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BANDIT
BIG RIG SERIES

Saturday, June 8th

The Bandit Big Rig Series returns to Salem Speedway high banks for another night of
action-packed semi-truck racing. See smoke-blowin' big rigs battle fender-to-fender
on the super-fast Salem oval.  The most talked about event of the 2018 season at
Salem.  This is one you don't want to miss

Qualifying 3 p.m., Meet N' Greet 6:15 p.m., First Race 7 p.m. 

For Tickets go to www.banditseries.com

 

 

Salem Speeday Fueled by The Hoosier Lottery Breaking News

May 11th Race Cancelled Due To Rain

Due to a persistent rain throughout the area on Saturday evening the Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge race at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery has been canceled. All tickets for Saturday’s race will be honored on Saturday night, June 15th, when the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, Mel Kenyon Midget Series and the Kentuckiana Legends Cars return to Salem for the “Salute To Fathers Classic.

Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge Brings
Top Street Stock Teams To Salem Speedway

Third Annual North-South Shootout Set For Saturday, May 11th

SALEM, IN, May 6 - The best-of-the-best in street stock type racing will once again converge on Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, May 11th for the third annual Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge.

The north-south shootout, featuring the Salem Speedway Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and the CRA Street Stocks powered by JEGS, is expected to attract the top street stock racers from throughout Indiana and Kentucky.

“We’re looking for another outstanding race,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton, who noted that the main event will be run in three 50-lap “legs”.

The CRA Street Stocks and Lucas Oil Great American Stocks will each run 50-lap feature events with the top 12 finishers from each race transferring to the final 50-lap Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge race.

The first two 50-lappers will be regular season point races for the GAS and CRA teams.

“Drivers in both of these divisions have shown their tremendous ability on some of the most demanding tracks throughout the Midwest and South,” said Deaton.  “The competition level includes drivers that have competed in the upper levels of NASCAR, as well as with ARCA and various late model series.”

Heading the list of expected entries are a couple of Owensboro, Ky., drivers, Brett Hudson and Blake Hillard, winners of the past two GAS/CRA Challenge races, and Chuck Barnes Jr. of Louisville, the defending street stock champion at the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway.

 Other top drivers expected include Todd Kempf, Bret Miles Jr., Will Kimmel, Brian Bayer, James Kirby III, Chuck Barnes Sr., Tony Conway, David Bayens, JJ Schafer, Kyle Hadley, Jason Atkinson, Phil Jenkins, Jimmy Kirby and others.

Miles Jr. of Muncie, Ind., currently leads the CRA Street Stock standings, while Kempf of Huntingburg, Ind., tops the Lucas Oil Great American Stock standings.

The evening of racing action also includes the Tow Zone Kentuckiana Legends Series.

Spectator gates open on Saturday (May 11) and practice begins at 4:15 p.m., with qualifications at 5:45 p.m. and the first race rolling off at 7:10 p.m. (EDT).

Tickets, both reserved and general admission, are currently selling for the Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge and can be purchased on-line at www.salemspeedway.com or by calling 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223.

Free Ice Cream And Hoosier Lottery Prize Packs

The first 100 junior race fans, age 10 and under, through the spectator gate with a paying adult for the May 11th Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge will receive a coupon good for one free ice cream cone from the Six Scoops Ice Cream stand, compliments of 06 Brand.  The first 200 paying adults, age 18 and over, through the ticket gate on May 11th will receive a Hoosier Lottery prize pack that is good for two free Hoosier Lottery scratch offs. 

SAT., MAY 11 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2:00 p.m. – PNC Pits Open
3:30 p.m.
– Short-Track Driver’s Meeting (Legends Cars)
3:45 p.m.
– GAS and CRA Driver’s Meeting 
4:15 p.m.
– Spectator Gates Open
4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – Kentuckiana Legends Series Practice
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
– CRA Practice (30-Min.)
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
– Great American Stock Practice (30-Min.)
5:45 p.m.
- Qualifications –
Kentuckiana Legends Series
(Group 5-Laps)
 CRA Street Stocks
(2-Laps)
Great American Stock
(1-Lap)
7:00 p.m.
– Invocation & National Anthem
7:10 p.m.
– Legends Series Heat Races (8-Laps)
Casey’s Homemade Pizza
50 CRA Street Stocks
caseys.com 50
Lucas Oil Great American Stocks
Casey’s General Store Deli 25
– Kentuckiana Legends Series
Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge 50

