Fast Track Racing Turning Back the Calendar for Salem Throwback Weekend

Fast Track Racing Turning Back the Calendar for Salem Throwback Weekend

ARCA Racing by Menards driver Ed Pompa has gone into the Fast Track Racing photo album archives for Salem throwback weekend. “I will be running the #11 ‘Milwaukee Crusher Co – Double H Ranch’ Toyota, with the paint scheme from team owner Andy Hillenburg’s 1995 ARCA championship year” said Pompa.” Salem throwback weekend is just a lot of fun: seeing all the older paint schemes revived, plus the fans really get into the throwback theme. Of course 200 laps around Salem under the lights always gets the heart rate up.”

“I decided to run Andy’s 1995 ARCA paint as a sort of ‘thanks’ for what he has done not only for me personally, but for all the other drivers that have come through Fast Tracks’ ARCA program. Having Andy there spotting and giving advice has been instrumental in my driving career”

Pompa says he races for the fun of it, nothing more. “ I didn’t start racing until 2006, at the young age of 43. ARCA has been a place where someone like me can go out and race on the biggest venues with some of the best drivers, young and old. From Daytona and Talladega, to Pocono, Berlin and Salem, it’s the experience of a lifetime. Things to look back on for when I get old(er) and the short term memory goes.”

Pompa’s #11, will be sporting his usual sponsors for Salem throwback weekend: Milwaukee Crusher Co, Turn One Condos, Burt Crane, Pompa Bros. Inc., T-Shirt Graphics, and Frontline Wraps. All of these sponsors help support a very worthwhile charity: Double H Ranch, of Lake Luzerne, NY. All sponsor money for Pompa’s car is donated to the Double H Ranch, a camp dedicated to the support of children dealing with serious medical issues.

With a 14th place finish in last years’ fall Salem race, Pompa hopes to improve for this year. “The short tracks are tough, especially at the start of the race. ARCA rules don’t allow passing on the initial start until you cross the start line. If you’re starting farther back, by the time everyone around

you gets rolling, the leaders are in turn 3. I’ve got to focus on qualifying better. Rolling it back in the trailer with all the fenders on and the wheels pointing in the right direction is top priority.”

“ A huge ‘thank you’ to Rick and Jamie at Frontline wraps for all the work they put in on this project. They really turned this thing around quickly, and the final result is phenomenal.”

Bob J.

I have pictures of that car after it raced at Springfield. Nice paint scheme!