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Tim Ratajczyk, Rusty Griffaw, Troy Naeger, Jacob Rexing & Danny Ems take wins at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!
Pevely, MO (April 7th, 2012) Tim Ratajczyk of Millstadt, Illinois grabbed his first UMP DIRTcar Late Model feature win in several years at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Ratajczyk started on front row pole for the main event and used the low side to pace the field for the entire twenty-five laps. Jason McBride kept Ratajczyk within striking distance for most of the main event as he would get a nose under Ratajczyk going into each corner, only to have Ratajczyk pull away at the exit of the corners. Scott Weber got everyone's attention in the closing laps when as he decided to go to the high side on lap twenty and appeared to find a fast line. Weber would get past McBride and challenge Ratajczyk for the lead. Weber appeared to be going to come up short for the win when the yellow flag came out with just one lap to go. This gave Weber one final chance on the restart. Weber would again go to the high side but Ratajczyk proved just too good around the bottom and held on for the win. Weber would get second with McBride finishing third. Ken Rumble would finish in the fourth spot. Andrew Johns continued his great start to the 2012 season at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with his second straight top 5 performance to open the racing season.
Saldana, Kinser parallel Pevely with tracks they grew up on
PEVELY, Mo. - April 4, 2012 - A couple of Indiana natives draw a similarity between the tracks where they grew up racing and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, where the World of Outlaws compete on April 14 in the Spring Classic.
Dewayne Kiefer, Rusty Griffaw, Brad Paquet, Danny Ems & Jacob Rexing take wins at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!
By Jimmy Dearing (STLRacing.com)
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 PR
Pevely, MO (March 31st, 2012) - Dewayne Kiefer finished the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event by dominating the closing laps to earn his feature win ever at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Rusty Schlenk started on the front row pole but was challenged for the lead on the very first lap by Kiefer who started fourth. The two raced side by side for a couple of laps before Kiefer pulled ahead using the low side. A caution would reset the field on lap seven and Schlenk made another challenge for the lead using the high side. Schlenk would get past Kiefer and lead two laps before Kiefer would again take over the top spot on the low side. With the rest of the event going caution free, Kiefer would pull away to a dominating win. That left a huge battle for the second spot with Schlenk, Scott Weber and Ron McQuerry. Schlenk continued to run on the high side with Weber in third around the bottom with McQuerry behind Weber. With ten laps to go, McQuerry moved to the middle of the track and swept past Weber into the third spot. One lap later, McQuerry would move past Schlenk and take the second spot. McQuerry would get his best finish ever at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with his second place run. Schlenk would hold off Weber to finish third with Weber taking fourth. Andrew Johns was the big mover in the field as he came from the fourteenth starting spot to round out the top five.
By Jimmy Dearing
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 PR
Pevely, MO (March 27th, 2012) - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (formerly I-55 Raceway) gets in full swing this Saturday, March 31st with the 2012 season opener. This event will also kick off the weekly series points championship for the 2012 racing season.
The weekly racing series will feature five divisions in 2012. The UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models, UMP DIRTcar Modifieds, UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman and UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks all return this season. A new division for 2012 will be the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pure Stock division.
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is proud to announce that they are acquiring a new transponder system along with a new 5 position scoreboard and plan to have them in place at the start of the 2012 racing season!
Track to Host Federated World of Outlaws “Ironman 55” Race and “Get Dirty with Kenny” Contest Winners in 2012
STAUNTON, Virginia – January 9, 2012 – One of the most famous dirt tracks in the country will have a new name in 2012, the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Located in Pevely, Mo., the speedway annually hosts some of the most competitive dirt track races in the nation. Federated also announced that the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will be the site of the inaugural 2012 Federated Auto Parts World of Outlaws “Ironman 55” race in August.
“We are thrilled that the Federated Auto Parts name will now be associated with one of the most popular dirt tracks in the nation,” said J.R. Bishop, director of racing and event marketing for Federated Auto Parts. “At Federated, we have been involved with dirt track racing on all levels for many years so this is a perfect fit for us. We look forward to hosting many of our members and their great customers at the track in the coming year.”
The Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is co-owned by longtime Federated spokesperson and dirt track legend Ken Schrader. In addition to a full schedule of weekly dirt track races from March through October, the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will also host several hundred Federated members, customers and manufacturing partners on Aug. 4 for the inaugural Federated Auto Parts World of Outlaws “Ironman 55” race. The speedway will also be the site of the annual Federated “Get Dirty with Kenny” promotion where lucky Federated Car Care Center members will get the chance to race against Schrader.
“The new Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is an exciting addition to our motorsports program,” said Bishop. “We have many great events and promotions planned that our Federated members will both enjoy and leverage to help grow their individual businesses.”
Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced counterpeople who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit www.federatedautoparts.com.
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