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SIX SIGMA
XTREAM ROVAL 100
And FWD Season Championship

Sunday, August 26

The Xtreme Roval 100 ramps up in 2018 with the addition of a 20-lap championship
race for the Salem Front Wheel Drive division. The championship race on the
multi-turn road course serves as a prelude to the non-points Xtreme Roval 100.
Track layout includes the infield oval and a portion of the half-mile high banks.

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ROAD RACING RETURNS TO SALEM
ON SUNDAY, August 26th

SALEM, IN, Aug. 17 – Road racing returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Sunday afternoon, August 26th, as the Six Sigma Xtreme Roval 100 takes center stage on the tricky half-mile layout.

The 100-lap event for Salem style Front Wheel Drive Stocks utilizes both the infield short-track and a portion of the half-mile high banks.  Drivers navigate the road course, which includes both left and right-hand turns, from the high banked track to the short-track and back.

The racing activity on August 26th kicks-off with a 20-lap race on the multi-turn layout that will serve as the championship race for the Salem Front Wheel Drive division.  The non-points Xtreme Roval 100 takes place following the FWD championship race.

Spectator gates open at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 26th, with practice at 12-noon, followed by the first race at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

Advance general admission tickets are priced at just $10 for adults and $3 for children, age 7-12.  Kids, age 6 and under, are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  You can purchase tickets on-line at www.salemspeedway.com or call 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223.

SWANSON BECOMES WINNINGEST SILVER CROWN
DRIVER WITH JAMES/O’CONNOR VICTORY

Stewart Rides The High Banks To First Great American Stock Win

 By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Salem, Indiana.........On a night when he was in a class of his own on the Salem Speedway high banks, Kody Swanson put himself in a class of his own in the record books.

The Kingsburg, California native led the 59th "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial" from start to finish in a landslide, perhaps the best on-track performance he's displayed of all 24 of his series victories, to surpass Jack Hewitt and become the USAC Silver Crown division's winningest driver.

Swanson set additional records, including notching his fifth consecutive series win, which passed the four-straight wins accomplished by Hewitt in 1986 and Tom Bigelow between 1975 and 1976.  His third-straight "James/O'Connor" triumph slotted him into exclusive company as only the second driver to win that many consecutively.  Pancho Carter won four-in-a-row between 1974 and 1977.

Twenty-one of those 24 wins have come behind the wheel of the DePalma Motorsports/Bob Hampshire-wrenched No. 63.  Hampshire was also the crew chief on Hewitt's win streak and the majority of his Silver Crown wins over the years.  Swanson is quick to credit his crew on the Lima, Ohio-based team.  It's something he doesn't take for granted.

"It's so hard to believe," Swanson exclaimed.  "It's what you dream about and what you wish for, but you never really give it a real chance.  Silver Crown cars have long been my favorite, so to be on that list is special, let alone be at the top.  But I didn't do it alone, though.  Not a single one."

After all the preparation and anticipation between races, the anxiousness and butterflies dissipate once the green flag drops.  It becomes all business.  Swanson was proficient right from the outset, setting quick time in qualifying, then jumping out to the lead at the start.

David Byrne was pretty much the lone challenger to Swanson's throne early on, driving through an impressive shower of sparks that engulfed the nighttime sky to second by lap four and was routinely challenging for the race lead throughout the first third of the 75-lapper.

Following a lap 15 yellow for a slowing Matt Goodnight, Byrne remained relentless on the lone restart of the night, diving inside Swanson multiple times to no avail before slotting back in as the leader of the high-wire act displayed by Swanson's pursuers, followed by Bobby Santos, Chris Windom and Jerry Coons, Jr.

Between laps 30 and 40, Swanson extended his lead from a mere half-second to a 2.5 second challenge as he cut through the lapped traffic with the precision of a laser-guided missile.

On the 53rd lap, Windom grabbed second from Santos and began shrinking Swanson's lead ever so slightly over the next handful of laps.  Yet, the shrinkage didn't last long, and Swanson opened up the lead once again, upping the interval to over six seconds and a near half-straightaway advantage that would simply not be overcome, challenging and lapping cars that were competing for the lead with him seemingly just moments earlier.

Swanson was flawless all night long, winning by just a tick under 8.5 seconds, and setting a new 75-lap track record in the process, over Windom, Santos, Coons and a career-best finish for Kyle Hamilton.

You couldn't script a better performance than Swanson showcased on a fairytale night in which the record books were cast aside, and a new edition was published.  From dirt to pavement, this team seems to be on the same page much more often than not and Saturday night's performance at Salem certainly showed.

"Salem is such a tough and challenging racetrack, not only physically as a driver, but man it's hard on everything to have a car that will be good the whole race," Swanson said.  "These guys go the distance for me every time and we do it together.  My wife and I drive to the shop and put in the effort with them.  As far as a team, we're all in it together.  That's what makes it so special."

There are many things that make Swanson appreciate the efforts of his crew, including his spotter, and wife, Jordan.  But it's the competition that keeps Swanson and crew challenging themselves to be better every time they hit the racetrack.

"Part of the reason every win is special in Silver Crown is because of who you're racing against," Swanson said.  "Everyone's here.  Our crew goes the extra mile and they're always trying something to get better because you know they are.  Every win is special because they're all great competitors and they're here to win just like any of us.  If you're going to beat them, you're going to have to put in the extra time and you're going to have to have a little bit of luck too."

17-year-old West Washington High School senior, Baden Stewart of Campbellsburg, Ind., picked up his first career victory on the high banks by outdistancing 19 other drivers to capture the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 50 for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks in a prelude to the James/O’Connor.

Stewart, who was making just his ninth career start on the Salem oval in a car owned by Chuck Barnes, passed David Bayens for the lead with just eight laps remaining.  He then held off a hard-charging Will Kimmel at the end to secure the emotional victory.

Kimmel finished second with Heath Helton third, Tony Conway fourth and Tim Rivers fifth.   

USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES SET TO TAKE CENTER STAGE
FOR 59th ANNUAL JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

 75-lap Champ Car Race And Vintage Race Car Show Headline Saturday Action

SALEM, IN, August 6 – California’s Kody Swanson is set to lead USAC’s best pavement drivers onto the famed high banks of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night for the 59th running of the Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers.

Swanson, winner of the past two James/O’Connor Memorial races, is currently tied with Jack Hewitt for the top spot on the all-time USAC Silver Crown Series win list with 23 victories each.

Swanson, who has won four of six Silver Crown races in 2018, is not only hoping to add to his career win total at Salem, but also become only the second driver in James/O’Connor history to win three consecutive Memorial races.  Pancho Carter won four straight Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial races in the mid ‘70s.  

A stellar line-up of cars and drivers are expected to join Swanson at Salem on Saturday, including Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville, Ind., winner of the 2008 Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial, and Eric Gordon of Indianapolis, who won the race in 2000.

Dave Darland of Kokomo, Ind., a former USAC Silver Crown Series champion (1997), has filed an entry for Saturday’s race and will be making his first Salem start in nine years.

Other top drivers expected for the Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers include Chris Windom of Canton, Ill., who has finished runner-up to Swanson at Salem the past two years, Bobby Santos of Franklin, Mass., Aaron Pierce of Muncie, Ind., Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., Justin Grant of Ione, Calif., and David Byrne of Shullsburg, Wisc., among others.

Sharing the high banks with the USAC Silver Crown Series on Saturday will be the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.

The annual visit by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club is also a part of the festivities on Saturday.  An early on-track warm-up for the vintage cars is set to take place at 3 p.m.  A select group of vintage cars will return to the track prior to the start of the James/O’Connor Memorial 75.

Jeff O’Connor, son of the late Pat O’Connor, will once again pace the field during parade laps in a replica of the Sumar Special that his dad drove in the 1950s.

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will be giving away Hoosier Lottery gift packs to several lucky fans, age 18 and older, during the August 11th event.

Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with practice set to start at 3:30 p.m.  Qualifications are slated for 5:45 and the first race at 7:10 p.m. (EDT).

Advance general admission tickets are priced at $23 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 $28 each.  All prices are $2 more on day of race.

Tickets can be ordered on-line at www.salemspeedway.com or by calling 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223. 

James/O'Connor Notes of Interest

The last six Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial races have produced three back-to-back race winners – Brian Olson (2012-2013), Brian Gerster (2014-2015) and Kody Swanson (2016-2017).  Only three back-to-back winners (Parnelli Jones, Pancho Carter and Greg Leffler) emerged from the first 52 James/O’Connor races.  Four former winners, Swanson, Jacob Wilson (2008), Eric Gordon (2000) and Dave Darland (1999) are expected for Saturday’s race…An elite group of drivers; Eddie Sachs, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Rich Vogler, Pat O’Connor, Rollie Beale, Mario Andretti, Pancho Carter, Greg Leffler, Dave Steele, Tracy Hines, Brian Olson, Brian Gerster and Kody Swanson have recorded more than one James/O’Connor victory.…Pancho Carter is the all-time James/O’Connor win leader with four victories (1974-75-76-77) to his credit…Elmer George, Don Branson, Jason McCord and Aaron Pierce have the distinction of posting the most top-three James/O’Connor finishes by a non-winning driver with three each…Eric Gordon holds the record for most runner-up finished in the race with four…Jacob Wilson’s 2008 James/O’Connor win came in his very first race on the Salem oval…Tony Stewart’s very first sprint car race came at Salem Speedway during the 1991 Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial.  He finished fourth in the last chance race and failed (by one position) to transfer to the main event…The very first ESPN telecast of an automobile race was a taped delayed showing of the 1979 Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial…Jeff Gordon finished fourth in the 1989 James/O’Connor Memorial. That was the very first sprint car pavement race for the 18-year-old driver…Jeff O’Connor, son of the late Pat O’Connor, will pace the field prior to the start of the James/O’Connor in a replica of the Sumar Special that his dad drove during the 1950s…For the third consecutive year the James/O’Connor Memorial is sanctioned by the United States Auto Club (USAC) and features the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series…Three-time Silver Crown Series champ (2014-15-17), Kody Swanson, leads the current standings as he bids to win an unprecedented fifth series race in-a-row and become the winningest driver in the history of the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.  He is currently tied with Jack Hewitt at 23 career wins each…Aaron Pierce, who has visited victory lane at Salem on three occasions in sprint car competition, has led 80 out of 150 laps in the last two James/O’Connor races, but is still looking for his first Memorial victory…For Dave Darland and Eric Gordon, Saturday’s race will be their first Salem outing in a number of years.  Gordon last raced at Salem 10 years ago when he finished fourth in the 2008 James/O’Connor, while Darland’s last Salem start was nine years ago in the James/O’Connor.  The 1999 race was Darland’s first ever win on pavement…The Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial is the only open wheel race of the season at Salem Speedway in 2018…Salem Speedway is again happy to host the annual visit by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club during the James/O’Connor Memorial event. Upwards of 30 vintage race cars were on hand for the 2017 Salem show…The Lucas Oil Great American Stocks “Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 50” serves as a prelude to the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial…This is race number six of a seven race shootout for the 2018 GAS season championship…Todd Kempf (501) of Huntingburg, Ind., tops the current Skyline Chili Championship Standings with Baden Stewart (459) of Salem, Ind., and Heath Helton (459) of Owensboro, Ky., tied for second…The season championship race for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks will take place at Salem on Saturday night, Sept. 15th as part of the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic.

DISCOVER SCOTT COUNTY JOE JAMES/
PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL UP NEXT

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMP CAR SERIES RETURNS TO THE HIGH BANKS AUGUST 11th

SALEM, IN, Aug. 1 – When the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series visits the challenging high banks of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, August 11th, it becomes a weekend that is more than just another race for competitors, officials, and fans.  The 59th annual Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers is all about honoring the memories of two great racers and their families.

