Saturday, September 14, 2019

ARCA Racing at Salem Speedway

ARCA Racing at Salem Speedway

Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200

  • Where: Salem Speedway, Salem, Indiana
  • When: 7 pm ET, Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Television: MAVTV, Live
  • Track Length: 0.555-miles
  • Most Recent Winner: Michael Self, April 14, 2019, 89.887 miles per hour
  • Most Recent Pole Winner: Carson Hocevar, April 13, 2019, 117.027 miles per hour
  • Track Qualifying Record: Chandler Smith, April 22, 2018, 118.618 miles per hour

Venturini Motorsports driver, Michael Self's win at Salem came earlier this year. #ARCA

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 will be the second visit the ARCA Menards Series will make at Salem Speedway in 2019, and the 106th time in series history dating back to Jack Harrison’s win on October 9, 1955.

Sixty-three drivers have won ARCA Menards Series races at Salem. Frank Kimmel leads all drivers with nine, followed by Jack Bowsher with seven, Les Snow, Ramo Stott, and Tim Steele each have four, Jack Harrison, Andy Hampton, Bruce Gould, Dave Dayton, and Tom Hessert III each have three, Bobby Watson, Benny Parsons, Ron Hutcherson, Bob Strait, Ken Schrader, Justin Allgaier, Grant Enfinger, and Christopher Bell all have a pair of wins.

Single-race winners at Salem include Herschel White, Troy Ruttman, Nelson Stacy, Don White, Dick Freeman, Earl Balmer, Jim Cushman, Butch Hartman, Elmer Davis, Roy Wathen, Iggy Katona, Bobby Allison, A. Arnold, Lamarr Marshall, Moose Myers, Brad Malcuit, Marvin Smith, Bob Keselowski, Larry Moore, Bob Brevak, Bob Schacht, Scott Neal, Tobey Butler, Bill Baird, Tracy Leslie, Jason Jarrett, Chad Blount, Joey Miller, Billy Venturini, Blake Bjorklund, Brian Keselowski, Patrick Sheltra, Justin Lofton, Steve Arpin, Dakoda Armstrong, Brennan Poole, Chris Buescher, Alex Bowman, Kyle Benjamin, Dalton Sargeant, Austin Theriault, Christian Eckes, Chandler Smith, and Michael Self.

With the dirt races in the mirror, current ARCA Menards Series Points leader Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota) turns back to short-track asphalt racing for the ARCA Menards Series 107th race at the abrasive, high-banked and high-speed half-mile Salem Speedway. This will be Self’s third start at Salem. His win at the track came during the spring earlier this year. 

Michael Self is Salem Speedway Most Recent #ARCA Winner (April 14, 2019)
Michael Self is Salem Speedway Most Recent ARCA Winner (April 14, 2019)

“I’ve only run Salem twice, but I think it’s one of my most favorite short tracks that I’ve ever raced at. The track has as much character as anywhere with it’s ultra-abrasive and bumpy surface, it’s a handful to drive just to begin with. It always takes a few laps to get re-acclimated to Salem just because it’s so much rougher than anywhere else we go, but that kind of makes it fun. You really have to be on top of your game both mentally and physically. We had a phenomenal Sinclair Oil Toyota here in the Spring, and even though we’re bringing the same car back, it’s going to be warmer and track conditions will probably be different this time around so I’m sure we’ll have some adaptation and work to do, but I’m looking forward to getting back on this track under the lights.” Michael Self

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