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Bloomington's red clay ready for opener

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Historic Bloomington Speedway is gearing up for another exciting year on the red clay.

The 2005 season will open with a Friday, April 15 show which will feature sprint cars, the UMP Modifieds and Super Stocks. The speedway will once more be host to a variety of action this season with special nights slated throughout the year.

On May 13, Bloomington has the Indiana Dirt Late Model Speedweek with the Northern All-Stars making an appearance. The show will pay $2,500 to win with $300 going to each starter in the feature event. Also on the schedule will be the Modifieds and a $600 to win show for the Super Stock class. Other dates in the Late Model Speedweek will be May 11 at Twin Cities, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 12 and Brownstown on May 14.

On May 20 the King of Indiana Sprint Series (KISS) will hit the red clay with $2,500 going to the main event winner. There will be no qualifying for the sprints that evening and $600 goes to the super stock winner.

Other dates for the KISS series will be May 13 at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Kokomo on May 15, Lincoln Park Speedway on May 21, Lawrenceburg on May 28, Paragon on June 25 and the Terre Haute Action Track on July 2.

The 17th Annual Sheldon Kinser Memorial event will be on June 10 with a 40 lap feature with $3,000 to win for the sprints and $300 to start plus lap money. The big money event will also carry over to the Modifieds and Super Stocks who will each be racing for $600 to win.

Two weeks later on June 24 the Mid-American Sprint Car Series (MASS) which features 410 winged sprint cars, will compete for $2,500 to the top dog and both the Modifieds and Super Stocks will compete for $600 that night.

There will be fireworks scheduled for July 1, but the real fireworks will be over the next couple of weeks as the Modified Wolfpack Challenge takes the green flag on July 8 with $1,000 to win for the Modified and on July 15 the 18th Annual Valvoline Indiana Sprint Week takes to the red clay. There will be $4,000 to win for the sprint cars and $600 for the Modifieds that evening.

The United Midget Racing Association (UMRA) TQ Midgets will compete on July 22 along with Super Stocks and Modifieds.

The season capping event should be pretty special as September 23 will play host to the "Season Finale," the 10th Annual Indiana Super Stock and UMP Modified Nationals with a $13,000 purse and $1,250 to win along with $100 to start the main event along with lap money.

There should be plenty of action on the historic 1/4 mile oval. Admission each week is $10 with special events occasionally raising the price to $12. Children 12 & under are admitted free with a paid adult.



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