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BLOOMINGTON, IN (August 2, 2003) - Mike Miles and his Bloomington Speedway staff are well aware of the source of our success. While Mike and his staff do everything they can think of to make a visit to the red clay of Bloomington Speedway an ...

BLOOMINGTON, IN (August 2, 2003) - Mike Miles and his Bloomington Speedway staff are well aware of the source of our success. While Mike and his staff do everything they can think of to make a visit to the red clay of Bloomington Speedway an experience that will be remembered with fondness for years to come. But, without the support of our loyal fans and competitors, none of this would be possible.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary, Mike Miles wanted to give something back to the fans and the competitors in the form of larger purses, double points, and the outstanding program that was bound to result. Our first effort to put this show on fell victim to the weatherman; and, for a few minutes last night, it appeared that this attempt might meet the same fate. However, it the weatherman were to prevail last night, he would have Mike Miles' determination to overcome. If there was any possible way to get this show in, it would be run. The rain was mercifully brief and light. However, getting a track back after any amount of rain after competition has begun is a tall order. But the competitors jumped in and helped to run the track in. .The track that resulted from all of this work provided for awesome racing the rest of the evening.

The South Central Building and Construction Trades Council members joined us in large numbers; and we enjoyed having them with us. They always enjoy themselves; and, after all, that' why we show up to race.


Three time Bloomington Speedway sprint car champion Derek Scheffel has run well all season; however, until last night, he had not found his way into victory lane. He filled that void in a big way last night. He started the evening by setting quick time in qualifications; and he finished second in his heat race to earn a berth in the feature event.

When the green flag waved to start the feature, 2002 Rookie of the Year Tim Spindler took the lead from the pole position and held it for the first four circuits. On the fifth lap, Kevin "Pup" Huntley powered the Dick Briscoe owned past Spindler to take the lead. It began to look like Huntley might cruise to victory as he had done earlier in the season in the Briscoe machine. However, Scheffel was coming. On the ninth lap, Scheffel slipped past Spindler to take second and set sail for Huntley.

On the 15th lap Huntley got tangled up with Rick Hayden in traffic; however, somehow Huntley manage to keep running and got the lead back on the restart. With a clear track ahead, it seemed that Huntley might well be able to cruise on to his second victory of the season. But Scheffel wanted this win very, very badly; and he would not be denied. He caught and passed Huntley on the 19th lap. The two continued to battle wheel to wheel until the last few circuits when Scheffel began to put a little distance between his Scheffel Brothers Racing sprinter and Huntley's Briscoe machine. He managed to hold on to score his first win of the season. Due to the fact that last night's show paid double points, the win almost certainly put Scheffel ahead in his drive for his fourth Bloomington Speedway championship.

Huntley held on to finish second ahead of Jerry Coons, Jr., Matt Westfall, Jon Sciscoe, Bobby Stines, Tom Busch, Tim Spindler, Matt Neely, and Kurt Gross.

In preliminary action, Kent Christian, Hayden, Dave Peperak, Chris Deckard, and Bill Baker won the heat races while Stines and Jerry Coons, Jr. prevailed in the "B" features:

The most serious event of the evening occurred when Danny Holtsclaw, at full speed, ran over another competitor's wheel and flipped wildly off the end of the track. He was transported to Bloomington Hospital where he was found to have broken vertebrae. He is expected to fully recover; but he'll be out of action for a while.


Last week Jesse Cramer and Matt Boknecht entertained the Bloomington Speedway fans with side by side racing for the entire distance of the feature event. Last night offered more of the same except Clint and John DeMoss joined the struggle for the feature win. Clint DeMoss led the O'Neal Wood Products feature flag to flag; but it wasn't nearly as easy as that makes it seem. Clint and John DeMoss both started on the front row. However, Cramer and Boknecht were right behind them. Literally any of these four had the potential to win the feature from flag to flag.

On the 16th circuit Boknecht passed John DeMoss to take second. Three laps later Jesse Cramer moved past John DeMoss to take third. Cramer and Boknecht continued their battle from last week during the closing laps of last night's feature. Neither of them could put the other behind him in time to deal effectively with Clint DeMoss. However, had Clint DeMoss made a small mistake, he would have been running third - or fourth. But Clint made no mistake; and he brought home the feature win. Boknecht held on for second trailed by Cramer, John DeMoss, Brady Short, Jeff Bland, Jr., Mike Bowersox, Matt Bex, Lee Hobbs, and Shelby Miles.

