Boespflug Sets Plymouth Pace
PLYMOUTH, Ind. — Plymouth Speedway hosted its Open Wheel Wednesday and California native Chad Boespflug captured the 30-lap main event for non-wing sprint cars. The race was part of the Michigan Traditional Sprints tour.
Driving the Paul Hazen-owned sprinter, Boespflug, who now calla Plainfield, Ind., home, passed Robert Ballou for the lead and went on to take the checkered flag. The 26-year-old speedster scored his fourth sprint car feature win of the season.
Finishing behind Boespflug and Ballou at the finish on the three-eighths-mile dirt track were Bryan Clauson, Shane Cottle, Chris Windom and Logan Jarrett.
“I thought we had a better car on the bottom that we did,” said Boespflug. “It was really tight on the top. I kind of started reeling them in a little bit. I found my line. I kept her moving to the front.”
Brett Mann and Mike Moore escaped injury when they were involved in a double flip just as they completed lap one.
A field of 32 sprint cars was on hand with Boespflug, Cooper Clouse, Ballou and Josh Spencer winning heat races. Matt Goodnight won the 15-lap B feature.
Doing double duty during the evening, Shane Cottle won the 25-lap main event for 600cc Sprints. Cottle bested Dawson Stealy and another double-duty doer Bryan Clauson on Plymouth’s smaller track.
More than 50 600cc Sprints were in the pits with heat races going to Chad Boespflug, Randy Shilling, A.J. Hopkins, Tim Neal, Eric Saunders and Russ Disinger. B mains were won by Jordon Lambert and J.J. Haley.