lightning-fast high banks and usually does.”

The 26th annual event promises plenty of high speed action, as a strong field of competitors, including eight former race winners, are expected for the 2014 edition of the $5,000 to win street stock classic.

Todd Kempf held off a hard-charging Brett Hudson to capture the 2013 Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200.  The victory was Kempf’s first Halloween 200 win in more than 20 race starts.  Before visiting victory lane one year ago the Huntingburg, Ind., driver had finished in the top three on six occasions.

Six different drivers led the 2013 race and eight cars were on the lead lap at the end of the grueling 200-lap race.

Along with Kempf, other former winners expected for Sunday’s race include Hudson (2012-2010) of Owensboro, Ky., Frank Kimmel II (2011) of Borden, Ind., Chuck Barnes Sr. (2009-2008-2007-2005-2001-2000-1999) of Louisville, Johnny Magee (2003) of Carthage, Ind., Tony Conway (1998) of Louisville, Phil Jenkins (1995-1993) of Greenfield, Ind., and Dan Banker (1990) of Des Moines, Iowa.

Former Firecracker 200 winners, Brian Bayer of Birdseye, Ind., and David Bayens of Memphis, Ind., have also filed entries for the 2014 Halloween 200.

Other notable drivers entered, among teams from as far away as Iowa and Tennessee, include Shawn Smith of Louisville (2014 Lucas Oil Great American Stock champion), Will Kimmel of Sellersburg, Ind. (ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series driver), Blake Hillard of Owensboro, Ky. (ARCA Racing Series competitor), Chris Harmon of Brooks, Ky., (multi-time figure 8 track champion), Tim Rivers of Salem (super late model dirt track champion), Brian Hopkins of New Castle, Ind. (former Anderson Speedway track champion) and Skeeter Crum of Jeffersonville, Ind. (former Salem Speedway Super Stock champion.

The first 2,000 paying spectators, age 18 and over, through the ticket gate on Sunday will receive a free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket compliments of the Hoosier Lottery.  Race fans will also want to visit the Hoosier Lottery trailer, situated behind the main grandstand, for a chance at winning additional prizes.

Adding to the excitement of the 2014 Halloween 200 will be a special Coors Light display, featuring the St. Jude Pit Stop Challenge.  Race fans are invited to check out the Coors Light show car and test their tire changing skills against other fans.  Prizes will be awarded.

Spectator gates open at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26th with practice slated for 10 a.m., and the start of the Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

Advance general admission tickets are priced at $14 for adults and $5 for children (age 7-12).  Kids, age 6 and under, are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  Advance reserved seat tickets are priced at $19 each.  All prices are $2 more weekend of race.  Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.salemspeedway.com or by calling 812-883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.

PAST HALLOWEEN 200 WINNERS

YEAR

WINNER

HOMETOWN

1989

Jeff Chew

Knightstown, IN

1990

Dan Banker

Des Moines, IA

1991

Wayne Edwards

Galena, IN

1992

Joe Williamson

Louisville, KY

1993

Phil Jenkins

Greenfield, IN

1994

Johnny Baker

Orleans, IN

1995

Phil Jenkins

Greenfield, IN

1996

Dwayne Klem

St. Anthony, IN

1997

Frank Kimmel

Jeffersonville, IN

1998

Tony Conway

Louisville, KY

1999

Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY

2000

Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY

2001

Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY

2002

Chuck Barnes Jr.

Louisville, KY

2003

Johnny Magee

Carthage, IN

2004

Rich Boyer

Anderson, IN

2005

Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY

2006

Beau Mitchell

Owensboro, KY

2007

Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY

2008

Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY

2009

Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY

2010

Brett Hudson

Owensboro, KY

2011

Frank Kimmel II

Borden, IN

2012

Brett Hudson

Owensboro, KY

2013

Todd Kempf

Huntingburg, IN

 

OPEN PRACTICE SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 25

A practice session, open to all Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 competitors with a paid entry, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25th at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.  The two-and-a-half hour session begins at 1 p.m. with PNC pit gates opening at 11 a.m.  Spectators are welcome to view the practice session from the grandstand with no admission charge.

COORS LIGHT AND THE HOOSIER LOTTERY
ADDING TO THE HALLOWEEN 200 FUN

The Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 is one of the most fun-filled weekends of the season at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery. Memories are made when you combine outstanding racing action, fall foliage and free on-site camping on a crisp autumn weekend. Adding to the excitement of the 2014 Halloween 200 will be a special Coors Light display, featuring the St. Jude Pit Stop Challenge. Check out the Coors Light show car and test your tire changing skills against other race fans. Prizes will be awarded. The October 26th event has also been designated Hoosier Lottery Day at the track. The first 2,000 paying spectators, age 18 and over, through the ticket gate will receive a free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket compliments of the Hoosier Lottery. Race fans are also invited to visit the Hoosier Lottery booth for a chance at winning additional prizes. Advance tickets, both reserved and general admission, are currently selling for the Halloween 200 and can be purchased on-line (click on Tickets at right) or call 883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223 during regular business hours.

TWO BIG RACES REMAIN ON
THE 2014 SALEM  SCHEDULE

26th Annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 Up Next

SALEM, IN, Oct. 13 – Two big races remain on the 2014 Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery schedule, beginning with the 26th annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 on Sunday, October 26th.

The $5,000 to win street stock classic is one of the most hotly contested and action-packed races of the season on the famed high banks.

Entries have already been received from eight former Halloween 200 winners, including seven-time champion Chuck Barnes Sr. (2009-2008-2007-2005-2001-2000-1999) of Louisville.  Other former winners expected include Todd Kempf (2013) of Huntingburg, Ind., Brett Hudson (2012-2010) of Owensboro, Frank Kimmel II (2011) from Borden, Ind., Johnny Magee (2003) of Carthage, Ind., Tony Conway (1998) of Louisville, Phil Jenkins (1995-1993) of Greenfield, Ind., and Dan Banker (1990) from Des Moines, Iowa.

The 2014 season will conclude with the second annual Redneck Enduro 100 on the Roval for the Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks on Sunday afternoon, November 2nd.

The Redneck Enduro 100 follows three highly popular road racing type events that have taken place over the past two seasons at Salem.  The Roval race is contested on a circuit utilizing both the infield short-track and a portion of the half-mile high banks.

For tickets or additional information on either of these events call 883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.  Tickets can also be purchased on-line at www.salemspeedway.com.

GERSTER HANGS ON TO WIN THRILLING
JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

Rivers Wins Great American Stock Feature And Smith Claims Season Title

SALEM, IN, Oct. 4 – Brian Gerster would not be denied a win in Saturday’s 55th annual Scott County Visitors Commission Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery despite a failing car. The event was the final race on the 2014 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) calendar. The speedway was recently repaved in turns three and four and the new pavement insured plenty of side-by-side racing the entire night. A healthy crowd was on hand for the event despite cool race time temperatures.

2011 Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial winner Jo Jo Helberg earned the night’s qualifier award with a lap of 14.300 seconds. Unfortunately, he would have to start eight in the feature by virtue of a number eight pill being drawn for the feature inversion.

Troy DeCaire made quick work from his inside row four starting position and gained the lead by lap three. DeCaire was determined to be in control of his own destiny and looked strong early. With Gerster and Helberg lurking, DeCaire became overly aggressive in heavy lapped traffic. He made contact with a lapped car on lap twelve and cut a right rear tire down. This misfortune would end his bid for the win. Gerster then assumed the point until his motor began to miss on lap 18, allowing Helberg to make the pass for the lead. The top spot was short lived as Gerster roared back to take the lead a handful of laps later in strong fashion, as the duo ran wheel-to-wheel through turns three and four. Gerster would narrowly hold a hard charging Helberg off the final five laps as Gerster’s left side wing panel began to peel back.

An excited Gerster explained the James/O’Connor Memorial is one of the few pavement sprint car events left that Gerster badly wanted to win.

