Salem Notes and Entry List

Full ARCA slate set for Salem Speedway to include pit stop competition with the Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series, ARCA Trucks and an entry from Ken Schrader It's no secret that efficient pit road service at Salem Speedway is mandatory if you want to go to...

Full ARCA slate set for Salem Speedway to include pit stop competition with the Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series, ARCA Trucks and an entry from Ken Schrader It's no secret that efficient pit road service at Salem Speedway is mandatory if you want to go to victory lane. Drivers and crews in the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series will get some extra practice this Saturday, September 11 when the Ronald McDonald House Children Charities Pit Stop Challenge comes to town here at Salem Speedway. Crews will be required to change right side tires and take 5 gallons of fuel; the quickest stop taking the $2,000 top prize, $1,500 for 2nd, $1,000 for 3rd and $500 for 4th. Entrants include point leader Bill Baird, defending champion Frank Kimmel, 19-time ARCA winner Bob Schacht, ’99 Daytona ARCA 200 winner Bobby Gerhart, local favorite Dill Whittymore, leading ARCA rookie contender Ron Cox, DuQuoin winner Jeff Finley, veteran Mark Gibson and Mesquite, Texas driver Chuck Weber.

In addition to the pitstop challenge on Saturday, the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series will make its first-ever appearance at Salem Speedway along with the local support divisions; all this and more as a prelude to the 62nd running of the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200 Sunday afternoon, September 12 at the legendary half-mile, high-banked oval.

Ken Schrader, fresh from a Saturday night NASCAR Winston Cup show under the lights the night before at Richmond, heads up the strong list of entrants who will be in competition Sunday afternoon at Salem Speedway with the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series. Schrader, a 6-time ARCA winner, finished 2nd in the event last year to defending champion Frank Kimmel.

After 17 events in ’99, there have been 10 different winners as well as 7 first-time winners: Bobby Gerhart at Daytona, Bill Baird at Atlanta, Mario Gosselin at Lowe’s, David Keith at Michigan, Blaise Alexander at Toledo, Robbie Pyle at Kil-Kare and Jeff Finley at DuQuoin.

1999 ARCA BONDO/MAR-HYDE SERIES EVENT #18 Salem Speedway, Salem Indiana, 9-12-99 Official Entry List, Eddie Gilstrap Motors 200

CAR                     
NO      DRIVER/RESIDENCE        TEAM & CAR              YEAR & MODEL
0       Richard Hampton/Seymour IN      
        Hoosier Online-Voyager Communications Chevy     98 Monte Carlo
4       David Boggs/Rock Hill SC        
        Power Alliance Pontiac                          98 Grand Prix
5       Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA        
        Kewadin Casinos Chevrolet                       98 Monte Carlo
9       Eric Smith/Bloomington IL       
        Southtown Motorsports Ford                      99 Taurus
10      Curt Piercy/Normal IL   
        GA Rich & Sons Mechanical Chevrolet             98 Monte Carlo
12      Roger Blackstock/Shelby MI      
        Mopar Performance Dodge                         99 Avenger
19      Cavin Councilor/Naples FL       
        Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Chevrolet         98 Monte Carlo
21      Tracy Leslie/Mt Clemens MI      
        Zinsser Paint Products Ford                     97 Thunderbird
23      Ron Cox/Soddy Daisy TN  
        Northgate RV & Parts Chevrolet                  94 Lumina
24      Chuck Weber/Mesquite TX 
        Cardinal Tool Company Chevrolet                 98 Monte Carlo
28      Mike Buckley/Ann Arbor MI       
        ETS-Tico Engines Chevrolet                      98 Monte Carlo
30      Mark Voigt/Marine IL    
        Voigt Racing Chevrolet                          98 Monte Carlo
32      Randy VanZant/Brookville OH     
        Mike's Body Shop Pontiac                        98 Grand Prix
34      Darrell Basham/Henryville IN    
        Sharon Basham Racing Pontiac                    94 Grand Prix
34      Freddie Lewis/Los Angeles CA    
        Watson-Green Motorsports Ford                   97 Thunderbird
39      TBA     
        Roulo Brothers Racing Chevrolet                 98 Monte Carlo
40      Andy Belmont/Penndel PA 
        America Online-York Heating & Cooling Ford      99 Taurus
42      Tim Bainey/Osceola Mills PA     
        Falcone-Jim & Judie Motorpsorts Chevrolet       98 Monte Carlo
44      Bill Flowers/Powder Springs GA  
        Cole Young Racing Pontiac                       94 Grand Prix
46      Frank Kimmel/Jeffersonville IN  
        Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet                    98 Monte Carlo
48      James Hylton/Inman SC   
        James Hylton Racing Ford                        97 Thunderbird
51      Joe Cooksey/Centralia IL        
        Maurtco Powder Coating Chevrolet                98 Monte Carlo
52      Bill Baird/Sturgis KY   
        Saturn Machine-Spee Dee Pop-Valvoline Chevy     98 Monte Carlo
55      Anthony Hill/Carrollton FL      
        Anthony Hill Grading Ford                       97 Thunderbird
56      Dill Whittymore/Seymour IN      
        Mt Olive Pickles Chevrolet                      98 Monte Carlo
59      Mark Gibson/Winder GA   
        JaniKing Ford                                   99 Taurus
67      Brian Ross/Plymouth IN  
        Biomet-EBI Chevrolet                            98 Monte Carlo
71      TBA     
        Engineered Components Chevrolet                 98 Monte Carlo
73      George Glick/Grove City OH      
        Valley Crossing Ford                            97 Thunderbird
75      Bob Schacht/Mooresville NC      
        Engineered Components Ford                      99 Taurus
81      Robbie Pyle/Columbus OH 
        Fast Racing Engines Dodge                       99 Avenger
83      Jeff Finley/Lansing MI  
        Dura Lube Chevrolet                             98 Monte Carlo
84      Norm Benning/Pittsburgh PA      
        Coachmen RV-Car Mate Trailers Chevrolet         98 Monte Carlo
85      Wes Russell/Muncie IN   
        Gerhart-Russell Racing Chevrolet                98 Monte Carlo
98      Nate Monteith   
        Axess Pontiac                                   96 Grand Prix
99      Ken Schrader/Concord NC 
        Oakwood Homes-QuicShine-Bob's Candies Chevy     98 Monte Carlo
06      Drew White/Whiteslane FL        
        Axess Chevrolet                                 98 Monte Carlo

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Series ARCA
Drivers Ken Schrader , Mike Buckley , Blaise Alexander , Frank Kimmel , Andy Belmont , Bobby Gerhart , Chuck Weber , Darrell Basham , Ron Cox , Mark Gibson , James Hylton , Norm Benning , Brian Ross , Bill Baird , Bob Schacht