Saturday, May 4, 2013
29th Annual Dairyland Classic Set to Run in Plymouth, WI on Friday, May 31
After a rain-delay of two weeks, round 12 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship season finally got rolling at the Springfield Short Track, located inside the comfy confines of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Jared Mees lays down a lap in the final qualifying session that would put him in the 9th-place spot on the #9 Montgomeryville Cycle/National Cycle/Lucas Oil/Rogers Racing-sponsored Honda CRF450R out of the 48 riders on-hand who took a timed lap, and his run to a 3rd-place finish in the National main (behind winner Henry Wiles and runner-up Brad Baker) would catapult him to the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Singles Championship that evening and the 2012 AMA Grand National Championship he would earn at the end of the season in Pomona.
For the 29th time since it's inception, the Dairyland Classic flat track race will take to the grounds of the Sheboygan County Fair Park in Plymouth, WI. on Friday, May 31 and will provide the thousands of fans in the area for the Road America round of the Geico Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series a chance to see some of the best racing on the planet, and promoted by one of the longest-continual supporters of flat track racing in one Mr. Bert Sumner.
Since it's first race in 1985, the Dairyland Classic has drawn some of the best and fastest racers who continually travel the continent in The Rolling Thunder Show known as the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship. Long considered by many fans, racers and supporters to be one of the best-run and best-supported events on the calendar, the non-National (or 'outlaw' event as used back in the so-called 'hey day' of the sport) has drawn some of the top names in the series like Chris Carr, Joe Kopp, Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., JR Schnabel, Rich King and a boat load of past and current campaigners of the greatest racing show on two wheels in the world.
Past winners in the Dairyland Classic include Carr, King, Coolbeth and Schnabel, who other then Jared Mees, is the only rider to have won four events in a row in the Sheboygan County event. Mees, the most current winner in Plymouth, has owned the event since 2009 and looks to break all the records when the racers convene on Friday, May 31.
This is a must-see event for any fan of motorcycle racing, let alone high-speed flat track racing, so if you are in the area on May 31 and are looking for something to do other then hanging out at your campsite bench racing the weekend away, we highly suggest you attend this year's Dairyland Classic just a few minutes down the road from Elkhart Lake's Road America. A full night of racing is scheduled and tickets are only $10 or less--so you can't beat the cost of seeing some of the best stars in the sport take to the grounds of the Wisconsin fairgrounds to battle it out for the top Dairyland prize. We can guarantee you if we make it to Road America this year, we'll be on-hand at the Sheboygan County Fair Park to see some of the best going at it!
Thanks to Bert Sumner for the event flyer below, which will give you all the details on the great racing coming up at the 29th Annual Dairyland Classic in Plymouth, WI.
You can find out more about the Dairyland Classic here to go along with the event flyer below.
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29th Annual Dairyland Classic event flyer courtesy of Bert Sumner.