2013 Press Releases
of Dirt This Weekend at Plymouth Speedway!
|For immediate release: Oct. 3, 2013
- By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) Exciting racing, free camping,
new concessions, new dirt banking, and giveaways can be expected this
weekend at Plymouth Speedway.
The World Series of Dirt is set for Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 with open
practice from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and features beginning
at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. You may watch practice for free from the
grandstands Friday night and enjoy a full night of racing on Saturday
night for only $20. The Outlaw Winged 410 or 360 Sprints will be
featured, along with UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks,
and the 600 Non-Winged Sprints. A special thanks to Concept Chassis,
Vendetta Archery and Oliver Ford for being a part of the racing
action Oct. 5.
|Plymouth Speedways track announcer
Andrew Hayn and marketing representative Justin Bowen are getting
married the day of the race and you can win a 2014 season pass to
Plymouth Speedway if you catch the garter or the bridal bouquet at
a point during Saturday's features. You will arrive on race day in
a limousine provided by S&S Limousine and Tree and Lawn Service
of Plymouth. Enjoy wedding cupcakes prior to the races on Saturday
provided by Delizious Bakery of Plymouth.
|In addition, Hoosier Tire Midwest in Plymouth
is a sponsor for 600 Non-Winged Sprints event where representatives
will select three random drawn finishing spots and award the three
drivers that finish in these spots a KS1 tire.
|Tickets for the championship awards banquet
will be on sale during this event. The Jan. 18, 2014 event will feature
a prime rib dinner and awards ceremony. The banquet will held at the
Newton Center in Lakeville. Tickets are $30 (while supplies last)
and you must be present to receive your award.
|For more information on the host of activities
planned during the World Series of Dirt, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net
or check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.
of Dirt to Feature Racing and Family Fun at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release: Sept. 25, 2013
- By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) Aside from the excitement
of five racing features during the World Series of Dirt Oct. 4 and
Oct. 5 at Plymouth Speedway, plenty of entertainment is planned for
the entire family. Free camping is offered all weekend at Plymouth
Speedway so the entire family can enjoy a weekend with other fans
and the drivers of your favorite racing division. The concessions
are under new management and with that comes food specials. Kids six
years of age and younger can enjoy a hot dog, fries, fruit snack and
a drink for $3.00. Other favorites will be offered as well.
|Plymouth Speedways track announcer
Andrew Hayn and marketing representative Justin Bowen are getting
married the day of the race. Whats a wedding without a celebration
and prizes for the fans? The bride and groom will do the garter toss
and bouquet toss at the racetrack and the winners (you, the fans)
will each receive a 2014 season pass for Plymouth Speedway! You will
arrive on race day in a limousine provided by S&S Limousine and
Tree and Lawn Service of Plymouth. Enjoy wedding cupcakes prior to
racing provided by Delizious Bakery of Plymouth. In addition, Hoosier
Tire Midwest in Plymouth is a sponsor for 600 Non-Winged Sprints for
the World Series of Dirt on October 5th. Hoosier
Tire Midwest will select three random drawn finishing spots and
award the three drivers that finish in these spots a KS1 tire.
|The World Series of Dirt is set for October
4 and October 5 with open practice from 6:00pm 'til 9:00pm on Friday
and features beginning at 7:00pm ET on Saturday. You may watch practice
for free from the grandstands Friday night and enjoy a full night
of racing on Saturday night for only
$20. The Outlaw Winged 410 or 360 Sprints will be featured,
along with UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, and the 600
Non-Winged Sprints. A special thanks to Concept
Chassis and Vendetta
Archery for being a part of the racing
action Saturday October 5.
|For more information on the host of activities
planned during the World Series of Dirt, check out our Facebook and
of Dirt at Plymouth Speedway in October!
|For immediate release: Sept. 18, 2013
- By: Anita Soltis
(Plymouth, IN) Itll be like visiting a whole new track for
the World Series of Dirt at Plymouth Speedway on Friday, Oct. 4
and Saturday, Oct. 5. New banking has been installed on the big
track as well as the shortened Bull Ring and new concessions will
also be offered. The Outlaw Winged 410 or 360 Sprints will be featured,
along with UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, and the
600 Non-Winged Sprints in the World Series of Dirt! Special trophies
will be awarded in each class and sponsors are giving out awards
in featured categories.
|The World Series of Dirt opens Friday, Oct. 4 with practice from
6:00pm until 9:00pm where the grandstand price is free. The features
begin on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. ET with a pit pass for $30 and
a grandstand fee of $20 for adults, $5 for children and free for children
|Camping at the track is free. Regular drivers will be staying overnight
and there will be regular fans to meet up with and talk racing. More
information is available on this spectacular two-day event on Facebook
Bash Ends on High Note at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release: Sept. 2, 2013
- By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) It rained for most of the
day on race day, but that didn't drown the spirits of track officials
who were determined to put on a great show for the fans, drivers and
race teams Saturday night. The first driver to pick up a six-foot
blueberry trophy in a feature win was Billy Cribbs, who was this season's
points winner in the Traxxas USAC 600 Open Division. He won Saturday's
Traxxas USAC Open Winged Sprint race, but he didn't get the win easily.
Andrew Peters passed pole-sitter Cribbs and looked like the car to
beat through much of the race, but then pulled off the track on lap
14 due to mechanical issues. The 18-year-old Cribbs, who has been
racing for ten years now, was able to recapture the lead and took
the checkered flag in that position. It was an absolutely great
feature, said Cribbs. I don't know what happened to Peters
but it was a great win! Brent Buzs was the second place finisher
while Josh Ross rounded out the top three.
|It looked like Tommy Beezley II had the
UMP Modifieds feature put in the books, but Derek Losh got by Beezley
on lap nine for the lead. A late caution caused the field to bunch
up, but Losh didn't flinch. He had a commanding lead by the time the
checkers flew. Beezley ended up crossing the line runner-up and pole-sitter
Donald Rance crossed third. It was a great race, said
Losh. Thank you to the fans for sticking it out in this heat!
|The Super Street race was plagued with
cautions and it was difficult to get in a lap. Due to time constraints,
the race was shortened by two laps. After a few green flag laps, Bobby
Hinkle quickly got to the front from starting in the third position.
Travis Wolford and David Short battled it out for second place for
quite a few laps before Short spun out of turn one on lap 16 and lost
positions. Hinkle was hard to pass once he got out into clean air
and he won the race, followed by Wolford. Michael Clark, who had gotten
into a scuffle with Michael Daugherty earlier in the race, finished
third. This feels awesome, commented Hinkle. Thank
you to everyone who comes out to help me night and day. I'm just so
|The Traxxas USAC 600 Restrictor Sprint
race found Nicholas Schaefer 5.4 seconds in front of the second place
car by the end of the race. Schaefer had started in the fourth position
but jumped out to the lead and never looked back. Bud McCune got by
Garrett Saunders for second by lap six and it was single file racing
for the rest of the feature. Schaefer picked up the six-foot trophy
at the end with McCune second and Saunders third. I'd like to
thank everyone who helped me out this year including my many sponsors,
said Schaefer in his post-race interview.
|Eric Brown was the winner in the Thunder
Stock Division. His number 72 started on the outside pole and quickly
jumped out in clean air. Bryce Shidler attempted to the close the
gap for the lead on lap five but couldn't get past Brown - even after
a few cautions. Shidler finished second while pole-sitter John Rhoads
was third. The Traxxas USAC 600 Non-Winged Sprints finished out the
night but started with a quick caution. After that, it was Billy Cribbs
once again who took a commanding lead. It stayed green for the rest
of the event and as the laps closed, Randy Shilling made a run on
Rodney Stealy for the second spot and Stealy beat him to the line
for that second spot by two-tenths of a second! Cribbs was the big
winner on the night winning both the Non-Wing and Winged USAC 600
The crew at Plymouth Speedway will be doing some work on the track
prior to the October 4th and 5th World Series of Dirt event so keep
that on the calendar for the last race of the year. Follow Plymouth
Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.
|Thank you to all of the fans for making
this a successful inaugural dirt track season at Plymouth Speedway.
Racing will be bigger and better in 2014!
Bash This Saturday at Plymouth Speedway
For immediate release: Aug. 29, 2013 - By: Anita Soltis
(Plymouth, IN) The points season may be over at Plymouth Speedway,
but the racing excitement continues on Saturday,
The Blueberry Bash will
be featured on Saturday which includes the UMP Modifieds, Super
Streets, Thunder Stocks, Traxxas USAC 600 Winged Sprints, Traxxas
USAC Non-Winged Sprints and Traxxas USAC Restricted Winged Sprints.
All winners will receive a six foot Blueberry Trophy.
A huge Fireworks Show will
light up the sky over the dirt oval during this last bash of the
summer. The pits open at 3:00pm. Gates open at 4:00pm. Racing begins
at 7:00pm ET.
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and Twitter for updates.
Championship Features Didn't Disappoint at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release: Aug. 25, 2013
- By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) It was a night to remember
for five division drivers who fought hard to bring home championships
in the inaugural dirt track season at Plymouth Speedway. Bobby Hinkle
dominated the Super Street feature leading all laps from the pole.
It wasn't so easy for runner-up Roger Duszynski and third place finisher
Brandon Roundtree. Duszynski had to battle for position for quite
a few laps with Nate Payton before taking the second spot and then
Roundtree challenged Payton for third as Payton faded back as the
race wore on. Duszynski even had a bobble on lap 14 but a caution
gave him the second spot back and that's where he would finish. Hinkle
was happy to have such a great run on season championship night. It
was do or die for us and we did it! We had to beat a few people to
make it happen, but we got it done, stated Hinkle.
|It was Bob McLean who picked up the season
championship in the Super Street division. It's been a rough
season, but it feels great to win the championship. Thank you to all
of my sponsors, smiled McLean. The Traxxas USAC 600 Open Sprints
found the pole-sitter Billy Cribbs on top of the podium. Cribbs had
a pretty good lead on his competitors before a caution came out on
lap 13 as Kris Knox's machine suffered a broken axle. That closed
the gap between Cribbs and Randy Shilling and the pair challenged
each other all the way to the checkered flag. Cribbs won the race
by one-tenth of a second! Jason Montel rounded out the top three on
the podium. Cribbs was not only the winner of the race, but he was
the season champion of the Traxxas USAC 600 Open Sprints Division.
It feels great, beamed Cribbs. Words can't even
describe how I'm feeling right now. I was scared I wasn't even going
to win this race with Randy Shilling restarting right behind me, but
we got it done!
|Tommy Beezley II and Frank Marshall, who
traded places in the points this season and were one and two in the
points going into the night, were one and two for most of the UMP
Modifieds race. Marshall worked his way from sixth place to third
by the third lap after a few cautions at the start of the race. By
the time things got sorted out, Beezley II had a commanding lead on
the field, even with a handful of cautions. Marshall closed in on
Beezley II by lap eight but Beezley II's Modified machine was too
fast for Marshall. Beezley II went home with the first place race
trophy with Marshall second and Terry Hull third. Beezley II congratulated
Marshall on winning the championship in his post-race interview. Feels
good to be on top tonight and congratulations to Frank Marshall on
the championship, Beezley II stated. Thank you to my family,
friends and everyone who works on the car. Glad to come home with
the win. Marshall was complimentary of the track in this inaugural
dirt track season. We ran great and we were fast. This was fun.
I've got a lot of good people helping me along with my sponsors. Thank
you to everyone, thank you fans and this track is great. We've had
six wins and a lot of second-place finishes.
|Bryce Shidler needed to have a good race
in the Thunder Stock Division to edge out Randy Lambert who was a
mere 15 points behind Shidler in the points going into the night's
racing action. Before the race even got into the first green flag
lap, Lambert got caught up in an accident that caused too much right
front damage to continue in the race. Shidler wrapped up the championship
at that point, but he wasn't done racing. In a caution-riddled race
and due to time constraints, the race ended in 10 laps with Shidler
taking the checkered flag in the first position. Jason Atkinson, who
challenged Shidler for the lead at one point, finished second and
Virgil Arnold was third. I feel so great about this win,
commented Shidler. We've been working hard all year Thank you
to everyone for getting my car ready every week.
|Garrett Saunders had a commanding lead
in the points in the Traxxas USAC 600 Restricted Winged Sprint Division
and found clean air quickly in the feature after starting at the tail
of the field. Bud McCune had the lead for the first three laps after
starting in the second position. McCune and Saunders swapped places
a few times in the opening laps, but Saunders got to the front and
stayed there for the rest of the race. Saunders had a seven second
lead on McCune by the time the checkers flew. Nick Katrakis finished
third. Saunders, the Traxxas USAC 600 Restricted Wing Sprint champion,
will be moving to the open division in 2014 to run with this brother,
Eric. We started in the open division already this season as
we're trying different setups. It'll be fun to race with Eric. Thank
you to everyone who has helped me with the car, including all of my
That may be the end of the regular season, but there is one more
opportunity to see your favorite drivers in racing action this year.
