Bloomington Speedway preview

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 22, 2001) - Mike Miles and the rest of the Bloomington Speedway crew hope that Sunday's car show at Lowe's on Whitehall Pike is indicative of what they can expect from the weatherman this season. It was a sunny day; and the...

BLOOMINGTON, IN (April 22, 2001) - Mike Miles and the rest of the Bloomington Speedway crew hope that Sunday's car show at Lowe's on Whitehall Pike is indicative of what they can expect from the weatherman this season. It was a sunny day; and the temperature was near ideal.

Race cars and fans showed up in force. Drivers, car owners, and mechanics were on hand with their cars to meet their fans and talk about the upcoming season. They were all looking forward to April 27 when they will have a chance to give their cars a shake-down run on the Bloomington red clay. They all have high hopes for the upcoming season. Some have their sights set on a track championship while others are simply shooting for the Rookie of the Year title. Whatever their goal, they are anxious to get started.

The new J.D. Byrider Bloomington Speedway Pace Car was also prominently displayed.

The biggest smile found at Sunday's car show was on the face of Steve Bowlen. He is returning to competition after an absence of 18 years. His beautiful white and red # 53 had clearly yet to see battle; but you can bet that he'll take care of that at the April 27 practice. He was clearly looking forward to the prospect.

Other cars on hand were:

Sprints:

43 - Mitch Cunningham - Component Machine, West Concrete, Heritage Stone Works, McDaniels, Spencer Auto Supply, Dr. William Kinfield, DDS

63 - Josh Cunningham - Component Machine, West Concrete, Heritage Stone Works, McDaniels, Spencer Auto Supply, Dr. William Kinfield, DDS

AMSA Mini Sprints

1 - Larry Bland - Bob Burkle Chevrolet, Bush Racing Engines, and TP Wings

25 - Rocky - Sponsored by Kinser Air Filters and Bearcat Motorsports

O'Neal Wood Products Modifieds:

1JR - Jim Reynolds - Hunters Auto Parts, Chambers Smorgasboard, McClure's Service Hardware, Bloomington Harley Davidson, Bloomington Texas Roadhouse, JBSalvage, Magic Planet, JB Excavating, and Spencer Auto

4T - Gary Trammell - Sponsored by Bybee Stone, Tieman Tire, Davis Automotive, Everlasting Memorial Monument Company, and Terry Cumming s Racing Engine s

9H - Rodney Harris, Jr. - Sponsored by The Jug, Pammy's Diner, WGCT Big Red Country, GR Roberts Drywall, and Terry Cummings Racing Engines

12 - Jesse Cramer - Sponsored by Economy Fireplace, R&D Computer, Monroe County Pizza Dept, Bloomington Auto Source, CW Transmission, Hobbs Racing Products, Bloomington Powder Coating, and Exterior Finishes, Inc.

12Y - Brian Yeatman - Sponsored by Hoosier Crawler Parts, Winners' Circle, Bud's Fabrication, and Davis Automotive

20 - Walt Case - Circle Track Supply and Brownstown Speedway

23 - Doug Nelson - Sponsored by Quality Lube Pit, Monroe Bail Bond, Cummings Race Shop, Hall Plumbing - Heating - Electrical - A/C, and Infrastructure, Inc.

57H - Justin Hillenburg - Auto Heaven Auto Parts, Prince Excavating, and Terry Cummings Racing Engines

63 - Roy Bruce, Jr. - Sponsored by Bob's Repair Service, Everywhere Signs, Extreme Performance, CarQuest, Jeff Grossnickle Insurance, Bush Family Motors, and Clean Car Detailing

75HT - Darryl Tate - Sponsored by Reeves Logging, Porter Paint, Servpro, and Ferrellgas

75S - Ray Humphrey - Sponsored by Reeves Logging, Porter Paint, Servpro, and Ferrellgas

76 - Shelby Miles - Sponsored by Hinchman Racing Uniforms, O'Neal Wood Products, and Chassis by Peeden

78c - Clint DeMoss - Sponsored by Erwin's Drywall Company, Inc., KH Signs & Graphics, Cooper Insulation Company, Kadex Drywall Products, Ellis Race Cars, M & M Motorsports, and Southern Indiana Drywall Supply

Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks:

5 - Terry Arthur - Sponsored by Terry Cummings Racing Engines

8 - Chet Bohannon - Sponsored by Old Toys Wanted

18 - Steve Hollars - Sponsored by Country Auto Parts and Bloomington Auto Center

46 - Rick Groomer - Groomer's Asphalt Paving, B&B Auto Brokers, Hobbs Racing Products, KH Graphics, Concrete Construction of Indiana, Bloomington Hair Company, and Monroe County Oil Company

51T - Gerald Todd - Sponsored by Smith & Smith Lumber, Todd Paving, KH Graphics, and Midco Cut Stone

53 - Steve Bowlen - Sponsored by LEHI Enterprises, Racers' Alley South, and Paynter Concrete Construction

Karts:

14 - Sponsored by E&C Racing, Chandler Funeral Home, Bloomington Auto Color, and Master Page Master Com

75 - Jake Humphrey - Sponsored by Victor Kart Sales and Jeff Cooper Insulation

-BS

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Justin Hill , Mitch Cunningham