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Public and police prepare for Salem Super-Nats

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SALEM, Ohio - The track is dry, the sun is high and the forecast is looking good for Super-Nationals at Quaker City Motorsports Park this year.

"You take months and months of planning and it all comes down to something you cannot control which is the weather," says Corey Ward.

Promoters say pre-registrations this year are the highest ever.

"We're looking for record crowds this weekend and we actually, already for Friday noon, we're already at record pace. We're looking forward to this weekend to be a great time," says Ward.

Total attendance could exceed 30,000 people and Goshen Township police will have extra officers at the track.

"We also have extra patrol units out as well as OVI units to keep the traffic safe," Goshen Township Police Chief Steve McDaniel says.

The chief says no alcohol violations will be tolerated.

"Kind of a zero tolerance on the alcohol ... the driving, we've never had a problem. It's always run real smooth," he says.

Burn outs will only be allowed at the track. This year, there will be no sponsored burn-out pit at the Salem Super Cruise and police won't tolerate it on city streets.

"It's a safety issue on the streets. We don't want to end up with a car in the crowd, so we have zero tolerance," says Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott.

Those attending the Super Cruise in Salem will also see increased law enforcement.

"The highway patrol will have a presence around town. They'll be here helping us out. We'll also have some help from the sheriff's department, so there will be a lot of extra patrols out," says Panezott.

The events are a great boost for the Salem area and authorities say they just want all visitors to have an enjoyable and safe weekend.

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