USAC sprints in Plymouth Friday
PLYMOUTH (April 19, 2017) – Friday night, the Playground of Power Plymouth Speedway will host the United States Auto Club sprints for the very first time, and some big names will be taking to the track.
“We're excited,” said USAC director Levi Jones. “Friday's weather looks good and we're looking forward to bringing our premier sprint cars to a great track.”
Justin Grant,of Ione, Calif., won the opening AMSOIL Sprint National race in Ocala, Fla. He will bring his talent to the Playground of Power, along with two-time winner Chris Windom, of Canton, Ill., who finished first at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. just last weekend.
A great duel is brewing between Windom and Hanford, Calif.'s Chad Boespflug, who battled each other in the final laps at both races last weekend at Bloomington Speedway and Tri-State, both taking a win over the other. The rivalry is a continuation of an October 2016 race at Terre Haute when the duo swapped the lead 26 times in 30 laps. The intensity of this rivalry is sure to continue this Friday in Plymouth, as Boespflug trails Grant by two points in the season standings, while Windom is close behind in third.
Also coming to the Playground of Power are fourth and fifth place drivers in the standings, Chase Stockton and Jarett Andretti. Additionally, top 20 drivers Hunter Shuereberg (Sikeston, Mo.), Josh Hodges (Tijeras, N.M.),Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis), C.J.Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), KyleCummins (Princeton, Ind.), Max McGhee (Camby, Ind.), Landon Simon (Tipp City, Ohio), Dave Darland (Lincoln, Ind.), Carson Short (Marion, Ill.), ShaneCottle (Kokomo), Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, Ala.), Isaac Chapple (Willow Branch, Ind.), Jeff Bland, Jr. (Springville, Ind.), Aaron Farney (Brookston, Ind.) and Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) are on the schedule to race Friday.
“It's an honor to have one of the greatest sanctioning bodies in the country with USAC coming to Plymouth for the first time,” said Plymouth Speedway owner Ed Kennedy. “It should be a fantastic show. It's just like Christmas, it comes once a year!”
On tap Friday, April 21, racing begins at 7 p.m.,with USAC sprints, UMP mods and mod lites. The UMP mod race will award season points. Price is: $25 for adults; $10 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and under, and $35 for a pit pass.
Coming up Friday, April 28 are the World of Outlaws and mods – Craftsman sprint cars (UMP mod race will award season points) and Cabin Fever kicking off the Saturday night season is May 6.
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