Frankel, Griffaw, Herzog & McCallister take wins at I-55 Raceway!
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Pevely, MO (July 17, 2010) Ricky Frankel of Quincy, Illinois claimed his first victory ever UMP DIRTcar Late Model win at I-55 Raceway as he won a spectacular main event that saw four different leaders over the twenty-five laps. Jeff Johns jumped out to the early lead over pole sitter Paul Roider and paced the first ten laps. After several laps of side by side racing with Roider, Mark Voigt would finally get clear and into the second position and would reel Johns in. The two would battle side by side for the lead for several laps until Brant Kehrer made it a three way battle for the top spot. Kehrer would use the low side and move past both Johns and Voigt to take over the top spot. Kehrer would only lead for a few laps before Ricky Frankel would get a run through the middle of the track and move past Kehrer for the lead who was still running the very bottom. Frankel would hold off the challenges of Kehrer in the closing laps to earn the win with Kehrer finishing a close second. Scott Weber was also on the move through the pack in the closing laps and would finish third. Mark Voigt would rally back to fourth after falling out of the top five. Bryan Collins would finish in the fifth spot. Danny Haynes would get by Johns on the final lap to earn sixth. Meanwhile, early leader Johns would fall to the seventh spot as the entire top ten would finish very close together.