In 1952, California racer Joe James lost his life in a racing accident at San Jose, Calif., at age 27.  Immensely popular with fans and his fellow competitors, it was decided that a memorial race should be held to perpetuate his memory, and the inaugural event took place the following year at Salem.

In 1954 Pat O’Connor, who hailed from nearby North Vernon, Ind., and enjoyed a large following in the Hoosier state, won the Joe James Memorial, winning it a second time in 1957.  Tragically, the 29 year-old O’Connor was killed in the opening laps of the 1958 Indianapolis 500.  It seemed appropriate to also honor O’Connor at the Salem event, and the race became known as the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial.

As the event prepares for the 59th running, it is notable that it remains one of the most important and enduring memorial races in the United States.  Now spanning seven decades, the memory of two great racers has been honored by countless fans and competitors.  The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame has since inducted both O’Connor and James.

“Joe James and Pat O’Connor were great competitors during a very dangerous era in racing,” said Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery general manager Richard Deaton.  “It’s important that we continue to honor their memory.”

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

The 2018 edition of the classic brings together many of the finest open wheel pavement drivers in the country as they attempt to add their name to the list of racing giants who have won the prestigious event.

Heading the list of entries for the open wheel classic is California’s Kody Swanson, who has won back-to-back (2016-2017) James/O’Connor races.

Other top drivers expected include Chris Window, Dave Darland, Justin Grant, Bobby Santos, Aaron Pierce and David Byrne, among others.

Sharing the high banks with the USAC Silver Crown Series on Saturday night, August 11th will be the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.

The annual visit by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club is also a part of the festivities on Saturday.  An early on-track warm-up for the vintage cars is set to take place at 3 p.m.  A select group of vintage cars will return to the track prior to the start of the James/O’Connor Memorial race.

Jeff O’Connor, son of the late Pat O’Connor, will once again pace the field during parade laps in a replica of the Sumar Special that his dad drove in the 1950s.

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will once again be giving away free Hoosier Lottery prize packs to several lucky fans, age 18 and older, during the August 11th event.

Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 11th) with practice at 3:30 and qualifications at 5:45. The first race is set to roll off at 7 p.m. (EDT).

Tickets, both reserved and general admission, are now selling for the Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial and can be purchased on-line (24/7) at www.salemspeedway.com or by calling 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223 during regular business hours.

James/O’Connor Highlights
First 58 Races Have Seen Both Triumph And Tragedy

 The 59th annual Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by
 the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers is set for Saturday, August 11th at Salem Speedway
 Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery. Following are highlights from past James/O’Connor races:

    1953: Larry Crockett of Columbus, Ind., wins the inaugural Joe James Memorial after posting the day’s fastest qualification lap of 20.30 seconds - over five seconds and 30 mph slower than today’s sprint car averages at Salem.  Pat O’Connor finished second in the 50-lap event and Mike Nazaruk was third.
     1955: Bob Sweikert, who four months earlier had won the Indianapolis 500, clinched the 1955 AAA Midwest Sprint Car Championship with his victory in the 50-lap Joe James Memorial at Salem.

     1957:
Pat O’Connor becomes the first two-time winner of the memorial race by a huge margin as he was more than a lap ahead of the second place car of Elmer George at the end of the 50-lap event.  O’Connor recorded an unprecedented string of two wins, two seconds and a third place finish in the first five Joe James Memorial races.
     1958: Following Pat O’Connor’s tragic death in the Indianapolis 500 a few months earlier, the Joe James Memorial was renamed the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial.  Eddie Sachs of Center Valley, Pa., came away with the victory in the 100-lap event.  Sachs, who had finished second in the AAA Midwest Sprint Car Championship in each of the three previous years, captured the 1958 title with his win at Salem.
     1959: A young brash Texan named A.J. Foyt captured his very first USAC feature win in an exciting 1959 James/O’Connor Memorial.  Foyt, driving the A.J. Watson Special, and Don Branson rubbed tires as they roared side-by-side into the fourth turn on the last lap, forcing Branson to momentarily brake while Foyt shot across the finish line for the thrilling victory.
     1961: Parnelli Jones of Torrance, Calif., became the first back-to-back winner of the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial.  The 28-year-old driver nearly spun while battling A.J. Foyt for the lead on the opening lap, but recovered to finish two-laps ahead of second place, Elmer George at the end of the 100-lap event.  Chuck Hulse finished third and Jim Hurtubise fourth.

     1963:
A.J. Foyt set a new “world” record during qualifications, with a one-lap time of 17.98-seconds, and led the first 67 laps before being sidelined with a shredded right rear tire as Roger McCluskey breezed home one lap ahead of second place Bob Wente in the 11th annual classic.
     1964: Mario Andretti wins his very first USAC event.  The Nazareth, Pa., driver passed pole-sitter, Jud Larson on the 20th lap and proceeded to build a one-lap advantage.  He coasted at the end, finishing nearly a quarter-lap in front of second place Don Branson of Champaign, Ill.
     1965: Bobby Unser sped by the disabled car of Mario Andretti on the fourth turn of the last lap to capture the 13th annual James/ O’Connor Memorial.  Andretti, who had led the first 99 laps, hit the wall after blowing a tire on the final lap.

     1967:
Local favorite, Sonny Ates of nearby Sellersburg, Ind., drove the Iddings Auto Glass Special to victory in the 100-lap race.  Ates led the final 54 circuits around the .555-mile oval and finished half-a-lap in front of Bill Puterbaugh, who finished second.
     1969:
Sammy Sessions of Nashville, Mich., roared past a faltering Larry Dickson on the next to last lap to win the 1969 classic.  Dickson, who led from the opening lap, experienced mechanical woes late in the race and Sessions grabbed the lead as the front-runners came off the fourth turn on the white flag lap.
     1971:
Rollie Beale of Toledo, Ohio, become the sixth two-time winner of the fall classic.
     1973: Tom Sneva, a junior high school principal from Spokane, Wa., demolished the barely three month old one-lap track record of 17.32-seconds, set by Gary Bettenhausen, with a sizzling 16.97-second clocking in the Gehlhausen rear-engine sprinter during time trials.  Tom Bigelow of Whitewater, Wi., drove the Elder Cadillac car to a wire-to-wire win in the 40-lap James/O’Connor Memorial.

