Korte, Hancock, Medley and McGinnitey take wins at I-55 Raceway!


Randy Korte


Tim Hancock


Troy Medley


Mike McGinnity

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Pevely, MO (August 15th, 2009) A large field of 114 racecars filled the pit area in the four divisions for the 2nd Annual Jim Woodrum Memorial presented by Michael Woodrum RE/MAX Realty. Randy Korte of Highland, Illinois was in a class of his own in the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model division. The twenty-five lap main event went the entire distance caution-free and Korte finished the event with well over a half-track lead over second place and had all except the second through fifth place finishers at least one lap down. Korte exited turn four to take the checkered flag as the second through fifth place competitors were entering turn one after taking the white flag. However, the battle for second place was outstanding as Dylan Sharp had his best outing ever in his young career. Sharp and Jeff Beyers had an insane battle for the second spot as they swapped the position on many occassions throughout the event. That battle was essentially a four car battle as Tim Ratajczyk and Ed Dixon got into the mix during the latter half of the race and the four had a great race between themselves as they manuevered through lapped traffic. Sharp would get the second spot with Beyers third, Ratajczyk fourth and Dixon fifth.

Tim Hancock of Mt. Olive, Illinois claimed his second straight UMP DIRTcar Modified main event. Hancock fended off the early challenges of pole sitter Ray Walsh and pulled away to a comfortable lead, leaving another great battle for the second spot. Rusty Griffaw, Mark Miner and Ray Walsh had a great battle brewing for second while two serious contenders were making there way to the front after starting deep in the field. Randy Korte and Ricky Horton were dicing through traffic as they raced toward the front. As the laps began to wind down, Korte and Horton were challenging Griffaw, Miner and Walsh for the positions in the top five. With just three laps remaining, Korte tried to go in the middle of Miner and Walsh entering turn one and Korte's right front just got into the left rear of Walsh's machine sending Korte's car spinning into turn one. A caution would reset the field and Korte's night was done with flat right front. On the restart, Hancock once again pulled away while Griffaw and Miner battle for the second and Walsh and Horton battled for the fourth spot. As the took the checkered flag, it was Hancock, Griffaw, Miner, Walsh and Horton making up the top five positions. Ken Rumble had a stellar run through the field as well, taking the sixth spot after starting ninteenth.

Troy Medley made a return to I-55 Raceway in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman division and topped a field of forty-one cars as he claimed the main event. Medley, who has numerous feature wins over the years at I-55 Raceway in the Sportsman division, had only made a couple of appearances in the 2009 racing season. But Medley was on top of his game as he used the high side to over take early leader Jason Keller and proceeded to power his way to a convincing victory. Keller had another strong run and took the second spot. Dave Armstrong had another great run as he came home in the third position. Ronnie Bader took the fourth spot with Brad Paquet completing the top five. The feature event went all fifteen laps caution free and only two of the twenty four cars failed to finish.

Mike McGinnitey took over the ride normally piloted by Chris Fisher in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock division and posted a victory in his first ever attempt in the Pro 4 Stock division. McGinnity, who started seventh, quickly worked his way to the front and stormed away to the win. Trey Harris took the second spot with Jason Crump roaring through the field to finish third after start dead last. Jacob Buechting took the fourth spot with his sister Jessica Buechting finishing fifth. Their mom and dad, Jackie and Gerald Buechting finished sixth and seventh.

UMP DIRTcar Late Models - 21 Entries
Heat 1
1. 27 Jeff Beyers
2. 00 Randy Korte
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 20 Darren Forrest
5. 7 Rich Lawson
6. 87 Ken Rumble
7. 8 Kyle Steffens

Heat 2
1. 80d Dylan Sharp
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
4. 28x Jason Keith
5. 82 Billy Laycock
6. 47 Danny Haynes
7. 14u Bruce Unterbrink

Heat 3
1. 11z Bryan Collins
2. 1hr Ron McQuerry
3. 13 Dewayne Keifer
4. 7 Matt Weidner
5. 78 Mark Miner
6. 23 Paul Roider
7. 66 Dave Jumper

Dash
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 11z Bryan Collins
3. 80d Dylan Sharp
4. 27 Jeff Beyers
5. 1hr Ron McQuerry
6. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
7. 50 Ed Dixon
8. 13 Dewayne Keifer
9. 95 Jeff Johns

