Thompsons celebrate two decades as Salem Speedway owners PDF Print E-mail
More than just racing was celebrated Saturday night at the Salem Speedway. 
In addition to the full card of racing action, a birthday celebration for track owners Owen and Beverly Thompson was held.
The Eddie Gilstrap Motors Thompson’s 20th Season Celebration, presented by ACE Hardware featured the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks; the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and the Portland Recycling Front Wheel Drive Stocks.
In the Lucas Oil Super Stock division, Brian Bayer turned a lap in 19.85 seconds to earn the title of fast qualifier, but ended up posting a Did Not Start and settled for 23rd.
The runner up for the 2012 and 2013 championships, Shawn Smith of Louisville, posted the win. He outlasted Todd Kempf and Salem’s own Tim Rivers.
Tony Conway and Roger Williams rounded out the top five.
Rounding out the top 10 were: 6. David Frizzell, 7. Justin Bex, 8. Brent Gardiner, 9. Jay Baker and 10. Kyle Hadley.
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In the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks, Nick Wilkerson parlayed a win the eight lap heat race into a first place finish in the ACE Hardware 30.
Wilkerson out lasted Mike Kestler and Jeremy Hopper.
Rounding out the rest of the field were: 4. Justin Davis, 5. Jamie Goodman, 6. Travis Rogers, 7. Richard Huffmon, 8. Brian Ferguson and 9. Todd Whitfield.
In the Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 25, Beau Crawford too home the checkered flag.
Rounding out the top 10 were: 2. Jesse Allen, 3. Dillon Kaelin, 4. Tim Crawford, 5. Wayne Slauter, 6. Carl Higgins Jr., 7. Merlin Stroud, 8. Travis Vaughn, 9. Ricky Pucket, 10. Kevin Vaughn.
The next event will be Saturday, Aug. 9 when the Scott County Visitors Commission, Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial takes to the high banks.
The 55th Annual sprint classic, featuring the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series and the Lucas Oil Great American Stocks
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:35