Dewayne Kiefer, Rusty Griffaw, Brad Paquet, Danny Ems & Jacob Rexing take wins at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!

Dewayne Kiefer
Dewayne Kiefer
Rusty Griffaw
Rusty Griffaw
Brad Paquet
Brad Paquet
Danny Ems
Danny Ems
Jacob Rexing
Jacob Rexing

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By Jimmy Dearing (STLRacing.com)
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 PR

Pevely, MO (March 31st, 2012) - Dewayne Kiefer finished the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event by dominating the closing laps to earn his feature win ever at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Rusty Schlenk started on the front row pole but was challenged for the lead on the very first lap by Kiefer who started fourth. The two raced side by side for a couple of laps before Kiefer pulled ahead using the low side. A caution would reset the field on lap seven and Schlenk made another challenge for the lead using the high side. Schlenk would get past Kiefer and lead two laps before Kiefer would again take over the top spot on the low side. With the rest of the event going caution free, Kiefer would pull away to a dominating win. That left a huge battle for the second spot with Schlenk, Scott Weber and Ron McQuerry. Schlenk continued to run on the high side with Weber in third around the bottom with McQuerry behind Weber. With ten laps to go, McQuerry moved to the middle of the track and swept past Weber into the third spot. One lap later, McQuerry would move past Schlenk and take the second spot. McQuerry would get his best finish ever at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with his second place run. Schlenk would hold off Weber to finish third with Weber taking fourth. Andrew Johns was the big mover in the field as he came from the fourteenth starting spot to round out the top five.

Rusty Griffaw would take advantage of lapped traffic with eight laps remaining to move past Mark Miner to earn the UMP DIRTcar Modified win. Mark Miner was pacing the field and keeping Griffaw a couple of car lengths back until Griffaw moved up to the middle of the track and moved past Mark Miner as they worked slower traffic. Griffaw would then hold off the challenges of Mark Miner and go on to victory. Mark Miner would take second. Tim Hancock went to the very top at the drop of the green flag worked his way up from the seventh starting spot to finish in the third spot. Conrad Miner would take fourth with Doug Wood rounding out the top five.

Brad Paquet took advantage of Troy Naeger's misfortunes to win the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman main event. Naeger was comfortably out front when the engine let go his machine at the half way point. That turned the lead over to Paquet who held off an occassional challenge from Troy Medley to earn the win. Medley would finish second with Jake Buechting having a great run to finish third. Chuck Adams would get the fourth spot with Danny Ems completing the top five.

Danny Ems would cruise to victory in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pure Stock main event. Greg Jones would take second with Michael Hurst third.

Jacob Rexing would earn a hard fought win over Travis Bittle in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock main event. Rexing got the lead at the drop of the green flag while Bittle worked his way up from the sixth starting spot. Bittle would get to second with five laps remaining and then pressure Rexing for the lead. On the final lap Bittle would drive hard into turn three and get along side Rexing for the lead, but Rexing powered off turned four and edged Bittle at the line for the win. Josh Peppers would finish third with Jordy Schmidt fourth and Andrew Wibbenmeyer fifth.

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
March 31st, 2012
UMP DIRTcar Late Models - 18 Entries
Heat 1:
Place No. Name
1 91 RUSTY SCHLENK
2 0 DEWAYNE KIEFER
3 95 JEFF JOHNS
4 8 CRAIG SMITH
5 87 KEN RUMBLE
6 86 JASON CRUMP
7 77 JASON MCBRIDE
8 11 JEFF HERZOG
9 5a PAUL SCHREMPF

Heat 2:
Place No. Name
1 1hr RON MCQUERRY
2 0 SCOTT WEBER
3 2 DAVE JUMPER
4 78 MARK MINER
5 23 DYLAN SHARP
6 7z MATT ZIMMERLY
7 95a ANDREW JOHNS
8 33f RICKY FRANKEL
9 23 PAUL ROIDER

