PLYMOUTH, Ind. – For the first time in the track’s history, Plymouth Speedway will host the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint cars on Friday, May 22.
The event will be part of a Memorial Day weekend triple-header for the All Stars including back-to-back shows at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.
Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer, voted the 2013 Regional Promoter of the Year by his peers, and Plymouth Speedway Promoter Ed Kennedy teamed up to bring the 410 winged sprint cars to the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval. Plymouth runs modifieds, 600 non-wing open sprints and stocks on a weekly basis. This will be the first time winged 410 sprints will compete at Plymouth since it was converted to dirt.
“It’s a thrill to work with Rich to give area fans the chance to see winged 410 sprint cars at Plymouth . Rich is well respected by race promoters and when he called to discuss this opportunity I knew it was a no-brainer,” said Kennedy.
The Friday event at Plymouth will pay $5,000 to win. The UNOH All Stars then head to Fremont for the traditional two-day show with Saturday’s event paying $3,000 to win and Sunday’s race paying $10,000 to win.
“Ed has been working very hard to make improvements to Plymouth which has a long and storied history, much like Fremont . It’s only a three hour drive from Fremont and it gives not only the All Star teams but our local teams a chance to race three nights with very little travel,” said Farmer.
Farmer said the drivers who compete in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series will also receive financial incentives to compete at Plymouth . He added he and Kennedy worked with Attica Raceway Park and other area tracks along with the Interstate Racing Association to ensure the event is successful.
“The race teams will also have the opportunity to tour the Hoosier Tire factory to see how their tires are built,” said Farmer.
The 600 non-wing open sprints will also race at Plymouth on May 22 and for an increased purse.