RACE: Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200, 9-15-02 TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555-mile paved oval LOCATION: Salem, Indiana DISTANCE: 200 laps, 111 miles SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
RACE: Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200, 9-15-02
TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Salem, Indiana
DISTANCE: 200 laps, 111 miles
SERIES: Event #20 of the 2002 ARCA RE/MAX Series
Sat, Sept 14:
Practice noon -- 1:25 PM; Old Milwaukee Pole
Qualifying 2:30 PM, 2 laps all positions
Sun, Sept 15:
Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 at 12:15 PM (local central times)
POSTED AWARDS: $109,042 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.
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, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, G-Force Racing Gear, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hurd Air Wrenches, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Joyce Julius & Associates, JR's Garage, 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.
TV: SPEED Channel (LIVE) from 1 PM -- 3 PM eastern
NOTES OF INTEREST: This year's version of the Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 will mark the 69th appearance of the 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. 3-time RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel will be vying for his 5th consecutive victory at Salem. Only ARCA legend Jack Bowsher has won 5 consecutive at Salem ('63-'65). However, Kimmel is the all-time ARCA winner at Salem having won 6 of the last 9 events there. Outside of Bowsher, next in the win category column are Tim Steele, Les Snow & Ramo Stott with 4 each. Jason Jarrett, son of 99 Winston Cup champ Dale Jarrett, has finished 2nd to Kimmel at Salem in the last 2 events. Jarrett, who also finished 4th in his first ARCA/Salem start in the Spring of 2001, finished .161 seconds behind Kimmel there in the Spring of 02. 16-year-old Justin Allgaier of Springfield IL will make his career-first Salem start this weekend. In only 2 previous RE/MAX Series starts, Allgaier finished 11th & 17th on the DuQuoin & Springfield dirt-miles respectively. Over 40 drivers from 11 states will be competing for 34 starting positions in the Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200. In addition to RE/MAX Series practice and Old Milwaukee Pole Qualifying on Saturday, a softball game, cruise-in and music show are just part of the festivities planned for the big day. On Saturday, following all the on-track action which includes full programs of late models, street stocks and dash cars, there will be a fish-fry at 5 PM followed by an infield softball game featuring ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers vs. the WAMZ "Country Hams". Then from 8 to 11, the red-hot rock sounds of Gypsy will fill the autumn air with live music. And, it's all free to the public. Sunday's pre-race festivities feature an on-track autograph session just prior to the start of the Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200. The $109,042 purse is a record amount for the RE/MAX Series at Salem. Additional 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.