Bloomington Speedway final race preview

September 21, 2001 6th Annual Indiana Super Stock & Ump Modified Nationals In Memory Of Pat Birch Top Ten Points Awards Will Be Presented For Both Classes (Bloomington, Ind. - September 16, 2001) It's been a great season at Bloomington ...

September 21, 2001
6th Annual Indiana Super Stock & Ump Modified Nationals
In Memory Of Pat Birch

Top Ten Points Awards Will Be Presented For Both Classes

(Bloomington, Ind. - September 16, 2001) It's been a great season at Bloomington Speedway. Mike Miles and his crew have done their best all season to provide the fans with great motorsports entertainment all season; and, after the season really got started, the weatherman has cooperated. As much as we hate to see it end, we are at that time. It's time to run our final race, present the hardware and checks to the guys who have worked so hard for them all season, and to give the fans one last great show to get them through the long, cold winter.

On September 21, we will put the spotlight on O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modifieds and the Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks. These guys have been in competition just about every Friday night this summer. And, each time they rolled onto the track, there were at least a dozen cars with a good chance at victory; and very nearly the whole field if you count "dark horses". This is the kind of competition for which Bloomington Speedway is famous. While the car specifications help to promote this great competition, the biggest factor is the track itself. The well prepared Bloomington Speedway oval, gives the driver who got a bad draw or who had trouble in his heat race the opportunity to come from the back and win. That isn't to say that winning from the back is easy. It isn't. But, at Bloomington Speedway, it's possible.

There will be no qualifications for either class. This will help to keep the track in good condition for all of the racing that will take place in the two classes. There is no telling how many heats and semis will be needed to give all of the competitors a fair shot.

This program may well pull more cars than any show this season. The winner of each class will receive $1250, assuming the proper decals are displayed on his mount. Also, the payoff is higher than normal all of the way back. Each driver who makes one of the features will receive a minimum of $100. With this amount of money up for grabs, just about every car in the state should show up at Bloomington Speedway.

The championships in both of these classes were won by very narrow margins; and it is probable that the drivers who finished just off the pace in the points races will be looking to make their point that they are the better driver. It will also be a good opportunity to compete against some racers who aren't normally in competition at Bloomington Speedway. They will expect to use their experience on the red clay to give them the edge that they need to best drivers with bigger names and, perhaps, better equipment.

This show is being run in memory of Pat Birch. Pat was one of our most faithful push truck drivers; and he lost his life in a highway accident. I am certain that there is no way that he would rather be remembered. This is an appropriate memorial to a great race fan.

There is a $25 per car entry fee.  Grandstand admission for this special
show is only $10; and pit admission is only $25.   Overnight camping is
permitted as are coolers.  No Glass please.

-BS-

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Series Sprint , Stock car