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WELCOME TO THE SALEM SPEEDWAY FUELED BY THE HOOSIER LOTTERY...FIRECRACKER 150 PRESENTED BY O'REILLY AUTO PARTS & FIREWORKS!! SATURDAY, JULY 4TH....SEE DETAILS BELOW...

 






Don’t miss Salem Speedway’s 4th of July Independence Day celebration featuring the 31st annual Firecracker 150 with the ever-popular Lucas Oil Great American Stocks under the lights on the famous High-Banks!. And that’s not all -- the Outlaw Figure-8s and Ford Crown Vics will light up the quarter-mile. Plus, a gigantic Fireworks display to light up the Salem sky! Three thrilling divisions and Fireworks!

 

 

Salem Speeday Fueled by The Hoosier Lottery Breaking News

Xtreme Roval 150 coming to
Salem Speedway Sun., Sept. 29

Front Wheel Drive Compacts & Full-Sized Ford Crown Vics ready for road course adventure

SALEM, Ind. (Sept. 20, 2019) -- The greatest race drivers in the world are arguably those who master the art of road course racing, right- and left-handers connected with high-speed straightaways in between.

Competitors of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will get that opportunity Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29 when the Six Sigma Xtreme Roval 150 comes to town. The event will feature the best of both worlds, as the course utilizes the half-mile, high-banks in turns one and two, portions of the front and back straightaways and a series of left and right turns on the quarter-mile inside oval.

The track layout presents a challenge to both drivers and machines said Salem Speedway General Manager Richard Deaton.

“The Roval road course is a different ballgame.  It demands different techniques, different thinking in both driving and car setup”, said Deaton.

The 2019 edition of the Six Sigma Xtreme Roval 150 features a new longer track layout that features eight turns and two long straightaways.

This year’s event will feature two divisions, including a 100-lap main event for the Front Wheel Drive Compact class and a 50-lap feature for the full-sized Affordable Stock Car Racing Ford Crown Vics.

PNC pit gates open at 9:30 a.m. with spectator gates opening at 11:30. Practice is scheduled to start at 11:30 followed by the first race at 1:30 p.m.

Advance general admission tickets, priced at just $10 for adults and teens, and $3 for children 7-12, are on sale now at SalemSpeedway.com or by calling 812-883-6504 or 888-246-7223.

Ty Gibbs dominates Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA
Fall Classic Hadley wins Great American Stock feature;
Kimmel secures season championship

SALEM, Ind. (Sept. 14, 2019) -- Ty Gibbs, grandson of three-time Super Bowl champion coach Joe Gibbs, must have received some stellar coaching ahead of the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic. The 17-year-old rookie, in the No. 18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst Toyota, led 196 of 200 laps on his way to taking his second career ARCA Menards Series victory Saturday night at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.

Gibbs, who also earned his career-first General Tire Pole award, seemed to be on a rail. The Huntersville, N.C. rookie gave up the lead just once when runner-up finisher Christian Eckes, in a Venturini Motorsports Toyota, beat the Joe Gibbs Racing team off pit road after a four-tire stop. It didn’t matter though as Gibbs charged right back into the lead on the restart and drove away from the competition.

“The car was so good tonight; it would have been hard to lose this one,” said Gibbs. “We only lost the lead once, but I wasn’t worried. The car was so good, I knew we’d get it right back.”

Gibbs’s grandfather Joe Gibbs, also a four-time NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series champion team owner, was on hand for the big show and joined his grandson in victory lane.

Eckes, in the JBL Audio Toyota, not only finished second, but closed the gap in the championship chase with just two races remaining after championship leader Michael Self spent the majority of the race behind the pit wall with mechanical issues. Self, who had a 70-point lead going in, left with a slim five-point advantage over Eckes.

“I hate it for Michael (Self),” said Eckes, of Middletown, N.Y. “He’s a great friend and if we’re going to beat him in the championship, I’d rather do it on the track. We just didn’t have anything for the 18 (Gibbs); he was beating us all the way around the track. We’ll take what we got and go to Lucas Oil (Raceway) and give it our best.”

Marietta, Ga.’s Corey Heim, in the No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing Ford, tied his career-best ARCA finish in third.

“When we bolted on those four fresh General Tires at the end, the car just came alive,” said Heim. “This is definitely the most challenging race track I’ve ever raced on, and I loved every minute of it.”

Munford, Ala.’s Bret Holmes finished fourth ahead of Franklin, Wis.’s Sam Mayer in fifth.

