Collins, Hancock, Naeger & Price take wins at I-55 Raceway!


Bryan Collins


Tim Hancock

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Pevely, MO (May 17, 2008) I-55 Raceway had another night with a great field of racers as 125 racecars filled the pit area. The nice warm weather also brought out a big crowd to watch all the exciting action.
Bryan Collins of Elsberry, MO grabbed his third UMP DIRTcar Late Model feature win of 2008 at I-55 Raceway. After blowing his engine the previous night at another racetrack, Collins got the nod to pilot Randy Korte's machine. Korte still remains sidelined after injuring his back in racing accident in Florida back in February. Although the car was a different chassis than his normal ride, Collins looked right at home in the seat of Korte's machine as he got the win.

Dave Jumper got the early lead as the feature event got underway only to have Danny Haynes wrestle the lead away from him on lap five. Haynes would lead most of the way down the stretch as he fended off challenges from Billy Faust, Collins and Tim Manville during the middle part of the event. However, Collins soon found the right line and moved past Faust for second and then took over Haynes for the lead and pulled away to take the win. Faust would get by Haynes as well and finish in the second spot. Haynes would finish third with Manville fourth and Mark Voigt completed the top five.

Another stellar battle for the lead was on display in the UMP DIRTcar Modified division. Tim Hancock took the lead on lap two from Mike Harrison and led the majority of the event. However, Harrison, Bobby Bittle and Mark Miner all swapped the second, third and fourth positions around as they chased Hancock. A caution on lap fourteen would allow everyone to close right up on Hancock. On the restart, Harrison went to the top and took the lead from Hancock, but Harrison would only lead for one lap as Hancock proved to be too strong and snatched the lead back. Hancock thought he was on his way to victory, but as he went through turn three on the final lap, the yellow light would come on once again, forcing Hancock to fend off Harrison yet again on another restart. This time, Hancock got a much better restart and held off Harrison and took the win. Harrison would take second with Bittle crossing the line third. Miner would finish in the fourth spot with Bobby Martintoni rounding out the top five.

A spectacular four car battle for the lead kept the fans excited in the UMP Sportsman division. Kent Nations, Jeff Herzog, Jason Keller and Troy Naeger had a great four way battle for the lead for the first five laps. Nations would then take control of the event and it appeared he was on his way to victory. However, trouble would find Nations on lap twelve. While enjoying a comfortable five car length lead, Nations was working lapped traffic when one of the cars he was lapping spun right into the right side of his machine. Nations would suffer a flat right rear tire and would have to go pitside for repairs. That turned the lead over to Naeger who cruised on to victory. Herzog would finish second with Keller taking third. Troy Medley would finish fourth and Gary Haynes took fifth.

Gary Price led all ten laps of the UMP Pro 4 Stock division. Price pulled away for the win while Homer Mooney and Jacob Buechting battled it out side by side for the second spot. Mooney would hang on for second at the finish line with Buechting taking third. Jason Crump would finish fourth and Jason Marquitz fifth.


Troy Naeger --------------------------------------------- Gary Price

UMP Late Models - 22 Entries
Heat 1
1. 00 Bryan Collins
2. 33 Tim Manville
3. 92B Billy Faust
4. 33F Ricky Frankel
5. 20 Darrin Forrest
6. 81 Craig Smith
7. 1HR Ron McQuerry
8. 95 Jeff Johns

Heat 2
1. 13 Dewaye Keifer
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 30 Mark Voigt
4. 112 Tim Tatajczyk
5. 87 Ken Rumble
6. 28 Don Klein
7. 7 Rich Lawson

Heat 3
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw DQ Did not weigh.
2. 47 Danny Haynes
3. 27 Jeff Beyers
4. 2J Dave Jumper
5. 127 Donald Beyers
6. 66H Allen Hammond
7. 23 Paul Roider

Dash
1. 47 Danny Haynes
2. 2J Dave Jumper
3. 13 Dewayne Keifer
4. 00 Bryan Collins
5. 50 Ed Dixon
6. 33 Tim Manville
7. 92B Billy Faust
8. 30 Mark Voigt
9. 27 Jeff Beyers