The Blueberry Bash will feature the UMP Modifieds, Super Streets,
Thunder Stocks, Traxxas USAC 600 Winged Sprints, Traxxas USAC 600
Non-Winged Sprints and the Traxxas USAC 600 Restricted Sprints on
Saturday, August 31st. A huge fireworks display will end the evening.
Gates will open at 4:00pm and racing begins at 7:00pm ET.
|For more information on the points standings
or ticket information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net. Follow Plymouth
Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.
Championships This Saturday at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release:
Aug, 23, 2013 - By: Anita Soltis
IN) The inaugural dirt track season at Plymouth Speedway is coming
to a close Saturday night with exciting races to end on a high note.
||A $2,000 money drop for the
fans is set for Saturday night and drivers will be signing autographs
for the fans. Tickets to win a 24' enclosed trailer from Techworks
Trailer Sales can be purchased at the front gate. The drawing will
be held during intermission.
||Frank Marshall has been in
the hunt for the UMP Modified Championship all season long and has
battled with Tommy Beezley II and Adam Williams throughout the season
to do it. Marshall is currently 59 points ahead of Beezley II and
could wrap up his winning season on Saturday.
||Bob McLean is a driver we've
been mentioning a lot this season and he currently holds the points
lead in the Super Street division. He's battled with David Short,
Michael Clark and other regulars on the dirt surface and we'll see
if he can hold on to win the championship in that division Saturday
||Bryce Shidler is on the top
of the points in the Thunder Stock division and is in a tight points
battle with Randy Lambert as the season comes to a close. Kevin Kerlin
is solidly in third, but keep an eye on the points in this division
Billy Cribbs leads the Traxxas USAC 600 Open Sprint division by
164 points over Dawson Stealy while Stealy looks solid to take the
second place spot over Randy Shilling.
||Garrett Saunders has a healthy
lead in the Traxxas USAC 600 Restricted Wing Sprint division. Nicholas
Schaefer should hold onto his second place spot with Nick Katrakis
|The gates open at 4:00pm and racing begins
at 7:00pm ET. But wait...there's more!..........
Bash featuring all of your favorite drivers from the UMP Modifieds,
Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, Traxxas USAC 600 Open, Winged and Restricted
Winged Sprints will be held Saturday, August 31 during Marshall County's
Blueberry Festival Labor Day weekend. Racing starts at 7:00pm ET and
stay for a spectacular fireworks display.
|Thank you to
all of the fans who have supported Plymouth Speedway this season.
For updates and more information visit www.plymouthspeedway.net or
follow Plymouth Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.
Hoosier Tire Classic Features Full Night of Excitement at Plymouth
For immediate release: Aug. 18, 2013 - By: Anita Soltis
(Plymouth, IN) Hoosier tires were digging in the dirt and gathering
speed at Plymouth Speedway in the first-ever Bob Newton Hoosier
Tire Classic Saturday, Aug. 17. In the inaugural event, the Sprints
on Dirt Series featured 20 cars and they flew around the track!
The sprint car driven by Gregg Dalman got out front in the first
lap and never relinquished that lead. The caution flag flew once
for a crash out of turn one that collected Shawn Dancer. The top
five stayed put throughout most of the race, but Dustin Daggett
shook things up as the final laps ticked off. Daggett ended up with
the second spot while Brett Mann clinched third in the last few
laps. I gave it away last night, but not tonight! said
Dalman on his win. I got into lapped traffic and kept thinking
to myself, 'keep digging, keep digging, keep digging' and we got
it. Hell of a tire we have in these Hoosier Tires. We won!
NASCAR driver and analyst Kenny Wallace raced in the UMP Modified
event in his JEGS/UNOH machine and he was happy to help honor the
Newton family on their accomplishments prior to the race. Wallace
raced in the absence of NASCAR driver Tony Stewart who regrettably
couldn't participate in the race due to an injury sustained in a
sprint car race on Aug. 5 in Iowa. Wallace's night didn't last long
as he got caught up in a melee during a restart which took his car
out of contention. He was running seventh at the time of the crash
on lap four. UMP Modified points leader Frank Marshall had a strong
car and took the lead on the first lap. Zeke McKenzie and pole-sitter
Mathew Mitchell had a challenge for the second spot on lap 15 and
McKenzie was able to take the spot. The race was red flagged twice
for a brake fire and a hard crash involving two drivers on the backstretch.
When the field went to green, Marshall took a commanding lead and
Zeke McKenzie crossed the finish line two-tenths of a second before
Mathew Mitchell. We've been very fortunate to end up on the
podium most nights. The track is great and the fans are great. Thank
you all for being here, commented Marshall on his win.
|The Traxxas USAC 600 Restricted Winged
Sprints saw a familiar face on the top of the podium. Points leader
Garrett Saunders got the lead on lap five. Pole-sitter Bud McCune
battled with Kristina Durr early in the race, but McCune later fell
back to fifth position. The caution-free race found Saunders across
the line with an almost five second lead on the second place finisher
Nick Katrakis. Kristina Durr rounded out the top three. I've
struggled with motors and just got this one back. My car was pretty
fast! Thank you to my family, my sponsors and everyone who helps me
with the car, stated Saunders.
The Traxxas USAC 600 Winged Sprints was nearly caution-free, but
a spin involving Billy Cribbs and Eric Saunders brought out the
only yellow with only two laps to go. The leader, Randy Shilling,
had a 4.7 second lead on Rodney Stealy at the time the caution came
out and that was erased as the field went back to green. It didn't
phase Shilling as he was able to hold off Stealy for the win. Billy
Cribbs finished third. We were flawless, remarked Shilling.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me.
|Next Saturday is championship night at
Plymouth Speedway. Meet the drivers in an autograph session scheduled
for that night. The UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks and
the Traxxas USAC 600 Open Sprints and the USAC 600 Restricted Winged
Sprints will be running. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at
7 p.m. ET. For more information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net or
follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
and SODs to Race at Plymouth Speedway Saturday Night
|For immediate release: Aug. 16, 2013
- By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) NASCAR analyst and driver,
Kenny Wallace, will be racing his Modified Saturday night at Plymouth
Speedway during the Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic. Its an
open wheel extravaganza at the fastest dirt track in northern Indiana
that will feature the Sprints on Dirt Series, the USAC 600 Winged
Sprints, the USAC 600 Restricted Wing Sprints and the UMP Modified
series. This is the second time Wallace has been to Plymouth Speedway
this season. He and four other NASCAR drivers drove their Modifieds
in a show in June and put on quite the show. However, they couldnt
get by the regular drivers that run at the track every Saturday. Wallace
finished fifth in the June race - can he make that last lap pass to
win the feature this time? Hell have to work hard to get by
UMP Modified points leader Frank Marshall and regulars like Tommy
Beezley II and Adam Williams who sit second and third in points.
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart was going to
race his sprint car in this event but suffered a broken leg in an
Aug. 5 accident at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He
regretfully had to cancel his appearance during this racing event
and a meet and greet at the Newton Center in Lakeville this week.
Engine Pro, Wings Etc and Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets are sponsoring
this race in memory of Bob Newton who was highly instrumental in
the racing community and the community in which he lived and that
|For ticket information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.
The grandstands open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET.
Sidelines Tony Stewart's Visit to Plymouth Speedway
release: Aug. 6, 2103 - By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) Three-time NASCAR Sprint
Cup Champion Tony Stewart was injured in an accident with five laps
to go during a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa,
Iowa on Monday night. A lapped car had spun and stopped and Stewart
had nowhere to go. His car and hit the lapped car which flipped Stewarts
sprint car. He was assisted from his car by emergency officials, transported
to a local hospital and underwent surgery to repair a broken leg.
Reports indicate that he suffered a broken tibia and fibula in the
|Stewart will not be driving in his weekends
Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and a backup driver
will be called in to fill his seat. Regretfully, he will not be able
to race in the inaugural Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic on Saturday,
Aug. 17 at Plymouth Speedway. The always exciting Sprints on Dirt
series will still be a feature in the Aug. 17 event as well as UMP
Modifieds, USAC 600 Winged Sprints and USAC 600 Restricted Wing Sprints.
A Meet and Greet with Tony Stewart scheduled at the Newton Center
in Lakeville is also tentatively scheduled as its unclear
if Stewart will be able to attend. He is loyal to the Newton family,
to Hoosier Tire and to Plymouth Speedway and he will make every
attempt to make good on his visit. His health is the first priority
and his family, friends and fans want him to get well as soon as
|Stay up to date on the Aug. 17 race on
www.plymouthspeedway.net or follow Plymouth Speedway on Facebook and
Features Put on the Show at Plymouth Speedway
For Immediate Release: August 4, 2013 - By:
|(Plymouth, IN) Special features put on
by drivers of 410 Sprints and I-Mod machines created a bit of a stir
Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway. The 30-lap 410 Sprint feature
ended up with six cautions with no major crashes. The 39 of Shane
Cottle was dominant throughout the race and got a huge jump on the
last restart and put quite a distance on the second place runner,
Thomas Meseraull. Logan Jarrett and Dalten Gabbard had a good battle
for the third spot with Jarrett prevailing at the end of the race.
Three cars tangled on the last lap in turns one and two and Cottle
won with the yellow and checkered flags waving simultaneously. It
was Cottle with the win, Meseraull with second and Jarrett with the
third spot in the first-ever 410 sprint race on the dirt track. It
was pretty good racing at a pretty good track, said Cottle.
Everyone has done a good job at this racetrack. Hats off to everyone.
It was fun!
|In the Thunder Stock division, it appeared
Jason Atkinson had the race wrapped up after leading eight laps, but
it was lapped traffic that allowed Bryce Shidler to get passed the
leader. After the pass, Atkinson could not find the momentum to get
to Shidler. Shilder won the race, Atkinson finished runner-up and
Virgil Arnold rounded out the top three on the podium. We (Shidler
and Atkinson) were having fun racing there and we were close together
at the point when I passed him, commented Bryce Shidler. I
was happy to see that lapped traffic!
|It was Billy Cribbs who dominated the
20-lap USAC 600 Open Feature to win his second feature in as many
weeks. Third place finisher, Eric Saunders, had to start from the
rear of the field after bringing out a caution and fought his way
back through the field to finish on the podium. Saunders got a great
run and nearly beat Jason Montel for the second spot, but Montel held
off Saunders on the last lap and finished a tenth of a second ahead
of Saunders at the finish line. We had a fast car. The track
was great and the car was great. It was an awesome race, stated
|The driver who won the only other I-Mod
Feature held at Plymouth Speedway this year picked up the second feature
win. Brad DeYoung started on the outside pole and got around Don Stone
on the first lap. DeYoung had a two second lead when the first caution
came out for a spin in turn two. Lapped traffic caused DeYoung's 2.5
second lead over Tim Sullivan, Jr. to shrink to a half of a second,
but DeYoung was able to keep ahead of Sullivan, Jr. for the win. Pole-sitter
Don Stone crossed the line in third place. Feels great to get
this win and I couldn't be happier. I'd like to thank everybody who
has given me this great opportunity to race, stated DeYoung.
|The USAC r600w Sprint race was caution-free
but not drama-free. Points leader Garrett Saunders held a second place
run for the entire race, but gave race leader Nicholas Schaefer a
good run on the last lap. Schaefer attempted to hold onto the lead
as Saunders closed the gap in the corners. Schaefer crossed the finish
line .172 seconds in front of Saunders. Bud McCune took home the third
place trophy. I saw Garrett try to make a move and I tried not
to block him, said Schaefer. We had a good race car!
The final race of the night featured the Super Streets and Nate
Payton had the lead in the first 13 laps and started to fall back.
Roger Duszynski took over the lead from then on. Randy Akers attempted
to get by Big Daddy on the last lap coming into turn
three but couldn't make it stick. Duszynski got his first feature
win of the season with Randy Akers in second and Nate Payton in
third. This feels so good! beamed Duszynski. I've
been waiting for this for a long time all season! It's my
first win this season.
|Join us on August 10th for back-to-school night with the UMP Modifieds,
Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, USAC 600 Open Sprints and the USAC
r600w Sprints. The first 100 kids in the gate that are 12 years of
age and younger get a backpack! Several special activities for the
kids are planned throughout the night. Follow Plymouth Speedway on
Facebook or on Twitter.
of Racing at Plymouth Speedway
|July 20, 2013
- By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) It was a rather hot day
and the racing was even hotter at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night.
