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RACE: Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic presented by Federated Auto Parts, Sunday 9-10-00 TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555 paved oval LOCATION: Salem, Indiana DISTANCE: 200 laps (111 miles) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...

RACE: Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic presented by Federated Auto Parts, Sunday 9-10-00

TRACK: Salem Speedway, .555 paved oval

LOCATION: Salem, Indiana

DISTANCE: 200 laps (111 miles)

SANCTION: ARCA

SERIES: Event #17 of the 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series

<pre> SCHEDULE: Saturday, Sept 9 Sunday, Sept 10 Practice: 11:20 AM – 1 PM Cars on starting grid: 11:30 AM Pole Qualifying: 2 PM (2 laps) Jasper Engs & Trans Autograph Hour: 12 – 1 PM Final Practice: 4 – 4:30 PM Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200: 2 PM

POSTED AWARDS: $87,571 in prize, point and contingency money.

ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: Bondo Body Filler, Mar-Hyde Paints, Auto Value Parts Stores, Coachmen RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.

ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Tools, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, 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, SpeedVue Racing Tearoffs, S-W Scales by Intercomp.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: A&A Manufacturing, ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Carrera Shocks, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Holley HP Carbs, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Hutcherson-Pagan, JE Pistons, Loctite Corporation, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Prestone Antifreeze, Pro Cylinder Heads, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Raceline Precision Products, Racing Radios, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Sportec Helmet Mugs, Talladega Superspeedway, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wiseco Pistons.

TELEVISION: SPEEDVISION - To be aired 10-6 @ 10 PM; 10-13 @ 1 PM; 10-16
3 PM

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 presented by Federated Auto Parts is the 65th ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series event held at Salem dating back to 1955 when Jack Harrison won in a Ford. Defending race winner Ken Schrader has entered his own Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet. Additional entrants include current point leader & ’98 ARCA champ Frank Kimmel and 3-time ARCA champ Tim Steele (3rd in points). 15-time ARCA winner and 2nd in points Bob Strait is entered as is leading Prestone Rookie of the Year candidate Brian Ross (4th in points) of Plymouth, Indiana. Shawna Robinson, making only her 2nd Salem appearance, is also entered in the Kmart Ford Taurus along with ’99 Daytona ARCA 200 winner Bobby Gerhart (5th in points), Winder, Georgia veteran Mark Gibson, 19-time ARCA winner Bob Schacht, Norm Benning, Joe Cooksey, Curt Piercy, Ron Cox and Cavin Councilor. This year’s event will come in a 2-day format to include Talladega Pole Award Qualifying on Saturday along with the UHL Truck Sales 100 for the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series. Saturday evening festivities include the Washington County Pork Producers Dinner from 5:30 to 7 PM followed by live music from Louisville, Kentucky’s Norman Rocks Well classic rock band. On Sunday, a Jasper Engines & Transmissions on-track Autograph Hour will precede the race from 12 noon to 1 PM with the Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 to follow at 2 PM. 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. Schacht won the last 500-lapper held at Salem on 10/8/89 driving a Buick, the last Buick to win here.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ken Schrader , Shawna Robinson , Frank Kimmel , Bobby Gerhart , Tim Steele , Ron Cox , Mark Gibson , Gary Bradberry , Norm Benning , Brian Ross , Benny Parsons , Bob Schacht
Teams Team Penske , CIP