(Bloomington, Ind. - September 16, 2000) It's been a great season at Bloomington Speedway. Mike Miles and his crew have done their best all season to provide the fans with great motorsports entertainment all season; and, for the most part, the ...
(Bloomington, Ind. - September 16, 2000) It's been a great season at Bloomington Speedway. Mike Miles and his crew have done their best all season to provide the fans with great motorsports entertainment all season; and, for the most part, the weatherman has cooperated. As much as we hate to see it end, we are at that time. It's time to run our final race, present the hardware and checks to the guys who have worked so hard for them all season, and to give the fans one last great show to get them through the long, cold winter.
On September 22, we will put the spotlight on O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modifieds and the Tire & Wheel Center Super Stocks. These guys have been in competition just about every Friday night this summer. And, each time they rolled onto the track, there were at least a dozen cars with a good chance at victory; and very nearly the whole field if you count "dark horses". This is the kind of competition for which Bloomington Speedway is famous. While the car specifications help to promote this great competition, the biggest factor is the track itself. The well prepared Bloomington Speedway oval, gives the driver the who got a bad draw or who had trouble in his heat race the opportunity to come from the back and win. That isn't to say that winning from the back is easy. It isn't. The guys who have accepted the Ed Evans' Antique Auto and Race Car Museum Gambler's Choice can attest to that. But, it can be done. Kerry Norris did it earlier this season in his O'Neal Wood Products modified.
There will be no qualifications for either class. This will help to keep the track in good condition for all of the racing that will take place in the two classes. There is no telling how many heats and semis will be needed to give all of the competitors a fair shot.
Since nobody has cashed in on the Gambler's Choice challenge, the O'Neal Wood Products Open Wheel Modified drivers will get the first shot at it. If they are not successful, the Tire and Wheel Center Super Stock drivers will get their shot at it. Each feature will be 30 laps which will give them more time to get to the front; but the risk will be greater because of the $1250 (with proper decals) first place money. Also, the competition will probably be tougher; because of the huge field of cars that we expect to unload for this show. That's why it's called the "Gambler's Choice". A driver will still have to be a gambler to take it on.
This program may well pull more cars than any show this season. The winner of each class will receive $1250, assuming the proper decals are displayed on his mount. Also, the payoff is higher than normal all of the way back. Each driver who makes one of the features will receive a minimum of $100. With this amount of money up for grabs, just about every car in the state should show up at Bloomington Speedway.
This show is being run in memory of Pat Birch. Pat was one of our most faithful push truck drivers; and he lost his life in a highway accident. I am certain that there is no way that he would rather be remembered. This is an appropriate memorial to a great race fan.
Grandstand admission for this special show is only $10; and pit admission is only $25. Overnight camping is permitted as are coolers. No Glass please.