Brandon Roundtree found the top spot on the podium for the third time
this season after a heated 20-lap feature. Roundtree and Roger Duszynski
found a good battle the last two laps, but Roundtree was able to hold
onto first place and finished there. Randy Akers finished in the third
position. I think I've got this place figured out, said
Brandon Roundtree. This is number three! David Short had
a scary moment after he spun out of turns one and two and was hit
by another driver which caused a red flag situation on lap 10. Emergency
personnel tended to Short and he climbed safely from his car. He was
holding his right arm as he walked around the car.
|It was the first feature win for Steven
Pena who started from the pole position in the UMP Modifieds race.
Points leader, Frank Marshall, fought for position with Pena for the
majority of the 20-lap feature but couldn't make the outside groove
work to his advantage. Even with five restarts after as many cautions,
Pena was strong enough to hold off Marshall. It's about time!
exclaimed Pena on his feature win. I knew Marshall was going
to run on the outside and I just kept to my line on the inside and
it worked. Frank Marshall was runner-up while Kyle Yocum was
the third place finisher.
|It wasn't the first time Craig Ronk had
been on the podium in the USAC 600 Open division this season, but
it was Eric Saunders' first trip to Victory Lane. Saunders had led
11 laps before Ronk closed the gap after a late caution and got past
the 349 of Saunders on lap 13. Two laps later, Ronk would see the
checkered flag first with Saunders second and Randy Shilling third.
Saunders, who is paralyzed from the chest down, was pretty emotional
on the podium and thanked his sponsors, fans and family for helping
him get to this point and for helping him after his tumble in his
car last week. Ronk said Saunders was going to be tough to beat. He
pulled away for a while, but then I was able to close the gap and
pass him, stated Ronk.
|It didn't take long for John Rhoads to
find clean air in the Thunder Stock 15-lap feature. He started on
the outside pole and by the time the laps started to tick off, he
was at the front of the pack. Bryce Shidler, who sits in the top three
in points, had some tough luck as he tangled with another car during
the race and came up with a right front flat tire which ended his
night. Eric Brown held his own through the race and ended up second
after starting fourth. Jason Atkinson finished third. I'm feeling
a lot better this week, commented John Rhoads. He was suffering
from the flu last week and won the feature. I saw Paul was on
the inside and was I worried, but we were able to pass him and get
The USAC r600w race was caution free and pole-sitter Nick Katrakis
led the first seven laps when Nicholas Schaefer passed him for the
lead. Schaefer had started from the fourth position and found the
waving checkered flag just ahead of Nick Katrakis. Points leader
Garrett Saunders had started last and moved up to the third spot
to take the last place on the podium. It was a really good
run, said Schaefer. I want to thank everyone who helps
me every week. I had some engine problems last week and I got some
new rear wheels for this week.
|More racing is on tap at Plymouth Speedway for July 27. The UMP
Modifieds, Thunder Stocks, Super Streets, the USAC 600 Sprints Open
and the USAC r600w Sprints will be in action again with the gates
opening at 4:00pm and racing starting at 7:00pm ET.
Moment in USAC 600 Sprint Race, Tight Points in UMP Modifies Division
13, 2013 - By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) The crowd at Plymouth Speedway took a collective
gasp as the number 349 of Eric Saunders' USAC 600 Open Sprint
got loose out of turn one during Saturday night's action. A
hard hit by Billy Cribbs caused Saunders' car to roll over.
Saunders, a determined racer who is paralyzed from the chest
down, was upside down in his race car when a fire started. Fire
crews and EMTs were quick to respond, as well as track workers
and his family. The fire was quickly extinguished and Saunders
was able to be pulled to safety with the help of his brother,
Garrett, and emergency personnel. I'm okay, stated
Saunders after the incident. It scared me because I didn't
think I could flip upside down in one of these cars and I did.
And then it started on fire which really freaked me out. Thank
you to everyone for helping me during that incident. We all
worked hard on my car this week and it was the car to beat.
I had a lot of confidence going into the feature after I won
the heat race. It's too bad our night ended so early.
After the field went back to green after the red flag condition,
another caution occurred on the restart. On lap six, Kris Knox,
who began the race in the fifth position, took the lead and
led the rest of the 20-lap feature by two seconds over Billy
Cribbs who finished second. Tyler Huffman rounded out the top
three. I'm excited to get the win, beamed Knox.
The track was perfect for my driving style. It's great
to get my first feature win! After the race, Cribbs stated
that he felt bad getting into Saunders and causing that accident.
It was tight racing at that point in the race.
|Super Street points leader
Bob McLean had a yo-yo race as he started on the pole and found himself
deep in the field during the middle of the race. Bobby Hinkle and
McLean were fighting for position when McLean made a mistake out of
turn 2 on lap 10 and Hinkle took the spot. JC Moldovan then got past
McLean on lap 12 which put him back to fifth. Moldovan and Hinkle
battled which allowed McLean to pass and snag the third spot. While
all of this was going on, Michael Clark was enjoying the lead all
the way to the checkered flag. Thank you to everyone who helps
me with my car and especially my sponsors, said Clark. I
like the racetrack a lot and my car runs around the racetrack really
well. It was Clark's first feature win. David Short had a podium
finish in the second spot while Bob McLean finished third.
|The USAC r600w Sprint race
started with Bud McCune on the pole, but Nicholas Schaefer quickly
found clean air on the first lap. That didn't last long as Nick Katrakis
passed Schaefer on lap 4 and didn't look back. Katrakis stood atop
the podium with Schaefer in second and McCune in third. Garrett Saunders
started last in the feature and didn't gain much ground in the 15-lap
feature. I had the perfect car tonight, stated Katrakis.
Thank you to my Dad for working on my car and everyone who supports
me. It was great tonight.
|The UMP Modified race is always
quite a race to watch as there is a lot of bumping and banging due
to close racing. Points leader Frank Marshall and Tommy Beezley II
have been swapping places in the points in recent weeks and all eyes
were watching to see how this one would play out - especially since
both drivers started deep in the field when the green flag dropped.
Both moved up quickly and Adam Williams, who is also in the hunt for
the points lead, was involved in a dust-up on lap 6 which took him
out of the race. Zeke McKenzie took over the lead on lap 9 after he
passed race leader Damen Bock. Bock and Steven Pena were running second
and third when they tangled and had to go back to the end of the line
after causing a caution. McKenzie had a handle on the lead by lap
12. Frank Marshall and Shawn Scripter battled for position until the
end of the race when Marshall closed the gap and ended up second and
Scripter third. We started out with bad luck at the beginning
of the season and now we're turning it around, said McKenzie.
Thank you to everyone who helps me every week. This was
Scripter's second race at Plymouth Speedway and his second podium
|The Thunder Stock 15-lap feature
was a clean race. Pole sitter Kevin Kerlin experienced some trouble
during the race and the driver starting in the next spot, Eric Brown,
was able to take the lead on lap 2. It was John Rhoads who came from
the fourth starting position to the front on lap 7 and took the checked
flag in the first position. Eric Brown ended in the runner-up spot
while Jason Atkinson took the third spot on the podium. I was
wondering if I was even going to race tonight as I'm battling the
flu, said Rhoads. It's a good thing I got through it!
|Join us next week at Plymouth
Speedway for more action from the UMP Modifieds, USAC 600 Sprints
and the USAC r600w Sprints, Super Street, and Thunder Stock divisions.
Pits open at 3:00pm, grandstands open at 4:00pm and racing begins
at 7:00pm ET. Follow Plymouth Speedway on Facebook and @PlymouthSpeed
|Now is the Time to Get to Plymouth Speedway
|July 11, 2013 - By: Anita Soltis
(Plymouth, IN) If you haven't experienced racing on the fastest
dirt track in Northern Indiana, now is the time to go. The racing
is just heating up just in time for summer excitement at Plymouth
Speedway. Enjoy racing with the UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, Thunder
Stocks, USAC 600 Sprints and USAC r600w Sprints this Saturday, July
|Track crews have primed the dirt track to its best condition yet
and the drivers are creating some interesting maneuvers during heat
races and feature races. The old saying rubbin' is racin'
is staring to become a part of the excitement on the track.
|Mark your calendars for August 3 when the Allstar Performance Michigan
Cup UMP late models come to Plymouth Speedway. This is the first ever
out-of-state event by the Michigan Dirt Cup late models. On August
17, the Bob Newton Classic will include the Sprints on Dirt (SOD)
series featuring three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart.
This event is sponsored by Wings, Etc and Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets.
|Join us this Saturday, July 13 and every Saturday for dirt track
racing! Gates open at 4:00pm and racing begins at 7:00pm ET. Keep
up to date on Facebook and Twitter.
Spark Change in UMP Modified Points Lead at Plymouth Speedway
|July 6, 2013 - By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) The racing experienced
at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night proves why it's called the Playground
of Power. The always exciting UMP Modifieds race found the points
leader, Tommy Beezley II, out of the race early where he finished
in the 21st position. That enabled Frank Marshall to reclaim the points
lead in the UMP Modifieds division with his fourth place finish. Jamie
Lomax and Adam Williams fought hard for the top spot for several laps
and it came down to the checked flag to determine the winner. That
top spot went to Adam Williams with Jamie Lomax second and Zeke McKenzie
third. Lomax is one of the best drivers in the nation and to
beat him is....awesome, beamed Williams. Thanks a lot
to my Mom and Dad. My Dad works on my cars and thanks to my chassis
|The driver who caused a bit of a scuffle
in the June 22 Super Street race won the feature Saturday night at
Plymouth Speedway. I apologize for the trouble I caused the
last time I was here, said Brandon Roundtree as he stood atop
the podium. I've been here four times now and I've had a fast
car every race. The track is great and my team gives me a great car.
Roundtree was able to hold off second place finisher Chris Arihood
and third place finisher Travis Wolford to win a six-foot red, white
and blue trophy. Points leader Bob McLean had some trouble in the
race as he started on the outside pole and kept sliding back. McLean
and Arihood had a great battle for the second position on lap eight
and nine, but McLean wasn't able to keep that spot. He finished in
the sixth spot in the 20-lap feature.
|The I-Mod feature started off with a caution
going into turn one has four cars tangled. They were able to get straightened
out and there was a lot of beating and banging for several laps between
several drivers before cautions bred cautions. Eight yellow flags
flew as many cars spun in the turns. Brad DeYoung started in the fourth
spot and took the lead on lap nine. DeYoung and Curt Caldwell battled
for position for several laps, but it was DeYoung claiming the trophy.
The car was good throughout the night. I got into a lapped car
and felt bad about that, but when you're in the lead and you can't
see the spacing, you just gotta go, said DeYoung. Curt Caldwell
finished runner-up and Tim Sullivan, Jr. was third.
|A spectacular fireworks show was held
right after the I-Mod race for the fans for Fan Appreciation Night.
Jason Myers sat on the pole for the USAC 600 Open race but a spin
early in the race caused him to lose a lot of ground. It was Randy
Shilling who found a lot of speed and charged to the front after starting
ninth and it only took him nine laps to find the clean air. Shilling,
Cole Ketcham and Craig Ronk were all fighting for position on the
last few laps when Shilling came up with the win. Ketcham was second
while Ronk rounded out the top three in the caution-free 15-lap feature.
Heck yeah! exclaimed Shilling. The team worked hard
and we were able to dial it in and we did it!
|Brian Clemans gave John Rhoads a run for
his money Saturday night as the Thunder Stocks provided an exciting
15-lap feature. Eric Brown also created for some nail-biting action
as the three were racing each other pretty hard for a six-foot red,
white and blue trophy. Clemans was able to lead for the entire race
while Rhoads and Brown swapped places a few times before the checkered
flag found Rhoads in second and Brown in third. The team works
pretty hard on this car and I just drive it, said Clemans.
|USAC r600w Sprint points leader Garrett
Saunders extended his points lead as he came from sixth place to the
lead in ten quick laps. Nick Katrakis started on the pole and had
the lead until Saunders rushed to the front and pulled away from Katrakis.
Nicholas Schaefer came in third. We had some trouble with the
car the past couple of weeks but we worked on it and we're going to
do well, smiled Saunders.
Every winner received a special six-foot red, white and blue trophy
and a larger payout for this week's race. The race was sponsored
by People Link and several staff members were at the race to see
the action and interact with fans on Fans Appreciation Night. Join
us on Saturday, July 13 for UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder
Stocks, USAC 600 Open Sprints, USAC r600W Sprints. You can buy your
tickets online at www.plymouthspeedway.net. Keep in touch all of
the time on Facebook and on Twitter.
