August 12, 2000 Results

Dixon, Wagner and Belken Lead the Way at I-55


Pevely, Mo. (August 14) -- Ed Dixon led all 25 laps of a late model feature that went nearly caution-free at I-55 Raceway Saturday. He took the lead on the first lap and didn't slow down until a spin brought out a caution flag on the 23rd lap.

The race was slowed for another spin on the 24th lap and ended in a bumper-car derby as the second- through fourth-place cars hit the finish line just as two lapped cars got tangled up to block the front straight. Steve Shive plowed through the jam to finish second. Ed Bauman and Mark Faust were third and fourth.

Faust was a heat and dash winner. Clay Bauman and Steve Karnes won the other heats.

Leroy Haney led a snarling swarm of modifieds for the first 16 laps of his feature before coasting to a stop on the back straight. That turned the lead over to Ray Wagner, who had started sixth. Wagner held off Kyle Steffens and Johns Seets Sr. for the final four laps to win his first feature at I-55. Kevin Gundaker and Scott Weber were fourth and fifth.

There were 44 modifieds entered Saturday, so five heats were necessary. The winners were Dennis Richards, John Campbell, Haney, Keith Grider and Seets. Richards also won the dash. He jumped the cushion and smacked the wall while runnning second in the feature and fell back in the pack.

The modified semi-features were won by Rich Whaley and Ray Walsh.

Paul Belken Jr. led the last three laps of the sportsman feature to boost his points lead. Dennis Wernle was second and Brian Worley was third. Mark Blanke, who led the first nine laps of the main event, ended up fourth. Doug Wood, who started the night second in points, climbed from the 17th starting position to come home fifth.

The sportsman heat winners were Troy Naeger, Worley, Blanke and Belken, who also won the dash. Daryl Dodge led the last-chance qualifiers out of the semi-feature.

Troy Conway and Chase Patterson won their sixth consecutive cruiser car feature.

A total of 109 race cars were entered Saturday.

UMP LATE MODELS

HEAT 1:

  1. 77 Clay Baumann
  2. 20 Mark Gansmann
  3. 50 Ed Dixon
  4. 3D Jim Durbin

HEAT 2:

  1. 51 Mark Faust
  2. 95 Jeff Johns
  3. 87 Ken Rumble
  4. 78 Chad Zobrist

HEAT 3:

  1. 11 Steve Karnes
  2. 51 Steve Shive
  3. 70 Mark McClintock
  4. F15 Ed Bauman

DASH:

  1. 51 Mark Faust
  2. 50 Ed Dixon
  3. 77 Clay Baumann
  4. 51 Steve Shive

FEATURE:

  1. 50 Ed Dixon
  2. 51 Steve Shive
  3. F15 Ed Bauman
  4. 51 Mark Faust
  5. 3D Jim Durbin
  6. 77 Clay Baumann
  7. 87 Ken Rumble
  8. 95 Jeff Johns
  9. 20 Mark Gansmann
  10. 33 Jason Frankel
  11. 2J Dave Jumper
  12. 11 Steve Karnes
  13. 30 Tom Carson
  14. 67 Mark Oller
  15. 9 Tom Seets
  16. 28 Don Klein
  17. 78 Chad Zobrist
  18. 2H Darrell Hoffman
  19. 7 Rick Bayer
  20. 44 Dean Motsinger
  21. 18 John Pitts
  22. B1 Bob Brown

Other Cars Present

112 Tim Ratajczyk

UMP MODIFIEDS
HEAT 1:

  1. 21 Dennis Richards
  2. 11 Kyle Steffens
  3. 117 Kevin Gundaker
  4. 88 Joe Puricelli

HEAT 2:

  1. 29C John Campbell
  2. 6 Ray Wagner
  3. 377 Casey Pearson
  4. 16 Rusty Griffaw

HEAT 3:

  1. 14 Leroy Haney
  2. 18R Shawn Rayfield
  3. 1D Dean Hoffman
  4. 4J Scott Weber

HEAT 4:

  1. 7 Keith Grider
  2. 17 Jim Shereck
  3. 95 Jerry Grither
  4. 81 Mike Barbeau

HEAT 5:

  1. 360 John Seets
  2. 3R Leon Rockers
  3. 4M Brent Mullins
  4. 68 Andy Anderson

DASH:

  1. 21 Dennis Richards
  2. 14 Leroy Haney
  3. 11 Kyle Steffens
  4. 360 John Seets