Feature
1. 00 Bryan Collins (4)
2. 92B Billy Faust (7)
3. 47 Danny Haynes (1)
4. 33 Tim Manville (6)
5. 30 Mark Voigt (8)
6. 2J Dave Jumper (2)
7. 50 Ed Dixon (5)
8. 13 Dewayne Keifer (3)
9. 112 Tim Ratajczyk (10)
10. 81 Craig Smith (16)
11. 16 Rusty Griffaw (22)
12. 95 Jeff Johns (21)
13. 27 Jeff Beyers (9)
14. 33F Ricky Frankel (11)
15. 87 Ken Rumble (15)
16. 28 Don Klein (17)
17. 20 Darren Forrest (12)
18. 66 Allen Hammond (18)
19. 1HR Ron McQuerry (19)
20. 7 Rich Lawson (20)
21. 127 Donald Beyers (14)
22. 23 Paul Roider (13)

UMP Modifieds - 45 Entries
Heat 1
1. 99 Robbie Helms
2. 21J Jeff Vernier
3. C4 Chris Soutia
4. 5E Erik Edgar
5. 11 Dane Gundaker
6. D9 David Dunn
7. 72X Jason Sinn
8. 51 Timmy Hill
9. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer

Heat 2
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. 377 Casey Pearson
4. 44X Matt Simpson
5. 21R Dennis Richards
6. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
7. B10 Brad White
8. F5 Chris Fisher
9. 21A Karl Adams

Heat 3
1. 7 Mark Miner
2. 6 Ray Wagner
3. 41M Brent Mullins
4. 48 Bobby Martintoni
5. 78 Larry Hull
6. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
7. 17 Brad Thurston
8. 15N Nick Todtenhaupt
9. 18 Jake Seets

Heat 4
1. 24 Mike Harrison
2. 0 Tim Hancock
3. 15G Jerry Grither
4. 88 Joe Puricelli
5. 31 Richy Horton
6. 8X James Reed
7. 102 Bryan Richards
8. 67 Todd McGraw
9. 11B Brett Bennett

Heat 5
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 9W Doug Wood
4. 45M Eric Mabery
5. 36 Conrad Miner
6. 78C Allen Conner
7. 5W Ralph Wiltrout
8. 59 Rich Whaley
9. 31P Mitch Parmeley

Dash
1. 24 Mike Harrison
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 7 Mark Miner
4. 0 Tim Hancock
5. 24 Paul Baumann
6. 89 Bobby Bittle
7. 99 Robbie Helms
8. C4 Chris Soutia
9. 21J Jeff Vernier

Semi #1
1. 31 Ricky Horton
2. B10 Brad White
3. 21R Dennis Richards
4. F5 Chris Fisher
5. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
6. 88 Joe Puricelli
7. 67 Todd McGraw
8. 36 Conrad Miner
9. 18 Jake Seets
10. 102 Bryan Richards
11. 8X James Reed
DNS. 5W Ralph Wiltrout
DNS. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
DNS. 59 Rich Whaley

Semi #2
1. 44X Matt Simpson
2. 78 Larry Hull
3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
4. 5E Erik Edgar
5. 21A Karl Adams
6. 78C Allen Conner
7. D9 David Dunn
8. 11B Brett Bennett
9. 31P Mitch Parmeley
10. 15N Nick Todtenhaupt
DNS. 72X Jason Sinn
DNS. 17 Brad Thurston
DNS. 51 Timmy Hill

Feature
1. 0 Tim Hancock (4)
2. 24 Mike Harrison (1)
3. 89 Bobby Bittle (6)
4. 7 Mark Miner (3)
5. 48 Bobby Martintoni (14)
6. 4J Scott Weber (2)
7. 41M Brent Mullins (11)
8. 15 Jerry Grither (16)
9. 24 Paul Bauman (5)
10. 1W Ray Walsh (13)
11. 6 Ray Wagner (12)
12. C4 Chris Soutiea (8)
13. 31 Ricky Horton (19)
14. 21J Jeff Vernier (9)
15. 9W Doug Wood (10)
16. 78 Larry Hull (22)
17. 12 Tom Ratajczyk (24)
18. 44X Matt Simpson (20)
19. 99 Robby Helms (7)
20. 11 Dane Gundaker (18)
21. 21R Dennis Richards (23)
22. 377 Casey Pearson (15)
23. 45M Eric Mabery (17)
24. B10 Brad White (21)

