Bloomington Speedway preview 2001-0601

BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 18, 2001) - What is a night of entertainment worth? It depends on the entertainment that is selected. A night at the movies could cost $10, $20, or more depending on the size of your family. While a trip to Bloomington...

BLOOMINGTON, IN (May 18, 2001) - What is a night of entertainment worth? It depends on the entertainment that is selected. A night at the movies could cost $10, $20, or more depending on the size of your family. While a trip to Bloomington Speedway is always a bargain, on June 1 it is a stupendous bargain. On June 1, Dad, Mom, and all of the kids 12 and under can enjoy an exciting evening of racing at Bloomington Speedway for only $10.

Mike & Judy Miles know that, once you've seen the action on the famous red clay of Bloomington Speedway, you'll return again and again. In order to show appreciation to the fans who fill the hillside at Bloomington Speedway every Friday night, they are admitting everyone to the grandstand for only $5 each. Of course, that doesn't include children 12 and under. As always, they will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. There will certainly be a big crowd to take advantage of the bargain so come early to secure your favorite spot in the stands. You can use some of the money that you saved on the admission to make a selection from our exceptional souvenir trailer. Better still, give mom a break and enjoy the tasty fare from the Bloomington Speedway concession stands.

While the cost to attend this show is certainly modest, this is no cut rate program. Non Winged Sprint Cars, O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modifieds, and Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks will all be in competition.


It's anybody's guess who will be in the lead in the prestigious Bloomington Speedway non winged sprint car points race; however, it is likely that Kevin Thomas, Kevin Briscoe, Dickie Gaines, and Derek Scheffel will be in the hunt. However, there almost certainly "dark horse" candidates who are likely to move into the thick of the sprint car points chase. Last year at this time, who would have expected that rookie Jared Fox would be near the top of the points standing when the season ended. The same could have been said about Derek Scheffel early in the 1998 season.

Whoever winds up on top, the race to the end of the Bloomington Speedway sprint car season will be exciting at every stop. Each race will be a "don't miss" show.


At least going into the 2001 season, the man to watch has to be Lee Hobbs. He ran well in the modified division in 2000 while winning the super stock division championship. In 2001 he has declared that he is going after the modified championship. Of course, Adam Sasser, Matt Boknecht, Ray Humphrey, John DeMoss, and a host of other hot shoes know that they'll have something to say about Hobbs' run for the championship.

On any given night other drivers will play a major role in the points race. Some of them may come from the back of the points race last season. They will simply have improved their equipment and/or be driving better this season. Others, like Kerry Norris, probably won't run enough Bloomington Speedway races to be a factor in the points race themselves; but they will keep valuable points away from the points race frontrunners when they can finish toward the front of the features in which they do compete.


Greg O'Neill ran very well at Bloomington Speedway last season. And, based on his strong start this season and the fact that Lee Hobbs will be chasing the modified points, he has to be the early season favorite to capture the Tire & Wheel Center Super Stock championship. However, Terry Arthur, Jeremy and Rick Hines, Terry Arthur, etc. are also running well this season. The race to the championship in the super stocks shows every indication of being as much of a dogfight as the modified division.

Another driver to watch in the super stock division is Darin George. Darin is driving the super stock campaigned by Hobbs last season. He has already shown some muscle and seems likely to show more as the season progresses.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM; the grandstands will 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 prohibited. Parking and overnight camping are free. General admission for this special show is only $5; and pit admission is $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free to the grandstand when accompanied by a paying adult. For additional information, call 812-824-7400.


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Series Sprint , Stock car