Order of events subject to change depending upon available daylight for Legends Series feature

FREE ICE CREAM CONE FROM 06 BRAND

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream….The first 100 junior race fans, age 10 and under, through the spectator gate for the May 11th Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge will receive a coupon good for one free ice cream cone from the Six Scoops Ice Cream stand, compliments of 06 Brand…Hey adults, we have something for you too! The first 200 paying spectators, age 18 and over, through the ticket gate on May 11th will receive a Hoosier Lottery prize pack that is good for two free Hoosier Lottery scratch offs.  Make plans now to join us on Saturday night May 11th for some great racing action and family fun. It’s the Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge, featuring the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, CRA Street Stocks and Tow-Zone Kentuckiana Legends Series. Advance tickets available on-line (24/7) or by calling 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223 during regular business hours.  

PAST TWO GAS/CRA CHALLENGE WINNERS
SET FOR SALEM RETURN ON MAY 11th

SALEM, IN, April 24 – The past two winners of the Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery have indicated that they will be on hand when the 2019 edition of the race unfolds on Saturday night, May 11th.

Owensboro natives, Brett Hudson, the defending race winner, and Blake Hillard, who captured the 2018 race, are both set for a return to the famed high banks for the street stock classic according to team representatives.

The 3rd annual North-South Shootout, featuring the Salem Speedway Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and the CRA Street Stocks powered by JEGS, is expected to attract the top street stock racers from throughout Indiana and Kentucky.

The CRA Street Stocks and Lucas Oil Great American Stocks will each run 50-lap feature events with the top 12 finishers from each race transferring to the final 50-lap Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge race.

The first two 50-lappers will be regular season point races for the GAS and CRA teams.

Todd Kempf of Huntingburg, Ind., won the 50-lap qualifying race for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks last year, with Hillard winning the CRA Street Stock 50-lap preliminary.  Hudson, a multi-time Salem winner, held off Will Kimmel and Chuck Barnes Jr. to capture the final 50-lap segment.

The Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge also includes the first Salem visit by the Tow-Zone Kentuckiana Legends Series.

Spectator gates open at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th, with practice scheduled to get underway at 4:15, qualifications at 5:45 and the first race at 7:10 p.m.

Advance tickets, both general admission and reserved, are currently selling 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.

$5 RACE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR GAS/
CRA CHALLENGE FOR LIMITED TIME

HEY RACE FANS, how would you like to purchase an adult general admission ticket to the upcoming Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge for the unbelievable low price of just $5?  That’s a savings of $10 per ticket off the race day price. Sound too good to be true?  Well, it’s not. Thanks to the support from 06 Brand we have 100 general admission tickets available at just $5 each. See the best-of-the-best in street stock type racing, as the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and CRA Street Stocks square off in the 3rd annual classic on Saturday night, May 11th. Twin 50-lap feature events, plus the exciting Legends Cars. Purchase your discount tickets now by calling 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223. Discount tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Salem Speedway office during regular business hours. Discount tickets not available on-line. There is a limit of four discount tickets per customer. Use the promo code 06 to receive discount price while supplies last. Tickets are for race fans and their families only. Resale or distribution on speedway property is prohibited. Don’t wait; $5 price is limited to the first 100 tickets sold. Call or stop by today!    

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SALEM SPEEDWAY FUELED BY
THE HOOSIER LOTTERY GEARS UP FOR 73rd
YEAR WITH FULL SLATE OF RACING ACTION

SALEM, IN, January 11 – Salem Speedway gears up for its 73rd year in 2019 with a full slate of action to include 11 events and 13 days of on-track activity.

The diverse slate of events includes a mix of national and regional programs, featuring the .555-mile high banked track, the quarter-mile infield oval, the figure-8 track and the “Roval” road course.

We’ve put together a schedule of events that offers both variety and season-long excitement,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton.  “A total of ten different series or divisions are represented on the 2019 schedule.”  

