ARCA Menards driver Ed Pompa and Andy Hillenburg’s Fast Track Racing Team won the inaugural Jack Harrison trophy at Salem Speedway Saturday night. The newly created award, named for ARCA’s first Salem Speedway winner Jack Harrison, is for the winner of the fan vote for “best throwback scheme”.
Pompa’s throwback was based on the 1997 Darrell Waltrip ‘chrome car’. “I started working with Frontline Wraps in January on this project. Apparently there is only one manufacturer that still makes the chrome vinyl, so it took a while to get. We knew it was going to be a wild throwback, but when Rick finished…wow. Better than expected. I figured it would grab attention, and get more exposure for all the sponsors on the car, plus The Double H Ranch. During the on-track autograph session, everyone who walked by commented what a great looking throwback it was. Thanks to all the fans at Salem Speedway for voting this the ‘best throwback scheme’. We all had a lot of fun with it. Darrell Waltrip also loved that the chrome car was back!”
“Thanks to ARCA for creating this very special engraved glass trophy. It’s cool to be the first winner of this award. I told Charlie Krall during my interview after the vote that ‘I know this will be the only trophy I would win at Salem’. Tough track, hungry young drivers, tough competition, but a great place to race. A lot of fun.”