Bloomington results 2003-05-30

BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 31, 2003) - Another chapter in the history of Bloomington Speedway is in the books. The skies were overcast; and rain threatened. However, the weatherman smiled on competitors and fans. We were treated to a great evening...

BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 31, 2003) - Another chapter in the history of Bloomington Speedway is in the books. The skies were overcast; and rain threatened. However, the weatherman smiled on competitors and fans. We were treated to a great evening of racing without a drop of rain falling upon us. In fact, most of them were probably home before the rains started. The drivers and the track officials joined forces to get the racing over before 11:00 PM.


For the second week in a row, Kevin Briscoe beat the odds. If he were to win his fourth feature of the season at Bloomington Speedway, he and his Roberts Racing team were going to have to be on the top of their game. And, a little luck wouldn't hurt anything either. However, the smart money is never placed against Briscoe on the red clay. He was fourth quick in qualifications; but that didn't matter. In accordance with track rules he would have to start tenth. Briscoe suspected that he would need a little luck with yellow flags; but if he got it he knew that he could win his fourth Bloomington Speedway feature and the third in the Danny Roberts owned beautiful black 21R.

Bloomington's Jared Fox was fifth quick in qualifications which put him on the outside of the front row for the start of the evening's feature event. When the green flag dropped he beat pole-sitter Kenny Carmichael in the drag race to the finish line at the end of the first lap. However, Ed Hassler got crossed up and collected Bill Boggs with Boggs getting on his lid. Shawn Krockenberger apparently hooked the cushion and flipped himself. The resulting red flag reset the field and would give Fox the opportunity to scramble for the lead again.

When the race restarted, Jared again took the point; but Dick Gaines II was coming. At the end of the second lap Gaines was in second place and was obviously on a charge to get past Fox and get his first feature win of the season at Bloomington Speedway.

Kenny Carmichael and Brisco had moved up to join the battle with Fox and Gaines by the seventh lap when the yellow flag flew for Derek Scheffel who had touched wheels with Kent Christian and spun. Scheffel had to go to the tail. Scheffel's bid for victory took a serious hit. Fox continued to hold the lead; and it looked as if the battle being waged by Gaines, Briscoe, and Carmichael might slow them just enough for Fox to hold on and take his first Bloomington Speedway feature win. However, Fox, who had driven a near perfect race, seemed to hook the inside cushion and shot off of track on the 23rd lap. It looked like he would demolish his car against the guard rail that protects the pit area. But he got the car stopped in time. Only a radius rod and his pride seemed to be damaged.

Gaines, Briscoe, and Carmichael were left with a three lap dash to the checkered flag; but Kevin Thomas was coming hard. He had a long way to go to catch them; but you can never count Thomas as out. Briscoe took the lead and left Gaines to try to hold off Carmichael and Thomas to salvage a second. Carmichael slipped past Gaines to take second; and Dick was forced to settle for third.

Thomas and Hud Cone both drove great races to come from tail to finish fourth and fifth respectively.

Derek Scheffel showed his championship form charging from the tail to finish sixth in the 18 laps after his spin.

Jason Knoke turned in another solid performance finishing seventh trailed by Kent Christian, Justin Marvel, and Bobby Stines.

In preliminary action, Gaines, Fox, Danny Holtsclaw, and Jon Sciscoe won the heat races while Kris Deckard won the "B" feature.


For the second week in a row Ray Humphrey had the field covered as he won his heat the dash and led the feature flag to flag. Humphrey will join Kevin Briscoe in having to start mid-pack next week.

Shelby Miles finished second and came up just a little short in his bid for the feature win. Clint DeMoss came home third trailed by Matt Bex and J.P. Karpowicz.

Jeff Bland, Jr. showed what he was made of last night.. He got tangled up with Matt Boknecht and other cars at the start of his heat race. He road back to the pits on the hook with a lot of work to do before he would be ready for the "B" feature. He ran a strong "B" feature and came home second. Bland charged from 17th place to a strong sixth place finish. Brady Short finished seventh ahead of Joey Baker, Cullen Goodman, and Greg Deckard.

In preliminary action, Humphrey, Cramer, and Bex won the heats while Joey Baker took the "B" feature.


Lee Hobbs is a hard man to beat on the Bloomington Speedway red clay. And, Friday night he was especially tough. In fact, Hobbs led every super stock lap that he ran Friday night in the heat, the dash, and the feature. Jeremy Hines came from the third row to finish a strong second. Defending Tire & Wheel Center super stock champion Greg Kendall came home third trailed by Danny Harris, Chris Deweese, Jack Frye, Ben DuBois, Mel Bigham, Randy Howe, and Steve Hollars.

In preliminary action, Harris, Hobbs, and Jeremy Stierwalt won the heat races while Mel Bigham won the "B" feature.


