Dennis Erb wins MARS/UMP Challenge Event; Walsh, Herzog & Buechting also claim victories at I-55


Dennis Erb


Ray Walsh

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Pevely, MO (August 23, 2008) Dennis Erb, Jr. of Carpentersville, IL won his second big event this month at I-55 Raceway as he edged out Missouri's Terry Phillips in the UMP/MARS Clash that payed $5,000 to the winner. Erb won the Tri-Track Challenge earlier this month at I-55 Raceway and pocketed $16,000 for that win which included a $10,000 bonus. Erb got the lead from Phillips on lap nine and it appeared he was going to run away with the win, but Phillips, who faded all the way back to fourth at one point, came on strong in the closing laps and actually took the lead from Erb. But Erb fought back on the low side of Phillips to get the lead back and held on for a very close victory at the line. Billy Moyer crossed the line in third behind Phillips and Brian Shirley finish fourth. Jason Feger completed the top five after starting in the fifteenth position.
Ray Walsh thrilled the fans in the UMP Modified division as he stormed to the lead in just twelve laps after starting all the way back in the eighteenth starting spot. After getting the lead, Walsh then had to hold off the challenges of Bobby Bittle and Larry Hull. Hull passed Bittle with just two laps remaining for the second spot and pulled along side Walsh for the lead on the final lap. But Hull would come up just short at the finish line and settle for second behind Walsh. Bittle would finish in the third position with Bobby Martintoni and Ricky Horton rounding out the top five.

Jeff Herzog extended his point lead in the UMP Sportsman as he completed the clean sweep by winning his qualifying heat race, the dash and the main event. Troy Naeger finished a close second with Troy Medley taking third. Brad Paquet had his best finish of the season as he took fourth and Jason Keller completed the top five.

Jacob Buechting claimed the UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stock feature event. He paced the field for all ten laps enroute to the victory. Jeff Turner crossed the line in second with Homer Mooney claiming third.

UMP Late Models - 37 Entries
Heat 1 - Top 4 advance
1. 74 Jeremy Payne
2. 92B Billy Faust
3. 3S Brian Shirley
4. 18 Jack Sullivan
5. 77 Jason McBride
6. 27 Jeff Beyers
7. 14U Bruce Unterbrink
8. 67 Dylan Sharp
9. 47 Danny Haynes
10. 16 Dusty Johnston

Heat 2
1. 75 Terry Phillips
2. 00 Randy Korte
3. 14 Steve Rushin
4. 2J Dave Jumper
5. 86 Kyle Beard
6. 81 Craig Smith
7. 13 Dewayne Keifer
8. 6 Michael Kloos
9. 6K Matt Weidner

Heat 3
1. 28 Dennis Erb
2. 21 Billy Moyer
3. 88 Wendall Wallace
4. 25 Jason Feger
5. 66 Bill Frye
6. 33 Tim Manville
7. 56 Jeff Walston
8. 16 Rusty Griffaw
9. 28 Don Klein

Heat 4
1. 95 Jeff Johns
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 11Z Bryan Collins
4. 42 Brandon McCormick
5. 91 Chris Jones
6. 7 Rich Lawson
7. 1HR Ron McQuerry
8. 30 Mark Voigt
9. 13 Brent Kreke

Semi 1
1. 86 Kyle Beard
2. 77 Jason McBride
3. 47 Danny Haynes
4. 27 Jeff Beyers
5. 81 Craig Smith
6. 67 Dylan Sharp
7. 14U Bruce Unterbrink
8. 13 Dewayne Keifer
DNS. 6K Matt Weidner
DNS. 6 Michael Kloos
DNS. 16D Dusty Johnson

Semi 2
1. 66 Bill Frye
2. 30 Mark Voigt
3. 91 Chris Jones
4. 33 Tim Manville
5. 16 Rusty Griffaw
6. 7 Rich Lawson
7. 1HR Ron McQuerry
8. 13 Brent Kreke
DNS. 56 Jeff Walston
DNS. 28 Don Klein