Fireworks This Saturday at Plymouth Speedway
|July 3, 2013 - By:
|(Plymouth, IN) Fireworks and racing in
the same night? That's what's happening Saturday, July 6 at Plymouth
Speedway. Drivers in the IMods, UMP Modifieds, USAC 600 Sprints, USAC
r600w Sprints, Super Streets and Thunder Stocks divisions will create
their own fireworks racing on the dirt track, but stick around after
the features for a spectacular fireworks show. The winning drivers
will get a big trophy a six foot red, white and blue trophy
to be exact - and a bigger payout in the features as well.
|Can Frank Marshall regain the points lead
after Tommy Beezley II took it over June 29 in the UMP modified division?
Can David Short close in on Bob McLean's six point lead in the Super
Streets division? Will Randy Lambert keep his competitors chasing
after his first place position in the Thunder Stock Division? What
will happen in the USAC series? Those questions will be answered this
|The pits are expected to fill up quickly
as well as the grandstands so come early. Make sure you sign up for
free tickets, and purchase $5.00 raffle tickets for a 24' enclosed
trailer and a chance to win a life-sized cardboard stand-up of three-time
NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart. The winner will get a chance
to get that autographed and to attend a Q&A and autograph session
with Tony Stewart on August 15 at the Newton Center in Lakeville.
Racing and fireworks the perfect combination for a Saturday
night of entertainment.
|The pits open at 3:00pm and the gates
open at 4:00pm and racing begins at 7:00pm ET.
Action at Plymouth Speedway
|June 29, 2013 - By:
|(Plymouth, IN) The rain washed away hopes
of getting in a great night of racing at Plymouth Speedway Saturday
night. 92 teams had come into the pits to race UMP Modifieds, USAC
Ignite Midgets, USAC 600 Sprints and USAC r600w Sprints with hopes
of winning a bigger payout and a six-foot tall red, white and blue
trophy. Mother Nature had other ideas as the sky opened up and dumped
too much rain to allow the dirt surface to be conditioned enough for
|We'll try it all again next Saturday,
July 6 and the fireworks show will end the night of great dirt track
racing! All classes will be back to put on an exciting show. Due to
scheduling conflicts, the USAC Ignite Midget drivers will not be able
to race. A big night is also planned for the Thunder Stock and Street
Stock divisions so it will be a full night of racing. Plymouth Speedway
has the best fans in Northern Indiana and we appreciate your patience
and your dedication. We hope to see you back at the Playground of
Power on July 6.
|For updates, visit our website at www.plymouthspeedway.net
and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Extravaganza Saturday at Plymouth Speedway
|June 28, 2013 - By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) It's a night of racing
that you don't want to miss at Plymouth Speedway. The red, white and
blue open wheel event featuring UMP Modifieds, I-Mods, USAC Ignite
Midgets, USAC 600 non-wing Sprints, and USAC r600w Sprints takes center
stage on Saturday. Each winner will receive a six-foot red, white
and blue trophy. You won't want to leave directly after the last feature
as a fireworks show is planned! Weather permitting, skydivers will
also drop in on the track. There has been a lot of rain in the area
this week, but that hasn't slowed down progress at Plymouth Speedway
in terms of track preparation. The dirt surface is ready to go for
these open wheel racers.
| Gates open at the Playground of Power
at 4:00pm and racing begins at 7:00pm ET.
If the rain holds off should be an awesome
night and fireworks!
They say there is a 30% chance of rain, so that means there's is
a 70% chance we race.
and Blue Open Wheel Event at Plymouth Speedway
|June 26, 2013 - By: Anita Soltis
(Plymouth, IN) Fireworks will ignite at Plymouth Speedway Saturday,
June 29 in a special open wheel red, white and blue event. It's
a night of UMP Modifieds, I-Mods, USAC Ignite Midgets, USAC 600
non-wing Sprints, and USAC r600w Sprints Saturday with a special
fireworks show to end the evening of racing entertainment. After
last week's racing, drivers were very complimentary of how the track
has improved and the open wheel drivers are excited to get back
on the dirt surface to prove what they have to win a six-foot red,
white and blue trophy. Every winner in each division will receive
this unique trophy. The gates open at 4:00pm and racing begins at
7:00pm ET. Follow Plymouth Speedway on Facebook and on Twitter.
|Thank you to
our many partners:
|WTCA AM 1050, Advanced Racing Suspension,
All Star Performance, Bane-Welker Equipment, Bart Wheels, Comfort
Suites, Concept Chassis, D Mark Fence, D.C. Garage Doors & Entry,
Dreyer Motorsports, Echo Power Tools, Engine Pro Racing, Engler Machine
and Tool, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Ferrellgas, Five Star RaceCar
Bodies, Flags International, Gertrude Street Metal Recycling, Integra
Shocks and Springs, Journey's End, K&N Filters, K&S Trucking,
Kersting's Harley Davidson, Klotz Fuel & Lubricant, Kuert Concrete,
Inc., Landrum Performance Springs, Lane Automotive, Leading Edge Composites,
LPS Tire Company, Marshall County Tourism, McDaniels Harley Davidson,
McDonald's, MWRacingNews.com, Newton Oil, Northern Pallet, Oliver
Ford Lincoln Mercury, OmniSource, Penguin Point, People Link Staffing,
RaceStar Publications, Racing Optics, Rans Towing, Rebel Gears, Republic
Services, Rugged Radios, Schoenfeld Headers, Shepherd's Chevrolet
Buick, South Bend Clutch, Spectro Performance Oils, Stock Car Extreme,
Techworks Trailer Sales, The Car Company, Town and Country Press,
Ultra Shield Race Products, Whelen, Wings Etc. Restaurant and Pub,
and Young's TV & Appliance.
in Modifieds Division, Tempers Boil in Super Streets
|June 22, 2013 - By:
|(Plymouth, IN) It was a wild night of
racing at Plymouth Speedway as a new leader sits atop the Modified
Division and one driver's temper boils over in the Super Streets feature.
With a third place finish in the Modifieds Division, Tommy Beezley
II takes over the top spot in the overall standings. The leader going
into this race, Frank Marshall, got caught up in two accidents that
created a tire issue and cosmetic damage. Marshall's eighth place
finish in the 20-lap feature caused him to fall in the points. Derek
Losh looked like he would finish on the podium, but he bobbled out
of turn two on the last lap which allowed Dylan Woodling and Tommy
Beezley II to nab the other two positions on the podium. Losh dropped
back to fifth after that and finished there. 26 cars started the race
the most cars in a feature in that division all season. Dylan
Woodling got his first podium finish of the season in the second spot
and it was Zeke McKenzie who got the feature win and he did it from
the pole. I lost power steering in the fifth lap and we had
quite a few cautions so I could rest my hands and arms for a little
while, smiled an emotional Zeke McKenzie. I can't thank
my Dad and my Grandfather for all of their work. We have a lot of
great talent in this division.
|It was on lap 11 when Brandon Roundtree
took over the second place position in the Super Streets race and
as he did, Dean Baker got into the back of him and he went around
on the back straightaway. The caution had come out when Josh Elliott
stopped in the cushion off of turn one. Roundtree, not happy with
Baker, stopped to speak to officials. When he started his car back
around the racetrack, he gunned the car throwing up dirt as crews
were still on the racetrack. Roundtree was found to have compromised
the safety of those workers and was escorted off the track by security
officials. Baker won the 20-lap feature and he apologized for what
happened between him and Roundtree. I apologize to Brandon Roundtree
and didn't mean to cause any trouble, said Baker. We're
buddies and I apologize. It was a great race though and I thank everyone
who turn wrenches on this car. David Short finished in the second
spot while Mike Hoagland got his first podium finish of the season
in third place.
|John Rhoads won the Thunder Stock feature
and felt pretty confident about his car after the win. That
car's always been good on a dry track. The drier the better!
he said. Rhoads took the lead on lap two and had a comfortable lead
by lap 7. Bryce Shidler, who stands second in points finished in the
second spot Saturday night and Brian Merritt rounded out the top three
on the podium.
|The USAC 600 Sprints Open Feature found
Craig Ronk as the winner after he took the lead on lap two and didn't
look back. He ran ahead of the field by at least half of a lap and
put four cars down one lap. Points leader Billy Cribbs moved into
second place on lap nine as he worked on third place finisher Tim
Neal for a few laps. Feels good to race and to finish good,
|Three cars participated in the USAC r600w
Sprints race. It was Nicholas Schaefer who picked up the win after
he got by Garrett Saunders on lap four. Garrett Saunders, who had
trouble in heat laps with a motor, looked strong at the beginning
of the race, but the motor gave him more trouble as he slid to the
second position. Bud McCune finished in third. We were loose
in the heat race and thought about making some changes but didn't.
We thought the track would come to us and it did, said Schaefer.
| Join us next week for the Open Wheel
Red, White and Blue race featuring UMP Modifieds, USAC Ignite Midgets,
USAC 600 Sprints Open and USAC r600w Sprints. Each winner will receive
a special six-foot red, white and blue trophy. Stay for a spectacular
fireworks show after the races. Gates open at 4:00pm and racing starts
at 7:00pm ET at the Playground of Power.
|Find Out What
You're Missing at Plymouth Speedway
|June 20, 2013
- By: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) If you haven't experienced
racing on the dirt track at Plymouth Speedway, now is the time. Work
has been ongoing at the track to make it the best it can be for this
season of racing. The crew has been working hard and have consulted
dirt track maintenance directors at Eldora Speedway and other dirt
tracks in the state to get it just right. This Saturday might just
be the best night of racing yet. UMP Modifieds will be sliding on
the dirt this Saturday, June 22nd along with the Thunder Stocks, Super
Street, USAC 600 Sprints, and USAC 600 Restricted Wing Sprints. The
gate opens at 4:00pm and racing begins at 7:00pm ET. Raffle tickets
will be available for purchase for a chance to win a trailer. You
may buy a single ticket for $5.00 or five tickets for $20.
|Last week, five NASCAR drivers raced on
the dirt surface at Plymouth Speedway and found it a challenge to
keep up with the regular season drivers. Justin Allgaier, a driver
in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, said the chemistry at a dirt track
is unique. When you come out to the dirt tracks, it's the purest
form of what we do, said Allgaier. Pretty much all of
us that race at the NASCAR level have all been here at our starting
point. Allgaier believes that being at the race track is the
best way to experience the sport of racing.
|It doesn't matter if you come on
a Friday night or a Saturday night to a local dirt track like Plymouth
Speedway, if you go out and sit in the crowd and you feel the feelings
and you smell the smells and hear the sounds, very few people walk
away from it and say they didn't have a great time. Anybody who walks
away from it, their blood is pumping and they're having a blast. I
think that's truly what this sport is all about, smiled Allgaier.
You could be one of those fans at Plymouth Speedway this Saturday.
|Thank you to our many partners:
|WTCA AM 1050, Advanced Racing Suspension, All Star Performance,
Bane-Welker Equipment, Bart Wheels, Comfort Suites, Concept Chassis,
D Mark Fence, D.C. Garage Doors & Entry, Dreyer Motorsports, Echo
Power Tools, Engine Pro Racing, Engler Machine and Tool, Fel-Pro Performance
Gaskets, Ferrellgas, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Flags International,
Gertrude Metal Recycling, Integra Shocks and Springs, Journey's End,
K&N Filters, K&S Trucking, Kersting's Harley Davidson, Klotz
Fuel & Lubricant, Kuert Concrete, Inc., Landrum Performance Springs,
Lane Automotive, Leading Edge Composites, LPS Tire Company, Marshall
County Tourism, McDaniels Harley Davidson, McDonald's, MWRacingNews.com,
Newton Oil, Northern Pallet, Oliver Ford Lincoln Mercury, OmniSource,
Penguin Point, People Link Staffing, RaceStar Publications, Racing
Optics, Rans Towing, Rebel Gears, Republic Services, Rugged Radios,
Schoenfeld Headers, Shepherd's Chevrolet Buick, South Bend Clutch,
Spectro Performance Oils, Stock Car Extreme, Techworks Trailer Sales,
The Car Company, Town and Country Press, Ultra Shield Race Products,
Whelen, Wings Etc. Restaurant and Pub, and Young's TV & Appliance.
Wins Modified Feature at Plymouth Speedway
|By: Anita Soltis
|For immediate release
June 16, 2013
|(Plymouth, IN) Five NASCAR drivers who
came to Plymouth Speedway Saturday night to challenge the regular
season Modified drivers found themselves with a top ten finish while
two others suffered equipment issues. It rained most of the afternoon
and caused a bit of a delay to the start of the evening, but that
didn't put a damper on the excitement on the dirt track.
|Nationwide driver, Justin Allgaier, had
the best starting spot at fifth out of the four NASCAR drivers that
started in the 30-lap feature and was running second by lap four.
