Bloomington Speedway May 3rd preview

Non Winged Sprints, O'Neal Wood Products Modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks at Bloomington Speedway on May 3. BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 21) - Kevin Briscoe, Lee Hobbs, and Rick Hines are expected to be back at Bloomington Speedway ...

Non Winged Sprints, O'Neal Wood Products Modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks at Bloomington Speedway on May 3.

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 21) - Kevin Briscoe, Lee Hobbs, and Rick Hines are expected to be back at Bloomington Speedway attempting to pad the points leads that they established with their victories on April 19. However, with the horde of great competitors that routinely appear at Bloomington Speedway, no points lead is ever safe this early in the season.

In three races this season, Kevin Briscoe has two wins and a second. But the two time Bloomington Speedway sprint car champion knows that he has to be on his game each time out if he hopes to repeat as Bloomington Speedway sprint car champion in 2002.

Lee Hobbs won the Tire & Wheel Center super stock championship in 2000; and it looks like he's returning to his winning ways at Bloomington Speedway this season. But, this season he is in an O'Neal Wood Products modified. Hobbs is a tough competitor; but the other modified racers at Bloomington Speedway aren't going to be easy to beat. Last year's champion Matt Boknecht finished fifth at the season opener; but he is always a threat to win a race - or a championship. Last season's Tire & Wheel Center super stock champion, Greg O'Neill, has switched to the modified division; and he is a threat to win the modified championship as well as Rookie of the Year honors. He had rough luck the first night out getting on his lid; but you need not expect that to be the usual state of affairs. Jeremy Hines who finished second in Tire & Wheel Center super stock points last season has also added a modified with sponsorship from Niebel Engines to the Hines stable of race cars. He too will be a threat to win on May 3.

Rick Hines, father of Jeremy, has also taken on Niebel Engines power in 2002. He is a hard-nosed competitor; and he will be in the battle for the Tire & Wheel Center title all season. Greg Kendall's beautiful, well-prepared black 44 is always a threat to win. He has not yet won the Tire & Wheel Center super stock championship; and you can bet that that it is in his sights.

Fourteen year old Zach Carney will be fun to watch. He is an enthusiastic driver and knows no fear. He may or may not be a threat to take the championship; but you can go to the bank with the fact that he will be trying for it.

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