Congratulations to Derek Scheffel - 2002 Bloomington Speedway Sprint Car Champion. Bloomington Speedway rained out. BLOOMINGTON, IN (August 23, 2002) - Mike Miles and his Bloomington Speedway staff had the famous red clay oval track ready for...
Congratulations to Derek Scheffel - 2002 Bloomington Speedway Sprint Car Champion.
Bloomington Speedway rained out.
BLOOMINGTON, IN (August 23, 2002) - Mike Miles and his Bloomington Speedway staff had the famous red clay oval track ready for action. The weathermen talked about rain all day; but it looked like we might dodge the bullet and get the show in. As the time for hot laps drew near, the sky began to darken. A few minutes later the skies opened up and dumped massive quantities of water on Mike's red clay creating massive quantities of red mud. Although it didn't rain long, it rained enough in five minutes to wash out the racing at any dirt track.
Since this was to have been the last points race for the sprint cars, the points are now final. The top three positions in the sprint car points race were pretty well set going into tonight's competition. However, only nine points separated fourth through ninth positions. It would certainly have been nice if they had been able to settle it on the track tonight; but it wasn't to be.
Derek Scheffel won his third Bloomington Speedway sprint car championship. Justin Marvel gave him a good fight all season; but he came up just a little short. He had some trouble where he had to round up other rides to protect his position in the points. However, Scheffel had problems too; and he missed other races to insure that he would have a car to run at Bloomington Speedway. They both gave it everything that they had; and they can be proud of their performance.
The O'Neal Wood Products modified drivers and the Tire & Wheel Center super stock drivers both have a couple more shows in which to improve their positions in their points races; but you can bet that they regretted losing tonight's competition almost as much as the sprint drivers did.