Among traditional events returning to the high banks in 2019 are spring and fall visits by the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the 60th annual Discover Scott County Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial, featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.

The 2019 racing line-up also includes a return visit by the popular Bandit Big Rig Series, plus the inaugural Salem race for the Southern based Super Cup Stock Car Series.  The Mel Kenyon Midget Series, Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, CRA Street Stocks, Vores Compact Touring Series, Affordable Stock Car Racing (ASCR) Ford Crown Vics and Legends Cars are all represented on the 2019 schedule.

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 is set for Sunday, April 14th and the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic will take place under the lights on Saturday, September 14th.

New York’s Christian Eckes and Georgia’s Chandler Smith visited victory lane in ARCA competition last season at Salem.

The fall ARCA race has once again been designated the official “ARCA Throwback Weekend.” 

The Discover Scott County 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 60th annual open wheel classic is set to unfold on Saturday night, August 10th.

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.

California’s Kody Swanson won his third consecutive James/O’Connor Memorial in 2018.

One of the most talked about events of the 2018 season at Salem Speedway returns in 2019, as the Bandit Big Rig Series visits the high banks for a night of semi-truck racing on Saturday, June 8th.

A packed house was in attendance for the inaugural Bandit Big Rig Series event last season at Salem with no one going home disappointed.

For the first time in 2019, Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will host the Super Cup Stock Car Series on Saturday night, July 27th.  The drivers and their 600 horsepower, steel bodied stock cars will bring some short-track bumpin’ and bangin’ to the famed high banks. 

South Carolina’s Bob Schacht, who won a 500-lap ARCA race at Salem in 1989, is the defending Super Cup Series champion. 

The Lucas Oil Great American Stocks are in the spotlight on several occasions during the 2019 season at Salem, including serving as the support division for both the spring and fall ARCA races and the James/O’Connor Memorial.

The CRA Van Hoy Oil Street Stocks will join the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks on Saturday night, May 11th for the third annual GAS/CRA Challenge.

For the first time in 10 years a midget series is set for a visit to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, as the Mel Kenyon Midget Series is scheduled to be a part of the “Salute To Father’s Classic” on Saturday night, June 15th.  The Lucas Oil Great American Stocks will be on the high banks and the Kenyon Midgets on the quarter-mile infield oval.

Other traditional events planned for 2019 include the Discover Scott County Firecracker 125 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts on Saturday night, July 6th and the 31st annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 on Sunday, October 20th.

For the first time in a number of years the Firecracker race will be a points race for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.

The ASCR Ford Crown Vics are scheduled for three Salem visits in 2019 - July 6, Sept. 29 and Oct. 19.  The July and Oct. dates include races on both the quarter-mile infield oval and the figure-8 track.  The Sept. 29th race will be contested on the Roval road course.

The Legend Cars return to Salem for the first time in two years on Saturday night, May 11th with a second visit planned for Saturday night, June 15th. 

Road racing action on the Salem Roval is set to unfold on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29th with the Front Wheel Drive Stocks and ASCR Ford Crown Vics sharing the multi-turn circuit.  A new track layout, that will once again utilize both the infield short-track and a portion of the half-mile high banks, will challenge drivers in 2019.

Additional information concerning the 2019 activities at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, including ticket information, may be obtained by calling 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223 or by accessing the Speedway web site at www.salemspeedway.com.  Track news and updates are also available on the Salem Speedway facebook site. 

 

2019 Salem Speedway Schedule

March 23     OPEN TEST
                          
All divisions – local and traveling

April 13-14  KENTUCKIANA FORD DEALERS ARCA 200
                           ARCA Racing Series
and Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.
                      Practice and qualifications on Saturday, racing on Sunday.

May 11       GAS/CRA CHALLENGE Triple 50s
                          
Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, CRA Street Stocks
                     and Legends Cars

June 8        BANDIT BIG RIG SERIES
                           Bandit Big Rig Semi-Trucks

June 15      SALUTE TO FATHER’S CLASSIC (Father’s Day Weekend)
       
                 
Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, Mel Kenyon Midget Series
                     and Legends Cars. 

