May 13, 2000 Results

Randy Korte Sweeps All-Star Game at I-55 Raceway

Pevely, Mo. (May 13) -- Randy Korte swept a stellar field of UMP Late Model drivers at I-55 Raceway, knocking off defending track champion Ed Dixon and NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ken Schrader to win his first feature at the track this year.

The feature race had three leaders, but 15 laps into the race there were still seven cars racing three, and occasionally four, wide in the lead pack. Tim Ratajczyk and Steve Shive swapped the lead three times in the first four laps while Dixon, Schrader, Korte, Mark Oller and Brian Wolfmeier scrapped within a second of the lead.

"I was looking for some place to go, but I had four guys around me!" Schrader said after race, which was witnessed by the track's biggest audience of the season.

Shive broke and coasted off the track on lap 10. By lap 15 Korte led Dixon and Schrader and the three began inching away from the field. After a restart on the seventeenth of 25 laps, Korte put two car lengths on Dixon and maintained that distance until he received the checkered flag.

Schrader started 11th in his heat race and moved up to fifth before he ran out of time. He started ninth in the feature and had advanced to fifth by the second lap and fourth by the fourth lap. He took third on the 13th lap, and that was as far as he went.

Korte also won his heat and the late model dash. The other heat was won by Wolfmeier.

Ray Walsh led all 20 laps of the UMP Modified feature, but had points leader Scott Weber all over his back bumper much of the way. Weber jumped the cushion with two laps left and scuffed the wall, knocking his car's right front suspension loose and forcing him to slam on the brakes and slide to a halt in the third turn. Walsh then held off John Seets Sr. and Wolfmeier, who drove two cars Saturday night, to win his first race of 2000.

Walsh, Weber, Mark Gansmann and Jeff LeBaube won the modified heats. Walsh's victory in his dash gave him a sweep for the night.

Two modified semi-features were required because 40 cars were entered in the class. The winners were Jay Hughes and 15-year-old Kyle Steffens.

Paul Belken Jr. led all 15 laps of the sportsman feature. Doug Wood passed Scott Stuppy coming out of the final turn to take second.

Stuppy, Belken and Dennis Wernle won the sportsman heats, and Belken also won his dash. Brothers Sam and Brian Worley finished first and second in the sportsman semi.

In the cruisers, Paul Bauman and Lynn Marshall won the heat and feature.

There were 111 race cars on hand Saturday. The 20-race program was completed, however, in three hours and 17 minutes, ending at 10:17 p.m.

With Korte and Walsh going into the record books Saturday, there now have been 11 different winners in 18 features at I-55 this year.

 

 


 

 

AARA Cruisers

Heat :

1. 26 Paul Baumann/Lynn Marochell

 

Feature :

  1. 26 Paul Baumann/Lynn Marochell
  2. 22 Billy Klein/Phil Grifford
  3. 44 Steve Bradley/Bob Horton
  4. 15 Rob Inman/Todd Bockoff

UMP Modifieds – 40 Cars

Heat 1:

1. 1W Ray Walsh

2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier

3. 14 Leroy Haney

4. 16 Danny Haynes

 

Heat 2:

1. 0 Mark Gansmann

2. 18R Shawn Rayfield

3. 18 Brent Thompson

4. 82 Mark Schaefer

Heat 3:

1. 4J Scott Weber

2. 6 Ray Wagner

3. 67 John Seets, Jr.

4. B1 Tom Seets

Heat 4:

1. 29 Jeff LeBaube

2. 4M Brent Mullins

3. 360 John Seets, Sr.

4. 68 Andy Anderson

Dash:

1. 1W Ray Walsh

2. 4J Scott Weber

3. 18R Shawn Rayfield

4. 6 Ray Wagner

Semi #1:

1. 71 Jay Hughes

2. 1D Dean Hoffman

3. 7 Keith Grider

4. 16 Rusty Griffaw

5. 95 Jerry Grither

6. 37 Loren Knox

7. 462 Mark Blanke

8. 88 Joe Puricelli

9. 19 Vic Catalano

10. 81 Mike Barbeau

11. 29C John Campbell

Semi #2:

1. 11 Kyle Steffens

2. 7Z Matt Zimmerly

3. C4 Chris Soutiea

4. 21H Dave Henry

5. 36 Danny Greene

6. 8 Kyle Murphy

7. 64 Jim Smith

8. 14B Tim Burdel

9. 28K Jason Keith

 

 

Other Cars Present

28 Chris Woods

Feature:

1. 1W Ray Walsh

2. 360 John Seets, Sr.