He was challenging the leader, Frank Marshall, toward the last part
of the race. Allgaier had scraped the straightaway wall earlier in
the race and was getting back track position when he experienced an
issue on lap 27and went into the pits finishing thirteenth. Kenny
Wallace and David Stremme had a great battle for fifth and sixth on
lap 27 and David Reutimann had a late race run that got him up to
the seventh spot. Wallace finished fifth, Stremme was sixth and Reutimann
was seventh. Ken Schrader had an equipment issue during hot laps and
was unable to drive in the feature. Disappointed, he had to pack up
his modified machine and guide it into the hauler.
|Frank Marshall, the points leader in the
Modifieds class, was the race winner with Adam Williams in the second
spot and Tommy Beezley II rounding out the top three. "I like
it up here," smiled Marshall when he spoke from the top of the
podium. "It was a great night and I want to thank the fans who
stuck around until we got the race underway. Thank you also to the
servicemen and veterans. It's a nice night to be on top here!"
|Four caution flags flew early in the race
and pole sitter Zeke McKenzie made a sharp turn to the pit area on
lap four for a flat tire. He was the race leader at the time. One
caution caused a red flag situation when cars tangled on lap three
coming out of turn four. Just as he got the checkered flag, Steven
Pena hit the wall which created lost wheel and a lot of damage to
his race car. The entertainment didn't stop there.
|The Super Street feature leaders were
three wide in turn four on the first lap. The first caution came on
lap four for debris and several other cautions directly following
that lap caused a lap-shortened race. Bobby Hinkle was leading for
most of the race when Brandon Roundtree took the lead on lap 9 and
didn't look back. Roundtree won the 12-lap feature with Bob McLean
in second and JC Moldovan in third. It was a race to the finish in
the Thunder Stock feature where the top three finishers wrecked at
the start/finish line as the checkered flag flew. Dennis Freeland
was scored the winner, Joe Rhoads the runner-up and Bryce Shidler
third. Freeland and Shidler were battling for position around lap
six when Freeland took the lead. Freeland, Rhoads and Shidler were
coming upon lapped traffic coming out of turn four on the last lap
and found out there wasn't enough room on the track for all of them
in the same spot.
| It was Randy Shilling pulling out the
win in the USAC 600 Sprint Open Division. The caution-free race found
Rodney Stealy in second and points leader Billy Cribbs in third. USAC
600 Restrictors points leader Garrett Saunders adds to his points
lead with his feature win. He took the lead from Jason Montel on lap
10 after Montel got out of his groove. Montel ended up second with
Deaven Bolten in the third spot.
|Thank you to Wings Etc. for sponsoring Saturday's race and to the
fans for your patience. We'll have more racing on the dirt track on
of Racing Planned at Plymouth Speedway
|June 14, 2013, Anita
Soltis, Plymouth Speedway
|(Plymouth, IN) A big modified race featuring
five NASCAR stars is taking place on the dirt track at Plymouth Speedway
this Saturday, sponsored by Wings Etc. NASCAR analyst for the SPEED
Channel, Bob Dillner, says it's going to be quite the show. "It's
going to wild this weekend at Plymouth Speedway," said Dillner.
"Anyone listening to this show here today, I would get out to
Plymouth this weekend because I think you're going to have the best
racing of the weekend with those modifieds on the dirt! I'm just really
excited for everyone at Plymouth to have the success that they're
having now because that's really good for racing in general."
|Ken Schrader, David Reutimann, Justin
Allgaier, Kenny Wallace and David Stremme will be driving in this
featured race. Dillner remarked how Stremme is looking forward to
racing at the track that is near his hometown of South Bend. "He
was talking about how excited he was to go to Plymouth and how good
that track was doing honestly since converting from the pavement to
the dirt." He adds that it's not uncommon for NASCAR level drivers
to continue to drive in events such as the one scheduled at Plymouth
Speedway on Saturday. "I think a lot of the guys that are real
racers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - they like to go back to the
short tracks whether it's on dirt or asphalt. It doesn't make a difference.
You're at Plymouth this week, which used to be an asphalt track, now
that it's dirt it's very successful. I think you've got guys like
David Stremme...he's from the area and he likes to go back and give
back to the short track rank at some of the places or areas that he
grew up at."
| While the NASCAR drivers will be pitted
against the regular season modified drivers, more divisions of racing
will round out an exciting night of entertainment including Street
Stocks, Thunder Stocks, USAC 600 Sprints, and USAC r600w.
|Pits open at 3:00pm, the grandstands open
at 4:00pm and racing begins at 7:00pm ET. Ticket and pit pass information
are available online at www.plymouthspeedway.net.
|Mod Squad Night
at Plymouth Speedway this Saturday
|June 12, 2013, Anita
Soltis, Plymouth Speedway
|(Plymouth, IN) It's one of the biggest
nights of dirt track racing at Plymouth Speedway and it's set for
this Saturday, June 15. Wings
Etc. is the proud sponsor of Mod Squad Night where NASCAR drivers
Ken Schrader, David Stremme, Justin Allgaier, David Reutimann and
Kenny Wallace will be driving their modified cars with the regular
drivers on the dirt.
In addition, a full racing schedule is on tap with Street Stocks,
Thunder Stocks, USAC 600 Sprints, and USAC r600w Sprints. It's where
rubbin' is racin' and tempers will play a factor on the fastest
dirt track in Northern Indiana. The five NASCAR drivers are anticipating
a challenge with the regular modified racers in what they can put
on the track. The modified event will be a 30-lap feature and the
winner will take home $1,000.
|Tickets can be purchased here at www.plymouthspeedway.net.
"Like" us on Facebook and follow @PlymouthSpeed for updates.
racing proves why it's the Playground of Power
|For immediate release:
June 9, 2013
|Story by: Anita Soltis
|(Plymouth, IN) It was a power-packed night
of racing at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night. Five caution flags
flew in the Super Street feature with a six-car pile-up on lap 12
that took two cars out of the race. Bobby Hinkle had the lead for
most of the race but on lap 16, it was David Short who closed the
gap and took the lead. He pulled away from the rest of the field before
he took the checkered flag in the first position. The track
was pretty racy tonight and if we can get that top groove working
we can really put on a good show, said Short in his post-race
interview. Hinkle wasn't going to give me the bottom of the
track but I went after it and got the win. Hinkle, who ran at
the Plymouth Speedway for the first time this season, finished second
while Michael Daugherty rounded out the top three.
|The 15-lap USAC 600 Winged Restrictor
race found two different battles between the four cars running in
the feature. Garrett Saunders, who started in the back, marched his
way to the spot right behind the race leader, Devan Myers, who led
for most of the race. It was on lap 11 when Saunders caught the leader
and didn't give that spot back. Meanwhile, it was a battle for the
third place spot and Nicholas Schaefer was able to edge Bud McCune
for that last spot on the podium.
|Myers, who is just 10 years old and in
his fifth year of racing, thanked his family, his sponsors and the
fans for coming to the racetrack to watch an exciting night of racing.
It was really tough to get around Myers, said race-winner
Saunders. I made a mistake and almost didn't get around him,
but I finally did!
|The USAC 600 Open feature was caution-free
but didn't lack for great battles between drivers to get track position.
All of the drivers commented how great the track is coming in. The
track was perfect tonight for the feature, stated Billy Cribbs
who was the feature winner. It felt great to win this race.
Dakota Busche was the second place finisher with third place going
to Dawson Stealy.
|The start of the Modifieds 20-lap feature
was a little rocky with several cautions, but the leaders put on a
good show. It was Tommy Beezley II and Frank Marshall battling it
out and it got even more heated when lapped traffic became a factor.
Marshall was able to close the gap just slightly, but Beezley II was
able to hold off Marshall until the checkered flag flew. We're
here to put people in the seats and to put on a good show! said
Beezley II. It was fun racing Frank. Whoever starts out front
it's hard to get around them, but the track is coming in and
it's fun. Frank Marshall, who is in a tight points race with
Beezley II in the Modifieds division, finished second while Kurt Allison
took home the third place trophy.
|The Thunder Stocks ended the night on
a high note. Three caution flags flew one for debris and the
other two were for drivers who hit tire barriers in turns one and
two and in turns three and four. John Rhoads started on the pole and
didn't look back until the last few laps when Bryce Shidler was knocking
on his rear quarter panel to try and take the win from Rhoads. Rhoads
didn't let that happen and was atop the podium. Bryce Shidler finished
a close second while Kelly Prater had a close finish for third place.
He barely edged out Brian Merritt for the final spot on the finisher's
stand. I knew he (Shidler) was there and I just tried to hold
my own line to win the race, said Rhoads. The track was
really nice tonight and the crews have been working hard on it.
|Join us for another great night of racing
on Saturday, June 15 when the Mod Squad comes to Plymouth Speedway.
NASCAR drivers Ken Schrader, David Stremme, Justin Allgaier, David
Reutimann and Kenny Wallace will be at the track to see what they
have for the modified racers at Plymouth Speedway. Follow us anytime
on Facebook and on Twitter @PlymouthSpeed.
|Back to racing at Plymouth Speedway on
|For immediate release: June 6, 2013
|(Plymouth, IN) After rains soaked the fastest dirt track in Northern
Indiana last week, the staff and drivers are ready to get back to
racing at Plymouth Speedway. Larry Kemp, who works on Tony Stewart's
Eldora Speedway's dirt surface in Ohio, was back at the track where
over 50 tons of new clay was installed in turns three and four. It's
been a busy time at the Plymouth Speedway in order to get maximum
racing out of the new dirt surface. Track owner Ed Kennedy is doing
everything in his power to get the track primed for race night. Mike
Zielinski and the crew at Plymouth Speedway work long hours to ensure
|A regular show is on tap for Saturday, June 8, sponsored by Comfort
Suites. USAC 600 Winged Sprints
will be featured this week as well as the USAC
600 Restricted Winged Sprints. More great action with Modifieds,
Street Stocks and Thunder Stocks is also scheduled. Gates open at
4 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET. Saturday, June 8 is also the
deadline to purchase discounted pre-sale tickets for the Mod Squad
night at the Plymouth Speedway featuring NASCAR drivers Ken Schrader,
David Stremme, Justin Allgaier, David Reutimann and Kenny Wallace.
Pre-sale adult tickets are $15. After June 8, the ticket price will
be $18 for adults.
Etc. is the proud sponsor of Mod Squad night.
|To keep up with happenings at Plymouth Speedway, follow us on Facebook
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|Five NASCAR Drivers to run
modifieds at Plymouth Speedway
release: June 1, 2013
|(Plymouth, IN) It'll be an ordinary
night of racing but with a bunch of extraordinary drivers.
|On June 15 at Plymouth Speedway,
NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace, South Bend native David Stremme,
Ken Schrader, David Reutimann and Justin Allgaier will be driving
their modified machines around the fastest dirt track in northern
|The NASCAR drivers will see what
they've got against the regular lineup of modified drivers on
the dirt surface. The top three drivers in the Modified Series,
Frank Marshall, Tommy Beezley II and Adam Williams and a few
of the more locally recognized racers will be testing their
rides against the popular drivers from the NASCAR series to
see who can win the 30-lap A Feature with $1,000 to the winner!
|All of the action is sponsored by
Wings Etc. in Plymouth where owner Jim Weaver is happy to be
a part of this special night of racing action. Wings Etc. will
also sponsor the Bob Newton Classic set for August 17 at Plymouth
Speedway featuring NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart.
|The street stocks, thunder stocks,
USAC 600 sprints and USAC 600 restricted winged sprints will
also run heat laps and features to round out the exciting night
of racing on June 15.
Discounted pre-sale tickets are available now for $15 but
will go up to the regular price of $18 after June 8. Pit pass
information is also available on the website.
|Always keep up on news from Plymouth
Speedway on Facebook and follow @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter.
has been moved to Jackson, MN
|In conjunction with the Race4Life Organizers,
track owner Ed Kennedy would like to make the unfortunate announcement
that this year's 8th Annual Race4Life that was originally scheduled
at Plymouth Speedway June 26-29 will be moved to Jackson Speedway
in Jackson, MN for 2013. Further details of the exact date and racing
format will be provided on website www.TheRace4Life.com.
|Plymouth Speedway would like to apologize
to race teams, fans, about the necessary change as the track crew
continue to work on its weekly program. "We feel that the Race4Life
racing weekend is a great and special event, and we at Plymouth Speedway
look forward to having it here in the future" stated Ed Kennedy.
