Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Event: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic 200

Track: Salem Speedway

Series: ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

Watch It Live: MAVTV, 7:15pm ET

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 55 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Dave Leiner

A Look Back: On September 7th, Self and the Sinclair Oil Toyota team ventured to Lucas Oil Raceway Park but weren’t able to turn a lap due to weather. That race has been postponed until Saturday, October 6th.

A Look Ahead: After a two month break plus a race-weekend rain-out, Self will head to Salem, Indiana this Saturday to make his first start on the historic, high-banked Salem Speedway. Although Self has never competed at Salem, this won’t be his first visit to the track, as he has spotted for current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Justin Haley in two previous ARCA starts at the .5-mile short track.

Self on Salem: “I’m just excited to finally race again this weekend. I got my hopes up for Indy last weekend after the two-month break, only to have that day washed away. Salem looks like a really cool track to drive. Our team was really successful there when I was spotting for Justin, and I think I have a pretty good idea of how to get around the track after working with him, so hopefully I can apply that knowledge and pick up on it quickly. Venturini Motorsports has had a lot of success at Salem, so I’ll definitely be leaning on Billy, the Kimmel’s, and everyone else from the shop that’s turned so many laps around the place.”

About Michael Self: A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Self is an accomplished road racer, four-time Utah State Karting champion, eight-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series winner, and three-time ARCA Racing Series winner. Self has made seven starts in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition, driving for JD Motorsports. He scored a career-best 11th-place finish at Wisconsin’s Road America in 2015. In 2016, he helped guide Justin Haley to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship from the spotter’s stand and as a driver’s coach. Self returned to consistent competition in 2017 and finished fourth in the NKNPSW championship standings with two wins, seven top-fives, and 13 top-10’s in 13 starts, as well as one win, and four top-fives in six ARCA Racing Series starts. Self captured his second career ARCA Racing Series victory in the 2018 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. This year, you can catch Self behind the wheel of the Venturini Motorsports Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry in select ARCA Racing Series events. For live updates and breaking news, follow Self on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.