”I’ve never won here at Salem and this is a big win for me. To add your name to the list of former winners of this event is an honor” explained Gerster.”I’ve wanted to win this race. I’ve had some strong finishes here in the past. I lost the lead early tonight when my motor sputtered. I finished the race on seven cylinders and the sideboard of my wing began to peel back with about five laps to go. We’ll take it” concluded a happy Gerster.

Following Gerster to the checkered flag were: Helberg, Aaron Pierce, Davey Hamilton Jr., and Anthony McCune rounding out the top five.

Tim Rivers of Salem captured Saturday’s Mid-Southern Savings Bank 50 for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and Shawn Smith of Louisville wrapped up the 2014 season championship.

Rivers, a Papa John’s Rookie of the Year candidate in the popular Salem division, led flag-to-flag in capturing his first victory on the high banks.  The former dirt late model champion had to hold off a determined Tony Conway and Todd Kempf over the last several laps to secure the win.

Conway finished second, with Kempf third, David Bayens fourth and Kyle Hadley fifth in the 25-car field.

Smith, who entered the race with a comfortable 45 point lead in the standings, was involved in a first lap crash that nearly ended his championship hopes.  Some excellent pit work by his crew got Smith back in the race and he finished in 11th place.  That was good enough to keep him 29 points in front of Rivers and Kempf, who tied for second place in the final season standings.

Racing returns to the high banks on Sunday afternoon, October 26th for the Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200.  Tickets, both reserved and general admission, are currently selling for the 26th annual race.  They are available on-line at www.salemspeedway.com or by calling 883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223.

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HESSERT WINS IN WILD ARCA FINISH AT SALEM
Barnes Makes Late Race Pass To Capture Great American Stock Victor
y

(SALEM, Ind. - Sept. 13, 2014) - Tom Hessert won for the fifth time in his career Saturday and third time at Salem Speedway, but it's safe to say he has never won like this before.

 

Hessert grabbed the lead from Mason Mitchell with 12 laps to go, then held on and beat Mitchell despite both cars bouncing off each other and the wall coming out of the final turn of the 200 lap event.

 

"I was bouncing off the fence and the wall, but I just kept the throttle down," Hessert said. "Crazy, crazy finish. I was just thinking 'don't hit that pit gate, that might hurt.'"

 

Austin Wayne Self finished third, the only other car on the lead lap, with Grant Enfinger fourth and polesitter Kenny Schrader fifth in the Federated Car Care Fall Classic presented by JayC Food Stores.

 

Hessert's No. 77 Barbera's Autoland Dodge scrapped the wall but beat Mitchell to the finish line after the No. 98 TTS-Musselman's-Wildlife Foundation of Florida Ford spun and crossed the finish line backwards, nearly five seconds after Hessert took the checkered flag. The two drivers laughed and hugged after the race.

 

"I was really good in turns three and four and he was really fast in turns one and two," Hessert said of the finish. "I got a lead on him, but he was right on my bumper. We were side-by-side. We both drove it into four and we just were beating and banging."

 

Mitchell, who now leads Enfinger by 45 points heading to Kentucky, said he just drove the car in hard and gave it his best shot.

 

"I was doing everything I could," he said. "I knew what happened to me at Winchester and I didn't want to do that to anyone. I respect these guys too much. I just didn't want to hit that wall after I spun. I'm happy to leave here with a bigger points lead. I had to think big picture, too."

 

Mitchell finished second for the sixth time of the season.

 

The race went caution free for more than 100 laps, putting numerous cars on a variety of pit strategies. Hessert was one of the final cars not to pit when the first caution came out.

 

"Kevin (crew chief, Kevin Caldwell) kept telling me to stay out, stay out," Hessert said. "We needed tires so bad, but it worked out for us."

 

Once the caution did come out, Hessert was able to stay near the front, although Mitchell would regain the lead. Mitchell led 127 laps. Hessert (28), Schrader (44) and Kyle Benjamin (1) also led laps. Officially, Hessert, from Cherry Hill, N.J., led the final 12 laps.

 

Hessert's Cunningham Motorsports teammate Self was third and watched the two cars in front of him battling for the win.

 

"I had a great vantage point from where I was," he said. "What a great day for Cunningham Motorsports. I knew that something was going to happen ... you knew that two guys racing that hard that something would happen. I was just there, waiting."

 

Enfinger said his car was just a little off in the beginning and once it was better, the No. 98 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet regained some of the laps he lost early on. Eventually he was able to get to within one lap down before the race ended.

 

"This was one of those races where we needed a caution," he said. "That hasn't happened to our GMS Racing team much, because there have been races where we didn't want a caution. Today, we did."

 

Enfinger said his team remains confident, despite slipping 25 more points behind Mitchell for the championship point battle.

 

"GMS has great cars for both Kentucky and Kansas," he said. "We'll go there and see what happens."

 

Brennan Poole finished sixth in the Zaxby's Toyota while defending race winner Kyle Benjamin was seventh. Bill Catania was eighth - his first top 10 finish in ARCA in the No. 18 State Line Speedway/ Stacks Original Wings & BBQ Sauce Chevrolet. Indiana native J.J. Haley, in the No. 55 BraunAbility-Braun Auto Group Toyota, was ninth and Blake Hillard, from nearby Owensboro, Ky. was 10th in the Blake Hillard Racing Chevrolet.

 

James Swanson tied his career high by finishing 12th in the GreatRailing.com Dodge while rear axle trouble relegated nine-time Salem winner Frank Kimmel to 24th place. Kimmel, in the No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota, finished only 66 laps.

 

Minnesota native Cody Erickson finished 14th in his ARCA debut, driving the No. 82 Performance Auto Ford for Empire Racing.

 

Will Kimmel had hoped to start the race in the No. 69 Kimmel Racing Ford, but due to the length of the NASCAR Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway that he raced in earlier in the day Saturday, he did not make it to Salem Speedway until well after the race had begun.

 

The race had only one caution for 8 laps and took just 1 hour and nine minutes to complete.  

 

One of the wild cards to the race was the new pavement in turns three and four. Hessert - who won the fall race at Salem in 2012 and spring race in 2013 - said once the race settled in, the pavement had little effect.

 

"It's still the same old Salem," he said. "The grooves might be a little bit different, but it's still Salem."
 

In the prelude to the ARCA 200 Chuck Barnes of Louisville returned to victory lane for the first time in over two years at Salem by capturing the JayC Food Stores 50 for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks. 

Barnes, the all-time win leader at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, passed Tim Rivers of Salem with 15 laps to go and went on to claim his 55th career win on the high banks.

Rivers, a Papa John’s Rookie of the Year candidate in the Great American Stock division, held on to finish second with Roger Williams third, Todd Kempf fourth and Kyle Hadley

JAMES/O’CONNOR MEMORIAL POSTPONED
UNTIL OCTOBER 4 DUE TO PAVING DELAYS

SALEM, IN, August 4 – The 55th annual Scott County Visitors Commission Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial sprint classic, originally scheduled for Saturday night at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, has been postponed until Saturday, October 4th reports track officials.

Concerns regarding new pavement, which was recently put down on the half-mile oval from the entrance of turn three to the exit of turn four, led to the decision to postpone the historic sprint race until later in the season.

“After consulting with officials from the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series and the paving contractors we have decided to postpone the race and give the new asphalt additional time to cure,” said Salem track owner Owen Thompson. “We want to insure a great show for our fans and a safe racetrack for the competitors, so we feel it is in the best interest of everyone involved to reschedule this event.”

No other events scheduled for Salem in 2014 are affected by the postponement.

The major repaving project, the first at Salem since 1977, was scheduled to begin in early July, but delays pushed the starting date back to late last week.  The paving is scheduled to be completed today (Monday), but the hot temperatures are adding to the time needed for the asphalt to cure.

NEW PAVEMENT AWAITS ARCA
RACING SERIES TEAMS AT
SALEM

(SALEM, Ind. – Aug. 7, 2014) – No matter how many times a driver has raced around historic Salem Speedway, it’s going to be different the next time around.

The first repaving at the high-banked, half-mile since 1977 is finished as the full stretch of turns three and four have a new coat of asphalt.

