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GAS/CRA Challenge

Sunday, June 3rd

A North-South Shootout featuring the Lucas Oil Great
American Stocks and Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks.
TRIPLE 50s. Plus, the Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks..

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FREE GRANDSTAND ADMISSION FOR
ALL LADIES AS RACING RETURNS TO
SALEM SPEEDWAY ON SAT., MAY 12th

SALEM, IN, May 4 – Racing returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Saturday night, May 12th, with free grandstand admission for all ladies courtesy of Meadow View/Salem Crossing.

“It’s Mother’s Day weekend and we’re celebrating on Saturday night,” said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “This is our way of saluting the many hardworking moms who sacrifice so much for their families.”

Headlining the night of action-packed racing on Saturday, May 12th, will be the biggest early season race of the year for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks – the Meadow View/Salem Crossing 75.

Todd Kempf of Huntingburg, Ind., who captured the season opening Ford Go Further 50 on April 22nd, will be looking to make it two wins in-a-row when the Great American Stocks return to Salem on Saturday night.

Kempf can expect plenty of competition from the likes of Kyle Hadley of Louisville and Salem’s Tim Rivers, who finished second and third respectively in the season opening event.

The super-competitive division has several car/driver combinations capable of visiting victory lane on any given night.  Over the past two seasons nine different drivers have visited victory lane in Lucas Oil Great American Stock point races at Salem.

Other expected Salem entrants include former track champions David Bayens of Borden, Ind., Chris French of Vine Grove, Ky., Brian Bayer of Birdseye, Ind., and Tony Conway of Louisville.

Another former Salem Speedway track champion expected for the upcoming race is third-generation driver Will Kimmel of Sellersburg, Ind.

Kimmel, a former Salem Speedway late model champion, is set to make his first start in a Lucas Oil Great American Stock points race in nearly three years.  The 29-year-old Kimmel, who is the nephew of 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel, has three career starts in Lucas Oil Great American Stock point races with a win and a third place finish both coming during the 2011 season. 

Joining the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks at Salem on Saturday, May 12th, will be the Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks and the Midwest Asphalt Champ Kart Series.

Saturday’s race is the season opening event for both the Front Wheel Drive Stocks and the Midwest Asphalt Champ Kart Series

Spectator gates open and practice gets underway at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th, with qualifications at 6:15 p.m. and the first race rolling off at 7 p.m. (EST).

Advance general admission tickets are priced at just $12 for men and teens, $3 for children age 7-12.  All ladies and children, age 6 and under, are admitted free.

MAY 12th SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 3:00 p.m. – PNC Pits Open
4:30 p.m.
– Driver’s Meeting
5 p.m.
– Spectator Gates Open
4:55 – 5:15 p.m.
– First Round Short-Track Practice
(Front Wheel Drive Stocks followed by Champ Karts 10-Min. Each)

5:15 – 5:50 p.m.
– High Banks Practice
(Great American Stocks)

5:50 – 6 p.m.
Final Round Short-Track Practice
(Front Wheel Drive Stocks followed by Champ Karts – 5-Min. Each)

6:15 p.m. -
Qualifications – FWD Stocks (1-Lap)
 Great American Stocks (1-Lap)

6:55 p.m.
– Invocation & National Anthem
7:00 p.m.
– Midwest Champ Kart Heat Races (10-Laps)
Front Wheel Drive Heat Races (8-Laps)

SALEM CROSSING 20
- Midwest Champ Kart Feature
MEADOW VIEW 25
– Salem Front Wheel Drive Stocks

Out of Car Introductions For The Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

 
MEADOW VIEW/SALEM CROSSING 75
Lucas Oil Great American Stocks

 

NASCAR WELCOMES ARCA TO THE FAMILY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traditional Races And Exciting New Event In Place For Upcoming Season

SALEM, IN, January 15 – Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery enters its 72nd year of existence with an exciting lineup of 11 events scheduled to take place during the 2018 season.

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

“We believe that our 2018 schedule is one that will provide unlimited excitement and great racing action all season long,” said track general manager Richard Deaton. 

Among traditional events returning to the high banks in 2018 are spring and fall visits by the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and the 59th annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial, featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour late model series returns to Salem on Saturday night, June 16th for the Midwest 150.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018 Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery Schedule

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

Joe James/Pat O'Connor Memorial 

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

Roval 100 (non-points)

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

 

Former Track Champion Returning For 2018 Season

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

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

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

Dear Race Fans,

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,
Salem Speedway Management

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

 


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

May 12, 2018

LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCKS

Fast Qualifier: Brian Bayer, 19.884

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

 SALEM FRONT WHEEL DRIVE STOCKS

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

 MIDWEST ASPHALT CHAMP KART SERIES

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

Unofficial Results
KENTUCKIANA FORD DEALERS
ARCA 200

April 22, 2018

 ARCA Racing Series

 Fast Qualifier: Chandler Smith, 16.844

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

 LUCAS OIL GREAT AMERICAN STOCKS

 Fast Qualifier: Brian Bayer, 19.860

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

 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.