Scott Weber, Mark Miner, Troy Naeger, Danny Ems & Jacob Rexing take wins at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!

Scott Weber
Scott Weber
Mark Miner
Mark Miner
Troy Naeger
Troy Naeger
Danny Ems
Danny Ems
Jacob Rexing
Jacob Rexing

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Pevely, MO (May 5th, 2012) Scott Weber, Mark Miner, Troy Naeger, Danny Ems and Jacob Rexing all claimed feature wins on Saturday, May 5th at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Track crews had the 1/3 mile dirt oval prepped to be very fast all night long as well as being very smooth which allowed the drivers to race high, low or right down the middle.

With twenty UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models entered, Scott Weber would take command of the main event at the drop of the green flag. Weber would open up a small but comfortable lead in the early going. With the race having a long green flag run near the end, Weber would encounter lots of lapped traffic, many running the same line as he was. This allowed Dewayne Kiefer to move right in on his rear bumper as the laps were winding down. Weber made the decision to abandon his line and go to the high side to worked past the lapped cars that were holding him up. This turned out to be the right choice and allowed Weber to get away from Kiefer, who was trying to work past the slower cars on the low side. Weber would get the win while Kiefer held off the hard charging Randy Korte in the closing laps to get second. Korte, who was in sixth place with just six laps remaining, decided to move up to the high side and worked his way up to challenge Kiefer for second, but settled for a third place finish. Bobby Pierce would finish fourth while Billy Laycock rounded out the top five.

The UMP DIRTcar Modified main event proved to be one of the most exciting events of the season. The fast racing surface had drivers up near the front using every possible line as they tried to get to victory lane. Three different drivers were able to lead laps and no less than five different drivers held the second spot at one point or another. The early laps, it was Rusty Griffaw, Tim Hancock, Brad Thurston and Joe Puricelli swapping positions and battling over the top four spots. Mark Miner, Paul Bauman and Dennis Richards were in a big battle of their own right behind them as well. As the laps clicked off, positions were being swapped around lap after lap throughout the top ten. Mark Miner worked his way up to third when the final caution flew for Hancock who spun in the middle of turns one and two while battling with Thurston and Miner. That setup Miner to restart in the second spot behind the leader, Griffaw. Miner would power past Griffaw on the restart and pull away to take the win. Griffaw would finish second with Thurston taking third. Puricelli would finish fourth while Josh Russell move past several cars late to round out the top five.

The UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman division provided a superb three car battle for the lead for the entire fifteen laps. Troy Naeger got the early lead while Gary Haynes and Trey Harris tried to work him over for the top spot. Naeger used the low side early on while Haynes put his car up against the outside wall trying to work his way into the lead. Haynes would pull along side Naeger twice and appeared to be going to get the lead, only to have the caution flag wave to revert him back into second. With the final six laps going green, Naeger, Haynes and Harris would have a classic three car battle the finish. All three would lead at one point. Naeger would switch lines and move to the high side to block Haynes move, only to have Harris come charging past on the low side. Naeger would drop down to the middle line and reel Harris back in while Haynes continued to make it a three car battle while using the high side. Naeger would get the lead back and hold them both off at the line to get the win. Haynes would just edge out Harris for the second spot. Jeff LeBaube would finish fourth and Eric Hogenmiller fifth.

The UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pure Stocks would have a classic battle of their own. Danny Ems worked his way to the lead early on and it appeared he may have yet another easy win. However, Rusty Griffaw fielded the Pure Stock owned by Jason Worley and charged into the second spot. A late race caution would allow Griffaw to restart on the rear bumper of Ems. Griffaw would battle Ems side by side for several laps, diving in under him on each lap. Ems would keep his momentum up and pull ahead down the straight-aways. Griffaw made one last attempt on the final lap, but would come up short as Ems edged him at the line to continue his unbeaten streak at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Griffaw would finish second with Stephen Fohne third. Todd Erickson would get fourth and Michael Hurst completed the top five.

Jacob Rexing continued his dominance in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock division. Rexing won convincingly while five cars battled for the second spot. Jordy Schmidt would end up getting the second place finish while Adam Johnson, Mark Crady and Andrew Wibbenmeyer rounded out the top five.