Feature
1. 28 Dennis Erb (3)
2. 75 Terry Phillips (2)
3. 21 Billy Moyer (7)
4. 3S Brian Shirley (9)
5. 25 Jason Feger (15)
6. 92B Billy Faust (3)
7. 95 Jeff Johns (4)
8. 74 Jeremy Payne (1)
9. 30 Mark Voigt (20)
10. 33 Tim Manville (23)
11. 2J Dave Jumper (14)
12. 86 Kyle Beard (17)
13. 42 Brandon McCormick (16)
14. 18 Jack Sullivan (13)
15. 11Z Bryan Collins (12)
16. 77 Jason McBride (19)
17. 16 Rusty Griffaw (22)
18. 88 Wendall Wallace (11)
19. 00 Randy Korte (6)
20. 47 Danny Haynes (24)
21. 50 Ed Dixon (8)
22. 91 Chris Jones (21)
23. 14 Steve Rushin (10)
24. 66 Bill Frye (18)

UMP Modifieds – 38 Entries
Heat 1
1. 9S Tommie Seets Jr.
2. 48 Bobby Martintoni
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 17V Mike VanderReif
5. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
6. D22 John Brown
7. F5 Chris Fisher
8. 67 Ken Rumble
9. 24 Mike Harrison
10. 7 Mark Miner

Heat 2
1. 36 Conrad Miner
2. 377 Casey Pearson
3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
4. 21J Jeff Vernier
5. 87S Tony Patterson
6. 30 Mike Nicholson
7. 11B Brett Bennett
8. 6 Ray Wagner
9. 78C Alan Conner
10. 20Z Dan Zander

Heat 3
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 78 Larry Hull
3. 89 Bobby Bittle
4. 0 Tim Hancock
5. 1W Ray Walsh
6. 21 Dennis Richards
7. B10 Brad White
8. 7J Josh Clack
9. 25 Brett Korves

Heat 4
1. 9W Doug Wood
2. 15 Jerry Grither
3. 24 Paul Bauman
4. 20N Bobby Newberry
5. 8X James Reed
6. C4 Chris Soutia
7. 0 Steve Picou
8. 2 Robby Helms
9. 88 Joe Puricelli

Dash
1. 9W Doug Wood
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 15 Jerry Grither
4. 48 Bobby Martintoni
5. 9S Tommy Seets Jr.
6. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
7. 21J Jeff Vernier
8. 36 Conrad Miner
9. 4J Scott Weber

Semi 1
1. 30 Mike Nicholson
2. 67 Ken Rumble
3. B10 Brad White
4. 87 Tony Patterson
5. F5 Chris Fisher
6. 25 Brett Korves
7. 7J Josh Clack
8. D22 John Brown
9. 24 Mike Harrison DNS
10. 7 Mark Miner DNS

Semi 2
1. 6 Ray Wagner
2. C4 Chris Soutia
3. 2 Robbie Helms
4. 88 Joe Puricelli
5. 8X James Reed
6. 21 Dennis Richards
7. 20Z Dan Zander
8. 11B Brett Bennett
9. 0 Steve Picou DNS
10. 78C Alan Conner DNS

Feature
1. 1W Ray Walsh (18)
2. 78 Larry Hull (9)
3. 89 Bobby Bittle (2)
4. 48 Bobby Martintoni (4)
5. 31 Ricky Horton (11)
6. 0 Tim Hancock (16)
7. 12 Tom Ratajczyk (6)
8. 2 Robbie Helms (24)
9. 21J Jeff Vernier (7)
10. 36 Conrad Miner (8)
11. 20N Bobby Newberry (15)
12. 7Z Matt Zimmerly (13)
13. 67 Ken Rumble (19)
14. 30 Mike Nicholson (17)
15. 9W Doug Wood (1)
16. 9S Tommie Seets Jr. (5)
17. 17V Mike VanderRiet (12)
18. B10 Brad White (21)
19. 377 Casey Pearson (10)
20. 24 Paul Bauman (14)
21. C4 Chris Soutia (22)
22. 87 Tony Patterson (23) Alternate for Scott Weber
23. 6 Ray Wagner (20)
24. 15 Jerry Grither (3)

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 33 Entries
Heat 1
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 62 Troy Medley
3. 96 Tim Hollerbach
4. 36 Danny Ems
5. 147 Kyle Stolzer
6. 27 Nathan Walsh
7. 38 Chuck Crostic
8. 142 Mike Reed
9. 97 John Goodson