3. 99 Brian Wolfmeier

4. 14 Leroy Haney

5. 29 Jeff LeBaube

6. 4M Brent Mullins

7. 377 Casey Pearson

8. 1D Dean Hoffman

9. 0 Mark Gansmann

10. 18R Shawn Rayfield

11. 18T Brent Thompson

12. B1 Tom Seets

13. 6 Ray Wagner

14. 71 Jay Hughes

15. 59 Rich Whaley

16. 68 Andy Anderson

17. 82 Mark Schaefer

18. 67 John Seets, Jr.

19. 7Z Matt Zimmerly

20. 4J Scott Weber

21. 45M Eric Mabery

22. 11 Kyle Steffens

23. 16J Danny Haynes

24. 12 Tom Ratajczyk

 

AARA Sportsman - 36 CARS

Heat 1:

1. 00 Scott Stuppy

2. 38D Mark Blanke

3. 48 Mike Harvey

4. 67 Jim Brown

 

Heat 2:

1. 46 Paul Belken

2. 10 Todd McGraw

3. 9 Doug Wood

4. 18 Daryl Dodge

 

Heat 3:

1. 74 Dennis Wernle

2. 15 Jim Troutman

3. 105 Matt Hancock

4. 127E Tory Ernst

Dash:

1. 46 Paul Belken

2. 00 Scott Stuppy

3. 74 Dennis Wernle

4. 15 Jim Troutman

Semi:

1. 28 Sam Worley

2. 166 Brian Worley

3. 76 Brian Roberts

4. 80 Steve Borgetti (DQ – LIGHT)

5. 55 Scott Barker

6. 44 Nick Werner

7. 96 Stan Cernik

8. 79 Travis Tilley

9. 2% Tim Streisel

10. 97 Leonard Norbert

11. 350 Robert Dill

12. 61 Mike Whitter

13. 58 Jeff Barker

14. 42 Nathan Walsh

15. 50 Mike McGowan

16. 111 Zac Parks

 

Other Cars Present

75 Ron Imm, Jr.

37 John Imm

Feature:

1. 46 Paul Belken

2. 9 Doug Wood

3. 00 Scott Stuppy

4. 15 Jim Troutman

5. 38D Mark Blanke

6. 74 Dennis Wernle

7. 127E Tory Ernst

8. 36 Bob Schmidt

9. 67 Jim Brown

10. 23 Mark Schnurbusch

11. 13 Brent Kreke

12. 18 Daryl Dodge

13. 28 Sam Worley

14. 84 Jim Ott

15. 44 Nick Werner

16. 48 Mike Harvey

17. 96 Stan Cernik

18. 55 Scott Barker

19. 166 Brian Worley

20. 76 Brian Roberts

21. 105 Matt Hancock

22. 10 Todd McGraw

23. 81 Billy Ames

24. 87 Gary Haynes

 

UMP Late Models – 24 Cars

Heat 1:

1. 37 Brian Wolfmeier

2. 67 Mark Oller

3. 78 Chad Zobrist

4. 2 Darrel Hoffman

5. 99 Kenny Schrader

6. 50 Ed Dixon

7. 20 Mark Gansmann

8. 11 Jim Shereck

 

Heat 2:

1. 00 Randy Korte

2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

3. 51 Steve Shive

4. 87 Ken Rumble

5. 32 Danny Maguire

6. 95 Jeff Johns

7. 77 Clay Baumann

8. 3D Jim Durbin

Dash:

1. 00 Randy Korte

2. 67 Mark Oller

3. 37 Brian Wolfmeier

4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

5. 51 Steve Shive

6. 78 Chad Zobrist

 

Feature:

1. 00 Randy Korte

2. 50 Ed Dixon

3. 99 Kenny Schrader

4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

5. 67 Mark Oller

6. 37 Brian Wolfmeier

7. 78 Chad Zobrist

8. 2 Darrell Hoffman

9. 95 Jeff Johns

10. 77 Clay Baumann

11. 87 Ken Rumble

12. 32M Danny Maguire

13. 11 Jim Shereck

14. 3 Jim Durbin

15. 7 Rick Bayer

16. 28 Don Klein

17. B1 Bob Brown

18. 6Q Pat Ryan

19. 2J Dave Jumper

20. 10 Rodney Pense

21. 51 Steve Shive

22. 78 John Stanton

23. 44 Dean Motsinger

 

DNS: 20 Mark Gansmann

 

 

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