Korte, Bittle, Medley & Fisher take I-55 Raceway victories!
Pevely, MO (August 11, 2007) Hot temperatures led to some hot racing action at I-55 Raceway. Randy Korte of Highland, IL scorched the field in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division. Korte led all twenty-five laps of the main event that was marred by a tremendous four car crash on lap two right in front of the flag stand on the front straight away. Don Klein, Darren Forrest, Brad White and Matt Santel were involved in the crash. Brad White and Matt Santel both escaped uninjured but Don Klein and Darren Forrest were taken out of the track by ambulance. Klein walked to the ambulance and Forrest was alert but was put on a backboard. After the race was restarted Korte took command and held off several brief challenges from Danny Haynes before the race was slowed again when Michael Kloos experienced a hard crash as he went head on into the turn three wall. Kloos was not injured but the same couldn't be said for his car. On the restart, Haynes once again challenged Korte for the top spot but Korte would separate himself from Haynes and pulled away to take the victory. Haynes finished second with Billy Faust taking third. Jeff Johns took the fourth spot with Kyle Steffens rounding out the top five.