Tim Manville, Rusty Griffaw, Troy Naeger & Jacob Rexing take wins at I-55 Raceway!

Tim Manville edges Jason McBride at the finish line to win the UMP Late Model Feature!
Tim Manville edges Jason McBride at the finish line to win the UMP Late Model Feature!

Rusty Griffaw
Rusty Griffaw

Troy Naeger
Troy Naeger

Jacob Rexing
Jacob Rexing

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Pevely, MO (May 7th, 2011) Tim Manville claimed his first UMP DIRTcar Late Model Feature win of 2011 at I-55 Raceway by edging Jason McBride at the finish line after a great battle between the two of them in the closing laps. Fifteen year old Tyler Reddick started on the pole for the main event and led the first two laps before he had to pit under yellow to change a flat tire. That turned the lead over to Dave Jumper who would lead for several laps before Michael Kloos would steal the lead away. Kloos would only lead down the front stretch as he would suffer a left rear flat as well. Under the same caution, Mark Voigt would have to pull in and change a left rear flat as well. Jumper would pace the field on the restart but he would only lead a couple of more laps before Jason McBrider stormed past him for the lead. McBride would open up a comfortable lead before another caution would slow the field. Under that caution, Jumper’s night would come to an early end as well. On the restart McBride would once again pull away to a big lead. McBride enjoyed almost a full straight-away lead briefly. As he worked lapped traffic, Manville began to reel him in. It would take Manville ten laps to reel in McBride, but with just two laps remaining Manville would take the lead from McBride. McBride would fight back and the two would race side-by-side for much of the final two laps. Manville would hold him off for the win. Tyler Reddick stormed back through the field after changing his flat tire on lap two and would finish third behind McBride. Dewayne Kiefer would get fourth with Tim Ratajczyk rounding out the top five.

Rusty Griffaw got his first UMP DIRTcar Modified win of 2011 at I-55 Raceway. Another spectacular UMP DIRTcar Modified feature between no less than ten cars battling it out for the top spot at various points. Brian Shaw paced the field for much of the event with Griffaw, Brent Mullins, Ray Walsh and Scott Weber all hounding him for the led. Griffaw would finally make the pass on Shaw on lap twelve and Shaw would immediately pull off the track as his engine lost oil pressure. A few laps later, Walsh and Weber would get together down the front stretch with Weber getting into the outside wall. Weber’s night would be over and Walsh would have to pit to change a flat tire which ended both driver’s chances of victory. Meanwhile, Paul Bauman, Tim Hancock, Dennis Richards, Doug Wood and Bobby Bittle all joined Griffaw and Mullins in a battle at the front. Griffaw would prove to be too strong and hang on for the win. Bauman made a last corner pass on Mullins to get second. Hancock would finish fourth behind Mullins with Richards rounding out the top five.

Troy Naeger jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman main event and held off the challenges of Jeff Herzog to lead all 15 laps en-route to the win. While those two battled for the top spot, Mark Spraul and Steve Edgecombe had a great battle for the third spot. At the finish the top five would be Naeger, Herzog, Spraul, Edgecome and Trey Harris. The second Sportsman heat race was marred by an incredible three car crash down the front stretch that sent Craig Bessinger flipping end over end numerous times and causing major damage to the cars of Scott Henseler and Dave Armstrong as well. None of the three drivers were injured.

Jacob Rexing led all ten laps of the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock main event to earn the victory. Rexing had to hold off the challenge of Earl Pryor on three different restarts with just one lap to go as different cars kept causing cautions on the final lap. Each time Rexing held off Pryor’s challenge on the low side. This was Rexing’s first ever win at I-55 Raceway. Pryor would finish second with Rodney George taking third. Justin Reado would finish fourth and Joe Merritt rounded out the top five.


UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – 34 Entries
Heat 1
1.1 Brian Shaw
2.m41 Steve Maisel
3.24 Paul Bauman
4.4uw Bobby Regot
5.62x Leo Keifer
6.72x Jason Sinn
7.10x Jim Black
8.21 Bill Nickelson
9. 5w Ralph Wiltrout

Heat 2
1. 41m Brent Mullins
2. 23 Brian McCormick
3. 7 Jeff Asher
4. 31p Mitch Parmeley
5. 21t Tom Rorabacher
6. 2c Chris Cobin DNS
7. 11h John Stanton DNS
8. 12s Mike Stuckey DNS
9. 71j John Wingerter DNS

Heat 3
1. 9w Doug Wood
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. 4j Scott Weber
4. 89 Bobby Bittle
5. 41 Larry Hull
6. 18 Brent Thompson
7. 44 Rich Lentz
8. 77 Cody Conner

Heat 4
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 1 Tim Hancock
3. 21 Dennis Richards
4. 31 Ricky Horton
5. 51 Tim Hill
6. 17v Mike Vanderiet
7. 8 James Reed
8. 94 Adam Parmeley

Semi
1. 41 Larry Hull
2. 17v Mike Vanderiet
3. 10x Jim Black
4. 18 Brent Thompson
5. 8 James Reed
6. 2c Chris Cobin
7. 21 Mike Nicholson
8. 11h John Stanton
9. 77 Cody Conner
10. 94 Adam Parmeley
11. 72x Jason Sinn
12. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
13. 44 Rich Lentz
14. 21t Tom Rorabacher
15. 12s Mike Stuckey DNS
16. 71j John Wingerter DNS

Feature
1. (3) 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. (7) 24 Paul Bauman
3. (5) 41m Brent Mullins
4. (10) 1 Tim Hancock
5. (14) 21 Dennis Richards
6. (6) 9w Doug Wood
7. (13) 89 Bobby Bittle
8. (1) 1w Ray Walsh
9. (21) 10x Jim Black
10. (8) 7 Jeff Asher
11. (25) 21 Bill Nicholson (alternate)
12. (18) 62k Leo Keifer
13. (20) 17v Mike Vanderiet
14. (19) 41 Larry Hull
15. (22) 18t Brent Thompson
16. (4) 1s Brian Shaw
17. (17) 51 Tim Hill
18. (15) 31 Ricky Horton
19. (16) 31p Mitch Parmeley
20. (11) 4j Scott Weber
21. (23) 8 James Reed
22. (9) m41 Steve Maisel
23. (12) 4uw Bobby Regot
24. (24) 2c Chris Cobin
DNS. (2) 23 Brian McCormick

UMP DIRTcar Late Models – 24 Entries
Heat 1
1. 95 Jeff Johns
2. 28b John Beck
3. 77 Jason McBride
4. 23 Paul Roider
5. 7z Matt Zimmerly
6. 26 Randy Estes
7. 95n Jeremy Nash
8. 81 Craig Smith

Heat 2
1. 6k Michael Kloos
2. 2j Dave Jumper
3. 33f Ricky Frankel
4. 33 Tim Manville
5. 13 Dewayne Keifer
6. 78 Mark Miner
7. 27 Jeff Beyers
8. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

Heat 3
1. 30 Mark Voigt
2. 11 Tyler Reddick
3. 1hr Ron McQuerry
4. 82 Billy Laycock
5. 66 Chris Hall
6. 13w Tracy Wampler
7. 68cj Chester Welborn
8. 86 Jason Crump

Feature:
1. (11) 33m Tim Manville
2. (7) 77 Jason McBride
3.  (1) 11 Tyler Reddick
4. (13) 13 Dewayne Kiefer
5. (23) 112 Tim Ratajczyk
6. (16) 78 Mark Miner
7. (5) 30 Mark Voigt
8. (3) 95 Jeff Johns
9. (20) 27 Jeff Beyers
10. (9) 82 Billy Laycock
11. (18) 13w Tracy Wampler
12. (14) 7z Matt Zimmerly
13. (21) 68c Chester Welborn
14. (2) 2j Dave Jumper
15. (24) 86 Jason Crump
16. (12) 23 Paul Roider
17. (17) 26 Randy Estes
18. (19) 95n Jeremy Nash
19. (6) 28b John Beck
20. (10) 33f Rickey Frankel
21. (4) 6k Michael Kloos
22. (8) 1hr Ron McQuerry
23. (15) 66 Chris Hall
DNS. (22) 81 Craig Smith

