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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 Eddie Gilstrap Motors 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 GAS/CRA Challenge Triple 50s
  Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, CRA Street Stocks
  And 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 29th Annual 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 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 Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic
  Presented by Meadow View / Salem Crossing
  ARCA Throwback Weekend - Featuring the ARCA Racing Series
  and the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks 
Oct. 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

SMOKER FRIENDLY DISCOUNT TOBACCO
HALLOWEEN 200

Sunday, October 22, 2017

FIN.

NO.

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

LAPS

1

44

Chuck Barnes Jr.

Louisville, KY

204

2

6

Blake Hillard

Owensboro, KY

204

3

95

Brian Hopkins

New Castle, IN

204

4

54

Tony Conway

Louisville, KY

204

5

51

Baden Stewart

Campbellsburg, IN

204

6

99

Brian Bayer

Birds Eye, IN

204

7

46

Tim Rivers

Salem, IN

204

8

5

Chuck Barnes Sr.

Louisville, KY

204

9

31

Matt Barnes

LaVergne, TN

204

10

98

Jeff Caudell

Scottsburg, IN

204

11

74

Josh Brading

Josh Brading

204

12

86

Shawn Smith

Louisville, IN

203

13

8

Beau Hendrich

Palmyra, IN

202

14

10

Dan Banker

Des Moines, IA

202

15

26

Jeff Berg

Louisville, KY

201

16

55M

Dalton Melton

Hawesville, KY

200

17

77

Justin Pirtle

Palmyra, IN

197

18

29

Mike Todd

Pleasant Hill, IA

196

19

36

Dale Harper

Indianapolis, IN

194

20

96

Donnie Woodard

Jeffersonville, IN

194

21

3

Doug Weiss

Dallas Center, IA

194

22

93

Matt Fuqua

Springfield, KY

192

23

9

A.J. Kempf

Huntingburg, IN

188

24

11

Jimmy Kirby

Indianapolis, IN

178

25

15

Andy Hall

Fowler, IN

160

26

32

David Bayens

Borden, IN

158

27

84

Troy Ashbaugh

Louisville, KY

157

28

61

Johnny Magee

Carthage, IN

151

29

2

Danny Smith

Fairdale, KY

132

30

21

Nick Reed

Louisville, KY

125

31

17W

Travis Wilson

Beaver Dam, KY

113

32

14

Eric Childers

Corydon, IN

113

33

06

Artie Ware

Louisville, KY

102

34

00B

Bruce Burch

Whitesville, KY

90

35

32W

Frank Kimmel II

Concord, NC

78

36

7

Mike Royal

Philpot, KY

54

37

65

Billy Williams

Bowling Green, KY

29

38

34

Ronnie Basham III

Clarksville, IN

14

39

22

Skeeter Crum

Jeffersonville, IN

13

40

17

David Powell

Greenville, IN

12

41 55 Phil Jenkins Greenfield, IN DNS
42 00 Brett Hudson Owensboro, KY DNS
43 0 Sammy Davis Jeffersonville, IN DNS
44 89 Noll Staff Huntingburg, IN DNS

 

Unofficial Results
SIX SIGMA XTREME ROVAL 100

October 1, 2017

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

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

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



"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.