Will Vaught claims MARS/UMP Challenge event; Schrader, Mosier & Fisher also take wins!
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Pevely, MO (August 29, 2009) Will Vaught from Crane, Missouri claimed the $5,000 winner's share of the MARS/UMP Challenge event at I-55 Raceway. Vaught topped the thirty-two car field of Super Late Models as he led all forty laps of the main event. Vaught started on the pole and battled early with Bryan Collins for the lead. Collins pressured Vaught for the first fifteen laps as he could pulled along side him through the corners on the low side, but couldn't successfully make the pass. Vaught would then open up a small lead over Collins, meanwhile Randy Korte had begun his charge through the field after starting tenth. Dennis Erb and Bill Frye were also on the move toward the front. Collins, Erb and Frye were locked into a battle for the second spot and Korte soon joined them to make it a four car battle. However, Korte would soon dispose of all three and take over the second spot and begin his attempt to hunt down Vaught. However, Vaught worked a smooth line around the bottom and never allowed Korte to get any closer than half straight-away to him. Vaught took the checkered flag as the event went all forty laps without a caution. Korte would cross the line second with Dennis Erb taking the third spot. Bill Frye would claim the fourth spot with Collins rounding out the top five.