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks – 20 Entries
Heat 1
1. 6 Justin Reando
2. 57e Earl Pryor
3. 17r Jacob Rexing
4. 28 Sage Thornhill
5. 21p Josh Peppers
6. 50 Gary Otte
7. r6 Dave Racer
8. 01 Billy Lapaglia
9. 18b Shawn Belt
10. 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer

Heat 2
1. 18 Aaron Faulkner
2. 71 Joe Merritt
3. 14g Rodney George
4. 81p Robert Price
5. 99 Chuck Johnson
6. 19 Jessica Buechting
7. 33 David Laws
8. 93 Brian Spalding
9. 15f Kyle Foutch
10. 62 Jerry Farris

Feature
1. (1) 17r Jacob Rexing
2. (5) 57e Earl Pryor
3. (2) 14g Rodney George
4. (3) 6 Justin Reando
5. (6) 71 Joe Merritt
6. (10) 99 Chuck Johnson
7. (8) 81p Robert Price
8. (19) 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
9. (9) 21p Josh Peppers
10. (16) 93 Brian Spalding
11. (11) 50 Gary Otte
12. (20) 62 Jerry Farris
13. (15) 01 Billy Lapaglia
14. (13) r6 Dave Racer
15. (18) 15f Kyle Foutch
16. (12) 19 Jessica Buechting
17. (14) 33 David Laws
18. (7) 28 Sage Thornhill
19. (4) 18 Aaron Faulkner
20. (17) 18b Shawn Belt

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman – 29 Entries
Heat 1
1. 8e Steve Edgecombe
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 23 Kevin Mosier
4. 168 Mike Armstrong
5. 15b Matt Brucato
6. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
7. 16 Jacob Buechting
8. 18d Daryl Dodge
9. 55k Jason Keller
10. 33 Jacob Duke

Heat 2
1. 65 Gary Range
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 444 Marc Roberson
4. 49 Brad Paquet
5. 32 Jerry Flemming
6. 3 Scott Henseler
7. 13 Craig Bessinger
8. 34 Dave Armstrong
9. 3e Robbie Eilers
10. 269 Josh Ramer

Heat 3
1. 192 Mark Spraul
2. 57 Trey Harris
3. 04 Chris Soutiea
4. 77 Patrick Hawkins
5. 68 Scott Bourland
6. 34w Matt Wooldridge
7. 59 Ryan Gegg
8. 327 Chuck Goodman
9. 64 Jim Smith DNS

Feature:
1. (4) 12 Troy Naeger
2. (3) 11 Jeff Herzog
3. (5) 192 Mark Spraul
4. (6) 8 Steve Edgecombe
5. (7) 57 Trey Harris
6. (8) 444 Marc Roberson
7. (20) 18 Daryl Dodge
8. (12) 168 Mike Armstrong
9. (19) 327 Chuck Goodman
10. (23) 3e Robbie Eilers
11. (10) 49 Brad Paquet
12. (22) 55k Jason Keller
13. (17) 21 Eric Hogenmiller
14. (13) 68 Scott Bourland
15. (1) 65 Gary Range
16. (18) 16 Jacob Buechting
17. (21) 33 Jacob Duke
18. (14) 34w Matt Wooldridge
19. (2) 04 Chris Soutiea
20. (9) 77 Patrick Hawkins
21. (11) 23 Kevin Mosier
22. (15) 15b Matt Brucato
23. (16) 32 Jerry Fleming
DNS. 64 Jim Smith
DNS. 269 Josh Ramer
DNS. 3 Scott Henseler
DNS. 34 Dave Armstrong
DNS. 13 Craig Bessinger
DNS. 59 Ryan Gegg

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