From Dick Jordan
The Inaugural “Plymouth Palooza” at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway is scheduled for next July 6 and 7 and will mark a “first” for USAC racing in the club’s 57 year-history.
Never before has a single facility hosted dirt and pavement events for the same USAC racing series on the same weekend! A brand-new dirt oval is being constructed inside the existing 3/8-mile paved oval and the July 6 races will be conducted on the paved oval, with the July 7 races being held on the dirt oval.
The Mopar USAC National Midgets and the USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midgets share the billing in this unique event.
“USAC has a long and storied history but this will be a first for us,” says USAC President/CEO Kevin Miller. “The idea of a single facility hosting both dirt and pavement events for the same series presents a challenge for our participants while giving our race fans a truly unique racing experience. We are always looking for innovations in our motorsports programs and this could be an idea which could expand.”
Plymouth Speedway Owner Ed Kennedy is ecstatic about the upcoming event: “I really enjoy the USAC events at Plymouth and we’ve had some incredible racing in recent years. This program should offer race fans something they’ve never seen before and a weekend they will long remember.”
Kyle Hamilton scored a Mopar D1/STARS Midget victory, James Robertson won a 100-lap Ford Focus Feature and Sam McGhee won a USAC Focus Young Guns race at Plymouth this season.