July 6        DISCOVER SCOTT COUNTY FIRECRACKER 125
     
                Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts
                   
30th annual street stock classic, featuring the Lucas Oil
                    Great American Stocks
(Points Race – $2,500 To Win) and the Affordable Stock
                    Car Racing Ford Crown Vics
(Oval and Figure 8)

July 27      SUPER CUP 100
      
                 
Super Cup Stock Car Series and Lucas Oil Great American Stocks,
                    Classic Car Cruise-in, Burnout Contest, Music 
Dollar Beer/Dollar Hot Dogs

Aug. 10     DISCOVER SCOTT COUNTY
               JOE JAMES/PAT O’CONNOR MEMORIAL

                   Presented by Kentuckiana Ford Dealers
                        USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series

                   and Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Aug. 24    BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH Free Admission For Kids Age 12 & Under
   
                  
Presented by ACE Hardware of Salem
                      
Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and Vores Compacts (On The High Banks),
                  Kids Pace Car Rides, On-Track Autograph Session and More

Sept. 14   KENTUCKIANA FORD DEALERS ARCA FALL CLASSIC
                      
The official “ARCA Throwback Weekend”  Featuring
                   the ARCA Racing Series and Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

 

Sept. 29   XTREME ROVAL 150
                     
Front Wheel Drive Stocks and the
                  Affordable Stock Car Racing Ford Crown Vics

Oct. 12    RUSTY WALLACE DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Oct. 19    HALLOWEEN 200 PRELUDE
                  Halloween 200 Practice, plus the Affordable Stock Car
                  Racing Ford Crown Vics Trick-Or-Treat 40
(Oval)
                      
and Spooktacular 40 (Figure 8)

Oct. 20    SMOKER FRIENDLY DISCOUNT TOBACCO HALLOWEEN 200
                  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks (non points), $5,000 to win

 

SUPER CAR STOCK CAR SERIES SET
FOR INAUGURAL SALEM RACE IN 2019

Southern Based Series At Salem On July 27th….

SALEM, IN, Dec. 18 – The Hoosier State has held a major presence within the Super Cup Stock Car Series since its inception.  Four drivers have earned a total of eight wins and one championship over an 11-year period, yet not one race has been able to take place in Indiana to date.  That will all change on Saturday, July 27.

 For the first time, Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will host the drivers and their 3,300 pound, 600 horsepower stock cars that tell stories dating back to their Pro Cup, ARCA, and even NASCAR roots, bringing a unique variety of short track racing on a summer night during the facility’s 73rd season of operation.

“We’re certainly pleased to bring the Super Car Stock Car Series to the high banks of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery,” Richard Deaton, track General Manager, said.  “This southern-based series, featuring steel-bodied stock cars, is a perfect fit for the historic Salem oval.  We are pleased to be hosting the inaugural Indiana event for this exciting stock car series.”

The .555-mile oval is renowned for its fast 33-degree banked corners and its significant history with countless legends of the sport attempting to achieve victory.  Almost half of 2018’s Daytona 500 field competed at Salem one time or another prior to moving up the ranks.

2018 Super Car Series champion Bob Schacht won a 500-lap ARCA race at Salem nearly 30 years ago.

Expanding further into the Midwest has been a substantial goal SCSCS officials have worked toward in recent years and will be realized in 2019.  It will additionally serve as a homecoming of sorts as multiple series regulars, those who have joined the series in recent years, and those who have shown interest in participating have all competed in previous stock car events at the speedway.

“We've had several calls from that part of the country asking if we would consider racing there,” Joe Schmaling, series Director of Competition, noted.  “Salem had inquiries as well and decided to pursue a relationship with our series.  This speedway is part of our past and present.  We expect several cars from the area to join us in July.  This is what happens when people work together for a single purpose.”

Sharing the high banks with the Super Car Stock Car Series on July 27th will be the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.

The complete 2019 Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

 

LUCAS OIL CONTINUES AS TITLE SPONSOR
OF GREAT AMERICAN STOCK DIVISION IN 2019

SALEM, IN, Nov. 28 – Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery track management announced today that Lucas Oil will continue as title sponsor of the Salem Speedway Great American Stock division for the 2019 season.

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

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

Lucas has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry.

The Lucas Oil Great American Stocks enjoyed a banner year at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery in 2018.  The popular division averaged over 25 cars per race during the just completed season with seven different winners in nine races.

