Plymouth Speedway Beats Mother Nature


PLYMOUTH, Ind. – 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 p.m. 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 Modified 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 No. 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.

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.