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  • Salem Speedway kicks off the 2012 season with short-track practice

     SALEM, IN – The first official 2012 Salem Speedway on-track action is set to unfold on Saturday afternoon with a three-hour practice period.

    The short-track test and tune session is open to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks and any other racing divisions scheduled to compete on the infield quarter-mile oval during the 2012 season.

    Pit gates open at 10 a.m., with practice from noon to 3 p.m.

  • NASCAR News and Notes: 02/29/12

      Kenseth An Elite Performer – In Any Era

    Matt Kenseth. Under the radar no longer.

    His second Daytona 500 victory, a straight-up, I’m-faster-than-you performance in arguably the most unique of the race’s 54 editions, confirms the popular Wisconsin veteran’s status among the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series elite competitors in the current era – and arguably in any era.

  • 2012 Salem Speedway practice dates released

     SALEM, IN – The dates for Salem Speedway’s annual pre-season test & tune sessions have been released reports track management.  The short-track test is set for Saturday, March 24th with the high banks practice scheduled for Saturday, April 7th.

    The March 24th practice is only for divisions scheduled to compete on the Salem Speedway short-track during the 2012 season and the April 7th date is exclusively for cars racing on the half-mile oval during the upcoming season.

  • Traditional events headline action-packed 2012 Salem Speedway schedule

     SALEM, IN, January 9 – Salem Speedway enters its 66th year of existence in 2012 with an action-packed line-up, featuring both the .555-mile high banked oval and the quarter-mile infield track.

    The 2012 schedule, that includes 12 events and 14 days of on-track action, reflects an increased emphasis on “special events” with a continuing commitment to local and regional divisions. 

  • All-Star lineup at Salem Speedway's 23rd annual Halloween 200

     SALEM, IN, October 20 – Salem Speedway will be the destination for a diverse field of championship winning race teams and drivers on October 29-30, as the 23rd annual Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco Halloween 200 unfolds on the 33-degree high banks.  Following is a partial listing of championship drivers that have already filed entries for the $5,000 to win street stock classic:  

  • Ron Hornaday Jr. Scores 50th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ron Hornaday Jr., the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series only four-time champion, posted his record-extending 50th victory in the Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

    Hornaday, from Palmdale, Calif., is the only active, full-time competitor whose career dates to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural event at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 5, 1995. He won the Keystone Light Pole for that race and collected his first victory two months later at Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park.

  • Tight races as teams prepare for season championship at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, IN, Sept. 26 – Season championships will be on the line when racing returns to Salem Speedway on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd.

    The Scott County Visitors Commission Season Championship event marks the final points race of the year for all four Salem Speedway divisions – Lucas Oil Super Stocks, Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Great American Stocks, Global Assembly Pure Stocks and Six Sigma Front Wheel Drive Stocks.

  • Salem Speedway Point Standings

      A list of point standings for the 2011 Salem Speedway racing series.

    Lucas Oil Super Stocks

    1.   Todd Kempf, 501, Huntingburg, IN

    2.   Chris French, 495, Vine Grove, KY

    3.   Tony Johnson, 470, Louisville, KY

    4.   Mike Sharp, 467, Cox’s Creek, KY

    5.   Jerry Norris, 446, Louisville, KY

     

    Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Great American Stocks

    1.   David Bayens, 594, Memphis, IN

  • Kimmel II makes first ARCA start at Salem Speedway Sep. 17

     MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Frank Kimmel II, son of nine-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion Frank Kimmel, has had Saturday, September 17 circled on his calendar for a long time. 

    The third-generation driver will take the green flag at Salem Speedway for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic by Federated Car Care, piloting the Cunningham Motorsports No. 77 Ford Fusion to the first full ARCA Racing Series race of his career.  

  • Sep. 16 Night on the Square in Salem

     SALEM, IN, Sept. 7 – The biggest racing weekend of the season at Salem Speedway kicks-off on Friday night, Sept. 16th with the annual “Friday Night On The Square” street festival in downtown Salem.