(Bloomington, Ind. - September 8, 2002) This Spring the GLOSS (Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series) made its first visit to Bloomington Speedway. Everyone raved about the GLOSS shows that they had seen at other tracks. With some trepidation, Mike ...
(Bloomington, Ind. - September 8, 2002) This Spring the GLOSS (Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series) made its first visit to Bloomington Speedway. Everyone raved about the GLOSS shows that they had seen at other tracks. With some trepidation, Mike Miles booked them for two shows the first season. This is something that he almost never does. Now, we're glad that he did. We had 37 of the best winged sprinters in the area including Bloomington's Kraig and Kelly Kinser when GLOSS visited us this spring. The GLOSS winged sprint cars will be back on September 13. Don't miss the great show that they are bound to present. This special event will pay $2500 to win and $250 to start.
This race is being run in honor of Dizz Wilson. There are probably more Dizz Wilson stories than there are about any other car owner short of Karl Kinser. It is said that Dizz fired more drivers in the air than ever drove for any other car owner. Dizz never had much time for temperamental drivers. He was famous for saying, "There's nothing wrong with the car, just drive it." And "The easiest things on that car to adjust are the belts."
Kraig Kinser went to the Knoxville Nationals this year; and he was not happy with his performance. All of the Kinsers who surround him have done their best to let Kraig find his own way. However, like all of the Kinsers, Kraig is self driven; and he is determined to be a regular feature in victory lane - soon. He has been talking to his father (Steve), his uncle (Randy), and even his grandfather (Bob). Those three guys probably know more about sprint car racing and what it takes to win than any three individuals in the world. When asked, they gave Kraig some advice; and he obviously heard them. He has been running up front ever since. A couple of weeks ago, he won two features on the same night at Montpelier Motor Speedway.
He learned something else from them too. When Travis Rilat crashed Kraig recently at Eldora and cost him a victory, he let Travis know, in no uncertain terms, that that had better not happen again.
Kraig will be back running with the GLOSS series at Bloomington Speedway; and he is intent on winning his first feature on the famous red clay where Bob, Steve, and Randy began to make their places in sprint car racing history.
However, another Kinser may have something to say about that. Kelly Kinser won the GLOSS race at Bloomington Speedway; and he can certainly be expected to be back trying for two in a row. He likes to win in front of his neighbors too.
In addition to the winged sprint cars, the O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modifieds and the Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks will be in competition. This is their final points race of the season; and they will all be scrapping in hopes of gaining in the final Bloomington Speedway points standings. As if that weren't enough, each class will pay $550 to win with proper decals.
While you're thinking of Bloomington Speedway, remember our final show of the year, our 7th Annual Indiana Super Stock & UMP Modified Nationals, will be will be held on September 21. That's a SATURDAY. Mark September 21 on your calendar now.
General admission for this event is only $15; and pit admission is $25. As always, children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Coolers are allowed; but glass containers are strictly forbidden. Parking and overnight camping are free.