WELCOME TO THE SALEM SPEEDWAY FUELED BY THE HOOSIER LOTTERY...29th Annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 on Sunday, Oct. 22nd...


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Sunday, October 22nd

We end the season with one of the most anticipated races of the year.  It's non-stop
action for 200 thrilling laps, as drivers from a multi-state area battle for the $5,000
first place pay-off.  This one separates the men from the boys.

Spectator gates open 9:30 a.m., practice 10 a.m., Halloween 200 1:30 p.m.
Saturday practice from 1 to 3 p.m. - Free grandstand  admission on Saturday

Call 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223 or Click On EVENT TICKETS at right





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SALEM, IN, Oct. 16 – What is billed as the most “action-packed” race of the year is set to take place at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 22nd, as the famed high banks closes out the 2017 racing season with the 29th annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200.

Sporting an entry list spiced with wily veterans, young chargers and nine former race winners, the 2017 edition of the fall classic is shaping up as another wide open affair with a number of car-driver combinations capable of taking home the $5,000 first place payoff. 

“The Halloween 200 is the most challenging and demanding race of the season at Salem,” said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “It takes more than just a good car and driving skill to win this race.  Race strategy, both on the track and in the pits is very important, and on occasion pure luck plays a roll in determining the outcome.”

Brett Hudson of Owensboro, Ky., held off Skeeter Crum of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Chuck Barnes Jr. of Louisville to capture the 2016 Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 for his fourth victory in the fall classic.

Along with Hudson (2016-2014-2012-2010) and Barnes Jr. (2002), other former race winners expected for Sunday’s race include Blake Hillard (2015) of Owensboro, Frank Kimmel II (2011) of Concord, N.C., 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 Borden, Ind., have also filed entries for the 2017 Halloween 200.

Other notable drivers expected - among teams from as far away as Iowa, Tennessee and North Carolina - include Crum (former Salem Speedway Super Stock Champion, Tim Rivers of Salem (super late model dirt track champion), Brian Hopkins of New Castle, Ind., (former Anderson Speedway track champion) and Shawn Smith of Louisville (multi-time Salem Speedway track champion).

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will be giving away free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off tickets to several lucky fans, age 18 and older, throughout the day on Sunday.

Spectator gates open at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, with practice slated to get underway at 10 a.m., and the start of the Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 set to roll off at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

The festive fall event also offers free weekend camping for those with Halloween 200 tickets.

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.






Jeff Chew

Knightstown, IN


Dan Banker

Des Moines, IA


Wayne Edwards

Galena, IN


Joe Williamson

Louisville, KY


Phil Jenkins

Greenfield, IN


Johnny Baker

Orleans, IN


Phil Jenkins

Greenfield, IN


Dwayne Klem

St. Anthony, IN


Frank Kimmel

Jeffersonville, IN


Tony Conway

Louisville, KY


Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY


Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY


Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY


Chuck Barnes Jr.

Louisville, KY


Johnny Magee

Carthage, IN


Rich Boyer

Anderson, IN


Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY


Beau Mitchell

Owensboro, KY


Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY


Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY


Chuck Barnes

Louisville, KY


Brett Hudson

Owensboro, KY


Frank Kimmel II

Borden, IN


Brett Hudson

Owensboro, KY


Todd Kempf

Huntingburg, IN


Brett Hudson

Owensboro, KY


Blake Hillard

Owensboro, KY


Brett Hudson

Owensboro, KY



A practice session, open to all Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 competitors with a paid entry, is scheduled for Saturday at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.  The two-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.



