Randy Korte, Matt Mevert, Eric Hogenmiller, Danny Ems & Vincent Shehorn take victories at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!
By Jimmy Dearing
Pevely, MO (May 12th, 2012) - A solid field of 116 race cars filled the pit area at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.
This was the fifth night of competition in 2012 for the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model division and Randy Korte became the fifth different winner. Outside front row starter Jeff Herzog took the lead at the drop of the green flag and used the high side to pace the early laps until Dewayne Kiefer found a fast line around the bottom and overtook Herzog. Kiefer was strong and opened up nearly a full straight away lead as the main event went the first sixteen laps without a caution. During that long green flag run, a massive battle ensued behind Kiefer as Scott Weber, Jason McBride, Randy Korte, Brent Kreke and Herzog battled fiercly for position. When the caution finally flew on lap sixteen, Weber had the second spot while Korte was running third. On the restart, Korte was use the middle to high side to work his way past Weber and Kiefer to quickly take the lead. Korte would pull away in the closing laps to pick up the victory. Kiefer would hold off Weber for a second while McBride would settle for fourth behind Weber. Ken Schrader would round out the top five.