July 8, 2000 Results

Durbin, Seets & Wood Earn I-55 Mid-Season Championships


PEVELY, MO. (July 8) -- Jim Durbin turned Saturday's late model feature at I-55 Raceway into a great race for second place by streaking from the field to win his first race of 2000 on Mid-Season Championship Night.

Durbin took the lead from Jeff Johns on lap five of the 25-lap main event and began pulling away from the rest of the pack. The second and third positions, however, changed hands almost every lap. At the checkered flag it was Tim Ratajczyk, Ed Dixon, Johns and Jason Frankel rounding out the top five.

Frankel won his heat and the late model dash. Johns and Durbin also won heats.

John Seets Sr. led flag-to-flag in a 20-lap modified feature that ran caution-free. Ray Walsh and Brian Wolfmeier finished second and third. Seets' right-rear tire went flat just as the race ended.

The modified heats were won by Seets, Shawn Rayfield, Casey Pearson and Scott Weber, who also won the dash and finished fourth in the feature. Brent Mullins and Patrick Lawson won the semi-features.

It appeared that Paul Belken Jr. would be the only points leader to win the mid-season title for his class, but his engine erupted in smoke on the last lap of the sportsman feature. Doug Wood ended up the winner. Brian Worley and Mark Blanke finished second and third.

Dave Blanc, Scott Haynes, John Hoffman won the sportsman heat races, and Wood was the dash winner. Bob Schmidt won the semi-feature.

Troy Conway and Chase Patterson claimed the cruiser heat and feature.

UMP LATE MODELS

HEAT 1:

  1. 95 Jeff Johns
  2. 6 John Hobson
  3. 37 Brian Wolfmeier
  4. B1 Bob Brown

HEAT 2:

  1. 33 Jason Frankel
  2. 7 Rick Bayer
  3. 28 Don Klein
  4. 11 Steve Karnes

HEAT 3:

  1. 3D Jim Durbin
  2. 50 Ed Dixon
  3. 2J Dave Jumper
  4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

DASH:

  1. 33 Jason Frankel
  2. 95 Jeff Johns
  3. 50 Ed Dixon
  4. 3D Jim Durbin

FEATURE:

  1. 3D Jim Durbin
  2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
  3. 50 Ed Dixon
  4. 95 Jeff Johns
  5. 33 Jason Frankel
  6. 7 Rick Bayer
  7. 2J Dave Jumper
  8. 67 Mark Oller
  9. 28 Don Klein
  10. 00 Randy Korte
  11. 2 Darrell Hoffman
  12. 11 Steve Karnes
  13. 1S Steve Shephard
  14. B1 Bob Brown
  15. 51K Bob Klausner
  16. 51 Steve Shive
  17. 10 Rodney Pense
  18. 44 Dean Motsinger
  19. 37 Brian Wolfmeier
  20. 6 John Hobson

Other Cars Present:

87 Ken Rumble

UMP MODIFIEDS
HEAT 1:

  1. 360 John Seets, Sr.
  2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  3. 1D Dean Hoffman
  4. 68 Andy Anderson

HEAT 2:

  1. 18R Shawn Rayfield
  2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
  3. 67 John Seets, Jr.
  4. 6 Ray Wagner

HEAT 3:

  1. 377 Casey Pearson
  2. 45M Eric Mabery
  3. 16G Danny Haynes
  4. 14 Leroy Haney

HEAT 4:

  1. 4J Scott Weber
  2. 1W Ray Walsh
  3. 71 Jay Hughes
  4. 17 Jim Shereck

DASH:

  1. 4J Scott Weber
  2. 360 John Seets, Sr.
  3. 18R Shawn Rayfield
  4. 377 Casey Pearson

SEMI #1:

  1. 4M Brent Mullins
  2. 444 Matt Simpson
  3. 19C Vic Catalano
  4. 28K Jason Keith
  5. 29C John Campbell
  6. 36 Danny Green
  7. 37 Chad Evans
  8. 70 Ken Peters
  9. 314 Jeff Masson