In earlier action, Louisville’s Kyle Hadley held off Sellersburg, Ind.’s Will Kimmel to win the Built Ford Proud 50-lap feature event for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks. Hadley, in the No. 12 Mr. Heating & Cooling-Holy Smokes BBQ-Pro Tint Chevrolet, capitalized on the misfortunes of Todd Kempf and David Bayens, who tangled battling for the lead just ahead of Hadley. Bayens made contact with the backend of Kempf’s car in turns three and four resulting in both cars spinning. Both Kempf and Bayens were sent to the tail-end for the restart and neither driver was able to get back to battle for the win. Kimmel, by virtue of his second-place finish, clinched the season championship in the Lucas Oil Great American Stock division.

“Our plan was to just get in line and ride tonight,” said Kimmel. “As it turned out, we had to go a little harder than we wanted to, but it all worked out. It’s been a great season; got the pole again, finished second and won the championship. Big thanks to all our guys...we’ve got a lot of hard-working volunteers on this team...thanks to E3 Spark Plugs, T&T Construction, Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Jax Wax and all the sponsors who make it possible.”

Austin Baum (Shepherdsville, Ky.), in the No. 74 Baum’s Racing Supply, B&D Weed Control-Shane Wilson Lawn Care Chevrolet, finished a career-best third. Jamie Goodman, in the No. 75 Wright Mechanical-Turtlefish Clothing Chevrolet, finished a career-best fourth.

Kempf rallied back to finish fifth head of Bayens in sixth.

The next event at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery is the Xtreme Roval 150 for the Front-Wheel Drive Compacts and the full-sized Crown Vics Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29.

BAYENS, DROOK COME HOME WINNERS
IN SATURDAY ACTION AT SALEM

SALEM, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2019) -- Borden, Indiana’s David Bayens held off the non-stop hard charge from Owensboro, Kentucky’s Heath Helton to win the Lucas Oil Great American Stock 50-lap main event Saturday night at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, his first of the 2019 season.

It didn’t hurt that Bayens started from the pole in his No. 32 Gilliatt Construction-Skyline Chili-Shane Wilson Lawn Care Chevrolet.

“Oh yeah it makes all the difference here,” said Bayens, who never once gave up the lead. “You’re racing against the best street stock racers in the country every week at Salem.”

Halfway through the feature, Helton caught Bayens but couldn’t find a way around the eventual winner. With laps winding down, Bayens rallied and pulled away by 10 lengths to earn his 31st career feature win at Salem, second on the all-time win list.

“We just kept hitting our marks...backed off a little to save our tires so we’d have enough to work with in the end. We won the Halloween 200 last year, but this is the first regular show I’ve won in a long time. It almost feels better than winning the Halloween.”

In the end, Helton, not only lost contact with Bayens, he did all he could do to hold off Kyle Hadley for second. An on-track incident early on sent Hadley to pit road with a flat tire. He rejoined the field from the tail-end and charged back through the pack to battle the leaders in closing laps. Hadley finished third hot on the heels of Helton, who held on for second.

Brandon Deckard finished fourth, his second consecutive top-five finish. Veteran Tony Conway finished fifth, giving car owner Tim Sebastian finishes of first and fifth.

Matt Stice held off Will Kimmel to finish sixth.

Kimmel was the fast-qualifier for the fifth straight show but made two unscheduled pit stops to repair damage. He restarted from the tail but could do no better than seventh in the final running order.

John McLaren finished eighth, Justin Fiedler ninth and Todd Kempf rounded out the top-10.

The Vores Compact Touring Series, 30 cars strong, made its first appearance of the 2019 season at Salem. Mainesville, Ohio’s Jess Drook out-dueled Terry Eaton, Jr. in lapped traffic to win the 30-lap main event. Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Brandon Dalton finished second ahead of Gary Eaton, Jr. (West Liberty, Ohio) in third. Terry Eaton, Jr. fell to fourth in the final running order with Jeff Vore (Ridgeville, Indiana) trailing in fifth.

The next event at Salem will be the 106th running of the ARCA Menards Series Sept. 14, under the lights with the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200. The Lucas Oil Great American Stocks will join the ARCA national tour for the stock car double-header.

SWANSON, KIMMEL BIG WINNERS AT
SALEM SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

SALEM, Ind. (Aug. 10, 2019) -- Kingsburg, Calif.’s Kody Swanson led wire to wire to win the 60th running of the Visit Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Saturday night at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery. He also held his own in the history books, tying Pancho Carter’s record of winning four-consecutive James/O’Connor Memorials, a feat Carter set between 1974 and ’77.

