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ARCA Removes Salem, Adds Toledo Race for 2020

The ARCA Menards Series made additional changes to the 2020 schedule on Tuesday (Aug. 25), removing the planned October race at Salem Speedway and adding one at Toledo Speedway.

ARCA’s date at Salem in Indiana was struck from the 2020 slate, replaced by a Sept. 12 combination race with the ARCA Menards Series East at Toledo.

“The logistical challenges created by COVID-19 forced us to make some difficult decisions,” ARCA President Ron Drager said in a statement Tuesday. “We are disappointed that we won’t be visiting Berlin Raceway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Salem Speedway this year, but we look forward to bringing the excitement of ARCA Menards Series racing back to those great facilities in the future.”

The 5 p.m. Toledo event will be open to fans in a limited capacity and will count towards both series’ championship standings.

Sam Mayer is the defending winner at the track after sweeping the doubleheader races there on July 31 and Aug. 2.

The ARCA Menards Series’ next event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29, with the Dutch Boy 150 slated for 6 p.m. at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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Tom B

How about Winchester Speedway as a replacement? Toledo needs to improve their Pit Road situation.

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