Tyler Ratajczyk, Jeff LeBaube & Jacob Rexing take wins at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!

Tyler Ratajczyk
Tyler Ratajczyk
Jeff LeBaube
Jeff LeBaube
Jacob Rexing
Jacob Rexing

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Pevely, MO (June 2nd, 2012) - Tyler Ratajczyk would drive the race of his life and hold off some of the best in the business to win his first ever UMP DIRTcar Modified feature. Ratajczyk used the low side and fought off the challenges of Timmy Hill early on in the main event. Hill would try and make a move for the lead on lap eight as he dove under Ratajczyk exiting turn four. But as the two made contact, Hill would spin into the inside wall and his night would end. After the restart, Ratajczyk would hold off an assault from Joe Puricelli for a couple of laps and then as they got to the closing laps things really heated up for the lead. Dean Hoffman had been working the highside for the entire race and moved up from deep in the field and pulled along side Ratajczyk for the lead on lap fifteen. Rusty Griffaw had moved past Puricelli on the low side and was also challenging Ratajczyk in the low groove. As the laps were winding down, Ratajczyk and Hoffman raced side by side for the lead with Griffaw on Ratajczyk's rear bumper as they moved into serious lapped traffic. On the final lap Ratajczyk and Hoffman raced side by side down the backstretch and both dove under a lapped car. Ratajczyk and Hoffman would bang wheels as they were entering turn three. Ratajczyk would hold his line on the low side and edge Hoffman at the line for the win. Griffaw was a very close third. Steve Picou would get fourth while Puricelli rounded out the top five.

Troy Medley led all but the final three laps of the UMP DIRTcar / AARA Sportsman main event. Jeff LeBaube would sneak past him down the backstretch on lap twelve and go on to victory. Troy Naeger would then edge past Medley on the final lap to take second. Medley would get third while Chuck Adams took fourth. Mark Spraul rounded out the top five.

Jacob Rexing held off Adam Johnson to earn another UMP DIRTcar / AARA Pro 4 Stock win. Jordy Schmidt would finish third with Jeremy Wellborn and Josh Peppers rounding out the top five.

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds - 24 Entries
Heat 1:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 16 Rusty Griffaw 19551 8 0 0 14.539 14.28 4
2 12r Tyler Ratajczyk 19559 8 -0.772 0 14.445 14.331 6
3 31 Ricky Horton 19875 8 -1.736 0 14.537 14.474 7
4 9 Doug Wood 19984 8 -2.754 0 14.75 14.682 4
5 69x Dave Chilton 19999 8 -3.324 0 14.818 14.437 7
6 20 Dan Zander 19997 8 -5.74 0 14.987 14.842 7
7 62k Leo Kiefer 19560 8 -6.532 0 15 15 8
8 22 Billy Laycock 19969 8 -7.046 0 15.174 15.174 8

Heat 2:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 7 Mark Miner 19546 8 0 0 14.445 13.9 3
2 88 Joe Puricelli 19886 8 -1.511 0 14.373 14.157 3
3 36 Conrad Miner 19874 8 -3.249 0 14.795 14.13 5
4 76 Eric Goetter 19890 8 -6.765 0 15.342 14.597 4
5 11 Derek Shipman 19981 8 -7.253 0 15.49 14.561 3
6 70 Josh Russell 19554 8 -7.823 0 14.95 14.579 6
7 21 Tom Rorabacher 19852 8 -8.525 0 15.107 14.649 7
8 18d Matt Dickermann 19872 8 -9.397 0 15.117 14.67 6

Heat 3:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 0x Steve Picou 19967 8 0 0 14.321 14.127 3
2 51 Timmy Hill 20037 8 -1.665 0 14.421 14.067 6
3  1d Dean Hoffman 19895 8 -2.334 0 14.506 14.234 2
4 12s Mike Stuckey 19847 8 -5.916 0 14.885 14.414 5
5 5 Eric Mabery 19974 8 -6.488 0 14.942 14.605 4
6 25k Brett Korves 19975 8 -8.106 0 15.117 14.75 2
7  3L Bill Larue 19888 8 -10.594 0 15.44 14.915 6
8 69 Mark Hunter 19889 8 -13.738 0 15.251 15.251 8