In preliminary action, Bex, Clint DeMoss, and John DeMoss won the heat races while Clint DeMoss won the dash. Miles prevailed in the "B" feature.


In the Tire & Wheel Center super stock division, Lee Hobbs came from his inside second row starting position to take the lead on the fourth circuit; and he never looked back. Troy Clark drove to a strong second place finish followed by Jack Frye.

It's been some time since Cale Kern ran on the red clay; but last night he proved that he hadn't forgotten the way around as he drove to a fourth place finish ahead of Danny Harris.

Jeremy Hines came from his 15th place starting position to finish sixth. Anthony Walker, Mel Bigham, Rick Hines, and Steve Bowlen rounded out the top ten.

Points leader Greg Kendall had a tough night; and he was forced to settle for a 12th place finish.

Qualifications: 1. Derek Scheffel, 21s, 11.454; 2. Matt Westfall, 23s, 11.475; 3. Matt Neely, 17, 11.524; 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 10, 11.538; 5. Kevin "Pup" Huntley, 5, 11.598; 6. Tim Spindler, 31, 11.606; 7. Bobby Stines, 88, 11.610; 8. Jon Sciscoe, 7, 11.616; 9. Jimmy Laser, 8L, 11.622; 10. Tony Elliott, 11, 11.631; 11. Tom Busch, 4B, 11.643; 12. Kevin Chambers, 18, 11.687; 13. Jared Fox, 56, 11.696; 14. Justin Marvel, 47, 11.731; 15. Mike Spencer, 26, 11.738; 16. Kent Christian, 1c, 11.756; 17. Steve Rone, 9R, 11.811; 18. Brian Gerster, 77, 11.858; 19. Bryon Stanfill, 21x, 11.876; 20. Danny Holtsclaw, 3, 11.890; 21. Mike Hunnicutt, 12H, 11.899; 22. Kurt Gross, 48, 11.914; 23. Dave Peperak, 77x, 11.973; 24. Kris Deckard, 97, 12.017; 25. Bill Baker, 99, 12.069; 26. Kenny Carmichael, 92, 12.108; 27. Rick Hayden, 5H, 12.164; 28. Josh Cunningham, 6s, 12.221; 29. Tim Creech II, 31c, 12.244; 30. Kenny Carmichael, Jr., 92c, 12.245; 31. Mike Hagemeier, 17H, 12.264; 32. Terry Pletch, 29, 12.324; 33. Troy Link, 49, 12.446; 34. Mitch Cunningham, 63, 12.456; 35. Shawn Krockenberger, 21K, 12.621, 36. Nick Johnson, 15, 12.650, 37. Mike Slater, 3s, 12.785, 38. Danny Pollock, 24, 12.950, 39. Bobby Barger, 55, 13.033, 40. Joe Cansdale, 5x, 13.457, 41. J.T. Stapp, 5JT, NT, 42. Marc Jessup, 3R, NT

AUTO HEAVEN AUTO PARTS HEAT 1: 1.(3) Kent Christian, 2.(6) Derek Scheffel, 3.(5) Tim Spindler, 4.(7) Mike Hagemeier, 5.(4) Tom Busch, 6.(2) Mike Hunnicutt, 7.(8) Nick Johnson, 8.(1) Kenny Carmichael, 9.(9) J.T. Stapp (DNS)

PAUL D. BAUGH LAW OFFICE HEAT 2: 1.(1) Rick Hayden, 2.(2) Kurt Gross, 3.(6) Matt Westfall, 4.(7) Terry Pletch, 5.(3) Steve Rone, 6.(5) Bobby Stines, 7.(4) Kevin Chambers, 8.(8) Mike Slater, 9.(9) Marc Jessup (DNS)

WALNUT STREET AUTO SALES/CAMPUS RENTAL HEAT 3: 1.(2) Dave Peperak, 2.(4) Jared Fox, 3.(5) Jon Sciscoe, 4.(6) Matt Neely, 5.(3) Brian Gerster, 6.(1) Josh Cunningham, 7.(7) Troy Link. 8.(8) Danny Pollock

