Bloomington Speedway May 2nd preview

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 27) - The wings will be off of the sprint cars again on May 2. Our fans like to see a winged show once in a while; but normally they like their sprint cars topless. Two-time Bloomington Speedway champion Kevin Briscoe may...

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 27) - The wings will be off of the sprint cars again on May 2. Our fans like to see a winged show once in a while; but normally they like their sprint cars topless. Two-time Bloomington Speedway champion Kevin Briscoe may be back in his familiar white number 5; or he may be in the Dan Roberts owned 21R. Lee Hobbs and Chris Deweese should be back too. Because the weatherman went against us Friday night, everybody holds the same position in the points standings that they held when they pulled out of the pits on April 18.

Going into May 2 competition, the top ten in sprint car points are: 1. Kevin Briscoe 2. Jason Knoke 3. Justin Marvel 4. Kevin Thomas 5. David Waltman 6. Kenny Carmichael 7. Jimmy Laser 8. Dick Gaines II 9. Shawn Krockenburger 10. Jared Fox. Of course, some of these gentlemen, like Briscoe, Marvel, and Thomas, are the usual suspects. Their top finishes were pretty much expected. However, the finishes turned in by Waltman and Krockenberger reflect a real jump in class for these two young men. They may or may not be able to stay at the top of the point standings; but they are certainly drivers to watch during the 2003 season.

In the O'Neal Wood Products modified division, 1. Lee Hobbs 2. Ray Humphrey 3. Shelby Miles 4. Jesse Cramer and Brady Short 6. Brandon Short 7. Matt Boknecht and J.P. Hume 9. Rodney Harris, Jr. 10. Cullen Goodman sit atop the points. Again, many of the names are familiar; but J.P. Hume and Cullen Goodman can be watched with more expectation this season.

Chris Deweese of Columbus won the opening round of the Tire & Wheel Center super stock division competition; and he is very intent on winning the championship as well. However, Chris Hillman, Danny Harris, Greg Kendall, and Lee Hobbs who battled so valiantly for second place plan to have something to say about that. Jeremy Stierwalt, Kim Blevins, Ben DuBois, Steve Bowlen, and Ralph Groomer round out the top ten in the points standing; and they all show the promise necessary to win the championship.

Who will be at the top of the points lists when next Friday night's action is over? Nobody knows; but, on this you can rely, the battles to win next week's feature events will be exciting.

The May 2 show is a tribute to one of the most colorful figures in motorsports - Dizz Wilson. Dizz was reputed to have fired more guys in the air than ever drove for most car owners. There are probably more stories about Dizz Wilson than about any other car owner except, perhaps, Karl Kinser. He is a major portion of the explanation for why there are so many more prima-donna drivers around now than there used to be. Dizz would have none of that; and, because he usually had a very good car, they seldom wanted to join the large club of "former" Dizz Wilson drivers.

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 Kenny Carmichael , Brady Short