Three Track Champions Crowned at Plymouth Speedway Last Weekend

Ron Wilkes closed out the 2020 Plymouth Speedway points as a three-time track champion.

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[Special from Greg Hildebrand]

Mother Nature put an early end to the racing Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway and as a result, the closest points race will have to wait another week to see who will be crowned track champion in the Thunder Stock division. Austen Hubbard leads Lee Hall by a slim 5 points for the season points championship and just short of mid-way through their feature the rain and lightning put an end to the evening.

Rain Forces Early End

Both the Thunder Stock and Mini-stock features were rained out so they will be featured Saturday, Aug. 22 during the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car show. Both classes will have two feature races based on where they were scheduled to start Saturday. Three track champions for 2020 were determined Saturday night in the 600cc Mini Sprints, Super Stocks, and UMP Modifieds.

Bradley Jameson finished 26 points ahead of Dylan Woodling for the UMP Modified championship. Todd Sherman finished third 73 points back.

Woodling did win the 600cc Mini Sprint championship with 409 points, Ed Cleveland finished second and Bruce Clay ended up third 18 and 56 points back respectively.

Ron Wilkes, 409 points, picked up his third straight track championship. Shaun Wiltjer, 390, and Calvin Peek Jr., 364, were second and third in the season points.

With the season points championship and an added $1000 to win in four of the five classes and $1,500 to win the UMP Modifieds, 130 racers signed in to take the green flag Saturday. Enough to have B features in all the divisions.

Dylan Woodling finished the 2020 season on top of the points for the 600cc non-wing mini-sprints.

600’s

The 600’s got the A Features off to an exciting start in a race that had three cars ending up on their side. On lap 3 Ed Cleveland’s 45 would get sideways and go up and over. With the field still bunched and Cleveland towards the front, his flip send everyone scrambling to get around, Garrett Saunders would get tagged and he went for a wild ride ending upside down. Both racers were okay, Saunders retired from the race, Cleveland would continue for a short time but eventually, his chain would force him to become a spectator.

Cody Williams started on the front row and would restart in the lead on lap 4 in front of Kayla Cleveland, Eric Saunders, and Trey Johnson. Johnson and Saunders would touch wheels on lap 8 sending Saunders for a ride on his lid. Uninjured but having to restart on the tail resulted in a 15th place finish for Saunders.

Williams would put several seconds between himself and Kayla Cleveland as they ran green the remainder of the event. Johnson made his presence known to Cleveland but she held him off for a podium finish in second and Johnson would have to settle for third. Connor Wolf would be the hard charger finishing fourth from his 15th starting spot.

The added $1,000 to win combined with a $500 top qualifier bonus attracted several racers for the Super Streets outside of the regular points racers. Andy Bishop of Gas City made a rare Plymouth Speedway appearance and Lee Hobbs made the haul from Michell, Ind. It would pay off for both as Hobbs was the quick qualifier and Bishop would take home the feature win. Plymouth Speedway regular Kory Conner, who shares seat time with his brother Kody, started on the pole and lead several laps early until Bishop was able to get by. Conner continued to hold down second until Hobbs managed to get past with three laps remaining. Winamac’s David Short would pick up the Hard Charger finishing tenth from his 19th starting spot.

Bradley Jameson is the 2020 UMP Modified Track Champion at Plymouth Speedway.

UMP Modified

The final completed feature of the evening as an exciting UMP Modified event. Woodling would start on the pole and maintain the lead for three yellow flag restarts and 24 laps. Jameson started third and ran a solid second until his left rear would go flat during the third caution. Able to get a new tire, Jameson didn’t lose a lap but would have to restart on the tail finishing 12th.

Derek Losh picked up the win coming from the 7th starting position. Losh and Woodling raced hard on the final lap getting into each other and would come across the line side by side with Losh’s bumper just ahead of Woodling’s.

Hard Charger for the UMP Modifieds was Matt Mitchell finishing in fourth just behind Todd Sherman from a 13th start.