INTERSTATE BATTERY HEAT 4: 1.(2) Kris Deckard, 2.(4) Justin Marvel, 3.(3) Byron Stanfill, 4.(6) Jerry Coons, Jr., 5.(5) Jimmy Laser, 6.(1) Tim Creech II, 7.(8) Bobby Barger, 8.(7) Mitch Cunningham

HEAT 5: 1.(2) Bill Baker, 2.(4) Mike Spencer, 3.(6) Kevin Huntley, 4.(1) Kenny Carmichael, Jr., 5.(7) Shawn Krockenberger, 6.(8) Joe Cansdale, 7.(5) Tony Elliott 8.(3) Danny Holtscw

JB SALVAGE B FEATURE #1: 1.(2) Bobby Stines, 2.(1) Matt Neely, 3.(6) Kenny Carmichael, 4.(3) Tony Elliott, 5.(5) Brian Gerster, 6.(4) Kevin Chambers, 7.(8) Mike Hagemeier, 8.(12) Bobby Barger, 9.(7) Tim Creech II 10.(10) Shawn Krockenberger, 11.(11) Mike Slater

JB SALVAGE B FEATURE #2: 1.(1) Jerry Coons, Jr., 2.(3) Tom Busch, 3.(2) Jimmy Laser, 4.(8) Terry Pletch, 5.(5) Mike Hunnicutt, 6.(7) Kenny Carmichael, Jr., 7.(9) Mitch Cunningham, 8.(6) Josh Cunningham, 9.(12) Joe Cansdale, 10.(10) Nick Johnson, 11.(4) Steve Rone, 12.(11) Danny Pollock

ROOTS RV FEATURE: 1.(6) 21s Derek Scheffel, 2.(2) 5 Kevin Huntley, 3.(3) 10 Jerry Coons, Jr., 4.(5) 23s Matt Westfall, 5.(8) 7 Jon Sciscoe, 6.(7) 88 Bobby Stines, 7.(10) 4B Tom Busch, 8.(1) 31 Tim Spindler, 9.(4) 17 Matt Neely, 10.(16) 48 Kurt Gross, 11.(9) 8L Jimmy Laser, 12.(14) 1c Kent Christian, 13.(11) 56 Jared Fox, 14.(17) 77x Dave Peperak, 15.(19) 99 Bill Baker, 16.(15) 21x Bryon Stanfill, 17.(12) 47 Justin Marvel, 18.(13) 26 Mike Spencer, 19.(21) 5H Rick Hayden, 20.(20) 92 Kenny Carmichael Holtsclaw


COLOR TYME HEAT 1: 1.(1) Matt Bex, 2.(3) Matt Boknecht, 3.(2) Steve Carpenter, 4.(8) Jeff Bland, Jr, 5.(4) Deron Freeman, 6.(5) Andrew Davis, 7.(7) Jerry Davis, 8.(6) Richie Lex, 9.(9) Wendell Wisley (DNS)

EXTREME PERFORMANCE HEAT 2: 1.(1) Clint DeMoss, 2.(6) Jesse Cramer, 3.(2) Brady Short, 4.(4) Mike Bowersox, 5.(3) Justin Hillenburg, 6.(5) Joe Gilbert, 7.(7) Donnie Parson 8.(8) Shelby Miles, 9.(9) Mike Phillips

CURRY GMC TRUCK HEAT 3: 1.(1) John DeMoss, 2.(9) Lee Hobbs, 3.(6) J.P. Karpowicz, 4.(8) Rodney Harris, Jr., 5.(5) Nathan Voorhies, 6.(7) Tim DeMoss, 7.(2) Justin Hobson, 8.(3) Darin Beaner, 9.(4) Andy Shelton (DNS).