“The paving is perfect,” said Owen Thompson, owner of the track. “It drug out a little longer than we thought, but the surface is just as smooth as glass.”

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will race on the track on Sept. 13 in the Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic 200 presented by JayC Food Stores. It will be the 96th appearance for the ARCA Racing Series at the speedway, which began at Salem in 1955. Thompson said the racing will be different.

“It should produce better racing down low in the corners,” he said. “We paved a lot more than we thought we would – we went all the way to the top. With this new surface, the drivers are going to have to drive a little different.”

The project began shortly after the Fourth of July holiday when crews moved in to build an access road high above turns three and four. Thompson had a machine built with a stabilizer to hold the paving machine on the track while it paved on the high banks.

Original estimates called for about 530 tons of asphalt for the project.

“We blew past that,” Thompson said. “We used about 800 tons.”

The new pavement begins where the John Deere sign is on the backstretch and continues into turn three until the start of the front stretch after turn four.

Thompson said he expects to get vehicles on the track next week with an eye toward allowing ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards teams to test at the track starting later this month. Representatives of Hoosier Racing Tire, the official tire of the ARCA Racing Series, are monitoring the paving to see if any testing is necessary before the series returns to the track.

ARCA President Ron Drager said the paving shows that the Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery is committed to the future.

“The ARCA-Salem Speedway relationship dates back to the formative years of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards,” Drager said. “It’s great to see how successful the ARCA race weekends at Salem have been consistently over the years, and Owen Thompson’s commitment to long term capital improvements like this make everyone—ARCA, the race teams, the fans, the sponsors—feel good about the future of ARCA racing at Salem Speedway. We all appreciate the investment Owen is making, and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the race Sept. 13 with the new pavement in turns three and four.”

The project has been a long time coming and part of an overall strategy to maintain and upgrade the historic speedway.

“It was quite a big deal,” Thompson said. “When we were paving, we had anywhere from 10 to 40 people that would just come and sit in the stands to watch.

“There are a lot of people that really love this place. The repaving has created a lot of interest, renewed interest, in the track and the upcoming ARCA races. I believe it will create a new wave of interest for the next ARCA race here. It sure looks good to me.”

-        By Doug Donnelly, arcaracing.com

 

PARTIAL REPAVING PROJECT IN THE WORKS FOR
SALEM SPEEDWAY FUELED BY THE HOOSIER LOTTERY

Planned Track Improvements Scheduled To Begin Following July 4th Race

 

SALEM, IN, May 7 – The next time the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards visits Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, the track could have a different feel for the drivers and a different view for the fans.

Owen Thompson, owner of the track, said at the drivers meeting before the Federated Auto Parts Crunch ’N Nutter 200 that a repaving project in turns three and four at the historic Salem Speedway is in the works.

“We want to keep the character of the track,” Thompson said. “It’s a great place for racing and we are going to keep it that way.”

Thompson said the initial plan would be to pave a lane in turns three and four starting right after the Fourth of July holiday. It’s the first repaving at the track since 1977.

“When you guys come back in September, it will be different,” Thompson said.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards raced for the 95th time Sunday at Salem, a .555-mile high-banked oval. The first ARCA race at Salem was 1955.

Ron Drager, series president, said that maintaining the character of the track is important.

“We have a race track that has a great tradition,” Drager said. “This is just the beginning of a long-term plan to improve the surface of the track. We all want to preserve the character of this place.”

Kenny Schrader, who won an ARCA Race at Salem in 1999, said the repaving plan could make for even better racing.

“I love the pavement the way it is, but it is getting to the point where they have to do something,” Schrader said. “The way they have it planned, it will probably make for even better racing than we have now.”

Justin Boston, reigning SCOTT Rookie of the Year, has won three straight ARCA Racing Series poles at Salem.

“It’s going to be really interesting,” he said. “Anything that makes racing better and makes for a better racing product for the fans to watch, I’m all for that.”

Racing returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, May 17th, as the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks return to the high banks for the Casey’s General Store 75 – the longest points race of the season for the popular division.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks, Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks and the Thunder Roadsters are also part of the racing program.

The May 17th event has also been designated “Armed Forces Night at the Races” with free admission for all active duty and retired military personnel.  It is also dollar beer and dollar hot dog night.

For tickets and more information visit www.salemspeedway.com or call 883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.

ENFINGER CONQUERS SALEM; TAKES

FIRST THREE WINS OF ARCA SEASON

Smith Captures Season Opening Lucas Oil Great American Stock Race

 

SALEM, IN - Grant Enfinger made ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards history Sunday afternoon, winning his third race to start the 2014 season, becoming just the second driver in series history to do so.

 

"The stars are just lining up for us," Enfinger said. "It's pretty unbelievable."

 

After leading the first 100 laps of the Federated Auto Parts 200 presented by Crunch'N Nutter at Salem, Enfinger moved back to the front late in the race and took the lead when Ken Schrader hit the wall in turn one on the last re-start. Schrader was leading when the re-start began with Enfinger in second.

 

"I wanted the chance to drag race him to the finish," Enfinger said. "I think he just blew a right front there. That's what happened. It was a lot of fun racing up front against him."

 

Spencer Gallagher finished second, Frank Kimmel third and Cunningham Motorsports drivers Austin Wayne Self (fourth) and Tom Hessert (fifth) rounded out the top five.

 

Josh Williams, making his season debut in the No. 6 Southwest Florida Cable Construction Ford, finished sixth, just in front of Mason Mitchell in the Thermal Technology Services Ford. Schrader ended up eighth with Cody Coughlin ninth in the Jegs.com Toyota. Kyle Weatherman finished 10th.

 

Gallagher was happy with his best finish of the season and tying his career-best in the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet.

 

"I love this place," Gallagher said. "It is such an exciting track. I am happy with how we finished."

 

Kimmel's team worked late Saturday to make repairs to his car after he hit the wall in qualifying Saturday. The No. 44 Ansell-Menards Toyota had to start at the back of the field, but was eventually able to make his way to the front.

 

"I'm sure we passed more cars than anybody," Kimmel said.

 

Self, in winning the SCOTT Rookie of the Race, pleased a throng of about 50 family members who made the trek to Salem from the French Lick, Indiana area.

 

"I think I gained a tenth of a second every time they cheered," Self said of his Hoosier Scale Dodge.

 

Hessert, in the No. 77 Caregard-AxiomWarranty.com Dodge, earned a top five finish despite going a lap down twice.

 

"We did what we could," he said. "It's a little bit frustrating because we know we could have been better. We know what we have to do when we come back here in the fall."

 

Enfinger grabbed the lead out of the gate, sailing past polesitter Justin Boston. He built a huge early lead and led for the first 104 laps until Mitchell grabbed the top spot and he immediately pulled away from the rest of the field until a caution flew on lap 124 for debris.

 

After a series of cautions and restarts, Schrader finally grabbed the lead. He and Enfinger raced tight for several laps until Karl Weber spun on lap 191, putting out the caution. That came just after Weatherman and Schrader got together, damaging Schrader's right front corner. He stayed on the track rather than pit and hit the wall after his tire finally went down.

 

"I wanted to get one more," said Schrader, referencing his last win at Salem in 1999.

 

Enfinger, meanwhile, took the lead and held off Gallagher to win his third consecutive ARCA Racing Series race. He is just the second driver in series history to win the first three ARCA races of the season and first since Ramo Stott accomplished the feat in 1970.

 

"I can't think Howard and Paula Bixman enough for giving me such great cars and allowing me to do this," Enfinger said. "We have such great equipment. The cars are so good right now and Kelly Kovski made some great calls about the car.

 

"We were not very good out of the trailer," he continued. "We cut our first practice short and kind of had to just sit back and re-group and give us a chance to think about it. He had a list of changes and I had a list of changes. It just came together. I was shocked at how well we qualified."

 

Enfinger now heads to Talladega with a chance to win the first four races of the season - something that has not happened in the 62-year history of the series.

