|Grant receives his winner's trophy from Salem Speedway owner|
|It was a beautiful night for ARCA racing; Ken Schrader set fast time|
|Richard Hauck got it wrong coming off of Turn 2 on his first hot lap|
|Josh Williams rim rides in Turn 3; he is 2nd in the season standings|
That seems to have changed over the last few years. Last year for instance, there was only a single caution, which is almost unheard of at Salem! I think there are several reasons for the cleaner action at Salem, not the least of which is the rise in driver talent, especially among the young guns that all seem to have driver development deals with established Sprint Cup teams. These kids are just flat good, and they know how to go fast and keep the equipment clean. I think the quality of the equipment has also improved along with the expertise of mechanics and crews, many of whom are preparing themselves for future Sprint Cup roles. This Salem race there were 12 brand new composite bodied cars with the new Ilmor 396 engines, and tires were in short supply, so everyone really had to conserve their gear to make it the full 200 laps. But it didn't effect the quality of the racing and in fact may have put a premium on race strategy this year, so from that standpoint, it should not be surprising that Grant Enfinger and his GMS racing team came out with another win.
|Bo LeMastus (42) had his best short track finish of 2015 with a ninth|