|SEPT. 20, 2013
holding an informational meeting on Sunday, Sept. 29 to
discuss the possibility of adding a new division, "Open
Wheel Modified" for the 2014 season. PDTR needs a commitment
from those who are interested in racing in this division
before we can proceed to add the division. If not
enough interest is shown, we will not add it. Everyone
is encouraged to attend. Tentative
Rules are available in PDF format to download here.
May 7, 2013
Sadoff Iron & Metal of Sheboygan and Fond du Lac has established a point fund for the Late Model Division. Sadoff is contributing $2650.00 to the fund. At the end of the season, this will be paid out
equally to the top five drivers in points who have competed in at least 75% of the PDTR Late Model shows. A big thanks to Sadoff Iron & Metal for starting this fund.
|March 3, 2013
PDTR OFFERS NAMING RIGHTS
PDTR is offering you/your business the opportunity to have sole naming rights to one of our four weekly Saturday night divisions. Your name will become part of that division name in all media whenever the division you select is mentioned, for example "Joe's Business Late Models". There are other advantages as well to be coming a division sponsor.
Another opportunity is to be a sponsor of one of the Sprint Car Challenge Nights. The challenge night will be special nights featuring a Fast Dash, extended feature, and potential increase in the A Main purse.
For more information on either opportunity contact Warren Luedke at 920-946-9993
|June 30, 2012
Thanks to Hagar's Half Pounder Cookies for awarding $100 to the Sprint A Main winner on Saturday June 30., 2012 and $100 to another A Main finisher selected at random. This from a man who loves the sport of racing and wants to support the local racers and tracks.
|June 11, 2012
Attention Outlaw Compacts: You have been invited to race with the IRA on June 30. This will NOT be a PDTR point show for your division. There will be an increased purse and a minimum of ten cars will be required. Please let us know by Saturday June 16 if you would like to run that night.
OUTLAW COMPACTS 1- $65.00, 2- $50.00, 3- $40.00, 4- $35.00, 5- $30.00, 6- $25.00, 7- $20.00, 8- $15.00, 9- $10.00, 10- $5.00
|April 26, 2012
Grand National Drivers: Bead Locks will be allowed on all wheels
New Beaver Dam-Oshkosh Grand National Cross-over Rule
|Nov. 25, 2011
PDTR is unable to make any tire fund payouts because we have not received all of the money from Randy Sippel. Randy is still waiting for payment from some drivers who purchased tires during the 2011 season. When Randy receives the money he is owed from these drivers he can pay PDTR. We can then pay EWSC their share and pay our drivers what is owed them.
|Aug 3, 2011
This week Jim Schmidt will become the first driver to race 100 nights with PDTR.
Next most in the Late Model class is Bill Rezutek with 83, Rick Scheffler 81 and Russ Scheffler 80.
In the Grand National division, Luke Scholten has 95 nights, Brad Lubach 83 (he raced a Late Model one year) and Matt Yancey 82.
Sprint class is led by Shane Wenninger with 95 nights (he has never missed a night) Doug Wondra has 94, TJ Luedke 93, Ken Jay Fiedler 90.
In the Outlaw division, Travis Arenz has 54 nights which is most among active OC drivers and ties Pagel for the most all-time. Jay Riemer ran 53 nights,
|July 23, 2011
Attention Grand National Drivers. Outlaw Race Parts will be recognizing drivers at the end of the season and will be giving something back to some of those that have supported them throughout the year. Champion will receive $250, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $50, and most improved driver $50. A big Thank You to Outlaw Race Parts.
|June 20, 2011
Rick Hed while winning his first Grand National Feature with PDTR on Saturday June 18th, established a new track record in the process.Hed completed the 25-laps in 6 minutes and 52 seconds which improved the previous mark set during the 2007 season by Mark Scholten by 5 seconds.
|June 19, 2011
Purse for Outlaw Compacts on June 25 will be as follows: 1st: $65, 2nd: $45, 3rd: $30, 4th: $25, 5th: $20, 6th: $15 7th-12th: $10
|June 7, 2011
Mother Nature has finally cooperated and has given us a few days of dry weather and the opportunity to pick rocks on the track. After digging up the track on Monday, a crew of 8 people picked rocks on Tuesday. The track was tilled again and the crew made a second trip around the dirt oval. We will continue to do this as needed as weather allows it.
|PDTR needs all current seal numbers on file. Please remove hoods
when arriving in pits on Saturday so that PDTR inspectors may record
the seal numbers on your
|May 2, 2011|
|PDTR has scheduled a practice for Wed. May 4, 2011. Pit gate will open at 3:30, practice will be from 4-8 p.m. Due to the shortened practice time, pit passes will be $10. There will be no inspecting, just practice.|
|April 24, 2011|
| A lot of questions are being asked. Why can’t we
practice? Why did you postpone opening night? Why aren’t you working
on the track? Why isn’t the wall up? Why? Why? Why?
We will try to explain. Last fall track work started. New clay was added and mixed in with the old. The basic track configuration remains the same except the back stretch coming out of turn two was widened. Because of the banking on the track, this now makes the drop off on the back stretch even higher. For safety reasons, the insurance company is requesting concrete barriers with fencing on top, be placed on the racing surface before any racing may take place. This will be very similar to the wall on the front stretch. However, the additional fill added to the back stretch needed to settle properly over the winter months before the concrete barriers could be set on top.
Because of the cold and wet spring we have not been able to get on the track to do anything. We are not the only track facing this dilemma, even the farmers are anxiously waiting to get on their fields. Mother Nature hasn’t been cooperating with any of us.
We need warm, dry weather to complete our work. We also need time. It will take one day to move the concrete barriers, which weigh 10,000 pounds each, not easily dragged through the mud. The fencing company then needs four days to erect the fence.
