Korte wins Late Model & Modified Features! Paquet takes Sportsman win & Todd takes Pro 4 victory!


Brad paquet


Randy Korte


Randy Korte


Mark Todd

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Pevely, MO (April 11, 2009) Randy Korte of Highland, Illinois had a night to remember at I-55 Raceway. Not only did Korte win the UMP Super Late Model main event, he followed it up with a victory in the UMP Modified main event.
In the UMP Super Late Model main event, Korte took the lead at the drop of the green flag from his front row pole starting spot and then held off a valiant effort from Billy Faust to earn the victory. Faust challenged Korte lap after lap for the lead as he used the high side through turns one and two to get a great run on Korte, but Korte was able to just move in front of Faust each lap as they exited turn two and headed down the back stretch. Craig Smith also battled with Korte and Faust for the lead in the first half of the feature event, but a broken left rear wheel would end his night. Korte was able to hold off Faust the entire twenty-five laps and earned the victory. Faust would finish a close second. Brent Kreke had a spectacular run as he finished third. Tim Manville backed up his feature win from last week with a fourth place finish while Jeff Johns rounded out the top five.

Korte then came back in the UMP Modified main event and took another hard fought victory. This time, he had to hold off the challenges of Ray Walsh, Rusty Griffaw and Gary Cook, Jr. Walsh got the lead at the drop of the green flag and would lead the first couple of laps before Korte found his way around Walsh. Walsh then stayed glued to Korte's rear bumper as the two raced around the very top of the track, occassionally sending sparks flying as they scraped the outside wall. Meanwhile, Griffaw moved in on the leaders early as he used the very bottom of the track. Those three put on a great battle for the lead in the first half of the main event. It didn't take long for Gary Cook, Jr. to move in on the leaders as he also used the high side. In the end, Korte was just too tough as he held off all challenges and took the win. Walsh would finish a close second with Cook taking third. Tim Hancock moved into the battle in the closing laps and finish fourth just ahead of Griffaw who completed the top five.

In appeared the 2008 I-55 Raceway UMP/AARA Sportsman Champion, Jeff Herzog, was on his way to victory in the main event. Herzog led the first eleven laps of the fifteen lap main event as he protected the low side which appeared to be the fastest way around in the main event. But Brad Paquet took a chance and moved up to the middle of the track and drove around Herzog and took the victory. Herzog would cross the line in second with Jeff LeBaube finishing third. Troy Naeger stormed through the field and moved up to finish fourth after starting back in the eleventh spot. Jason Keller completed the top five.

Mark Todd won his first ever UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stock main event. Todd pulled out to a convincing lead as all the leaders worked heavy lapped traffic in the closing laps. However, a caution would regroup the field with just two laps remaining and Todd had to hold off the challenges of Justin McCallister, Chris Fisher and Philip Stuart. Todd held on to win, but a McCallister, Fisher and Stuart all crossed the line together with McCallister sideways and headon into the wall at the flagstand as he and Fisher made contact as they came to the line. McCallister would get the second spot with Fisher finishing third and Stuart fourth. Jason Crump completed the top five.

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 35 Entries
Heat 1
1. 49 Brad Paquet
2. 105 Matt Hancock
3. 8 Steve Edgecomb
4. 36 Danny Ems
5. 28 Tom Smallwood
6. 16 Joe McCain
7. 66 Sam Lopretta
8. 59 Tyson Gegg
9. 23 Brad Smith

Heat 2
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 18 Daryl Dodge
3. 82 Jim Clark
4. 57 Trey Harris
5. 23 Kevin Mosier
6. 192 Mark Spraul
7. 3 Scott Hensler
8. 13 Josh Ray
9. 444 Marc Roberson

Heat 3
1. 95 Jeremy Nash
2. 29 Jeff LaBaube
3. 12 Troy Naeger
4. 20 Jimmy Miller
5. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
6. 34 Dave Armstrong
7. 64 Jim Smith
8. 81 James Palmer
9. 94 Dan Friedrich

Heat 4
1. 96 Tim Hollerbach
2. 147 Kyle Stolzer
3. 55 Jason Keller
4. 128 Tyson Gegg
5. 67 Ronnie Bader
6. 65 Gary Range
7. 15 Matt Brucato
8. C16 Cory Brown