Saturday, Aug. 22 the Ollie’s Bargain Barn All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars featuring NASCAR Hall of Fame Tony Stewart will be racing at the Plymouth Speedway. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas, has won the last two times this outlaw 410 winged sprints have raced at Plymouth Speedway and he currently leads the circuit in points. Angola, Indiana’s Zeb Wise is currently fourth in points and Kyle Larson has made 16 starts with the series this year with 12 wins. Stewart has been missing from the action with an injury but is tentatively scheduled to be released for racing action this week.

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and the racing is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

Race Results: August 15, 2020, at Plymouth Speedway

Asphalt Mini Stocks

Heat 1: 1. 31-Shane Wheeler[2]; 2. 54H-Wayne Hardesty[1]; 3. 17G-Ryan Gillaspy[3]; 4. 17JR-Josh Lank Jr[5]; 5. 75-Jacob Beard[8]; 6. 22M-Greg Marlow[10]; 7. 27-Bryan Woodall[7]; 8. 79-Steven Shuck[6]; 9. 1-James Headley[4]; 10. 54-Zack Clark[9]

Heat 2: 1. 37-Aaron VanPelt[2]; 2. 19-Andy Bishop[4]; 3. 5X-Brian Isley[3]; 4. 18F-Brandon Farrar[1]; 5. 3X-Phillip McCord[7]; 6. 19G-Josh Gamblin[6]; 7. 13C-Kyle Wright[8]; 8. 75C-Randall Bromer[5]; 9. 07R-Chad Loyer[9]

Heat 3: 1. 33H-Hunter Perry[4]; 2. 17-Josh Lank[1]; 3. 59-Mark Barrett Jr[2]; 4. X111-Sam Wheeler[3]; 5. 9-Aaron Tatman[5]; 6. 85M-Rich Loraff[7]; 7. 36-Travis Goff[6]; 8. 31O-Nick Ott[8]; 9. 06-Krystal Spaulding[9]

B Feature: 1. 1-James Headley[10]; 2. 22M-Greg Marlow[1]; 3. 36-Travis Goff[6]; 4. 75C-Randall Bromer[8]; 5. 85M-Rich Loraff[3]; 6. 31O-Nick Ott[9]; 7. 54-Zack Clark[13]; 8. 19G-Josh Gamblin[2]; 9. 06-Krystal Spaulding[12]; 10. 07R-Chad Loyer[11]; 11. 13C-Kyle Wright[5]; 12. 27-Bryan Woodall[4]

A Feature: Rained Out

The UMP Modified A Feature podium pictured left to right, winner Derek Losh, runner up Dylan Woodling and third place Todd Sherman.

UMP Modifieds

Heat 1: 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[2]; 2. 21B-Braxton Strait[1]; 3. 111-Curt Spalding[4]; 4. 2M-Matt Mitchell[3]; 5. 812-Mark Hotovy[6]; 6. 9-Todd Nelson[7]; 7. 5F-Scott Fitzpatrick[5]

Heat 2: 1. 65-Todd Sherman[3]; 2. 21-Derek Losh[4]; 3. 17T-Michael Tarlton[1]; 4. 114-Clayton Bryant[2]; 5. 55-Justin Matson[5]; 6. 3H-Jim Henson[7]; 7. 4G-Bill Griffith[6]

Heat 3: 1. 891-Jr Hotovy[1]; 2. 10-Bradley Jameson[3]; 3. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[4]; 4. 00-Cameron Head[6]; 5. 21C-Drew Charlson[2]; 6. 1W-Larry Witt Jr[5]; 7. 25M-Brian Mcfeeters[7]

Heat 4: 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling[4]; 2. 48-Adam Pockrus[1]; 3. 29-Steve Shellenberger[6]; 4. 5H-Joshua Hotsinpiller[7]; 5. 24H-Steven Hogue[3]; 6. 0-Garrett Jameson[5]; 7. E85-Jesse Strange[2]