Feature
1. 00 Randy Korte (1)
2. 80d Dylan Sharp (3)
3. 27 Jeff Beyers (4)
4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk (6)
5. 50 Ed Dixon (7)
6. 13 Dewayne Keifer (8)
7. 1HR Ron McQuerry (5)
8. 82 Billy Laycock (14)
9. 7 Matt Weidner (10)
10. 95 Jeff Johns (9)
11. 8 Kyle Steffens (19)
12. 78 Mark Miner (15)
13. 47 Danny Haynes (17)
14. 7L Rich Lawson (13)
15. 66 Dave Jumper (20)
16. 20 Darren Forrest (11)
17. 14U Bruce Unterbrink (18)
18. 23 Paul Roider (16)
19. 28X Jason Keith (12)
20. 11Z Bryan Collins (2)
DNS. 87 Ken Rumble

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds - 30 Entries
Heat 1
1. 9w Doug Wood
2. 7 Mark Miner
3. 16 Rusty Griffaw
4. 00 Randy Korte
5. 45m Eric Mabery
6. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
7. 7z Matt Zimmerly
8. X49 Josh Russell
9. 61 Eric Franklin
10. 12s Mike Stuckey

Heat 2
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. 0 Tim Hancock
4. 36 Conrad Miner
5. 2 Robbie Helms
6. 95 Rick Stevenson
7. 21j Jeff Vernier
8. 10 Ken Rumble
9. C4 Chris Soutiea
10. 11b Brett Bennett

Heat 3
1. M41 Steve Maisel
2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
3. 51 Timmy Hill
4. 98 JD Rottler
5. 31 Ricky Horton
6. 88 Joe Puricelli
7. 7j Kevin Epperson
8. 69 Mark Hunter
9. 21a Karl Adams
10. 5w Ralph Wiltrout

Dash
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 0 Tim Hancock
3. 16 Rusty Griffaw
4. 9w Doug Wood
5. 7 Mark Miner
6. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
7. 2 Robbie Helms
8. 24 Paul Bauman
9. M41 Steve Maisel

Semi
1. 10 Ken Rumble
2. 7z Matt Zimmerly
3. X49 Josh Russell
4. 7j Kevin Epperson
5. 12s Mike Stuckey
6. 21j Jeff Vernier
7. C4 Chris Soutiea
8. 69 Mark Hunter
9. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
10. 61 Eric Franklin
11. 11b Brett Bennett
12. 21a Karl Adams

Feature
1. 0 Tim Hancock (2)
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw (3)
3. 7 Mark Miner (5)
4. 1w Ray Walsh (1)
5. 31 Ricky Horton (13)
6. 10 Ken Rumble (19)
7. 45m Eric Mabery (12)
8. 9w Doug Wood (4)
9. 21j Jeff Vernier (22)
10. 24 Paul Bauman (8)
11. 7z Matt Zimmerly (18)
12. X49 Josh Russell (21)
13. 7j Kevin Epperson (20)
14. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer (17)
15. M41 Steve Maisel (9)
16. 98 JD Rottler (15)
17. 51 Timmy Hill (10)
18. 95 Rick Stevenson (16)
19. 00 Randy Korte (11)
20. 36 Conrad Miner (14)
21. 12 Tom Ratajczyk (6)
22. 12s Mike Stuckey (23)
23. 2 Robbie Helms (7)
24. 88 Joe Puricelli DNS

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman - 41 Entries
Heat 1
1. 55 Jason Keller
2. 64 Jim Smith
3. 67 Ronnie Bader
4. 49 Brad Paquet
5. 65 Gary Range
6. 59 Ryan Gegg
7. 19 Jimmy Cummins
8. M16 Joe McCain
9. 8 Eddie Lowry
10. 71c Lee Clardy
11. 88 Fred Mathias DNS

Heat 2
1. 34 Dave Armstrong
2. 10 Daryn Klein
3. 5 Mike McMullin
4. 105 Matt Hancock
5. 3 Scott Henseler
6. 192 Mark Spraul
7. 444 Marc Roberson
8. 7t John Tosti
9. 18 Buddy Lowry
10. 5 Grant Evans

Heat 3
1. 23m Kevin Mosier
2. 62 Troy Medley
3. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
4. 69 Derek Bryant
5. 86 Jake Robbins
6. 15 Matt Brucato
7. 68 Scott Bourland
8. 5h Scott Hammack
9. 20 Robin Fee
10. 23 Brad Smith