BLACKWELL LIMESTONE DASH FOR CASH: 1.(2) Clint DeMoss, 2.(3) John DeMoss, 3.(1) Matt Bex

BELL'S EXHAUST SHOPS "B" Feature: 1.(8) Shelby Miles, 2.(1) Andrew Davis, 3.(5) Donnie Parson, 4.(3) Tim DeMoss, 5.(4) Jerry Davis, 6.(6) Justin Hobson, 7.(7) Richie Lex, 8.(2) Joe Gilbert, 9.(10) Wendell Wisley, 10.(9) Darin Beaner

BLACK LUMBER MODIFIED FEATURE: 1.(1) 78c Clint DeMoss, 2.(4) 22 Matt Boknecht, 3.(5) 12T Jesse Cramer, 4.(2) 79D John DeMoss, 5.(8) 36 Brady Short, 6.(10) 38 Jeff Bland, Jr., 7.(11) 25x Mike Bowersox, 8.(3) 31 Matt Bex, 9.(6) 0 Lee Hobbs, 10.(16) 76 Shelby Miles, 11.(12) 9H Rodney Harris, Jr., 12.(9) 33 J.P. Karpowic, 13.(14) 57H Justin Hillenburg, 14.(7) N10S Steve Carpenter, 15.(19) 66T, 16.(13) 89 Deron Freeman, 17.(18) 7P Donnie Parson, 18.(15) 4T Nathan Voorhies, 19.(20) 19 Jerry Davis. 20.(17) 4 Andrew Davis


MCCAMMON TREE SERVICE HEAT 1: 1.(5) Danny Harris, 2.(1) Mel Bigham, 3.(9) Greg Amick, 4.(6) Greg Kendall, 5.(8) Jeremy Pennington, 6.(2) David Lawson, 7.(4) Steve Hollars, 8.(3) Jason Clark, 9.(7) Ben Dubois

RAINTREE MUFFLER HEAT 2: 1.(2) Troy Clark, 2.(3) Anthony Walker, 3.(7) Chris Deweese, 4.(4) Rick Hines, 5.(8) Chris Starks, 6.(9) Steve Bowlen 7.(5) Tom Ault; 8.(6) Randy Howe, 9.(1) Jeremy Stierwalt

WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED HEAT 3: 1.(2) Brad Cummings, 2.(4) Cale Kern, 3.(1) Jack Frye, 4.(6) Jeremy Hines, 5.(3) Joe Godsey, 6.(8) Kevin Arthur, 7.(7) Ralph Groomer, 8.(9) Roy Bruce, Jr., 9.(5) Danny Carmichael

HEAT 4: 1.(4) Lee Hobbs, 2.(6) Terry Arthur, 3.(1) Mike Jones, 4.(8) Rick Wolsifer, 5.(7) John Bartlett, 6.(2) Mickey Hines

Dash for Cash: 1.(2) Troy Clark, 2.(1) Danny Harris, 3.(4) Lee Hobbs, 4.(3) Brad Cummings

TOM CHERRY MUFFLER B Feature: 1.(14) Roy Bruce, Jr., 2.(1) Jeremy Pennington, 3.(6) Steve Bowlen, 4.(10) Tom Ault, 5.(4) John Bartlett, 6.(2) Kris Starks, 7.(11) Ralph Groomer, 8.(5) David Lawson, 9.(17) Danny Carmichael, 10.(13) Randy Howe, 11.(9) Steve Hollars, 12.(16) Jeremy Stierwalt, 13.(7) Kevin Arthur, 14.(3) Joe Godsey, 15.(8) Mickey Hines, 16.(12) Jason Clark, 17.(15) Ben Dubois

TIRE & WHEEL CENTER SUPER STOCK FEATURE: 1.(3) H0 Lee Hobbs, 2.(1) 13c Troy Clark, 3.(11) 2 Jack Frye, 4.(7) 0x Cale Kern, 5.(2) 19 Danny Harris, 6.(15) 5H Jeremy Hines, 7.(6) 56 Anthony Walker, 8.(5) 49B Mel Bigham, 9.(14) 15 Rick Hines, 10.(19) 53 Steve Bowlen, 11.(18) 20 Jeremy Pennington, 12.(13) 44 Greg Kendall, 13.(4) 51T Brad Cummings, 14.(8) 5 Terry Arthur, 15.(17) 63 Roy Bruce, Jr., 16.(10) 96 Chris Deweese, 17.(9) 27A Greg Amick, 18.(20) 62 John Bartlett, 19.(12) 70 Mike Jones, 20.(20) 1A Tom Ault


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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Tony Elliott , Andrew Davis , Justin Hill , Matt Westfall , Kevin Chambers , Jerry Coons , Marc Jessup , Rick Hayden , Matt Neely , Brian Gerster , Kenny Carmichael , Brady Short , Mitch Cunningham , Mike Spencer , Anthony Walker