     1975:
Pancho Carter joins Parnelli Jones as the only back-to-back James/O’Connor winner with a victory in the 50-lap event.  Sam Sessions finishes second and Larry Dickson ends up third.
     1976:
Pancho Carter, who dominated the 1976 USAC Sprint Car Division with 12 feature victories, became the first three-time winner of the memorial.  After posting fast time during qualifications, Carter started sixth in the 50-lap race and passed Bruce Walkup for the lead on the 18th circuit and was unchallenged the rest of the way.
     1977: Pancho Carter’s incredible string continues on the high banks as he goes to the front on the seventh lap and stays there for the remainder of the 50-lap race in capturing his fourth straight James/O’Connor Memorial.  Larry Moore finished second and Chuck Gurney was third.

     1979:
Steve Chassey was the fastest, setting a new one-lap track record of 16.074-seconds in the Jet Engineering roadster during time trials, but Greg Leffler, driving the Armstrong Mould car, was the winner of the 27th annual James/O’Connor race.  It was the first of what would be two straight memorial wins for Leffler.
     1988: Bob Frey of Wickenburg, Ariz., held off a late charging Rich Vogler to win the first James/O’Connor race since Salem Speedway reopened after being closed for nearly seven years.  Frey’s V-6 powered car owned by Glen Niebel, beat Vogler’s machine to the to the finish by a mere 61 hundredths of a second.
     1990: Rich Vogler was fatally injured as he was breezing to his second James/O’Connor victory.  The event, being shown live on ESPN, was red flagged with two-laps remaining and Vogler was named the victor posthumously since he was leading the last green flag lap.  Jeff Gordon, making just his third career start on the Salem high banks, finished second and Bob Frey was third.

     1995:
Tony Stewart and Kenny Irwin Jr. staged a stirring dual over the final 10 laps with Stewart outgunning Irwin for the win in an exciting shootout on the high banks.  Irwin, who set fast time in qualifications with a run of 15.703-seconds, pulled alongside Stewart on the white flag lap but was unable to complete the pass and had to settle for second, ending his hopes of back-to James/O’Connor victories.
    1996: Chet Fillip spun on the eighth of 50-laps and dropped to the tail of the field.  The Indy 500 veteran then roared back through the pack to capture his first victory in three James/O’Connor starts.  Early leader Kenny Irwin Jr. was sidelined with a cut tire and fast qualifier, Andy Michner, banged the second turn wall while running second.
    1997: Dave Steele led flag-to-flag in capturing his first career win on the Salem oval in dominating fashion.  The Tampa, Fla., driver was nearly a half-lap in front of the second place car of Pat Abold, who was making his first Salem start, at the end of the 50-lap race.  Brian Tyler finished third.
    1999: Dave Darland, known for his mastery of a sprint car on dirt, recorded his first career pavement win in the 40th annual classic.  He led the final 24-laps around the .555-mile oval and finished five car lengths in front of Ryan Newman at the checkers.  Jason McCord finished third, with Billy Putterbaugh Jr. fourth and Steve Surniak fifth.
     2001: Tracy Hines passed defending race winner Eric Gordon on the 38th lap and went on to record his first James/O’Connor Memorial victory.  The race featured an abundance of dicing and wheel-to-wheel racing and will go in the record books as one of the most competitive and exciting in the last several years.

     2002:
Ed Carpenter took advantage of lapped traffic to pass Eric Gordon for the lead just past the midway point of the race on his way to his first James/O’Connor victory.  The 50-lap race began with a bang as a spin by Jay Drake caused a seven-car pileup.  Gordon finished second for the second consecutive year after winning the race in 2000.
     2003: Michael Lewis capitalized on J.J. Yeley’s late race mistake and went on to win his first James/O’Connor Memorial.  Yeley, driving for Tony Stewart Racing, had a half-lap lead on the rest of the field when he spun exiting turn four on lap 35.  Lewis took over the lead and never looked back.  Eric Gordon finished second for the third consecutive year.
     2004: Dave Steele passed Brian Tyler for the lead and then checked out on the field, leading the final 32 laps, to claim his second career James/O’Connor victory.  The Tampa, Fla., driver won the 30-lap midget main earlier in the evening to join Pancho Carter and Jeff Gordon as the only drivers to have won feature events in both divisions on the same day at Salem.

     2006:
On his first visit to Salem Speedway, 17-year-old Bryan Clauson put on quite a show, winning both USAC sprint and midget features.  Clauson, a California native and high school senior, became just the fourth driver to win both Salem races in the same night, joining David Steele, Jeff Gordon and Pancho Carter.
     2007: For the first time in 47 previous races no winner emerged from the 2008 Memorial, as rain halted the night’s activities 10 laps short of an official race.  The 50-lap main event was stopped by a red flag after Kevin Swindell flipped on lap 15.  While the red waved, the rains came and ended the race.  Cameron Dodson was leading at the time of the accident.
     2008: Jacob Wilson turned in a flawless performance in winning his first career USAC race.  The Crawfordsville, Ind., driver raced to the front of the field from his sixth place starting position and held off veteran Tracy Hines at the end to pull off the stunning victory.

  
2009: Tracy Hines caught Shane Hmiel seven laps from the finish and then proceeded to take his Tony Stewart Racing Chevy to the front of the pack on his way to his second Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial victory.  Hmiel, who was making his first start on the Salem oval, led the first 43 laps and finished second ahead of third place Jacob Wilson.
    2013: Brian Olson held off a hard-charging Brian Gerster to capture his second consecutive Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial.  It marked the first back-to-back winner in the sprint classic since Greg Leffler won the 1979 and 1980 races.