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 35 Entries
Heat 1
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 32 Jerry Fleming
3. 20 Jimmy Miller
4. 2S Robbie Neubauer
5. 109 Jeff Robbins
6. M16 Joe McCain
7. 39 Donnie Harkins
8. 8 Steve Edgecomb
9. 40 Donnie Mosier DNS

Heat 2
1. 50 Kent Nations
2. 59 Brian Worley
3. 147 Kyle Stolzer
4. 360 Rob Stuart
5. 67 Ronnie Bader
6. 17 Dave Racer
7. 86 Eric Hoganmiller
8. 19 Jimmy Cummins
9. 3 Scott Hensler

Heat 3
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 55 Jason Keller
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 87 Gary Haynes
5. 57 Trey Harris
6. 192 Mark Sprawl
7. 38 Chuck Crostic
8. 13 Josh Ray
9. 66L Sam Lopretta

Heat 4
1. 36 Danny Ems
2. 23 Kevin Mosier
3. 105 Matt Hancock
4. 60 Dusty Knerrer
5. 96 Tim Hollerbach
6. 82 Pat Chalmers
7. 99 Gary Johnson
8. 95 Jeremy Nash

Dash
1. 50 Kent Nations
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 12 Troy Naeger
4. 55 Jason Keller
5. 20 Jimmy Miller
6. 32 Jerry Fleming
7. 36 Danny Ems
8. 59 Brian Worley
9. 23 Kevin Mosier

Semi #1
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. M16 Joe McCain
3. 360 Rob Stuart
4. 192 Mark Sprawl
5. 8 Steve Edgecomb
6. 82 Pat Chalmers
7. 99 Gary Johnson
8. 19 Jimmy Cummins
9. 40 Donnie Mosier
10. 17 Dave Racer
11. 13 Josh Ray
12. 86 Eric Hoganmiller

Feature
1. 12 Troy Naeger (3)
2. 11 Jeff Herzog (2)
3. 55 Jason Keller (4)
4. 62 Troy Medley (10)
5. 87 Gary Haynes (11)
6. 36 Danny Ems (7)
7. 32 Jerry Fleming (6)
8. 25 Robbie Neubauer (12)
9. 105 Matt Hancock (14)
10. 96 Tim Hollerbach (17)
11. 57 Trey Harris (19)
12. 20 Jimmy Miller (5)
13. 147 Kyle Stolzer (13)
14. 67 Ronnie Bader (16)
15. 60 Dusty Knerrer (15)
16. M16 Joe McCain (20)
17. 360 Rob Stuart (21)
18. 50 Kent Nations (1)
19. 192 Mark Sprawl (22)
20. 109 Jeff Robbins (18)
21. 59 Brian Worley (8)
22. 82 Pat Chalmers (24)
23. 23 Kevin Mosier (9)
24. 8 Steve Edgecomb (23)

UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 23 Entries
Heat 1
1. 66 Jason Marquitz
2. 16 Jacob Buechting
3. 185 Chad Philipp
4. 81 Patrick Duke
5. 48 David Kite
6. 17 Andrew Nausley
7. 186 Craig Philipp
DNS. 95 Josh Campbell

Heat 2
1. 188 Gary Price
2. 10H Homer Mooney
3. 65 Gary Range
4. 49P Nathan Portell
5. 99 Chuck Johnson
6. 667 Jackie Buechting
7. 36 Trey Lawrence
DNS. 1B Ben Cockran

Heat 3
1. 86 Jason Crump
2. 83 Pat Brewer
3. 93 Brian Spalding
4. 61 Steve Richards
5. 77 Ron Lyons
6. 2S Philip Stuart
7. 19 Jessica Buechting

Feature
1. 188 Gary Price
2. 10H Homer Mooney
3. 16 Jacob Buechting
4. 86 Jason Crump
5. 66 Jason Marquitz
6. 49P Nathan Portell
7. 83 Pat Brewer
8. 185 Chad Philipp
9. 93 Brian Spalding
10. 77 Ron Lyons
11. 2S Philip Stuart
12. 61 Steve Richards
13. 99 Chuck Johnson
14. 48 David Kite
15. 81 Patrick Duke
16. 186 Craig Philipp
17. 667 Jackie Buechting
18. 36 Trey Lawrence
19. 65 Gary Range
20. 17 Andrew Nausley
21. 19 Jessica Buechting
DNS. 1B Ben Cochran
DNS. 95 Josh Campbell

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