SALEM FACTSHEET RACE: Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 Fall Classic, Sunday Sept. 12 TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555 paved oval LOCATION: Salem, Indiana DISTANCE: 200 laps (111 miles) SANCTION: Automobile Racing Club of...
RACE: Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 Fall Classic, Sunday Sept. 12 TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555 paved oval LOCATION: Salem, Indiana DISTANCE: 200 laps (111 miles) SANCTION: Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) SERIES: Event #18 of the '99 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series SCHEDULE: Saturday, Sept. 11 Sunday, Sept. 12 Practice 10 - 10:45 AM & noon - 1 PM Practice 10 AM Autograph session 5:30 - 7 PM Talladega Pole Qualifying 12 noon (2 laps) Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 - 2:15 PM POSTED AWARDS: $87,356 in prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: Bondo Body Filler, Mar-Hyde Paints, Auto Value Parts Stores, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, Stuart RV Land/Coachman, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Advanced Racing Products, Amkus Rescue Tools, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Dyn-O-Cool, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, FIREFOX Industries, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Motive Gear, QuicShine 99, Racing Champions Diecast Cars, RJS Uniforms, Safe Trac, S-W Scales by Intercomp.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Barry Grant Fuel Systems, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Diamond Racing Products, Dyn-O-Mat Enviro Products, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Hutcherson-Pagan, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Eleven Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Peterson Fluid Systems, Prestone Antifreeze, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Raceline Precision Products, Racing Radios/Diversified, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Safety Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Sportec Helmet Mugs, STP, T&L Engines, Talladega Superspeedway, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Wallace Race Car Lettering.
TELEVISION: SPEEDVISION - To be aired Sunday, October 31 @ 8 PM & Sunday Midnight
RECORDS: Qualifying - Gary Bradberry, 9/25/94, 119.035 mph (16.785 seconds) Race - Larry Moore, 7/10/88, 200 laps - 82.66 mph (1:02:58)
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 Fall Classic is the 62nd ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series event at Salem dating back to 1955 when Jack Harrison won in a Ford. 22 of the 61 previous ARCA events at Salem have been won from the pole. Benny Parsons sat on the pole at Salem every race from April 1968 through September of '69 for a total of 7 consecutive Talladega Pole Awards, more than any other ARCA driver in Salem Speedway history. There will be a pit stop competition on Saturday afternoon day before the race with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Children Charities. Local favorites Frank Kimmel and Dill Whittymore are both entered as is current point leader Bill Baird from nearby Sturgis KY. Additional entries include NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ken Schrader in his own Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1999 Daytona ARCA 200 winner Bobby Gerhart, Winder GA's Mark Gibson and 19-time ARCA winner Bob Schacht. Schacht won the last 500 lapper held at Salem on 10/8/89 driving a Buick, the last Buick to win there. Past ARCA winners at Salem include the 1952 Indy 500 winner - Troy Ruttman, former NASCAR Winston Cup Champions and Daytona 500 winners - Benny Parsons and Bobby Allison, USAC Stock Car champion - Don White and former ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series champions - Jack Bowsher, Bob Brevak, Dave Dayton, Ron Hutcherson, Iggy Katona, Kimmel, Bob Keselowski, Benny Parsons, Marvin Smith, Nelson Stacy, Tim Steele and Ramo Stott.