Shirley, Horton, Hollerbach & Crump take victories at I-55 Raceway!


Brian Shirley


Ricky Horton


Tim Hollerbach


Jason Crump

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Pevely, MO (August 22nd, 2009) A full field of twenty-six UMP Late Models checked in the gate for competition and Brian Shirley of Chatham, Illinois raced to his second UMP Late Model feature win of 2009 at I-55 Raceway. The event was marred by a couple of big crashes, the first which happended on the opening lap when Shirley, who started on the outside of the front row, got sideways exiting turn two and made contact with Jeff Johns. That triggered a train reaction crash behind them that damaged several cars. Jeff Johns and Bryan Collins both had to go to the pit area for repairs as they both are also in a battle for the track championship. Both were able to return before the race restarted. The crash also severely damaged the car of Joey Mack as his car made heavy contact with the outside wall on the backstretch. On the next restart, another crash in turns one and two would eliminate Tim Ratajczyk, Dave Jumper, Paul Roider and Lou Dreimeier. The race finally got rolling and Shirley took the lead from the outside front row, but Mark Miner, who was making only his second start in the John and Jeanne Schrader owned car, kept constant pressure on Shirley for the top spot. The two had a great battle going until a lap fifteen crash involving Dewayne Keifer and Ed Dixon, who were running fourth and fifth at the time, slowed the field. Dixon's car got airborne during the crash and went over the hood of Keifer's car. Both suffered significant damage and were eliminated from the event. On the restart, Shirley would again assume the lead with Miner hot on his heels. Miner just didn't have enough to mount a challenge in the closing laps and Shirley took the win. Miner would take second with Craig Smith finishing third. Danny Haynes took the fourth spot and Brian Collins recovered for a fifth place finish. Jeff Johns also raced back to a sixth place finish.

Ricky Horton claimed his fourth UMP Modified main event victory of 2009 at I-55 Raceway. Horton, who is in a fierce battle for the track championship with Tim Hancock, got the lead on lap six and pulled away to a comfortable lead. However, Hancock worked through traffic and moved into the second spot and a caution with five laps remaining tightened up the field and would give Hancock would last opportunity to challenge for the win. On that restart, Horton powered away from Hancock and appeared to be on his way to an easy victory. However, Horton would find heavy lapped traffic in the final two laps allowing Hancock to slowly reel him in. On the final lap going down the backstretch, three lapped cars were racing side by side as Horton tried to work past them. Horton would make slight contact with the lapped car of Karl Adams who ended up spinning going into turn three. That setup a one lap shootout with Horton and Hancock and Horton held on to take the win. Hancock would finish second with Mark Miner taking third. Ken Rumble took the fourth spot with Matt Mevert rounding out the top five.

Tim Hollerbach claimed his first UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman division feature win of 2009. Hollerbach took the lead at the drop of the green flag and led and fifteen laps of the main event. While Hollerbach paced the field, a fierce battle raged on for the second spot. Ronnie Bader would claim the second position at the checkered flag just ahead of last week's winner Troy Medley. Jeff Herzog crossed the line in fourth with point leader Troy Naeger rounding out the top five.

Jason Crump took the win in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock division. Crump led the entire distance enroute to his third feature win of 2009. Justin McCallister would take second with Jeff Turner finishing third. Josh Range crossed the line in fourth with Johnny Francis rounding out the top five.

UMP DIRTcar Late Models - 26 Entries
Heat 1
1. 13 Dewayne Keifer
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 11z Bryan Collins
4. 20 Darrin Forrest
5. 27 Jeff Beyers
6. 80d Dylan Sharp
7. 94 Adam Parmeley
8. 28x Jason Keith
9. 7 Rich Lawson

Heat 2
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 95 Jeff Johns
3. 66 Dave Jumper
4. 81 Craig Smith
5. 16h Mike Hammerle
6. 23 Paul Roider
7. 14u Bruce Unterbrink
8. 3d Lou Dreimeier
9. 36 Bob Schmidt

Heat 3
1. 3s Brian Shirley
2. 8 Kyle Steffens
3. 97m Joey Mack
4. 78 Mark Miner
5. 7 Matt Weidner
6. 47 Danny Haynes
7. 33 Tim Manville
8. 1hr Ron McQuerry

