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Cabin Fever kicks off 2017 season at Plymouth Speedway

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Old talent takes on a new challenge
Plymouth’s Brian Ross returns to weekly racing
Cabin Fever kicks off 2017 season at Plymouth Speedway

PLYMOUTH (5/4/17) —Local race fans will recognize a new name on the side of an UMP Modified this season. The 2012 Plymouth Speedway track champion Brian Ross is back racing weekly.
Previously, his only dirt track experience was racing the 1-mile tracks at DuQuoin and Springfield Ill. in an ARCA car and a couple races in Arkansas and Oklahoma driving a street stock type car.
Ross may be a relative newcomer to dirt, but he is far from a rookie. He raced seven years in the NASCAR Southeast Series, 25 ARCA starts, combined with a couple NASCAR Truck series races, the Hooters Pro Cup and ASA. Along with all the seat time, he did a several-year stint as the crew chief for the now closed Xfinity racing team ML Motorsports based in Warsaw.
This will be his first full season back to the Plymouth track since that championship, but he did race a dirt late model here once since.
When asked about how many Plymouth track championships he has, “Just the one, the last year the track was pavement, I traveled too much,” Ross said.
“Plymouth is still Plymouth,” said Ross when asked about the difference in the pavement and dirt. He was out practicing at the track’s test and tune making steady improvement on the dirt.
Ross is not the first pavement racer to make the transition from pavement to dirt. South Bend’s Bobby Stremme and David Stremme are also a regular in an UMP modified. Other familiar names like Ken Schrader, Kenny Wallace, Ron Hornaday and Justin Allgaier have all driven Modifieds at the Plymouth Speedway.
Ross said, “I am looking forward to seeing some new faces, but also looking forward to seeing some old fans.”
Ross will be racing in the UMP Modifieds for regular weekly shows beginning with this week's Cabin Fever Saturday night, beginning at 7 p.m.
Grandstand and pit gates open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. On the schedule are UMP Mods, Wing Pro Sprints, Super Streets, Thunder Stocks, Non-Wing 600 Sprints and Mini-Wedges. As always for normal shows, admission is $12 for adults; $5 for kids 6-12 and free for 5 and under. Pit passes are $30.

For more information and season schedule, see plymouthspeedway.net. Keep up to date with track information by visiting the Plymouth Speedway Facebook page.

Media Contact: Maggie Nixon at plymouthspeedwayPR@gmail.com.

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