SEMI #1:

  1. 59 Rich Whaley
  2. 64 Jim Smith
  3. 187 Duane Whiteman
  4. 95 Jim Beisher
  5. 8 Kirk Murphy
  6. 56K Kevin Epperson
  7. X1 Dave Sandage
  8. 314 Jeff Masson
  9. 32 Eldred Winebaugh

SEMI #2:

  1. 1W Ray Walsh
  2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  3. 67 John Seets, Jr.
  4. 36 Danny Green
  5. 34 Kevin Gegg
  6. 21H Dave Henry
  7. C4 Chris Soutiea
  8. T93 Clark Roach
  9. 15 Jeff Masson, Jr.

FEATURE:

  1. 6 Ray Wagner
  2. 11 Kyle Steffens
  3. 360 John Seets
  4. 117 Kevin Gundaker
  5. 4J Scott Weber
  6. 1W Ray Walsh
  7. 377 Casey Pearson
  8. 1D Dean Hoffman
  9. 4M Brent Mullins
  10. 95 Jerry Grither
  11. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  12. 7 Keith Grider
  13. 3R Leon Rakers
  14. 68 Andy Anderson
  15. 29C John Campbell
  16. 81 Mike Barbeau
  17. 14 Leroy Haney
  18. 64 Jim Smith
  19. 59 Rich Whaley
  20. 88 Joe Puricelli
  21. 21R Dennis Richards
  22. 17 Jim Shereck
  23. 18R Shawn Rayfield
  24. 16 Rusty Griffaw

Other Cars Present

18T Brent Thompson

37 Chad Evans

45F Eric Franklin

5W Ralph Wiltrout

70 Bart Sifford

45M Eric Mabery

AARA SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1:

  1. 12 Troy Naeger
  2. 74 Dennis Wernle
  3. D5 Dave Jenkins
  4. 28 Sam Worley

HEAT 2:

  1. 166 Brian Worley
  2. 500 Dan Dixon
  3. 51 John Hoffman
  4. 15 Jim Troutman

HEAT 3:

  1. 38D Mark Blanke
  2. 00 Scott Stuppy
  3. 8 Eddie Lowry
  4. 118 Scott Haynes

HEAT 4:

  1. 46 Paul Belken
  2. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
  3. 127E Tory Ernst
  4. 10 Todd McGraw

DASH:

  1. 46 Paul Belken
  2. 166 Brian Worley
  3. 12 Troy Naeger
  4. 00 Scott Stuppy

SEMI #1:

  1. 18 Daryl Dodge
  2. 19 Brad Grantham
  3. 187 Jim Hardesty
  4. 50 Mike McGowen
  5. 70 Paul Aubuchox
  6. 42 Nathan Walsh
  7. 61 Mike Whitter
  8. 111 Zac Parks
  9. 35 Mark Stolle
  10. 21 Ryan Gegg

FEATURE:

  1. 46 Paul Belken
  2. 74 Dennis Wernle
  3. 166 Brian Worley
  4. 38D Mark Blanke
  5. 9 Doug Wood
  6. 15 Jim Troutman
  7. 8 Eddie Lowry
  8. 118 Scott Haynes
  9. 12 Troy Naeger
  10. 10 Todd McGraw
  11. 28 Sam Worley
  12. 97 Gary McKinnon
  13. 18 Daryl Dodge
  14. 6 Brian Noeth
  15. 187 Jim Hardesty
  16. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
  17. 500 Dan Dixon
  18. 50 Mike McGowan
  19. 00 Scott Stuppy
  20. 127E Tory Ernst
  21. 51 John Hoffman
  22. D5 Dave Jenkins
  23. 3 John Hale
  24. 19 Brad Grantham

Other Cars Present

105 Matt Hancock

350 Robert Dill

79 Travis Tilley

80 Steve Borgetti

Cruisers

Heat:

1. 44 Don Eaton/Dwight Bradley
2. 22 Billy Klein/Lynn Marshall
3. 77 Troy Conway/Chase Patterson

Feature:

1. 77 Troy Conway/Chase Patterson
2. 26 Paul Bauman/Gary Klein
3. 22 Billy Klein/Lynn Marshall
4. 65 Matt O'Harver/Oscar Buchanon
5. 54 Rob Inman/Todd Bockhoff
6. 33 Jack Moser/Dan Moser
7. 44 Don Eatson/Dwight Bradley

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