Cup Stock Car Series Adds to Salem Speedway’s Storied History in 2019
Indiana (December 17, 2018) – The Hoosier State has held a major presence
within the Super Cup Stock Car Series since its inception.
Four drivers have earned a total of eight wins and one championship over
an 11-year period, yet not one race has been able to take place in Indiana to
date. That will all change on
Saturday, July 27.
For the first time, Salem
Speedway will host the drivers and their 3,300 pound, 600 horsepower stock cars
that tell stories dating back to their Pro Cup, ARCA, and even NASCAR roots,
bringing a unique variety of short track racing on a summer night during the
facility’s 73rd season of operation.
certainly pleased to bring the Super Car Stock Car Series to the high banks of
Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery,” Richard Deaton, track General
Manager, said. “This
southern-based series, featuring steel-bodied stock cars, is a perfect fit for
the historic Salem oval. We are
pleased to be hosting the inaugural Indiana event for this exciting stock car
The 0.555-mile oval is
renowned for its fast 33-degree banked corners and its significant history with
countless legends of the sport attempting to achieve victory.
Almost half of 2018’s Daytona 500 field competed at Salem one time or
another prior to moving up the ranks. 2018
SCSCS champion Bob
Schacht won a 500-lap race
there nearly 30 years ago.
Expanding further into the
Midwest has been a substantial goal SCSCS officials have worked toward in
recent years and will be realized in 2019.
It will additionally serve as a homecoming of sorts as multiple series
regulars, those who have joined the series in recent years, and those who have
shown interest in participating have all competed in previous stock car events
at the speedway.
“We've had several calls
from that part of the country asking if we would consider racing there,” Joe
Schmaling, series Director of Competition, noted.
“Salem had inquiries as well and decided to pursue a relationship with
our series. This speedway is part
of our past and present. We expect
several cars from the area to join us in July.
This is what happens when people work together for a single purpose.”
as well as fans traveling from outside the area will be assured a memorable
inaugural appearance at the racetrack, but are also virtually within a
stone’s throw of downtown Indianapolis to the north and Louisville, Kentucky
to the south. For those looking for
some solitude following an adventurous Saturday, a multitude of recreation is
offered throughout the Hoosier National Forest less than an hour away.
While further precise
information regarding race format and added offers and chances for fan, driver,
and team participation remain in the development stages, any businesses or
individuals interested in partnering for this highly-anticipated occasion are
encouraged to inquire with Joe Schmaling at JoeSCSCS@gmail.com.
More information regarding
each event and a full 2019 schedule will be available as the start of the new
season approaches at www.supercupstockcarseries.com.
Be sure to stop by Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter
(@SCSCSRacing), and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing) for updates and announcements that
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