<pre> SALEM FACTSHEET PLUS RACE: EDDIE GILSTRAP MOTORS ARCA FALL CLASSIC by Federated Auto Parts, Sun Sept 9 TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555-mile paved oval LOCATION: Salem, Indiana DISTANCE: 111 Miles (200 laps) SANCTION: ...
SALEM FACTSHEET PLUS
RACE: EDDIE GILSTRAP MOTORS ARCA FALL CLASSIC by Federated Auto Parts, Sun Sept 9
TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Salem, Indiana
DISTANCE: 111 Miles (200 laps)
SERIES: Event #20 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTERS: Owen & Beverly Thompson (812) 883-6504, PR -- Richard Deaton
SCHEDULE: Sat, Sept 8: Practice 11:20 AM -- 1 PM, Old Milwaukee Pole
Qualifying at 2 PM (2 laps) followed by 30 minute final practice Sun, Sept 9: Driver autograph session noon -- 1 PM followed by race start at 2 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $94,073 in prize, point and contingency money
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Damon RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amerex Fire Suppression Systems, Amkus Rescue Tools, Auto Value Parts Stores, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Producers Council, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Carrera Shocks, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Pro Cylinder Heads, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Racecollectables.com, Raceline Precision Products, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
TELEVISION: Speedvision -- Airs Sept 21 at 9 PM; Sept 22 at 1 AM; Sept 24 at 12 noon. All times Eastern.
RECORDS: Qualifying: Gary Bradberry, 1994, 16.785 seconds (119.035 mph) Race: Les Snow, 1968, 85.913 mph
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic will by the 67th appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Salem. Salem has been a staple on the RE/MAX Series schedule since 1955 when Jack Harrison won the inaugural event in a Ford. Jack Bowsher is the all-time Salem winner with 5 wins while local favorite Frank Kimmel and Tim Steele trail in that category with 4 victories each. Former RE/MAX Series and Winston Cup champion Benny Parsons has 2, as does veteran Bob Strait. Additional notable RE/MAX Series winners at Salem include Winston Cup champion Bobby Allison, 6-time RE/MAX Series champion Iggy Katona, '52 Indy 500 winner Troy Ruttman, USAC stock car veteran Don White and Winston Cup regular Ken Schrader to name a few. Schrader, an 8-time ARCA RE/MAX Series winner, won at Salem in '99. Schrader has entered a Federated Auto Parts Pontiac for this year's classic, however, because of a Winston Cup commitment at Richmond Int'l Raceway on Saturday, 99 ARCA RE/MAX champ Bill Baird will qualify Schrader's car. Kimmel (98 & 00) and Tracy Leslie (88) are the only former ARCA RE/MAX champions entered for the race. Shelby Howard, who turned 16 on July 25, 2001, will become the youngest driver in the 49-year history of the ARCA RE/MAX Series when the Greenwood IN driver debuts in the Lucas Oil-Mack Trucks sponsored Chevy Monte Carlo. Jason Jarrett, son of 99 Winston Cup champ Dale Jarrett, will make his second appearance at Salem. Jarrett, currently 2nd in points, finished 4th here in the Spring. Current point leader Kimmel has won 8 races so far this year including last time out on the DuQuoin IL dirt-mile. In addition, Kimmel has led 1,146 laps in 17 races in 2001.