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

 

SALEM SPEEDWAY RACER, KYLE HADLEY,
LOVING NEW LEASE ON LIFE

Longtime Cancer Survivor Soaking Up His Lucky Stars

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2018) – Louisville, Kentucky’s Kyle Hadley had to learn to walk and talk all over again. For whatever reason, the relearning curve wasn’t nearly as arduous when it came to climbing back into his stock car at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery. Possibly, it was the best therapy a man could ever receive after a malignant tumor was removed from Hadley’s brain in 2007. A little more than 10 years down the road, it’s still a clean bill of health for the father of two.

“I go back two times a year for check-ups, and once a year for an MRI,” said Hadley. “So far, they haven’t seen anything come back on it. Every day is a blessing. If I wake up, it’s another great day. You really do appreciate the smaller things more. Before the surgery, I know I took things for granted a little more than I should have.”

It wasn’t just a return to the sport he loved for therapy sessions on Salem’s famous high-banks, it was also the chance to visit the track’s coveted winner’s circle.

“We have at least one win a year since ’11. I absolutely love racing at Salem. I still get so excited.”

These are indeed exciting times for Hadley, who leaves the race shop around 1:30 each day to pick up his two sons at school. Hadley understands it could have turned out much differently.

“It was in ’07. I was actually running a Frank Kimmel street stock race at Kentucky Speedway. My head was just pounding, so I laid down in the lounge at the track. That’s when I realized something wasn’t right. My doctor put me on migraine medication, but it didn’t help. Then I went for an MRI.”

The news was not good. Hadley was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

“It caught me off guard…stunned me. Believe it or not, the surgery didn’t really bother me. For me, I knew I needed to get in and have the cancerous tumor removed or I wasn’t going to make it. It’s a pretty simple decision. I just wanted to get in and get it done.”

Fortunately, the operation was a success. Hadley spent the next month in rehab at Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville.

“I had to learn to walk and talk again…it was kinda like riding a bike. I was 28 when I had the surgery and I think that helped with my recovery. I was young enough to get it all back.”

One year later, Hadley was back behind the wheel of his race car.

“I spotted for David Baynes for a whole season before I came back. Drove for Scott Beeler for a year before I got back in my own car. As much as I know I needed the therapy at Frazier’s, racing again at Salem was probably the best therapy I could get.”

It must have been great exercise on Hadley’s brain to take on the big challenge that is Salem Speedway.

“I consider Salem really challenging. You can be one of the top-five cars there, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to win. It depends on so many other things…where you start, who’s around you. It’s definitely one of the toughest tracks I’ve ever raced on.”

Hadley would know after running Bristol Motor Speedway, the same track that hosts NASCAR’s top divisions twice each season.

“I was actually leading the race (at Bristol) and got taken out by a lapped car…he just turned down on me. I’d say Salem is more of a handful. After you run Salem, Bristol doesn’t intimidate you as bad. If you can get hooked up at Salem, you can get hooked up at Bristol pretty easy.”

These days, Hadley is “hooked up” with a great life and a lot to look forward to. After taking a buy-out at Ford following his surgery, Hadley can’t wait to get up and go.

“I’m definitely living more carefree. Things just don’t bother me as much. I don’t worry to death about everything getting done. I know it’ll all get done in time. I beat brain cancer. Life is easier now.”

Hadley had some great support along the way.

“My mom and dad were both there for me all the way through. My cousin Justin stayed with me every night in rehab. I probably could not have done it without them. They were there for me more than you can imagine.”

His Salem Speedway family stepped up too.

“I had so many race people from Salem step up and support us. They would bring food up all the time…trying to take care of my parents while they were trying to take care of me. I could never thank everyone enough.”

Hadley fields his own No. 12 Chevy Monte Carlo in the Salem Speedway Lucas Oil Great American Stocks division. As loyal as Hadley has been to his racing program over the years, his sponsors have reciprocated with support. Pro Tint of Louisville has sponsored Hadley for more than 20 years. Amsoil, which supported Hadley’s father during his racing career, also supports Kyle for his. Holy Smokes BBQ & Catering, Billy Grey & Associates, Ati Technologies, Carter Martin, Jr. (Semonin Realtors), KA Technologies and Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza are all supporters of Hadley’s racing program. Mr. Heating & Air has signed on for the new season.

