BLOOMINGTON -- Rose and Walker Night at Bloomington Speedway proved to be an exciting and dramatic night of racing with every feature race decided on the final lap.
The event featured the Tire and Wheel Center UMP Indiana Super Stocks, the Grimes Pools & Spas Sprint Cars, and the O'Neal Wood Products UMP Modifieds. Brad Cummings won the Tire and Wheel Center UMP Indiana Super Stock feature race, Jon Stanbrough won the Grimes Pools & Spas Sprint Car feature and Clint DeMoss took the checkered flag in the O'Neal Wood Products feature race.
Brad Cummings, of Bedford Ind., charged his way up through the field from the seventh starting position to grab second in the first half of the Tire and Wheel Center UMP Indiana Super Stock feature race. He then got into a fierce battle with Kevin Arthur, of Bloomington Ind., who had been leading for much of the event. The two men fought for the lead all the way around the track with Cummings stealing the win on the last lap of the race.
In what was one of the closest finishes in the history of Bloomington Speedway, Jon Stanbrough, of Brownsburg Ind., edged out Brady Short, of Bedford Ind., by less than a foot to grab the checkered flag in the Grimes Pools & Spas Sprint Car feature race. Short, who had been chasing the dominant Stanbrough throughout the event, caught him with five laps to go and took the fight all the way to the line for a dramatic finish. Both drivers were forced to work their way through lapped traffic while battling each other in the closing stages of the race.
"I got into lapped traffic and I'm sure that slowed me down a bit. I got conservative there for a few laps just trying not to crash the car," Stanbrough said, "I beat him to the line; but only by a foot."
DeMoss, of Bloomington Ind., continued his string of strong performances at Bloomington Speedway by dominating the O'Neal Wood Products UMP Modified feature race. He started on the outside of the front row and stole the lead from pole sitter Brandon Short, of Bedford Ind., when the green flag fell. He led every lap and held off a late race charge from John DeMoss of Bloomington Ind., to win.
The next night of racing at Bloomington Speedway is Bloomington Power Sports Night on Friday, July 2. The event will feature the Grimes Pools & Spas Sprint Cars, the O'Neal Wood Products UMP Modifieds, and the Tire and Wheel Center UMP Indiana Super Stocks. Bloomington Power Sports Night will also include the 25th Annual Gigantic Aerial Fireworks Display. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., hot laps at 6:30 p.m., with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $12 for adults, and kids 12 and under are always FREE general admission with a paying adult.