Feature:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 12r Tyler Ratajczyk 19559 20 0 0 15.347 14.903 3
2  1d Dean Hoffman 19895 20 -0.386 0 15.662 14.89 10
3 16 Rusty Griffaw 19551 20 -0.614 0 15.436 14.915 13
4 0x Steve Picou 19967 20 -1.195 0 15.634 14.962 14
5 88 Joe Puricelli 19886 20 -2.696 0 15.611 15.045 4
6 31 Ricky Horton 19875 20 -2.793 0 15.407 15.224 19
7 7 Mark Miner 19546 20 -3.394 0 15.618 14.965 1
8 12s Mike Stuckey 19847 20 -6.933 0 15.417 15.211 4
9 70 Josh Russell 19554 20 -7.567 0 15.191 15.191 20
10 76 Eric Goetter 19890 20 -8.747 0 15.887 15.404 9
11 5 Eric Mabery 19974 20 -8.82 0 16.893 15.299 13
12 11 Derek Shipman 19981 20 -9.386 0 15.751 15.615 4
13 69x Dave Chilton 19999 20 -10.16 0 15.87 15.523 12
14 9 Doug Wood 19984 20 -10.509 0 15.934 15.377 9
15 18d Matt Dickermann 19872 20 -11.134 0 15.534 15.411 4
16 25k Brett Korves 19975 20 -13.533 0 16.004 15.655 11
17 20 Dan Zander 19997 20 -14.411 0 16.128 15.7 3
18 62k Leo Kiefer 19560 20 -14.732 0 16.039 15.646 9
19 21 Tom Rorabacher 19852 20 -15.295 0 16.367 15.736 10
20 22 Billy Laycock 19969 20 -15.461 0 16.345 15.595 13
21 69 Mark Hunter 19889 20 -15.81 0 15.838 15.7 18
22  3L Bill Larue 19888 19 -1 0 17.417 15.733 18
23 51 Timmy Hill 20037 8 -12 0 15.037 14.91 2
24 36 Conrad Miner 19874 7 -13 0 16.505 15.367 6

UMP DIRTcar / AARA Sportsman - 27 Entries
Heat 1:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 192 Mark Spraul 19950 8 0 0 15.464 15.418 5
2 7 Dennis Ponder 19978 8 -1.002 0 15.535 15.535 8
3 269 Scott Stuppy 19941 8 -1.628 0 15.616 15.555 3
4 19$ Nathan Schmitt 19977 8 -2.636 0 15.744 15.36 5
5 55k Jason Keller 19940 8 -5.442 0 15.546 15.546 8
6 16m Joe McCain 19963 8 -6.687 0 15.953 15.795 5
7 101 Danny Basham 19957 8 -8.234 0 15.772 15.772 8
8 21 Eric Hogenmiller 19922 8 -9.283 0 16.46 16.12 4
9 71 Matt Schott 19961 7 -1 0 18.449 17.75 1

Heat 2:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 12 Troy Naeger 19899 8 0 0 15.107 15.107 8
2 99 Chuck Adams 19921 8 -2.649 0 15.522 15.328 7
3 27 Gene Crain 19972 8 -4.354 0 15.674 15.467 7
4 57 Trey Harris 19973 8 -4.517 0 15.543 15.422 7
5 196 Jon Ripperda 19954 8 -5.082 0 15.573 15.522 7
6 29s Jerry Radeacker 19962 8 -10.095 0 16.27 15.76 6
7 77L Joe Laws 19944 8 -13.028 0 16.362 16.206 7
8  4c Chris Soutiea 19934 0 -8 0 --- --- ---
9 5m Mike McMullen 19983 0 -8 0 --- --- ---