    2015:
Indiana’s Brian Gerster put his name in the record books as one of only five drivers to have won back-to-back James/O’Connor Memorial races with his second consecutive victory in 2015.
    2016: For the first time in the 57 year history of the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial sprint cars were replaced as the featured division by the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.  The 75-lap race was won by California’s Kody Swanson.

    2017:
Kody Swanson passed Aaron Pierce for the lead on lap 31 then held off a hard-charging Chris Windom to become the third straight back-to-back winner of the James/O’Connor Memorial.                      

               

NASCAR WELCOMES ARCA TO THE FAMILY

Deal Affirms Commitment to Growth of Stock Car Racing in the US

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 27, 2018) In a move designed to strengthen a relationship that dates back more than 60 years, NASCAR announced today the acquisition of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA).

Both NASCAR and ARCA, a Midwest-based sanctioning body for stock car auto racing, share a long history: ARCA founder John Marcum raced against Bill France Sr. and worked as a NASCAR official. More recently, the series has provided a valuable platform for talented drivers looking to make it to NASCAR’s national series.

“Our NASCAR family has long had a special connection with our friends at ARCA, and this is a logical step in demonstrating our commitment to the next generation of racers,” said Jim France, NASCAR vice chairman, executive vice president and member of the sport’s founding family. “This continues the legacy our sport was built upon and will deliver the great racing our fans expect.”

France was the driving force behind the merger of GRAND-AM and the American Le Mans Series in 2012, creating the modernized International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) in 2014.

ARCA began racing at Daytona International Speedway in 1964 at the behest of Bill France Sr. It kicked off its 66th season with 20-year-old Natalie Decker becoming the third female in the series to win a pole at Daytona and NASCAR Next alumni Michael Self winning the race.

The ARCA Racing Series will continue to operate under its current structure through the 2019 season. This year’s schedule of 20 races includes nine events at NASCAR national series venues, and three others at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks – illustrating the bond between the two sanctioning bodies.

“We are proud of the history and tradition of the ARCA Racing Series and the relationship we’ve built over six decades with NASCAR,” said Ron Drager, ARCA president and grandson of John Marcum. “We look forward to the opportunity to be more fully integrated with NASCAR and help shape the future of our sport.”

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, Sept. 15th for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic.

ECKES HOLDS OFF HUNGRY PACK TO WIN
KENTUCKIANA FORD DEALERS ARCA 200

SALEM, IN, April 22 - It was one for the ages, especially for Middletown, N.Y.'s Christian Eckes who held off a hungry pack over the final 50 laps to earn his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory Sunday afternoon at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.

Eckes, in the No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota for Venturini Motorsports, first fought off Zane Smith, then held back the nonstop hard charge from Chandler Smith to win the 103rd running of the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200.

"I can't believe this…I really can't," said Eckes. "This is the biggest win of my life. This is Salem. It's so hard to win here. I have no words to describe how relieved I am right now and how much this means to me."

Eckes's Venturini crew got him out first during the final stop during which the leaders took four General Tires for the thrilling run to checkers.

"This Venturini pit crew won this race…they got us out first. As a whole, we executed perfectly today. There have been so many…so many seconds. To finally get this victory…it's the biggest one of my career."

It also turned out to be a duel for the record books when General Tire polesitter Chandler Smith finally cleared Zane Smith with 30 laps to go and tracked down the eventual winner for the nail-biting battle to the checkers. Despite being inside of Eckes at least a half-dozen times or working over the leader's left rear corner, Eckes somehow maintained his composure and kept the lead as the two front-runners danced in and out of lapped cars to the end.

"It's hard…so hard to look up in the mirror and see that black car charging the way he did," Eckes said. "I have no idea how we held him off for so long…what a day. This is a genuinely tough track to get around…it's just a great day."

With the white flag in the air, Smith followed in the immediate tire tracks of Eckes as both charged into turn one inches apart. Then, in an instant, Smith's right-front tire went down as his No. 20 Smith General Contacting Toyota slid up the banking and smashed into the wall while Eckes sailed off toward the checkered flag.

Zane Smith, in the No. 41 LaPaz Margarita Mix Toyota, held off his MDM Motorsports teammate Sheldon Creed to finish second.

"We just managed tires all day," said Zane Smith. "We put on four at the end, and it was time to go. We were riding behind the 15 (Eckes) and got a little tight late, center. Really good points day…it was a lot of fun."

Creed, in the No. 28 United Rentals Toyota, came home third.

"We were just coasting all day," said Creed. "A lot of guys were trying to win it in the first 50 laps…crazy. We were just letting them go by. We just let them burn their stuff up. We got in position at the end, put four tires on it. We were really coming…just ran out of time."

JR Motorsports development driver Josh Berry looked sharp in his first ARCA start, finishing fourth in Chad Bryant's No. 22 Big Tine Ford.

"This place is definitely a challenge," said Berry. "You really have to manage tires…you wear 'em out so fast. Feel like you gotta run this place a couple times before you really get on to it. We got a little too tight when we put tires on it. It came down to who was the best in the end. Hope I get the opportunity to come back and try again."

Chase Purdy finished fifth in the No. 8 Bama Buggies Toyota. Riley Herbst was sixth, followed by Gus Dean seventh, Colby Howard eighth and Brandon Grosso ninth. Chandler Smith was credited with the 10th finishing position, one lap down.

Thirteen lead changes among four drivers kept things busy up front while Chandler Smith led the most with 117 laps led of 200. Eckes was second on the lap leader chart with 72. Five cautions slowed the pace for 40 laps.

Todd Kempf of Huntingburg, Ind., led flag-to-flag in winning the Ford Go Further 50 for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, that served as a prelude to the ARCA 200.

Rounding out the top five were Kyle Hadley (2nd), Tim Rivers (3rd), Baden Stewart (4th) and David Bayens (5th).

Racing returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, May 12th for the Meadow View/Salem Crossing Mother’s Day Celebration, featuring the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks and the Midwest Asphalt Champ Kart Series.

