KISS series sisits Bloomington Speedway on May 17 BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 12, 2002) - The KISS (King of Indiana Sprint Series) is in its second year. The series was scheduled to compete at Bloomington Speedway last season; but it fell victim to...
KISS series sisits Bloomington Speedway on May 17
BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 12, 2002) - The KISS (King of Indiana Sprint Series) is in its second year. The series was scheduled to compete at Bloomington Speedway last season; but it fell victim to the weatherman. Since there was no hole in our schedule in which to insert it, we had to cancel it for 2001. The series was very successful last year; and we look forward to being a part of it this season.
Last year's KISS champion, Dick Gaines II, is a regular competitor at Bloomington Speedway; and he is certainly a threat to win it again. However, based on how the season is going now, the favorite to win the series would have to be defending Bloomington Speedway champion Kevin Briscoe. He has competed three times so far this season and has two wins and a second. He also has had a couple of wins and a second at Twin Cities.
The series began at Gas City I-69 Speedway on May 10. They had 43 sprint cars in competition; and John Wolfe, Tony Elliott, Levi Jones, Jon Stanbrough, and Boston Reid finished up front. This same group is almost certain to be at Bloomington Speedway Friday night along with most of our regulars.
From Bloomington Speedway the series will go to Paragon Speedway (June 1), Lincoln Park Speedway at Putnamville (June 15), the Terre Haute Action Track (June 18), and conclude at Kokomo Speedway (July 14). Any of these races should be worth the trip.
One of our Bloomington Speedway regulars is likely to miss the KISS show. Rookie of the year candidate Tim Spindler crashed hard at Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt a week ago; and it will take some time for him to get the car back together. He ran four shows before th accident at Haubstadt; and he made every feature out of very large fields of cars. He will certainly be back for the May 24th show; but the KISS show on May 17 is pretty doubtful.
In addition to a huge field of Sprint Cars, the O'Neal Wood Products UMP Open Wheel Modifieds and Tire and Wheel Center Indiana Super Stocks will be in competition. These racers will probably also turn out in huge numbers as there will be an additional $100 added to the winner's purse.
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 $15 for this special event; and pit admission is $25. There will be no entry fee for this special show. Overnight camping is permitted. Coolers are allowed; but glass containers are prohibited.