Faust, Bittle, Medley & Buechting take victories at I-55 Raceway!
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Pevely, MO (April 26, 2008) A huge field of 132 racecars filled the pit area in I-55 Raceway's four divisions. Twenty-seven competitors entered the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division and it was Billy Faust of Lebanon, Illinois grabbing the win. After the pill draw for heat race starting spots, Faust found himself starting dead last in the first heat race. But Faust worked the traffic superbly and worked his way up to a third place finish in his heat. With the passing point system, that great heat race run gave him a second row starting spot in the dash. Faust would then power his way to victory in the dash. Faust would start the feature event from the pole position, but would have his hands full throughout the event with Mark Voigt and Tim Manville. Manville would keep the heat on Faust in the early laps, but as the laps began to wind down, Voigt moved past Manville and took to a higher line and reeled in Faust in lapped traffic. Voigt would pull along side Faust on a couple of occassions but couldn't make the pass. Faust, Voigt and Manville would provide a great three way finish as they worked heavy lapped traffic as twenty-six cars actually started the feature and twenty-four of those cars took the checkered flag. Faust would hold on and take the win, with Voigt taking second and Manville third. Dewayne Kiefer and Rodney Melvin completed the top five.