In celebration of Mother’s Day weekend free grandstand admission is being offered to all ladies on May 12th.

SALEM SPEEDWAY FUELED BY THE HOOSIER
LOTTERY GEARS UP FOR 72nd YEAR
WITH FULL SLATE OF RACING ACTION

Traditional Races And Exciting New Event In Place For Upcoming Season

SALEM, IN, January 15 – Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery enters its 72nd year of existence with an exciting lineup of 11 events scheduled to take place during the 2018 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 2018 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 2018 are spring and fall visits by the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the 59th annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial, featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 is set for Sunday, April 22nd and the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic presented by Meadow View/Salem Crossing will take place under the lights on Saturday, September 15th.

The fall ARCA race has once again been designated the official “ARCA Throwback Weekend.” A full weekend of activities; including a golf scramble, throwback paint schemes and Friday Night Fan Fest; are just part of the festivities planned for the fall event.

The Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers, one of the most historic and longest running memorial races in the nation, headlines August action at Salem.  The 59th annual open wheel classic is set to unfold on Saturday night, August 11th.

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.

The annual visit by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club is also scheduled to take place in conjunction with the James/O’Connor.

The tradition rich schedule of events also includes the first ever Salem visit by the Bandit Big Rig Series on Saturday night, July 14th.

It will be history in the making when the Bandit Big Rig trucks take to the high banks for a night of semi-truck racing on the super-fast Salem oval.  As many as 20 big rigs are expected for the inaugural Salem event.     

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour late model series returns to Salem on Saturday night, June 16th 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.”

The CRA Street Stocks will join the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks (GAS) on Sunday afternoon, June 3rd for the second annual GAS/CRA Challenge.

The Triple 50 format includes 50-lap feature events for both divisions with the top finishers out of each race advancing to the final 50-lap “Challenge Race”.

Other traditional events planned for 2018 include the 29th annual Firecracker 200 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts on Sunday, July 1st and the 30th annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 on Sunday, October 21st.

Salem Speedway will pay tribute to all mothers on Saturday night, May 12th with a special Mother’s Day weekend celebration. The Meadow View/Salem Crossing Mother’s Day Celebration will offer free grandstand admission for all ladies on this night.

Summerfest 2018 presented by ACE Hardware takes center stage on Saturday night, July 28th.  The summer-fun event features on-track activity from both Salem Speedway divisions – Great American Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Stocks – plus the Midwest Thunder Roadsters and Midwest Asphalt Champ Kart Series.  A cruise-in, burnout contest and music are also part of the 4th annual event.

The Xtreme Roval 100 returns to Salem on Sunday afternoon, August 26th with the addition of a 20-lap race on the multi-turn layout that will serve as the championship race for the Salem Front Wheel Drive division.  The non-points Extreme Roval 100 will take place following the FWD Championship race.     

Additional information concerning the 2018 activities at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, including possible schedule additions and ticket information, may be obtained by calling 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223. 

2018 Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery Schedule

 
Apr. 21-22 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200
  ARCA Racing Series and Great American Stocks. Practice and qualifications Saturday, racing Sunday
May. 12 Meadow View/Salem Crossing
Mothers Day Celebration
  Free Grandstand Admission For All Ladies
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, Front Wheel Drive Stocks
  And Midwest Asphalt Champ Kart Series
June. 2/3 Casey's General Store GAS/CRA Challenge
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, CRA Street, Stocks TRIPLE 50's
  Plus, Front Wheel Drive Stocks. Practice Sat., Race Sun.
June. 16 Midwest 150
  JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Late Models, Lucas Oil Great American
  Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Stocks
July. 1 Discover Scott County Firecracker 200
  Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts
29th annual street stock classic, featuring the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks
July. 14 Bandit Big Rig Truck Series
  Bandit Big Rig Semi-Trucks on the high banks
July. 28 Summerfest 2018
  Presented by ACE Hardware of Salem
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, Front Wheel Drive Stocks,
  Thunder Roadsters and Midwest Asphalt Champ Kart Series.  Classic Car Cruise-in, Burnout Contest & Music. Dollar Beer/Dollar Hot Dogs
Aug. 11 Discover Scott County

Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial 

  Presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers
  USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series and Lucas Oil
  Great American Stocks. Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club
Aug. 26 Extreme Roval 100 / FWD Championship
  20-lap FWD Season Championship on the Roval (points), plus Extreme

Roval 100 (non-points)

Sept. 15 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic
  Presented by Meadow View / Salem Crossing
  ARCA Throwback Weekend - Featuring the ARCA Racing Series
  and the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks 
Oct. 20-21 Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco
  Halloween 200
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks (non-points), $5,000 to win

 

Former Track Champion Returning For 2018 Season

2007 Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery Super Stock track champion Chris French is set for a return to the high banks in 2018 reports track management. French, a five time winner in Super Stock competition at Salem, last raced on the .555-mile oval during the 2011 season. The Vine Grove, Ky., driver has teamed with longtime driver/car owner Tony Johnson for what is planned to be a full season with the Lucas Oil Great American Stock division in 2018.

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

Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial
Presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers

August 11, 2018

 USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series

Fast Qualifier: Cody Swanson, 16.001

Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial (75-Laps): 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Bobby Santos, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Kyle Hamilton, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Jacob Wilson, 8. David Byrne, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Travis Welpott, 11. John Heydenreich, 12. Mike Haggenbottom, 13. Patrick Lawson, 14. Eric Gordon, 15. Matt Goodnight, 16. Toni Breidinger, 17. Kyle Robbins, 18. Cody Gallogly, 19. Terry James.

