RICE POPS TO TOP OF SPRINT CAR POINTS BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 15, 1998) - With his first sprint car feature race win at Bloomington Speedway last Friday night, Robbie Rice climbed to the top of the Pennzoil Cup point standings. Edging Kevin...
RICE POPS TO TOP OF SPRINT CAR POINTS
BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 15, 1998) - With his first sprint car feature race win at Bloomington Speedway last Friday night, Robbie Rice climbed to the top of the Pennzoil Cup point standings. Edging Kevin Thomas and Dave Peperak in a memorable three car scrap, Rice advanced from third to the top of the standings, while Eric Burns dropped to second. After leaving his ride with Mills Motorsports last week, Burns finished 13th in his own car. Pennzoil Cup rookie Derek Scheffel is tied with Burns for second on the strength of a fifth place main event result. Thomas and Peperak also advanced into the top ten, and are tied for seventh.
Bloomington's sprint car point standings will see another shakeup as the Pennzoil World Of Outlaws compete at Bloomington Speedway tonight and those points will count toward the Pennzoil Cup season title. This will boost several of the winged-sprint car specialists back into the points.
Cory Brown, of Bedford, continues to lead the WalMart Tire & Lube Express Street Stock Division with a sixth place finish on Friday. Main event winner Greg O'Neill jumped into the top ten with his victory, checking in at ninth. Continuing to fight motor problems, early division leader Gerald Todd fell to fifth.
Matt Tiller won a race Friday night, unfortunately it wasn't the right one. After mechanical problems with his point-leading open wheel modified, Tiller jumped into Tyler Waltz' sprinter and won the Sprint Car Owners and Mechanics Race. Unfortunately, it didn't pay any points and Tiller dropped to fourth behind Albert Webb, Ray Humphrey and John DeMoss in Bloomington's open wheel modified division. Brian Campbell continues in fifth.
After July 10, 1998
Pennzoil Cup Sprint Cars
1. Robbie Rice 193, 2. Eric Burns and Derek Scheffel 183 (tie), 4. Butch Winings 177, 5. Justin Marvel 161, 6. Kevin Miller 160, 7. Dave Peperak and Kevin Thomas 145 (tie), 9. Brad Fox 139, 10. Dickie Gaines 135
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