Qualifications: 1. Dick Gaines II, 70, 12.149; 2. Justin Marvel, 47, 12.162; 3. Kevin Chambers, 18, 12.219; 4. Kevin Briscoe, 21R, 12.344; 5. Bill Boggs, 75, 12.393; 6. Bobby Stines, 88, 12.425; 7. Jared Fox, 56, 12.480; 8. Kenny Carmichael, Sr., 92, 12.492; 9. Derek Scheffel, 21s, 12.494; 10. Jason Knoke, 7k, 12.500; 11. Kris Deckard, 97, 12.521; 12. Mike Hunnicutt, 12H, 12.530; 13. Tim Creech II, 31c, 12.619; 14. Ed Hassler, 66H, 12.650; 15. Kent Christian, 1c, 12.689; 16. Kenny Carmichael, Jr., 92c, 12.701; 17. Danny Holtsclaw, 3, 12.733; 18. Jon Sciscoe, 7, 12.765; 19. Dave Peperak, 77, 12.773; 20. Kevin Thomas, 3R, 12.800; 21. Rick Waltman, 11W, 12.804; 22. Shawn Krockenberger, 21K, 12.852; 23. Darr Lawson, 28, 12.919; 24. Mitch Cunningham, 63, 12.933; 25. Josh Cunningham, 6s, 12.989; 26. Mike Slater, 3s, 13.003; 27. Steve Rone, 9R, 13.018; 28. Hud Cone, 91, 13.175; 29. Scott Martin, 25, 13.459; 30. Kurt Gross, 48, NT

AUTO HEAVEN AUTO PARTS HEAT 1: 1.(4) Jared Fox, 2.(3) Jason Knoke, 3.(5) Kevin Briscoe, 4.(6) Dick Gaines II, 5.(1) Kenny Carmichael, Jr. 6.(10) Hud Cone, 7.(7) Dave Peperak, 8.(2) Tim Creech II, 9.(9) Josh Cunningham

PAUL D. BAUGH LAW OFFICE HEAT 2: 1.(1) Danny Holtsclaw, 2.(2) Ed Hassler, 3.(6) Justin Marvel, 4.(4) Kenny Carmichael, Sr., 5.(7) Kevin Thomas, 6.(5) Bill Boggs, 7.(8) Darr Lawson, 8.(3) Kris Deckard, 9.(9) Mike Slater, 10.(10) Scott Martin

WALNUT STREET AUTO SALES/CAMPUS RENTAL HEAT 3: 1.(1) Jon Sciscoe, 2.(4) Derek Scheffel, 3.(2) Kent Christian, 4.(3) Mike Hunnicutt, 5.(5) Bobby Stines, 6.(6) Kevin Chambers, 7.(9) Steve Rone, 8.(8) Mitch Cunningham, 9.(7) Rick Waltman

JB SALVAGE B FEATURE: 1.(3) Kris Deckard, 2.(2) Bill Boggs, 3.(7) Shawn Krockenberger, 4.(13) Hud Cone, 5.(15) Kurt Gross, 6.(4) Tim Creech II, 7.(6) Rick Waltman, 8.(10) Josh Cunningham, 9.(11) Mike Slater, 10.(8) Darr Lawason, 11.(14) Scott Martin, 12.(1) Kevin Chambers, 13.(12) Steve Rone, 14.(14) Dave Peperak

ROOTS RV FEATURE: 1.(10) 21R Kevin Briscoe, 2.(1) 92 Kenny Carmichael, 3.(6) 70 Dick Gaines II, 4.(17) 3R Kevin Thomas, 5.(19) 91 Hud Cone, 6.(7) 21s Derek Scheffel, 7.(8) 7k Jason Knoke, 8.(13) 1c Kent Christian, 9.(5) 47 Justin Marvel, 10.(3) 88 Boby Stines, 11.(15) 3 Danny Holtsclaw, 12.(12) 66H Ed Hassler, 13.(14) 92c Kenny Carmichael, Jr., 14.(9) 97 Kris Deckard, 15.(16) 7 Jon Sciscoe, 16.(11) 12H Mike Hunnicutt, 17.(2) 56 Jared Fox, 18.(20) 48 Kurt Gross, 19.(4) 75 Bill Boggs, 20.(18) 21k Shawn Krockenberger


COLOR TYME HEAT 1: 1.(1) Ray Humphrey, 2.(10) Shelby Miles., 3.(2) Greg Deckard, 4.(5) Joey Jones, 5.(9) Brent Payne, 6.(6) Joey Baker, 7.(3) Jeff Bland, Jr., 8.(4) Matt Boknecht, 9.(7) Lee Hobbs, 10.(8) Rodney Harris, Jr.

