Bloominton results 2004-06-25

Scheffel is Back in Victory Lane Boknecht & Hollars Also Scores BLOOMINGTON, IN (June 26, 2004) -- After getting Ko'ed by the weatherman last weekend, we faced last night with some concern about the weather. The skies were overcast; and it ...

Scheffel is Back in Victory Lane

Boknecht & Hollars Also Scores

BLOOMINGTON, IN (June 26, 2004) -- After getting Ko'ed by the weatherman last weekend, we faced last night with some concern about the weather. The skies were overcast; and it looked as if we might again get rain. However, Mike Miles is not in the meteorology business -- he's in the racing business. It wasn't raining so we were going to race. Our competitors and fans did their part as well. Both groups showed up in about their normal numbers.

The competitors and officials kept the program moving all night long. We were done fairly early; and we had dry pavement all the way home.


Bloomington Speedway's defending sprint car champion, Derek Scheffel got out of his family owned 21s sprinter this season and climbed into the Truckers' 24 Hour Road Service #10T this season. While Derek has run well everywhere and never finished out of the top ten at Bloomington Speedway, prior to last night he had not found victory lane.

Derek drew an early pill. While the earlier you can qualify the better track you will have at many tracks, that isn't the case at Bloomington Speedway. Mike Miles intends for his track to hold up all night; and, sometimes, that means that the track won't be at its best for the first few qualifiers. In spite of being the second qualifier, Derek was seventh quick in qualifications. One spot better would have put him on the pole to start the feature.

Bobby Stines started on the pole; and he led the first couple of laps. However, Bryan Clauson charged into the lead on the third lap; and it looked as if Bryan might be the man to beat; but Scheffel was coming; and so was Kevin Briscoe. If you could pick two drivers to win a feature race at Bloomington Speedway it would be hard to imagine a stronger exacta than Briscoe and Scheffel.

Scheffel passed Clauson on the tenth circuit. Clauson started to lose ground to Scheffel; and it soon became apparent that he was going to have his hands full trying to stay ahead of Briscoe. Briscoe passed Clauson on the 17th lap. Then, he set sail for Scheffel; but it was clear that nobody had anything for Scheffel. He would cruise to a another convincing win on the red clay. In the meantime, Bobby Stines was on his way back to the front. On the 22nd circuit Stines pulled past Clauson into third place; on the following lap, Shively took fourth away from Clauson. Bryan would have to settle for fifth. Shively won the hard charger honors by starting 12th and finishing fourth.

In preliminary action, Briscoe was the fastest qualifier while Briscoe, Jon Stanbrough, Scheffel, and and Jared Fox won the heat races. Bobby Stines led the sprint car "B" feature flag to flag. In only his second appearance on the red clay Joss Moffatt of Columbus tangled with another car in the first turn. Moffatt cart-wheeled off of the track and landed on his side on top of the guardrail that protects pit road from errant race cars. Moffatt climbed from the car uninjured and he had earned style points for the flip; but his evening was done.

Fifteen year old Kyle Nicholas narrowly missed transferring from his heat race into the feature. He started sixth in the "B" feature and fought to a third place finish. He had mechanical problems in the feature; but he had run his first Bloomington Speedway feature.


Going into last night's competition, we had not had a repeat feature winner in the O'Neal Wood Products modified division. The competition in this division is so even that a single victory is a major accomplishment. Brady Short, Shelby Miles, Clint DeMoss, Jeff Bland, Jr., Matt Boknecht, Ray Humphrey, John DeMoss, and Dan Hamstra each had a single feature win. Jesse Cramer has been close to joining the ranks of feature winners several times this season as have several other of our regular competitors.

Matt Boknecht won the dash to earn the right to start on the pole. When the green flag waved to start the feature, Boknecht charged into the lead where he would stay. The victory made Boknecht first repeat O'Neal Wood Products modified feature winner. Behind Boknecht was a tremendous battle for second place. Initially, the battle was between Cramer and Bland; however defending O'Neal Wood Products modified champion Shelby Miles and Clint DeMoss were quickly moving up were moving up to join the fight. Miles moved past both Cramer and Bland to take second place while Cramer and Bland continued their battle undaunted.

