Will Vaught claims MARS/UMP Challenge event; Schrader, Mosier & Fisher also take wins!


Will Vaught


Ken Schrader


Kevin Mosier


Chris Fisher

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Pevely, MO (August 29, 2009) Will Vaught from Crane, Missouri claimed the $5,000 winner's share of the MARS/UMP Challenge event at I-55 Raceway. Vaught topped the thirty-two car field of Super Late Models as he led all forty laps of the main event. Vaught started on the pole and battled early with Bryan Collins for the lead. Collins pressured Vaught for the first fifteen laps as he could pulled along side him through the corners on the low side, but couldn't successfully make the pass. Vaught would then open up a small lead over Collins, meanwhile Randy Korte had begun his charge through the field after starting tenth. Dennis Erb and Bill Frye were also on the move toward the front. Collins, Erb and Frye were locked into a battle for the second spot and Korte soon joined them to make it a four car battle. However, Korte would soon dispose of all three and take over the second spot and begin his attempt to hunt down Vaught. However, Vaught worked a smooth line around the bottom and never allowed Korte to get any closer than half straight-away to him. Vaught took the checkered flag as the event went all forty laps without a caution. Korte would cross the line second with Dennis Erb taking the third spot. Bill Frye would claim the fourth spot with Collins rounding out the top five.
In the UMP DIRTcar Modified main event, Rusty Griffaw led the first eighteen laps of the twenty-five lap main event before being overtaken by former NASCAR driver Kenny Schrader. Griffaw used the very bottom of the track to pace the field while Paul Bauman used the middle of the track to challenge him early on. On lap twelve, Matt Mevert moved in on Griffaw and got under Griffaw going into turn one. However, Mevert couldn't hold the line on the bottom and Griffaw powered used a cross over move to power back past Mevert exiting turn two. Mevert then moved up to the middle of the track and raced door to door with Griffaw for several laps before they encountered lapped traffic. As the two got hung up in lapped traffic, Schrader used the high side that was clear of lapped cars to make his move into the lead. Mevert would get past Griffaw in the lapped traffic as well and proceeded to battle with Schrader for the lead in the closing laps. Mevert could get his front wheel to Schrader's rear quarter panel but could get no closer and Schrader took the victory. Mevert would finish a close second with Griffaw third. Tim Hancock would take the fourth spot with Mark Miner rounding out the top five.

Kevin Mosier claimed his first ever UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman feature win at I-55 Raceway. Mosier, who started in the fifth spot, used the low side to move past early leader Jeff Herzog. With the field all bunched together, the top ten or twelve cars ran together in a pack for most of the event providing a great race. Mosier would hold off the challenges to pick up the win. Herzog would finish a very close second with Danny Ems along side him taking the third spot. Trey Harris took the fourth spot with Troy Medley completing the top five.

MARS/UMP DIRTcar Late Models - 32 Entries
Heat 1
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 00 Randy Korte
3. 28 Dennis Erb
4. 33 Tim Manville
5. 99 Eric Turner
6. 78 Mark Miner
7. 20 Darrin Forrest
8. 23 Paul Roider

Heat 2
1. 11z Bryan Collins
2. 1hr Ron McQuerry
3. B12 Kevin Weaver
4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
5. 20 Darrell Mooneyham
6. 25 Patrick Johnson
7. 80d Dylan Sharp
8. 25 Jason Feger

Heat 3
1. 1v Will Vaught
2. 56 Tony Jackson
3. 66 Bill Frye
4. 75 Terry Phillips
5. 33 Ricky Frankel
6. 18 Rylan Long
7. 95 Jeff Johns
8. 13 Dewayne Keifer

Heat 4
1. 3s Brian Shirley
2. 42 Brandon McCormick
3. 74 Jeremy Payne
4. 6 Michael Kloos
5. 99 Frank Heckenast
6. 28 Leroy Johnson
7. 3d Lou Dreimeier
8. 7 Rich Lawson

