With only six race nights remaining in the 2001 Bryant's 76 Racing Fuels Late Model division Championship series at the Indianapolis Speedrome past champion Rodney Sizemore and hardworking R. J. Norton, Jr. are turning up the heat on...
With only six race nights remaining in the 2001 Bryant's 76 Racing Fuels Late Model division Championship series at the Indianapolis Speedrome past champion Rodney Sizemore and hardworking R. J. Norton, Jr. are turning up the heat on defending champ Bruce Tunny who had dominated most of the season. Norton claimed the oval portion of Saturday night's program while Sizemore took the Figure-8 main event. Tunny, who has been concentrating on the better-paying "8", failed to make the oval main for the second night in a row and could only manage a fourth-place finish in the "8" behind Sizemore, '99 champ Bobby Douthitt and Norton.
Chuck's Race Car Parts Stocks ran on the "8" exclusively for the evening with third-generation driver taking the win after starting on the tail of the 21-car field. Charlie Hargraves turned in his best career figure-8 run behind Turner with Al Fullenkamp, Joe Sheedy and Jack Smith following.
With over 60 cars on hand the popular Sunshine Cafe Roadrunners ran a triplet of features with James Huffman capturing the "A" main and Brian Canter and Jesse Cothron each taking "B" features.
<pre> BRYANT'S 76 RACING FUELS LATE MODELS 50-LAP FIGURE-8 FEATURE - 1. Rodney Sizemore 2. Bobby Douthitt 3. R. J. Norton, Jr. 4. Bruce Tunny 5. Wayne Arnold 6. Kenny Stewart 7. George Sutton 8. Danny Turner 9. Curtis McMurtrey 10. Kevin Ford 11. Jeff Hizer 12. Bill Tunny, Jr. 13. Steve Prine 14. Country Brown 15. Wes Spillers 16. Manny Aguilar 17. Bobby Whitaker 18. Donnie Garrigus, Jr. 19. Fred Bear, Jr. 20. Robert Downey, Jr. 21. Tim Skinner, Jr. 22. Casey White 23. Ronnie Rigdon 24. Bill Ellis 25. Keith Richee 26. Jim Logan 27. Jimmy Mays
25-LAP OVAL FEATURE - 1.R. J. Norton, Jr. 2. Wayne Arnold 3. David Reel 4. George Sutton 5. Jimmy Mays 6. Kevin Ford 7. Bobby Whitaker 8. Bill Tunny, Jr. 9. Bobby Douthitt 10. Kenny Stewart 11. Rodney Sizemore 12. Steve Prine 13. Casey White 14. Country Brown 15. Tim Skinner, Jr. 16. Robert Downey, Jr. 17. Curtis McMurtrey 18. Jeff Hizer
FAST QUALIFIER - Rodney Sizemore - 14.182 TROPHY DASH - R. J. Norton, Jr. HEATS - Wayne Arnold, Country Brown, Casey White LAST CHANCE RACE - Kenny Stewart
CHUCK'S RACE CAR PARTS STOCKS 15-LAP FIGURE-8 FEATURE - 1. Corey Turner 2. Charlie Hargraves 3. Al Fullenkamp 4. Joe Sheedy 5. Jack Smith 6. Jerry Johnson 7. Spike Brickley 8. Jack Lovelace 9. Kenny McDonough 10. Larry Hahn 11. Herbie Conrad 12. Speedy Teepe 13. Jimmy Kirby 14. Victor Rybolt 15. Eddie Snapp, Jr. 16. Chris Shrum 1 17. Jamie Brickley 18. Rick Howard 19. Lonnie Goble 20. Bill Montag 21. Martin Winn
FAST QUALIFIER - Joe Sheedy - 20.542 (figure-8) HEATS - Victor Rybolt, Jimmy Kirby, Al Fullenkamp
SUNSHINE CAFE ROADRUNNERS 20-LAP "A" FEATURE - 1. James Huffman 2. Dean Smith 3. Barry White 4. Buddy Tabor 5. Barry Tabor 6. Jim Knifely 7. Mark Waugh, Jr. 8. James Curry 9. Herb Carson 10. Randy Hutchison 11. Jerry Green 12. Vernon Schmidt II 13. Jimmy Hardcastle 14. James Swatts 15. Duane Gullion 16. Mark Harrison 17. Mike Smith 18. Todd Amos 19. Casey Victery 20. Frank Kikendall 21. Steve Grubbs 22. Cliff Turpin 23. R. C. Rigdon
12-Lap "B" Feature #1 - 1. Brian Canter 2. Jerry Givens 3. Barry Coy 4. Larry Coy 5. Scott Tabor 6. Barry White 7. Brian Tabor 8. Ron Padgett 9. Don Strother, Jr. 10. Robert Perkins 11. Billy Gibson 12. Jeff Marchal 13. David Lee Byrd 14. Donnie Hacker 15. Johnny Monday 16. Mike Light 17. Ronnie Hale 18. David Vass 19. Jeremy Smith
12-LAP "B" FEATURE #2 - 1. Jesse Cothron 2. Michael McDougalle 3. Dale Roys 4. Richard Moorman 5. Rex Cox II 6. Don Kitchen 7. D. J. Rhodes 8. James Eads 9. Richard Byrd 10. Michael Couture 11. Bruiser French 12. Kevin Woodsmall 13. Ronnie Richardson 14. Ernie Borden 15. Scott Camhi 16. William Clark 17. Ron Payne
HEATS - R. C. Rigdon, Mike Smith, Jr., Duane Gullion, Frank Kikendall
PEPSI KIDS BICYCLE RACES AGES 10 & 11 GIRLS - 1. Kari Aldridge 2. Brittney Adams 3. Tiffany Robbins 4. Holly Tabor 5. Vanessa Murphy
BOYS - 1. Bobby Rogers 2. Quint Felden 3. Tyler Brown 4. Candain Strode 5. Eric Parrott
Sunday - August 5 - - - - The Indiana Speedway Pavement Series for Go-Karts continues with the family-friendly Speedrome series on the fifth-mile. The event is a "Pits Only" series with over fifteen classes of karts for racers of all ages. Gates open at 9AM with racing at noon.
Thursday - August 9 - - - - NAMARS Midgets return for open wheel action with the Kenyon Midgets on the challenging Speedrome asphalt.
Friday - August 10 - - - - Modifieds, Legend Cars, Roadrunners, Bomber Figure-8's and Bandoleros .
Saturday - August 11 - - - - Late Models on the oval and the figure-8, Stocks and Roadrunners.
Sunday - August 12 - - - - The Championship round of the Hutchison Signs Red, White & Blue series concludes the battle that began in May. Outlaw Stocks from tracks throughout the Midwest battle in a 76-Lap Figure-8 feature. The Roadrunners conclude their special "mini-series" and the Chuck's Race Car Parts Powder Puff Challenge crowns the queen of the speedway.