Miles was unable to get past Boknecht; but he held on to finish second. Cramer prevailed in his battle with Bland for third. Former feature winners Clint DeMoss and Brady Short finished fifth and sixth respectively.

In preliminary O'Neal Wood Products modified action Jeff Bland, Jr., Matt Boknecht, and Jesse Cramer won the heat races while Boknecht took the dash.

In the "B" feature, Greg Deckard too the lead from his outside of the front starting position and held it for the entire distance.


Greg Kendall has led the Tire & Wheel Center super stock points since May 7; however, a mechanical failure in his heat race that kept him from starting the feature last night is likely to remove him from the lead in spite of the fact that he has had three feature wins and six top five finishes in the nine races that have been run so far this season. That is a good an example of just how tough a Bloomington Speedway championship is to win. Kendall earned a berth in the feature with his fifth place finish in the heat race; but he was unable to answer the call for the feature race.

Defending Tire & Wheel Center super stock champion Jack Frye won his heat race; however, an apparent motor failure forced him from competition for the night.

Kevin Arthur won his heat race and the dash to earn the right to start the feature race on the pole. When the green flag waved to start the feature, Kevin Arthur charged into the lead. It looked like he might join Greg Kendall as being a repeat feature win in the Tire & Wheel Center super stock division. Arthur led the first 21 circuits; however, Steve Hollars had been steadily working his way to the front. And, on the 22nd lap, he passed Arthur to take the lead. He would hold it for the final four circuits and take his first Tire & Wheel Center super stock feature win.

Early season points leader Ben DuBois had to make the feature event via the "B" feature. However, he earned hard charger honors by racing from his 18th place starting position to finish fifth. This performance might well return him to the points lead.

In preliminary Tire & Wheel Center super stock action, Jack Frye, Kevin Arthur, and Mike Jones won the heat races while Kevin Arthur won the dash. Chris Deweese of Columbus prevailed in the "B" tenth place. Like Kevin Briscoe, he had won the previous two Tire & Wheel Center features. However, since Kendall didn't win last week; and he was able to start from the position that he earned this year.



Qualifications: 1. Kevin Briscoe, 5, 11.590, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 10, 12.006, 3. Kevin Chambers, 18, 12.126, 4. Brad Marvel, 81c, 12.191, 5. Bryan Clauson, 7x, 12.201, 6. Bobby Stines, 88, 12.224, 7. Derek Scheffel, 10T, 12.225, 8. Kenny Carmichael, 92, 12.246, 9. Darren Hagen, 11, 12.281, 10. Scott Martin, 25, 12.299, 11. Dave Peperak, 77, 12.342, 12. Mike Hunnicutt, 12H, 12.367, 13. Jimmy Laser, 8L, 12.385; 14. Kent Christian, 1c, 12.402, 15. Eric Shively, 3R, 12.406, 16. Jared Fox, 56, 12.478, 17. Mitch Cunningham, 91, 12.515, 18. Kenny Carmichael, Jr., 92c, 12.524, 19. Kyle Nicholas, 2N, 12.534, 20. Shawn Krockenberger, 21k, 12.610, 21. Scott Townsend, 42, 12.649, 22. Jon Sciscoe, 7, 12.691, 23. Alex Pruett, 11x, 12.696, 24. Steve Rone, 9R, 12.720, 25. Jason Holt, 99, 12.724, 26. Wil Newlin, 71, 12.755, 27. Dusty Wright, 12, 12.855, 28. Joss Moffatt, 5J, 12.903, 29. Kenny Lacey, 41, 12.905, 30. Josh Cunningham, 6s, 12.951, 31. Derek Crasi, 95, 13.076, 32. Ryan Hamilton, 4, 14.462

