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Pevely, MO (July 23rd, 2011) I-55 Raceway honored Laura Jones Jumper with a special Memorial Race to show their appreciation for everything she did for I-55 Raceway and racing in general. Marathon Financial and Vinson Mortgage came onboard to sponsor the event that included a big increase in the purse for all four divisions.
Pevely, MO (July 16th, 2011) TIm Manville outdueled Mark Voigt and Mark Miner to claim his second UMP DIRTcar Late Model feature win of 2011 at I-55 Raceway! Manville, Voigt and Miner battled for the lead the entire twenty-five laps that went green to checkered without a caution. Manville used the highside to pace the pack while Voigt stayed right in his tracks and Miner worked the low side. As the trio got into lapped traffic, they really started dicing around for the lead, often going three-wide as they battled for the top spot. The three reach heavy lapped traffic with three laps remaining, allowing Jeff Johns to make it a four car battle for the lead. Manville would work the traffic flawlessly and would get the win. Voigt would just edge Miner for the second spot while Johns finished fourth behind Miner. Randy Korte rounded out the top five.
Pevely, MO (July 9th, 2011) Randy Korte wrestled the lead from Mark Voigt just past the half way point of the twenty five lap main event and went on to take his first win of 2011 at I-55 Raceway in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division. Voigt jumped out front at the drop of the green flag and paced the field while Jeff Johns and Randy Korte battled for the second spot. Korte would finally work his way clear of Johns and proceed to reel in Voigt as they fought through lapped traffic. The feature would go all twenty-five laps caution free. Rickey Frankel would move up and finish in the fourth spot while Chad Stapleton (who was making his first ever appearance at I-55 Raceway) would round out the top five.
Billy Moyer claims I-55 Raceway’s UMP Summer Nationals! Mike Harrison takes Summit Modified win while Jeff Herzog & Dayton Racer also get victories!
By Joshua Joiner – PEVELY, Mo. (July 2) – A month ago, Billy Moyer was so slow in a Northern Allstars Late Model Series event at I-55 Raceway that race winner Brandon Sheppard nearly lapped him. Saturday night the Hall of Famer from Batesville, Ark., returned with vengeance to the St. Louis-area racetrack and found sweet redemption in the form of a $10,000 victory in the 11th leg of the 25-race UMP DIRTcar Summernationals.
June 18th, 2011
UMP DIRTcar Late Models – 22 Entries
1.33f Ricky Frankel
2.6k Michael Kloos
3.95 Jeff Johns
4.95a Andrew Johns
5.7z Matt Zimmerly
6.7 Rich Lawson
7.16h Mike Hammerle
8.23 Paul Roider
Pevely, MO (June 11th, 2011) Tim Manville left I-55 Raceway highly disappointed after basically giving away a victory in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model feature event. Manville would battle lap after lap with Rickey Frankel for the first sixteen laps of the feature, the two swapping the lead back and fourth the entire time. Then Manville took control and pulled away to a comfortable lead and appeared to be on his way to relatively easy victory. Then disaster struck. As Manville raced through turn four coming for the white flag, he would spin all on his own. Manville would have to go to the tail of the field on the restart. That would give Rickey Frankel the lead on the restart, with Mark Voigt restarting in the second spot. Voigt, who had struggled early on in the feature, slipping back as far as fourth after starting on the outside of the front row, knew his tires and setup were perfect for the two lap shootout to the finish. On the restart, Voigt wasted little time as he shot past Frankel for the lead through turns one and two and proceeded to pull away and take a easy win. Frankel would get the second spot. Tim Ratajczyk had a great run as well and finished in the third position. Jeff Johns would claim fourth with Dewayne Kiefer coming home fifth.
- Brandon Sheppard, Mike Harrison, Jeff Herzog & Dayton Racer take wins at I-55 Raceway!
- Voigt, Bittle, Herzog & Reando take victories at I-55 Raceway!
- Dennis Erb, Jr., Rusty Griffaw, Troy Naeger & Earl Pryor take wins at I-55 Raceway!
- Tim Manville, Rusty Griffaw, Troy Naeger & Jacob Rexing take wins at I-55 Raceway!
- Rain Forces Cancellation of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Event at I-55 Raceway
- Nick Lyons wins in a photo finish; Tim Hancock, Jeff Herzog & Aron Faulkner take wins at I-55 Raceway