 11 a.m. – PNC Pits Open
Saturday Early Pit Registration At Ticket Office

12:30 p.m.
– Driver’s Meeting (PNC Pits Start/Finish Line)
1:00 p.m.
– Start Of Halloween 200 Practice
3:00 p.m.
– Halloween 200 Practice Ends
4:00 p.m.
– Pits Close


 8:00 a.m. – PNC Pits Open
Start Drawing For Starting Positions – Pit Shack

9:15 a.m.
– Chapel Service (PNC Pits Start/Finish Line)
9:30 a.m.
– Driver’s Meeting (PNC Pits Start/Finish Line)
9:30 a.m.
– Spectator Gates Open
10 a.m.
– Start Of Halloween 200 Practice
11:30 a.m.
– End Of Practice
11:45 a.m.
– Scorer’s Meeting (Grandstand Scoring Area)
12:15 p.m.
– Begin Line-up Of Cars On Front Stretch
1:15 p.m.
– Invocation & National Anthem (All Engines Off)
1:30 p.m.
– Start of Smoker Friendly
 Discount Tobacco Halloween 200


SALEM, Ind. (Oct. 17, 2017) -- Who's up for an all-night ride after a long raceday to get home in time to go to a race? Not sure how many takers you'll get on that one, but count Bill Kimmel in. Kimmel Racing, after fielding two cars in the Kansas 150 ARCA finale Friday evening -- one for Nick Higdon and another for Kevin Hinckle -- is planning to bust down the highway all night long from Kansas to get home in time for the annual Halloween 200 street stock race at Salem Speedway Sunday afternoon, this version the 29th annual.

Kimmel, who usually fields a car for the Salem classic, is not entered this year; but that won't stop him from getting home to see it.

"We're planning to drive home all night to make the Halloween race," said Kimmel. "We'll probably camp out Saturday night…watch the crazies Saturday night…watch the race on Sunday."

Watch the crazies? Who's the crazy one here?

"It's really funny you would ask that. We've been talking about that the last couple weeks. Once you get in this deal, it becomes your life. If you don't have the passion for this, it's time to get out. I'm just not there yet…I don't think I'll ever be there. When you have a passion for something, you never really go to work, so to speak."

Even with a few weekends off from racing ahead of Kansas, Kimmel's not one to kick back in the easy chair.

"I'm afraid if I stop, I'll stop.

"I'll be back in the shop tomorrow (Saturday). We're working on Nick's (Higdon) car right now. I'm also working on some stuff inside the trailer…working on a street stock, contemplating what we're doing for Daytona. I feel like I'm neglecting the shop if I'm not here. I have to at least be here till noon…maybe longer. I'll take Pam someplace to dinner….someplace nice.

"If I do have the TV on, it's usually a race. I record the NASCAR races. Sunday night I'll sit down and watch it; but I go through them pretty quick, so I don’t have to watch the commercials. I watch the highlights as quick as I can…takes me about an hour."

And of course Kimmel will have to record the NASCAR Cup race from Kansas next week because he'll be front and center at Salem Sunday watching the Halloween race.

"We look forward to the Halloween 200 every year…it's a big deal. If you have the right weather, and right now the weather's looking good, they'll pack the place. I'll bet there'll be 50-60 cars. It's the same cars they run in front of us when ARCA's there.

"We normally have a car for it, but it just didn't work out this year. It's really something to see…no breaks, live pit stops…$5,000 to win. They start three abreast…there's passing all day long. It's the last race of the season…sit up in the stands in your sweatshirt…it's just a really neat deal."

Spectator gates for the Halloween 200 at Salem open at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Oct. 22. Practice begins at 10. The 29th running of the Halloween 200 gets underway at 1:30 p.m.



SALEM, IN, Oct. 3 – The 2017 Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery Awards Ceremony/Picnic is set to take place on Saturday, October 14th on the grounds of Salem Speedway.

The 29th annual event honors the top 10 drivers in both Salem Speedway divisions – Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks – along with others.

The evening of celebration includes a catered meal, DJ music, games and more.

Festivities kick-off with a social hour from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by the meal, awards ceremony, music and more.

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony/Picnic are priced at $12 each and can be purchased by calling 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223.  The general public is invited to attend.