Heat 4
1. 8 Steve Edgecombe
2. 36 Danny Ems
3. 12 Troy Naeger
4. 11 Jeff Herzog
5. 57 Trey Harris
6. 29 Nick Todtenhaupt
7. 92 Jim Abshire
8. 128 Tyson Gegg
9. 13 Josh Ray
10. 71j John Wingeter

Dash
1. 62 Troy Medley
2. 55 Jason Keller
3. 67 Ronnie Bader
4. 23 Kevin Mosier
5. 10 Daryn Klein
6. 34 Dave Armstrong
7. 8 Steve Edgecombe
8. 21h Eric Hogenmiller
9. 36 Danny Ems

Semi 1
1. 444 Marc Roberson
2. 192 Mark Spraul
3. 59 Ryan Gegg
4. 128 Tyson Gegg
5. 7t John Tosti
6. 86 Jake Robbins
7. 23s Brad Smith
8. 20 Robin Fee
9. 68 Scott Bourland DNS
10. 8 Eddie Lowry DNS
11. 71c Lee Clardy DNS
12. 88 Fred Mathias DNS

Semi 2
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. 18 Buddy Lowry
3. 29 Nick Todtenhaupt
4. 92 Jim Abshire
5. 5h Scott Hammack
6. 13 Josh Ray
7. 15 Matt Brucato
8. 5 Grant Evans
9. 71j John Wingeter DNS
10. M16 Joe McCain DNS
11. 19 Jimmy Cummins DNS

Feature
1. 62 Troy Medley (1)
2. 55 Jason Keller (2)
3. 34 Dave Armstrong (6)
4. 67 Ronnie Bader (3)
5. 49 Brad Paquet (15)
6. 36 Danny Ems (9)
7. 12 Troy Naeger (13)
8. 10 Daryn Klein (5)
9. 11 Jeff Herzog (11)
10. 64 Jim Smith (10)
11. 57 Trey Harris (20)
12. 23 Kevin Mosier (4)
13. 8 Steve Edgecombe (7)
14. 3 Scott Henseler (18)
15. 69 Derek Bryant (16)
16. 18 Buddy Lowry (22)
17. 444 Marc Roberson (19)
18. 192 Mark Spraul (21)
19. 29 Nick Todtenhaupt (24)
20. 59 Ryan Gegg (23)
21. 65 Gary Range (17)
22. 5 Mike McMullen (12)
23. 105 Matt Hancock (14)
24. 21 Eric Hogenmiller (8)

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 22 Entries
Heat 1
1. 50 Trey Harris
2. 49 Justin McCallister
3. 23 Mike McGinnitey
4. 667 Jackie Buechting
5. 61 David Dunn
6. 1 Joe Chick
7. 42 Charles David
8. 78 Rick Barker

Heat 2
1. 7 Blake Jost
2. 31 Johnny Francis
3. 93 Billy Lapaglia
4. 186 Tom Rorabacher
5. 8 Aron Faulkner
6. 83 Pat Brewer DNS
7. 65 Josh Range DNS

Heat 3
1. 16 Jacob Buechting
2. 19 Jessica Buechting
3. 74 Brandon Hedgecoth
4. 54 Gerald Buechting
5. 51 Ben Cochran
6. 85 Jason Crump
7. 36 Trey Lawrence

Feature
1. 23 Mike McGinnitey (7)
2. 50 Trey Harris (1)
3. 186 Jason Crump (19)
4. 16 Jacob Buechting (3)
5. 19 Jessica Buechting (6)
6. 667 Jackie Buechting (10)
7. 54 Gerald Buechting (12)
8. 93 Billy Lapaglia (8)
9. 42 Charles David (18)
10. 61 David Dunn (11)
11. 1 Joe Chick (16)
12. 78 Rick Barker (15)
13. 65 Josh Range (17)
14. 7j Blake Jost (2)
15. 8 Aron Faulkner (14)
16. 49 Justin McCallister (4)
17. 31 Johnny Francis (5)
18. 74 Brandon Hedgecoth (9)
19. 51 Ben Cochran (13)
20. 36 Trey Lawrence DNS
21. 83 Pat Brewer DNS
22. 86 Tom Rorabacher DNS

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