Saturday practice has been cancelled. If time and conditions allow, we may have a midweek practice. We want to have a practice session as much as drivers do. Just as drivers want to again get the feel for their car and make minor adjustments, we too want to get a feel for our track conditions and make adjustments after cars have been on it. Everyone wants opening night to be safe and successful.
Check back for further announcements.
We will try our best to keep you updated with photos and announcements as work progresses. Thank you for your understanding PDTR Staff
|April 20, 2011|
PDTR Postpones Opening Night
Until Sat. May 7
Sept 12, 2010
|A big THANK YOU to Larry Dietz the General Manager of Professional Plating, Inc. Brillion, WI for giving away on Sept 11, gift cards to ten lucky fans and gift certificates to the winners of the A Mains in all four divisions and the the first non-transfers in three divisions.|
August 25, 2010
PDTR would like to thank Mike Davis and the Local Lap for it's support of PDTR and the local racers. On Sat. Aug. 21 the winner of the Sprint A Main and Late Model A Main both received a right rear tire. The Hard Charger in both of these divisions received a cash award. The A Main winner in the Grand National and Outlaw Compact divisions both received a cash award. All this, thanks to the Local Lap.
Wed, Dec. 2, 2009
|The American Racer Tire Fund money has been received and divided proportionately between EWSC and PDTR. PDTR received $4364.00 which was divided between the 27 drivers who raced 75% of the shows. Checks for $161.00 each have been mailed to the eligible drivers.|
Sunday Aug. 30, 2009
Attention Sprint and Grand National Drivers and Owners:
has had a good year and feels that they can pass something on to the
Sprint and Grand National divisions. We can not increase the purse
at this time, but as we are coming to the end of the season we feel
financially we can do something. We will reward those drivers who
have been with us on a regular basis.
Aug. 15, 2009
|Bill Behling and Behling Racing
will be honoring the Rookie of the Year in the Grand National,
Sprint and Late Model divisions
again this year by giving each rookie a helmet. Thank you Behling Racing.
|Nov. 13, 2008|
|PDTR has received the $4.00 per tire rebate from Hoosier Tire. This will be
divided between the 22 cars that raced
75 percent of the 2008 season.
Nov. 3 2008
American Racer Tire Payout
|Oct. 5 2008|
Sprint Car Tire Payout
When the switch in tires was made in July, American Racer agreed
to give eighteen free tires, two new racing wheels,
May 19, 2008
|GOOD NEWS FOR SPRINT CARS
PDTR and EWSC contacted Hoosier and American Racer Tire Companies asking for a tire proposal for their respective tracks. It was
explained to the tire companies that any offers made would be good at both EWSC and PDTR. This is important because many drivers
would be racing at both tracks and having the same tire requirement would save the drivers money. After many lengthy phone calls
both companies sent proposals.
After reviewing the options the PDTR and EWSC boards were aware of the importance in choosing a tire that would not burden the racer
witha huge increase in cost. After lengthy deliberations and contacting several drivers for there input the two boards came to the same
tire conclusion;the tire of choice would be the American Racer.Effective July 1, 2008, a new American Racer Right Rear tire and a Left Rear tire
will be allowed at PDTR and EWSC.
The cost of the new right is $175 and the left is $160. Ten dollars per rear tire will be paid back to the tracks. There is also an option on
a front tire at $129. Sippel Racing will be selling the American Racer tires. The current Goodyear tires will be allowed for the entire
2008 season or as long as the supply lasts.
PDTR will put the money into the end of the year payout for the Sprint car division. Anyone racing 75% of the season
will be eligible for this payout. Free tires are also part of the new deal, however PDTR does not know what will be
done with them at this time. We want you to know that anything done with these free tires will benefit the drivers not the track.
Hello Grand National Driver,
I hope you are all as tired of winter as we are here at the racetrack. Every
day we check on the amount of snow still in the infield. We have begun
|April 18, 2007|
If you are age 12 through 17 and will be entering the pits, for either practice or during the race season, you need to have a Waiver of Liability
Form signed by both parents or guardians. These forms are available at the Fair office. Please call the fair office for more
info and the availability of the forms. 920-893-5751
|Feb. 09, 2005|
A STATEMENT FROM THE SHEBOYGAN COUNTY FAIR BOARD REGARDING THE OPERATION OF THE 2005 RACING PROGRAM ON SATURDAY NIGHTS AT THE FAIR PARK
For several years the Fair Board has been the sounding board for fans and racers. Some of those racers have left because the rules at Plymouth were not compatible with similar divisions that run in the area. These racers noted that with the ever increasing cost of maintaining and operating a race car, one night a week racing is almost unaffordable. After much consideration and several fact finding missions the Fair Board made a decision to promote the racing at the Fair Park and allow all the current participants to continue to race. The Fair Board has hired a Race Director, George Baumann, to oversee the entire racing operation. Mr Baumann contacted several surrounding area tracks and discussed their track rules and under his direction rules for each division were made. These rules will allow racers from the Plymouth Dirt Track to race on other nights at other tracks when they are not racing at Plymouth. NO ONE has been "ousted " from the racing program, all divisions can race at the Plymouth track just as they have for many years. YES, there is a big change in the payout structuring ; YES there will be a Sprint Car Division added to the program; YES there are some minor changes for the Late Models and Grand Nationals, BUT NO ONE IS EXCLUDED FROM THE NEW PROGRAM
The Fair Board believes the changes which are incorporated into the 2005 racing season will be a huge benefit to all racers who chose to participate and to all the fans who have been asking for changes. "We expect to see many racers who have left Plymouth return and bring their fans with them to enjoy a great racing program."