Dewayne Kiefer, Rusty Griffaw, Brad Paquet, Danny Ems & Jacob Rexing take wins at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!
By Jimmy Dearing (STLRacing.com)
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 PR
Pevely, MO (March 31st, 2012) - Dewayne Kiefer finished the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event by dominating the closing laps to earn his feature win ever at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Rusty Schlenk started on the front row pole but was challenged for the lead on the very first lap by Kiefer who started fourth. The two raced side by side for a couple of laps before Kiefer pulled ahead using the low side. A caution would reset the field on lap seven and Schlenk made another challenge for the lead using the high side. Schlenk would get past Kiefer and lead two laps before Kiefer would again take over the top spot on the low side. With the rest of the event going caution free, Kiefer would pull away to a dominating win. That left a huge battle for the second spot with Schlenk, Scott Weber and Ron McQuerry. Schlenk continued to run on the high side with Weber in third around the bottom with McQuerry behind Weber. With ten laps to go, McQuerry moved to the middle of the track and swept past Weber into the third spot. One lap later, McQuerry would move past Schlenk and take the second spot. McQuerry would get his best finish ever at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with his second place run. Schlenk would hold off Weber to finish third with Weber taking fourth. Andrew Johns was the big mover in the field as he came from the fourteenth starting spot to round out the top five.