Pevely, MO (August 2, 2008) Forty UMP DIRTcar/Northern All Star Late Models checked in to compete for the $6,000 to win Tri-Track Challenge event at I-55 Raceway. For two drivers, there was a even bigger incentive, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Ken Schrader were set to receive a $10,000 bonus if either of the two could pull off the victory. Schrader had won the first leg of the Tri-Track Challenge at Paducah Int'l Raceway on May 30th and Dennis Erb, Jr. had won the other Tri-Track Challenge event on June 1st at Macon Speedway. Any driver that could win two out of the three Tri-Track Challenge events would pocket the $10,000 bonus.
Pevely, MO (July 26, 2008) A stellar field of 121 racecars filled the pit area and a grandstands packed full of people enjoyed a spectacular night of racing.
Thirty-two UMP DIRTcar Late Models signed in to compete and they provided the fans with one of the most exciting finishes in recent memory at I-55 Raceway. In the feature event, Michael Kloos jumped out to the early lead from the front row pole starting position. Kloos led the first eleven laps before Mark Voigt slipped by to take over the top spot. Voigt would soon feel the heat from Tim Manville and Billy Faust as the three battled it out at the front of the field. A late caution would fly with just two laps remaining with Voigt still out front while Manville was second and Faust third. On the restart, Manville dove under Voigt going into turn one, but couldn't make the pass. Faust used his momentum on the high side to slip past Manville down the backstretch. Voigt led as they took the white flag and he would go into turn one on the low side while Faust went around the top. Voigt would lead as they exited turn two and headed down the backstretch, but Faust had the momentum from the top side and dove under Voigt going into turn three. Faust would complete the pass and beat Voigt by a car length to the checkered flag. Manville would finish a very close third. Kloos would come home with a fourth place finish. Ed Dixon made a great run through the field as he started eleventh and finished in the fifth spot.