RACE: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200, 4-28-02 TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555-mile paved oval LOCATION: Salem, Indiana DISTANCE: 200 laps, 111 miles SERIES: Event ...
RACE: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200, 4-28-02
TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Salem, Indiana
DISTANCE: 200 laps, 111 miles
SERIES: Event #4 of the 2002 ARCA RE/MAX Series
Sat, Apr 27:
Practice noon-1:30 PM
Old Milwaukee Qualifying at 2:45 PM
Final practice thereafter
Sun, Apr 28:
Driver autographs 10-11
Driver intros 11:30
Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at noon
POSTED AWARDS: $108,042 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: Amkus Rescue Tools, Carolina Motorsports, Earl's Performance Products, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Air Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Kluhsman Racing Products, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Board, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp, Who's Your Daddy?/Big Daddy's Company.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Berryman Products, Bilstein Shocks, Blake Carburetors, BSR Racing Products, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Dr. Gas Exhaust Components, Edelbrock, EMCO Transmissions, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hurd Air Wrenches, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Joyce Julius & Associates, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, MSD Ignition, Mechanix Wear, Nelson Specialties, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Perfect Circle Piston Rings, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Reed Cams, Rhyne Racing Engines, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wilson Manifolds.
Qualifying -- Gary Bradberry, 16.785 (119.035 mph), 1994.
Race -- Les Snow, 85.913 mph, 1968.
TELEVISION: Live on Speed Channel from 1 PM -- 3 PM eastern.
RADIO: Live on WUME FM Mix 95.3
NOTES OF INTEREST: This year's version of the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 will mark the 68th appearance of the ultra popular ARCA RE/MAX Series at Salem Speedway. Salem has been a staple on the RE/MAX Series schedule since 1955 when Jack Harrison won the inaugural event in a Ford. ARCA legend Jack Bowsher and local favorite Frank Kimmel are the all-time Salem winners with 5 wins each while Tim Steele, Les Snow & Ramo Stott are next with 4 wins each. Kimmel has won 5 of the last 8 RE/MAX Series races at Salem including the last 3 consecutive. While Kimmel is the unequivocal favorite, the Jeffersonville, Indiana driver may have his hands full with all the young talent and newcomers incoming including point leader 22-year-old Walkerton, IN driver Chad Blount, 2nd in points Damon Lusk and 4th in points rookie Shelby Howard of Greenwood, IN. Jason Jarrett, son of 99 Winston Cup champ Dale Jarrett, is entered in the Indiana-based ML Motorsports entry while Oxford UK driver Michael Vergers is scheduled to make his first Salem appearance in Bob Schacht's Ford Taurus. In addition, Laurel Mississippi driver Robert Burroughs will make his career-first Salem appearance as will Pryor Oklahoma sprint car driver Christi Passmore in an Andy Belmont Motorsports Ford. In addition to the normal pre-race festivities, ARCA, in honor of its 50th anniversary season, will be recognizing past ARCA winners during the program, which also includes a pre-race, on-track driver autograph session. This year's $108,042 purse is a record amount for the RE/MAX Series at Salem. Notable RE/MAX Series past winners at Salem include Winston Cup champion Bobby Allison, six-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.