Kimmel Hopes Home Track Will Bring Him One Step Closer to History: With only three races remaining in the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series season, Frank Kimmel is poised to make stock car racing history as he competes for his record eighth career ...
Kimmel Hopes Home Track Will Bring Him One Step Closer to History: With only three races remaining in the 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series season, Frank Kimmel is poised to make stock car racing history as he competes for his record eighth career championship and seventh in a row. This weekend Kimmel returns to his home track of Salem Speedway where he has earned eight career ARCA wins and has the support of all his friends and family as the Kimmel family lives in nearby Clarksville, Indiana.
"It is always special to come back to Salem to race," said Kimmel. "With the points race being tighter this season than in years past, it will be great to get to Salem and hopefully get an even bigger point cushion before we head to Talladega. This is such a great little race track and we spend a lot of time testing here and most weekends we are here helping my nephew, Will, as he races his late model on Saturday nights. But we have all had a lot of success here and we had some bad luck when we raced here in the spring so we are looking forward to a good run this weekend for all of our supporters."
Kimmel has not earned a win at the Salem Speedway since the spring race in 2004. When the ARCA RE/MAX Series competed at Salem earlier this season he was caught up in a on-track incident during one of the restarts resulting in extensive damage to the Pork Ford and eventually the car overheated and was forced behind the wall. But the Pork Racing team has worked through adversity this season to come into Salem this weekend with a 250-point lead in the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship point's standings.
The Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic is scheduled to take the green flag at 7:00pm ET on Saturday, September 16 at the Salem Speedway.