Bloomington Speedway race report 2002-06-21

Carmichael wins WSKT night. Boknecht & Kendall win too. BLOOMINGTON, IN (June 22, 2002) - As is almost always the case at Bloomington Speedway, the pits were overflowing. A total of 125 race cars rolled out of the trailers to entertain the...

Carmichael wins WSKT night.
Boknecht & Kendall win too.

BLOOMINGTON, IN (June 22, 2002) - As is almost always the case at Bloomington Speedway, the pits were overflowing. A total of 125 race cars rolled out of the trailers to entertain the fans who crowded the hillside.

SPRINT CARS -

Last nights race would serve as the final tune-up for the 14th Annual Sheldon Kinser Memorial. There were 43 drivers on hand in an attempt to strengthen the edge that they believe that they will have over the big dogs who are likely to swarm in on Bloomington Speedway next week. However, one Bloomington Speedway regular was missing from the action. Points leader Kevin Briscoe was away running the USAC Buckeye Nationals. His absence will almost certainly cost him the points lead; but he certainly believes that he can overcome the points that he loses this week before the season ends.

Four time Sheldon Kinser Memorial winner Kevin Thomas had been over in Ohio running with USAC too. However, his can owner, Rodney Reynolds, commented, "After two days running over there, we couldn't get back to Bloomington Speedway fast enough. We're glad to be back where we have a good track to run on."

Kenny Carmichael started on the pole in the feature; and he led it flag to flag. Brad Marvel and his son Justin started second and third; and they battle each other for the entire distance. Justin slipped by his father on the 23rd circuit and managed to hold off the old man to come home second. The second place finish should also give him the Bloomington Speedway points lead.

Kevin Thomas came from mid-pack to finish fourth just ahead of Danny Holtsclaw..

Two time Bloomington Speedway champion Derek Scheffel only had seven cylinders most of the evening. This put him in a deep hole in the feature. He started 17th and managed to work his way up to a sixth place finish. Bobby Stines, Brad Fox, Eric Roberts, and Kevin Chambers rounded out the top ten.

The leading rookie of the year candidate, Tim Spindler, qualified well again; but he had trouble with the race set up and finished 11th. However, Spindler has made every feature so far; and that is a pretty incredible performance.

In preliminary action, Kurt Gross set quick time while J.T. Stapp, Kevin Thomas, Shawn Krockenberger, Brian Hayden, and Eric Roberts won the heat races. Derek Scheffel and Jeff Hartjoy took the two B features.

O'NEAL WOOD PRODUCTS MODIFIEDS -

Defending O'Neal Wood Products modified champion Matt Boknect had fallen back a little in the points standings by missing a feature and by missing some participation points on a rainout night. However, last night he seemed committed to climbing back to the top. He won his heat, the dash, and led the feature flag to flag.

The Short boys, Brady and Brandon, turned in great performances. Brady came from ninth to finish second, and Brandon came from eighth to finish third. Shelby Miles, John DeMoss, Richie Lex, Ray Humphrey, Jay Humphrey, Matt Tiller, and Adam Sasser rounded out the top ten.

In premliminary action, Jay Humphrey, Ryan Thomas, Ray Humphrey, Matt Boknecht, and Lee Hobbs won the heats while Darin George and Adam Sasser took the two B features.

TIRE & WHEEL CENTER SUPER STOCKS

Greg Kendall has made winning the Bloomington Speedway Tire & Wheel Center championship this season his top priority. This has meant pretty much leaving his late model parked. Last night he won everything including his heat, the dash, and he led the feature flag to flag.

Rob Dodd came home second followed by Terr Arthur.

Lee Hobbs turned in a splendid performance coming from a 19th place starting position to finish fourth. This really shouldn't surprise anyone who has been around Bloominton Speedway very long. In 2000, he literally ran away with the Tire & Wheel Center championship. Chris Hillman also came from deep in the field to finish fifth ahead of Tom Plotz.

Ralph Groomer also turned in a good from the pack performance coming from 18th to finish seventh. Zach Carnery, Chris Deweese, and Jason Hehman rounded out the top ten.

In preliminary action, Trent Niflis, Greg Kendall, Rob Dodd, and Tom Plotz took the heat races while Jason Hehman and Ralph Groomer prevailed in the B features.

Coming events:

June 28, 2002 14th Annual Sheldon Kinser Memorial -- Blue Marble Night $3000 to Win Non winged sprint cars, O'Neal Wood Products modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks

July 5, 2002 17th Annual Ariel Fireworks Display courtesy of Bloomington Power Sports -- Non winged sprint cars, O'Neal Wood Products modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks

July 12, 2002 Harrell Pipe and Supply Night - Non winged sprints, O'Neal Wood Products modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Kevin Chambers , Kenny Carmichael