Bloomington Speedway August 9 preview

South Central Building and Construction Trades Council night non winged sprints, O'Neal Wood Products Modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks at Bloomington Speedway on August 9. BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 28, 2002) - On August 9, Bloomington...

South Central Building and Construction Trades Council night non winged sprints, O'Neal Wood Products Modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks at Bloomington Speedway on August 9.

BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 28, 2002) - On August 9, Bloomington Speedway will feature our three regular classes - non winged sprint cars, O'Neal Wood Products modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks; and the members of the South Central Building and Construction Trades Council will be in attendance to enjoy an evening of the best motorsports entertainment.

Each Friday night at Bloomington Speedway the pits are full of the best race cars in the area. There are, of course, almost as many reasons for this as there are cars in the pits. For many of them it is the consistency and equity that is the famous red clay of Bloomington Speedway. Each driver knows that, if he and his crew do their jobs, they can win. The track will not stand in their way. The teams know what the rules are and that they will be enforced regardless of who runs afoul of them.

Racing is a family sport; and many of the drivers and car owners bring their families with them. And, like the rest of the fans, the families enjoy sitting on the beautiful hillside watching their drivers compete on the beautifully manicured red clay oval. The facilities are clean; the food is good; and everything possible is done to help insure that each Friday night is a special experience. That's why the pits are full.

The hard core race fans comes to Bloomington Speedway for the same reasons as the teams; however, the main reason that the fans come is that the best drivers will be there and the competition will be tough. A driver who wins a feature event at Bloomington Speedway will have earned it.

With the season beginning to wind down, our drivers are beginning to think a little more about their positions in their points races. While the points races are never too far toward the back of a driver's mind, they take on more importance this time of year. At the time of this release, our points leaders are Derek Scheffel (sprint car), Lee Hobbs (O'Neal Wood Products modifieds), and Greg Kendall (Tire & Wheel Center super stock); however, they will not necessarily be the leaders when they pull off of the red clay after August 9's competition.

For the sprint cars, the August 9 race will be their last look at the Bloomington Speedway red clay before the 4th Annual Five Crown Nationals.

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