Bloomington Speedway April 25th preview

Wings over Bloomington Speedway. BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 20) - The Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series (GLOSS) will make their first visit of the season to Bloomington Speedway on April 25. Bloomington Speedway fans will get the opportunity to see...

Wings over Bloomington Speedway.

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 20) - The Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series (GLOSS) will make their first visit of the season to Bloomington Speedway on April 25.

Bloomington Speedway fans will get the opportunity to see cars and drivers that seldom appear at Bloomington Speedway. Winged sprint car racing has pretty much become the province of traveling series'. GLOSS is one of the newer of those series. Because the series is affordable for the competitors, they have a strong following of enthusiastic young racers who run with them regularly. The top ten in GLOSS points last season were Paul May, Ray Shank, Steve Krieg, Steve Phillips, Boston, Reid, 16 year old Brandon Wimmer, Bill Waite, Jr., Todd Kelley, Ken Mackey, and Chad Blonde.

GLOSS advises that Danny Smith is expected to run pretty much full time with their series this season and should be a contender for the title. Tom Busch and Curt Trainer should have the home field advantage among the visitors to the red clay because of their competition in mini-sprints. However, they and the other GLOSS regulars will have to rely on their wing experience to even the playing field against the Bloomington Speedway faithful.

The heavy red clay of Bloomington Speedway presents a genuine challenge to the winged drivers. Big budgets won't carry the day at Bloomington. By feature time at many tracks, the track has taken rubber; and there is only one groove. Mike Miles is determined not to let that happen at Bloomington Speedway. It is our intention that side by side racing be the order of the night until the final checkered flag has waved.

April 25 will be the first race of the season for the GLOSS racers; and they should all be at Bloomington Speedway trying to get their season off to a great start. Also, a number of Bloomington Speedway regulars will bolt on a set of wings and use their experience on the red clay to take the cash away from the visiting racers. Dick Gaines, Kevin Briscoe, and others are very good with a wing; and they should be able to give the GLOSS regulars all they can handle.

GLOSS had originally planned a Saturday night race following the Bloomington Speedway appearance. They have since announced that Bloomington will be their only show that weekend. That should build the car count even more.

The winged sprinters will be running for $2500 to win and $250 to start the feature event.

The O'Neal Wood Products modifieds and the Tire & Wheel Center super stocks will also be in competition. Their features will pay $550 to win with proper decals. Based on the opening night's races, the modifieds and super stocks can be expected to fill the pits and thrill the fans with the close competition.

Whatever happens, it should be a great night of racing at Bloomington Speedway.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstand gates will open at 5:30 PM, hot laps will start at 6:30 PM, and racing will begin at 7:30 PM. General admission is $15 for this event; and pit admission is $25. Children are admitted free to the grandstand when accompanied by a paying adult. Overnight camping is permitted. Coolers are allowed; but no glass containers please.

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Steve Phillips