Bloomington Speedway preview

HARF NIGHT/KARTON KING NIGHT BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 13, 2001) - It's bargain night for race fans at Bloomington Speedway. The thousands of race fans in Indiana who belong to HARF (Hoosier Auto Racing Fans) are invited to visit the famous red clay...


BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 13, 2001) - It's bargain night for race fans at Bloomington Speedway. The thousands of race fans in Indiana who belong to HARF (Hoosier Auto Racing Fans) are invited to visit the famous red clay of Bloomington Speedway; and they can bring a friend to enjoy the superb competition for one low admission price - $10. There is no organization that supports motorsports competition in Indiana to a greater extent than does HARF; and Bloomington Speedway is pleased to be able to host this group in this manner. All a HARF member has to do is present their membership card to take advantage of this bargain. You don't even have to know the secret handshake. Of course, the HARF two for one deal may not be combined with any other discount.

If you don't belong to HARF (By the way, you should belong.), you can still save at Bloomington Speedway on May 25. All you have to do is go to your local Karton King store and pick up a $2.00 discount coupon. There is no charge for the coupon and no required purchase to receive the discount coupon. However, you can save even more by taking advantage of the savings available at Karton King every day. Karton King stores are located at 2475 South Walnut Street Pike, 435 South Walnut Street, Colstone Square at 421 East Third Street, and in Highland Village at 2506 West Third Street.

The cost to attend can be a little lower this week; but a trip to Bloomington Speedway is always a bargain. On May 25 we will have non winged sprint cars, O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center super stocks.


This will be the third non winged sprint car show of the season at Bloomington Speedway. Although the season will still have a long way to go, no driver who has any designs on the prestigious Bloomington Speedway points championship can afford to miss a single show. Even for those not chasing the points, no serious sprint car driver will want to miss a show here. They all know that the driver can make the difference at Bloomington Speedway. The racy red clay almost always gives the driver the opportunity to make up for earlier mistakes.

Kevin Thomas is leading the points going into May 18 competition; but it is anybody's guess who will be in the catbird seat after the KISS series visits Bloomington Speedway on May 18. Kevin Briscoe is second in the points (making a strong charge for the championship, as expected); and he is trailed by Dave Peperak, Dickie Gaines, Josh Cunningham, Danny Holtsclaw, Jason Knoke, Jason Setser, Eric Burns, and Jimmy Laser. There are many other drivers who are generally strong at Bloomington Speedway who will be doing all that they can to make up ground.


Matt Boknecht and his rapid #22 is leading the O'Neal Wood Products modified competition going into May 18 competition; however, Adam Sasser, John DeMoss, Richie Lex, and a host of others are clustered around the top of the points standings. However, the man to watch may well be Lee Hobbs. He has not yet found victory lane in modified competition; but he has declared that he is going to concentrate on the Bloomington Speedway O'Neal Wood Products modified championship in 2001. It would not seem to be very comfortable to be standing between Hobbs and a championship on which he has set his sights.


Going into May 18 competition, Greg O'Neill is undefeated in the Tire Wheel & Center super stock class. Terry Arthur, Jeremy Hines, and Mel Bigham have also been strong in early season competition. Of course, the way that O'Neill runs at Bloomington Speedway, he will not be easy to catch. However, the challenge will not scare off the stalwart super stock competitors at Bloomington Speedway. The fierceness of the competition is one of the main attractions to these competitors. That's why the pits are always full. A championship at Bloomington Speedway really means something.

Pit gates open at 4:30 PM; the grandstands open at 5:30 PM; hot laps begin at 6:30 PM and racing begins at 7:30 PM. Coolers are allowed; but glass containers are not. Parking and overnight camping are free. General Admission is $10; and Pit Admission is $20. Children 12 and under are admitted to the grandstand free when accompanied by a paying adult. For additional information, call 812-824-7400.


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