Road racing returns to Salem Speedway Oct. 4

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Strong field on competitors expected for 2nd annual Redneck Enduro 100 on the Roval

 SALEM, Ind. – Road racing returns to Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4th, as the second annual Redneck Enduro 100 on the Roval takes center stage on the tricky half-mile layout.

The 100-lap event for the Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks utilizes both the infield short-track and a portion of the half-mile high banks.  Drivers navigate the road course, which includes both left and right-hand turns, from the high banked track to the short-track and back.

“It’s a challenging layout with a mixture of tight turns and high speed areas,” said track general manager Richard Deaton.  “The track design keeps the competition close and provides plenty of exciting side-by-side and nose-to-tail racing.”

One of those excited about the upcoming race is Derrick Bradshaw of Shepherdsville, Ky., who has won two of the three Roval races contested at Salem to date.  He is also the defending Redneck Enduro 100 winner.

“I would love to come back and win again,” said the 27-year-old Bradshaw, who won the inaugural Salem Roval race in June of 2013.

“It was the best race that I have ever been in,” said the former two-time Jeffersonville Sportsdrome Speedway track champion.  “The race was everything that I expected and more.  When I hit the high banks it was like (awesome).” 

Bradshaw can expect plenty of competition on Sunday from the likes of 2015 Salem Speedway Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive champion Jesse Allen of Lanesville, Ind., and Sportsdrome Speedway champion James Blanchard of Louisville.  The 17-year-old Blanchard won nine feature events on his way to the 2015 track championship.

A number of drivers that don’t regularly race at Salem, including out-of-state teams, have inquired about the Redneck Enduro 100 and indicated their intentions of competing on Sunday.  

A healthy field of 40 cars was on hand for the inaugural Redneck Enduro 100 in 2013.

The 2014 race, which was scheduled for early November, was cancelled due to unseasonably cold temperatures on race weekend.

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will again be giving away free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off tickets to several lucky fans, age 18 and older, throughout the day on October 4th.

Spectator gates open at 11 a.m. on Sunday (Oct. 4), with practice at 11:00, followed by racing at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

Advance general admission tickets are priced at just $10 for adults and $3 for children, age 7-12.  Kids, age 6 and under, are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  You can purchase tickets on-line at www.salemspeedway.com or call 812-883-6504 or 1-888-246-7223.