Hadley has help in the shop and at the track too – his father Daryl and friends Randy McCauley, Mike and Bud Jones, Eric Roll and Eddie Bousson, who is quick to strike up a welding torch as necessary. Hadley is also grooming his two sons, Carter, 11, and Jacob, 5.

“Love my boys to death…it’s the highlight of my day when I pick them up at school. My older one – he races go-karts – he helps quite a bit. The younger one…he’s just getting old enough to want to come around and help.”

 

ARCA RACING SERIES SET FOR
SALEM RETURN IN 2019

Two Events Include Tradition Spring and Fall Dates

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery has hosted more ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events than any other track in series history, and it will return to the series schedule for a pair of races once again in 2019.

The two events, in their traditional April and September weekends, will be ARCA's 105th and 106th visits to the historic high banks located just west of Salem in southern Indiana.

The spring event, on Sunday, April 14th, will be the third event of 2019 and open the Midwest short track season for the Toledo, Ohio-based tour in it's 67th consecutive season. The September event, the ARCA Fall Classic 200 scheduled for Saturday, September 14th, will serve as the series' official Throwback Weekend event.

“Salem Speedway in many ways defines the classic ARCA Racing Series race track venue,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “Since the 1950s, ARCA racers and race fans have made the trek across Highway 56 to be part of Salem ARCA race events. It’s always great to crest the hill and see the camping crowd in place and ready for race weekend. No track on the schedule has the history and tradition Salem does, both in terms of longevity and number of races run. Everyone has a favorite ARCA Racing Series classic race story about Salem. It’s why the fall race is designated as the Official Throwback Race of ARCA.”

“The ARCA Racing Series has been a Salem staple since 1955,” said Crosley Chairman and CEO Bo LeMastus. “We know that ARCA has become one of the most important and exciting events for Salem Speedway race fans; they expect to see those ARCA races on the schedule. It’s a rock-solid tradition that’s been ongoing for decades. It’s very exciting to have ARCA back on the schedule in 2019.”

The ARCA Racing Series first visited Salem Speedway in 1955 in a race won by Jack Harrison. The legendary track sat dormant following a devastating storm in 1981. When it reopened in 1987, the ARCA Racing Series was the first to race on the 33-degree banking; Bob Keselowski won over current ARCA Racing Series team owner Bill Venturini. A major restoration by track owners Owen and Beverly Thompson in 1995 elevated the track to one of America's finest short track facilities.

Jeffersonville, Indiana's Frank Kimmel is the all-time leading winner at Salem with nine victories. Other notable winners include three-time series champion Jack Bowsher, who collected seven wins, four time winners Tim Steele and Ramo Stott, current NASCAR XFINITY Series championship contenders Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell, former NASCAR Cup Series champions Benny Parsons and Bobby Allison, Indy 500 winner Troy Ruttman, and current Cup drivers Alex Bowman and Chris Buescher.

 

SPECTACULAR FINISH IN 30th ANNUAL
HALLOWEEN 200 AT SALEM SPEEDWAY
LEAVES FANS YEARNING FOR MORE


Bayens takes top prize and iconic Crosley jukebox

SALEM, Ind. (Oct. 22, 2018) – The 30th running of the Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 Sunday at Salem Speedway had everything a race fan could ask for, and then some. A beautiful fall afternoon, a full field of 41 colorful cars lined up three-abreast for the start, non-stop drama, thrills and spills, cheers and jeers, strategy and a spectacular finish. Yes…it was all there packed into a festive family fun day at the grand ole track. Just like racing used to be…say 30 years ago when the first Halloween 200 rolled off on the storied, high-banked oval in southern Indiana.

It also worked out pretty good for Borden, Indiana’s David Bayens, who tracked down the leader with five to go, made a clean pass and sped away to the biggest win of his career. He had won 26 feature events in the street stocks at Salem, but never a win in the Halloween 200. And make no mistake; the Halloween 200 at Salem is the Daytona 500 for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks. In addition to the $5,000 top prize, this year’s winner, for the first time, got to leave with the coolest trophy in racing, an iconic Crosley jukebox, the very same model that NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series winners receive at Kentucky Speedway.

