DEMOSS SIZZLES, BUT TILLER'S BACK ON TOP OF BLOOMINGTON MODIFIED POINTS BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 5, 1999) - Back-to-back feature wins have quickly advanced John DeMoss into the top ten in Bloomington Speedway's UMP Modified division. With Kerry...
DEMOSS SIZZLES, BUT TILLER'S BACK ON TOP OF BLOOMINGTON MODIFIED POINTS
BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 5, 1999) - Back-to-back feature wins have quickly advanced John DeMoss into the top ten in Bloomington Speedway's UMP Modified division. With Kerry Norris skipping Bloomington's Friday night race, defending champion Matt Tiller, of Bloomington, returned to the division point lead. But Tiller's 15-point lead is less than secure with Ray Humphrey, Richie Lex and Jack Taylor in a hungry pack behind him. With a strong second place finish, Monrovia's Taylor climbed to fourth in the points, and is only 20 behind Tiller. Bloomington's Ray Humphrey is back in second, even though he had two off track excursions, and finished fifth in Friday's racing.
Bedford's Lee Hobbs continued to strengthen his point lead with a second place finish to Greg O'Neill in Bloomington's Indiana Street Stocks. O'Neill's first victory of the season moved him up to sixth in the series. Jerry Hepworth and Cory Brown continued to post strong finishes, but have to hope that Hobbs takes a vacation from the top of the results sheet to have shot at the championship.
Friday, July 9, the Pennzoil Cup sprint cars return to action at the Bloomington quarter-mile. The UMP Modifieds and Indiana Street Stocks will also be in competition. There will be an autograph session for fans to meet the drivers in the modified division and a ladies 'powder puff' race. The grandstand gates open at 5:30, with hot laps and qualifying an hour later. Racing starts at 7:45. General admission is just $10, kids 12 and under are FREE with an adult admission.
Bloomington Speedway Points (Through July 2)
Pennzoil Cup Sprint Cars: 1. Derek Scheffel 375, 2. Kenny Carmichael 371, 3. Eric Burns 328, 4. Justin Marvel 307, 5. Lennie Waltz 268, 6. Chris LaFollette 261, 7 Jason Knoke 259, 8. Dave Peperak, Jonathan Vennard, Levi Jones 237 (tie)
UMP Modifieds: 1. Matt Tiller 381, 2. Ray Humphrey 366, 3. Richie Lex 365, 4. Jack Taylor 361, 5. Kerry Norris 348, 6. Levi Ray Godsey 324, 7. Brian Campbell 308, 8. Charlie Phillips 294, 9. John DeMoss 268, 10. Terry Trammell 248 (Please note that these are Bloomington Speedway's track points and not UMP series points.)
Indiana Street Stocks: 1. Lee Hobbs 435, 2. Jerry Hepworth 399, 3. Cory Brown 375, 4. Don Bush Jr. 365, 5. Steve Hunt 363, 6. Greg O'Neill 360, 7. Perry Bruce 351, 8. Steve Hollars 341, 9. Roy Bruce Jr. 338, 10. Mel Bigham & Steve Hawkins 332 (tie)