THIS RAIN WON'T STOP BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY BLOOMINGTON, IN (October 7, 1998) - In spite heavy rains that soaked the Midwest, and caused cancellation of tonight's scheduled Pennzoil World of Outlaws race at Hales Corners, Wisconsin, Bloomington ...
THIS RAIN WON'T STOP BLOOMINGTON SPEEDWAY
BLOOMINGTON, IN (October 7, 1998) - In spite heavy rains that soaked the Midwest, and caused cancellation of tonight's scheduled Pennzoil World of Outlaws race at Hales Corners, Wisconsin, Bloomington Speedway is confident of a big show tomorrow. Bloomington promoter Mike Miles says that the three inches of rain that fell Tuesday night and Wednesday morning will not hurt the track's ability to host this event and that everything should occur on schedule. With the latest change in the Outlaws' schedule, many of the teams are staying in area hotels and taking advantage of the time to catch up on their racing preparations.
The Pennzoil World of Outlaws remain locked in the closest championship battle in their history. And the scrap has deep local roots. Oolitic's Mark Kinser picked up another win at Pennsylvania's Williams Grove Speedway, driving Karl Kinser's Maxim, which moved him to second in points. But Bloomington's Steve Kinser was able to extend his lead to 94 points over cousin Mark. Although Sammy Swindell has dropped to third in the standings, he's only 21 points behind Mark. And Stevie Smith continues to hang in, 24 behind Swindell, and 139 out of the lead.
The All Stars sprint car circuit completed their 1998 racing season last weekend. It is anticipated that many of them will head to Missouri to compete with the Outlaws on Friday and Saturday. It is possible that drivers like Kenny and Dean Jacobs, Jeff Shepard, Frankie Kerr and Kevin Huntley, will join Joey Saldana and Danny Smith at Bloomington, and shoot for a share of the $40,800 purse.
All grandstand gates will open for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 8. Ticket stubs from events postponed on June 12, July 15 and September 30 will be honored. General admission tickets will be on sale for $25. Pit admission is $30, the pit gate will open at 3 pm. Fans 12 and under will be charged $5 when accompanying an adult. Hot laps and qualifying begin at 6:30. The open wheel modified division will also be in competition with $500 to win.