Korte claims Tri-Track Challenge! Hancock, Nations & Fisher pick up wins!


Randy Korte


Tim Hancock


Kent Nations


Chris Fisher

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Pevely, MO (May 30, 2009) Randy Korte of Highland, Illinois claimed the $5,000 to win Northern Allstar Late Model Series Tri-Track Challenge event at I-55 Raceway. It was Korte's fourth win of the 2009 racing season at I-55 Raceway in the Super Late Model division. Korte also has a win in the UMP Modified division this season at I-55 Raceway.
Billy Moyer got the night started by setting fast time during qualifying as he beat out all forty competitors with a lap time of 14.172 seconds around the 1/3 mile high banked dirt oval. Heat race competition saw Frank Heckenast, Jr. beat out Moyer for the victory in the first heat. The two raced side-by-side for nearly the entire ten lap event. The second heat saw Rodney Melvin take the victory. Melvin worked his way past pole sitter Shannon Babb to take over the second spot early and then he slipped into the lead when early leader Jeff Johns pushed high in turns three and four in the closing laps. Randy Korte outlasted Tim Manville to take the win in the third heat race. Bryan Collins checked out in the fourth heat race enroute to victory over Bill Frye. Jeff Johns rallied back to win the first semi-feature event over Brian Shirley. Billy Faust claimed the second semi-feature over Jason Frankel.

In the main event, it was completely the Randy Korte show. Korte took the lead from the pole position and literally checked out on the rest of the competitors until the caution waved on lap thirteen. Meanwhile, Billy Moyer had moved into the third position by this point. On the restart, Korte once again checked out but the caution would fly just five laps later. Moyer had now taken over the second position to setup a battle for the lead. However, Korte continued to prove to be too strong as Moyer could stay within a couple of car lengths of Korte, but could not mount a serious threat for the lead. Korte would pick up the victory with Moyer finishing second. Bill Frye would take the third spot with Dennis Erb, Jr. finishing fourth. Jason Feger made a great run through the field after starting ninteenth to finish fifth.

Tim Hancock claimed victory in the UMP Modified division. Hancock kept his machine right on the bottom of the track as he paced the field. Once again it was Randy Korte who became Hancock's biggest threat. A caution with two laps remaining setup and two lap dash which allowed Korte to pull along side Hancock as they raced out the final laps, but Hancock proved too strong and earned the victory. Korte would take second with Ricky Horton finishing third. Bobby Bittle claimed the fourth spot and Ken Rumble completed the top five.

Kent Nations made his first visit of the 2009 season to I-55 Raceway in the UMP/AARA Sportsman division and stole the show as he took the feature victory. Nations led all fourteen of the fifteen laps as he and Jeff Herzog raced side-by-side for most of the first half of the event. In the closing laps, Jason Keller would find his way past Herzog to finish in the second spot with Herzog taking third. Ronnie Bader took fourth with Trey Harris completing the top five.

Chris Fisher earned his third UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stock victory. Fisher and Jason Crump had a great battle for the lead as the two diced through lapped traffic. Justin McCallister would finish third with Mark Todd fourth and Philip Stuart fifth.
UMP/NALMS Late Models - 40 Entries
Group #1 ( lineup )

1 99Jr Frank Heckenast Jr. 14.233
2 23 Paul Roider 16.200
3 21 Billy Moyer 14.172
4 80D Dylan Sharp 14.934
5 28 Dennis Erb Jr. 14.436
6 B12 Kevin Weaver 14.731
7 25 Jason Feger 14.508
8 3s Brian Shirley 14.429
9 7 Rich Lawson 15.755
10 6k Michael Kloos 15.156

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Group #2 ( lineup )
11 2J David Jumper 14.927
12 81c Kevin Cole 14.839
13 95 Jeff Johns 14.747
14 18 Shannon Babb 14.482
15 9z Jayme Zidar 14.975
16 27 Rodney Melvin 14.889
17 10 Scott Schmitt 15.324
18 1HR Ron McQuerry 15.601
19 B5 Brandon Sheppard 15.276
20 13x Brent Kreke 15.162
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Group #3 ( lineup )
21 33 Tim Manville 14.908
22 5s Steve Sheppard 15.069
23 33f Ricky Frankel 14.913
24 99j Jimmy Dehm 15.510
25 00k Randy Korte 14.928
26 13 Dewayne Keifer 14.982
27 21jr Billy Moyer Jr. 15.177
28 27s Kenny Helmick 15.811
29 25s Chris Smyser 15.564
30 50 Ed Dixon 15.367