Feature
1. 3s Brian Shirley (2)
2. 78 Mark Miner (1)
3. 81 Craig Smith (11)
4. 47 Danny Haynes (18)
5. 11z Bryan Collins (8)
6. 95 Jeff Johns (3)
7. 80d Dylan Sharp (16)
8. 7 Matt Weidner (15)
9. 16h Mike Hammerle (14)
10. 20 Darin Forrest (13)
11. 28x Jason Keith (20)
12. 36 Bob Schmidt (24)
13. 94 Adam Parmeley (19)
14. 7 Rich Lawson (25)
15. 1hr Ron McQuerry (22)
16. 33 Tim Manville (21)
17. 8 Kyle Steffens (4)
18. 27 Jeff Beyers (12)
19. 13 Dewayne Keifer (9)
20. 50 Ed Dixon (6)
21. 112 Tim Ratajczyk (7)
22. 3d Lou Dreimeier (23)
23. 23 Paul Roider (17)
24. 66 Dave Jumper (5)
25. 97m Joey Mack (10)
26. 14u Bruce Unterbrink DNS

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds - 36 Entries
Heat 1
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 7 Mark Miner
3. 10 Ken Rumble
4. 14 Rick Conoyer
5. 377 Casey Pearson
6. 9w Doug Wood
7. 12s Mike Stuckey
8. 12a Michael Abney
9. 35 Mark Stolle

Heat 2
1. 2 Robbie Helms
2. 36 Conrad Miner
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 12 Brian Ricks
5. 24 Paul Bauman
6. B10 Brad White
7. 7z Matt Zimmerly
8. 31p Mitch Parmeley
9. 11a Mike Abney

Heat 3
1. 0 Tim Hancock
2. 22 Matt Mevert
3. 4j Scott Weber
4. 89 Bobby Bittle
5. 51 Timmy Hill
6. 21j Jeff Vernier
7. 14 Leroy Haney
8. 22c Vance Wilson
9. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer

Heat 4
1. 21 Dennis Richards
2. 95 Rick Stevenson
3. 98 JD Rottler
4. 41 Larry Hull
5. 21a Karl Adams
6. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
7. 27b Barry Pender
8. X49 Josh Russell
9. C4 Chris Soutiea

Semi 1
1. 24 Paul Bauman
2. 14 Leroy Haney
3. B10 Brad White
4. 31p Mitch Parmeley
5. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
6. 12s Mike Stuckey
7. 22c Vance Wilson DNS
8. 35 Mark Stolle DNS
9. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer DNS

Semi 2
1. 9w Doug Wood
2. 21a Karl Adams
3. 21j Jeff Vernier
4. 7z Matt Zimmerly
5. 12a Michael Abney
6. C4 Chris Soutiea
7. 27b Barry Pender
8. X49 Josh Russell DNS
9. 11a Mike Abney DNS

Feature
1. 31 Ricky Horton (4)
2. 0 Tim Hancock (9)
3. 7 Mark Miner (3)
4. 10 Ken Rumble (1)
5. 22 Matt Mevert (10)
6. 4j Scott weber (13)
7. 9w Doug Wood (20)
8. 89 Bobby Bittle (12)
9. 14 Rick Conoyer (11)
10. 95 Rick Stevenson (6)
11. 24 Paul Bauman (19)
12. 36 Conrad Miner (5)
13. 14 Leroy Haney (21)
14. 2 Robbie Helms (8)
15. 98 JD Rottler (14)
16. 21a Karl Adams (22)
17. 12 Brian Ricks (17)
18. 377 Casey Pearson (18)
19. 41 Larry Hull (16)
20. B10 Brad White (23)
21. 1w Ray Walsh (7)
22. 21j Jeff Vernier (24)
23. 21 Dennis Richards (2)
24. 51 Timmy Hill (15)

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman - 33 Entries
Heat 1
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 3 Scott Henseler
3. 34 Dave Armstrong
4. 64 Jim Smith
5. 59 Ryan Gegg
6. 5 Mike McMullen
7. 49 Brad Paquet
8. 7t John Tosti
9. 192 Mark Spraul

