On September 10th the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will return to Salem Speedway for the 100th ARCA race at the famed high bank half mile in Indiana. With Alabama’s Bobby Allison serving as the Grand Marshall for the Fall Classic, Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his Mobile, Alabama based raced team will salute the Allisons with a special Davey Allison paint scheme.
Praytor’s Salem paint scheme is a drastic departure from his normal black base to a white base throwback to Allison’s 1984 ARCA Rookie of the Year car. (inset)
“If you grow up racing in Alabama, the Alabama Gang is legendary. Allison, Farmer, Bonnet they put Hueytown and Alabama on the racing map,” said Praytor. “Really pumped up Mr. Bobby is going to be the Grand Marshall, maybe he can give me a few pointers on getting around Salem.”
The original Allison Scheme was a Miller High Life Scheme that has been altered to Moose High Life for the 100th ARCA running at Salem.
“We have been working on this project for months, Don Radebough at ARCA really helped out with some old pics from the archives, Advanced Collision painted the car and the guys at CGS Imaging went through a pain staking process of replicating the graphics. About the only thing we didn’t get was a Buick nose.”
The celebration of the 100th running of the ARCA Series at Salem begins on Friday morning September 9th with a golf tournament followed by a hauler parade in the afternoon for the teams to unload at the race track.
On track activity for the Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic presented by Meadow View/Salem Crossing is Saturday, with the Green flag at 7:00 CST. The race will be broadcast live on the American Sports Network or on americansportsnet.com. Live timing and scoring on arcaracing.com.