“This is great opportunity for Plymouth Speedway,” commented Promoter Bobby Blount. “We are working hard to make this a great place for both the racers and fans, and bringing in the CRA Super Series is a way to show our commitment to our fans of providing the best entertainment possible. We appreciate the support the CRA leaders have given us, and we look forward to having the teams support this event and see the improvements we’ve made.”
The CRA Super Series last raced at Plymouth Speedway
PLYMOUTH SPEEDWAY ADDED TO CRA SUPER SERIES SCHEDULE
Non Points Event Added for June 11th
Officials from Champion Racing Association (CRA) announced today that the recently re-opened Plymouth Speedway will host a special non-points event on Sunday, June 11th. Plymouth Speedway’s new leaders, Bobby Blount and Tom Smith, have been competitors with the CRA Super Series, and wanted to give their fans a taste of the great things that are in the future for the northern Indiana facility…including a return to the Championship Chase schedule of the CRA Super Series in 2007. The June 11th event this year will also be a high-profile opportunity for the Speedway to showcase many of their improvements, including the refurbishing of buildings, select bleacher replacements, a renovated pit area including concrete pit slabs and a track surface repair and update program.
programs. Additional money will be paid to the top three finishers from the top 30 in Super Late Model points from Illiana or Grundy Speedways, the top three finishing teams utilizing a crate engine, the top three finishing teams from the top 30 in CRA Points, and finally, the top three finishers from the remaining group of teams that aren’t eligible for the previously mentioned bonus programs. The promoters have noted that this is a minimum purse and are working with sponsors to increase it.
The event will be run much like a normal CRA Super Series event, with CRA rules, officials and Hoosier 3035 and 3045 tires. Given the non-conflicting date, track officials will also be working hard to secure involvement from the teams from Grundy Speedway, Illiana Speedway, ASA Late Model Series and the MISS SuperPro Series. “The CRA rules are a perfect match for this race track,” commented Speedway owner Tom Smith. “From crate engines to 9 to 1’s, from steel heads to the Ace engines, everyone’s got a fair shake at Plymouth Speedway and the way the rules are laid out with the different weight breaks.”
“Bobby and Tom have been great supporters of the CRA Super Series through the years, and with their purchase of Plymouth Speedway, wanted to see their facility back on the full CRA Schedule,” noted CRA founder and Managing Partner R. J. Scott. “They knew that they were a year away from being on the full schedule and the higher cost of a full points earning event, but they wanted a smaller event in 2006 to prepare for 2007.”
The non-points special event will be a 100 lap race, with a minimum of $2000 to win and $250 to start, with increased money coming from four different bonus
in 2002 where Scott Hantz claimed his third victory at Plymouth in only four series event at the 3/8 mile speedplant. “Plymouth has traditionally been one of the most exciting places we’ve raced at,” noted CRA Super Series Director and Partner Glenn Luckett. “Not only do we see great side by side racing, but if my memory serves me correctly, the last couple of races there we never hooked a wrecker to a race car. It’s racy, roomy and fun for everyone. We’re excited to go back there and see the great work that Bobby and Tom are doing.”
The next event on the CRA Super Series schedule is a return to Anderson Speedway, the birthplace of the series on Saturday April 15. The opening date for Plymouth Speedway is Sunday May 14th, featuring a Mother’s Day Special of half off for all Mothers. Plymouth’s regular Sunday night show will feature Outlaw Late Models, ThunderCars, Mini-Stocks, and Front Wheel Drives. They will host other specials including Outlaw Winged Sprints and CRA Street Stocks.