By: Richie Murray, USAC News

Salem, Indiana.........After a two-race "winless" streak, Kody Swanson admits it's hard to say that he and the DePalma Motorsports team were struggling.

Yet, for a team so accustomed to winning over the past four seasons, the results were bound to change soon as he, chief wrench Bob Hampshire and the crew went back to the books and did their homework over the last two weeks to return to victory lane for the second consecutive year in the Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Saturday night at Salem Speedway.

Swanson's 18th career victory in the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series presented by TRAXXAS has him walking in high cotton as he moved into sole possession of second-place on the all-time series win list while his second-straight "James/O'Connor" triumph made him the fourth to accomplish the feat, joining Parnelli Jones (1960-61), Pancho Carter (1974-75-76-77) and Brian Gerster (2014-15).

To put his name on a list with those individuals and reach that kind of comfort level on Salem's 33-degree banks was something Swanson never imagined to be in the cards when he made his first visit years ago.

"Those guys live for tracks like this to show how they great they are and were," Swanson said. "That hadn't always been my style. Last year, I felt I had to do my best impression of those guys to stay in the title hunt. The first time I came here, I never thought I'd get comfortable. As time's gone on, I've embraced the challenge and gotten more accustomed to what it takes to run the banks."

Swanson laid down the gauntlet in ProSource Qualifying, breaking his one-year-old track record by five-hundredths of a second and more than three-tenths faster than second-fastest. However, as was the case in last year's event, Aaron Pierce would grab the advantage early on from Swanson.

With the spectacular sight of sparks trailing from the tails of the front-running cars lighting up the nighttime sky, the pace of the top-three was astounding with Pierce, Swanson and Chris Windom jockeying for position, separating themselves from fourth and fifth-running David Byrne and Justin Grant through the first-quarter of the 75-lap sprint.

On lap 19, Grant attempted an inside pass on Byrne for fourth between turns three and four, but lost the back end and looped it down the backing without contact. He would restart and recover to finish a solid seventh.

On the lap 24 restart, once again, Pierce was able to get away from Swanson, immediately opening up a ten-car-length lead. But it didn't long for the two-time champ to reel him back in just seven circuits later on the 31st lap.

"I got a run up to the top of the hill right by the fence in turn three," Swanson recalls. "I turned it down and had just enough of a run off four to outrace him into turn one. Once we got to the lead, we could control the pace a little bit, but from there, it was no easy task."

On lap 41, Windom was all over the rear bumper of Pierce for second and the two even made slight nose-to-tail contact in turn two. After relentlessly trying to work the lower line on Pierce for several laps, Windom out-drag-raced Pierce into turn one to take second and set the forward the motion of tracking down Swanson.

"Once Chris got clear, I knew he'd be coming," Swanson said. "Chris was strong early, he was pressing me hard and showing me a nose all the time that reminded me that if I ever screwed up, he was out of there. I knew if I slowed up at all, Chris was going by us both."

Windom closed the gap and hounded Santos for the ensuing ten laps before he began to fade ever so slightly and Swanson continued to run consistent laps in the low 17-second range that rarely wavered a tenth or two in either direction throughout the duration, something to do that Swanson made appear relatively easy, but is certainly not.

"This place is incredibly difficult," Swanson said. "It's so high-banked and physically demanding just on the load and the force that you go through. With an open wheel car, you carry so much speed and you don't have a lot of grip. That makes it hard to drive. On top of that, Salem has some character on both ends. I used to fear coming here because it was a track that made me feel uncomfortable. I always felt like I was behind. I was just trying to react. I wasn't able to race because I was just trying to survive each lap. Running this car last year and running with these guys made It fun. Today, when I came through the gates, instead of thinking 'oh my gosh, I'm at Salem,' I was excited for the challenge. No one's going to have a perfect handling racecar here, so it's time to get up in the seat and do your job."