Heat 3:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 62 Troy Medley 19896 8 0 0 15.166 15.166 8
2 47 Brad Paquet 19898 8 -0.945 0 15.25 15.25 8
3 29 Jeff LeBaube 19932 8 -1.646 0 15.368 15.112 7
4 23 Kevin Mosier 19948 8 -3.49 0 15.914 15.738 5
5 15b Matt Brucato 19938 8 -3.98 0 15.993 15.69 7
6 77 Patrick Hawkins 19943 8 -4.902 0 15.765 15.765 8
7 7L Dan Lohman 19549 8 -6.296 0 16.428 16.054 5
8 80 Jacob Miller 19987 8 -10.466 0 17.654 17.251 7
9 6R Rick Ruch 19953 5 -3 0 16.792 16.177 3

Feature:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 29 Jeff LeBaube 19932 15 0 0 15.22 15.22 15
2 12 Troy Naeger 19899 15 -1.602 0 15.593 15.347 12
3 62 Troy Medley 19896 15 -1.658 0 15.864 15.245 1
4 99 Chuck Adams 19921 15 -2.769 0 15.806 15.566 12
5 192 Mark Spraul 19950 15 -3.522 0 15.783 15.653 14
6 57 Trey Harris 19973 15 -3.996 0 15.704 15.59 5
7 7 Dennis Ponder 19978 15 -4.053 0 15.803 15.637 14
8 23 Kevin Mosier 19948 15 -4.522 0 15.875 15.51 7
9 55k Jason Keller 19940 15 -5.205 0 15.752 15.599 4
10 27 Gene Crain 19972 15 -6.051 0 15.886 15.819 8
11 269 Scott Stuppy 19941 15 -6.431 0 16.093 15.876 8
12 21 Eric Hogenmiller 19922 15 -6.521 0 15.663 15.663 15
13 16m Joe McCain 19963 15 -7.444 0 15.947 15.947 15
14 15b Matt Brucato 19938 15 -8.207 0 16.131 15.883 14
15 77 Patrick Hawkins 19943 15 -8.855 0 16.451 15.757 14
16 29s Jerry Radeacker 19962 15 -9.284 0 16.031 15.988 6
17 19$ Nathan Schmitt 19977 10 -5 0 14.444 14.444 10
18 47 Brad Paquet 19898 10 -5 0 15.701 15.688 6
19 101 Danny Basham 19957 10 -5 0 17.147 15.892 6
20 6R Rick Ruch 19953 10 -5 0 19.795 16.176 5
21 80 Jacob Miller 19987 9 -6 0 53.743 15.819 6
22 196 Jon Ripperda 19954 8 -7 0 32.214 15.598 3
23 77L Joe Laws 19944 8 -7 0 01:54.7 16.381 2
24 7L Dan Lohman 19549 6 -9 0 19.654 15.853 5
25  4c Chris Soutiea 19934 0 -15 0 --- --- ---
26 71 Matt Schott 19961 0 -15 0 --- --- ---
27 5M Mike McMullen 19961 0 -15 0 --- --- ---

UMP DIRTcar / AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 20 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
2. 01 Billy Lapaglia
3. 67 Adam Johnson
4. 81P Robert Price

Heat 2:
1. 84 Nick Dickens
2. 17R Jacob Rexing
3. 7 Jordy Schmidt
4. 423 Bryan Gegg

Feature:
1. 17R Jacob Rexing
2. 67J Adam Johnson
3. 7 Jordy Schmidt
4. 27W Jeremy Wellborn
5. 21P Josh Peppers
6. 49 Justin McCallister
7. 42 Charles David
8. 00 Wes Kite
9. 29S Teddy Steagall
10. 13 Shawn House
11. 423 Bryan Gegg
12. 81P Robert Price
13. 84 Nick Dickens
14. 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
15. 89T Travis Bittle
16. 65 Gary Range
17. 01 Billy Lapaglia
18. 35R Rickey Carriker
19. 71 Joe Merritt
20. 11 Joey Rinne

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