Tony Leis Salem preview

Tony Leis Pumped Up for Salem (9/14/06 - Mooresville, NC) - If you would have told Wisconsin native Tony Leis a few months ago that he would be racing at Salem Speedway in the ARCA RE/MAX Series under the direction of veteran crew chief and...

Tony Leis Pumped Up for Salem

(9/14/06 - Mooresville, NC) - If you would have told Wisconsin native Tony Leis a few months ago that he would be racing at Salem Speedway in the ARCA RE/MAX Series under the direction of veteran crew chief and team owner Bob Schacht he would have told you that he just works there, at Bob Schacht Motorsports. However, this weekend for the second time in his young ARCA RE/MAX Series career, the first being just a few weeks ago at the Milwaukee Mile, Leis will once again be at the wheel of the Bob Schacht Motorsports entry for the Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic.

"I'm so excited for this Salem race, says Leis, I'm not sleeping or eating well. I've heard so much about Salem from Bob (Schacht) and I've been getting some input from Johnny Sauter on driving the track itself. I can't wait to get on the track at Salem I know it's going to be a great opportunity and I'm really looking forward to it." Leis added, "My Mom and Dad are coming from Wisconsin for the race and I really wouldn't have this chance without their support and the support of all of my friends and family."

Leis is no stranger to the short tracks, he's been competing on the short tracks in the North Carolina area and honed his skills on the short tracks back in Wisconsin before making the move to North Carolina where he currently resides.

With one ARCA RE/MAX Series start to his credit at the Milwaukee Mile, Tony finished in the 6th position, mixing it up with some of the biggest names in the series.

"Tony did us a really good job at Milwaukee, said Schacht, he showed a lot of patience and talent, I don't look for things to be any different this weekend. Salem takes a little more diver input, just for the fact that it is a short track, but Tony's a good kid and he'll handle it just fine."

The Bob Schacht Motorsports Team and driver Tony Leis will be at the Salem Speedway in southern Indiana on Saturday, September 16 for the 200 lap, Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic by Advance Auto Parts. The event is a one day show with practice set for 1:05 to 2:35 PM, Pork Pole Qualifying is set to go at 4:00 PM with the green set to wave on the ARCA RE/MAX Series field at 7:15 PM. The drivers will participate in an on-track autograph session from 4:45 to 5:15 PM.

-credit: Bob Schacht Motorsports

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Series ARCA
Drivers Johnny Sauter , Bob Schacht