Eddie Sharp Tests Salem Denver, N.C. (March 20, 2009)- The garage at the Salem Speedway opened bright and early Thursday morning in Salem, IN., where Eddie Sharp Racing took to the track for testing. The test came following a six-week ...
Eddie Sharp Tests Salem
Denver, N.C. (March 20, 2009)- The garage at the Salem Speedway opened bright and early Thursday morning in Salem, IN., where Eddie Sharp Racing took to the track for testing. The test came following a six-week hiatus and last weekend's rained-out test session at Rockingham Speedway. The one-day test scheduled for 9 a.m., but was postponed until 11 a.m. also due to rain. Once the track was dry the teams came out strong, showing great speed and car handling.
The three ESR teams, including Rookies Tim George, Jr., Steve Arpin, and Craig Goess, Jr. took to the challenging .555 mile oval to gear up for the Sunday, April 5, 2009 race at the Salem Speedway. The race will re-kick off the season for the team that had a strong finish at the Daytona International Speedway.
Rookie Tim George, Jr. driver of the No. 2 Ruby Tuesday Toyota said, 'We rolled off the trailer really well. I was able to make times close to what I was on the simulator and it showed how hard the guys were working at the shop. I look forward to the new challenge of high horsepower on the short-track and to coming back to Salem with Ruby Tuesday onboard.'
Rookie, Steve Arpin, driver of the No. 20 Jeff Taylor Motorsports Toyota was very happy with the Salem test. 'I am looking forward to the short tracks most this season, so the Salem Speedway was an awesome place to start. Short-track racing is where I began my career and I am excited about applying my dirt-track racing knowledge to that of short-tracks. The whole team has been working really hard to prepare a good car for me and I am so excited to work with three of my teammates this week.'
Rookie, Craig Goess, Jr., was the first out of the gate Thursday morning, he added, 'It was so good to get back in the car since Daytona. Short-track racing is always fun. It was good to be around all the guys again and it looks like all their hard work and preparation has paid off. I think it will be very competitive when we get back to racing.'
Testing will continue this Monday, March 23rd at Rockingham Speedway. The ARCA RE/MAX Series returns to action at the Salem Speedway on April 5, 2009 for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200.