Dash
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 147 Kyle Stolzer
3. 49 Brad Paquet
4. 55 Jason Keller
5. 95 Jeremy Nash
6. 29 Jeff LaBaube
7. 96 Tim Hollerbach
8. 105 Matt Hancock
9. 18 Daryl Dodge

Semi 1
1. 67 Ronnie Bader
2. 23 Kevin Mosier
3. 34 Dave Armstrong
4. 3 Scott Hensler
5. 65 Gary Range
6. 16 Joe McCain
7. 59 Ryan Gegg
8. 192 Mark Spraul
9. C16 Cory Brown
10. 94 Dan Friedrich
11. 23 Brad Smith
12. 15 Matt Brucato
13. 66 Sam Lopretta
14. 81 James Palmer

Feature
1. 49 Brad Paquet (3)
2. 11 Jeff Herzog (1)
3. 29 Jeff LaBaube (6)
4. 12 Troy Naeger (11)
5. 55 Jason Keller (4)
6. 147 Kyle Stolzer (2)
7. 96 Tim Hollerbach (7)
8. 36 Danny Ems (13)
9. 18 Daryl Dodge (9)
10. 105 Matt Hancock (8)
11. 21 Eric Hogenmiller (18)
12. 8 Steve Edgecomb (10)
13. 28 Tom Smallwood (16)
14. 57 Trey Harris (14)
15. 128 Tyson Gegg (15)
16. 82 Jim Clark (12)
17. 23 Kevin Mosier (20)
18. 95 Jeremy Nash (5)
19. 20 Jimmy Miller (17)
20. 3 Scott Hensler (22)
21. 65 Gary Range (23)
22. 16 Joe McCain (24)
23. 67 Ronnie Bader (19)
24. 34 Dave Armstrong (21)

UMP Late Models – 30 Entries
Heat 1
1. 13 Brent Kreke
2. 6K Michael Kloos
3. 92B Billy Faust
4. 6D Matt Weidner
5. 2J Dave Jumper
6. 30 Mark Voigt
7. 8 Kyle Steffens
8. 27 Jeff Beyers
9. 20 Darron Forrest
10. 7 Rich Lawson

Heat 2
1. 33 Tim Manville
2. 1S Rick Salter
3. 80D Dylan Sharp
4. 47 Danny Haynes
5. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
6. 50 Ed Dixon
7. 28 Don Klein
8. 11Z Bryan Collins
9. 36 Bob Schmidt
10. 1HR Ron McQuerry DNS

Heat 3
1. 81 Craig Smith
2. 00 Randy Korte
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 11D Brian Diveley
5. 27 Kenny Helmick
6. 13 Dewayne Kiefer
7. 22 John Paule
8. D9 David Dunn
9. 23 Paul Roider
10. 92K Brant Kehrer DNS

Dash
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 13 Brent Kreke
3. 81 Craig Smith
4. 47 Danny Haynes
5. 92B Billy Faust
6. 6K Michael Kloos
7. 80D Dylan Sharp
8. 33 Tim Manville DNS
9. 1S Rick Salter DNS

Semi
1. 8 Kyle Steffens
2. 27 Jeff Beyers
3. 1HR Ron McQuerry
4. 28 Don Klein
5. 36 Bob Schmidt
6. 11Z Bryan Collins
7. 20 Darron Forrest
8. D9 David Dunn
9. 23 Paul Roider
10. 22P John Paule DNS
11. 92K Brant Kehrer DNS

Feature
1. 00 Randy Korte (1)
2. 92B Billy Faust (5)
3. 13 Brent Kreke (2)
4. 33 Tim Manville (8)
5. 95 Jeff Johns (10)
6. 1S Rick Salter (9)
7. 47 Danny Haynes (4)
8. 11Z Bryan Collins (24)
9. 6D Matt Weidner (12)
10. 30 Mark Voigt (16)
11. 27 Jeff Beyers (20)
12. 11D Brian Diveley (11)
13. 50 Ed Dixon (17)
14. 8 Kyle Steffens (19)
15. 2J Dave Jumper (14)
16. 1HR Ron McQuerry (21)
17. 13 Dewayne Kiefer (18)
18. 27S Kenny Helmick (13)
19. 28 Don Klein (22)
20. 81 Craig Smith (3)
21. 6K Michael Kloos (6)
22. 80D Dylan Sharp (7)
23. 36 Bob Schmidt (23)
24. 112 Tim Ratajczyk (15)