 

"That's going to be tough," Enfinger said. "You just never know what is going to happen at Talladega. But, we have a great plate program and I know we'll be fast."

 

SMITH CAPTURES THE SEASON OPENING
LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCK RACE

Shawn Smith of Louisville took advantage of lapped traffic to get around race leader Todd Kempf on lap 20 and went on to win the Crunch ‘N Nutter 50 for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, which served as a prelude to the Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200.

The win was Smith’s third victory in the popular Salem division in the last five races going back to last season.

Kyle Hadley of Louisville, who posted quick time during qualifications on Saturday, finished second with Tony Conway of Louisville third, Brent Gardiner of Louisville fourth and Salem’s Tim Rivers fifth.

Rivers was one of seven Papa John’s Rookie of the Year candidates in the season opening race.

Donnie Woodard, Roger Williams, Justin Pirtle, Greg Hubbuch and Kyle Zike rounded out the second five in the 24 car starting field.

Early race leader and defending Lucas Oil Great American Stock champion Brian Bayer of Birdseye, Ind., was sidelined after just 11 laps with mechanical problems.

David Bayens of Memphis, Ind., battled mechanical woes all weekend and dropped out of Sunday’s race after just three laps with a blown motor.

Racing returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday, April 17th for the Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest.

CRUNCH ‘N NUTTER SIGNS AS PRESENTING
SPONSOR FOR APRIL 27 ARCA RACE AT SALEM

SALEM, IN, March 27 – Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America and the Merrell Food Group have announced that Crunch ‘N Nutter will serve as the presenting sponsor for the April 26-27 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.

“We are certainly pleased to have Menards and Crunch ‘N Nutter involved with one of our premier events of the season at Salem,” said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “Menards, with a long history of racing involvement in the Hoosier state, Crunch ‘N Nutter’s Indiana roots and ARCA’s longtime history at Salem, make for a perfect partnership.” 

Crunch ‘N Nutter is a cross between a candy and a cookie, and is 100 percent Amish-crafted in Indiana. It’s a simple mixture of real butter, nuts and sugar available in six flavors, including Pecan, Cashew, Mixed Nut and Peanut, plus chocolate covered Pecan and Cashew.

The sponsorship at Salem is a result of the continuing relationship between ARCA and Menards. Crunch ‘N Nutter is now available at the 285 Menards locations in 14 states.

“The grocery category is one of the fastest growing departments for Menards, and the Crunch ‘N Nutter brand of Amish candy was a product Menards wanted to add to their offering,” said Mark Gundrum, ARCA’s Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships.

“The additional distribution for Crunch ‘N Nutter allows the company to develop a motorsports marketing budget,” Gundrum added. “That will now include associate sponsorship on the Ken Schrader Racing ARCA team, and, now, the Salem event.”

Frank Kimmel, driver of the No. 44 Ansell/Menards Toyota, is scheduled to make a pair of appearances in advance of the race to help promote the event. Kimmel will appear at Menards stores in Bloomington and Columbus.

Last season, veteran ARCA driver Tom Hessert and 15-year-old Kyle Benajmin won the two ARCA Racing Series events at Salem while Justin Boston sat on the pole for both events. Each of those drivers are expected back at Salem, along with Kimmel, who has visited victory lane nine times at Salem.

The Federated Auto Parts 200, presented by Crunch ‘N Nutter will be the third of 20 race events on the 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule, and the ­­95th appearance of ARCA on the historic, half-mile Salem oval since 1955.

SALEM SPEEDWAY FUELED BY THE HOOSIER LOTTERY
GEARS UP FOR 68th YEAR WITH FULL SLATE OF ACTION

Click On 2014 Schedule (Upper Right) For Complete Schedule And Ticket Information

SALEM, IN, January 13 – Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery enters its 68th year of existence with an exciting lineup of 12 events scheduled to take place during the 2014 season.

The diverse slate of events includes a mix of national and regional programs, featuring the .555-mile high banked oval, the quarter-mile infield track and the “Roval” road course.

“We believe that our 2014 schedule is one that will provide unlimited excitement and great racing action all season long,” said track general manager Richard Deaton. 

Among traditional events returning to the high banks in 2014 are spring and fall visits by the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the 55th annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial, featuring the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series.

The Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200 is set for Sunday, April 27th and the Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic will take place under the lights on Saturday, September 13th.

The spring race will mark the 95th appearance of the ARCA Racing Series at Salem.  No track has appeared more on the series schedule through the years than Salem. 

New Jersey’s Tom Hessert and South Carolina’s Kyle Benjamin visited victory lane in ARCA competition last season at Salem. 

The Scott County Visitors Commission Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial, one of the most historic and longest running memorial races in the nation, headlines August action at Salem.  The 55th annual sprint classic is set to unfold on Saturday night, August 9th.

The honor roll of past James/O’Connor victors reads like a “who’s-who” in open wheel racing history with such names as Bob Sweikert, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Pancho Carter, Rich Vogler and Tony Stewart gracing the list of former winners. 

Indiana’s Brian Olson held off a determined Brian Gerster to win his second consecutive James/O’Connor Memorial in 2013, thus becoming the first back-to-back race winner in 33 years.

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour late model series returns to Salem on Saturday night, June 21st for the Midwest 150.

“The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour features some of the top young talent in the nation,” said Deaton.  “Drivers such as Chase Elliott, Erik Jones, Kyle Benjamin and others have honed their skills competing with the JEGS/CRA series.”

Ohio’s Cody Caughlin, a highly touted 17-year-old, captured the 2013 JEGS/CRA race at Salem.

The Lucas Oil Great American Stocks are in the spotlight on several occasions during the 2014 season at Salem, including serving as the support division for both the spring and fall ARCA races, the James/O’Connor Memorial and the Midwest 150.

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will once again pay tribute to our nation’s military on Armed Forces Day with the Spring Speed Fest on Saturday night, May 17th, with free grandstand admission for all active duty military personnel and veterans.  This is also dollar beer and dollar hot dog night at the track.

The Thompson’s 20th Season Celebration presented by Ace Hardware of Salem unfolds on Saturday, July 26th and features a night of racing action, plus other fun-filled activities to be announced.  2014 marks the 20th season for Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery under the ownership of the Owen Thompson family.  

Other traditional events planned for 2014 include the 25th annual Firecracker 200 presented by the Scott County Visitors Commission on Friday, July 4th and the 26th annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 on Sunday, October 26th.

Road racing action is set to unfold on two occasions in 2014 with the Salem Roval Grand Prix on Sunday, June 1st and the Redneck Enduro 100 on Sunday, Nov. 2nd.  Both races feature the Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Cars competing on a circuit utilizing the infield short-track and a portion of the half-mile high banks with both left and right-hard turns.

The 2014 Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery season kicks-off on Sunday, April 6th with the fourth annual Short-Track Festival.  The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks headline the afternoon of racing action, that includes the inaugural figure 8 race for the Front Wheel Drive cars at Salem.

Additional information concerning the 2014 activities at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, including ticket information, may be obtained by calling (812) 883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223 or by accessing the Speedway web site at www.salemspeedway.com

FEDERATED AUTO PARTS SIGNS AS TITLE SPONSOR
OF BOTH ARCA RACING SERIES EVENTS AT SALEM

SALEM, IN, Jan. 7 – When the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery in 2014 a new name will grace both the spring and fall races.

A Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery track spokesman announced today that Federated Auto Parts will serve as the title sponsor for the two ARCA Racing Series visits to the historic southern Indiana oval during the upcoming season.

“We’re certainly excited about the expanded roll Federated Auto Parts will be playing in two of our biggest races of the season at Salem”, said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “We have long enjoyed a great partnership with Federated Auto Parts and we’re looking forward to the new involvement of this outstanding company.”

The Virginia based auto parts distributor has served as presenting sponsor of the fall ARCA race at Salem for a number of years.

Federated Auto Parts is a nationally known auto parts distribution network with over 4,000 auto parts stores across the country.  Federated strives to provide both the trained professionals and the do-it-yourselfers with quality products that meet or exceed O.E.M. specifications and are made by America’s top automotive parts manufacturers.