"We wish all the competitors best of luck at the new location
in Jackson, MN."
|Plymouth Speedway events for June 29 will
be the Open Wheel Red, White and Blue Race. Featuring Modifieds, I-Mods,
USAC Ignite Midgets, USAC 600 Non Wing Open Sprints $500 to win, USAC
600 Winged Restricted Sprints $200 to win Along with Fireworks. Each
winner will receive a special 6Ft Red, White and Blue Trophy.
is a big month of racing at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release:
May 30, 2013
(Plymouth, IN) June welcomes a full month of racing excitement
at Plymouth Speedway. South Bend Clutch presents five feature classes
of racing in Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, USAC 600
Open Sprints and USAC 600 Restricted Winged Sprints races on Saturday,
|Modifieds points leader, Frank Marshall,
commented after last week's racing that the crew has been working
hard on the track and the track surface has come along where more
grooves allow for more side-by-side racing. The track was smooth and
had plenty of room to pass. Other drivers are optimistic that the
track will improve and they'll keep coming back as the season continues.
|Racing on Saturday was able to start at
7:00pm sharp and ended just after 10:00pm ET.
|Larry Kemp, who works on Eldora Speedway's
dirt surface, was brought in to Plymouth Speedway last week to help
condition the track for Saturday's racing which the drivers all praised.
Kemp was expected to be at the track again this week to continue to
help Jim Boggs and Jason Perkins make the dirt surface optimal for
all classes of racing. Plymouth Speedway owner, Ed Kennedy, is dedicated
to making this track better and better to create the best entertainment
for fans and great racing conditions for the drivers. It keeps improving
every week and everyone is learning something new all of the time.
|Coming up on June 8th, Comfort
Suites will present another great night of racing while Wings
Etc. will bring you the MOD Squad night on Saturday, June 15,
with NASCAR drivers Kenny Schrader, David Stremme, Justin Allgaier,
Kenny Wallace, and David Reutimann! They'll be kicking up some dirt
in their modified machines! Tickets are on sale now for $15 and will
be $18 after June 8th.
|Racing begins at 7:00pm every Saturday
and the gates open at 4:00pm ET. For more information on ticket prices,
visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
races take stage at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release:
May 26, 2013
|(Plymouth, Indiana) After a week-long
concentrated effort to help condition the dirt surface at Plymouth
Speedway, five classes of drivers found much racier conditions which
provided for an exciting night of racing at the fastest dirt track
in Northern Indiana, which wrapped up just after 10:00pm ET. The Thunder
Stock 20-lap feature was caution-free and only two cars were on the
lead lap by the time the first place car crossed the start/finish
line. The winner, Bryce Shidler, who was scheduled to graduate from
school on Sunday, ran the high groove and found speed to get the top
spot. Thank you to my sponsors and people that helped work on
the car this week. We made a lot of changes to the car, explained
Shidler, who also won a heat race earlier in the evening. Joe Rhoades
was second on the podium and Kevin Kerlin captured the third spot.
|The modifieds 20-lap feature ran with
a close finish and was plagued with eight cautions caused by rough
restarts. Points leader, Frank Marshall, spun early in the race and
was put to the tail end of the field but fought back with a third
place finish. Tommy Beezley II and Adam Williams fought each other
hard in the final laps and Williams finished just ahead of Beezley
II to get the win. Williams had also gotten into a little bit of trouble
when another car got into the back of him as he came out of turn three
on lap 9. That was our first feature win of the season,
beamed Williams. We got it figured out. We had a bad tire choice
I don't know how we did it. It was a great track tonight!
|The USAC 600 Sprint feature found Nicholas
Schaefer atop the podium after 20 laps of caution-free racing. Points
leader, Garrett Saunders, who suffered carburetor issues earlier in
the night, ended up in the second spot while Nick Katrakis rounded
out the top three. I've really never thought I'd see myself
win a points race, stated Schaefer. That was awesome! Thank
you to my family and my sponsors.
|In the USAC 600 Open feature, the cars
of Jason Montel and Jordon Lambert got into each other right before
the green flag flew as they were gearing up for the start of the race
which ended the night for Montel. Two cautions came before the start
of the race, and the number 3 of Gary Gibson had trouble which brought
out the third caution. He was pushed to the outer part of the track
so racing could resume. Randy Shilling came away with the win with
Billy Cribbs second and Eric Saunders third. It was a rather emotional
finish for Eric Saunders. Saunders was paralyzed in a Motocross accident
a few years ago and he is getting back into racing full-time in a
600 sprint. This is his first podium finish of the season. I
have so much support from my family and friends, explained Saunders.
My mechanics have been working hard with this car and it's paid
off. I have controls in my steering wheel so I can operate the car.
The brake and throttle are on the steering wheel which Randy Sweet
has helped me with. It's so great to be in the car! Shilling
was also happy for his fellow competitor and was happy to get the
|We've been beating around the bush
to get to the top of the podium, but we did it tonight! Thank you
to everyone who helped me with the car. Congratulations to Eric also.
I followed him when he ran in Motocross and it's great that I can
race with him here.
|It was an exciting finish in the Street
Stock division as David Short passed Michael Clark to take the top
podium spot. These two drivers battled it out throughout the race
as Clark had the lead for most of the night. Short passed Clark on
lap 15 but a caution came out and the scoring went back to the lineup
before the caution which put Clark back out front. Short went to the
inside of Clark in turn one on lap 18 and crossed the finish line
first as the checkered flag flew on lap 20.
|The field was under a red flag for a tangle
between two cars in turns one and two and as the caution came back
out on lap 17, Short had to push Clark to help him get started. I
was going to be mad if I pushed him to the win, but we had to do what
we had to do, Short laughed. Thank you to all of my sponsors
and everyone who worked on the car today. It was on jacks earlier
today so a lot of effort went into getting this car on the track tonight.
It was Michael Clark who came in second and Don Hillery came in third
in his first race at Plymouth Speedway. The officials are constantly
working to make the racing surface the best it can be and will continue
to do so until it's right. Larry Kemp from Eldora Speedway was at
Plymouth Speedway this week to help in that process.
Join us for more great racing on Saturday, June 1 for a full night
of racing. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
to feature regular races this Saturday
|(Plymouth, IN) For immediate release:
May 23, 2013
| Super Streets, Modifieds, Thunder Stocks,
USAC 600 sprints and USAC restricted winged sprints will be running
at the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana on Saturday, May 25th.
|The staff and management at Plymouth Speedway
are working hard to work in the new dirt surface. The transition from
asphalt to dirt was made during the winter months and everyone has
been attempting to smooth out the bumps to make the surface ideal
for racing. This has been an ongoing process and the crew is learning
more and more about maintaining and molding the dirt to prime it for
|Plymouth Speedway track owner Ed Kennedy
consulted with Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart, eight-year Eldora
Maintenance Director Larry Kemp and Gary Rishe from Lernerville to
gather information on what and what not to do when conditioning the
track. Kennedy pledges to find the proper track procedure and to provide
excellent conditions for racing entertainment. He thanks all car owners,
drivers, crews, sponsors and most of all, the fans, who support the
track every week.
You are invited to see what the excitement is all about with the
five classes of races that are scheduled for this Saturday. Gates
open at 4:00 ET and all of the fun begins at 7:00pm ET.
|For more information on gate prices and
pit passes, follow Plymouth Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.
|Earl Gaerte Classic
one to remember at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release: May 19, 2013
|(Plymouth, IN) There was plenty of action
with the Sprints on Dirt (SOD), USAC 600 Sprints and the Modified
car races at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night. After a lengthy delay
in getting the inaugural Earl Gaerte Classic underway as crews attempted
to get the track primed for optimal, and safe, racing conditions,
the feature races did not disappoint. It was Darren Long, a SOD racer
from Ohio, who took home the feature win for that series. It was a
hard fought 25-lap feature that saw only a handful of cautions that
included spins and debris. Dustin Daggett finished in the second spot
while Brandon Wimmer took home the third place trophy. "This
is the biggest win I've had," said Long. "I'm proud to represent
the Gaerte family, especially on a night like tonight. It was a great
race - just awesome." The SOD series will be back at Plymouth
Speedway on Saturday, August 17 for the Bob Newton Memorial race.
|Garrett Saunders found the checkered flag
in the first position in the USAC 600 Restrictor feature. The caution
flag flew once as Bud McCune spun in turn four on lap 14 in the 20-lap
feature. Tyler Fitzpatrick had a switch problem in his machine on
lap 16 which caused him to lose quite a few positions from the third
spot. Nick Katrakis came across the finish line second and Nicholas
Schaefer was third - his best finish of the season. "The car
has been really good and I'd like to thank my team, sponsors and my
family for all their help," said Saunders.
|A crash that collected Keith Ousley and
USAC 600 Restrictor winner Garrett Saunders on lap 13 and a few more
cautions due to spins after that incident littered the USAC 600 Open
25-lap feature. In the end, it was Craig Ronk on top of the podium
with Randy Shilling rolling in second and Billy Cribbs with the third
place finish. "It was a great race," stated Ronk on his
feature win. "I was racing hard!"
|With 21 cars in the Modified feature,
there were bound to be some cautions - and there were several before
one lap of racing could be completed. Six cars were caught up in a
crash coming out of turn two on a restart lap and another three found
close-knit racing and got into each other in turns one and two on
a second restart lap. Last week's winner, Frank Marshall, spun in
turns three and four on lap 7 and Austin Smith couldn't avoid a collision.
Marshall had been running third at the time. After a few more cautions
and two crashes, Zeke McKenzie raced to the checkered flag and happily
took home the first place trophy. "It feels really good to win
and I couldn't have done it without the help of my sponsors, friends
and family. The track crew worked hard to get the conditions right
for racing and they did a great job," stated McKenzie. Adam Williams
completed the final lap in the second spot and Dylan Woodling was
the third place finisher. It was a long night, but it was a great
night of racing at Plymouth Speedway. Thank you to the spectators
and the teams and drivers for their patience as the staff continues
to work in this brand new dirt track.
More great racing is on tap for next week! Follow Plymouth Speedway
on Facebook and Twitter.
Gaerte classic this saturday at Plymouth Speedway
immediate release: May 16, 2013
|(Plymouth, IN) It's one of the biggest
races of the season at Plymouth Speedway and it's happening on Saturday
night. The Engine Pro Earl Gaerte Classic will feature the Sprints
on Dirt Saturday night. Plymouth Speedway Director of Racing, Matthew
Schwartz, indicated that it will be an exciting night of racing. "The
Sprints on Dirt, which we call SOD sprints, are a touring series and
they race all over Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and even into Canada,"
said Schwartz. "The cars from all of those states plus Illinois,
and maybe some from Tennessee, will come race with the sprint cars.
These are the fastest things on dirt! They have big wings, 900 hp
and they'll hit over 100 mph every lap."
|Earl Gaerte was an innovator in short
track engines and he designed engines that have been in Indianapolis
500 cars and in the cars that are raced on racetracks each Saturday
night across America. He passed away in August 2011, but his memory
and innovations live on. Engine Pro presented by Fel-Pro Gaskets is
a proud sponsor of this event. Sprint car driver, Shane Stewart, was
at Plymouth Speedway Wednesday night for a media event and had a chance
to look things over for this weekend's race. Stewart is a native of
Oklahoma but has since moved to Indiana to continue his career in
the sprint car series. He's quite accomplished having many feature
wins under his belt as well as a American Sprint Car Association Championship.
Stewart doesn't run with a particular sprint car series full-time
but he does occasionally race in the esteemed World of Outlaws series.
He will be driving a brand new sprint car this weekend under the ownership
of Joe Gaerte. Stewart said it was fitting that he participate in
the Earl Gaerte Classic with Gaerte Engines out of Rochester as a
| Watch for the number 3G as
it makes circuits around the track. Stewart is pretty impressed with
Plymouth Speedway's new dirt surface. 'They've done a great job with
the dirt. They're working hard. I know and I've seen the amount of
work that actually goes into preparing a racetrack for a Saturday
night," said Stewart. He expects to be part of some great racing
Saturday night. "If the track's right, it's wide enough to see
two or three-wide racing. The best thing that you could hope for as
a dirt track guy is if you can get two grooves. That's the most important
thing. If they can make that happen, I think you're going to see a
really good race!"
|Modifieds and the USAC 600
sprints will also be racing to round out the exciting night of racing.
Also on May 18, the 1st Annual Forces Day Poker Run to help sponsor
Operation Quiet Comfort and our troops will begin at 11:00am ET at
the Woodland Inn in South Bend and end at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth.
You can pick up a pre-registration form at McDaniel's Harley Davidson
in South Bend, Kersting's Harley Davidson in Winamac or at the Woodland
Inn in South Bend.
