FAST FACTS: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200

FAST FACTS: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200

FAST FACTS: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200

WHAT: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200
SANCTION: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
WHERE: Salem Speedway fueled by the Hoosier Lottery
TRACK LENGTH: 0.555 miles
RACE LENGTH: 200 laps/111 miles
WHEN: 7 pm ET/Live on MAVTV
2017 WINNER: Austin Theriault, 86.300 miles per hour
2017 POLE: Zane Smith, 117.709 miles per hour
TRACK RECORD: Gary Bradberry, 16.785 seconds/119.035 mph, September, 1994

  • The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 is the 18th race of 20 on the 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. It is also the tenth round of the 2018 Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge, an eleven-race championship-within-a-championship that takes place on tracks one-mile in length and less throughout the season. The final SCSTC race remaining on the schedule will be the rescheduled Shore Lunch 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway on October 6.
  • The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 marks the second of threes time the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will visit Indiana in 2018. Illinois hosts more ARCA events than any other state with four; it joins Indiana (3), Michigan (2), and Pennsylvania (2) as the only states with multiple ARCA events in 2018; Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin play host to single series events throughout the season.
  • There have been 103 previous ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races held at Salem Speedway dating back to 1955. Winners include: Frank Kimmel,9, Jack Bowsher ,7, Les Snow, 4, Tim Steele, 4, Ramo Stott, 4, Bruce Gould, 3, Andy Hampton, 3, Jack Harrison, 3, Justin Allgaier, 2, Christopher Bell, 2, Dave Dayton, 2, Tom Hessert, 2, Shelby Howard, 2, Ron Hutcherson, 2, Benny Parsons, 2, Bob Strait, 2, Bobby Watson, 2, and single event winners Bobby Allison, A. Arnold, Dakoda Armstrong, Steve Arpin, Bill Baird, Earl Balmer, Kyle Benjamin, Blake Bjorklund, Chad Blount, Alex Bowman, Bob Brevak, Chris Buescher, Tobey Butler, Jim Cushman, Elmer Davis, Dick Freeman, Butch Hartman, Jason Jarrett, Iggy Katona, Bob Keselowski, Brian Keselowski, Tracy Leslie, Justin Lofton, Brad Malcuit, LaMarr Marshall, Joey Miller, Larry Moore, Moose Myers, Scott Neal, Jerry Norris, Brennan Poole, Troy Ruttman, Dalton Sargeant, Bob Schacht, Patrick Sheltra, Ken Schrader, Marvin Smith, Nelson Stacy, Austin Theriault, Billy Venturini, Roy Wathen, Don White, Hershel White.
  • The deepest in the field anyone has come to win was 18th, by Tracy Leslie in 2000.
  • The race has been won from the General Tire Pole 27 times, most recently in April 2004 by Frank Kimmel.
  • The record for lead changes at Salem Speedway is 14, set in 1995 in a race won by Tim Steele.
  • The record for most cautions at Salem Speedway is 13, five times, in 1998, both races in 2004, September 2005, and September 2006. The record for most laps under caution was set in 1989, in a 500-lap event won by Bob Schacht, when 109 circuits were run under the yellow. The record for a 200-lap event is 78, set in April 1998 in a race won by Frank Kimmel.
  • The record for the fewest cautions at Salem Speedway is 1, set in September 2014 in a race won by Tom Hessert III. The record for fewest laps under caution, 8, was also set in September 2014.
  • The fastest race was 2014 when Tom Hessert III won at an average speed of 95.746 miles per hour.
  • The race has been extended to overtime 13 times, most recently in 2014 in a race won by Grant Enfinger.
  • Local racing legend Charlie Glotzbach, who won four times in the NASCAR Cup Series and eight times in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, will serve as the Grand Marshall for the Kentuckiana Ford Dealer Fall Classic 200.
  • There have been a total of 98 cautions so far in the 2018 ARCA season, for an average of 5.75 per race; the total number of laps under caution so far is 604, for an average of 35.52 per race.
  • There have been a total of 142 lead changes so far in 2018 for an average of 8.35 per race. Twenty-five drivers have led at least one lap so far this season; Chandler Smith has led the most at 564.
  • The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 at Salem Speedway. Practice is set for 1 pm ET, with General Tire Pole Qualifying slated for 4 pm ET, the one-hour on-track driver autograph session is set for 5:45 pm ET, and the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 will go green at 7:15 pm ET. The race will be televised live on MAVTV; ARCARacing.com will have live timing & scoring, track updates, and scanner audio throughout the day for registered users.

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