The April 27th ARCA race at Salem will be called the Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200 and the September 13th race will be known as the Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic.

The 2014 spring race will mark the 95th appearance of ARCA at Salem since debuting on the venerable half-mile oval in 1955.  Over the years, no track has appeared on ARCA’s annual schedule more than Salem has.

Federated Auto Parts racing involvement encompasses a wide range of motorsports, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA Racing Series, USAC Silver Crown Series and World of Outlaw Racing.  Federated Auto Parts is also a longtime sponsor of Ken Schrader Racing.

Tickets are currently selling for both the Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200 and the Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic and can be purchased by calling 812-883-6504 or toll free 1-888-246-7223.   

RACING ELECTRONICS SET TO CONTINUE AS
SALEM’S OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER  

SALEM, IN, Jan. 6 – Racing Electronics has agreed to continue as the “Official Communications Provider” of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery for the next three years. The 2014 season will mark the 19th consecutive year for the Concord, NC, company to serve in that capacity.  “We’re certainly pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Racing Electronics,” said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “Bruce Silver and all the fine folks at Racing Electronics have served us well for many years.”

PORTLAND RECYCLING TO RETURN IN ‘14
AS FRONT WHEEL DRIVE TITLE SPONSOR

Portland Recycling, located at 1612 Portland Ave. in Louisville, has agreed to continue as title sponsor of the Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery Front Wheel Drive division for the 2014 season reports track management.

“We are certainly pleased to continue our marketing partnership with Portland Recycling”, said Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery general manager Richard Deaton.  “Portland Recycling is a family owned and operated business that has supported Kentuckiana area racing for many years.”

Portland Recycling has long been known for the competitive prices paid for aluminum, non-ferrous metals, brass, lead, copper and other scrap material. Visit them on-line at www.portlandrecyclinginc.com.

The 2014 Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive season at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery is scheduled to kick-off in early April.    

2014 CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES NOW POSTED

SALEM, IN, Nov. 26 – 2014 construction guidelines for all three Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery divisions - Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, O'Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks - are now posted on this web site.  Just click on Rules at right (above) for the updated guidelines.

LUCAS OIL CONTINUES AS TITLE SPONSOR
OF GREAT AMERICAN STOCK DIVISION IN 2014

SALEM, IN, Nov. 22 – Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery track management announced today that Lucas Oil will continue as title sponsor of the Salem Speedway Great American Stock division for the 2014 season.

“We’re certainly pleased to have the continued support of Lucas Oil at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery,” said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “This is a company recognized throughout the motorsports industry for top quality products and a commitment to customer satisfaction.”

Lucas Oil Products are among the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry.  A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace.

Lucas has long been directly involved in racing through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels.

The 2014 season for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks kicks-off on Sunday afternoon, April 27th at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, as a 50-lap race serves as the prelude to the ARCA Racing Series 200.

For more information on Lucas Oil products visit the Lucas Oil web site at www.lucasoil.com.

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SALEM SPEEDWAY FUELED BY THE HOOSIER LOTTERY
IS THE NEW NAME OF THE HISTORIC SALEM TRACK

SALEM, IN, April 16 – In a joint press conference held today at Salem Speedway, the Hoosier Lottery and Salem Speedway announced a naming rights partnership for the historic southern Indiana speedway that will extend through the 2015 season.

The three-year agreement, that begins immediately, calls for the track to be referred to as The Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.

“This is certainly a great day for Salem Speedway,” said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “We are extremely honored to join forces with the Hoosier Lottery in this marketing partnership.

“The Hoosier Lottery benefits Indiana residents from all across the state,” said Deaton, “and we’re looking forward to featuring their brand of fun and excitement right here at Salem Speedway.”

The partnership marks the first track naming rights in the 67-year history of the speedway, which first opened for business in June of 1947.

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery is a track steeped in history with many of the giants in auto racing having competed on the famed high banks at some point in their careers.  Names such as Ruttman, Sweikert, O’Connor, Jones, Foyt, Unser, Andretti, Vogler, Parsons and Waltrip, just to name a few, grace the list of past Salem winners.

In recent years drivers such as Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, Ken Schrader and Joey Logano tested their skills on the Salem oval with varying degrees of success.

The Hoosier Lottery involvement at the track goes beyond just naming rights and will include giveaways and other promotions at select events throughout the season, beginning with the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 presented by Crosley Radio on Sunday, April 28th.  Race fans will also be able to purchase Hoosier Lottery tickets at the track on race days.

“Salem Speedway has been a landmark within the Salem community and southern Indiana for so many years, and the Hoosier Lottery is proud to now be affiliated with it,” said the Hoosier Lottery’s Connie Laverty O’Connor. “Salem Speedway and the Hoosier Lottery share a passion for delivering fun and entertainment to our customers, and are both deeply committed to being part of the fabric of our respective Hoosier communities.”

The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize net income for the state in a socially-responsible manner.  In fiscal year 2012, the Hoosier Lottery generated $211 million in surplus revenue which was used to significantly reduce the motor vehicle excise tax for all Hoosier drivers and also supported the pension funds for retired Indiana teachers, police and firefighters.  Player prizes for the fiscal year totaled $533 million and $60 million was earned by Indiana retailers on the sale of Hoosifer Lottery products.

Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has produced more than $4.2 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.9 billion in player prizes.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.  Must be 18 or older to play.  Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.

NEW SALEM SPEEDWAY CAMPING
REGULATIONS FOR ATV’s, SCOOTERS, ETC.

Due to insurance regulations and our desire to keep the Salem Speedway camping area a safe family friendly atmosphere, ATV’s, go-karts, motorized scooters, mopeds, mini bikes or dirt bikes will no longer be allowed in the camping or parking lot area. Golf carts will be allowed if operated in a responsible manner by those with a valid drivers license. Race teams may still use ATV’s for work related purposes.

 

Dear Race Fans,

We welcome campers at Salem Speedway for all of our racing events.

We ask your cooperation in making this a great experience for everyone involved. To help keep camping free at Salem Speedway we ask that you please observe a few rules.

  • Don’t abuse camping space. Please do not take more space than absolutely necessary for your campsite. No campers allowed on site or saving of spaces more than 7 days prior to event.
  • Respect those camping around you. Keep music at a lower volume during the late evening hours. Keep pets leashed at all times. No pets allowed inside track.
  • Do not camp outside the marked boundaries.
  • Salem Speedway reserves the right to refuse camp ground entrance to individuals and campers.
  • NO ATV’s, GO-KARTS, MOTORIZED SCOOTERS, MOPEDS, MINI BIKES OR DIRT BIKES ALLOWED ON PREMISES. Golf carts will be allowed if operated in a responsible manner by those with a valid drivers license. This will be strictly enforced. Race teams may still use ATV’s for work related purposes. Those not in compliance with this rule face eviction from grounds.
  • Please be extra careful with campfires during dry and windy conditions.
  • Illegal drugs, explosives, fireworks, firearms, potato launchers, sling shots, guns of any type are prohibited. Excessive drunkenness, lewd or obscene behavior is grounds for eviction from Speedway property.
  • Salem Speedway assumes no responsibility for loss, theft or damage of individual’s private property.
  • All trash and waste to be removed by camper.
  • Please be aware of all carbon monoxide dangers that can be harmful to you or other guests. Vehicle and generator exhaust MUST be expelled safely away from adjacent campsites.
  • Salem Speedway property must be vacated by Tuesday at 6 p.m. following weekend race. Exception for those with paid season long spots.
  • Due to insurance regulations Salem Speedway is prohibited from towing motorhomes, campers, etc. For towing services call – Wilcox Towing 812-883-3888. All towing at campers expense.
  • Obey the rules. Failure to observe rules may result in eviction and possible prosecution.
  • For emergency services – fire, police, ambulance call 911

    We hope you have a great weekend at one of America’s most historic race tracks. Please accept our invitation to join us for some great racing action at Salem Speedway during the 2012 season..

