The 2015 season at Salem Speedway fueled by the Hoosier Lottery kicks off on Sunday, April 12th.
Salem, IN April 6- Salem Speedway fueled by the Hoosier lottery kicks off its 69th year of exsistence on Sunday, April 12th, with four divisions sharing the famed racing facility for an afternoon of on-track action.
The season opening event features the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks and Midwest Thunder Roadster on the half-mile high banks, with the O'Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks competing on the quarter-mile infield oval.
The afternoon activities will be topped off with the inaugural Hossier Lottery 75, the biggest early season race of the year for the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks.
"We're certainly excited to get the season started," says track manager Richard Deaton. "We have four exciting divisions on tap with racing on both the famed high banks and the infield oval."
The Hoosier Lottery 75 brings together some of Kentuckiana's finest pavement drivers and race teams, as the Lucas Oil Great American Stock division kicks-off its 23rd seaon at Salem.
Heading the list of expected entries for the Hoosier Lottery 75 is defending track champion Shawn Smith of Louisville, one of the most consistent drivers on the high banks in the recent years.
Smith knows that the competition will be stout on Sunday with the likes of former Great American Stock champions Brian Bayer,Ind., Chuck Barnes SR of Louisville, David Bayens of Memphis Ind., and Tony Conway of louisville all expeted to be on hand.
Other top drivers expected include Todd Kempf of Huntingburg, Ind., Kyle Hadley of Louisville, Roger Williams of St. Paul, Ind., and Tim Rivers of Salem, among others.
Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will be giving away Hoosier lottery prize packs to several lucky fans, age 18 and older, throughtout the day on Sunday.
Spectator gates open and practice gers underway at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 12th, with qualifications at 12:15p.m. and the first race rolling off at 1:30 p.m.
Advance general admission tickets, prices at $12 for adults and $3 for children 7-12, are currently selling and can be purchased online at www.salemspeedway.com or by calling 812-883-6504 or toll free 1-800-246-7223