B Feature 1: 1. 55-Justin Matson[2]; 2. 1W-Larry Witt Jr[7]; 3. 21C-Drew Charlson[3]; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith[10]; 5. 0-Garrett Jameson[8]; 6. 3H-Jim Henson[6]; 7. 25M-Brian Mcfeeters[11]; 8. 812-Mark Hotovy[1]

A Feature 1: 1. 21-Derek Losh[7]; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling[1]; 3. 65-Todd Sherman[4]; 4. 2M-Matt Mitchell[13]; 5. 891-Jr Hotovy[8]; 6. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[11]; 7. 21B-Braxton Strait[2]; 8. 114-Clayton Bryant[14]; 9. 22T-Tony Anderson[6]; 10. 21C-Drew Charlson[19]; 11. 55-Justin Matson[17]; 12. 10-Bradley Jameson[3]; 13. 1W-Larry Witt Jr[18]; 14. 00-Cameron Head[15]; 15. 4G-Bill Griffith[20]; 16. 111-Curt Spalding[9]; 17. 5H-Joshua Hotsinpiller[16]; 18. 17T-Michael Tarlton[10]; 19. 48-Adam Pockrus[5]; 20. 29-Steve Shellenberger[12]

The top three finishers in the Super Street feature, left to right, First Place Andy Bishop, second Lee Hobbs and third place Kory Conner.

Super Sports

Heat 1: 1. 20X-John Rhoads[2]; 2. H0-Lee Hobbs[4]; 3. 82-Darren Wireman[5]; 4. 19-Ron Wilkes[3]; 5. 1-Tyler Spalding[7]; 6. 34-Kevin Kerlin[1]; 7. 09-Robert Myers[6]; 8. 83-James Williams[8]; 9. 68V-Trenten Vogts[9]

Heat 2: 1. 14-Andy Bishop[4]; 2. 12-Kory Conner[2]; 3. 1W-Shaun WiltjerHunt[7]; 4. 14T-Chris Tippit[1]; 5. 15JR-Andrew Short[8]; 6. 57-Jeffery Jessup[9]; 7. 29-Tommy Sutton[5]; 8. H8-David Hurst[3]; 9. 15-David Short[6]

Heat 3: 1. 34M-JC Moldovan[2]; 2. 28-Joe Spiewak[3]; 3. 88-Calvin Peek Jr[4]; 4. 31-Matthew Lambrecht[1]; 5. 44JR-Danny Komisarcik Jr[5]; 6. 99-Paul Nelson[7]; 7. 111-Kirby Trent[6]; 8. 19G-Donald Griffin[8]

B Feature 1: 1. 09-Robert Myers[4]; 2. 34-Kevin Kerlin[1]; 3. 57-Jeffery Jessup[2]; 4. 15-David Short[11]; 5. 83-James Williams[7]; 6. 99-Paul Nelson[3]; 7. 68V-Trenten Vogts[10]; 8. 19G-Donald Griffin[9]; 9. 29-Tommy Sutton[5]; 10. 111-Kirby Trent[6]

A Feature 1: 1. 14-Andy Bishop[2]; 2. H0-Lee Hobbs[3]; 3. 12-Kory Conner[1]; 4. 82-Darren Wireman[7]; 5. 1W-Shaun WiltjerHunt[8]; 6. 34M-JC Moldovan[5]; 7. 28-Joe Spiewak[6]; 8. 19-Ron Wilkes[10]; 9. 88-Calvin Peek Jr[9]; 10. 15-David Short[19]; 11. 31-Matthew Lambrecht[12]; 12. 15JR-Andrew Short[14]; 13. 09-Robert Myers[16]; 14. 1-Tyler Spalding[13]; 15. 34-Kevin Kerlin[17]; 16. 83-James Williams[20]; 17. 57-Jeffery Jessup[18]; 18. 44JR-Danny Komisarcik Jr[15]; 19. 14T-Chris Tippit[11]; 20. 20X-John Rhoads[4]

