Four wheel action returned to the Plymouth Speedway Saturday evening with four closely contested divisions competing. Derek Losh would nurse an overheating modified to join Wally Kerst, Josh Lank and Dylan Woodling as the evening feature winners.
Losh started sixth in his UMP Modified feature race and would use the first half of the feature moving forward and taking the lead on lap 11 of the 20 lap feature. With steam coming out of the vent tube on his car a long yellow a couple of laps later would allow him to cool the engine and let him hold off Ryan Cripe and Bradley Jameson for the win.
The Street Stock feature would have an unusual theme as twice the race leader would spin and restart on the tail. Front row starter RJ Akers would spin on the opening lap after gaining the lead. He would use most of the remaining 20 laps to pass the field to finish second. Third place Brandon Shelhart would also spin while leading early in the event and would work his way back through the filed to finish behind Akers.
Eventual winner Kerst battled with series point leader Austen Hubbard for the majority of the event taking the lead with a hand full of laps remaining on a restart. Hubbard and Akers would race each other for several laps until Hubbard suffered a flat tire and would fade to a 13 place finish.
The 600cc non-wing mini-sprints kicked off the evening of racing with Woodling leading the event from his front row starting spot over Nick Schaefer. Schaefer managed to get past Ed Cleveland with a last lap pass.
The mini-stock division put on another exciting feature that saw points leader Lank holding off Jacob Beard and Jason Atkinson in an event that featured a car on two wheels, a car finishing with three wheels and a car hard into the wall that broke a wheel off.
The excitement returns to Plymouth Speedway with a special Tuesday, July 14 DIRTcar Summer Nationals event that will feature UMP Late Models and UMP Modifieds. The gates will open at 4 p.m. with Hot Laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. With coronavirus regulations on capacity, fans of these outlaw late models are encouraged to purchase tickets online at www.plymouthspeedway.net.
This series features such household names like Bobby Pierce, Tyler Carpenter, Gordy Gundaker and 2018 Plymouth winner Billy Moyer.
Next Saturday the high speed, high thrill excitement of flat track motorcycle racing returns with the AMA All Star race. The AMA Flat Track Grand Championships kicking off their three day event Monday featuring short track, 1/2 mile and TT action.