The $30 fee includes one rider, a t-shirt and Winged Outlaw Sprints
ticket. The $18 fee may be paid at the gate for non-riders. In an
effort to support our troops, drop off a donation of white crew
socks, gallon-size zip-loc bags, individually packaged toothbrushes
and travel size toothpaste. These items will be gathered by the
Operation Quiet Comfort volunteers and distributed to soldiers.
The gates will open at 4:00pm and racing begins at 7:00pm ET. "Like"
us on Facebook and follow us @PlymouthSpeed.
|Dirt Track racing
at its best at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release:
May 12, 2013
|(Plymouth, Indiana) A cool evening provided
for some hot racing at the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana.A
short burst of rain and strong winds came through prior to the start
of racing at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night, but the crews were
able to get the track optimal for racing and the green flag dropped
for heat races shortly after 7:00pm ET.
|It was John Rhoades getting the win in
the Thunder Stocks A Feature with last week's winner Dennis Freeland
finishing in the second spot and Randy Lambert rounding out the top
three. Rhoades led all 15 laps in the feature. "The track is
getting better," said Rhoades in his post-race interview. "It
was fun to race tonight!"
|The standings for the rest of the feature
were as follows: Ryan Smurdon, Brian Merritt, Kevin Kerlin, Kelly
Prater, and Bryce Shidler.
|The Modifieds A Feature saw 23 cars in
the field. A red flag was thrown on lap two as a gas cap was found
in between turns three and four. Track officials found that the #18
car of Chad Clay was missing the gas cap and it was too damaged to
be placed back on the car. For safety, Clay was escorted to the pits
and his night was done. Seven other cautions littered the race that
lasted approximately 28 minutes. In the end, it was Frank Marshall
who crossed the start/finish line first to capture his second win
- a back-to-back win for the 28M car in the 20-lap feature event.
"With this many cars in the field, I'm proud of everyone who
had helped me get back-to-back feature wins!" stated Marshall.
|The top three finished the same as last
week's finishing order. Tommy Beezely II came in second while Adam
Williams finished third. The standings for the rest of the field were
as follows: Todd Sherman, Josh Lolmaugh, Shawn Scripter, Kyle Yocum,
Steven Pena, Adam Thrush, Travis Stemler, Bryane Dickinson, Dillon
Nusbaum, Ryan Flagel, Jessica Scroufe, Dan Streeter, Aaron Morey,
Curt Spalding, JR Hotovy, Ricky Carmon, Jr., Chad Clay, Steven Hogue,
and Bub Roberts.
|Only three cars entered the USAC 600 Sprint
Restrictors Feature and it was Garrett Saunders winning his second
race of the season, followed by Nick Katrakis and Sydney Arnett for
second and third places in the caution-free 15-lap feature. "It
feels really good to win," stated Saunders. "I couldn't
do it without everyone who has helped me this season."
|The USAC 600 Sprint Open Feature had a
bigger field and only three caution flags flew - all for the #37 of
Brad Nichols who spun out for two cautions and hit a tire barrier
in between turns three and four. His sprint car got hung up on the
three-tire high barrier and had to have assistance to get untangled.
Tyler Huffman came up with the win, followed by Billy Cribbs for second
and Randy Shilling for third. It was a great race to the end with
Huffman and Cribbs in the last three laps, but Huffman saw the checkers
first. "Thank you to all of my great sponsors and my family for
helping me keep the car running each week," explained Huffman.
The rest of the finishing order was as follows: Dawson Stealy, Mike
Gass, Courtney Erfurth, Adam Barth, Scott Allison, Brad Nichols, Jerod
Glasford, and Eric Saunders.
|In the final feature of the evening, it
was Joe Hillman who drove away from the field after lap five in the
Super Street Feature and never looked back. A handful of cautions
for debris and spin-outs created some great restarts, but it didn't
phase Hillman. Michael Clark ran to the second place position and
Brandon Roundtree crossed the line in third place. "This was
my first time at this new dirt track and I got the win!" exclaimed
|The rest of the finishing order was as
follows: Bob McLean, Michael Daugherty, Roger Duszynski, David Short,
Mike Hoagland, Dave Fritz, and Bobby Bering, Jr.
| May 18th will be the Earl Gaerte Classic
at the Plymouth Speedway. The Earl Gaerte Classic SOD Sprint event
will feature Modifieds, Sprints, USAC 600 Wing and USAC Restricted
600 Wing cars which will provide the best racing entertainment on
Plymouth Speedway's dirt oval.
|Be sure to "Like" Plymouth Speedway
on Facebook and follow @PlymouthSpeed on Twitter for updates.
for a special night of racing at Plymouth Speedway
|For immediate release:
May 9, 2013 (Plymouth, IN)
|While the Modifieds, USAC Non Wing 600
Sprints, USAC Wing Restrictor 600 Sprints, Super Streets and Thunder
Cars are scheduled to race on Northern Indiana's fastest dirt track
at Plymouth Speedway this Saturday, May 11, the Earl Gaerte Classic
Winged Outlaw Sprints on May 18 is expected to feature a special lineup.
|The Earl Gaerte Classic Winged Outlaw
Sprint event will feature Modifieds, Outlaw Sprints, USAC 600 Wing
and USAC Restricted 600 Wing cars which will provide the best racing
entertainment on Plymouth Speedway's dirt oval. This will be 1 of
2 winged sprint race for the 2013 season.
Earl Gaerte was an innovator in short track engines and he designed
engines that have been in Indianapolis 500 cars and in the cars that
are raced on racetracks each Saturday night across America. He passed
away in August 2011, but his memory and innovations live on. Joe Gaerte
son of Earl has already committed to running his own car with World
of Outlaw Driver Shane Stewart for this event.
|Engine Pro presented by Fel-Pro Gaskets
is a proud sponsor of this event.
|Also coming up on May 18, the 1st Annual
Forces Day Poker Run to help sponsor Operation Quiet Comfort and our
troops will begin at 11am ET at the Woodland Inn in South Bend and
end at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth. You can pick up a pre-registration
form at McDaniel's Harley Davidson in South Bend, Kersting's Harley
Davidson in Winamac or at the Woodland Inn in South Bend.
|The $30 fee includes one rider, a t-shirt
and Winged Outlaw Sprints ticket. The $18 fee may be paid at the gate
In an effort to support our troops, drop off a donation of white crew
socks, gallon-size zip-loc bags, individually packaged toothbrushes
and travel size toothpaste. These items will be gathered by the Operation
Quiet Comfort volunteers and distributed to soldiers. After the ride,
it's race time with the Earl Gaerte Classic Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars
at Plymouth Speedway! Gates open at 3:00pm and the races begin at
| If you need more information, call Paula
Hale Mooth at (269) 580-7856. There are a lot of great things happening
at Plymouth Speedway! Follow along on Twitter @PlymouthSpeed or on
|Another exciting weekend of
racing at Plymouth Speedway
For immediate release: May 5, 2013
(Plymouth, IN) You can throw all of the sayings that go into
short track racing into Saturday night's racing at Plymouth
The Modified feature ended the night on a high note with
a green-white-checkered finish. The 22-car field kept the
field green until lap 10 when a spin happened in turn one.
Cautions then bred cautions four to be exact with two
on restarts and with three to go, it was a battle to
the checkered flag. Frank Marshall won the race with last
week's winner, Tommy Beezley II second and Adam Williams taking
the third position.
I thank the fans for coming tonight, because without
them this wouldn't be possible, said Marshall after
the 20-lap feature win.
The USAC 600 Restricted Class feature found a woman at the
top of the podium for the third time in Plymouth Speedway
history. Sydney Arnett took the checkered flag after the 15-lap
features where only four yellow flags were waved. Last week's
winner, Garrett Saunders finished second and Nick Katrakis
claimed third place.
This just goes to show that girls can do it too!
After starting in the second position and finding himself
at the back of the pack early in the race, Dennis Freeland
took his #3 Thunder Stock to the top of the racetrack in the
dry dirt and caught the leaders within a couple of laps. With
only two cautions in the 15-lap feature, Freeland finished
in the top position when the checkers flew. Randy Lambert
pulled in a second place finish while Bryce Shidler took the
Yeah, I found that the top worked for me and it got
me the win, Freeland explained.
Dawson Stealy found himself on the top spot of the podium
after leading all 20 laps of the USAC 600 Open Feature. The
defending champion in this class, Sara Elrod, found herself
in third place at the end of the race with Craig Ronk in the
second spot. Stealy had a chance to thank his sponsors, family
and friends for helping him with his race car.
It was a trip to Victory Lane for David Short in the Super
Street 15-lap feature. Nate Payton took second and Bob McLean
came in third. Eight cautions plagued this feature with several
spin-outs and debris issues. That didn't bother Short though
as he nabbed the win. He was excited to be racing and at the
This was my first feature win in 15 years, Short
It was a beautiful night for racing and there's still some
work to be done to make the track at its optimum for racing.
The track techs are working hard to provide the fans and drivers
an ideal track and it should be even better for the third
week of racing on May 11. Street Stocks, Thunder Cars, Modifieds,
USAC 600 Sprints and USAC 6000 Restricted Sprints will be
back at it at the fastest dirt track in Northern Indiana.
We're happy to be partnering with Flag International and
all of our great sponsors who help bring this racing to you!
For a full list of sponsors and upcoming events.
Make sure you Like Plymouth Speedway on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter @PlymouthSpeed.
racing continues saturday at Plymouth Speedway
release: May 2, 2013
|(Plymouth, IN) It was a successful start
to the dirt track season last week at Plymouth Speedway and more action
is set for this Saturday night!
|Help celebrate Cinco De Mayo a day early
with a margarita and the running of Modifieds, Super Streets, Pure
Thunderstocks, USAC 600 sprints and USAC 600 Restricted Winged Sprints
at Northern Indiana's fastest dirt track.
|Gates open at 3:00pm and racing starts
at 7:00pm ET. Beginning Saturday, purchase a chance to win a 24' Team
Spirit trailer, worth $9,000! "It's got everything," said
Walt Barns, owner of Techworks Trailer Sales. "LED lights, roof
vents, aluminum wheels, cabinets and more."
|He adds, "We are happy to be able
to do this with Plymouth Speedway. I was at the track last week and
the racing was unbelievable. I love dirt track racing and this season
should be exciting."
The racing season is just getting started. Join us as Fel-Pro Performance
Gaskets proudly presents the Earl Gaerte Classic on May 18 where
the Outlaw Winged Sprint Cars will run circuits around the track.
On June 29, the Race4Life spectacular will feature USAC 600 Sprints,
both Wing and Non-Wing for Open and Restrictors at Plymouth Speedway.
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|Earl Gaerte and
Newton Memorial races gain sponsorship
|Posted Tuesday April
23, 2013 - 3:55pm
|The Plymouth Speedway and the Engine Pro
Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP are excited to announce the signing
of a presenting sponsor for these historic events. Engine Pro of Grand
Rapids, MI. has signed on as Title sponsor and brought in a great
presenting sponsor for these prestigious races. Fel-Pro Gaskets has
joined on to support these two appearances of the Engine Pro Sprints
on Dirt at the exciting Hoosier Bullring.
|The official title for these races set
for Saturday May 18 and Saturday August 17, will be the following-
ENGINE PRO Earl Gaerte Classic Presented by Fel-Pro and The Engine
Pro Bob Newton Classic Presented by Fel-Pro.
|The winged sprint cars of the Sprints
on Dirt will be making their return to the much improved and expanded
dirt oval. A field of drivers from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Wisconsin and Ontario are expected to compete in this Sprints on Dirt
sanctioned event. To add to the excitement of an already tremendous
event is has been recently announced that three-time NASCAR Sprint
Cup Champion Tony Stewart has agreed to make an appearance at Plymouth
Speedway for the August event and he is bringing his potent 360 powered
sprint car to do battle with the stars of the Engine Pro Sprints on
Dirt series. This will mark the return for Stewart with the SOD series
after capturing the debut event for the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt
last year. The drivers of the group are looking forward to going wheel
to wheel with the owner of Eldora Speedway again this season.
|I cant wait to see the S.O.D
series at the bullring again says Eric Saunders. Tony has been a huge
part of my motocross career before my crash. I am just glad that he
and I are back together here at Plymouth Speedway. It should be a
sellout! Stewart stated, Plymouth Speedway is an awesome
place. Ed Kennedy has done some incredible work here at Plymouth.