Sincerely,
Salem Speedway Management

Indiana Alcohol Beverage Commission Regulations prohibit alcohol carry-in through spectator gates.

 


Unofficial Results
Scott County Visitors Commission
JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, Salem, Indiana
October 4, 2014

 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series

Fast Qualifier: JoJo Helberg, 14.3
First Heat Race (8-Laps):
1. Pierce, 2. Gerster, 3. Helberg, 4. J. McCune, 5. A. McCune, 6. Koehler
Second Heat Race (8-Laps):
1. DeCaire, 2. Hamilton Jr., 3. Blue, 4. Hoover, 5. Davis, 6. Hamilton Sr., 7. Caryer
Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial (30-Laps):
1. Brian Gerster, 2. JoJo Helberg, 3. Aaron Pierce, 4. Davey Hamilton Jr., 5. Anthony McCune, 6. Jerry Caryer, 7. Cody Hoover, 8. Kevin Blue, 9. Sam Davis, 10. Ron Koehler, 11. Troy DeCaire, 12. Davey Hamilton Sr., 13. Jimmy McCune.

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifer: Brian Bayer, 19.908
Mid-Southern Savings Bank 50:
1. Tim Rivers, 2. Tony Conway, 3. Todd Kempf, 4. David Bayens, 5. Kyle Hadley, 6. Brent Gardiner, 7. Dr. Travis Wilson, 8. Roger Williams, 9. Troy Ashbaugh, 10. Mike Sharp, 11. Shawn Smith, 12. Brian Bayer, 13. Beau Hendrich, 14. Justin Pirtle, 15. Craig Rogers, 16. Phil Jenkins, 17. Kyle Zike, 18. Brian McDonald, 19. Josh Brading, 20. A.J. Kempf, 21. David Frizzell, 22. Travis Rogers, 23. Justin Bex, 24. Greg Hubbuch, 25. Mark Humphrey

 

Results
Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic
Presented by JayC Food Stores

Saturday, September 13, 2014

 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

Fast Qualifier: Ken Schrader

Federated Auto Parts ARCA Fall Classic 200: 1. Tom Hessert, 2. Mason Mitchell, 3. Austin Wayne Self, 4. Grant Enfinger, 5. Ken Schrader, 6. Brennan Poole, 7. Bill Catania, 8. Kyle Benjamin, 9. JJ Haley, 10. Blake Hillard, 11. Kyle Weatherman, 12. James Swanson, 13. Thomas Praytor, 14. Cody Erickson, 15. Darrell Basham, 16. Anderson Bowen,17. Ed Pompa, 18. Karl Weber, 19. Dale Shearer, 20. Justin Boston, 21. Brian Finney, 22. Brad Smith, 23. Josh Reeves, 24. Frank Kimmel, 25. Katlynn Leer, 26. Con Nichlopoulos, 27. Michael Lira, 28. Billy Alger, 29. Will Kimmel

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Chuck Barnes, 19.794

JayC Food Store 50: 1. Chuck Barnes, 2. Tim Rivers, 3. Roger Willams, 4. Todd Kempf, 5. Kyle Hadley, 6. Brian Bayer, 7. Johnny McGee, 8. Shawn Smith, 9. David Frizzell, 10. Travis Rogers, 11. Mike Sharp, 12. Craig Rogers, 13. Justin Pirtle, 14. Kyle Zike, 15. Donnie Woodard, 16. David Powell, 17. Josh Brading, 18. Troy Ashbaugh, 19. Justin Bex, 20. Greg Hubbuch, 21. Jay Baker, 22. Brent Gardiner, 23. Brandon Roberts, 24. Tony Conway, 25. Mike Basham, 26. David Bayens, DNS, 27. Jeff Berg, DNS, 28. Jason Combs, DNS, 29. Travis Wilson, DNS, 30. Brian McDonald, DNS.

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Unofficial Results
SHORT-TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, August 24, 2014

 O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Jeremy Hopper
First Heat Race (8-Laps):
1. Wilkerson, 2. Goodman, 3. Whitfield, 4. Huffmon, 5. Sumner
Second Heat Race (8-Laps):
1. Kestler, 2. Rogers, 3. Davis, 4. Hopper
Hoosier Lottery 35:
1. Mike Kestler, 2. Justin Davis, 3. Jamie Goodman, 4. Nick Wilkerson, 5. Jeremy Hopper, 6. Ken Sumner, 7. Travis Rogers*, 8. Richard Huffmon, 9. Todd Whitfield                                                                    *Penalized 3 positions for jumping restart

 Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Beau Crawford
First Heat Race (8-Laps):
1. Hester, 2. Higgins, 3. Meek, 4. T. Vaughn, 5. K. Vaughn
Second Heat Race (8-Laps):
1. Puckett, 2. Allen, 3. Crawford, 4. Kaelin, 5. Stroud
Cash For Life 30:
1. Beau Crawford, 2. Ricky Puckett, 3. Jesse Allen, 4. Dillon Kaelin, 5. C.J. Higgines, 6. Merlin Stroud, 7. Brandon Hester, 8. Travis Vaughn, 9. Kevin Vaughn, 10. Bryan Meek, 11. Tim Crawford (DNS)

Season Champions:

     O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks: Mike Kestler
     Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks:
Dillon Kaelin

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 Unofficial Results

EDDIE GILSTRAP MOTORS
THOMPSON’S 20th SEASON CELEBRATION”
Presented by ACE Hardware of Salem
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Brian Bayer, 19.850
First Heat Race
(8-Laps): 1. C. Rogers, 2. Brading, 3. Zike, 4. Cottrell, 5. Priddy, 6. Baker, 7. Powell.
Second Heat Race:
(8-Laps): 1. Bayens, 2. Pirtle, 3. T. Rogers, 4. S. Caudell, 5. Bex, 6. Sharp, 7. Frizzell, 8. Conway (DNS).
Third Heat Race:
(8-Laps): 1. J. Caudell, 2. Kempf, 3. Hadley, 4. Rivers, 5. Williams, 6. Smith, 7. Gardiner, 8. Bayer. 
Eddie Gilstrap Motors 50:
1. Shawn Smith, 2. Todd Kempf, 3. Tim Rivers, 4. Tony Conway, 5. Roger Williams, 6. David Frizzell, 7. Justin Bex, 8. Brent Gardiner, 9. Jay Baker, 10. Kyle Hadley, 11. Travis Rogers, 12. Josh Brading, 13. David Powell, 14. Mike Sharp, 15. Scott Caudell, 16. Jason Priddy, 17. Justin Pirtle, 18. Craig Rogers, 19. Jesse Cottrell, 20. Kyle Zike, 21. Jeff Caudell, 22. Greg Hubbuch (DNS), 23. Brian Bayer (DNS), 24. David Bayens (DNS).

O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Hopper, 2. Kestler, 3. Rogers, 4. Davis.
Second Heat Race
(8-Laps): 1. Wilkerson, 2. Goodman, 3. Whitfield, 4. Huffmon, 5. Ferguson.
ACE Hardware of Salem 30:
1. Nick Wilkerson, 2. Mike Kestler, 3. Jeremy Hopper, 4. Justin Davis, 5. Jamie Goodman, 6. Travis Rogers, 7. Richard Huffmon, 8. Brian Ferguson, 9. Todd Whitfield.

Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks

First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Kaelin, 2. Allen, 3. B. Crawford, 4. Higgins, 5. Stroud.
Second Heat Race
(8-Laps): 1. T. Crawford, 2. Puckett, 3. Slauter, 4. T. Vaughn, 5. K. Vaughn
Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 25:
1. Beau Crawford, 2. Jesse Allen, 3. Dillon Kaelin, 4. Tim Crawford, 5. Wayne Slauter, 6. Carl Higgins Jr., 7. Merlin Stroud, 8. Travis Vaughn, 9. Ricky Pucket, 10. Kevin Vaughn.