Heat 2
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 28 Tom Smallwood
3. 55 Jason Keller
4. 19 Jimmy Cummins
5. 444 Marc Roberson
6. 69 Derek Bryant
7. 192 Mark Spraul
8. 66 Sam Lopretta

Heat 3
1. 360 Rob Stuart
2. 23 Kevin Mosier
3. 67 Ronnie Bader
4. 57 Trey Harris
5. 86 Eric Hogenmiller
6. 3 Scott Hensler
7. 82 Pat Chalmers
8. 39 Donnie Harkins

Heat 4
1. 49 Brad Paquet
2. 105 Matt Hancock
3. 25 Rob Neubauer
4. 95 Jeremy Nash
5. 31 Mark Todd
6. 20 Jimmy Miller
7. M16 Joe McCain
8. 9 Mike McGinnity

Dash
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 28 Tom Smallwood
3. 49 Brad Paquet
4. 12 Troy Naeger
5. 62 Troy Medley
6. 105 Matt Hancock
7. 23 Kevin Mosier
8. 96 Tim Hollerbach
9. 360 Rob Stuart

Semi
1. 31 Mark Todd
2. 69 Derek Bryant
3. 444 Marc Roberson
4. 27 Nathan Walsh
5. M16 Joe McCain
6. 20 Jimmy Miller
7. 82 Pat Chalmers
8. 66 Sam Lopretta
9. 142 Mike Reed
10. 38 Chuck Crostic
11. 192 Mark Spraul
12. 3 Scott Hensler
13. 39 Donnie Harkins DNS
14. 9 Mike McGinnity DNS
15. 97 John Goodson DNS

Feature
1. 11 Jeff Herzog (1)
2. 12 Troy Naeger (4)
3. 62 Troy Medley (5)
4. 49 Brad Paquet (3)
5. 55 Jason Keller (10)
6. 28 Tom Smallwood (2)
7. 105 Matt Hancock (6)
8. 57 Trey Harris (16)
9. 23 Kevin Mosier (7)
10. 19 Jimmy Cummins (12)
11. M16 Joe McCain (21)
12. 86 Eric Hogenmiller (15)
13. 31 Mark Todd (17)
14. 444 Marc Roberson (19)
15. 36 Danny Ems (9)
16. 67 Ronnie Bader (11)
17. 96 Tim Hollerbach (8)
18. 147 Kyle Stolzer (13)
19. 27 Nathan Walsh (22)
20. 69 Derek Bryant (20)
21. 82 Pat Chalmers (23)
22. 95 Jeremy Nash (18)
23. 25 Ron Neubauer (14)
24. 20 Jimmy Miller (24)

UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 21 Entries
Heat 1
1. 16 Jacob Buechting
2. 126 Tim Borgfield
3. 149 Justin McCallister
4. 3 Rusty Griffaw
5. 2 Phillip Stuart
6. 48 David Kite
7. 61 Steve Richards

Heat 2
1. 83 Pat Brewer
2. 49 Nathan Portell
3. 77 Ron Lyons
4. 19 Jessica Buechting
5. 17 Andrew Nausley
6. 18 Aron Faulkner
7. 667 Jackie Buechting

Heat 3
1. 10H Homer Mooney
2. 111 Jeff Turner
3. 71 Cody Conner
4. 86 Jason Crump
5. 66 Jason Marquitz
6. 99 Chuck Johnson
7. 186 Keith Crump

Feature
1. 16 Jacob Buechting (1)
2. 111 Jeff Turner (6)
3. 10H Homer Mooney (3)
4. 126 Tim Borgfield (4)
5. 71 Cody Conner (9)
6. 2 Phillip Stuart (13)
7. 66 Jason Marquetz (15)
8. 86 Jason Crump (12)
9. 3 Rusty Griffaw (10)
10. 49 Nathan Portell (5)
11. 48 David Kite (16)
12. 19 Jessica Buechting (11)
13. 61 Steve Richards (19)
14. 667 Jackie Buechting (20)
15. 99 Chuck Johnson (18)
16. 18 Aron Faulkner (17)
17. 149 Justin McCallister (7)
18. 186 Keith Crump (21)
19. 77 Ron Lyons (8)
20. 17 Andrew Nausley (14)
21. 83 Pat Brewer (2)

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