EXTREME PERFORMANCE HEAT 2: 1.(3) Jesse Cramer, 2.(6) Brady Short, 3.(5) Clint DeMoss, 4.(7) Cullen Goodman, 5.(8) Eddie Lake, 6.(9) Wendell Wisley, 7.(4) Jack Taylor, 8.(1) Justin Hillenburg, 9.(2) Marlin Burns

CURRY GMC TRUCK HEAT 3: 1.(7) Matt Bex, 2.(6) Dan Hamstra, 3.(4) J.P. Karpowicz, 4.(2) Joe Gilbert, 5.(8) Don Shoulders, 6.(9) Gordon Dixon, 7.(5) Tim DeMoss, 8.(3) Darin Beaner, 9.(1) J.P. Hume

BLACKWELL LIMESTONE DASH FOR CASH: 1.(1) Ray Humphrey, 2.(2) Jesse Cramer, 3.(3) Matt Bex

BELL'S EXHAUST SHOPS "B" Feature: 1.(1) Joey Baker, 2.(4) Jeff Bland, Jr., 3.(3) Gordon Dixon, 4.(6) Tim DeMoss, 5.(5) Jack Taylor, 6.(11) Marlin Burns, 7.(8) Justin Hillenburg, 8.(14) Nathan Voorhies, 9.(2) Wendell Wisley, 10.(9) Darin Beaner

BLACK LUMBER MODIFIED FEATURE: 1.(1) 75s Ray Humphrey, 2.(4) 76 Shelby Miles 3.(4) 78c Clint DeMoss, 4.(3) 31 Matt Bex, 5.(9) 33x J.P. Karpowicz, 6.(17) 38 Jeff Bland, Jr., 7.(5) 0X Brady Short, 8.(16) 11J Joey Baker, 9.(11) 14s Cullen Goodman, 10.(7) 5 Greg Deckard, 11.(10) 33 Joey Jones, 12.(20) 30 Jack Taylor, 13.(13) 5P Brent Payne, 14.(2) 12T Jesse Cramer, 15.(12) 10G Joe Gilbert, 16.(19) 66T Tim DeMoss, 17.(6) 23H Dan Hamstra, 18.(14) 77 Eddie Lake, 19.(15) 65 Don Shoulder,. 20.(18) 15x Gordon Dixon


MCCAMMON TREE SERVICE HEAT 1: 1.(5) Danny Harris, 2.(1) Mike Jonesr, 3.(2) Marty Cooper, 4.(6) Chris Deweese, 5.(3) Anthony Walker, 6.(4) Travis Todd, 7.(7) Leon Turpin

RAINTREE MUFFLER HEAT 2: 1.(2) Lee Hobbs, 2.(5) Jeremy Hines, 3.(7) Greg Kendall, 4.(3) Ben Dubois, 5.(1) Steve Hollars, 6.(4) Mel Bigham, 7.(6) David Lawson, 8.(8) Tom Ault

HIDEAWAY LOUNGE HEAT 3: 1.(1) Jeremy Stierwalt, 2.(3) Ralph Groomer, 3.(7) Jack Frye, 4.(8) Chris Hillman, 5.(5) Randy Howe, 6.(6) Jeremy Pennington, 7.(2) Kevin Arthur, 8.(4) Greg Amick

Dash for Cash: 1.(2) Lee Hobbs, 2.(1) Danny Harris, 3.(3) Jeremy Stierwalt

TOM CHERRY MUFFLER B Feature: 1.(2) Mel Bigham 2.(6) Kevin Arthur, 3.(3) Jeremy Pennington, 4.(8) Tom Ault, 5.(1) Travis Todd, 6.(5) David Lawson, 7.(4) Leon Turpin

TIRE & WHEEL CENTER SUPER STOCK FEATURE: 1.(1) H0 Lee Hobbs, 2.(5) 5H Jeremy Hines, 3.(8) 44 Greg Kendall, 4.(2) 19 Danny Harris, 5.(10) 21 Chris Deweese, 6.(9) 2 Jack Frye, 7.(11) 55 Ben DuBois, 8.(16) 49B Mel Bigham, 9.(15) 43 Randy Howe, 10.(14) 18 Steve Hollars, 11.(19) 1A Tom Ault, 12.(18) 20 Jeremy Pennington, 13.(20) 73T Travis Todd, 14.(4) 70 Mike Jones, 15.(6) 48 Ralph Groomer, 16.(13) 13 Anthony Walker, 17.(17) 74 Kevin Arthur, 18.(3) 40 Jeremy Stierwalt, 19.(7) 00c Marty Cooper


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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Justin Hill , Kevin Chambers , Scott Martin , Kenny Carmichael , Brady Short , Hud Cone , Mitch Cunningham , Anthony Walker