“I don’t think we left the track till 11,” said Bayens. “We figured out how to get the Crosley jukebox hooked up to Bluetooth, and let it play all night. That’s going right in our living room at home.”

The “at home” part is truly the feeling you get when you watch the local street stock racers work their craft at Salem. And it feels like home when you see these families cheer their guts out for their drivers. Heck, with 10 to go, the whole place was standing to witness the drama unfolding in the closing laps. Kind of like one big family, uniting for the final ride to the checkers.

The ending could not have been more dramatic. With all-time Halloween 200 winner (7 times) Chuck Barnes, Sr. out front, and his son Chuck Jr. in tow, it seemed little could be done to track down, not one, but two Salem trackmasters. That was until Bayens pitted with 30 laps to go and bolted on fresh, right-side Hoosier Comanche tires. The pit stop shuffled Bayens back to the tail-end of the lead-lap line; but with new skin in the game, he quickly wheeled his way forward. By the time he got to Barnes, Jr.’s bumper, it was less than 10 to go.

“I kinda learned that from watching ARCA races all those years up in the grandstands. I’ve seen that scenario play out on the ARCA side…take tires late and come up through the field. We went 170 laps on the same set of tires...that says a lot for the Hoosiers, 8-inch tires that go that long without wearing out. I thought we were a little faster than the leaders, but we weren’t going to have enough right rear to make a run on them. Coming down for right-sides was a gamechanger.”

Best of all, Bayens didn’t shove the father and son Barnes duo out of the way; he passed them the old-fashioned way. He drove around them cleanly without leaving a mark.

“Honestly, I knew I didn’t have to. I didn’t want to wreck anyone to win that race. With social media, you’d never hear the end of it. It’s not worth it. And it’s not the way I wanted to win the Halloween 200. That’s exactly how Chuck and Chuckie would have raced me. It’s all about respect.

“For 18 years I’ve dreamed about winning that race, and to pass Chuck Sr. and Jr. to get there makes it all the more special. I remember thinking to myself, ‘how was I going to pass Chuck Barnes Sr. and Jr.?’ It was just something we had to do, and we got it done.”

Of course, it wasn’t just passing the best in the business to get there; it was about avoiding several wrecks throughout the 200-lap bump and grind. There were plenty to go around, including two major multi-car pile-ups, one off turn two and the other off turn four. Bayens managed to steer clear of both.

“People know that going into the Halloween 200…that this can happen…it usually does.”

Fortunately, there were no injuries. Despite the typical Salem torn sheet metal and busted frames, Bayens says he’d put the Salem street stock racers up against any in the nation.

“We call ‘em (the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks) small scale ARCA races. A lot of the guys go to Bristol and race…it’s the Salem guys up front. I’d put our cars and guys up against any street stock class in the country. It’s a really tight group of racers. It’s a mutual respect for each other and a huge respect for Salem Speedway. We love that place. We’re very passionate about it. I bet I had 50 people there just supporting us. We come and camp out the entire weekend. We probably had seven to eight families camping out.”

And leaving on such a strong note just left Bayens and his family yearning for more.

“It’s like waiting for Christmas. We’re all looking forward to next year. We’re building at least one new one and rebuilding an old one. A special thanks to my car owner Tim Sebastian for all he does for our team.”

Bayens’ team is a mob of volunteers who commit their time and hard work for the love of the sport.

“No one on our team gets a dime. They even all pay their way in. To see them coming up to the car in victory lane while I was still strapped in…seeing the smiles on their faces meant more than the win itself. And to see my wife and daughter come up screaming in victory lane, standing next to that Crosley jukebox…it was the best feeling in the world. We didn’t buy that Crosley jukebox…we won it.”

The thrill of victory meant even more for the union electrician, who is still in the honeymoon mode.

“Just got married October 6th in Florida. Then we win the Halloween 200. It just doesn’t get any better.”

Bayens is married to his wife Trisha. They have a three-year-old daughter, Autumn, who joined her mom and dad in victory lane Sunday at Salem.

“Our daughter loves it. She sits in the race car while I work on it. She’s all in.”