Group #4 (lineup)
31 27 Jeff Beyers 15.145
32 7 Matt Weidner 15.435
33 B1 Wendell Wallace 15.223
34 81 Craig Smith 15.475
35 112 Tim Ratajczyk 15.916
36 11z Brian Collins 15.140
37 D9 David Dunn 16.965
38 9 Kenny Schrader 15.350
39 66 Bill Frye 15.041
40 92B Billy Faust 15.28

Heat 1
1. 99jr Frank Heckenast Jr.
2. 21 Billy Moyer
3. 28 Dennis Erb
4. 3s Brian Shirley
5. 25 Jason Feger
6. B12 Kevin Weaver
7. 6 Michael Kloos
8. 80d Dylan Sharp
9. 7 Rich Lawson
10. 23 Paul Roider

Heat 2
1. 27 Rodney Melvin
2. 81c Kevin Cole
3. 18 Shannon Babb
4. 95 Jeff Johns
5. 2j Dave Jumper
6. 9z Jamie Zydar
7. 10 Scott Schmitt
8. 1hr Ron McQuerry
9. B5 Brandon Sheppard
10. 13 Brent Kreke

Heat 3
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 33 Tim Manville
3. 5s Steve Sheppard
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 33F Jason Frankel
6. 25s Chris Smyser
7. 21jr Billy Moyer jr.
8. 99j Jimmy Dehm
9. 27s Kenny Helmick
10. 13 Dewayne Keifer

Heat 4
1. 11z Bryan Collins
2. 66 Bill Frye
3. B1 Wendall Wallace
4. 92b Billy Faust
5. 81 Craig Smith
6. 9 Ken Schrader
7. 7 Matt Weidner
8. 27B Jeff Beyers
9. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
10. D9 David Dunn

Semi 1
1. 95 Jeff Johns
2. 3s Brian Shirley
3. B12 Kevin Weaver
4. 25 Jason Feger
5. 1hr Ron McQuerry
6. 2j Dave Jumper
7. 13 Brent Kreke
8. 9z Jamie Zydar
9. 7 Rich Lawson
10. 23 Paul Roider
11. 80d Dylan Sharp
12. B5 Brandon Sheppard
13. 6 Michael Kloos
14. 10 Scott Schmitt

Semi 2
1. 92b Billy Faust
2. 33f Jason Frankel
3. 50 Ed Dixon
4. 9 Ken Schrader
5. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
6. 13 Dewayne Keifer
7. 7 Matt Weidner
8. 25s Chris Smyser
9. 27s Kenny Helmick
10. 99j Jimmy Dehm
11. 27b Jeff Beyers
12. D9 David Dunn
13. 81 Craig Smith
14. 21jr Billy Moyer Jr.

Feature
1. (1) 00 Randy Korte
2. (5) 21 Billy Moyer
3. (8) 66 Bill Frye
4. (9) 28 Dennis Erb
5. (19) 25 Jason Feger
6. (10) 18 Shannon Babb
7. (12) B1 Wendall Wallace
8. (14) 92b Billy Faust
9. (2) 99jr Frank Heckenast
10. (15) 3s Brian Shirley
11. (7) 33 Tim Manville
12. (18) 50 Ed Dixon
13. (17) B12 Kevin Weaver
14. (16) 33f Jason Frankel
15. (20) 9 Ken Schrader
16. (22) 9z Jamie Zydar
17. (4) 11z Bryan Collins
18. (21) 99j Jimmy Dehm
19. (3) 27 Rodney Melvin
20. (6) 81c Kevin Cole
21. (11) 5s Steve Sheppard
22. (23) 112 Tim Ratajczyk
23. (13) 95 Jeff Johns
24. (24) 81 Craig Smith

UMP Modifieds - 24 Entries
Heat 1
1. 36 Conrad Miner
2. 51 Timmy Hill
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 6 Ray Wagner
5. 377 Casey Pearson
6. 12a Michael Abney
7. 2 Robbie Helms
8. 1W Ray Walsh

Heat 2
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 00 Randy Korte
3. 10 Ken Rumble
4. 1 Tommie Seets
5. 7 Mark Miner
6. 1x James Reed
7. 3c Cody Conner
8. 12s Mike Stuckey

Heat 3
1. 0 Tim Hancock
2. 4j Scott Weber
3. 7z Matt Zimmerly
4. 16 Rusty Griffaw
5. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
6. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
7. 49 Josh Russell
8. 12r Tom Ratajczyk DNS

