July 15, 2000 Results

Schrader Visits His Track, Sweeps Up



PEVELY, MO. (July 15) -- Ken Schrader visited his race track in Missouri and swept the field in the UMP Late Models, winning his heat, the dash and the feature.

Schrader started second in his heat race and survived a side-by-side dual with Tim Ratajczyk to take the checkered flag. Schrader also started second in the dash, and won after racing side-by-side with Ed Dixon, who broke on the last lap.

Schrader started on the pole in the feature and again raced beside Ratajczyk most of the way. Schrader managed to build a small lead over the last eight laps of the main event. Ratajczyk finished second, edging Jeff Johns by inches at the finish line. The victory paid Schrader $1,200.

Dixon and Dave Jumper also won heat races. Dixon, the track's late model points leader, spun and broke his car on lap 16 of the feature while going three-wide for second place.

Johnny Benson, Schrader's fellow Winston Cup driver and talk-show host, also raced a late model, driving in only his second dirt race in 16 years. Benson started and finished seventh in the heat that Schrader won. In the feature, Benson started 20th and finished 13th.

Jim Shereck was the feature winner in a highly competitive night of UMP Modified racing. The class attracted 40 entries and seven different drivers won in the eight modified races.

Rusty Griffaw was the only repeat winner in the modifieds, finishing first in his heat and the dash. Matt Simpson, Brent Mullins and Casey Pearson also won heats, and the semi-features were won by the top two drivers in track points, Scott Weber and Dean Hoffman.

Mullins and John Seets Sr. were second and third in the feature. Weber bumped the wall and broke a tie-rod, forcing him out of the feature.

Doug Wood, leading the sportsman class points for the first time in his career, held off Paul Belken Jr. to win his third feature of 2000. Scott Haynes was third.

The sportsman heat winners were Wood, Belken, Tory Ernst and Bob Schmidt. Belken won the dash and Dave Blanc was the semi winner.

Troy Conway and Chase Patterson won the heat and feature for the cruiser cars.

Dirt is Nearly-New Experience for Johnny Benson

Benson and Schrader are two of the co-hosts on "Inside Winston Cup Racing," a weekly television program shown on the Speedvision and Fox Sports networks.

"I've been trying to come out for a year and a half to see this place. This is a neat little race track," Benson said. "It's been 16 years since I drove on dirt, and it wasn't in a car like this."

Lindsay Peterson, a 16-year-old from Union, Mo., was the winner of a ride in Schrader's new two-seat sprint car. The five-lap ride was awarded through a raffle that raised $1,023 for the Children's Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis. The car carries a late model-style engine, transmission and starter.

UMP LATE MODELS

HEAT 1:

  1. 50 Ed Dixon
  2. F15 Ed Bauman
  3. 51K Bob Klausner
  4. 7 Rick Bayer
  5. 28 Don Klein

HEAT 2:

  1. 99 Ken Schrader
  2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
  3. 00 Randy Korte
  4. 67 Mark Oller
  5. 3D Jim Durbin

HEAT 3:

  1. 2J Dave Jumper
  2. 2 Darrell Hoffman
  3. 95 Jeff Johns
  4. B1 Bob Brown
  5. 10 Rodney Pense

DASH:

  1. 99 Ken Schrader
  2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
  3. 2J Dave Jumper
  4. F15 Ed Bauman

FEATURE:

  1. 99 Ken Schrader
  2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
  3. 95 Jeff Johns
  4. 3D Jim Durbin
  5. 2J Dave Jumper
  6. 67 Mark Oller
  7. F15 Ed Bauman
  8. 7 Rick Bayer
  9. 2 Darrell Hoffman
  10. 87 Ken Rumble
  11. 28 Don Klein
  12. B1 Bob Brown
  13. 35 Johnny Benson
  14. 51K Bob Klausner
  15. 44 Dean Motsinger
  16. 18 John Pitts
  17. 50 Ed Dixon
  18. 00 Randy Korte
  19. 10 Rodney Pense

Other Cars Present:

51 Steve Shive

37 Brian Wolfmeier

UMP MODIFIEDS
HEAT 1:

  1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
  2. 17 Jim Shereck
  3. 360 John Seets
  4. 11 Brian Collinz
  5. 18R Shawn Rayfield

HEAT 2:

  1. 444 Matt Simpson
  2. 41 Tim Hancock
  3. 6 Ray Wagner
  4. 1W Ray Walsh
  5. 70W Gary Watson

HEAT 3:

  1. 4M Brent Mullins
  2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  3. 68 Andy Anderson
  4. 64 Jim Smith

HEAT 4:

  1. 377 Casey Pearson
  2. 45M Eric Mabery
  3. 16J Danny Haynes
  4. 14 Leroy Haney
  5. 28W Chris Woods

DASH:

  1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
  2. 17 Jim Shereck
  3. 377 Casey Pearson
  4. 4M Brent Mullins
  5. 444 Matt Simpson
  6. 41 Tim Hancock
  7. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  8. 45M Eric Mabery

SEMI #1:

  1. 1D Dean Hoffman
  2. 9S Tom Seets
  3. C4 Chris Soutiea
  4. 81 Mike Barbeau
  5. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
  6. 45 Eric Franklin
  7. 70 Bart Sifford
  8. 8 Kirk Murphy
  9. 314 Jeff Masson
  10. 67 John Seets, Jr.

