ARCA RACING SERIES – RACE 3 OF 20 –SALEM SPEEDWAY
TRACK FACTS: Located in southern Indiana this high banked .555-mile oval has also been referred to as a “mini Bristol”. Salem Speedway has hosted ARCA competitors since 1955 and has provided race fans with thrilling, fast action-edge of your seat racing.
JARED ON RETURNING TO SALEM SPEEDWAY: Jared commenting, “We had such a great test at Salem, we learned a lot and I know Wayne and the guys have given me a great car for this race. I feel you can never have too many laps on a track like Salem. After everything I learned from the test I hope I have gained as much information as many of the drivers who have much more experience on this track. I’m really excited about going back to race; it’s where we had our best finish last year.”
TEAM TMR ON SALEM SPEEDWAY: The third appearance for this sophomore SRT Motorsports development team. Early in the month Jared and the team tested for 2 full days- fine tuning their primary and backup cars. Crew chief Wayne Carroll very satisfied with the test comments “We learned a lot in our two-day test at Salem Speedway. Jared really likes the track and we are going there to bring one home this time!”
TMR CHASSIS #004: a.k.a. The Drag Wagon, this TMR chassis was the chosen favorite for this race. In 2011 this chassis gave TMR its first top 10 finish at Chicagoland Motor Speedway.
JARED FAST FACTS: Currently sitting 16th in points after his first race of the season at Mobile International Speedway having a strong 8th place finish. Salem Speedway is the home of his best ARCA finish (4th) in his first ever attempt at this very tricky track.
JARED’S FUN FACTS: In between ARCA races and juggling schoolwork Jared has kept his schedule busy testing and racing his late model car at Hickory Motor Speedway. Qualifying his Dodge Charger in at 2nd for the Easter Bunny 150 Jared earned himself a stellar 7th place finish after a hard charge effort -gaining 14 positions in the final laps of the race. Jared also spent a weekend shooting a music video for the “Undertaker” song that was created for his character in an upcoming reality show.
RACE INFORMATION: The schedule for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 begins Saturday, April 28th with two rounds of practice from 12:00-12:45 and 1:15-2:00PM followed by Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 3:30PM. An On-Track Autograph Session will be held Sunday, April 29th from 11:30-12:30PM followed by the start of the race at 2:15PM EST.
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