Bloomington Speedway August 23rd preview

BLOOMINGTON, IN (August 18, 2002) - On August 23, Bloomington Speedway will feature our three regular classes - non winged sprint cars, O'Neal Wood Products modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks. There will also be a sprint car owners...

BLOOMINGTON, IN (August 18, 2002) - On August 23, Bloomington Speedway will feature our three regular classes - non winged sprint cars, O'Neal Wood Products modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks. There will also be a sprint car owners and mechanics race.

August 23 will be the final points night of the season for our sprint car competitors. Their position in the points race will be decided at this show; and you can bet that they'll all be there to protect their position and to try to improve it. With the points fund being much larger than it has been in the past, the points races probably takes on a little more importance. However, for those who have worked hard all year to finish ahead of their peers, the money is often not the big issue. These guys are all competitors and winning is what it's all about - regardless of the prize.

Derek Scheffel is leading the race for the sprint car points championship. If he is successful, it will be his third Bloomington Speedway championship. Throughout his sprint car career, he has gauged his performance based on how he has run at Bloomington Speedway.

Justin Marvel is currently second in the points race; but he is only 14 points ahead of Brian Hayden. Either of these guys would have a good chance at a championship wherever they ran. We are honored that, on Friday nights, they have chosen Bloomington Speedway. We believe that their choice has been justified by the fact that Bloomington Speedway offers the most consistently good racing surface around; that the facilities are always clean and well maintained; and that the rules are fair and fairly enforced.

Tim Spindler leads the race for Rookie of the Year honors; and that situation is not likely to change based on the August 23rd's competition. Spindler races while working full time as a manufacturing engineer. He and a couple of his friends put the car together and maintain it.

While the O'Neal Wood Products modified and Tire & Wheel Center super stock competitors still have a couple of points races left after August 23, they are also running out of time to improve their positions in the points races.

Fans are encouraged to come out and enjoy the best motorsports entertainment around at Bloomington Speedway on August 23. With school getting restarted soon, a Friday night visit to Bloomington Speedway will give the family a nice change of pace from regular activities.

While we always have a lot of cars in the pits, we do not schedule a lot of extra classes to fatten up the back gate. Out three regular classes are all that is needed. These guys understand that we will keep the program moving; and they are generally pretty co-operative in this effort.

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 $10 for this event; and pit admission is $20. 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