12/03/12 Well, all the talking is over about a dirt track at Plymouth Speedway. On Saturday morning work began to bring in more than 3,000 yards of clay. The clay was dumped onto the asphalt track as many fans and drivers looked on all day.
The decision to make the conversion from asphalt to dirt was not an easy one for owner Ed Kennedy. After lots of discussions with many race car drivers, fans and racing enthusiast it was announced in early October that the track would change from asphalt to clay.
Saturday was that day! Fourteen dump trucks brought in 170 loads of rib sticking clay. That was enough clay to complete just half the track. Work will continue with hope to complete the project while the weather is still fair.
Opening weekend for the 3012 all dirt track will be April 12th. Plymouth Speedway already has a big slate for the upcoming season, with NASCAR drivers Ken Schrader and David Stremme racing June 15th and Tony Stewart will be back in town for the Bob Newton Classic August 17th.
Check out the speedway’s facebook page to keep up to date on all the exciting changes.