Swanson, who won the pole position in the No. 20 Gene Nolen Racing entry, jumped into the top spot at the start and never relinquished the lead. The only thing that gave his competition a chance was a few caution flags that allowed the field to bunch up behind the eventual winner. It didn’t matter, however; Swanson was able to drive away as necessary to secure a record 28th USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series victory in his 100th series start. The 4-time Silver Crown champion also padded his points lead heading to next Saturday’s race on the Springfield (Ill.) Mile Dirt.

Franklin, Massachusetts’ Bobby Santos finished 10 lengths away in second with Aaron Pierce (Muncie, Ind.) coming home third. Danville, Indiana’s Kyle Hamilton finished fourth with Shullsburg, Wisconsin’s David Byrne trailing in fifth. Justin Grant, Eric Gordon, Derek Bischak, James Davison and Kyle Robbins completed the top-10 finishers, respectively. Davison, from Melbourne, Australia, finished 12th in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 back in May.

Will Kimmel made headlines in the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks division, winning the 50-lap feature event in the No. 69 E3 Spark Plugs-T&T Construction Chevrolet. The third-generation Salem racer from Sellersburg, Ind. also took over the championship points lead from Owensboro, Kentucky’s Heath Helton who was involved in a crash in turn two. Helton was not injured but unable to complete the race.

Kimmel, who won his fourth consecutive pole award, started seventh by inversion and utilized the inside groove to move into second by lap three. Then he gave race leader Kyle Hadley a nudge in turn three causing Hadley’s machine to wiggle just enough to allow Kimmel to make the inside pass for the lead. From there, Kimmel held off Huntingburg, Indiana’s Todd Kempf to win his second consecutive feature event at Salem. Kempf held on for second in front of Brandon Deckard (Shepherdsville, Ky.), who finished a career-best third. David Bayens finished fourth. Trent Bayer finished a career-best fifth. Matt Stice finished sixth. John McLaren finished a career-best seventh. Craig Rogers, Shayne Slider and Kyle Hadley completed the top-10, respectively.

The next event at Salem is the Back to School Bash presented by Ace Hardware Saturday, Aug. 24. The big night of fun features this year’s first visit from the Vores Compact cars on the high-banks and the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks. There’ll be free grandstand attendance for all kids 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult.

 

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.

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
2019 SMOKER FRIENDLY DISCOUNT TOBACCO
HALLOWEEN 200

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019

 

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

LAPS

1

Chuck Barnes Jr.

Louisville, KY

200

2

Dan Banker

Des Moines, IA

200

3

Baden Stewart

Salem, IN

200

4

Marcus Elliott

Sellersburg, IN

200

5

Kyle Hadley

Louisville, KY

200

6

Heath Helton

Philpot, KY

200

7

Jeff Berg

Louisville, KY

200

8

Shawn Smith

Louisville, KY

200

9

Scott Caudell

Seymour, IN

200

10

Tony Conway

Louisville, KY

200

11

Brandon Deckard

Shepherdsville, KY

199

12

Shayne Slider

Henryville, IN

199

13

David Bayens

Borden, IN

198

14

Johnny Magee

Carthage, IN

198

15

Scott Wisman

Floyds Knobs, IN

197

16

David Powell

Greenville, IN

195

17

Todd Kempf

Huntingburg, IN

191

18

Brian Bayer

Birdseye, IN

188

19

Austin Baum

Shepherdsville, KY

186

20

Joe Williamson

Shepherdsville, KY

181

21

Mike Royal

Philpot, KY

178

22

John McLaren

Louisville, KY

169

23

Mike Todd

Pleasant Hill, IA

166

24

Brandon Burkhart

Bargersville, IN

164

25

Frank Kimmel II

Concord, NC

162

26

Rick Gumm

Crothersville, IN

153

27

Will Kimmel

Sellersburg, IN

147

28

Phil Jenkins

Greenfield, IN

127

29

Chuck Barnes Sr.

Louisville, KY

109

30

Fred Hopkins

New Castle, IN

95

31

Justin Fiedler

Louisville, KY

94

32

Brett Hudson

Owensboro, KY

94

33

Ronnie Basham III

Clarksville, IN

87

34

Josh Way

Painesville, OH

73

35

Skeeter Crum

Jeffersonville, IN

59

36

Tyler Hopkins

New Castle, IN

46

37

Harold Bratcher

Louisville, KY

28

38

Nick Reed Jr.

Louisville, KY

23

39

Dale Harper

Indianapolis, IN

2

40

Billy Williams

Bowling Green, KY

2

41

Jeff Maysey

Owensboro, KY

DNS

42

Aaron Abbott

Reyolds Station, KY

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?"...

  • 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.