August 11, 2001 Results

Dixon, Griffaw & Belken Victorious at I-55!

PEVELY, MO (August 11, 2001) Kevin Gundaker jumped out to the early lead in the UMP Late Model division, leaving Clay Baumann, Ed Dixon and Danny Haynes to battle for second. Gundaker appeared to have things well under control when the caution came out on lap eleven for a crash involving points leader Mark Oller, Dave Jumper, Donnie Klein and Tim Ratajczyk. Ratajczyk was the only one of the four involved that was able to continue. While driving around the track under the caution for this accident, race leader Gundaker’s right rear wheel broke off the car and ended his night. That turned the lead over to Dixon who went on and won his third straight feature at I-55 Raceway. Haynes and Baumann battled side-by-side for second with Haynes holding on to take the spot. Ratajczyk recovered from the earlier accident to finish fourth and Danny Maguire came home fifth.

There were plenty of fast UMP Modifieds on hand, but the feature was marred by a horrific twelve-car crash on back straight away on just the second lap. The race was red flagged for twenty-five minutes while medical crews worked to get Brent Mullins out of his car. Mullins was transported to a nearby hospital complaining of soreness to his ribs. No further details on Mullins condition were available at the time this article was released. Eight of the twelve cars involved suffered enough damage that they were unable to continue. Once the race restarted, Scott Weber took the lead, holding off challenges from Rich Whaley and Rusty Griffaw. Griffaw, who suffered front-end damage in the lap two crash, moved down to the bottom of the track and found a groove and was able to pull ahead and take the lead on eleventh circuit. Griffaw went on to take the win. Weber, Whaley and Bryan Collins battled three-wide for second with Weber getting the spot. Whaley was third and Collins fourth. Jim Shereck recovered from the lap two crash and finished fifth.

It continues to be the Belken and Naeger show in the AARA Sportsman division. Paul Belken and Troy Naeger battled door to door for the last five laps with Belken winning by a half-car length. Scott Stuppy was third, Doug Wood fouth and Gary Haynes rounded out the top five.

UMP LATE MODELS
HEAT 1:
1. 11 Kevin Gundaker
2. 51 Steve Shive
3. 56 Tommy Worley
4. 50 Ed Dixon

HEAT 2:
1. 77 Clay Baumann
2. 7 Rick Bayer
3. 28 Don Klein
4. 47 Danny Haynes

DASH:
1. 11 Kevin Gundaker
2. 77 Clay Baumann
3. 50 Ed Dixon
4. 51 Steve Shive

FEATURE:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 47 Danny Haynes
3. 77 Clay Baumann
4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
5. 32M Danny Maguire
6. 10 Rodney Pense
7. 87 Ken Rumble
8. 51 Steve Shive
9. 11 Kevin Gundaker
10. 28 Don Klein
11. 2J Dave Jumper
12. 67 Mark Oller
13. 83 Bill Masters
14. 56 Tommy Worley
15. 44 Dean Motsinger
16. 23 Brian Garner
17. 9B Chuck Baird
18. 4L Larry Loughary
DNS. 11A Mike Abney
DNS. 7 Rick Bayer


UMP MODIFIEDS
HEAT 1:
1. 17 Jim Shereck
2. 14 Leroy Haney
3. 4M Brent Mullins
4. 95 Jerry Grither

HEAT 2:
1. 59 Rich Whaley
2. 1D Dean Hoffman
3. 11Z Brian Collins
4. C4 Chris Soutiea

HEAT 3:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 45M Eric Mabery
3. 6 Ray Wagner
4. 16 Rusty Griffaw

DASH:
1. 59 Rich Whaley
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 6 Ray Wagner
4. 4M Brent Mullins

SEMI:
1. 18R Shawn Rayfield
2. 70 Robert Russell
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 8 Kirk Murphy
5. 15 Doug Blair
6. 95 Jim Beishir
7. 41 Larry Hull
8. 26M Rob Inman
9. 70W Gary Watson
DNS. 99 Brian Wolfmeier

FEATURE:
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 59 Rich Whaley
4. 11Z Brian Collins
5. 17 Jim Shereck
6. 45M Eric Mabery
7. 11 Kyle Steffens
8. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
9. 14 Leroy Haney
10. 8 Kirk Murphy
11. 62 Troy Medley
12. 23 Jeff Waggoner
13. X1 Dave Sandage
14. 95 Jerry Grither
15. 95 Jim Beishir
16. 15 Doug Blair
17. 4M Brent Mullins
18. 6 Ray Wagner
19. 1D Dean Hoffman
20. 90 Tim Meara
21. 18R Shawn Rayfield
22. 14K Loren Knox
23. 70 Robert Russell
24. C4 Chris Soutiea


AARA SPORTSMAN
HEAT 1:
1. 87 Gary Haynes
2. 00 Scott Stupy
3. 18 Daryl Dodge
4. 60 Kirk Murphy

HEAT 2:
1. 10 Todd McGraw
2. 411 Marty Heck
3. 9 Doug Wood
4. 75 Ron Imm

HEAT 3:
1. 119 Chad Reum
2. 64 Jim Smith
3. 61 Mike Whitter
4. 8 Ed Lowry

HEAT 4:
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 46 Paul Belken
3. 38D Mark Blanke
4. 24 Paul Bauman

DASH:
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 46 Paul Belken
3. 00 Scott Stuppy
4. 10 Todd McGraw

SEMI #1:
1. 20 Gary McKinnon
2. 45 Mike Seymour
3. 111 Zac Parks
4. 49 Daniel Hancock
5. 19 Brad Grantham
6. 301 Tom Fitzgerald
7. 40 Ed DeMille
DNS. 711 Bob Ader

SEMI #2:
1. 500 Dan Dixon
2. 34 Ray Wohlschlaeger
3. 44 Nick Werner
4. 93 Jeff Honea
5. 28 Jason Worley
6. 67 Jim Brown
7. 35 Mark Stolle
DNS. 350 Robert Dill

FEATURE:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 00 Scott Stuppy
4. 9 Doug Wood
5. 87 Gary Haynes
6. 10 Todd McGraw
7. 411 Marty Heck
8. 75 Ron Imm
9. 24 Paul Bauman
10. 20 Gary McKinnon
11. 18 Daryl Dodge
12. 64 Jim Smith
13. 01 Steve Borgetti
14. 42 John Lansford
15. 34 Ray Wohlschlaeger
16. 61 Mike Whitter
17. 60 Kirk Murphy
18. 500 Dan Dixon
19. 8 Ed Lowry
20. 166 Brian Worley
21. 21 Brad Grantham
22. 9 Chad Reum
23. 38D Mark Blanke
24. 45 Mike Seymour (Light)

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