UMP Modifieds – 27 Entries
Heat 1
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. 64 Gary Cook
4. 21 Dennis Richards
5. 1 Tommie Seets
6. 21J Jeff Vernier
7. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
8. 9W Doug Wood
9. 12 Tom Ratajczyk

Heat 2
1. 6 Ray Wagner
2. 2 Robby Helms
3. C4 Chris Soutiea
4. 17 Brad Thurston
5. 2N Leo Kiefer
6. 15 Danny Resinger
7. 12 Richie Standridge
8. 87 Derek DuBree
9. 12S Mike Stuckey

Heat 3
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 0 Tim Hancock
3. 10 Ken Rumble
4. 7 Mark Miner
5. 31 Ricky Horton
6. 89 Bobby Bittle
7. 66 Gary Haynes
8. 1 James Reed
9. 36 Conrad Miner

Dash
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 2 Robby Helms
4. 64 Gary Cook
5. 16 Rusty Griffaw
6. 0 Tim Hancock
7. 10 Ken Rumble
8. 6 Ray Wagner
9. C4 Chris Soutiea

Semi 1 Top 6 Advance
1. 9W Doug Wood
2. 12 Richie Standridge
3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
4. 1 James Reed
5. 36 Conrad Miner
6. 66 Gary Haynes
7. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
8. 87 Derek DuPree
9. 12S Mike Stuckey

Feature
1. 00 Randy Korte (1)
2. 1W Ray Walsh (2)
3. 64 Gary Cook, Jr. (4)
4. 0 Tim Hancock (6)
5. 16 Rusty Griffaw (5)
6. 2 Robby Helms (3)
7. 1 Tommie Seets, Jr. (14)
8. 89 Bobby Bittle (16)
9. 31 Ricky Horton (11)
10. 10 Ken Rumble (7)
11. 7 Mark Miner (13)
12. 21 Dennis Richards (12)
13. 9W Doug Wood (19)
14. 17 Brad Thurston (10)
15. 12 Tom Ratajczyk (21)
16. 6 Ray Wagner (8)
17. 36 Conrad Miner (23)
18. C4 Chris Soutiea (9)
19. 21J Jeff Vernier (15)
20. 66 Gary Haynes (22)
21. 7Z Matt Zimmerly (alternate)(24)
22. 15 Danny Resinger (18)
23. 2N Leo Kiefer (17)
24. 12 Richie Standridge (20)
DNS. 1X James Reed

UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 25 Entries
Heat 1
1. 31 Mark Todd
2. 23 Chris Fisher
3. 73 Mike Henderson
4. 17 Andrew Nausley
5. 667 Jackie Buechting
6. 57E Earl Pryor
7. 36 Trey Lawrence
8. 8 Billy Lapaglia
9. 60 Kevin Howdershell

Heat 2
1. 2S Philip Stuart
2. 93 Brian Spalding
3. 28 Sage Thornhill
4. 19 Jessica Buechting
5. 16 Jacob Buechting
6. 66 Gerald Buechting
7. 51 Ben Cochran
8. 74 Brandon Hedgecoth

Heat 3
1. 49 Justin McAllister
2. 65 Josh Range
3. 86 Jason Crump
4. 22 Larry Gould
5. 42 Charles David
6. 18 Aron Faulkner
7. 28 Mike Brown
8. 105 Daniel Hancock DNS

Feature:
1. 31 Mark Todd (1)
2. 49 Justin McCallister (3)
3. 23 Chris Fisher (4)
4. 2S Philip Stuart (2)
5. 86 Jason Crump (9)
6. 93 Brian Spalding (5)
7. 28T Sage Thornhill (8)
8. 65 Josh Range (6)
9. 16 Jacob Buechting (14)
10. 19 Jessica Buechting (11)
11. 22G Larry Gould (12)
12. 17 Andrew Nausley (10)
13. 667 Jackie Buechting (13)
14. 18 Aron Faulkner (18)
15. 36 Trey Lawrence (19)
16. 66 Gerald Buechting (17)
17. 57E Earl Pryor (16)
18. 74 Brandon Hedgecoth (23)
19. 73 Mike Henderson (7)
20. 60 Kevin Howdeshell (24)
21. 8 Billy Lapaglia (22)
22. 42 Charles David (15)
23. 51 Ben Cochran (20)
24. 28B Mike Brown (21)
DNS. 105 Daniel Hancock

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