September 9, 2000 Results

Dixon Runs His Doors Off -- Literally
Shereck and Weber Win Modified and Sportsman Features

PEVELY, MO. (September 9) -- Ed Dixon needed to run the doors off his late model to hold off Mark Oller and Joe Ross Jr. for a feature victory Saturday night. After the race, the newly-crowned 2000 track champion cut the doors off his car and gave them to fans who submitted the highest bids -- $200 per side -- in a charity memorabilia auction.

Oller and Ross hounded Dixon throughout the feature. Coming out of the second turn on lap 19, the three briefly ran side-by-side, but Dixon managed to lead all 25 laps from his front-row starting position.

Dixon earlier won his heat and the dash. Darrell Hoffman and Dave Jumper won the other late model heats.

Jim Shereck edged new modified track champion Scott Weber to win their feature, depriving Weber of a clean sweep. Weber also had won his heat and dash. Tom Ratajczyk, Ray Walsh and Rusty Griffaw also won modified heats.

With 40 modifieds signed in Saturday, two semi-features were needed to set the field for the main event, and those were won by Dennis Richards and Jerry Grither.

Paul Belken Jr., who clinched the sportsman season championship last week, finished first in his heat, dash and feature. Doug Wood and Scott Haynes rounded out the top three in the main event. Matt Hancock, Dave Jenkins and Dave Blanc scored heat race victories and Jim Abshier led the transferees from the semi.

A memorabilia auction and raffle at I-55 Raceway raised nearly $1,000 for the Children's Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis. The proceeds support St. Louis Children's Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

At the beginning of the evening, six legends from the early days of stock car racing in the St. Louis area signed a commemorative autograph card at the track. Willie Johnston, Harold McLaughlin, Marv Pruett, Kenny Shrum, Jerry Sifford and Don Workman greeted a steady stream of their old fans for two hours.

There were 101 race cars on the grounds Saturday night, but the 23-race program that started at 7 p.m. was nonetheless wrapped up by 10:25 p.m.

Next up are the 18th annual I-55 Pepsi Nationals on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16.

UMP LATE MODELS

HEAT 1:

  1. 2J Dave Jumper
  2. 3D Jim Durbin
  3. 4 Mike Mullvain
  4. 95 Jeff Johns

HEAT 2:

  1. 2 Darrell Hoffman
  2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
  3. 7 Rick Bayer
  4. 20 Mark Gansmann

HEAT 3:

  1. 50 Ed Dixon
  2. 25 Joe Ross, Jr.
  3. 67 Mark Oller
  4. 51 Steve Shive

DASH:

  1. 50 Ed Dixon
  2. 25 Joe Ross, Jr.
  3. 2 Darrell Hoffman
  4. 67 Mark Oller

FEATURE:

  1. 50 Ed Dixon
  2. 67 Mark Oller
  3. 25 Joe Ross, Jr.
  4. 2J Dave Jumper
  5. 20 Mark Gansmann
  6. 4 Mike Mullvain
  7. 3D Jim Durbin
  8. 95 Jeff Johns
  9. 51 Steve Shive
  10. 2 Darrell Hoffman
  11. 7 Rick Bayer
  12. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
  13. 28 Don Klein
  14. 47 Danny Haynes
  15. 32M Danny Maguire
  16. 37 Ken Rumble
  17. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
  18. 30V Jeff Meier
  19. 10 Rodney Pense
  20. B1 Bob Brown
  21. 1 Nick Bauman
  22. 33 Jason Frankel

UMP MODIFIEDS
HEAT 1:

  1. 4J Scott Weber
  2. 6 Ray Wagner
  3. 45M Eric Mabery
  4. 18 Brent Mullins

HEAT 2:

  1. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  2. 88 Joe Puricelli
  3. 81 Mike Barbeau
  4. 00 Steve Picou

HEAT 3:

  1. 1W Ray Walsh
  2. 14 Leroy Haney
  3. 1D Dean Hoffman
  4. 60 Jesse Carson

HEAT 4:

  1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
  2. 17 Jim Shereck
  3. 377 Casey Pearson
  4. 3L Jeff Leka

DASH:

  1. 4J Scott Weber
  2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  3. 14 Leroy Haney
  4. 1W Ray Walsh

SEMI #1:

  1. 21 Dennis Richards
  2. 67 John Seets, Jr.
  3. 7 Keith Grider
  4. 117 Mark Ford
  5. 64 Jim Smith
  6. 37 Chad Evans
  7. 56K Kevin Epperson
  8. 36 David Green
  9. 5 Ralph Wiltrout
  10. 70 Ken Peters

SEMI #2:

  1. 95 Jerry Grither
  2. 59 Rich Whaley
  3. 16 Danny Haynes
  4. 68 Andy Anderson
  5. $10 Lou Pritz
  6. C4 Chris Soutiea
  7. 70 Robert Russell
  8. 21H David Henry
  9. 8 Kirk Murphy
  10. 16C Bob Corey

FEATURE:

  1. 17 Jim Shereck
  2. 4J Scott Weber
  3. 6 Ray Wagner
  4. 1W Ray Walsh
  5. 3L Jeff Leka
  6. 14 Leroy Haney
  7. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
  8. 16 Rusty Griffaw
  9. 18R Shawn Rayfield
  10. 1D Dean Hoffman
  11. 45M Eric Mabery
  12. 18T Brent Thompson
  13. 95 Jerry Grither
  14. 00 Steve Picou
  15. 67 John Seets, Jr.
  16. 88 Joe Puricelli
  17. 81 Mike Barbeau
  18. 60 Jesse Carson
  19. 29C John Campbell
  20. X1 Dave Sandage
  21. 59 Rich Whaley
  22. 377 Casey Pearson
  23. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
  24. 21 Dennis Richards

AARA SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1:

  1. 105 Matt Hancock
  2. 10 Todd McGraw
  3. 9 Doug Wood
  4. 166 Brian Worley

HEAT 2:

  1. D5 Dave Jenkins
  2. 28 Sam Worley
  3. 51 John Hoffman
  4. 17H Dave Heimos

HEAT 3:

  1. 91 Dave Blanc
  2. 00 Scott Stuppy
  3. 118 Scott Haynes
  4. 87 Gary Haynes

HEAT 4:

  1. 46 Paul Belken
  2. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
  3. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
  4. 15 Jim Troutman

DASH:

  1. 46 Paul Belken
  2. D5 Dave Jenkins
  3. 91 Dave Blanc
  4. 10 Todd McGraw

SEMI #1:

  1. 92 Jim Abshier
  2. 80 Steve Borgetti
  3. 7J Jason Quirin
  4. F16 Frank Melton
  5. 70 Paul Aubuchon
  6. 61 Mike Whitter
  7. 12 Troy Naeger
  8. 8 Eddie Lowry
  9. 111 Zac Parks

FEATURE:

  1. 46 Paul Belken
  2. 9 Doug Wood
  3. 118 Scott Haynes
  4. 166 Brian Worley
  5. 15 Jim Troutman
  6. 38D Mark Blanke
  7. 10 Todd McGraw
  8. 92 Jim Abshier
  9. 105 Matt Hancock
  10. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
  11. 7J Jason Quirin
  12. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
  13. 18 Daryl Dodge
  14. 28 Sam Worley
  15. 80 Steve Borgetti
  16. F16 Frank Melton
  17. 91 Dave Blanc
  18. D5 Dave Jenkins
  19. 87 Gary Haynes
  20. 175 Peggy Baur
  21. 70 Paul Aubuchon
  22. 27 Dan Walsh
  23. 51 John Hoffman
  24. 17H Dave Heimos

Other Cars Present

79 Travis Tilley

43 Bobby Dees, Jr.

42 Nathan Walsh

97 Gary McKinnon

Cruisers

Heat

  1. 77 Troy Conway/Chase Patterson
  2. 26 Paul Bauman/Gary Klein
  3. 44 Don Eaton/Dwight Bradley
  4. 33 Jack Moser/Dan Moser

Feature

  1. 26 Paul Bauman/Gary Klein
  2. 77 Troy Conway/Chase Patterson
  3. 33 Jack Moser/Dan Moser
  4. 54 Rob Inman/Todd Bockoff
  5. 21 David Heinricks/Terry Walters
  6. 07 Eric Straight/Todd Carlock
  7. 65 Jerry Titezel/Oscar Buchanon
  8. 44 Don Eaton/Dwight Bradley

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