A handful of lapped cars were all that Swanson needed to stream by in the final laps, and did so without much hesitation to win his third series race of the year by 1.606 seconds over Windom, Bobby Santos, Pierce and Davey Hamilton, Jr.

A 75-lapper at Salem can be physically and mentally wearing on any driver. There's no time to breathe due to the pure speed and the closeness of the racing. Despite the obstacles, as the race went on, the more comfortable Swanson became.

"My wife spots for me. I trust her with everything," Swanson said. When you hear the 'clear by 3' go up to 'clear by 5,' you have a little reassurance. It was tough in lapped traffic. We seemed to catch them at the wrong time and it allowed them to close. The longer the race went, the better I felt. In the last 20, we were able to click off pretty smooth and consistent laps. With bumps, it's fun as a driver because you can always move around and you're constantly trying to figure out, 'can I use it better or can I dodge it better?' As your car wears out, if you can figure it out, it will pay dividends."

In the prelude to the James/O’Connor Memorial, Shawn Smith of Louisville outdistanced 20 other cars to capture the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 50 for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.

 David Bayens finished second, Tim Rivers third, Brian Bayer fourth and Tony Conway fifth.

Sargeant in charge at Salem; wins
Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200

SALEM, Ind. (April 30, 2017) -- Boca Raton, Florida's Dalton Sargeant settled into his own zip code Sunday afternoon at Salem Speedway, and put a major-league whooping on the field to win the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200. Sargeant, who was himself a lap down at one point, got four fresh General Tires under caution late in the going and checked out from there to earn his second career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory. In the end, Sargeant, in the No. 77 Big Tine Ford, was the only driver to complete all 200 laps.

"The biggest thing was working on long green flag runs...the guys at Cunningham Motorsports did an awesome job," said Sargeant. "The General Tires were incredible."

"We got a lap down on that long green flag run. My crew chief Chad Bryant just kept reiterating...take your time...just race the race track, and it paid off. This is definitely a difficult race. Our No. 77 Big Tine Cunningham Ford was amazing. I'm looking forward to Talladega."

Gus Dean, in his first Salem attempt, looked like an old pro, finishing second in the No. 32 GREE Cooling Products Toyota.

"I knew it was going to be challenging...to run in the top-five; but this Win-Tron team is fully capable of doing anything and everything on that track," said Dean. "We went a lap down, but we never got discouraged. This feels amazing...we really needed this. These General Tires are incredible...they just never quit. Best tires I've ever raced on."

Dean tangled with Christian Eckes early on and both cars spun in turn two. While Dean went a lap down, Eckes took the opportunity to pit for four General Tires. Back under green, Eckes quickly drove through the field and passed race leader Travis Miller on the 53rd lap. Once Eckes had the lead, and on newer tires, the Middletown, N.Y. rookie drove away from the field. But after leading 91 laps, Eckes now found himself on older tires while Sargeant, Dean and the rest of the front-runners pitted for new tires under caution on lap 135. Once the field went green, Sargeant drove to the front in no time while Eckes continued to fade. From there, Sargeant led the final 57 laps.

Kyle Weatherman, in Mason Mitchell's No. 78 Turn 1 Condos Chevrolet, finished third. Weatherman was in contention for the win all the way through but got caught on pit road on a green flag stop on lap 130. Then, after the long green flag run, the caution finally came out while Weatherman was receiving service.

"We had an awesome car...thanks to everyone at Mason Mitchell Motorsports," said Weatherman. "We had a little problem on pit road..it was partially my fault. I felt like we had the best car here...we're killing it. Once we get our little stuff cleaned up, we'll be fine."

Sargeant's Cunningham Motorsports teammate Shane Lee finished fourth in the No. 22 Big Tine Ford.

"We had a pretty good car," said Lee. "We started off really good but I ran it too hard and got two laps down. We put four tires on it, and it really came to life. Not a bad day. Congrats to my teammate. They were the best today."

Austin Theriault, in Ken Schrader's No. 52 Ford, finished fifth in his first Salem attempt.

