MOORESVILLE, N.C. – August 27, 2015 – Chase Briscoe will make his second ARCA Series presented by Menards start with Cunningham Motorsports at Salem Speedway. In spite of numerous visits to witness USAC and ARCA races at Salem, the 20 year old from nearby Mitchell, Indiana, has never turned any laps on the .555-mile track in southern Indiana, only 20 minutes from his home.
In July, Briscoe made his ARCA Series debut at Lucas Oil Raceway in the No. 72 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, starting fifth and finishing tenth. Throughout the summer he has made a couple of sprint car starts….finishing fifth at the Hoosier Sprint Nationals and eighth at the Sheldon Kinser Memorial. His most recent race last Saturday night at Macon Speedway was rained out.
Briscoe will be guided around the Salem high banks by Crew Chief Mark Rette, who won the 2009 ARCA Racing Series championship with Justin Lofton. Rette currently is a co-owner, with ARCA competitor Terry Jones, of Rette Jones Racing.
As he looks forward to his second start, an excited Briscoe said, “A huge thank you goes out to Briggs (Cunningham), Kerry (Scherer) and everyone at the shop. They sacrifice so much for me and they are all such good people to work with. It will be really special to have such a local presence at Salem. Hopefully, we can go out and get a great finish!”
Practice begins for the one-day Federated Car Care Fall Classic 200 on Saturday, September 19 from 12:30-1:15 EST, followed by final practice from 1:45-2:30. Menards Pole Qualifying is scheduled for 4:00, with 200 laps of racing beginning at 7:15.