And so is the 30th running of the Halloween 200, all in the books with a new winner, a dream come true for a small-town family and all-volunteer crew living that dream at Salem Speedway.

 

CHANDLER SMITH DOMINATES IN
WINNING ARCA FALL CLASSIC 200

Chandler Smith (No. 20 Craftsman Toyota) dominated the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic presented by Meadow View/Salem Crossing at Salem Speedway on Saturday night, leading 199 of 200 laps en route to his second series victory of the season.

"This car was absolutely on rails tonight," Smith said. "The guys on this team are the reason why. They busted their butts on pit road and got us out of the pits first every time. All the action was behind us. In a perfect world, they would all be like this."

Smith held off Gus Dean (No. 32 Baker Distributing/Gree Cooling Products Chevrolet) on a one lap dash to the checkered after a slew of late race cautions bunched the field. 

Chase Purdy (No. 8 Bama Buggies Toyota) finished third, ARCA Racing Series championship leader Sheldon Creed was fourth, and Travis Braden (No. 27 MatrixCare/Consonus Healthcare/Liberty Village Ford) rounded out the top five.

Creed was able to add to his championship lead over Zane Smith (No. 41 LaPaz Margarita Mix/ICON Vehicle Dynamics Toyota), who was involved in a late-race crash and finished 18th.

"It was good for us because the car is in one piece and we added some points to the point lead," Creed said. "I was proud of my teammate Zane. He did what he needed to do. You race people the way you want to be raced."

Smith got into the back of Michael Self (No. 55 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) and both crashed hard in turn four. The two had been involved in an incident earlier in the race. Smith pulled his car into the garage area where his MDM Motorsports team exchanged words with Self's Venturini Motorsports crew.

Self was less than impressed with what happened.

"I guess some drivers don't like to be raced hard," Self said. "I've worked hard for everything I have. I am racing the last two so we'll see how it works out."

There were six cautions for 43 laps which held the average speed to 70.380 miles per hour. The race took 1 hour, 34 minutes, 37 seconds to complete.

In the Meadow View/Salem Crossing 50, which served as a prelude to the ARCA 200, Kyle Hadley of Louisville passed Tony Conway for the lead on lap eight and never looked back in posting his first victory of the season.

Heath Helton, Conway, Brandon Deckard and Jeff Caudell rounded out the top five in that order.

Due to time restraints caused by live TV for the ARCA race and late race cautions the championship race for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks was shortened to 42 laps.

A seventh place finish by Todd Kempf was good enough to wrap up the season championship for the Huntingburg, Ind., driver.  He finished seven points ahead of second-place Helton in the final season standings.

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery closes out the 2018 season on Sunday afternoon, October 21st with the 30th annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

 Results
KENTUCKIANA FORD DEALERS
ARCA 200

April 14, 2019

 ARCA Menards Series

Fast Qualifier: Carson Hocevar, 17.073

Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 (101 Laps Due To Rain): 1. Michael Self, 2. Sam Mayer, 3. Carson Hocevar, 4. Chandler Smith, 5. Corey Heim, 6. Ty Gibbs, 7. Tanner Gray, 8. Harrison Burton, 9. Joe Graf Jr., 10. Bret Holmes, 11. Tommy Vigh Jr., 12. Travis Braden, 13. Darrell Basham, 14. Tim Richmond, 15. Alex Clubb, 16. Morgen Baird, 17. Mike Basham, 18. Dick Doheny, 19. Brad Smith.

 Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

Fast Qualifer: Will Kimmel, 19.675

Built Ford Proud 50 (38-Laps Due To Time Restraints): 1. Kyle Hadley, 2. Brian Bayer, 3. Will Kimmel, 4. David Bayens, 5. Todd Kempf, 6. Heath Helton, 7. Jeff Caudell, 8. A.J. Kempf, 9. Brandon Deckard, 10.Tony Conway, 11. Trent Bayer, 12. Justin Fiedler, 13. Shayne Slider, 14. Mike Sharp, 15. Scott Wisman, 16. Scott Caudell, 17. John McLaren, 18. Matt Stice, 19. Craig Rogers, 20. Jamie Goodman, 21. Roger Williams, 22. Austin Baum, 23. Kyle Zike 

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

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