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Matt Lofton No. 16 Strutmasters.com Salem Speedway Pre-Race Report

Monday September 17, 2012


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 12, 2012) – Matt Lofton and the No. 16 Strutmasters.com, Coulter Motorsports Chevrolet team head to historic Salem, I.N., this weekend for the ever-festive ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic by Federated Car Care 200.

Salem is a town often revered for its strong historical presence, seeing events such as Morgan’s Raid, an 1863 Confederate takeover of the beautiful downtown area and the building of one of nearly 2,00 prestigious Carnegie Libraries in the United States. Adding to the history was the opening of then infamous Salem Speedway in 1947. Shortly after the first checkered flag waved, the high-banked, action packed .555-mile speedway began hosting the ARCA Racing Series in 1955. Adding yet another notch to the sleepy little town’s repertoire, ESPN hosted their first televised motorsports broadcast, a sprint car race, from Salem Speedway in 1979 the Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial.

While Saturday evening’s race marks 2012 Rookie of the Year contender Lofton’s second visit to the rough and tough track, he is prepared for the high speed, tight-knit racing. Growing up racing throughout the Southeast, Lofton has battled some of the toughest short-track veterans and tracks to date, earning respect all along the way. While full of hard love and tough at times, Lofton always prevailed, staying consistent and earning top finishes at most every track he visited.

Coulter Motorsports has prepared chassis No. 13, referred to as “JJ” for this weekend’s spectacle. A top short-track car in Coulter Motorsports’ stable, Lofton last raced “JJ” at Madison International Speedway.

Racing action from Salem Speedway kicks off Saturday with practice from 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying follows suit at 4 p.m. and the green flag is set to wave over the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic by Federated Car Care 200 at 7:15 p.m. (All times Eastern.)


You can also get LIVE updates wherever Coulter Motorsports travels by following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CoulterMtrsprts and

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CoulterMotorsports

Also please be sure to support Coulter Motorsports sponsors at:

Rip It Energy Fuel: www.RipItEnergy.com

Shell Shock: http://shellshock.homestead.com/

Wiley X: www.wileyx.com

Tempest Cycles: www.tempestcycles.com

About Strutmasters.com:

Strutmasters.com builds automotive struts and springs for cars and SUVs equipped with air suspension. They also provide both replacement air ride suspension parts, including air springs, air struts, compressors, air bag suspension and dryers, and conversion kits that, convert your car to high quality passive suspension systems. Air shocks, air springs, air struts and other air ride suspension parts wear out. Strutmasters.com gives you the option of replacing them with top quality passive suspension parts engineered to fit your specific application. They have been designing and building suspension kits and conversions since 1999 when they produced their first Lincoln air suspension kit. Strutmasters.com also maintains a fleet of test cars that they try out new products on.

About Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF):


The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501© 3 agency. DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research. DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children. The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. DGF is an official charity of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation.

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