May 20, 2000 Results

Gansmann Becomes 5th Late Model Winner at I-55

Seets Tunes up For Bristol with Modified Sweep

Pevely, Mo. (May 20) -- Mark Gansmann edged Ed Dixon by inches Saturday to win his first UMP Late Model feature of the season at I-55 Raceway.

Gansmann passed Steve Shive on the eleventh lap of the feature to take the lead. Dixon took the second spot from Shive on the 15th lap and slowly reeled in Gansmann. Dixon was on the leader's back bumper on lap 19 when he jumped the cushion and had to lift the gas pedal. He dropped a few car lengths back, but caught Gansmann again on the 24th lap.

Heading into the final turn, Dixon dove low while Gansmann rode the cushion. The two hit the finish line side by side, and coasted around the track to see whowould be handed the checkered flag. Gansmann was ruled the winner, making him the fifth driver to win a late model feature in the first seven nights of action at I-55 Raceway this season.

Tim Ratajczyk won his late model heat and the dash. Brian Wolfmeier won heats in both the late models and modifieds.

John Seets Sr., who has qualified for the big UMP Modified race at Bristol Motor Speedway on June 3-4, signed autographs before the races Saturday, then went out and swept his heat, dash and feature. He held off points leader Scott Weber to win a feature that pushed the crowd to its feet in the closing laps.

Dean Hoffman also was a modified heat winner, and Matt Simpson won the semi-feature.

Paul Belken Jr., points leader in the sportsman class, won his heat and dash but blew an engine while trying to pass team mate Mark Blanke for the lead on the eighth lap of the feature. Blanke then managed to stay in front of defending champion Scott Stuppy to earn his second victory of 2000. Brian Worley was third.

Doug Wood and Bob Schmidt won the other sportsman heats. Nick Werner Jr. qualified for the main event by winning the semi.

Don Eaton and Dwight Bradley won the feature for two-man cruiser cars. The heat had gone to Paul Bauman and Gary Klein.

Late Models
Heat 1:
1. 37 Brian Wolfmeier
2. 87 Ken Rumble
3. 20 Mark Gansmann
4. 95 Jeff Johns
5. F15 Ed Baumann

Heat 2:
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 51 Steve Shive
3. 51 Mark Faust
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 2J Dave Jumper

Dash:
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 51 Steve Shive
3. 51 Mark Faust
4. 20 Mark Gansmann
5. 87 Ken Rumble
6. 37 Brian Wolfmeier

Feature:
1. 20 Mark Gansmann
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 51 Mark Faust
4. 51 Steve Shive
5. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
6. 87 Ken Rumble
7. F15 Ed Bauman
8. 37 Brian Wolfmeier
9. 67 Mark Oller
10. 2H Darrell Hoffman
11. 95 Jeff Johns
12. 11 Kevin Gundaker
13. 2J Dave Jumper
14. 47 Danny Haynes
15. 32M Danny Maguire
16. 19 Billy Faust
17. 66 Jeff Semmens
18. B1 Bob Brown
19. 28 Don Klein
20. 44 Dean Motsinger
21. 10 Rodney Pense

Modified
Heat 1:
1. 1D Dean Hoffman
2. 18R Shawn Rayfield
3. 0 Mark Gansmann
4. 11 Kyle Steffens
5. 1W Ray Walsh

Heat 2:
1. 360 John Seets
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. 4m Brent Mullins
4. 14 Leroy Haney
5. 377 Casey Pearson

Heat 3:
1. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 29 Jeff LeBaube
4. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
5. 59 Rich Whaley

Dash:
1. 360 John Seets
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 1D Dean Hoffman
4. 18R Shawn Rayfield
5. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
6. 16 Rusty Griffaw

Semi:
1. 444 Matt Simpson
2. 90 Tim Meara
3. 6 Ray Wagner
4. 95 Jerry Grither
5. 67 John Seets, Jr.
6. 36 Danny Greene
7. 7G Keith Grider
8. 81 Mike Barbeau
9. 64 Jim Smith
10. 99W Shane Worrell
11. 68 Andy Anderson
12. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
13. 37 Loren Knox

Other Cars Present
C4 Chris Soutiea
B1 Tom Seets
21H Dave Henry

Feature:
1. 360 John Seets
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 18R Shawn Rayfield
4. 14 Leroy Haney
5. 1D Dean Hoffman
6. 1W Ray Walsh
7. 4M Brent Mullins
8. 16 Rusty Griffaw
9. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
10. 29 Jeff LeBaube
11. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
12. 17 Jim Shereck
13. 377 Casey Pearson
14. 6 Ray Wagner
15. 0 Mark Gansmann
16. 95 Jerry Grither
17. 67 Johns Seets, Jr.
18. 11 Kyle Steffens
19. 28 Chris Woods
20. 444 Matt Simpson
21. 90 Jim Meara
22. 88 Joe Puricelli
23. 36 Danny Greene
24. 59 Rich Whaley

Sportsman
Heat 1:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 28 Sam Worley
3. 105 Matt Hancock
4. 84 Jim Ott
5. 87 Gary Haynes

Heat 2:
1. 9 Doug Wood
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 10 Todd McGraw
4. 81 Billy Ames
5. 74 Dennis Wernle

Heat 3:
1. 36 Bob Schmidt
2. 38D Mark Blanke
3. 15 Jim Troutman
4. 166 Brian Worley
5. 500 Dan Dixon

Dash:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 36 Bob Schmidt
3. 38D Mark Blanke
4. 28 Sam Worley
5. 00 Scott Stuppy
6. 9 Doug Wood

Semi:
1. 44 Nick Werner
2. 6 Brian Noeth
3. 50 Mike McGowan
4. 127E Tory Ernst
5. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
6. 16 Frank Melton
7. 90 Randy Kleinheider
8. 97 Chris Moyer
9. 111 Zac Parks
10. 350 Robert Dill
11. 96 Stan Cernik
12. 37 John Imm
13. 19 Brad Grantham

Other Cars Present
79 Travis Tilley
42 Nathan Walsh
13 Brent Kreke
2% Tim Streisel
18 Daryl Dodge

Feature:
1. 38D Mark Blanke
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 166 Brian Worley
4. 74 Dennis Wernle
5. 10 Todd McGraw
6. 87 Gary Haynes
7. 15 Jim Troutman
8. 500 Dan Dixon
9. 44 Nick Werner
10. 105 Matt Hancock
11. 9 Doug Wood
12. 36 Bob Schmidt
13. 127E Tory Ernst
14. 48 Mike Harvey
15. 6 Brian Noeth
16. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
17. 28 Sam Worley
18. 97 Chris Moyer
19. 90 Randy Kleinheider
20. 84 Jim Ott
21. 50 Mike McGowan
22. 46 Paul Belkin
23. 16 Frank Melton
24. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.

Cruisers
Heat 1:
1. 26 Paul Baumann - Gary Klein
2. 44 Don Eaton - Dwight Bradley
3. 22 Billy Klein - Lyn Marschel

Feature:
1. 44 Don Eaton - Dwight Bradley
2. 15 Rob Inman - Todd Bockhoff
3. 22 Billy Klein - Lyn Marschel

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