August 1, 2002
Jardin Fuller Wins 2nd In A Row At Bloomfield Races
By Scott Watson
Bloomfield, IA (July 26th) - Dennis Greenfield of Ottumwa, IA, had led several laps of Hobby Stock main events in his four years of racing but he had never led the last and final lap until this past Friday night. Greenfield took control of the IMCA Hobby Stock feature on the second circuit and proceeded to lead the field around the 3/8 mile facility the remaining twelve laps for his first career feature win during the night being sponsored by Pulaski Gas and Grill and Crop Services.
Greenfield had to hold off Todd Phillips of Ioka, IA, who applied pressure for the lead the final six laps for his victory.
"I thought the checkered flag wasn't ever going to come out," Greenfield said in the winners circle.
Phillips finished a close second with Doug Gordon Jr. of Ottumwa, IA, right behind him in third and Kris Walker of Oskaloosa, IA, finished in fourth.
Jeremy Miller of Batavia, IA, worked his way through the IMCA Stock Car feature field from his inside seventh row starting position and took the lead on the fourteenth lap. Miller led the field the final two laps for his second win in a row at the track. Howard Gordon Jr. of New Sharon, IA, finished in second with Jim Brown of Fremont, IA, in third and Bob Crouse of New Sharon, IA, in fourth.
Jardin Fuller of Memphis, went to the lead of the IMCA Modified main event at the drop of the green from his pole position start and led the first three laps before surrendering it to the hard charging Brad Pinkerton of New Sharon, IA.
Pinkerton's lead would be short lived as he passed the flagstand on the next lap a brake line was severed and the brake fluid caught fire on the right side of his car. Pinkerton drove the car in the lead back around to the front stretch as the fire grew to shoot out over four feet past the back of the car. He came to a stop about 50 feet from the finish line when the fire crew arrived and put the fire out. Pinkerton was uninjured but the same could not be said for his car.
Fuller resumed the lead on the restart and held off numerous passing attempts by Wade Francis of Eddyville, IA, but Francis had to settle for a second place finish to Fuller for the second week in a row. Jim Lynch of Bloomfield, IA, came across the stripe in third with Todd Holman of Ottumwa, IA, in fourth.
Cody and Clint Heidenwidth of Unionville led every lap of the Cruiser main event for their trip to victory lane, which was their second win of the year at Bloomfield, IA,.
John Sheston and Ryan Stober of Centerville, IA made a last lap charge for the second week in a row but their efforts came up just short as they finished up in second place with Rusty Latimer and Bill Callen also of Centerville, IA in third and Bryan Overhulser and Sean Verdon of St. Francisville in fourth.