SEMI #2:

  1. 4J Scott Weber
  2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
  3. 11 Kyle Steffens
  4. 21H Dave Henry
  5. 36 Danny Green
  6. 34 Kevin Gegg
  7. 07 Paul Rice

FEATURE:

  1. 17 Jim Shereck
  2. 4M Brent Mullins
  3. 360 John Seets
  4. 377 Casey Pearson
  5. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  6. 1W Ray Walsh
  7. 6 Ray Wagner
  8. 45M Eric Mabery
  9. 18R Shawn Rayfield
  10. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
  11. 16 Rusty Griffaw
  12. 1D Dean Hoffman
  13. 11Z Brian Collinz
  14. 16J Danny Haynes
  15. 9S Tom Seets
  16. 68 Andy Anderson
  17. 28W Chris Woods
  18. 67 John Seets, Jr.
  19. 70W Gary Watson
  20. 14 Leroy Haney
  21. 64 Jim Smith
  22. 4J Scott Weber
  23. 444 Matt Simpson
  24. 41 Tim Hancock
  25. 88 Joe Puricelli

Other Cars Present:

37 Chad Evans

21R Dennis Richards

7G Keith Grider

AARA SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1:

  1. 127E Tory Ernst
  2. 92 Jim Abshier
  3. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
  4. 61W Mike Whitter

HEAT 2:

  1. 46 Paul Belken
  2. 74 Dennis Wernle
  3. 166 Brian Worley
  4. 42 Greg Stumbaugh

HEAT 3:

  1. 9 Doug Wood
  2. 15 Jim Troutman
  3. 12 Troy Naeger
  4. 10 Todd McGraw

HEAT 4:

  1. 36 Bob Schmidt
  2. 118 Scott Haynes
  3. D5 Dave Jenkins
  4. 00 Scott Stuppy

DASH:

  1. 46 Paul Belken
  2. 36 Bob Schmidt
  3. 9 Doug Wood
  4. 74 Dennis Wernle

SEMI:

  1. 91 Dave Blanc
  2. 18 Daryl Dodge
  3. 38D Mark Blanke
  4. 44 Nick Werner
  5. 500 Dan Dixon
  6. 42W Nathan Walsh
  7. 51 John Hoffman
  8. 75 Rob Imm, Jr.
  9. 19 Brad Grantham
  10. 35K Paul King
  11. 79 Travis Tilley
  12. 111 Zac Parks
  13. 97 Gary McKinnon
  14. 21 Ryan Gegg

FEATURE:

  1. 9 Doug Wood
  2. 46 Paul Belken
  3. 118 Scott Haynes
  4. 166 Brian Worley
  5. 15 Jim Troutman
  6. 74 Dennis Wernle
  7. 36 Bob Schmidt
  8. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
  9. 00 Scott Stuppy
  10. 10 Todd McGraw
  11. 38D Mark Blanke
  12. 92 Jim Abshier
  13. 28 Sam Worley
  14. 44 Nick Werner
  15. 91 Dave Blanc
  16. 80 Steve Borgetti
  17. 18 Daryl Dodge
  18. 8 Buddy Lowry
  19. D5 Dave Jenkins
  20. 42 Greg Stumbaugh
  21. 105 Matt Hancock
  22. 127E Tory Ernst
  23. 12 Troy Naeger
  24. 61W Mike Whitter

Other Cars Present

60 Kraig Rigdon

84 Jim Ott

Cruisers

Heat:

  1. 77 Troy Conway/Chase Patterson
  2. 65 Oscar Buchanan/Matt O'Harver
  3. 26 Paul Bauman/Gary Klein
  4. 44 Don Eaton/Dwight Bradley
  5. 22 Billy Klein/Wayne Moll
  6. 4 Matt Johnson/Lonnie Airsman
  7. 3 Brian Cox/Keith Skaggs

Feature:

  1. 77 Troy Conway/Chase Patterson
  2. 26 Paul Bauman/Gary Klein
  3. 44 Don Eaton/Dwight Bradley
  4. 65 Oscar Buchanan/Matt O'Harver
  5. 22 Billy Klein/Wayne Moll
  6. 3 Brian Cox/Keith Skaggs
  7. 4 Matt Johnson/Lonnie Airsman

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