I am looking forward to supporting Eric as I have in the past
in his Motocross racing and running the Bullring should put on some
|The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented
by ARP series sanctions winged Sprint Car races at speedways throughout
Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and the Canadian province of Ontario and will
enjoy its 34th season of operation. The 2013 schedule can be viewed
|Dirt Track racing
at Plymouth Speedway to begin April 27th
|For immediate release:
April 23, 2013
|(Plymouth, Indiana) The green flag will
drop at Plymouth Speedway on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00pm ET for the
start of the dirt racing season.
|Weather has brought out the caution flag
when trying to get the season underway. Last week's rain caused soft
spots on the track that did not provide the ideal racing surface for
the drivers. Rain and cold temperatures have hopefully moved out of
the area so the excitement everyone is waiting for can commence!
|Before racing gets started, all drivers
are invited to participate in practice sessions scheduled for Wednesday,
April 24 and Friday, April 26 from 6:00pm ET until dusk. Gates open
Wednesday at 5:00pm and at 4:00pm on Friday. If you would like to
watch practice either night, General Admission is FREE.
|For those drivers under 18, a parental
and waiver form is required. Regular driver registration is available
both nights of practice. Pit slab rentals are still available.
|Saturday night is the big night featuring
the Traxxas 600 USAC Sprint Series running on the dirt. USAC 600 Sprints
non-wing, USAC 600 Sprints Restricted Wing, modifieds, super streets,
and pure thunder stock classes will battle it out in the Playground
|Let's go racing at Plymouth Speedway!
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|Thank you to
all of our marketing partners:
|WTCA 1050-AM, Advanced Racing Suspensions,
Bane-Welker Equipment, Bart Wheels, Concept Chassis, D Mark Fence,
D.C. Garage Doors and Entry, Dreyer Motorsports, Echo Power Tools,
Engine Pro Racing, Engler Machine and Tool, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets,
Ferrellgas, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Gertrude Street Metal Recycling,
Indy Race Parts, Integra Shocks and Springs, Journey's End, K&N
Filters, Klotz Fuel & Lubricant, Kuert Concrete Inc., Landrum
Performance Springs, Lane Automotive, LPS Tire Company, Marshall County
Tourism, MWRacingNews.com, Newton Oil, Oliver Ford Lincoln Mercury,
OmniSource, Penguin Point, RaceStar Publications, Racing Optics, Rans
Towing, Rebel Gears, Republic Services, Rugged Radios, Schoenfield
Headers, Shepherd's Chevrolet Buick, Spectro Performance Oils, Stock
Car Extreme, Techworks Trailer Sales, The Car Company, Town and Country
Press, Ultra Shield Race Products, Whelen, Wings Etc. Restaurant and
Pub, and Young's TV and Appliance.
|Rain delays start
season at Plymouth Speedway
|For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2013
|(Plymouth, IN) Rain has hindered the start
of the dirt track season at Plymouth Speedway.
|Rain canceled the Cabin Fever event and
now its caused the cancellation of the first race of the season.
The start of the season has been pushed back to Saturday, April 27.
The track is simply too wet and will not provide an ideal racing surface
for the drivers. Track owner, Ed Kennedy, also kept the fans in the
forefront of this decision as he wants to ensure the fans a good opening
|Matt Schwartz, Director of Racing at Plymouth
Speedway, stated that the staff has been working hard during the off-season
to make the transition from asphalt to dirt on the local track and
Mother Nature has not cooperated.
|Weve made changes to the pit
area and grandstands and everyone has worked hard, he said.
When the season does finally get underway, the fans, drivers
and crews will enjoy the new surface and the competitive nature it
provides. Drivers will be excited to know that a TV monitor will be
available in the pit area so they can observe their own lap times
during hot laps and race action.
|Several tons of clay was brought in to
transform the asphalt track to a state-of-the-art dirt surface. Drivers
have expressed their excitement to race on the more competitive dirt
track and provide the best entertainment in Northern Indiana.
|Practice is tentatively scheduled for
Sunday, April 21 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET with the grandstands opening
at 11:00 a.m. ET with free admission to spectators. Mark April 27
at 7:00 p.m. ET as the official start to the dirt track racing season
at Plymouth Speedway.
There are several other big events at the Plymouth Speedway this
season including the Earl Gaerte Classic and the Bob Newton Classic,
sponsored by Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, the MOD Squad Night featuring
NASCAR drivers Ken Schrader and David Stremme, and the USAC Race4Life.
continues partnership at Plymouth
immediate release April 2, 2013 (Plymouth, Indiana)
You'll be able to grab some Buds with your friends at Plymouth
Speedway during the entire regular season as Budweiser has renewed
their partnership at the 1/5 & 1/4 mile dirt track. Waylon Burke
Budweiser Rep, who is also a fan of racing, said Budweiser, Bud
Light and other spirits will be offered as you enjoy weekly, modified,
super streets, thunder cars, USAC 600 sprints that will be racing
on the newly transformed track at Plymouth Speedway.
I am so excited the cars will be racing on dirt, stated
Burke. Budweiser has been a proud partner of racing at Plymouth
Speedway for several years now.
Workers at the track are improving the beer garden so the whole
experience will be enhanced when you visit the track this season.
The first races get
underway April 13 with the Cabin Fever event. Regular season racing
is every Saturday night beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
|For updates on track news, follow @PlymouthSpeed
on Twitter and Like Plymouth Speedway on Facebook.
One-Way Race Communication Information:
Plymouth Speedway will be selling Rugged Radio Nitro Bees
single-channel UHF radios for one-way communication with Race
Director. One-way communication radios (commonly known as
receivers) are required for ALL drivers in competition at
Plymouth Speedway. Crews and Fans can purchase these systems
as well to listen to real time race communi...cations with
drivers on-track as well as race communication amongst the
|For a Special Price of $95 (not
$100), you will get the radio, ear buds, and the holder. These
will be legal for the one-way communication to drivers from
In addition for the drivers, if you wish to purchase your
required transponder pouch (a $15 value) with the Nitro Bee,
you can purchase both for a total of $100!
|For a Special Price of $95 (not
$100), you will get the radio, ear buds, and the holder. These
will be legal for the one-way communication to drivers from
|And, we will be renting transponders
for the season for $50 (versus the $5 per night fee) if you'd
like to reserve one now.
|| - transponder (rented)
||- Nitro Bee Single Channel Receiver
|| - Nitro Bee, pouch for transponder
||- Nitro Bee, pouch, and transponder (rented for 13 season)
by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call at 1-(260) 578-2705
if you have any questions. Note that there are limited supplies at
this time along with the above prices are valid through April 6th.
||Wings Etc. to
sponsor big races at Plymouth Speedway
|For Immediate Release,
March 28, 2013
|Plymouth, IN) To help thaw out from the
winter solstice, put two of the hottest races this summer at Plymouth
Speedway on your calendar. The MOD Squad Night is set for Saturday,
June 15 and the Bob Newton
Hoosier Tire Classic race will be Saturday, August 17 and will
be sponsored by Wings Etc.
in Plymouth. These events will feature the fastest cars on dirt at
the Plymouth Speedway. Wings
Etc. owner Jim Weaver, who
is a race fan, expressed his excitement of these two elite matches.We
are pleased to be a sponsor of the Mod Squad Night and the Bob Newton
Hoosier Tire Classic races, said Weaver. I'm looking forward
to seeing Ken Schrader and
David Stremme on the dirt track.
I'm hoping that this is the beginning of a long association between
Wings Etc. and the Plymouth Speedway.
|The MOD Squad race will feature NASCAR
drivers Ken Schrader and South Bend, Indiana native, David Stremme.
USAC 600 Winged Sprints and Restricted 600 Winged Sprints will be
a part of the event along with Modifieds, Super Streets, and Pure/Thunder
Stocks. Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony
Stewart will return to the track in August for the inaugural
Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic. SOD Sprints will race and these are
the fastest cars on dirt! Other classes of cars will also get a chance
to stir up the dirt before the feature event. Save money and purchase
advance online at www.plymouthspeedway.net. Both
races begin at 7:00 p.m. ET.
|For a great night out of dining in Plymouth,
Release WTCA-AM Press Release - March 24, 2013
WTCA 1050AM The Chief (Plymouth, IN) title sponsor
for Super Street Division at Plymouth Speedway. The NEW Classic
Hits, local News, Sports & Weather radio station of 1050AM
The Chief has joined the growing team of Plymouth
Speedway (IN) in becoming the title sponsor for the 2013 Super
Street Division! WTCA-AM will provide a $2500 season point
fund to the Super Street division! WTCA-AM and the community
of Plymouth are so very excited about what is happening at
| The track has been around for over 50 years and this
has to be the most anticipated year of racing at the track since the
year it opened, said WTCA-AM Sales Manager Jim Bottorf. Where
else are you going to find Tony Stewart, David Stremme, Ken Schrader,
and Ive heard possibly other well-known drivers turning laps
on the new dirt track. Five divisions of race cars each night, including
the competitive Super Streets, it just is going to be a great season
and 1050AM will be there supporting the drivers, crews, fans, and
staff of Plymouth Speedway, Bottorf stated. Track owner Ed Kennedy
commented that WTCA-AM 1050 has already done so much for the
track over the past years, including volunteering, advertising, and
giving our track announcer some air time, it is an honor for us to
have this great local radio station provide even more support.
|With the sponsorship of $2500 for the Super Street season
point fund, WTCA-AM joins a growing list of area businesses wanting
to be a part of the much anticipated inaugural season of dirt racing
at Plymouth Speedway. Tune your radios to a valued sponsor with WTCA-AM
1050 The Chief every day as well as visit their site on
the internet at am1050.com for local news, sports, and information!
|Shepherds Chevrolet Buick
of Rochester, IN and Plymouth Speedway
Chevrolet Buick of Rochester, IN and Plymouth Speedway
are very excited to announce a partnership for the 2013
racing season. Shepherds Chevrolet Buick will be
providing a generous $5000 point fund to the Modified
division for the 2013 Season at Plymouth Speedway. The
point fund will pay through the Top 10 of the Shepherds
Chevrolet Modified Division.
|This partnership with Plymouth Speedway gives
us an opportunity not only to support a great up-and-coming
dirt track facility with this headlining division, but
also to help get the word out that Shepherd Chevrolet
is the only Northern Indiana dealer for GM Performance
Parts, commented Austin Shepherd. With Plymouth
Speedway allowing the GM Crate engine in the modified
division, Austin Shepherd stated that we hope that
modified drivers see the advantage of the 604 Crate Engine
and the 100 pound weight break rule at Plymouth as well
as all the other crate engines that are available to the
other divisions. These engines are very reliable and can
provide years of service for all racing divisions. Wed
like to invite all competitors to give us a call about
their racing performance needs.
|Along with the points fund sponsorship,
Shepherd Chevrolet Buick will be providing the Pace Truck for every
racing event in 2013. Track owner Ed Kennedy commented The community
support has been tremendous for the change to a dirt track, and Shepherds
Chevrolet joining the team and providing a points fund tells me that
our 2013 season will be exciting.
Please join us at Plymouth Speedway for the 2013 season Saturday
nights with our 5 divisions: Shepherds Chevrolet Modifieds,
Super Street, Thunder Stock, USAC 600 Sprints, and USAC 600 restricted
Sprints. Plymouth Speedway, the newest dual dirt track in Indiana!
Official Towing Company
|Plymouth Speedway the newest Saturday
night dirt track in Michiana. Is proud to announce that Rans
Towing will be the official towing company of Plymouth Speedway.
Bob & Julie are some of the best racing supporters in the
area, and when Ed Kennedy announced he was running dirt. Rans
towing has committed to be there for every event this year.
We are glad to have them at the track this season.
Weekly classes at Plymouth Speedway
||Modifieds - UMP rules
(UMP sanctioning still not decided at this time)
||600 winged and nonwinged
minisprints (winged one week, nonwing next week, etc.)
||Restricted 600 winged
minisprints - we had many requests to run restricted from families
that wanted their youngster to race alongside dad or mom. USAC
was glad to sanction this class as well.
|First night of racing is April 13th
with a test 'n tune April 12th.
|Full Schedule will be announced at a
will be posted in the next few days.
|2013 USAC Sanctioning
600 Minisprints at Plymouth Speedway
|Kevin Miller, President & CEO of USAC,
and Ed Kennedy, owner of Plymouth Speedway are very excited to announce
a new partnership for the 2013 racing season. 600 winged and nonwing
minisprints will be racing under the USAC banner.
|"USAC is very proud to work out this
arrangement with Mr. Kennedy and build a strong foundation of 600
minisprint racing with USAC sanctioning at Plymouth Speedway,"
Kevin Miller states.
|A title sponsor will be announced at a
later date, but USAC will be providing a points fund for unrestricted
600 non-wing and wing minsprints as well as the restricted 600 wing
|Look for further
announcements as we move toward the 2013 racing season!
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