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifer: Heath Helton, 19.710

Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 50: 1. Baden Stewart, 2. Will Kimmel, 3. Heath Helton, 4. Tony Conway, 5. Tim Rivers, 6. Matt Stice, 7. Brandon Deckard, 8. Trent Bayer, 9. Scott Caudell, 10. Todd Kempf, 11. Scott Wisman, 12. Nick Reed Jr., 13. David Bayens, 14. Craig Rogers, 15. Eric Childers, 16. A.J. Kempf, 17. John McLaren, 18. Brian Bayer, 19. Jeff Caudell, 20. Kyle Hadley, 21. Mike Sharp (DNS)

 

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
SUMMERFEST 2018

Presented by ACE Hardware of Salem

July 28, 2018

LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCKS

Fast Qualifier: Kyle Hadley, 19.761

ACE Hardware of Salem 50: 1. Heath Helton, 2. Todd Kempf, 3. Kyle Hadley, 4. David Bayens, 5. Will Kimmel, 6. Baden Stewart, 7. Tim Rivers, 8. Tony Conway, 9. Jeff Caudell, 10. Scott Caudell, 11. Brian Bayer, 12. Eric Childers, 13. Scott Wisman, 14. Brent Gardiner, 15. Craig Rogers, 16. David Powell, 17. Trent Bayer, 18. Brandon Deckard, 19. Jamie Goodman, 20. Jason Basham, 21. Noll Staff.

 MIDWEST THUNDER ROADSTERS

 Fast Qualifer: Dave Osborn, 19.913

Hoosier Lottery 30: 1. Doug Dugger, 2. Chad Corey, 3. Rodney Oliver, 4. Greg Corey, 5. Ed Klingamon, 6. Adam Richardson, 7. Dave Osborn, 8. Clayton Gaines, 9. Bob Lelmons.

 SALEM FRONT WHEEL DRIVE STOCKS

 First Heat Race (8-Laps): 1. Longshore, 2. Allen, 3. Aaron Seay, 4. Higgins Jr., 5. Raggard, 6. Atwood, 7. Murdock.

ACE The Helpful Place 25: 1. Aaron Seay, 2. Ryan Longshore, 3. Carl Higgins Jr., 4. Chris Atwood, 5. Danny Murdock, 6. Bobby Raggard, 7. Jesse Allen.

 MIDWEST ASPHALT CHAMP KART SERIES

 First Heat Race (5-Laps): 1. Nesbit, 2. Portman, 3. Johnson, 4. Schildbach, 5. Ginder, 6. Barger.

Second Heat Race (5-Laps): 1. Cranmer, 2. Neal, 3. Peters, 4. Carson, 5. Dishoungh.

Summerfest 20: 1. Johnny Ginder, 2. Jason Cranmer, 3. Scott Carson, 4. Neal Glynn, 5. CJ Peters, 6. Karl Schildbach, 7. Randy Nesbit, 8. Jay Portman, 9. David Johnson, 10. Nathan Dishoungh, 11. Ron Barger.

 

Unofficial Results
DISCOVER SCOTT COUNTY FIRECRACKER 200

Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts

Sunday, July 1, 2018

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

 

FIN.

NO.

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

LAPS

1

6

Blake Hillard

Owensboro, KY

200

2

00 

Brett Hudson 

Owensboro, KY

200

3

Chuck Barnes Sr. 

Louisville, KY 

200

4

44 

Chuck Barnes Jr. 

Louisville, KY 

200

5

51

Baden Stewart 

Campbellsburg, IN 

200

6

10 

Dan Banker 

Des Moines, IA 

200

7

12 

Kyle Hadley

Louisville, KY 

199

8

99 

Brian Bayer 

Birdseye, IN 

199

9

20 

Scott Caudell 

Seymour, IN 

195

10

06 

John McLaren 

Prospect, KY 

193

11

26 

Jeff Berg 

Louisville, KY 

192

12

65 

Billy Williams 

Bowling Green, KY 

186

13

Todd Kempf 

Huntingburg, IN 

158

14

22 

Skeeter Crum 

Jeffersonville, IN 

140

15

74 

Josh Brading 

New Albany, IN 

126

16

11 

Jimmy Kirby

Indianapolis, IN 

101

17

32 

David Bayens 

Borden, IN 

101

18

Sammy Davis 

Jeffersonville, IN 

92

19

14 

Eric Childers 

Louisville, KY 

65

20

98 

Jeff Caudell 

Scottsburg, IN 

60

21

 00

Gus Moody 

Mt. Juliet, TN 

16

22

46 

Tim Rivers 

Salem, IN 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks

 Independence 50: 1. Aaron Seay, 2. Ryan Longshore, 3. Doodle Farris, 4. Carl Higgins Jr., 5. Chris Atwood, 6. Jesse Allen, 7. Danny Murdock, 8. Ricky Puckett, 9. Austin Scott

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UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
MIDWEST 150
 

June 16, 2018

 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

Fast Qualifier: Corey Deuser, 17.193

Midwest 100: 1. Cole Williams, 2. Corey Deuser, 3. Mason Keller, 4. Jack Dossey III, 5. Josh Brock, 6. Joe Graf Jr., 7. Zachary Trinkle, 8. Dakota Stroup, 9. Brett Robinson, 10. Trevor McCoy, 11. Jack Smith, 12. Trey Craig, 13. Jared Smith, 14. Blake Hillard, 15. Mandy Chick.

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

 Fast Qualifer: Baden Stewart, 19.978

Hoosier Lottery 50: 1. Todd Kempf, 2. Will Kimmel, 3. Baden Stewart, 4. David Bayens, 5. Heath Helton, 6. Jeff Caudell, 7. Jamie Goodman, 8. Scott Caudell, 9. Brandon Deckard, 10. Trent Bayer, 11. Brian Bayer, 12. Craig Rogers, 13. Tim Rivers, 14. John McLaren, 15. Kyle Hadley, 16. Matt Stice, 17. Trey Porter, 18. Scott Wisman, 19. Jonathan Ziegler, 20. Tony Conway

 Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks

Tractor Supply 25: 1. Jesse Allen, 2. Carl Higgins Jr., 3. Aaron Seay, 4. Austin Scott, 5. Ryan Longshore, 6. Chris Atwood

 

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge

June 3, 2018

CASEY’S GENERAL STORE GAS/CRA CHALLENGE

GAS/CRA Challenge 50: 1. Brett Hudson, 2. Will Kimmel, 3. Chuck Barnes Jr., 4. Blake Hillard, 5. Josh Brading, 6. Heath Helton, 7. Jeff Caudell, 8. Todd Kempf, 9. Troy Ashbaugh, 10. Josh Lank, 11. Lee Schwartz, 12. Brian Bayer, 13. Baden Stewart, 14. Jason Atkinson, 15. Nathan Greene, 16. JJ Schafer, 17. Chuck Barnes Sr., 18. Trent Bayer, 19. Tim Rivers, 20. Scott Caudell, 21. Brandon Tregmbo, 22. Scott Wisman.