Feature:
Place Start No. Name
1 (4) 0 DEWAYNE KIEFER
2 (3) 1hr RON MCQUERRY
3 (1) 91 RUSTY SCHLENK
4 (2) 00 SCOTT WEBER
5 (14) 95a ANDREW JOHNS
6 (8) 23 DYLAN SHARP
7 (9) 8 CRAIG SMITH
8 (5) 95 JEFF JOHNS
9 (10) 78 MARK MINER
10 (13) 77 JASON MCBRIDE
11 (6) 2j DAVE JUMPER
12 (15) 11 JEFF HERZOG
13 (17) 5a PAUL SCHREMPF
14 (11) 7z MATT ZIMMERLY
15 (7) 87 KEN RUMBLE
16 (18) 23 PAUL ROIDER
DNS (12) 86 JASON CRUMP
DNS (16) 33F RICKEY FRANKEL

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds - 36 Entries
Heat 1:
Place No. Name
1 70 JOSH RUSSELL
2 3c CODY CONNER
3 22x DARRELL MOSER
4 713 STEVEN GORKA JR.
5 717 TIM NASH
6 3L BILL LARUE
7 28k DAVE KATHERINER
8 3s DAN SCHLUP JR.
9 18L MICHAEL LONG

Heat 2:
Place No. Name
1 18 BRENT THOMPSON
2 7 MARK MINER
3 50 KENT NATIONS
4 1a STEVE MEYER JR.
5 14 RICK CONOYER
6 10X ROB PENDERGRASS
7 66 DARRON FORREST
8 61 ERIC FRANKLIN
9 69 MARK HUNTER

Heat 3:
Place No. Name
1 9 DOUG WOOD
2 36 CONRAD MINER
3 21 DENNIS RICHARDS
4 0s PAUL BAUMAN
5 25$ DAN SWARINGIM
6 76 ERIC GOETTER
7 17 BRAD THURSTON
8 21 TOM RORABACHER
9 12s MIKE STUCKEY

Heat 4:
Place No. Name
1 1 TIM HANCOCK
2 16 RUSTY GRIFFAW
3 31 RICKY HORTON
4 12r TYLER RATAJCZYK
5 62k LEO KIEFER
6 98 JOEY WALSH
7 18d MATT DICKERMAN
8 20 DAN ZANDER
9 10jyd JIM BLACK

Semi #1:
Place No. Name
1 18L MICHAEL LONG
2 17 BRAD THURSTON
3 76 ERIC GOETTER
4 12s MIKE STUCKEY
5 21 TOM RORABACHER
6 3s DAN SCHLUP JR.
7 25$ DAN SWARINGIM
8 66 DARRON FORREST
DNS 20 DAN ZANDER

Semi #2:
Place No. Name
1 98 JOEY WALSH
2 62k LEO KIEFER
3 61 ERIC FRANKLIN
4 10jyd JIM BLACK
5 18d MATT DICKERMAN
6 69 MARK HUNTER
DNS 10XP ROB PENDERGRASS
DNS 3L BILL LARUE
DNS 28K DAVID KATHRINER

Feature:
Place Start No. Name
1 (4) 16 RUSTY GRIFFAW
2 (1) 7 MARK MINER
3 (7) 1 TIM HANCOCK
4 (3) 36 CONRAD MINER
5 (2) 9 DOUG WOOD
6 (10) 22x DARRELL MOSER
7 (5)  31 RICKY HORTON
8 (8) 18 BRENT THOMPSON
9 (7) 70 JOSH RUSSELL
10 (19) 18L MICHAEL LONG
11 (16) 14 RICK CONOYER
12 (6) 3c CODY CONNER
13 (13) 50 KENT NATIONS
14 (14) 21 DENNIS RICHARDS
15 (15) 0n PAUL BAUMAN
16 (12) 12r TYLER RATAJCZYK
17 (17) 1a STEVE MEYER JR.
18 (21) 17 BRAD THURSTON
19 (24) 61 ERIC FRANKLIN
20 (22) 62k LEO KIEFER
21 (20) 98 JOEY WALSH
22 (11) 713 STEVEN GORKA JR.
23 (18) 717 TIM NASH
24 (23) 76 ERIC GOETTER