UMP DIRTcar Late Models - 20 Entries
Heat 1:

Place No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 0 Dewayne Kiefer 8 0 12.853 12.6 5
2 88 Scott Weber 8 -0.965 13.168 12.643 4
3 32 Bobby Pierce 8 -1.51 12.969 12.876 4
4 16h Mike Hammerle 8 -2.975 13.603 13.37 7
5 82 Billy Laycock 8 -3.627 13.077 13.077 8
6 87 Ken Rumble 8 -4.499 13.383 13.383 8
7  1hr Ron McQuerry 8 -5.051 13.816 13.321 5
8  7z Matt Zimmerly 5 -3 21.941 13.515 1
9 112 Tim Ratajczyk 2 -6 13.394 13.394 2
10 11 Jeff Herzog 0 -8 --- --- ---

Heat 2:

Place No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 0 Randy Korte 8 0 12.737 12.568 3
2 95 Jeff Johns 8 -1.138 12.928 12.839 1
3 95a Andrew Johns 8 -3.414 13.471 13.076 7
4 33m Tim Manville 8 -3.621 12.99 12.99 8
5 23R Paul Roider 8 -4.725 13.688 13.258 3
6 78 Mark Miner 8 -4.961 13.29 13.29 8
7 2 Dave Jumper 8 -5.473 14.204 13.218 2
8 26 Randy Estes 8 -12.802 15.549 14.312 4
9 7 Rich Lawson 4 -4 14.055 13.367 3
10 86 Jason Crump 4 -4 01:01.0 14.421 2

Feature:

Place Start No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 6 88 Scott Weber 25 0 13.834 13.55 16
2 4 0 Dewayne Kiefer 25 -0.575 13.989 13.551 10
3 5 OO Randy Korte 25 -1.465 13.873 13.613 16
4 3 32 Bobby Pierce 25 -2.127 14.021 13.507 6
5 8 82 Billy Laycock 25 -3.859 13.981 13.736 11
6 2 33m Tim Manville 25 -4.817 14.325 13.81 3
7 13  1hr Ron McQuerry 25 -5.461 14.535 13.812 21
8 12 87 Ken Rumble 25 -6.951 14.425 13.996 19
9 11 78 Mark Miner 25 -7.12 14.523 14.077 11
10 1 95 Jeff Johns 25 -8.347 14.471 13.646 1
11 9 16h Mike Hammerle 25 -8.756 14.44 13.981 11
12 14 2 Dave Jumper 25 -9.053 14.731 14.104 10
13 7 95a Andrew Johns 25 -11.059 14.742 13.916 7
14 18 7 Rich Lawson 24 -1 14.829 14.369 6
15 15  7z Matt Zimmerly 24 -1 18.111 14.257 12
16 16 26 Randy Estes 22 -3 16.243 15.235 8
17 19 86 Jason Crump 18 -7 45.311 14.227 7
18 20 11 Jeff Herzog 17 -8 14.964 13.9 12
19 17 112 Tim Ratajczyk 3 -22 14.443 14.443 3
20 10 23R Paul Roider 0 -25 --- --- ---

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds - 23 Entries
Heat 1:

Place No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 17 Brad Thurston 8 0 14.26 13.913 1
2 16 Rusty Griffaw 8 -2.332 14.322 14.198 5
3 88 Joe Puricelli 8 -2.732 14.478 14.085 5
4 70 Josh Russell 8 -3.68 14.358 14.243 7
5 22x Darrell Moser 8 -4.453 14.503 14.307 3
6 18d Matt Dickermann 8 -7.748 15.026 14.591 6
7 21 Tom Rorabacher 8 -9.922 14.657 14.657 8
8 69 Mark Hunter 8 -10.798 14.88 14.644 4

Heat 2:

Place No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 7 Mark Miner 8 0 14.092 13.894 6
2 21d Dennis Richards 8 -0.964 14.218 14.057 3
3  0n Paul Bauman 8 -2.064 14.16 14.16 8
4 9 Doug Wood 8 -2.967 14.324 13.905 5
5  1ad Aaron Draege 8 -3.504 14.336 13.942 6
6 6 Rick Weekly 8 -6.156 14.474 14.434 7
7 62k Leo Kiefer 8 -8.034 15.217 14.898 3
8  3L Bill Larue 8 -10.877 14.977 14.977 8

