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Great American Racing Series Kicks Off Inaugural Season On May 9 at Historic Salem Speedway
Updated May 1, 2015 7:51 AM | Filed under: Sports
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(SALEM) - The Enthusiast Network announced that CIRCLE TRACK, the largest motorsports media brand focused on short track racing technology, will kick off the inaugural season of the Great American Racing Series on Saturday, May 9 with the Salem 100 at the historic Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana.

CIRCLE TRACK's groundbreaking event series brings together classic oval track race cars and late-model muscle to race on both paved and dirt tracks in a historic quest to win the richest short track championship in the nation. Designed as an affordable form of stock car racing, the series features individual race purses of $30,000, with $5,000 going to the winner, making it both the richest street stock series in the country and the best destination to see future racing stars.

Spectator tickets are on sale now at salemspeedway.com prior to the event and at the Salem Speedway box office on the day of the show: $14 adult advance ticket admission; $16 adult day of show admission

"We are excited to kick off the Great American Racing Series with the Salem 100," said CIRCLE TRACK General Manager Rob Fisher. "We can't think of a better way to open the Great American Racing Series than at the historic Salem Speedway."

The 2015 schedule will consist of six events--two on dirt and four on asphalt-- beginning May 9 at the Salem Speedway in Salem.

Schedule:

  • May 9: Salem Speedway; Salem, IN (PAVED)
  • June 20: Illiana Motor Speedway; Schererville, IN (PAVED)
  • July 18: Kentucky Motor Speedway; Whitesville, KY (PAVED)
  • August 29: Plymouth Speedway; Plymouth, IN (DIRT)
  • October 3: Memphis International Raceway; Memphis, TN (DIRT)
  • October 4: Memphis International Raceway; Memphis, TN (PAVED)

Each race will consist of three distinct segments, creating natural breaks in the action to allow for a more complete experience for the fans.

The format includes solo qualifying runs, followed by qualifying races, and finally a main event. Rules, race procedures, and more information for the Great American Racing Series are available on circletrack.com.

Individuals interested in participating in the Salem 100 competition can download the entry form by visiting ctgars.com.



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