Semi 1 Top 2 advance
1. 99 Frank Heckenast
2. 95 Jeff Johns
3. 78 Mark Miner
4. 25 Jason Feger
5. 18 Rylan Long
6. 80d Dylan Sharp
7. 20 Darrell Mooneyham
8. 7 Rich Lawson

Semi 2 Top 2 advance
1. 99 Eric Turner
2. 33 Ricky Frankel
3. 28 Leroy Johnson
4. 20 Darrin Forrest
5. 25 Patrick Johnson
6. 23 Paul Roider
7. 3d Lou Dreimeier
8. 13 Dewayne Keifer DNS

Feature
1. 1v Will Vaught (1)
2. 00 Randy Korte (10)
3. 28 Dennis Erb (9)
4. 66 Bill Frye (6)
5. 11z Bryan Collins (3)
6. 3S Brian Shirley (4)
7. B12 Kevin Weaver (8)
8. 74 Jeremy Payne (12)
9. 50 Ed Dixon (2)
10. 33M Tim Manville (13)
11. 75 Terry Phillips (15)
12. 99T Eric Turner (18)
13. 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. (17)
14. 25F Jason Feger (24)
15. 1HR Ron McQuerry (5)
16. 42 Brandon McCormick (7)
17. 56 Tony Jackson, Jr. (11)
18. 6K Michael Kloos (14)
19. 95 Jeff Johns (19)
20. 33F Rickey Frankel (20)
21. 112 Tim Ratajczyk (16)
22. 18 Rylan Long (22)
23. 20 Darrell Mooneyham (21)
24. 80D Dylan Sharp (23)

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds - 35 Entries
Heat 1
1. 9w Doug Wood
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. 21 Dennis Richards
4. 22 Matt Mevert
5. 7z Matt Zimmerly
6. 36 Conrad Miner
7. 10 Ken Rumble
8. 8 John Leahy
9. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer

Heat 2
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. 9 Ken Schrader
3. 0 Tim Hancock
4. M41 Steve Maisel
5. 14 Leroy Haney
6. 95 Rick Stevenson
7. 87 Tony Patterson
8. 31 Mitch Parmeley
9. 3c Cody Conner

Heat 3
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 88 Joe Puricelli
3. 41m Brent Mullins
4. X49 Josh Russell
5. 2 Robbie Helms
6. 1w Ray Walsh
7. 21j Jeff Vernier
8. C4 Chris Soutiea
9. 10x Rob Pendergrass

Heat 4
1. 7 Mark Miner
2. 45m Eric Mabery
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 78 Alan Conner
5. 12s Mike Stuckey
6. 27 Joe Pendergrass
7. 117 Mark Enk
8. 5w Ralph Wiltrout

Semi
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 2 Robbie Helms
3. 36 Conrad Miner
4. 10 Ken Rumble
5. 95 Rick Stevenson
6. 8 John Leahy
7. 31p Mitch Parmeley
8. 12s Mike Stuckey
9. 27 Joe Pendergrass
10. 117 Mark Enk
11. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
12. 87 Tony Patterson
13. 3c Cody Conner
14. 21j Jeff Vernier DNS
15. C4 Chris Soutiea DNS
16. 5w Ralph Wiltrout DNS
17. 10x Rob Pendergrass

Feature
1. 9 Ken Schrader (8)
2. 22 Matt Mevert (11)
3. 16 Rusty Griffaw (1)
4. 0 Tim Hancock (5)
5. 7 Mark Miner (6)
6. 24 Paul Bauman (2)
7. 45M Eric Mabery (9)
8. 89 Bobby Bittle (7)
9. 41M Brent Mullins (10)
10. 31 Ricky Horton (14)
11. 7Z Matt Zimmerly (15)
12. 8 John Leahy (24)
13. 1W Ray Walsh (19)
14. 88 Joe Puricelli (3)
15. 36 Conrad Miner (21)
16. M41 Steve Maisel (17)
17. 10 Ken Rumble (22)
18. 21R Dennis Richards (12)
19. 95 Rick Stevenson (23)
20. 2 Robby Helms (20)
21. 14 Leroy Haney (18)
22. 78C Alan Conner (13)
23. X49 Josh Russell (16)
24. 9W Doug Wood (4)