Heat 3:

Place No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 29 Chris Spalding 8 0 14.36 14.231 1
2 14 Rick Conoyer 8 -0.244 14.416 14.288 5
3 1 Tim Hancock 8 -0.648 14.642 14.261 3
4 66 Darron Forrest 8 -1.438 14.794 14.298 2
5 12r Tyler Ratajczyk 8 -2.522 16.252 14.258 3
6 12s Mike Stuckey 7 -1 15.41 14.31 3
7 36 Conrad Miner 4 -4 14.319 14.262 3

Feature:

Place Start No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 5 7 Mark Miner 20 0 14.557 14.363 12
2 1 16 Rusty Griffaw 20 -0.765 14.668 14.496 1
3 2 17 Brad Thurston 20 -1.996 14.774 14.213 5
4 3 88 Joe Puricelli 20 -2.174 14.723 14.544 4
5 12 70 Josh Russell 20 -2.418 14.974 14.736 14
6 9 24 Paul Bauman 20 -2.781 15.126 14.434 5
7 11 22x Darrell Moser 20 -3.45 15.031 14.611 4
8 17 18d Matt Dickermann 20 -3.57 15.304 14.907 4
9 21 36 Conrad Miner 20 -4.364 15.598 14.978 4
10 16 6 Rick Weekly 20 -4.713 15.166 15.011 2
11 20 62k Leo Kiefer 20 -4.762 15.354 15.204 16
12 14 12r Tyler Ratajczyk 20 -5.291 15.496 14.78 4
13 8 14 Rick Conoyer 20 -5.354 15.496 0.063 9
14 22 69 Mark Hunter 20 -5.989 15.422 15.213 3
15 13 66 Darron Forrest 20 -6.951 15.373 15.307 1
16 23  3L Bill Larue 18 -2 17.255 15.53 2
17 7 21d Dennis Richards 17 -3 15.019 14.539 10
18 4 1 Tim Hancock 16 -4 14.87 14.35 2
19 19 21 Tom Rorabacher 13 -7 17.352 15.112 4
20 6 29 Chris Spalding 12 -8 16.994 14.993 1
21 15  1ad Aaron Draege 10 -10 14.979 14.754 3
22 18 12s Mike Stuckey 7 -13 15.43 15.208 3
23 10 9 Doug Wood 1 -19 14.956 14.956 1

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman - 25 Entries
Heat 1:

Place No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 12 Troy Naeger 8 0 14.846 14.846 8
2 36 Danny Ems 8 -1.304 15.109 14.927 4
3 105 Daniel Hancock 8 -6.831 15.645 15.493 7
4 62 Troy Medley 8 -7.239 15.475 15.435 3
5 269 Josh Ramer 8 -8.02 15.817 15.663 1
6 18b Terry Brown 8 -8.532 15.84 15.526 5
7 5m Mike McMullen 8 -8.921 15.985 15.523 5
8 20x Robin Fee 7 -1 18.491 18.396 2
9 3 Scott Henseler 6 -2 16.912 15.74 4

Heat 2:

Place No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 21 Eric Hogenmiller 8 0 15.187 15.046 4
2 57 Trey Harris 8 -0.323 15.185 14.968 4
3 29 Jeff LeBaube 8 -0.913 15.57 14.767 7
4 47 Brad Paquet 8 -1.152 15.392 15.016 5
5 6 Rick Ruch 8 -2.031 15.639 15.501 6
6 77 Patrick Hawkins 8 -2.967 16.281 15.465 3
7 27 Gene Crain 7 -1 15.485 15.485 7
8 91t Tim Ehlers 4 -4 16.717 16.502 3

Heat 3:

Place No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 87 Gary Haynes 8 0 15.404 15.052 2
2 99 Chuck Adams 8 -2.2 15.344 15.209 3
3 23 Kevin Mosier 8 -3.811 16.391 15.259 3
4  4c Chris Soutiea 8 -4.779 16.04 15.314 5
5 16c Cory Brown 8 -9.76 16.775 16.031 4
6 71 Matt Schott 8 -14.114 16.98 16.749 3
7 15b Matt Brucato 2 -6 34.339 16.991 1
8 60 Joe Laws 1 -7 16.729 16.729 1

