Wild Night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 sees Randy Korte, Rusty Griffaw, Chuck Adams & Jacob Rexing with victories!

Randy Korte
Randy Korte
Rusty Griffaw
Rusty Griffaw
Chuck Adams
Chuck Adams
Jacob Rexing
Jacob Rexing

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Pevely, MO (June 23rd, 2012) - You would of thought there was a full moon out at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with all the wild action that took place. In a night that started with a tribute to long time track announcer Mike Meurer who passed away three weeks earlier, it concluded with plenty of fireworks.

Things went smooth in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division as Randy Korte sailed to victory. Korte, who earlier in the night denied his team mate Brant Kehrer his first ever heat race win at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 as he passed him for the lead exiting turn four coming to take the checkered flag, would lead all twenty-five laps enroute to his fourth win of 2012 on the high banked 1/3 mile oval. Dewayne Kiefer mounted a bit of a challenge to Korte for the lead briefly, but Korte wouldn't be denied and Kiefer would settle for a second place finish. Kehrer would have his best run of the 2012 season as he would finish third, Kenny Rumble would get the fourth spot while Jeff Herzog rounded out the top five.

Things didn't go so smooth in the UMP DIRTcar Modified main event. The feature was rolling along pretty well as Doug Wood paced the field. While battling in the top five, Conrad Miner would spin in turn four and take a hard hit from Rusty Griffaw and Joe Puricelli. Conrad Miner and Joe Puricelli's night would end while Griffaw would continue with the entire right side of his car's body torn almost completely off. Griffaw would then survive another near disaster a few laps later as tried battled in the top five as he got together with a lapped car coming down the front stretch. Griffaw's car would get airborne as he went over the left front wheel of the lapped car. Griffaw would then bounce off the inside wall with his left side of the car but would somehow continue on. As the laps began to wind down, it appeared Doug Wood was marching toward his first win of 2012. However, on lap seventeen as Wood went through turn four, his would break a rearend gear and slow with Brian Bielong right on his rear bumper forcing him to slow dramatically to avoid Wood. This allowed Paul Bauman who was running in the middle of the track to sweep past both of them and into the lead. The caution would wave for Wood's slowing car on lap eighteen giving Bauman the lead on the restart with Bielong in second. As they went back to green, Bielong would look under Bauman for the lead as they were set to battle for the final two laps, but the caution would wave again on lap nineteen with Ray Walsh was sent spinning in turn one after contact with Mark Miner. That would be the start of the fireworks as Walsh would spin Miner down the backstretch while under the caution. While under this final caution, race leader Paul Bauman would lose fuel pressure and would have to be pushed to the infield. That turned the lead over to Brian Bielong. Bielong would lead the final lap and take the checkered flag for what appeared to be his first victory in several years at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. However, after celebrating in victory lane, Bielong would go back to his pit area instead of going to the scales and post race tech area. Track officials therefore had to disqualify Bielong. That would turn the win over to second place finisher Rusty Griffaw. Mark Miner was credited with second while Josh Russell was third. Darrell Moser would be fourth while Cody Conner rounded out the top five.

The UMP DIRTcar / AARA Sportsman main event was having a great battle for the lead and shaping up for a spectacular finish when the fireworks erupted with just two laps remaining. Gary Haynes had led all thirteen laps up to that point using the lowest line possible with Trey Harris running second directly behind him. Harris would get a nose under Haynes on several occassions through the corners but Haynes would pull back ahead down the straight aways. On lap thirteen, Harris would get under Haynes with the two banging doors through turn two. Harris would get the lead down the backstretch, but Haynes would take exception to the contact Harris had given him in turn two and would drive into the side of Harris going into turn three forcing both cars all the way up the track and spinning Harris' car around. The two cars would come to a stop with their driver doors next to each other. Harris would climb from his car and as he went to Haynes' window, track officials got to Harris and got him to get back in his car. Both drivers would be sent off the track. That would turn the lead over to Chuck Adams who would lead the final two laps and pick up his second win of 2012. Troy Naeger would finish second with Jeff LeBaube getting third. Eric Hogenmiller would finish fourth while Danny Ems rounded out the top five.

Jacob Rexing claimed his seventh win of 2012 in the UMP DIRTcar / AARA Pro 4 Stock division. Rexing worked his way up from the seventh starting spot and passed leader Josh Peppers with just three laps remaining. Peppers would finish second with Andrew Wibbenmeyer taking third. Travis Bittle would get fourth while Nick Dickens completed the top five.

