The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

ARCA RE/MAX factsheet, Salem

Continual updates to Salem entry, plus much more, at, and

Don Radebaugh
ARCA PR/Media director cell (419) 467-0800


Sun Sept 9
TRACK:    Salem Speedway, .555-mile paved oval
LOCATION:  Salem, Indiana
DISTANCE:  111 Miles (200 laps)
SERIES:  Event #20 of the 2001 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTERS:  Owen & Beverly Thompson (812) 883-6504, PR – Richard Deaton
SCHEDULE: Sat, Sept 8: Practice 11:20 AM – 1 PM, Old Milwaukee Pole
Qualifying at 2 PM (2 laps) followed by 30 minute final practice
 Sun, Sept 9: Driver autograph session noon – 1 PM followed by race
start at 2 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $94,073 in prize, point and contingency money

Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76
Racing Gas.

ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS:  Amerex Fire Suppression Systems, Amkus Rescue
Tools, Auto Value Parts Stores, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality
Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High
Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches &
Regulators, Hawk Brake, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters,
Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police
Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Producers Council, Old Milwaukee
Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp.

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:  ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Bilstein
Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Carrera Shocks, Clevite Engine Parts, CV
Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade,
Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs
Electronics, JE Pistons, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation,
Lowe Lug Nuts, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties,
Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Pro Cylinder Heads,
Pro Shocks, Quarter Master,, Raceline Precision
Products, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers
Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race
Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz
Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering.

TELEVISION:  Speedvision – Airs Sept 21 at 9 PM; Sept 22 at 1 AM; Sept
24 at 12 noon. All times Eastern.
RECORDS: Qualifying:  Gary Bradberry, 1994, 16.785 seconds (119.035 mph)

Race:  Les Snow, 1968, 85.913 mph

NOTES OF INTEREST:  The Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic will by
the 67th appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Salem. Salem has been a
staple on the RE/MAX Series schedule since 1955 when Jack Harrison won
the inaugural event in a Ford. Jack Bowsher is the all-time Salem winner
with 5 wins while local favorite Frank Kimmel and Tim Steele trail in
that category with 4 victories each. Former RE/MAX Series and Winston
Cup champion Benny Parsons has 2, as does veteran Bob Strait. Additional
notable RE/MAX Series winners at Salem include Winston Cup champion
Bobby Allison, 6-time RE/MAX Series champion Iggy Katona, ’52 Indy 500
winner Troy Ruttman, USAC stock car veteran Don White and Winston Cup
regular Ken Schrader to name a few. Schrader, an 8-time ARCA RE/MAX
Series winner, won at Salem in ’99. Schrader has entered a Federated
Auto Parts Pontiac for this year’s classic, however, because of a
Winston Cup commitment at Richmond Int’l Raceway on Saturday, 99 ARCA
RE/MAX champ Bill Baird will qualify Schrader’s car. Kimmel (98 & 00)
and Tracy Leslie (88) are the only former ARCA RE/MAX champions entered
for the race. Shelby Howard, who turned 16 on July 25, 2001, will become
the youngest driver in the 49-year history of the ARCA RE/MAX Series
when the Greenwood IN driver debuts in the Lucas Oil-Mack Trucks
sponsored Chevy Monte Carlo. Jason Jarrett, son of 99 Winston Cup champ
Dale Jarrett, will make his second appearance at Salem. Jarrett,
currently 2nd in points, finished 4th here in the Spring. Current point
leader Kimmel has won 8 races so far this year including last time out
on the DuQuoin IL dirt-mile. In addition, Kimmel has led 1,146 laps in
17 races in 2001.