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman - 33 Entries
Heat 1
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. 62 Troy Medley
3. 55 Jason Keller
4. 444 Marc Roberson
5. 29 Nick Todtenhaupt
6. 99 Chuck Adams
7. 96 Tim Hollerbach
8. 68 Scott Bourland
9. 71j John Wingerter

Heat 2
1. 49 Brad Paquet
2. 64 Jim Smith
3. 23 Kevin Mosier
4. 29 Jeff LaBaube
5. 59 Ryan Gegg
6. 21h Eric Hogenmiller
7. 7t Josh Tosti
8. M16 Joe McCain
9. 82 Pat Chalmers

Heat 3
1. 36 Danny Ems
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 3 Scott Hensler
4. 105 Matt Hancock
5. 192 Mark Spraul
6. 49 Scott Hammack
7. 54 David Dunn
8. 711 Jeff Robbins

Heat 4
1. 69 Derek Bryant
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 67 Ronnie Bader
4. 5 Mike McMullen
5. 34 Dave Armstrong
6. 10 Daryn Klein
7. 86 Jake Robbins
8. 15 Matt Brucato

Semi 1
1. 59 Ryan Gegg
2. 34 Dave Armstrong
3. 10 Daryn Klein
4. 15 Matt Brucato
5. 711 Jeff Robbins
6. 86 Jake Robbins
7. 96 Tim Hollerbach
8. 21h Eric Hogenmiller
9. 5h Scott Hammack
10. 7t Josh Tosti
11. 99 Chuck Adams
12. 68 Scott Bourland
13. 71j John Wingerter
14. 16 Joe McCain DNS
15. 54 David Dunn DNS
16. 82 Pat Chalmers DNS

Feature
1. 23 Kevin Mosier
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 36 Danny Ems
4. 57 Trey Harris
5. 62 Troy Medley
6. 67 Ronnie Bader
7. 49 Brad Paquet
8. 29 Jeff LeBaube
9. 12 Troy Naeger
10. 55K Jason Keller
11. 3 Scott Henseler
12. 64 Jim Smith
13. 69 Derek Bryant
14. 34 Dave Armstrong
15. 444 Marc Roberson
16. 86 Jake Robbins
17. 5 Mike McMullin
18. 105 Matt Hancock
19. 59 Ryan Gegg
20. 15B Matt Brucato
21. 10 Daryn Klein
22. 29T Nick Todtenhaupt
23. 711 Jeff Robbins
24. 192 Mark Spraul

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 21 Entries
Heat 1
1. 49 Justin McCallister
2. 86 Jason Crump
3. 16 Jacob Buechting
4. 95 Brent Davis
5. 54 Gerald Buechting
6. 7j Blake Jost
7. 94 Ricky Hundley
8. 50 Gary Otto

Heat 2
1. 23 Chris Fisher
2. 9 Brad Almond
3. 6 Tom Rorabacher
4. 8 Aron Faulkner
5. 22 Joe Laws
6. 66 Jackie Buechting
7. 18 Dylan Driemeier

Heat 3
1. 65 Josh Range
2. 31 Johnny Francis
3. 11 Jeff Turner
4. 19 Jessica Buechting
5. 1 Joe Ellison
6. 42 Charles David
7. 57 Rob Umfleet

Feature
1. 23 Chris Fisher
2. 49 Justin McCallister
3. 86 Jason Crump
4. 31 Johnny Francis
5. 11 Jeff Turner
6. 16 Jacob Buechting
7. 7j Blake Jost
8. 8 Aron Faulkner
9. 9 Brad Almond
10. 6 Tom Rorabacher
11. 1 Joe Ellison
12. 54 Gerald Buechting
13. 42 Charles David
14. 94 Ricky Hundley
15. 19 Jessica Buechting
16. 66 Jackie Buechting
17. 18 Dylan Driemeier
18. 50 Gary Otto
19. 95 Brent Davis
20. 57 Rob Umfleet
21. 22 Joe Laws
22. 65 Josh Range DNS

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