Salem Speedway Home to Two ARCA Racing Series Races in 2011 (TOLEDO, Ohio) - The ARCA Racing Series will continue its tradition of two annual races at Salem Speedway in 2011, with events scheduled for Sunday, May 1 and Saturday, September ...
Salem Speedway Home to Two ARCA Racing Series Races in 2011
(TOLEDO, Ohio) - The ARCA Racing Series will continue its tradition of two annual races at Salem Speedway in 2011, with events scheduled for Sunday, May 1 and Saturday, September 17.
The races will be the 89th and 90th in ARCA history at the demanding, high-banked 0.555-mile Indiana oval. No other track has hosted as many ARCA Racing Series events since the series' inception in 1953. The first ARCA race at Salem Speedway was held in 1955.
"Salem Speedway is a renowned, historical venue and ARCA's history there dates back to the decade of our origin," said ARCA president Ron Drager. "The fans at Salem give us great support and racing there on a Sunday afternoon in the spring and a Saturday night in the fall gives the fans two perspectives."
Indiana native Frank Kimmel is the all-time leading winner at Salem, with nine victories. Jack Bowsher is second in history with seven wins. Steve Arpin scored his first career win at Salem in April, and New Castle, Ind. native Dakoda Armstrong won in September to become the first driver in 2010 to win in his home state.
"We are certainly excited to have the ARCA Racing Series returning to Salem Speedway in 2011," said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton. "The traditional spring and fall events are a mainstay on the Salem schedule. Through the years the ARCA Racing Series has played a significant role in the storied history of the famed high banks. Drivers from such varied backgrounds as IndyCar, NASCAR and F1 have competed with ARCA on the super-fast Salem oval."
Races at Daytona International Speedway on February 12 and Michigan International Speedway on June 17 have already been announced, and the remainder of the diverse 2011 ARCA Racing Series schedule will be released shortly. Meanwhile, the thrilling 2010 campaign will close Saturday, December 4, with the series' Championship Awards Banquet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky., near Cincinnati.