SALDANA AND ALL STARS HEADED TO BLOOMINGTON FRANKLIN POWER PRODUCTS SPONSORS RETURN BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 15, 1999) - The All Star Circuit of Champions return to the fast track on July 30, for Franklin Power Products Night at Bloomington ...
SALDANA AND ALL STARS HEADED TO BLOOMINGTON
FRANKLIN POWER PRODUCTS SPONSORS RETURN
BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 15, 1999) - The All Star Circuit of Champions return to the fast track on July 30, for Franklin Power Products Night at Bloomington Speedway. They will be led by Brownsburg, Indiana's Joey Saldana, the fastest driver to ever tour Bloomington and the track record holder with a lap at 9.388 seconds (95.87 mph). Saldana and the Mox Motorsports car has been red hot this summer, recently claiming Ohio Speedweeks with two victories. The second-generation driver has earned an additional win in Michigan, since the Speedweeks.
The All Stars race, originally scheduled for June 4, was washed out after qualifying and heat races. The July 30 event will be a complete new program.
This is the first time the All Stars have competed at Bloomington since 1994. The All Stars bring a strong lineup of racers in addition to Saldana, including the Jacobs brothers Kenny and Dean who continued to battle at the top of the series points. Locals Kelly Kinser, Randy Kinser and Kevin Briscoe will be on hand to keep the out-of-state racers honest. The $5,000-to-win event is likely to also attract a competitive field of leadfoot sprint car drivers like Danville's Danny Smith and Frankie Kerr. All Star regular Brian Carlson, from Linden, also makes his return to Bloomington. And Pennzoil Cup regulars Derek Scheffel, Kenny Carmichael, Eric Burns and Dick Gaines will have wings on their haulers when they tow in for the night of racing.
Bloomington's UMP modifieds and Indiana Street Stocks will also be in competition. Their purses pay $350 to win in 25 lap feature events. General admission is $20. Youths ages 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. Pit admission is $25. The pit gate opens at 4:30, grandstand gates at 5:30, hot laps and sprint car qualifications start at 6:30, with racing beginning at 7:45.
Franklin Power Products provided the following statement:
"Franklin Power Products is proud to host the All Stars event at Bloomington Speedway. Franklin Power is a leading edge remanufacturer of Navistar and Ford V-8 diesel engines located in Franklin, Indiana. We have more than 175 employees who believe in the company motto, "People Making It Happen". The employees of Franklin Power make it their daily practice as they move forward in the industry providing unsurpassed quality and service to their customers. Founded 15 years ago, Franklin Power has grown to be the industry leader in remanufactured V-8 Diesels. Our dedication to excellence and service has enabled Franklin Power to continue to grow at a rapid pace. The future is bright at Franklin Power with the recent contract awarded from Ford Motor Company to be the approved supplier nationwide for the 6.9L. & 7.3L IDI Diesels."