Heat 2
1. 147 Kyle Stolzer
2. 67 Ronnie Bader
3. 29 Jeff LeBaube
4. 10 Daryn Klein
5. 36 Danny Ems
6. 86 Jake Robbins
7. 13 Josh Ray
8. 21h Eric Hogenmiller

Heat 3
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 55 Jason Keller
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 23m Kevin Mosier
5. 8 Steve Edgecombe
6. 5h Scott Hammack
7. 68 Scott Bourland
8. M16 Joe McCain

Heat 4
1. 96 Tim Hollerbach
2. 105 Matt Hancock
3. 15 Matt Brucato
4. 88 Fred Mathis
5. 128 Jason Crump
6. 23s Brad Smith
7. 69 Derek Bryant
8. 57 Trey Harris

Semi 1
1. 36 Danny Ems
2. 57 Trey Harris
3. 8 Steve Edgecombe
4. 49 Brad Paquet
5. 5 Mike McMullen
6. 192 Mark Spraul
7. 7t John Tosti
8. 86 Jake Robbins
9. 5h Scott Hammack
10. 68 Scott Bourland
11. 69 Derek Bryant DNS
12. 21h Eric Hogenmiller DNS
13. 23s Brad Smith DNS
14. 13 Josh Ray DNS
15. M16 Joe McCain DNS

Feature
1. 96 Tim Hollerbach (2)
2. 67 Ronnie Bader (4)
3. 62 Troy Medley (9)
4. 11 Jeff Herzog (11)
5. 12 Troy Naeger (8)
6. 49 Brad Paquet (22)
7. 55 Jason Keller (6)
8. 23M Kevin Mosier (14)
9. 29 Jeff LeBaube (11)
10. 147 Kyle Stolzer (3)
11. 34 Dave Armstrong (10)
12. 57 Trey Harris (20)
13. 59 Ryan Gegg (15)
14. 8 Steve Edgecombe (21)
15. 36 Danny Ems (19)
16. 105 Matt Hancock (1)
17. 64 Jim Smith (13)
18. 192 Mark Spraul (24)
19. 5 Mike McMullen (23)
20. 10 Daryn Klein (17)
21. B15 Matt Brucato (12)
22. 88 Fred Mathis (18)
23. 128 Jason Crump (16)
24. 3 Scott Henseler (5)

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 23 Entries
Heat 1
1. 49 Justin McCallister
2. 11 Jeff Turner
3. 7j Blake Jost
4. 8 Aron Faulkner
5. 42 Charles David
6. 93 Billy Lapaglia
7. 80 Jennifer Mercer
8. 18 Dylan Dreimeier

Heat 2
1. 86 Jason Crump
2. 16 Jacob Buechting
3. 83 Pat Brewer
4. 54 Gerald Buechting
5. 28 Justin Hall
6. 186 Tom Rorabacher
7. 78 Rick Barker
8. 70 Dan Schmidt

Heat 3
1. 65 Josh Range
2. 31 Johnny Francis
3. 9 Brad Almond
4. 1 Joe Ellison
5. 667 Jackie Buechting
6. 10h AJ Kite
7. 19 Jessica Buechting

Feature
1. 86 Jason Crump (2)
2. 49 Justin McCallister (1)
3. 11 Jeff Turner (4)
4. 65 Josh Range (3)
5. 31 Johnny Francis (6)
6. 16 Jacob Buechting (5)
7. 28J Justin Hall (12)
8. 42 Charles David (13)
9. 1 Joe Ellison (10)
10. 54 Gerald Buechting (11)
11. 186 Tom Rorabacher (15)
12. 80 Jennifer Mercer (17)
13. 93 Billy Lapaglia (14)
14. 83 Pat Brewer (8)
15. 78 Rick Barker (16)
16. 8 Jackie Buechting (19) - Car Change
17. 18 Jessica Buechting (20) - Car Change
18. 70 Dan Schmidt (18)
19. 7j Blake Jost (7)
20. 9 Brad Almond (9)
21. 10h AJ Kite DNS
22. 667 Aron Faulkner DNS
23. 19 Dylan Dreimeier DNS

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