Dennis Erb wins MARS/UMP Challenge Event; Walsh, Herzog & Buechting also claim victories at I-55
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM I-55 RACEWAY!
Pevely, MO (August 23, 2008) Dennis Erb, Jr. of Carpentersville, IL won his second big event this month at I-55 Raceway as he edged out Missouri's Terry Phillips in the UMP/MARS Clash that payed $5,000 to the winner. Erb won the Tri-Track Challenge earlier this month at I-55 Raceway and pocketed $16,000 for that win which included a $10,000 bonus. Erb got the lead from Phillips on lap nine and it appeared he was going to run away with the win, but Phillips, who faded all the way back to fourth at one point, came on strong in the closing laps and actually took the lead from Erb. But Erb fought back on the low side of Phillips to get the lead back and held on for a very close victory at the line. Billy Moyer crossed the line in third behind Phillips and Brian Shirley finish fourth. Jason Feger completed the top five after starting in the fifteenth position.