UMP DIRTcar Late Models
Heat 1:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 0 Randy Korte 19506 8 0 0 13.478 13.478 8
2 92k Brant Kehrer 19975 8 -0.205 0 13.881 13.881 8
3 50 Ed Dixon 19531 8 -1.793 0 14.208 14.183 2
4  1hr Ron McQuerry 19511 8 -2.615 0 14.602 13.838 5
5 2 Dave Jumper 19513 8 -3.908 0 14.898 14.17 3
6 112 Tim Ratajczyk 19522 8 -4.224 0 14.155 14.155 8
7  7z Matt Zimmerly 19512 8 -5.758 0 14.679 14.679 8
8  5a Paul Schrempf 19528 8 -9.056 0 17.393 14.717 5

Heat 2:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 0 Dewayne Kiefer 19490 8 0 0 14.249 13.572 1
2 95 Jeff Johns 20822 8 -2.801 0 14.549 14.077 1
3 11h Jeff Herzog 19504 8 -2.89 0 14.41 14.055 4
4 87 Ken Rumble 19507 8 -3.36 0 14.469 14.136 3
5 23R Paul Roider 19516 8 -6.37 0 14.638 14.138 3
6 8 Jason Pritz 20037 8 -10.537 0 15.206 14.906 2
7 86 Jason Crump 19519 0 -8 0 --- --- ---

Feature:

Place Start No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 1 OO Randy Korte 19506 25 0 0 15.239 15.004 18
2 3 0 Dewayne Kiefer 19490 25 -2.898 0 15.398 14.908 3
3 2 92k Brant Kehrer 19975 25 -8.065 0 15.532 15.201 5
4 7 87 Ken Rumble 19507 25 -8.502 0 15.558 15.199 2
5 5 11h Jeff Herzog 19504 25 -9.582 0 15.563 15.21 7
6 9 2 Dave Jumper 19513 25 -10.055 0 15.688 15.139 12
7 6 50 Ed Dixon 19531 25 -10.403 0 15.512 15.267 12
8 8  1hr Ron McQuerry 19511 25 -13.069 0 15.661 15.381 11
9 11 112 Tim Ratajczyk 19522 25 -13.86 0 15.544 15.304 15
10 4 95 Jeff Johns 20822 25 -13.869 0 15.77 15.57 13
11 13  7z Matt Zimmerly 19512 24 -1 0 16.675 15.55 18
12 10 23R Paul Roider 19516 24 -1 0 16.724 15.673 12
13 14  5a Paul Schrempf 19528 3 -22 0 16.191 16.191 3
14 12 8 Jason Pritz 20037 0 -25 0 --- --- ---
DNS 86 Jason Crump 19519 0 -25 0 --- --- ---

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds
Heat 1:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 9 Doug Wood 19984 8 0 0 14.431 14.431 8
2 X Jeff Asher 19521 8 -1.796 0 15.078 14.874 3
3 36 Conrad Miner 19874 8 -2.311 0 15.322 14.877 6
4 21 Tom Rorabacher 19852 8 -3.108 0 15.046 15.046 8
5 70 Josh Russell 19554 8 -3.266 0 14.947 14.903 7
6  3c Cody Conner 20013 8 -3.355 0 15.068 15.068 8
7 76 Eric Goetter 19890 8 -5.018 0 15.555 15.344 6
8 11 Derek Shipman 21545 4 -4 0 15.607 15.211 2
9 18d Matt Dickermann 19872 1 -7 0 16.465 16.465 1

Heat 2:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1  1W Ray Walsh 20018 8 0 0 14.668 14.324 2
2 70 Brian Bielong 20028 8 -1.936 0 15.095 14.56 3
3 7 Mark Miner 19546 8 -2.919 0 14.537 14.422 6
4 22 Darrell Moser 19887 8 -3.593 0 15.144 14.627 6
5  3L Bill Larue 19888 8 -6.242 0 15.277 15.147 2
6 61 Eric Franklin 20746 8 -6.464 0 15.369 15.018 5
7 12r Tyler Ratajczyk 19559 8 -6.615 0 15.497 15.169 7
8 66 Darron Forrest 19868 8 -9.988 0 15.072 14.982 2
9 713 Steven Gorka Jr. 19889 8 -14.309 0 17.798 15.856 6