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Unofficial Results
ARROW AUTO GLASS FIRECRACKER 200
Presented by the Scott County Visitors Commission

Friday, July 4, 2014

Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Brett Hudson, 19.741

Arrow Auto Glass Firecracker 200: 1. Brian Bayer (200), 2. Shawn Smith (200), 3. Johnny Magee (200), 4. Chuck Barnes (199), 5. Scott Caudell (199), 6. Frank Kimmel II (197), 7. Jesse Cottrell (196), 8. Kyle Hadley (188), 9. Jason Priddy (183), 10. Curtis Peeples (174), 11. Todd Kempf (170), 12. David Powell (145), 13. Dakota Meyer (139), 14. Troy Ashbaugh (116), 15. David Frizzell (114), 16. Phil Jenkins (107), 17. Clayton Phelps (105), 18. Chris Harmon (81), 19. Justin Pirtle (76), 20. Jeff Berg (69), 21. Jeremy Adkisson (68), 22. Josh Brading (64), 23. Jeff Caudell (48), 24. Skeeter Crum (43), 25. Tim Rivers (26), 26. Brett Hudson (13), 27. Blake Hillard (8), 28. Jason Combs (7), 29. David Bayens (DNS).

 O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

Freedom 50: 1. Mike Kestler, 2. Jamie Goodman, 3. Todd Whitfield, 4. Travis Rogers, 5. Jeremy Hopper, 6. Justin Davis, 7. Nick Wilkerson, 8. Richard Huffmon, 9. Brian Ferguson, 10. Ken Sumner, 11. Nick Johnson.

Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks

Independence 50: 1. Beau Crawford, 2. Jesse Allen, 3. Justin Fiedler, 4. Wayne Slauter, 5. Dillon Kaelin, 6. Carl Higgins Jr., 7. Merlin Stroud, 8. Travis Vaughn, 9. Eric Childers, 10. Jim Allen, 11. Ricky Puckett, 12. Joe Clapp, 13. Collin Worrall, 14. Trevor Jones, 15. Bubby Gedling, 16. Tim Crawford.

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Unofficial Results
JOHN JONES AUTO GROUP MIDWEST 150

Presented by Mountaineer Firewood

Saturday, June 21, 2014

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

Fast Qualifier: Chuck Barnes Jr., 17. 287

John Jones Auto Group 100 presented by Mountaineer Firewood: 1. Grant Quinlan, 2. Garrett Jones, 3. Chuck Barnes Jr., 4. Corey Deuser, 5. Cole Williams, 6. Kevin Willis, 7. Kody Evans, 8. Dan Leeckl, 9. Josh Nelms, 10. Kyle Crump, 11. Jordan Miller, 12. Dalton Armstrong, 13. Jaxson Jacobs, 14. Amber Slagle, 15. Marc Jacobs, 16. Cole Rouse, 17. Dakota Stroup, 18. Mason Mingus, 19. Dominique Van Wieringen, 20. Tristan Van Wieringen, 21. Winston Wood, 22. Hunter Baize, 23. Jack Smith.

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Chuck Barnes Sr., 19.937

Mountaineer Firewood 50: 1. Brian Bayer, 2. Chuck Barnes Sr., 3. Shawn Smith, 4. Roger Williams, 5. Johnny Magee, 6. Brent Gardiner, 7. Tim Rivers, 8. Scott Caudell, 9. Mike Sharp, 10. David Frizzell, 11. Justin Pirtle, 12. Jesse Cottrell, 13. Travis Rogers, 14. Justin Bex, 15. Greg Hubbuch, 16. Jason Priddy, 17. David Powell, 18. Dakota Meyer, 19. Craig Rogers, 20. Todd Kempf, 21. Kyle Zike, 22. Tony Conway, 23. Kyle Hadley, 24. Josh Brading, 25. Jason Combs, 26. Jay Baker (DNS).

 O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

John Jones GM City 30: 1. Travis Rogers, 2. Mike Kestler, 3. Justin Davis, 4. Todd Whitfield, 5. Jeremy Hopper, 6. Richard Huffmon, 7. James Goodman, 8. Brian Ferguson.

Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks

Tractor Supply 25: 1. Beau Crawford, 2. Dillon Kaelin, 3. Carl Higgins, Jr., 4. Jesse Allen, 5. Merlin Stroud, 6. James Allen, 7. Travis Vaughn, 8. Tony Nichols III.

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Unofficial Results
SALEM ROVAL GRAND PRIX
June 1, 2014

Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks

Salem Roval Grand Prix (106 laps): 1. Beau Crawford, 2. Artie Ware, 3. Joshua Stroud, 4. Carl Higgins Jr., 5. Alan Miller, 6. Austin Baum, 7. Sammy McKinsley, 8. David Wilkerson, 9. Larry Pigram Jr., 10. Travis Vaughn, 11. Ricky Puckett, 12. Tony Nichols III, 13. Tommy Fleener, 14. Zack Bube, 15. Chris Jennings, 16. John Kennybrook, 17. Derik Bradshaw, 18. Donald Vanvalkenburg, 19. Brandon Dalton, 20. Alex Bube, 21. Tim Crawford, 22. Junior LeMasters, 23. Eric Childres, 24. Rick Kelly, 25. Alec Webb.

 O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

O’Reilly Auto Parts 35: 1. Mike Kestler, 2. Travis Rogers, 3. Justin Davis, 4. Todd Whitfield, 5. Jeremy Hopper, 6. Ray Ewing, 7. Richard Huffmon, 8. Jamie Goodman,  9. Brian Ferguson

 

Unofficial Results
CASEY’S GENERAL STORE SPRING SPEED FEST
Saturday, May 17, 2014

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Chuck Barnes, 19.733

Casey’s General Store 75: 1. Tony Conway, 2. Chuck Barnes, 3. Brian Bayer, 4. Shawn Smith, 5. Todd Kempf, 6. Kyle Hadley, 7. Brent Gardiner, 8. Scott Caudell, 9. Travis Rogers, 10. Justin Pirtle, 11. Craig Rogers, 12. Jonathon Ziegler, 13. Greg Hubbuch, 14. Jason Priddy, 15. Josh Brading, 16. Roger Williams, 17. Mike Sharp, 18. Johnny Magee, 19. Phil Jenkins, 20. Kyle Zike, 21. David Powell, 22. Tim Rivers, 23. Jeff Caudell, 24. Justin Bex, 25. David Bayens (DNS), 26. David Frizzell (DNS), 27. Jason Combs (DNS).

 Thunder Roadsters

First Heat Race (6-Laps): 1. Robbins, 2. Edsal, 3. Dugger

Second Heat Race (6-Laps): 1. Dietzen, 2. Griffus, 3. Jenkins, 4. Brown

Casey’s General Store 25: 1. John Robbins, 2. James Edsal, 3. Marty Griffin, 4. Darrell Brown, 5. Doug Dugger, 6. Mark Dietzen, 7. Phil Jenkins

 O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Rogers, 2. Hopper, 3. Davis

Second Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Kestler, 2. Whitfield, 3. Huffmon, 4. Ferguson

Casey’s Pizza “We Deliver” 30: 1. Mike Kestler, 2. Justin Davis, 3. Travis Rogers, 4. Jeremy Hopper, 5. Todd Whitfield, 6. Richard Huffmon, 7. Brian Ferguson, 8. Ken Sumner (DNS), 9. James Goodman (DNS).

 Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks

First Heat Race (6-Laps): 1. Kaelin, 2. Higgins, 3. Johnson, 4. Meek

Second Heat Race (6-Laps): 1. Jim Allen, 2. Stroud, 3. Jesse Allen

Casey’s Hope For The Warriors 25: 1. Jim Allen, 2. Dillon Kaelin, 3. Tony Nichols III, 4. Jesse Allen, 5. Carl Higgins Jr., 6. Merlin Stroud, 7. Chuck Meek, 8. Joe Johnson, 9. Travis Vaughn

 

Results
Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200
Presented by Crunch ‘N Nutter

Sunday, April 28, 2014

 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

Fast Qualifier: Justin Boston

Federated Auto Parts 200: 1. Grant Enfinger, 2.Spencer Gallagher, 3. Frank Kimmel, 4. Austin Wayne Self, 5. Tom Hessert, 6. Josh Williams, 7. Mason Mitchell, 8. Ken Schrader, 9. Cody Coughlin, 10. Kyle Weatherman, 11. Thomas Praytor, 12. Kyle Benjamin, 13. Brian Finney, 14. Karl Weber, 15. Justin Boston, 16. Blake Hillard, 17. Bill Catania, 18. Michael Lira, 19. Ryan Heavner, 20. Dale Shearer, 21. John Wes Townley, 22. Mark Meunier, 23. Darrell Basham, 24. Barry Layne, 25. Frank Kimmel II, 26. Tim Viens, 27. James Swanson

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Kyle Hadley, 20.058

Crunch ‘N Nutter 50: 1. Shawn Smith, 2. Kyle Hadley, 3. Tony Conway, 4. Brent Gardiner, 5. Tim Rivers, 6. Donnie Woodard, 7. Roger Williams, 8. Justin Pirtle, 9. Greg Hubbuch, 10. Kyle Zike, 11. Joshua Brading, 12. David Powell, 13. Jason Priddy, 14. Todd Kempf, 15. David Frizzell, 16. Jeff Caudell, 17. Craig Rogers, 18. Scott Caudell, 19. Travis Rogers, 20. Michael Wedding, 21. Brian Bayer, 22. Justin Bex, 23. Jay Baker, 24. David Bayens

 

Unofficial Results
ICA DUMPSTERS SHORT-TRACK FESTIVAL
Sun
day, April 6, 2014

 O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks

Fast Qualifier: Travis Rogers, 16.730

First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Jamie Goodman, 2. Jeremy Hopper, 3. Todd Whitfield, 4. Nick Wilkerson, 5. Richard Huffman.

Second Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Nick Johnson, 2. Travis Rogers, 3. Mike Kestler, 4. Justin Davis, 5. Ken Sumner.

ICA Dumpsters 30: 1. Rogers, 2. Hopper, 3. Davis, 4. Goodman, 5. Whitfield, 6. Huffman, 7. Kestler, 8. Wilkerson, 9. Johnson, 10. Sumner.

 Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks (Oval)

Fast Qualifier: Matt Schindler, 17.259

First Heat Race (8-Laps): Dillon Kaelin, 2. James Allen, 3. Donnie Woodard, 4. CJ Higgins, 5. Merlin Stroud, 6. Bryan Meek, 7. Travis Vaughn, 8. Brian Moore, 9. Bill Growe.

Second Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Tony Nichols III, 2. Justin Fiedler, 3. James Blanchard, 4. Austin Baum, 5. Matt Schindler, 6. Artie Ware, 7. Tyler Redden, 8. Jamie Bierman.

ICA Dumpsters 25: 1. Kaelin, 2. Ware, 3. Nichols III, 4. Fiedler, 5. Bierman, 6. Woodard, 7. Blanchard, 8. Redden, 9. Meek, 10. Higgins, 11. Moore, 12. Baum, 13. Stroud, 14. Vaughn, 15. Allen, 16. Schindler.

 Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks (Figure 8)

Fast Qualifier: Derrick Bradshaw, 23.326

ICA Dumpsters 25: 1. Derrick Bradshaw, 2. Ricky Puckett, 3. Artie Ware, 4. Austin Baum, 5. Donnie Woodard, 6. CJ Higgins, 7. Travis Vaughn, 8. Bryan Meek.

 

 



"WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENERAL ADMISSION AND RESERVED SEATING?"...

  • General Admission seating is located on the bottom twelve rows of wooden bleachers.  Guests may sit anywhere in that section that they would like. Reserved Seating is located on the top ten rows of metal bleachers.  There are backs on these seats, and seats are guaranteed for the ticket holders.

"CAN I BRING COOLERS INTO THE SALEM SPEEDWAY?"...

  • While Salem Speedway offers a wide variety of concessions, guests are permitted to bring coolers into the track area.  Coolers should be no larger than 14" x 14".  Glass bottles and alcohol are prohibited.

"WHEN CAN I GET ADVANCED TICKETS?"...

  • Salem Speedway offers Advanced Tickets prices for fans who order tickets prior to the race.  Fans may purchase Advanced Tickets any time until 5 pm on the Friday before the race.  Ticket prices increase $2.00 at the gate the day of the race.  Fans purchasing Advanced Tickets can have them maiedl directly to their home for a $2.00 fee, or place their tickets in Will-Call.  On the day of the race, tickets and credit card receipts can be picked up at the Will-Call window.  Please have a photo ID available.  Tickets will not be mailed the week of a race.

"HOW CAN I GET ADVANCED TICKETS?"...

  • Fans may purchase tickets by calling Salem Speedway, purchase them using the "EVENT TICKETS" page of this website, or by stopping by the office located on the second floor of the tower.  A credit card number will be required for orders taken over the phone.  Salem Speedway strongly discourages fans from sending credit card information via email.  If you would like to place a ticket order via email, please include your phone number and someone from our office will gladly contact you to take the order.  We accept all major credit cards, cash and personal checks.

"IS THE INFIELD OPEN TO SPECTATORS?"...

  • Spectators are welcome to enjoy the races from the infield of Salem Speedway for most of our events.  Fans can get into the infield with a general admission ticket, however, they will not be able to cross the track if practice, qualifications, or racing is underway.  There is a concession stand, and restroom facility in the infield, and spectators are permitted to have tents, portable grills, lawn chairs, and other equipment to make the races enjoyable.

"CAN I CAMP OUTSIDE OF THE TRACK?"...

  • Camping is permitted in the grassy areas outside of the track free of charge.  Fans wishing to camp on the grounds should be aware that there are no hook-ups for RV's.  Portable restroom facilities are available near the track entrance.

 

 

 



"WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENERAL ADMISSION AND RESERVED SEATING?"...

  • General Admission seating is located on the bottom twelve rows of wooden bleachers.  Guests may sit anywhere in that section that they would like. Reserved Seating is located on the top ten rows of metal bleachers.  There are backs on these seats, and seats are guaranteed for the ticket holders.

"CAN I BRING COOLERS INTO THE SALEM SPEEDWAY?"...

  • While Salem Speedway offers a wide variety of concessions, guests are permitted to bring coolers into the track area.  Coolers should be no larger than 14" x 14".  Glass bottles and alcohol are prohibited.

"WHEN CAN I GET ADVANCED TICKETS?"...

  • Salem Speedway offers Advanced Tickets prices for fans who order tickets prior to the race.  Fans may purchase Advanced Tickets any time until 5 pm on the Friday before the race.  Ticket prices increase $2.00 at the gate the day of the race.  Fans purchasing Advanced Tickets can have them maiedl directly to their home for a $2.00 fee, or place their tickets in Will-Call.  On the day of the race, tickets and credit card receipts can be picked up at the Will-Call window.  Please have a photo ID available.  Tickets will not be mailed the week of a race.

"HOW CAN I GET ADVANCED TICKETS?"...

  • Fans may purchase tickets by calling Salem Speedway, purchase them using the "EVENT TICKETS" page of this website, or by stopping by the office located on the second floor of the tower.  A credit card number will be required for orders taken over the phone.  Salem Speedway strongly discourages fans from sending credit card information via email.  If you would like to place a ticket order via email, please include your phone number and someone from our office will gladly contact you to take the order.  We accept all major credit cards, cash and personal checks.

"IS THE INFIELD OPEN TO SPECTATORS?"...

  • Spectators are welcome to enjoy the races from the infield of Salem Speedway for most of our events.  Fans can get into the infield with a general admission ticket, however, they will not be able to cross the track if practice, qualifications, or racing is underway.  There is a concession stand, and restroom facility in the infield, and spectators are permitted to have tents, portable grills, lawn chairs, and other equipment to make the races enjoyable.

"CAN I CAMP OUTSIDE OF THE TRACK?"...

  • Camping is permitted in the grassy areas outside of the track free of charge.  Fans wishing to camp on the grounds should be aware that there are no hook-ups for RV's.  Portable restroom facilities are available near the track entrance.