Bloomington Speedway

From Ron Green

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Tuesday, June 1, 2010 – For the 22nd time, Bloomington Speedway will be honoring an Indiana racing legend when it presents the Sheldon Kinser Memorial Friday, part of J.D. Byrider Night.

Highlighting the evening will be a 40-lap Grimes Pools & Spas Sprint Car feature that will pay $300 to all starters and have big money awarded at the finish. The sprint car winner will receive $3,000 and his share of a special lap prize fund for the evening.

The O’Neal Wood Products UMP Modifieds will also be racing for a $700 winner’s check.

Sheldon Kinser, from Bloomington, had everything one needed to be an intimidating presence in open wheel racing in the 60s, 70s and 80s. He was tall, strong and had the name – Kinser. His success during that time period earned him six starts in the Indianapolis 500 and a place in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

Just as he drove, Kinser fought throat cancer hard before dying in 1988. A lot of his early racing success came at Bloomington Speedway where he will be honored again Friday night.

If a business or individual wants to join companies like Indiana Stoneworks, S&S Heating & Cooling, VanHorn Tint & Accessories, Sprint Mart, JB Salvage, Advance Auto Care, the Pizza Huts of Peterson Holdings and Mary M’s Flowers in being lap sponsors, contact Judy Miles at (812) 824-7400 or racing@bluemarble.net.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 with racing beginning at 7:30. General admission is $15 for adults, and kids under 12 are always FREE general admission at Bloomington Speedway with a general admission paying adult.

For more information, go to www.bloomingtonspeedway.com or call (812) 824-7400.