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Doug Wolfgang Speaks at Plymouth Speedway
Championship Banquet

By: Anita Soltis
Jan. 25. 2015

(Plymouth, IN) Doug Wolfgang shared great memories of his family on the road and had a few laughs remembering some of his best times at race tracks during Saturday’s 2014 Night of Champions Banquet at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth. The South Dakota resident, who won over 500 features as a sprint car driver, captivated the crowd when he told of the fiery accident in 1992 at a Kansas Speedway that ended his racing career and how lucky he is to continue his involvement in the racing community. He even agreed to come back and visit after Owner Ed Kennedy announced that the World of Outlaws will be racing at the track on Oct. 17 this season.

Decades later, Wolfgang remains a highly respected man in the sport of racing.

Kennedy also spoke of the amount of changes that will be coming to the speedway in the next two years including new clay, bleachers and suites and more to create a state-of-the-art facility for the entire family to enjoy. He is committed to making this the best racing facility in the Northern Indiana area.

The top 10 drivers were honored during the banquet in each class.

Thunder Stocks top 10: Bryce Shilder (champion), John Rhoads, Kevin Kerlin, Keith Crissinger, Randy Lambert, Eric Brown, Brody Townsend, Mike Yaculllo, Mark Barrett, and Chris Joseph.

“The year started the way we wanted but then had some trouble, but won seven features. I’m pretty happy with the season,” said Shidler.

Super Streets top 10: Michael Clark (champion), Bob McLean, Nathen Jordan, David Short, Mark Stringer, Evan Fredline, Bobby Keller, Randy Akers, Jim Jarrett, and Tommy Beezley II.

“My goal was to be up here as the track champion and I completed my goal. I hope we’re back up here next year, but there will be plenty of competition,” commented Clark.

Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprints top 10: Billy Cribbs (champion), Eric Saunders, Justin Bell and Chad Hartzell tied for third, Randy Shilling, Brad Nichols, Dawson Stealy, Garrett Saunders, Austin Davis, and Nick Yoder.

“It was a rough start to the season, but then it turned into the season of our dreams. The track feels like home to me and my family. It’s the best facility I’ve been a part of,” stated Cribbs.

Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds top 10: Jamie Lomax (champion), Zeke McKenzie, Dillon Nusbaum, Tommy Beezley II, Frank Marshall, Kyle Yocum, Matt Mitchell, Tony Elliott, Steve Hogue, and Josh Elliott.

“I can’t say enough about the people at Plymouth Speedway. There’s commitment to make it better track every week. We have great racing every week,” said Lomax.

The Rookie of the Year awards were given to Mike Yacullo in the Thunder Stock Division, Josh Elliott in the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds Division and Justin Bell and Chad Hartzell in the Dickies Restaurant 600 Sprint Division.

Billy Cribbs, Bryce Shidler, Michael Clark and Jamie Lomax

(photo caption L to R) Billy Cribbs, Bryce Shilder, Michael Clark and Jamie Lomax. Photography by Stephanie Reichelt Photography

Thank you for another great season at Plymouth Speedway! Greater things are coming. You won’t want to be left out.

The next event at Plymouth Speedway will be the Cabin Fever event on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. ET with 410 Sprints, UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, Cyber Stocks, and 600 Sprints. Come early for practice on Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, April 18.

Gary Gasper Photos
Jan 24, 2015

Doug Wolfgang does a pre-ceremony interview with Fox 28 TV from South Bend.

Wolfie touched on a variety of things in his life and took questions from banquet attendees.

Banquet Master of Ceremonies Irish Saunders, and Plymouth Speedway owner Ed Kennedy joined Doug Wolfgang
onstage to announce the scheduling of the World of Outlaws coming to Plymouth on October 17th of this year!

Thunder Stocks top ten in points for 2014.

Super Streets top ten in points for 2014.

600 Sprints top ten in points for 2014.

UMP Modified top ten in points for 2014.

Showing off their championship jackets and rings are (left to right):  Billy Cribbs 600 Sprints,
Bryce Shidler Thunder Stocks, Michael Clark Super Streets, and Jamie Lomax UMP Modifieds.