Bloomington May 23rd preview

BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 18, 2003) - The good folks at radio WHCC 105.1 will help race fans get their Memorial Day Weekend off to a good start when they host another night of exciting racing action at Bloomington Speedway on Friday, May 23. The ...

BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 18, 2003) - The good folks at radio WHCC 105.1 will help race fans get their Memorial Day Weekend off to a good start when they host another night of exciting racing action at Bloomington Speedway on Friday, May 23. The evening's racing will feature non winged sprint cars, O'Neal Wood Products modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks.

Kevin Briscoe had a bad night last Friday; but you can bet that Kevin won't be looking for two of them in a row. He will be driven to get back in competition for the win. And, any driver who thinks that Kevin might be down and easier to beat just doesn't understand the two time Bloomington Speedway champion from Mitchell.

Another sprint car driver is experiencing a resurgence. After a bad outing where he suffered an engine failure and later flipped, Derek Scheffel came back at the KISS series race and drove to a strong second place finish against a field filled with the best in the business. He was reeling in Tony Elliott when he ran out of laps.

In the O'Neal Wood Products modified division, the usual suspects are still at the top of their game. Matt Boknecht, Ray Humphrey, Lee Hobbs, and others are still running strong. However, some other drivers including Shelby Miles, Joey Baker, Clint DeMoss and others are starting to display designs on the top positions in the points standings. One driver, Jeff Bland, Jr., in particular, turned in a strong performance last Friday; and he seems on the verge of finding victory lane. Although this eighth grader is pretty young to be thinking about competing for championships, he doesn't look much like an eighth grader on the track. Watch him!!!

The Tire & Wheel Center super stock division seems to be growing; and some previously successful drivers may be coming back into action. Denny Campbell was back last Friday driving the car previously wheeled by Trent Niflis; and he looked very racy. Chris Deweese is intent on winning the championship for himself although he hasn't competed a lot on the red clay. Todd Gilpin, Troy Clark, and Broc Burton are also displaying promise.

The kind of points races that we're having at Bloomington Speedway this season are a part of what makes the Friday night races at Bloomington Speedway the state's best entertainment buy.

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 (children are admitted free to the grandstand when accompanied by a paying adult); and pit admission is $20. Coolers are permitted; but glass containers aren't. Overnight camping is also permitted.

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Tony Elliott