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Weather wreaking havoc on area openers

Posted Friday, April 11, 2008, at 10:54 PM

Well it looks as is Mother Nature is preparing to sic her wrath upon race fans once more this weekend.

Kamp Motorspeedway has had to cancel for the weekend as well as Attica over in Ohio and for the moment the decision on Lincoln Park Speedway's opener is up in the air.

I'd be willing to bet that with a 50 percent chance of rain for the afternoon with lows of 35 degrees and a possibility of rain and snow for the evening that a cancellation is on the way.

Mike Miles at Bloomington Speedway appears to be the big winner this weekend as sunny skies, windy conditions and a lot less rain than this area got on Thursday, has allowed the red clay to see action tonight.

Brady Short was the winner followed by young hot shoe, Jeff Bland, Jon Stanbrough and Dickie Gaines.

Gas City also was able to get underway with Shane Cottle, Damian Gardner and Casey Shuman on hand reportedly.

Cottle was the unofficial winner ahead of Steve Ott who came up from a 16th place start ahead of Gardner, Shuman and Mat Neely.

Defending points champion Billy Puterbaugh was okay after a flip in the feature along with Travis Welpott. Daron Clayton also flipped along with Dustin Morgan.

The World of Outlaw sprint cars invaded Eldora Speedway on Friday night with Craig Dollansky taking the prize followed by Donny Schatz, Jason Sides and Kerry Madsen. Apparently the surface was in great shape since Tim Shaffer came from 23rd to place fifth overall ahead of Steve Kinser, Paul McMahan, Jason Meyers, Lucas Wolfe and Tim Kaeding.

If Lincoln Park Speedway has to cancel for Saturday, the re-slated opener will include the annual Super Stock Spring 30, which will pay $1,000 to the winner. Also scheduled will be sprints, UMP Modifieds and bombers.

Brownstown Speedway is also a possibility for this Saturday with the MSCS Sprint cars scheduled to compete along with UMP Super Stocks and pure stocks.

This will be the series opener for the MSCS and will be the series' first-ever appearance at the mile facility. The race will pay $2,000 to the winner with $200 to start with $100 in tow money to those not making the feature. That combination should ensure a strong car count.

Kyle Cummins is the defending points champion with Mat Neely winning last year's opener over Brady Short, Kevin Briscoe and Cummins.

Racing returns to the historic Terre Haute Action Track on May 2 with the MSCS again scheduled to be on hand. On that Friday night, $3,000 will go to the winner.

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