Bloomington Speedway June 6th preview

BLOOMINGTON, IN (June 1, 2003) - The nice folks from the Antique Auto & Race Car Museum in Bedford enjoy old race cars so much that they are sponsoring a visit to Bloomington Speedway by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club. Their cars...

BLOOMINGTON, IN (June 1, 2003) - The nice folks from the Antique Auto & Race Car Museum in Bedford enjoy old race cars so much that they are sponsoring a visit to Bloomington Speedway by the Midwest Oldtimers Vintage Race Car Club. Their cars will be on display on the top of the hill. These guys spend countless hours and thousands of dollars restoring and maintaining these beautiful machines. Don't miss them.

We will, of course, also have a full program of non-winged sprint cars, O'Neal Wood Products modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks. These guys are getting pretty deep into their seasons; and they are starting to think about moving up in the points or staying on top of the order.

In the sprint car division, points leader Kevin Briscoe has four feature wins; and the question is can anybody beat Briscoe on the red clay. For the third week in a row, Briscoe will be permitted to start no better than tenth. The first week starting tenth a late race yellow flag closed up the field to the point that Briscoe could get to the lead before he ran out of laps. Friday night got a late race yellow too; but Briscoe was already in a position where he could probably have won without the yellow flag.

Kevin Thomas is currently second in the points and trails Briscoe by only 19 points; and he would certainly like to close out his career with a Bloomington Speedway championship.

Justin Marvel is 37 point out of the lead; and he has his eye on his first Bloomington Speedway championship. Kenny Carmichael is fourth in the points trailed by Jason Knoke, Shawn Krockenberger, three time champion Derek Scheffel, Dick Gaines II, Mike Hunnicutt, and Kevin Chambers.

Ray Humphrey holds the O'Neal Wood Products modified points lead by 19 points over Shelby Miles who is followed by Jesse Cramer and Clint DeMoss.

Fourteen year old Jeff Bland, Jr. is currently fifth in the points; and he is only 55 points out. He would certainly like to win the championship before he's old enough to drive on the street. He is amazingly smooth for a driver so young; and you don't want to count him out of the points chase.

Lee Hobbs, Cullen Goodman, Brady Short, J.P. Karpowicz, and J.P. Hume round out the top ten in the points race; and any of them could still win the championship.

Defending Tire & Wheel Center super stock champion Greg Kendall has a narrow seven point edge over the wily Lee Hobbs after Hobbs won the feature last Friday night. Both of them have won the championship before; and they very much want to win it again.

Chris Deweese is only 31 point out of the points lead; and he is determined to win the championship. He is a very talented driver; and he is certainly capable of winning the Tire & Wheel Center super stock championship.

Jack Frye, Ben DuBois, Ralph Groomer, Mel Bigham, Steve Hollars, Mike Jones, and Danny Harris round out the top ten.

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 $10 for this event (children are admitted free to the grandstand when accompanied by a paying adult); and pit admission is $20. Coolers are permitted; but glass containers aren't. Overnight camping is also permitted.

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Kevin Chambers , Kenny Carmichael , Brady Short