Feature
1. (2) 0 Tim Hancock
2. (4) 00 Randy Korte
3. (5) 31 Ricky Horton
4. (3) 89 Bobby Bittle
5. (9) 10 Ken Rumble
6. (10) 16 Rusty Griffaw
7. (1) 36 Conrad Miner
8. (21) 1w Ray Walsh
9. (6) 4j Scott Weber
10. (13) 7 Mark Miner
11. (15) 1x James Reed
12. (19) 12s Mike Stuckey
13. (16) 12a Michael Abney
14. (18) 5w Ralph Wiltrout
15. (20) 3c Cody Conner
16. (8) 7z Matt Zimmerly
17. (12) 1 Tommie Seets
18. (17) 2 Robbie Helms
19. (7) 51 Timmy Hill
20. (14) 377 Casey Pearson
21. (11) 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
DNS. 6 Ray Wagner
DNS. 49 Josh Russell
DNS. 12R Tom Ratajczyk

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 30 Entries
Heat 1
1. 99 Chuck Adams
2. 67 Ronnie Bader
3. 28 Tom Smallwood
4. 96 Tim Hollerbach
5. 12 Troy Naeger
6. 23 Kevin Mosier
7. E7 Ed DeMille
8. 20 Jimmy Miller
9. 16 Joe McCain
10. C16 Cory Brown

Heat 2
1. 50 Kent Nations
2. 128 Tyson Gegg
3. 8 Steve Edgecomb
4. 34 Dave Armstrong
5. 192 Mark Spraul
6. 3 Scott Hensler
7. 105 Matt Hancock
8. 69 Derek Bryant
9. 15 Matt Brucato
10. 23s Brad Smith

Heat 3
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 55 Jason Keller
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 19 Jimmy Cummins
5. 57 Trey Harris
6. 49 Brad Paquet
7. 147 Kyle Stolzer
8. 19s Nathan Schmitt
9. 0 Chris Soutiea
10. B4 Mark Schnurbusch

Semi
1. 105 Matt Hancock
2. 147 Kyle Stolzer
3. 23s Brad Smith
4. 16 Joe McCain
5. 15 Matt Brucato
6. C16 Cory Brown
7. 20 Jimmy Miller
8. E7 Ed DeMille
9. 0 Chris Soutiea
10. 69 Derek Bryant
11. 19s Nathan Schmitt
12. B4 Mark Schnurbusch

Feature
1. (1) 50 Kent Nations
2. (4) 55 Jason Keller
3. (3) 11 Jeff Herzog
4. (6) 67 Ronnie Bader
5. (10) 57 Trey Harris
6. (14) 12 Troy Naeger
7. (7) 128 Tyson Gegg
8. (18) 49 Brad Paquet
9. (11) 96 Tim Hollerbach
10. (8) 8 Steve Edgecomb
11. (9) 62 Troy Medley
12. (16) 23 Kevin Mosier
13. (20) 147 Kyle Stolzer
14. (12) 34 Dave Armstrong
15. (21) 23s Brad Smith
16. (15) 192 Mark Spraul
17. (17) 3 Scott Hensler
18. (19) 105 Matt Hancock
19. (22) 16 Joe McCain
20. (23) C16 Cory Brown
21. (2) 99 Chuck Adams
22. (5) 28 Tom Smallwood
23. (13) 19 Jimmy Cummins
DNS. 15 Matt Brucato

UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 23 Entries
Heat 1
1. 86 Jason Crump
2. 2s Philip Stuart
3. 22g Larry Gould
4. 95 Brent Davis
5. 7 Blake Jost
6. 94 Ricky Hundley
7. R6 Dave Racer
8. 54 Gerald Buechting

Heat 2
1. 23 Chris Fisher
2. 49 Justin Mcallister
3. 16 Jacob Buechting
4. 71 Ryan Conner
5. 31 Mark Todd
6. 8 Billy LaPaglia
7. 105 Dean Gostling
8. 65 Josh Range

Heat 3
1. 19 Jessica Buechting
2. 93 Brian Spalding
3. 667 Jackie Buechting
4. 18 Aron Faulkner
5. 66 Mike Brown
6. 1 Billy Cochran
7. 22c Jerry Cover DNS

Feature
1. (2) 23 Chris Fisher
2. (1) 86 Jason Crump
3. (5) 49 Justin McCallister
4. (14) 31 Mark Todd
5. (4) 2s Philip Stuart
6. (6) 93 Brian Spalding
7. (8) 16 Jacob Buechting
8. (22) 65 Josh Range
9. (13) 7 Blake Jost
10. (11) 71 Ryan Conner
11. (10) 95 Brent Davis
12. (9) 667 Jackie Buechting
13. (19) R6 Dave Racer
14. (15) 66 Mike Brown
15. (12) 18 Aron Faulkner
16. (18) 1 Billy Cochran
17. (3) 19 Jessica Buechting
18. (20) 105 Dean Gostling
19. (21) 54 Gerald Buechting
20. (7) 22G Larry Gould
21. (17) 8 Billy Lapaglia
22. (16) 94 Ricky Hundley
DNS. 22C Jerry Cover

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