AUTO HEAVEN AUTO PARTS HEAT 1: 1.(6) Kevin Briscoe, 2.(3) Jimmy Laser, 3.(5) Bryan Clauson, 4.(1) Scott Townsend, 5.(4) Darren Hagen, 6.(2) Mitch Cunningham, 7.(7) Jason Holt, 8.(8) Kenny Lacey

PAUL D. BAUGH LAW OFFICE HEAT 2: 1.(6) Jon Stanbrough, 2.(1) Jon Sciscoe, 3.(2) Kenny Carmichael, Jr., 4.(3) Kent Christian, 5.(4) Scott Martin, 6.(8) Josh Cunningham, 7.(5) Bobby Stines, 8.(7) Wil Newlin

WALNUT STREET AUTO SALES/CAMPUS RENTAL HEAT 3: 1.(5) Derek Scheffel, 2.(3) Eric Shively, 3.(1) Alex Pruett, 4.(6) Kevin Chambers, 5.(2) Kyle Nicholas, 6.(4) Dave Peperak, 7.(7) Dusty Wright. 8.(8) Derek Crasi

HEAT 4: 1.(3) Jared Fox, 2.(6) Brad Marvel, 3.(4) Mike Hunnicutt, 4.(1) Steve Rone, 5.(2) Shawn Krockenberger, 6.(8) Ryan Hamilton, 7.(7) Joss Moffatt, 8.(DNS) Kenny Carmichael

JB SALVAGE B FEATURE #1: 1.(1) Bobby Stines, 2.(2) Darren Hagen, 3.(6) Kyle Nicholas, 4.(5) Mitch Cunningham, 5.(3) Scott Martin, 6.(15) Kenny Carmichael, 7.(7) Shawn Krockenberger, 8.(9) Wil Newlin, 9.(4) Dave Peperak 10.(14) Ryan Hamilton, 11.(10) Dusty Wright. 12.(11) Kenny Lacey, 13.(8) Jason Holt, 14.(12) Joss Cunningham, 15.(13) Derek Cras.,

ROOTS RV FEATURE: 1.(7) 10T, Derek Scheffel. 2.(6) 5 Kevin Briscoe, 3.(1) 88 Bobby Stines, 4.(12) 3R Eric Shively, 5.(2) 7x Bryan Clauson, 6.(5) 10 Jon Stanbrough, 7.(4) 18 Kevin Chambers, 8.(11) 1c Kent Christian, 9.(3) 81c Brad Marvel, 10.(15) 92c Kenny Carmichael, Jr., 11.(9) 12H Mike Hunnicutt, 12.(10) 8L Jimmy Laser, 13.(8) 11 Darren Hagen, 14.(14) 91 Mitch Cunningham, 15.(18) 7 Jon Sciscoe, 16.(20) 9R Steve Rone, 17.(13) 56 Jared Fox, 18.(19) 11x Alex Pruett, 19.(16) 2N Kyle Nicholas, 20.(17) 42 Scott Townsend


SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION HEAT 1: 1.(1) Jeff Bland, Jr., 2.(5) Jay Humphrey, 3.(2) Michael Sterrett, 4.(7) Justin Hillenburg, 5.(6) John Phillips, 6.(3) Don Parsons, 7.(8) Darin Beaner, 8.(4) Ryan Lawrence

COLOR TYME HEAT 2: 1.(6) Matt Boknecht, 2.(7) Shelby Miles, 3.(8) Rodney Harris, Jr., 4.(1) Eddie Lake, 5.(2) J.P. Hume, 6.(4) Greg Deckard, 7.(3) Daniel Bohall 8.(5) Joe Gilbert

CURRY GMC TRUCK CENTER HEAT 3: 1.(5) Jesse Cramer, 2.(6) Clint DeMoss, 3.(3) Brady Short, 4.(1) Ralph Groomer, 5.(4) Nathan Voorhies, 6.(7) Mike Phillips, 7.(2) Wes McClara, 8.(8) Wendell Wisley

BTI CRUSHED STONE SALES DASH FOR CASH: 1.(2) Matt Boknecht, 2.(3) Jesse Cramer, 3.(1) Jeff Bland, Jr.

