April 22, 2000 Results

Ed Dixon Breaks Through for First Victory of 2000 - Scott Weber and Paul Belken Jr. Also Notch Wins


Pevely, Mo. (April 22) -- It took three tries for defending champion Ed Dixon to win his first UMP Late Model feature at I-55 Raceway in the year 2000.

Dixon passed Jim Durbin on lap seven of the 25-lap feature to take the lead Saturday night. Mark Oller, winner of the season's first two late model features, moved into second on the 16th lap but couldn't pass Dixon this week. John Hobson was third and Durbin ended up fourth.

The action was close and tight throughout the race, with several pileups and many banging incidents. Pat Ryan finished the feature with the plastic nose piece from Clay Bauman's car hanging from his rear bumper.

Dixon also won his heat and dash. Steve Shive won the other late model heat.

The UMP Modified feature belonged to Scott Weber, who led all 20 laps and was never seriously challenged. Dean Hoffman and Ray Walsh were second and third.

Weber also won the modified dash. Walsh, Hoffman and Jeff LeBaube won the heats.

Paul Belken Jr., the 1998 track champion in the sportsman class, won his first feature of the season. Doug Wood was second and Brian Worley, who led the first three laps, was third.

Wood won his heat and the sportsman dash. Jim Troutman, Dennis Wernle and Matt Hancock were the heat winners, and Mark Blanke won the semi feature.

Billy Klein and Phil Grifford won the heat and feature for the two-man cruiser cars.

There were 102 race cars in attendance Saturday, pushing the track over the century mark for the third time in three nights this season. Nonetheless, the program ended at 10:20 p.m.

Late Model
Heat 1:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 5 Brett Sievert
3. 2F David Jumper
4. 77 Clay Baumann

Heat 2:
1. 51 Steve Shive
2. 112 Tim Rataczyk
3. 3D Jim Durbin
4. 87 Ken Rumble

Dash:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 5 Brett Sievert
3. 51 Steve Shive
4. 112 Tim Rataczyk

Feature:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 67 Mark Oller
3. 6 John Hobson
4. 3D Jim Durbin
5. 51 Steve Shive
6. 2J David Jumper
7. 87 Ken Rumble
8. 16A Mark Johnson
9. 78 Chad Zobrist
10. 28 Don Klein
11. 95 Jeff Johns
12. B1 Bob Brown
13. 6Q Pat Ryan
14. 2 Darrell Hoffman
15. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
16. 77 Clay Baumann
17. 10 Rodney Pense
18. 6Z Jim Zdroik
19. 44 Dean Molsinger
20. 5 Brett Sievert
21. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

Other Cars Present:
7 Rick Bayer

Modified
Heat 1:
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 6 Ray Wagner
4. 360 John Seets

Heat 2:
1. 29 Jeff LeBaube
2. 11 Kyle Steffens
3. 16 Rusty Griffaw
4. 99 Brian Wolfmeier

Heat 3:
1. 1D Dean Hoffman
2. 12 Tom Rataczyk
3. 18 Brent Thompson
4. 14 Leroy Haney

Dash:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 1D Dean Hoffman
3. 29 Jeff LeBaube
4. 1W Ray Walsh

Semi:
1. 45M Eric Mabery
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. 68 Andy Anderson
4. C4 Chris Soutiea
5. 29C John Campbell
6. 59 Rich Whaley
7. 64 Jim Smith
8. 19C Vic Catalano
9. 36 Danny Green
10. 8 Kirk Murphy
11. 37 Chad Evans
12. 28K Jason Keith
13. C7 Chuck Rice
14. 70 Ken Peters

Feature:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 1D Dean Hoffman
3. 1W Ray Walsh
4. 29 Jeff LeBaube
5. 377 Casey Pearson
6. 18 Brent Thompson
7. 12 Tom Rataczyk
8. 6 Ray Wagner
9. 4M Brent Mullins
10. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
11. 68 Andy Anderson
12. 11S Kyle Steffens
13. 9S Tom Seets
14. 45M Eric Mabery
15. 21 Dennis Richards
16. 11Y Wayne Young
17. 16 Rusty Griffaw
18. C4 Chris Soutiea
19. 29C John Campbell
20. 67 B.J. Seets
21. 59 Rich Whaley
22. 18R Shawn Rayfield
23. 14 Leroy Haney
24. 360 John Seets, Sr.

Other Cars Present:
27 Matt Zimmerly
88 Joe Puricelli

Sportsman
Heat 1:
1. 9 Doug Wood
2. 46 Paul Belken
3. 36 Bob Schmidt
4. 23 Mark Schnurbusch

Heat 2:
1. 15 Jim Troutman
2. 92 Jim Abshier
3. 00 Scott Stuppy
4. 50 Mike McGowen

Heat 3:
1. 74 Dennis Wernle
2. 166 Brian Worley
3. 87 Gary Haynes
4. 17H Dave Heimos

Heat 4:
1. 105 Matt Hancock
2. 28 Sam Worley
3. 75 Rob Imm, Jr.
4. 500 Danny Dixon

Dash:
1. 9 Doug Wood
2. 15 Jim Troutman
3. 74 Dennis Wernle
4. 46 Paul Belken

Semi:
1. 38D Mark Blanke
2. 13 Brent Kreke
3. 55 Scott Barker
4. 26 Rob Inman
5. 61 Mike Whitter
6. 80 Steve Borgetti
7. 58 Jeff Barker
8. 97 Chris Moyer
9. 111 Zac Parks
10. 18 Daryl Dodge
11. 19 Brad Grantham
12. 127E Tory Ernst

Feature:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 9 Doug Wood
3. 166 Brian Worley
4. 15 Jim Troutman
5. 00 Scott Stuppy
6. 36 Bob Schmidt
7. 87 Gary Haynes
8. 92 Jim Abshier
9. 105 Matt Hancock
10. 10 Todd McGraw
11. 50 Mike McGowen
12. 38 Mark Blanke
13. 74 Dennis Wernle
14. 28 Sam Worley
15. 500 Dan Dixon
16. 2% Tim Streisel
17. 17H Dave Heimos
18. 350 Robert Dill
19. 26 Rob Inman
20. 61 Mike Whitter
21. 37 John Imm
22. 55 Scott Barker
23. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
24. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.

Other Cars Present:
90 Randy Kleinheider
96 Stan Cernik
30 Rick Hachett
79 Travis Tilley

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