Justin Grant celebrates his win at the
Playground of Power Plymouth Speedway,
Grant wins 2nd of
season as Plymouth Speedway hosts USAC
PLYMOUTH (April 21,2017) - Justin Grant is
still atop the United States Auto Club
standings after winning at Plymouth Speedway
Grant, who came in to Plymouth with just a
two-point season lead, left with only one
point separating him and Chad Boespflug. The
duo wound up 1-2 at the Playground of Power
While Boespflug and Chris Windom came into
Plymouth in hot competition with each other,
Grant sealed himself as someone to watch as
well. Windom left Plymouth 58 points behind,
in third place, finishing eighth Friday
Grant told USAC Media's Richie Murray: ''I
tried to end our night pretty early on
during qualifying,'' Grant said with a grin.
''I was coming to the green and about spun
He said after turning around, taking a deep
breath and giving it another shot, he all
but turned over. ''I was able to salvage a
respectable time on the second lap,'' Grant
said. ''Fortunately for me, a couple guys
missed the transfer through the heat races
and that put us on the front row.''
Windom and Boespflug started third and
fourth, but it was Boespflug who made
significant strides to catch the leader by
the halfway point. Lapped traffic caused
Grant's lead to diminish, yet Boespflug fell
third to Tyler Courtney in the last couple
All 22 starters finished the caution-free
race. Grant took the checkers for the second
time this season.
Following the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint
race, the UMP Mods and Mod Lites took to the
Randy Lines won the UMP Mods race, while
Bobby Stremme came in second, just .22
seconds behind the leader. Dylan Woodling
was third; Derek Losh was fourth and Chad
Bauer was fifth. ''Flyin' Brian'' Ross
returned to the Playground of Power to
In the Mod Lites, Will Bennett finished
almost three seconds faster than Andy
Sherely in second and 9.5 seconds ahead of
Jeff Swiford in third. Rounding out the top
five were Ross Sanders and Gavin Taylor.
This weekend brings the World of Outlaws,
sponsored by Wheeler Mechanical Services
LLC, Friday night, April 28. Gates open at 4
p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m., with racing at
7. General admission is$37; children 6-12
are $15 and children 5 and under are free.
Pits are $40. Additionally, UMP Mods will
award season points.
Regular season racing kicks off Saturday,
May 6 with Cabin Fever at 7 p.m. Adults cost
$12; children 6-12, $5; 5years and under are
free. Pits passes are $30.
For more information, visit Plymouth
Speedway on Facebook.
Media contact: Maggie Nixon, plymouthspeedwayPR@gmail.com