Battle at the Banks Autocross set for May 5 at Salem Speedway

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 SALEM, Ind. – One of the biggest AutoCross events in the Midwest is set for this Saturday at Salem Speedway, as upwards of 100 plus cars are expected for the inaugural “Battle at the Banks” 

The $1,000 to win event, with a guaranteed payoff to the top 16 participants, will be contested on a course utilizing both the infield short-track and the famed high banks.

The event is open to any domestic vehicle with proper registration.  The vehicle must be licensed to drive on the highway.

An all day cruise-in is also part of the “Battle at the Banks” festivities.

The event; sponsored by Ridetech, Good Guys Rod & Custom, No Limit Engineering, Cale Kern Hot Rods and Travis Kern Racing Engines; gets underway at 8 a.m. with the fastest 32 runoff set for approximately 4:30 p.m.  The Cruise-in is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $5 with pit passes $20.

For more information go to  www.battleatthebanks.net or call 812-275-2365.



Salem Speedway management announced a line-up change today for the upcoming Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest presented by Salem True Value Hardware to be held on Saturday night, May 19th.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control the Top Speed Modified Tour is no longer scheduled as part of the Casey’s General Store Spring Speed Fest”, said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “We were notified of a potential problem within the series a few weeks back, but were holding out hope a solution could be worked out, however that is no longer a possibility.”

“We apologize to our fans for this change in plans, as we look forward to a great event with expanded racing for our Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.”

The Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, which had 27 cars on hand for the season opening race this past weekend, will be running a 75-lap main event on May 19th.  The popular division will also have a special 25-lap “Wild Card” feature.  Details for the “Wild Card” feature will be released in the next few days.

The O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks, Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks and the second annual “Faster Pastor Race” are also a part of the action-packed night that will be topped off with a gigantic fireworks show in tribute to our military on Armed Forces Day.

Special military displays are planned at the track for the May 19th event.