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Salem gets ready for hot rod fans

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SALEM, Ohio -

Tens of thousands of car enthusiasts will be in Salem this weekend for two big events, the Steel Valley Super Nationals and Salem's Super Cruise.

People are already preparing for Friday's start to the Steel Valley Super Nationals at Quaker City Motorsports Park.

Hot road fans come from miles away to take part in drag racing and burnouts. Others come just to see the cars and watch all the action.

Last year 36,000 people jammed into the park. This year, more people are expected due to the popularity of two rockers set to perform on different days, Vince Neil and Bret Michaels.

Corey Ward from Steel Valley, says "They were aware of the event, Vince and Bret both are hot rod guys I wouldn't be surprised if you saw them on the track or saw them do something like that. They love the event."

The city of Salem has their own event going on. The Salem Super Cruise starts Thursday.

Some streets will be closed to allow for car cruising and for concerts and concessions.

Salem Service Director Ken Kenst, says "We're going to make Pershing one way for show cars only we'll have show car parking in municipal lots on Pershing and Second Street also South Broadway will be closed for show car parking as well."

The cost for the Steel Valley Super Nats is around $15 a person. There is no admission fee for the Salem Super Cruise.


Steel Valley Super Nationals Schedule of Events:
Friday, June 20th
9 am: Gates Open
10 am: Test and Tune Drag Racing Begins
7 pm: Haymaker
8 pm: Pits Close for Test and Tune Drag Racing
9 pm: Vince Neil
Following concert: Phantom Fireworks Super Show

Saturday, June 21st 
9 am: Gates Open
10 am: Test and Tune Drag Racing Begins
7 pm: Huckin Fillbilly’s
8 pm: Pits Close for Test and Tune Drag Racing
9 pm: Bret Michaels

Sunday, June 22nd 
9 am: Gates Open
10 am: Test and Tune Drag Racing Begins
3 pm: Top Ten Hot Rod Awards
3:30 pm: Police-Escorted Hot Rod Parade to Quaker
          Steak & Lube in Austintown
5 pm: Gates Close/Test and Tune Drag Racing Ends

5 pm: Super Nats After Party at Quaker Steak & Lube in Austintown.

 

 Salem Super Cruise Schedule of Events:


Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • 4:00 - 9:00 PM, Kickoff Cruise at Timberlanes Lot and Arby's
  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM, SOBOS Band at Broadway Stage

Friday, June 20, 2014
  • 12:00 - 11:00 PM, Show Car Cruising at Timberlanes Lot and Arby's
  • 5:00 - 10:00 PM, Free Public Parking and Shuttle Service to Downtown (check map for locations)
  • 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Antique Car Show at Centennial Park
  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Uptown Saturday Night Band at Broadway Stage
  • 9:00 - 11:00 PM, Manhattan Band at Broadway Stage

Saturday, June 21, 2014
  • 1:00 - 5:00 PM, K105 Live Broadcast with Doug and MaryAnn at Broadway Stage
  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Zach Paxson Band at Broadway Stage
  • 9:00 - 11:00 PM, Mainstreet Lions Band at Broadway Stage

Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Auto Cross at Salem High School Parking Lot
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Show and Shine at Timberlanes Lot
  • 12:30 - 2:30 PM, River Hawk Band at Broadway Stage
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Gordon James Band at Broadway Stage


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