SEMI #2:

  1. 28L Patrick Lawson
  2. 8 Kirk Murphy
  3. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
  4. 21H Dave Henry
  5. 45 Eric Franklin
  6. 21 Dennis Richards

FEATURE:

  1. 360 John Seets
  2. 1W Ray Walsh
  3. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
  4. 4J Scott Weber
  5. 6 Ray Wagner
  6. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  7. 45M Eric Mabery
  8. 377 Casey Pearson
  9. 1D Dean Hoffman
  10. 17 Jim Shereck
  11. 67 John Seets, Jr.
  12. 14 Leroy Haney
  13. 68 Andy Anderson
  14. 16 Rusty Griffaw
  15. 16J Danny Haynes
  16. 4M Brent Mullins
  17. 71 Jay Hughes
  18. 444 Matt Simpson
  19. 18R Shawn Rayfield
  20. 28W Chris Woods
  21. 81 Mike Barbeau
  22. 8 Kirk Murphy
  23. 28L Patrick Lawson
  24. T93 Clark Roach

Other Cars Present

5W Ralph Wiltrout

59 Rich Whaley

C4 Chris Soutiea

AARA SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1:

  1. 91 Dave Blanc
  2. 9 Doug Wood
  3. 87 Gary Haynes
  4. 61W Mike Whitter

HEAT 2:

  1. 118 Scott Haynes
  2. 6 Kenny Kennedy
  3. D5 Dave Jenkins
  4. 92 Jim Abshier

HEAT 3:

  1. 51 John Hoffman
  2. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
  3. 10 Todd McGraw
  4. 80 Steve Borgetti

DASH:

  1. 9 Doug Wood
  2. 46 Paul Belken
  3. 38D Mark Blanke
  4. 166 Brian Worley

SEMI:

  1. 36 Bob Schmidt
  2. 92 Jim Abshier
  3. 8 Ed Lowry
  4. 91 Dave Blanc
  5. D5 Dave Jenkins
  6. 118 Scott Haynes
  7. 97 Gary McKinnon
  8. 61W Mike Whitter
  9. 37 John Imm
  10. 51 John Hoffman
  11. 19 Brad Grantham
  12. 6 Kenny Kennedy
  13. 21 Ryan Gegg

FEATURE:

  1. 9 Doug Wood
  2. 166 Brian Worley
  3. 38D Mark Blanke
  4. 10 Todd McGraw
  5. 60 Scott Stuppy
  6. 36 Bob Schmidt
  7. 87 Gary Haynes
  8. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
  9. 80 Steve Borgetti
  10. 44 Nick Werner
  11. 8 Ed Lowry
  12. 92 Jim Abshier
  13. 74 Dennis Wernle
  14. 118 Scott Haynes
  15. 91 Dave Blanc
  16. 28 Sam Worley
  17. 46 Paul Belken
  18. D5 Dave Jenkins
  19. 18 Daryl Dodge
  20. 15 Jim Troutman
  21. 105 Matt Hancock
  22. 500 Dan Dixon
  23. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
  24. 127E Tory Ernst

Other Cars Present

48 Mike Harvey

26 Bob Smith

3 Asa Hovis

Cruisers:
Heat:
1. 77 Troy Conway/Chase Patterson
2. 65 Matt O'Hauber/Oscar Buchanan
3. 44 Don Eaton/Dwight Bradley

Feature:
1. 77 Troy Conway/Chase Patterson
2. 44 Don Eaton/Dwight Bradley
3. 65 Matt O'Hauber/Oscar Buchanan
4. 9 Travis Buffer/Brian Eastman
5. 26 Paul Bauman/Wayne Moll
6. 54 Rob Inman/Tony Sego
7. 07 Eric Strate/Tod Carlock
8. 00 Kevin Martin/Amy Martin

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