Bloomington Speedway GLOSS season opener preview

Wings over Bloomington Speedway. BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 14) - The Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series (GLOSS) will make their first visit of the season as well as their first visit ever to Bloomington Speedway on April 26. Bloomington Speedway...

Wings over Bloomington Speedway.

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 14) - The Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series (GLOSS) will make their first visit of the season as well as their first visit ever to Bloomington Speedway on April 26.

Bloomington Speedway fans will get the opportunity to see cars and drivers that seldom appear at Bloomington Speedway. Winged sprint car racing has pretty much become the province of traveling series'. GLOSS is one of the newer of those series. Last season they averaged over 30 cars each night that they competed in Indiana. In addition to the GLOSS regulars like Boston Reid, winner of last season's Dizz Wilson classic, you can expect a number of local winged sprint racers as well as some Bloomington Speedway regulars who will use their experience with the famous red clay to gain an advantage on the touring racers.

The GLOSS racers seldom get an opportunity to compete on a good, heavy race track like the one that they will find at Bloomington Speedway; and it will be interesting to see how they handle it and to watch them adjust to it throughout the evening. Some drivers are likely to run poorly early in the evening and then come into it as the evening progresses. Watching them try to move through the slower cars will certainly be exciting.

The winged sprinters will be running for $2500 to win and $250 to start the feature event.

The O'Neal Wood Products modifieds and the Tire & Wheel Center super stocks will also be in competition. Their features will pay $550 to win with proper decals.

Whatever happens, it should be a great night of racing at Bloomington Speedway.

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 $15 for this event; and pit admission is $25. Children are admitted free to the grandstand when accompanied by a paying adult. Overnight camping is permitted. Coolers are allowed; but no glass containers please.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Boston Reid