BELL'S EXHAUST SHOPS "B" Feature: 1.(2) Greg Deckard, 2.(6) Wes McClara, 3.(3) Mike Phillips, 4.(5) Daniel Bohall, 5.(1) Don Parson, 6.(9) Wendell Wisley, 7.(7) Ryan Lawrence, 8.(8) Joe Gilbert, 9.(DNS) Darin Beaner

BLACK LUMBER MODIFIED FEATURE: 1.(1) 22 Matt Boknecht, 2.(5) 76 Shelby Miles, 3.(2) 12T Jesse Cramer, 4.(3) 38 Jeff Bland, Jr., 5.(6) 78c Clint DeMoss, 6.(9) 36 Brady Short, 7.(12) 48 Ralph Groomer, 8.(7) M21 Michael Sterrett, 9.(14) 54 J.P. Hume, 10.(4) 1H Jay Humphrey, 11.(15) 4 Nathan Voorhies, 12.(16) 5 Greg Deckard, 13.(8) 9H Rodney Harris, Jr., 14.(17) 45M Wes McClara, 15.(19) 02 Daniel Bohall, 16.(18) 11 Mike Phillips, 17.(10) 57H Justin Hillenburg, 18.(20) 7P Don Parson, 19.(11) 77 Eddie Lake. 20.(13) 28P John Phillips


MCCAMMON TREE SERVICE HEAT 1: 1.(2) Jack Frye, 2.(5) Chris Hillman, 3.(7) Steve Hollars, 4.(6) Troy Clark, 5.(1) Winston Howe, 6.(8) Chris Deweese, 7.(4) Lloyd Bumgardner, 8.(3) David Lawson

PATRIOT CHASSIS HEAT 2: 1.(2) Kevin Arthur, 2.(3) Gary Trammell, 3.(5) Danny Harris, 4.(4) Anthony Walker, 5.(6) Greg Amick, 6.(8) Michael Purtlebaugh, 7.(1) Ben DuBois, 8.(7) Kent Robinson

WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED HEAT 3: 1.(1) Mike Jones, 2.(3) Gerald Todd, 3.(5) Randy Howe, 4.(4) Jeremy Pennington, 5.(6) Aaron Zellers, 6.(7) Greg Kendall, 7.(DNS) Terry Arthur

Dash for Cash: 1.(2) Kevin Arthur, 2.(3) Mike Jones, 3.(1) Jack Frye

TOM CHERRY MUFFLE B FEATURE: 1.(1) Chris Deweese, 2.(2) Michael Purtlebaugh, 3.(5) Ben DuBois, 4.(4) Lloyd Bumgardner, 5.(6) David Lawson, 6.(DNS) Greg Kendall, 7.(DNS) Kent Robinson, 8.(DNS) Terry Arthur

TIRE & WHEEL CENTER SUPER STOCK FEATURE: 1.(7) 18 Steve Hollars, 2.(1) 74 Kevin Arthur, 3.(6) 51T Gerald Todd, 4.(10) 13c Troy Clark, 5.(18) 55 Ben DuBois, 6.(16) 23 Chris Deweese, 7.(5) 69E Gary Trammell, 8.(14) 27A Greg Amick, 9.(15) 29 Aaron Zellers, 10.(9) 143 Randy Howe, 11.(2) 70 Mike Jones, 12.(13) 4 Winston Howe, 13.(20) 35 David Lawson, 14.(12) 20 Jeremy Pennington, 15.(19) 7 Lloyd Bumgardner, 16.(17) 7P Michael Purtlebaugh, 17.(8) 19 Danny Harris, 18.(4) 11 Chris Hillman, 19.(11) 56 Anthony Walker, 20.(DNS) Jack Frye


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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Kyle Nicholas , Justin Hill , Kevin Chambers , Jon Stanbrough , Scott Martin , Bryan Clauson , Ryan Hamilton , Darren Hagen , Alex Pruett , Kenny Carmichael , Brady Short , Mitch Cunningham , Anthony Walker