"We could have done better, but we took tires on the green flag...then the caution came out," said Theriault. "I'm excited with the top-five. If we keep running like this, we'll get another win," added the Daytona winner.

If the pit stops didn't cycle just right for Theriault or Weatherman, they worked perfectly for Sargeant. The last time an ARCA winner lapped the entire field was in 2006 at Michigan Int'l Speedway when David Stremme accomplished the feat. Sargeant was not lost on the enormity of what he had accomplished.

"It's just a testament to this Cunningham Motorsports team...they're champions...they really are the best at what we do. I'm very aware of all the great history here at Salem Speedway and all the great winners who have come before me. By far the biggest win of my career. My guys couldn't work any harder. We have a lot of great momentum. I couldn't be more proud."

Zane Smith (Venturini Motorsports), Bret Holmes (Bret Holmes Racing), Eckes (Venturini Motorsports), Tony Mrakovich (Ken Schrader Racing) and Miller (MDM Motorsports), who led the first 52 laps, completed the top-10 finishers, respectively. 

Just two cautions for minor incidents slowed the field for 16 laps while long green flag runs prevailed throughout the 200-lap show, keeping drivers and pit crews on their toes from start to finish.

Todd Kempf passed David Bayens for the lead on lap six and went on to capture the Ford Go Further 50 that served as a prelude to the ARCA 200.

The victory was Kempf’s five career victory in the popular Lucas Oil Great American Stock division.

Kyle Hadley of Louisville finished second and Tim Rivers of Salem came home in third position.  Brian Bayer and Bayens rounded out the top five.


2017 Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery Schedule

Apr. 1 & 15 Open Practice
Apr. 29/30 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200
  ARCA Racing Series and Great American Stocks
May. 13 Mothers Day Celebration
  Free Grandstand Admission For All Ladies
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, Front Wheel Drive Stocks
  And Indiana Champ Kart Series
June. 3/4 Casey's General Store GAS/CRA Challenge
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, CRA Street Stocks
  And Front Wheel Drive Stocks
June. 17 Midwest 150
  JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Late Models, Lucas Oil Great American
  Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Stocks
July. 2 Discover Scott County Firecracker 200
  Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks (non-points), $5,000 to win
  And Front Wheel Drive Stocks
July. 22 Summerfest 2017
  Presented by ACE Hardware of Salem
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, Front Wheel Drive Stocks,
  Thunder Roadsters and Midwest Legends Cars.  Classic Car
  Cruise-in, Burnout Contest and Music. Dollar Beer/Dollar Hot Dogs
Aug. 12 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
Sept. 9 Eddie Gilstrap Motors 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. 1 Extreme Roval 100
  Front Wheel Drive Stocks (non-points) on the road course
Oct. 21/22 Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco
  Halloween 200
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks (non-points), $5,000 to win



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..

Salem Speedway Management

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


Unofficial Results

October 1, 2017

Six Sigma Xtreme Roval 100: 1. Aaron Seay, 2. Joe Bierman, 3. Jamie Bierman, 4. Austin Baum, 5. Eric Childers, 6. Chris Wells, 7. Cody Turnage, 8. Doodle Farris, 9. Ryan Longshore, 10. Trent Bayer, 11. Brandon Dalton, 12. Derek Smith, 13. Leon Wolney Jr., 14. Levi Bishop, 15. A.J. Hobbs, 16. Perry Whitsatt, 17. Ryan Seay

First Qualifying Race (10-Laps):1. A. Seay, 2. Whitsatt, 3. Dalton, 4. Jamie Bierman, 5. Joe Bierman, 6. Farris, 7. Bayer, 8. Wolney, 9. Bishop

Second Qualifying Race (10-Laps): 1. Childers, 2. Turnage, 3. Baum, 4. Hobbs, 5. Smith, 6. Longshore, 7. R. Seay, 8. Wells


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.