Sam Mayer and the GMS Racing team was racing with heavy hearts at Salem Speedway this weekend, as a co-worker, Jonathan Morrison, known as "Outlaw," passed away this weekend.
It was supposed to be an off weekend for Harrison Burton, the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver. However, Burton got a call late Saturday night and flew to Salem, Indiana to substitute for Christian Eckes.
JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 2 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, FINISHED 2ND: ON HIS RACE:“It’s tough when you’re not able to compete at the very, very front. We were at the front, but you want to be competing for first (place). That’s disappointing, but we gave it our all today and thought we had a pretty good race for the most part. The Hitachi car was fast, it was just a touch off what other cars had. Alex did a nice job; congrats to Andretti. We had good fuel mileage (and) Chevy did a good job for us. We just were a little short. It’s a good day, it’s just tough when you’re not competing for the win.”
Scott Dixon parked his car right in front of Graham Rahal on pit road in the staging area, following the final lap of the NTT IndyCar Series' annual trip to Long Beach, Calif., because he believed Rahal would lose the final podium position for blocking him on the backstretch.
For eighteen-year-old Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota), his first two seasons in the ARCA Menards Series were fraught with frustration. Coming to the ARCA after a brief but successful career in super late models, Eckes expected to find similar success in the heavier, full-bodied ARCA machinery.
After taking a frustrated second-place finish in Race One at Barber Motorsports Park, Bryan Ortiz relished his run to the top of the Battery Tender® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires® podium in race two—his first victory of the 2019 season.
Discounted tickets to the April 14 ARCA Menards Series Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway are available through April 13 at participating southern Indiana and northern Kentucky Menards locations. The race will serve as the second round of the Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge, an eleven-race series within the overall ARCA Menards Series that crowns a separate champion for races contested on tracks one mile in length and under.
The vehicle you drive represents you best and says “Hello” to everyone even before you even get the chance to speak. If you own a sports car, that says a lot about you, as sports vehicles are symbols of status, prestige, and relate to yachts, expensive watches, and designer suits.