This past Memorial Day weekend at the Plymouth Speedway was huge with two great nights of action. On Saturday night it was the speedway’s first CrashFest of the 2010 season. The night of destruction also included the mini stocks and street stocks.
The night began with heat racing action after opening ceremonies on Saturday night. The first division out on the racing surface was the mini stock division. The class ran two heat races with eight laps the distance in both events. The first heat race was won by Rich Hensley. The second heat went to Kevin Davis of South Bend. The street stocks ran one heat event with Dave Long of Bourbon picking up the race win.
After the heat races it was time for the spectator drags. Rex Kieffer picked up the drag competition in a three round battle against Jerry Singleton. Kieffer won the spectator drags in a 1985 chevy corvette.
The rollover contest followed with five competitors making the call for the event. Don Arndt set a rollover track record with sixteen points for one attempt that helped tie him for the lead and the win. Finishing second was Sean Bucher and the tracks mascot, Scarecrow, finished in the third spot.
The racing returned to the race track after the rollover contest for the mini stocks and street stocks. The mini stocks were out first for their forty lap feature event. Michael Mast continued with his momentum in 2010 with another win at the Plymouth Speedway. Finishing second was Darrin Harrell and rounding out the podium was Kevin Davis in the third position.
The street stocks ran a twenty lap feature for the big weekend and once again Dave Long proved he was glad to be back in competition at the Plymouth Speedway. He got out front after slicing and dicing through the field and never looked back for the win. He was followed in second by Logan Love of Illinois and Stephanie Scott finished in the third position.
The sixteen car demolition derby got everything back into the destructive spirit when John Heeter delivered a hard hit on Bruce McGuire for the big win. McGuire finished second with David Merrel finishing in the third position.
The oval and figure eight bus races were won by Scarecrow. He had a good race with Darrin Miller but Miller was unable to complete the pass for the win and Scarecrow made the sweep for the night. Rounding out the podium was Bryant Ragsdale of South Bend.
The final event of the night was the trailer race. The trailer race was twenty laps and won by Jeff Bucher of Akron. He grabbed the race win and was followed in second by Blayne Woodcock and Phil Dirt rounded out the top three in competition for the trailer race.
Do not forget to check out the Plymouth Speedway this Saturday night for more of the best action in the Midwest. It will feature more great racing action with everything starting at seven o’clock. For more information go online at www.plymouthspeedway.net.
Andrew D. Hayn Correspondent