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Pevely, MO (September 3rd, 2011) I-55 Raceway dodged the rain and had a packed house for the Fan Appreciation Night and Kids Nickel Race.
Randy Korte of Highland, Illinois dominated the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event and claimed his second win of 2011 at I-55 Raceway. As Korte paced the field by a comfortable margin, second place would have a three car battle raging for most of the event. Michael Kloos, Dave Jumper and Rickey Frankel would fight hard for the second spot until Kloos would gain control of it around lap twenty and hang on for a second place finish. Jumper would beat Frankel to the line to finish third. Mark Miner would finish fifth behind Frankel.
Jesse Stovall wins in thrilling fashion at I-55 Raceway! Tim Hancock, Troy Medley, T.J. Eilers & Jacob Rexing also take exciting wins!
Jesse Stovall wins in a photo finish over Brandon Sheppard!
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Pevely, MO (August 27th, 2011) Jesse Stovall and Brandon Sheppard gave the fans one of the most thrilling races they will ever witness as they both came from deep starting positions to battle side by side the final five laps at the Valvoline Battle Royal featuring the MARS vs UMP DIRTcar Late Models. Sheppard started thirteenth and used the same line he used a few months earlier at I-55 Raceway, when he lapped almost the entire field, to take the lead on lap twenty-six. Meanwhile, Stovall was working his way to the front as well after starting nineteenth by using the same line as Sheppard.
St. Louis, MO (Aug. 20) High speed drama returns to St. Louis this coming weekend as the most talented short track aces from the Midwest go head to head in the annual 'Tri-State Challenge'. Two local tracks will bookend the three-race super late model weekend as drivers will take the green flag at Highland Speedway this Thursday (Aug 25) night in the first of three nights offering $5,000 to win events which concludes Saturday at I-55 Raceway. The drivers of the MARS and UMP late model sanctions will travel to Paducah, Kentucky for the Friday evening portion of the 'Tri-State Challenge' before returning to St. Louis in the weekend's battle royal at I-55 Raceway in Pevely on Saturday (Aug 27).
Pevely, MO (August 13th, 2011) I-55 Raceway’s pit area was filled with 125 racecars that were prepared to battle on the high banked 1/3 mile dirt oval. Track crews had their hands full as well as two separate rain showers temporarily halted the program and forced track crews to rework the track’s surface. However, in the end, crews had a fast, smooth surface that provided some excellent racing.
From left to right: I-55 Raceway promoter Ray Marler, Jason Meyers, Craig Dollansky, Lucas Wolfe, World Racing Group President Brian Carter
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Minnesotan earns seventh victory of year; runner-up Meyers extends points lead
PEVELY, Mo. — Aug. 6, 2011 — Craig Dollansky was breathless in victory lane on Saturday night after capturing the Ironman 55 at hot and humid I-55 Raceway, but he still managed to crack a smile as he celebrated his seventh World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win of the season.
“I am absolutely spent,” said Dollansky, of Elk River, Minn., as he tried to lift the 55-pound trophy. “Fifty-five laps is a long time out there and the track was just so fast all night long since they had about 3 inches of rain here the day before. It also was about 95 degrees plus the humidity just made this a tough one. I can’t thank my team and everyone behind this car enough. Jason (Sides) got around us on a restart when I chose the top line but I thought I could cross over and get back by him down the backstretch. Luckily for us, we had a caution come out before the lap was completed and allowed us to get back out front. Then we had to hold off Brad Sweet and Jason Meyers, too. Meyers is one of the best in the business and won this race last year.”
Pevely, MO (August 6th, 2011) A strong field of 35 UMP DIRTcar Modifieds were on hand for the $1,000 to win special run in conjunction with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series event. Mark Miner returned to the Modified division with a brand new race car after being off several weeks and proceeded to dominate the night’s action. Miner started on the pole for the main event and took command from the start and led all twenty laps to earn the victory. Scott Weber hounded Steve Maisel for the second spot for much of the first half of the race and finally made the pass and went on to finish in the second spot. Maisel had his best run of the season at I-55 Raceway finishing third. Doug Wood had another strong outing as he came home in the fourth spot. Paul Bauman rounded out the top five.
- Mark Voigt, Michael Long, Ken Rumble, Rob Shaw & Cole Sellers take wins at I-55 Raceway
- Tim Manville, Ray Walsh, Brad Paquet & Earl Pryor take victories at I-55 Raceway!
- Randy Korte, Tim Hancock, Jeff Herzog & Earl Pryor take wins at I-55 Raceway!
- Billy Moyer claims I-55 Raceway’s UMP Summer Nationals! Mike Harrison takes Summit Modified win while Jeff Herzog & Dayton Racer also get victories!
- Craig Smith, Ken Schrader, Brad Paquet, Rob Shaw & Trevor Isaak take wins at I-55 Raceway
- Mark Voigt, Tim Hancock, Jeff Herzog & Dayton Racer take wins at I-55 Raceway