Nationally known stunt man “Tricky” Travelstead headlines Saturday's Salem Speedway action PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:00

 

Nationally known stunt man “Tricky” Travelstead brings his breathtaking brand of entertainment to Salem Speedway on Saturday night, July 31st, as he headlines the Casey’s General Store Night of Thrills, presented by the Country Kitchen Buffet & Catering.

Travelstead, a veteran stunt performer that has traveled throughout the United States and Canada for more than 30 years, will thrill fans with such daring stunts as the “car explosion body burn”, the “steel wall crash” and the death defying “trailer crash”.

The famous “trailer crash” involves Travelstead driving a vehicle at high speed off a ramp and through a parked camper.

“Tricky may very well be the center of attention for many of the young fans in attendance on July 31st,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton, “but some great racing action is also on tap.”

The Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks will be racing on the high banks, while the Salem Speedway Pure Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Stocks are set to share the new quarter-mile infield oval.

“This is a great night of family entertainment with our lowest ticket prices of the season,” said Deaton.

When the Lucas Oil Super Stocks return to Salem Speedway for the Casey’s General Store Night of Thrills, presented by the Country Kitchen Buffet & Catering, defending champion, Frank Kimmel II of Borden, Ind., will be attempting to protect a precarious three point advantage (304-301) over Louisville’s Tony Johnson in the current standings.

Former track champion, Chris French of Vine Grove, Ky., is third in the standings with 274 points, while Rookie of the Year candidate, David Frizzell of Jeffersonville is just two points back (272) in fourth.  Veteran Louisville racer Jerry Norris (262) rounds out the top five.

Second generation driver Winston Wood of Bloomington and defending Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stock champion, Brian Bayer of Birdseye, Ind., are locked in a tight battle for the top spot in the street stock standings.  Wood, who captured the first two races of the season, leads Bayer, winner of race number three, by just eight points (307-299).

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 July 2010 06:08
 
ASA cancels Saturday's race card at Salem Speedway PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Thursday, 08 July 2010 00:00

 

ASA Late Model Series officials notified Salem Speedway management on Thursday morning that the ASA Late Model Series Summer Shootout, scheduled for Saturday, July 10th, has been cancelled due to what was expected to be a low late model car count.

The ASA Late Model Series was the promoter of the planned Summer Shootout through a track lease agreement with Salem Speedway.

The USARacing Pro Cup Series was originally scheduled to promote the event before pulling out of their lease agreement with the track earlier this year.  The ASA Late Model Series then stepped in as promoter of the race before cancelling the weekend event on Thursday.

We’re certainly disappointed with the cancellation of the planned Summer Shootout,” said Salem Speedway general manager Richard Deaton.  “Unfortunately this is a sign of the times as many traveling race teams continue to struggle with expenses.”

The Lucas Oil Super Stock and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stock races originally scheduled for Saturday will be rescheduled for later in the season.

Racing returns to the high banks of Salem Speedway on Saturday night, July 31st, as nationally known stunt man “Tricky” Travelstead headlines the Night of Thrills, presented by Paoli Pizzaria.

The Lucas Oil Super Stocks, Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks, Salem Speedway Pure Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Stocks will provide the racing action and Travelstead will thrill the fans with an array of death defying car crashes and explosions.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 July 2010 13:19
 
Registered sex offender busted trying to meet minor PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 00:00

A Washington County teen had the where with-all to tell her parents when a volunteer in her youth group obtained her cell number and allegedly tried to engage in sexual conduct.
Brian S. Morris, 30, Pekin, allegedly met the teen while working as a chaperon at a local church’s youth event.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 July 2010 14:02
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Salem man charged with sexual misconduct PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 July 2010 00:00

Late Thursday evening, July 1, a trooper from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the City of Salem arrested Josh L. Anderson, 21, of South Mill Street in Salem.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 July 2010 14:02
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It’s Almost the Middle of Summer Break! Think YMCA Day Camp PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 June 2010 00:00

WOW! I bet the kids at your house are starting to get bored! We have a solution!
YMCA Summer Day Camp! The kids won’t be bored the rest of the summer! My guess is….they won’t even use the word “bored” ever again!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2010 11:49
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