BLOOMINGTON, IND. (September 23, 2001) - Before the competition began last Friday night, we paused to recognize those who excelled in O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modified and Tire & Wheel Center Indiana Super Stock divisions last...
BLOOMINGTON, IND. (September 23, 2001) - Before the competition began last Friday night, we paused to recognize those who excelled in O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modified and Tire & Wheel Center Indiana Super Stock divisions last season.
Matt Boknecht was crowned as O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modified Champion. Boknecht did what you have to do to win a championship. He scored three feature wins and never finished out of the top ten all season. Boknecht had nine top five finishes out of 12 events. Simply incredible.
Adam Sasser had two feature wins finished in the top five ten out of 12 events. He made 11 of the 12 features.
Ray Humphrey came home third in the points race and had a feature win.
John DeMoss, Richie Lex, Rodney Harris, Jr., Shelby Miles, Roy Bruce, Jr., and Jason Sims rounded out the top ten in points.
Shelby Miles was crowned as the Rookie of the Year. Besides finishing seventh in the points, the highest of any rookie, Miles had seven top ten finishes and made ten of the feature events.
Rodney Harris, Jr. was the most improved driver with seven top ten finishes and made ten feature events.
The top eleven in O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modified points competed at Bloomington Speedway every time they ran.
Greg O'Neill was awarded the Tire & Wheel Center Indiana Super Stock Championship. O'Neill won half of the ten feature events in which he competed and finished in the top ten every time out. And he had only three finishes outside of the top five. Consistency your name must be O'Neill.
Jeremy Hines somehow failed to win a feature, but he finished in the top ten nine times. Seven of those were top fives. His first feature win on the red clay of Bloomington Speedway is overdue; but it will certainly come.
Brad Cummings was third in the points with a feature win. He had eight top ten finishes with seven those being top fives.
Trent Niflis, Terry Arthur, Chris Hillman, Mel Bigham, Perry Bruce, Steve Hollars, and Steven Hunt rounded out the top ten.
Ralph Groomer finished eleventh in the points to earn the Tire & Wheel Center Rookie of the Year title. Groomer had three top ten finishes and made nine out of ten features.
Jeremy Hines was, hands down, the most improved driver.
As Bloomington Speedway close the 2001 season, we would like to thank our fans, the competitors, our sponsors, the competitors' sponsors, and the media who have all done their part to make it possible for us to do what we love to do - race. We look forward to having you all back when season begins next spring.