Brad Smith Motorsports Press Release
Salem Speedway - Salem, IN
April 02, 2010
APPLIANCEZONE.COM READYING FOR A GREAT DAY AT SALEM
Online Appliance Parts/Accessories Retailer Will Be Presenting Sponsor Of The 2010 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 Taking Place April 11th

Corydon, Indiana – ApplianceZone.com, one of the largest online retailers of appliance parts and accessories, will be presenting sponsor of the 2010 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 taking place April 11th at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana.
The “Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200”, scheduled for Sunday, April 11, is the first short-track race on the 2010 ARCA schedule, following early season events at Daytona International Speedway and the Palm Beach International Raceway road course.Since 1955 a total of 86 ARCA events have been contested on the .555-mile oval.

Former Salem winners in ARCA competition reflect some of the top names in motorsports, including Benny Parsons, Troy Ruttman, Bobby Allison, Ken Schrader, Jack Bowsher, Ramo Stott, Iggy Katona and others.In addition to special signage, promotional giveaways and VIP hospitality track side, the company will also be visible on the oval.

ApplianceZone.com Racing’s #26 car will be driven by ARCA veteran Brad Smith. Many ARCA race fans are familiar with Smith’s terrible accident during a qualifying run at Talladega in 1983. He was severely burned and airlifted to the UAB Burn Center in Birmingham.

With over 212 ARCA starts under his belt since 1983, Smith’s prior finishes at Salem include12th in '88, 18th in '03 , 20th in ’04, 20th and 18th in '06, 16th and 18th in '08 and 18th twice in '09. Smiths, best short-track qualifying run at Salem was 18th in '88.

Smith was voted ARCA’s “Sportsman of the Year” in 2006. Smith has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and also holds Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Suffield University.
He works full time as a cost engineer for Chrysler.

“We’re looking forward to our big day at the Salem track,” Jim Allen, CEO of ApplianceZone.com. “In addition to being part of an ARCA event so close to our home and headquarters in Corydon, there’s the excitement having good friends and business associates joining us to see what Brad might accomplish on his third race of the season.
He’s nosed up close to the front group previously at Salem –but had transmission problems at the Daytona season opener and then had to pull out when it got wet at Palm Beach.
Stuff happens in racing and there’s always that possibility of something going wrong. That’s what makes it so exciting. So many moving parts involved. So many big unknowns.”