Korte, Bittle, Nations & Fisher take wins at I-55 Raceway!
Pevely, MO (August 18, 2007) Randy Korte of Highland, IL claimed the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event at I-55 Raceway in his debut outing of the new paint scheme honoring his son's graduation from U.S. Army Basic Training. Korte took the lead on lap four from Belleville, IL's Jeff Johns. Johns took the lead using his outside front row starting position, but Korte, who started on the pole, soon moved past Johns and led the final twenty-one laps enroute to the victory. The first caution flew on lap eleven for Paul Roider's spin in turn two. Then, just three laps later, Dewayne Kiefer made contact with Danny Haynes as the two battled for the fourth spot, sending Kiefer's car spinning into the inside wall going into turn one. The final caution flew a couple of laps later as Jeff Beyers jumped the cushion in turn three and slammed the outside wall. Korte remained strong after each restart and held Johns at bay to earn the victory. Bryan Collins took third and padded his point lead and appears to be on his way to winning his second straight UMP DIRTcar Late Model point title at I-55 Raceway. Danny Haynes was fourth and Mark Voigt completed the top five.