The race track up in Plymouth, at the Sheboygan County Fair Park, has been on my list for a long time. It was the perfect time to check out this unique speedway as it was “Past Champions Night” and the Badgerland Vintage Racers were scheduled to race. First of all, the grandstand seating is the most comfortable I’ve seen at a local track. Everyone gets a backrest therefore, no need for a stadium seat. When there’s a rain delay, the roof over the stands keeps everyone dry. Umbrellas also not needed. This grandstand design seems to keep the dust away from the fans as back pressure must make it blow on down the way and not up into the seating area. No need for goggles. What makes this track quite different, is that cars entering the track pass by the grandstand in a lane outside the oval and enter the track at turn one. This allows the fans to watch the push starts as they go by the stands and one can keep an eye on the cars lining up for the next race. I enjoy being able to see who’s “on deck”. The racing was excellent with MSA 360 sprint cars swapping the lead and the Grand National race having a three way battle for the lead. I forget sometimes how much fun a dirt track can be. It was also nice to see the vintage looking modifies traverse the dirt. Walking the pits was an enormous task as it is a fair park and they have more than enough space for drivers to park their haulers. I will definitely be attending Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on a more regular basis.
This year I’ve added two more tracks to the dirt side of my speedway list. It is, and always will be, my mission to seek out a new place to enjoy auto racing in Wisconsin. So take my advice before the winter woes set in and attend an auto racing track, one that’s new and completely different
We’re always looking to explore new speedways. Please share your track experiences with us so that we can keep adding to our list.