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

 Fast Qualifer: Chuck Barnes Sr., 19.955
Caseystogo.com 50:
1. Todd Kempf, 2. Will Kimmel, 3. Brian Bayer, 4. Chuck Barnes Sr., 5. Tim Rivers, 6. Baden Stewart, 7. Heath Helton, 8. Josh Brading, 9. Jeff Caudell, 10. Scott Wisman, 11. Troy Ashbaugh, 12. Trent Bayer, 13. Brandon Deckard, 14. Scott Caudell, 15. Justin Davis, 16. John McClaren, 17. Jamie Goodman, 18. Craig Rogers, 19. Kyle Hadley, 20. Trey Porter, 21. David Bayens, 22. Matthew Stice, 23. Chris French, 24. Billy Williams, 25. Sammy Davis.

 Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks

Fast Qualifer: Brett Hudson, 19.862
Casey’s Homemade Pizza To Go 50:
1. Blake Hillard, 2. Brett Hudson, 3. Chuck Barnes Jr., 4. Jason Atkinson, 5. Jimmy Kirby, 6. JJ Schafer, 7. Nathan Greene, 8. Justin Oberlin, 9. Brandon Tregmbo, 10. Jacob McElfrsh, 11. Lee Schwartz, 12. Josh Lank, 13. James Kirby Jr., 14. Andrew Teepe, 15. Phil Jenkins.

 SALEM FRONT WHEEL DRIVE STOCKS

Heat Race (6-Laps): 1. Seay, 2. Allen, 3. Higgins Jr., 4. Meek, 5. Atwood.
Casey’s General Store Deli 20
:
1. Aaron Seay, 2. Carl Higgins Jr., 3. Austin Scott, 4. Chuck Meek, 5. Chris Atwood, 6. Jesse Allen.

Unofficial Results
MEADOW VIEW/SALEM CROSSING
MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION

May 12, 2018

LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCKS

Fast Qualifier: Brian Bayer, 19.884

Meadow View/Salem Crossing 75: 1. Tim Rivers, 2. Brian Bayer, 3. Jeff Caudell, 4. Heath Helton, 5. Todd Kempf, 6. Baden Stewart, 7. David Bayens, 8. Scott Wisman, 9. Trent Bayer, 10. Brandon Deckard, 11. Scott Caudell, 12. Craig Rogers, 13. Jamie Goodman, 14. Matthew Stice, 15. Justin Pirtle, 16. Mike Sharp, 17. Brian McDonald, 18. Tony Conway, 19. Kyle Hadley, 20. Trey Porter, 21. Will Kimmel, 22. Troy Ashbaugh.

 SALEM FRONT WHEEL DRIVE STOCKS

Fast Qualifier: Bobby Raggard, 17.356
First Heat Race (5-Laps):
1. Austin Scott, 2. Ryan Longshore, 3. Chris Atwood, 4. Jesse Allen
Second Heat Race (5-Laps):
1. Aaron Seay, 2. Bobby Raggard, 3. Carl Higgins
Meadow View 25:
1. Allen, 2. Higgins, 3. Scott, 4. Atwood, 5. Raggard, 6. Seay, 7. Longshore

 MIDWEST ASPHALT CHAMP KART SERIES

First Heat Race (5-Laps): 1. Ginder, 2. Johnson, 3. Keller, 4. Dijhovgn, 5. Rhoton
Second Heat Race (5-Laps):
1. Bryson, 2. Schildbach, 3. Nesbitt, 4. Carson
Salem Crossing 20:
1. Rex Bryson, 2. Karl Schildbach, 3. Dijhovgh, 4. Johnson, 5. Ginder, 6. Rhoton, 7. Keller, 8. Carson, 9. Nesbitt

Unofficial Results
KENTUCKIANA FORD DEALERS
ARCA 200

April 22, 2018

 ARCA Racing Series

 Fast Qualifier: Chandler Smith, 16.844

Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200: 1. Christian Eckes, 2. Zane Smith, 3. Sheldon Creed, 4. Josh Berry, 5. Chase Purdy, 6. Riley Herbst, 7. Gus Dean, 8. Colby Howard, 9. Brandon Grosso, 10.Chandler Smith, 11. Joe Graf Jr., 12. Will Kimmel, 13. Bret Holmes, 14. Travis Braden, 15. Mike Basham, 16. Thad Moffitt, 17. Natalie Decker, 18. Jack Dossey III, 19. Thomas Praytor, 20. Dale Shearer, 21. Con Nicolopoulos, 22. Matt Dooley, 23. Dick Doheny, 24. Mark Meunier, 25. Brad Smith (DNS).

 LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCKS

 Fast Qualifier: Brian Bayer, 19.860

Ford Go Further 50: 1. Todd Kempf, 2. Kyle Hadley, 3. Tim Rivers, 4. Baden Stewart, 5. David Bayens, 6. Matt Stice, 7. Chuck Barnes, 8. Mike Sharp, 9. Heath Helton, 10. Scott Wisman, 11. Chris French, 12. Craig Rogers, 13. Jamie Goodman, 14. Trent Bayer, 15. Brian McDonald, 16. Scott Caudell, 17. Justin Davis, 18. Justin Bex, 19. Jeff Caudell, 20.Tony Conway, 21. Brian Bayer, 22. David Powell, 23. Kyle Zike (DNS).

 



"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?"...

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"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.