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman - 26 Entries
Heat 1:
Place No. Name
1 55K JASON KELLER
2 16M TROY MEDLEY
3 269 JOSH RAMER
4 105 DANIEL HANCOCK

Heat 2:
Place No. Name
1 47 BRAD PAQUET
2 36 DANNY EMS
3 99 CHUCK ADAMS
4 57 TREY HARRIS

Heat 3:
Place No. Name
1 12 TROY NAEGER
2 16 JAKE BUECHTING
3 5M MIKE MCMULLIN
4 21 ERIC HOGENMILLER

Feature:
Place Start No. Name
1 (2) 47 BRAD PAQUET
2 (3) 16M TROY MEDLEY
3 (7)16B JACOB BUECHTING
4 (8) 99 CHUCK ADAMS
5. (6) 36 DANNY EMS
6 (14) 192 MARK SPRAUL
7 (11) 21 ERIC HOGENMILLER
8 (13) 29 JEFF LEBAUBE
9 (16) 77 PATRICK HAWKINS
10 (5) 269 JOSH RAMER
11 (17) 15B MATT BRUCATO
12 (18) 3 SCOTT HENSELER
13 (19) 18B TERRY BROWN
14 (21) 101 DANNY BASHAM
15 (9) 57 TREY HARRIS
16 (15) 6 RICK RUCH
17 (20) 29S JERRY RADEACKER
18 (24) 71 MATT SCHOTT
19 (22) C16 CORY BROWN
20 (4) 12 TROY NAEGER
21 (12) 105 DANIEL HANCOCK
22 (1) 55K JASON KELLER
23 (10) 5M MIKE MCMULLIN
24 (23) 60 JOE LAWS
DNS C4 CHRIS SOUTIEA
DNS 80 JACOB MILLER

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pure Stocks - 6 Entries
Heat:
Place No. Name
1  36 DANNY EMS
2  2J GREG JONES
3  81 MICHAEL HURST
4  32W RONNIE WOMACK

Feature:
Place Start No. Name
1 (1) 36 DANNY EMS
2 (2) 2J GREG JONES
3 (3) 81 MICHAEL HURST
4 (4) 32W RONNIE WOMACK
5 (5) 29 STEPHEN FOHNE
DNS 0 DAVE ARMSTRONG

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 23 Entries
Heat 1:
Place No. Name
1 17R JACOB REXING
2 70 MARK CRADY
3 71 JOE MERRITT
4 7X JOE RAMER

Heat 2:
Place No. Name
1 67J ADAM JOHNSON
2 27W JEREMY WELLBORN
3 22W SCOTT WICKLIFFE
4 99 CHUCK JOHNSON

Heat 3:
Place No. Name
1 21P JOSH PEPPERS
2 89T TRAVIS BITTLE
3 61 STEVE RICHARDS
4 01 BILLY LAPAGLIA

Feature:
Place Start No. Name
1 (1) 17R JACOB REXING
2 (6) 89T TRAVIS BITTLE
3 (3) 21P JOSH PEPPERS
4 (14) 7 JORDY SCHMIDT
5 (20) 96 ANDREW WIBBENMEYER
6 (8) 22W SCOTT WICKLIFFE
7 (5) 27W JEREMY WELLBORN
8 (7) 71 JOE MERRITT
9 (13) 81P ROBERT PRICE
10 (17) 99A CHUCK ADAMS
11 (15) 67J ADAM JOHNSON
12 (9) 61 STEVE RICHARDS
13 (11) 99 CHUCK JOHNSON
14 (2) 67 KELLY HEBENSTREIT
15 (16) 28 TYSON ROTH
16 (18) 16 GERALD BUECHTING
17 (19) 423 BRYAN GEGG
18 (4) 70 MARK CRADY
19 (21) 98 DAVID STUART
20 (12) 01 BILLY LAPAGLIA
21 (23) 24 SAGE THORNHILL
22 (10) 7X JOE RAMER
23 (22) 42 CHARLES DAVID

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