Street Stocks

Heat 1: 1. 10H-Eric Hunter[2]; 2. 90-Lee Hall[4]; 3. 15-Andy Hall[1]; 4. 24-Spencer Knight II[3]; 5. 78-Clint Bell[6]; 6. 66-Pete Beiswanger[7]; 7. 5-Shane Sanders[5]

Heat 2: 1. 114-Austen Hubbard[3]; 2. 65-Wally Kerst[4]; 3. 10S-Brandon Shelhart[1]; 4. 99-Nate Payton[6]; 5. 98-Lee Joseph Hall[5]; 6. 28-Rick Paul[7]; 7. 48C-Wade Clemmons[8]; 8. (DQ) 54-Joey Iliff[2]

Heat 3: 1. 86JR-Kory Glassburn[2]; 2. 9-Landon Metcalf [1]; 3. 21K-Jacob Kolwyck[3]; 4. 10R-Michael Roe[4]; 5. 22-Chad Neeley[6]; 6. 9A-Ryan Arnett[5]; 7. 8-Clint Hall[7]; 8. 20S-John Sevison[8]; 9. 12-Justin Wheeler[9]

B Feature: 1. 28-Rick Paul[2]; 2. 9A-Ryan Arnett[3]; 3. 8-Clint Hall[6]; 4. 12-Justin Wheeler[9]; 5. 20S-John Sevison[8]; 6. 48C-Wade Clemmons[5]; 7. 5-Shane Sanders[4]

A Feature: Rained Out.

From left to right the 600cc non-wing mini sprint podium was Trey Johnson, third, winner Cody Williams and second-place finisher Kayla Cleveland.

600cc Non Winged Micros

Heat 1: 1. 07-Joe Gregory[1]; 2. 29-Kayla Cleveland[3]; 3. 57-Chad Hartzell[6]; 4. 20-Mike Shellenberger[5]; 5. 27J-Joseph Irons[2]; 6. 7-Clayton Moore[8]; 7. 47-Febe Wolf[4]; 8. 26M-Jorgan Montel[7]

Heat 2: 1. 26-Cody Williams[2]; 2. 71-Garrett Saunders[4]; 3. 349-Eric Saunders[3]; 4. 19-Jett Mann[1]; 5. 4-Bruce Clay[6]; 6. 21-Brenton Lamb[7]; 7. 1A-Andy Alderfer[5]; 8. 4T-John Barnes[8]

Heat 3: 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling[3]; 2. 45-Ed Cleveland[4]; 3. 6-Nick Schaefer[1]; 4. 22-Trey Johnson[2]; 5. 24F-Connor Wolf[5]; 6. 4S-Parker Tatro[6]; 7. 67-Adam Lock[7]; 8. 82-Glenn Coe[8]

B Feature 1: 1. 21-Brenton Lamb[2]; 2. 4S-Parker Tatro[3]; 3. 1A-Andy Alderfer[5]; 4. 82-Glenn Coe[9]; 5. 7-Clayton Moore[1]; 6. 67-Adam Lock[6]; 7. 26M-Jorgan Montel[7]; 8. 4T-John Barnes[8]

A Feature 1: 1. 26-Cody Williams[2]; 2. 29-Kayla Cleveland[5]; 3. 22-Trey Johnson[12]; 4. 24F-Connor Wolf[15]; 5. 6-Nick Schaefer[9]; 6. 07-Joe Gregory[6]; 7. 57-Chad Hartzell[7]; 8. 4-Bruce Clay[14]; 9. 3W-Dylan Woodling[3]; 10. 21-Brenton Lamb[16]; 11. 4S-Parker Tatro[17]; 12. 20-Mike Shellenberger[10]; 13. 19-Jett Mann[11]; 14. 1A-Andy Alderfer[18]; 15. 349-Eric Saunders[8]; 16. 45-Ed Cleveland[4]; 17. 27J-Joseph Irons[13]; 18. 71-Garrett Saunders[1]

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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