BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY www.turn2.com/bloomingtonspeedway **Our 75th Anniversary** BURNS RETAKES BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY POINT LEAD BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 20, 1998) - When Brazil, Indiana's Eric...
BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY www.turn2.com/bloomingtonspeedway **Our 75th Anniversary**
BURNS RETAKES BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY POINT LEAD
BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 20, 1998) - When Brazil, Indiana's Eric Burns learned that he could pick up valuable points in Bloomington Speedway's Pennzoil Cup sprint car championship by competing last Wednesday, he borrowed a wing and towed into town. Although he didn't anticipate being much of a force against the Pennzoil World of Outlaws with his tired sprinter, when the Outlaw clash was rained out for the second time, he gained enough participation points to retake the lead. Burns moved 20 points ahead of Robbie Rice, who bypassed the Outlaw race.
In the open wheel modified division, most of the top ten were on hand for Wednesday's competition, so there was little change in the rankings. Albert Webb continues to maintain the point lead, with Bloomington's Ray Humphrey and John DeMoss eight, and nine, points back. Matt Tiller and Brian Tyler are fourth and fifth.
This Friday, Bloomington Speedway will feature the USAC Stoops Freightliner sprint cars in the 11th Annual Pennzoil Indiana Sprint Week. Bloomington is the fifth stop as the USAC sprinters compete seven times, from Lawrenceburg to Putnamville, between July 18 and 26. The early series leader is Dave Darland, who won at Lawrenceburg last Saturday, and finished second at Kokomo on Sunday night. Tony Elliott is second in points, followed by Tolleson, Arizona's Jeremy Sherman, Kevin Thomas and Brian Hayden. Pennzoil Indiana Sprint Week features more than $152,000 in prize money and contingency awards. While each race winner earns $4,000, the series champion will make an additional $4,000. The open wheel modified division will also be in competition, and the feature winner will make $500.
Bloomington Speedway's pit gate opens at 4:30, and the grandstand gates at 5:30 pm. Hot laps begin at 6:00, with racing at 7:45. General admission is just $20, with all fans ages 12 and under admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $25.
BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY POINTS After July 15, 1998
Pennzoil Cup Sprint Cars
1. Eric Burns 213, 2. Robbie Rice 193, 3. Derek Scheffel 183, 4. Butch Winings 177, 5. Dickie Gaines 165, 6. Justin Marvel 161, 7. Kevin Miller 160, 8. Dave Peperak and Kevin Thomas 145 (tie), 10. Brad Fox 139
Open Wheel Modifieds
1. Albert Webb 312, 2. Ray Humphrey 304, 3.John DeMoss 303, 4. Matt Tiller 297, 5. Brian Campbell 270, 6. Richie Lex 265, 7. Troy Jarvis 250, 8. Rob Brickert 233, 9. Bret Barr 232, 10. Rodney Harris Jr. 222
WalMart Tire & Wheel Express Street Stocks
1. Cory Brown 263, 2. Perry Bruce 244, 3. J.D. Francis 242, 4. Don Short 239, 5. Gerald Todd 237, 6. Joe Lucas 236, 7. Don Bush 231, 8. Michael Purtlebaugh 215, 9. Greg O'Neill 204, 10. Brandon Short, Roy Bruce Jr. and Steve Hawkins 202 (tie)
Open Wheel Modifieds
1. Albert Webb 282, 2. Ray Humphrey 274, 3.John DeMoss 273, 4. Matt Tiller 267, 5. Brian Campbell 240, 6. Richie Lex 235, 7. Rob Brickert 233, 8. Rodney Harris Jr. 222, 9. Troy Jarvis 220, 10. Brad Cummings 213