kiss King of Indiana Sprint Series

By Mike O’Leary

September 11, 2011 — The King of Indiana Sprint Series Champion’s Helmet will be presented to 2011 King of Indiana Dave Darland at Bloomington Speedway on Friday, September 16. Darland earned his first KISS championship, over Jon Stanbrough and Chris Windom, with finishes of second and third at Paragon and Kokomo Speedways, in the final weekend of the series. This is the fifth champion’s helmet presented by the KISS track promoters, as Jon Stanbrough owns three from his 2007, 2008 and 2010 titles, and Brady Short, the 2009 champion, also has one.

2011 KISS Winners
May 6 Bloomington Speedway Brady Short
May 13 Gas City I-69 Speedway Rain
May 21 Lawrenceburg Speedway Daron Clayton
June 19 Tri-State Speedway Rain
June 25 Paragon Speedway Shane Cottle
June 26 Kokomo Speedway Blake Fitzpatrick

Final KISS Points: 1. Dave Darland 703, 2. Jon Stanbrough 687, 3. Chris Windom 668, 4. Robert Ballou 633, 5. Shane Cottle 526, 6. Keith Bloom Jr. 467, 7. Chad Boesplfug 441, 8. Daron Clayton 390, 9. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10. Anderw Elson (382)

The KISS Champions Helmet has been sponsored by Sprint Car & Midget Magazine and Simpson Performance Products since its inception. Whether he chooses to wear it regularly or display it in his trophy case, the Vudo model Simpson racing helmet provides top-of-the-line safety equipment for Darland. Jeff Van Horn, Van Horn Tint & Accessories, created the distinctive artwork that makes the helmet unique. Both Simpson Performance Products and Sprint Car & Midget Magazine are recognized as established leaders in their fields, with Simpson’s broad safety and racing product base, and the magazine’s reputation for strong feature articles, photos, editorials and race reporting for nearly a decade.

The September 16 racing program at Bloomington Speedway will feature the MSCS sprint car series in a big $5,000-to-win sprint car event. The evening’s card also includes the UMP super stocks and hornets. The schedule of events and additional details are available at

The King of Indiana Sprint Series is organized and conducted by the individual Indiana sprint car race track promoters to provide the best sprint car racing and more information is available at our website, Many thanks to the series sponsors, including Simpson Performance Products, Sprint Car & Midget Magazine and Van Horn Tint & Accessories for the KISS champion’s helmet, Elliottbrand Web Designs, in Westport, IN, and Kiva Networking in Bloomington for the KISS website (

More information about KISS sponsors can be obtained directly from their websites at:
Elliottbrand Web Designs –
Simpson Performance Products –
Sprint Car & Midget Magazine –
Van Horn Tint & Accessories –