Feature:

Place Start No. Name Laps Lag Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 1 12 Troy Naeger 15 0 15.706 15.415 6
2 2 87 Gary Haynes 15 -0.819 15.859 15.387 4
3 3 57 Trey Harris 15 -1.132 16.333 15.466 2
4 4 29 Jeff LeBaube 15 -1.711 16.031 15.498 2
5 6 21 Eric Hogenmiller 15 -2.477 16.152 15.7 2
6 9 47 Brad Paquet 15 -2.614 15.946 15.69 6
7 7 36 Danny Ems 15 -3.157 15.917 15.691 9
8 12 62 Troy Medley 15 -3.699 16.226 15.759 9
9 8 105 Daniel Hancock 15 -4.117 15.901 15.901 15
10 15 16c Cory Brown 15 -7.573 16.629 16.114 7
11 20 27 Gene Crain 15 -8.024 16.523 16.119 2
12 21 15b Matt Brucato 15 -8.472 16.564 16.343 11
13 25 3 Scott Henseler 15 -8.94 16.63 16.288 8
14 16 18b Terry Brown 15 -9.558 16.607 16.195 2
15 17 77 Patrick Hawkins 15 -11.221 17.067 16.445 12
16 14 269 Josh Ramer 9 -6 16.418 16.042 2
17 22 20x Robin Fee 6 -9 20.1 18.233 1
18 10  4c Chris Soutiea 4 -11 17.456 15.98 2
19 18 71 Matt Schott 2 -13 24.175 18.868 1
20 24 60 Joe Laws 1 -14 18.234 18.234 1
21 13 6 Rick Ruch 0 -15 --- --- ---
22 19 5m Mike McMullen 0 -15 --- --- ---
23 23 91t Tim Ehlers 0 -15 --- --- ---
24 5 99 Chuck Adams 0 -15 --- --- ---
25 11 23 Kevin Mosier 0 -15 --- --- ---

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pure Stocks - 9 Entries
Heat:
1. 36 Danny Ems
2. 29 Stephen Fohne
3. 66 Rusty Griffaw
4. 93 Todd Erickson
5. 2J Greg Jones
6. 81 Michael Hurst
7. 262 Nick Collette
8. 37X Dave Monterusso
9. 34 Dave Armstrong

Feature:
1. (5) 36 Danny Ems
2. (6) 66 Rusty Griffaw
3. (1) 29 Stephen Fohne
4. (2) 93 Todd Erickson
5. (4) 81 Michael Hurst
6. (7) 262 Nick Collette
7. (3) 2J Greg Jones
8. (8) 37X Dave Monterusso
DNS. 34 Dave Armstrong

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 20 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 67 Adam Johnson
2. 51 Ben Cochran
3. 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
4. 2S Philip Stuart
5. 99 Chuck Johnson
6. 28 Dewayne Kiefer
7. 7X Joe Ramer
8. 21 Josh Peppers
9. 99A Jack Adams
10. 25 Gerrot Jacobson

Heat 2:
1. 70 Mark Crady
2. 17R Jacob Rexing
3. 7 Jordy Schmidt
4. 27W Jeremy Wellborn
5. 71 Joe Merritt
6. 81P Robert Price
7. 01 Billy Lapaglia
8. 22W Scott Wickliffe
9. 423 Bryan Gegg
10. 35R Rickey Carriker

Feature:
1. (2) 17R Jacob Rexing
2. (4) 7 Jordy Schmidt
3. (5) 67 Adam Johnson
4. (6) 70 Mark Crady
5. (3) 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
6. (1) 51 Ben Cochran
7. (8) 27W Jeremy Wellborn
8. (10) 71 Joe Merritt
9. (12) 81P Robert Price
10. (16) 22W Scott Wickliffe
11. (11) 28 Dewayne Kiefer
12. (15) 21 Josh Peppers
13. (13) 7X Joe Ramer
14. (17) 99A Jack Adams
15. (14) 01 Billy Lapaglia
16. (9) 99 Chuck Johnson
17. (18) 423 Bryan Gegg
18. (7) 2S Philip Stuart
19. (20) 35R Rickey Carriker
DNS. (19) 25 Garrot Jacobson

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