Heat 3:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 24 Paul Bauman 19549 8 0 0 14.628 14.36 2
2 88 Joe Puricelli 19886 8 -0.95 0 14.663 14.663 8
3 16 Rusty Griffaw 19551 8 -1.402 0 14.698 14.476 4
4 17 Brad Thurston 19556 8 -2.567 0 14.887 14.732 6
5 10jyd Jim Black 19858 8 -2.907 0 15.068 14.985 2
6 62k Leo Kiefer 19560 8 -4.625 0 15.258 15.209 7
7  1a Dillon Hamm 20008 8 -10.346 0 16.293 16.111 4
8 12s Mike Stuckey 19847 4 -4 0 15.791 15.047 2

Feature:

Place Start No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 6 16 Rusty Griffaw 19551 20 -0.65 0 15.996 15.3 4
2 8 7 Mark Miner 19546 20 -1.142 0 16.313 15.375 3
3 13 70 Josh Russell 19554 20 -1.681 0 16.448 15.765 11
4 10 22 Darrell Moser 19887 20 -1.905 0 16.842 15.581 4
5 14  3c Cody Conner 20013 20 -2.362 0 16.752 15.722 1
6 16 10jyd Jim Black 19858 20 -2.882 0 16.739 15.959 14
7 24 12s Mike Stuckey 19847 20 -2.903 0 16.187 15.888 13
8 9 X Jeff Asher 19521 20 -3.334 0 16.832 16.012 4
9 19 12r Tyler Ratajczyk 19559 20 -3.481 0 16.481 15.969 4
10 18 62k Leo Kiefer 19560 20 -4.137 0 16.672 15.938 9
11 25 18d Matt Dickermann 19872 20 -4.931 0 16.663 16.009 4
12 17 61 Eric Franklin 20746 20 -5.289 0 17.539 15.984 2
13 23 66 Darron Forrest 19868 20 -5.459 0 16.87 15.939 5
14 2 24 Paul Bauman 19549 19 -1 0 16.014 15.49 18
15 4  1W Ray Walsh 20018 19 -1 0 16.401 15.261 3
16 20 76 Eric Goetter 19890 18 -2 0 18.164 15.915 1
17 15  3L Bill Larue 19888 17 -3 -1 16.878 15.992 4
18 1 9 Doug Wood 19984 16 -4 -1 15.775 15.397 2
19 21  1a Dillon Hamm 20008 12 -8 0 19.394 17.081 9
20 11 17 Brad Thurston 19556 7 -13 0 01:22.2 15.41 5
21 26 713 Steven Gorka Jr. 19889 3 -17 0 03:06.1 16.603 1
22 7 88 Joe Puricelli 19886 2 -18 1 16.009 16.009 1
23 5 36 Conrad Miner 19874 1 -19 0 15.496 15.496 1
24 12 21 Tom Rorabacher 19852 0 -20 0 --- --- ---
DQ 3 70 Brian Bielong 20028 20 0 0 15.859 15.405 3
DNS 22 11 Derek Shipman 21545 0 -20 0 --- --- ---

UMP DIRTcar / AARA Sportsman
Heat 1:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 87g Gary Haynes 19947 8 0 0 15.586 15.139 1
2 57 Trey Harris 19973 8 -1.6 0 15.385 15.385 8
3 12 Troy Naeger 19899 8 -2.218 0 15.664 15.272 3
4 29 Jeff LeBaube 19932 8 -2.481 0 15.528 15.347 7
5 269 Josh Ramer 19941 8 -5.433 0 15.953 15.824 6
6 36 Danny Ems 19928 8 -5.503 0 15.869 15.694 6
7 47 Brad Paquet 19898 8 -5.602 0 15.964 15.612 7
8 62 Troy Medley 19896 8 -6.971 0 15.917 15.917 8
9 15b Matt Brucato 19938 8 -7.474 0 16.057 16.055 7
10 34 Dave Armstrong 20039 5 -3 0 16.752 16.47 2

Heat 2:

Place No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 99 Chuck Adams 19921 8 0 0 15.63 15.377 5
2  4c Chris Soutiea 19934 8 -0.431 0 15.726 15.55 6
3 21 Eric Hogenmiller 19922 8 -0.75 0 15.824 15.698 5
4 55k Jason Keller 19940 8 -1.316 0 16.098 15.861 4
5 18b Terry Brown 19939 8 -1.829 0 16.195 15.952 5
6 29s Jerry Radeacker 20015 8 -2.728 0 16.537 16.048 5
7 105 Daniel Hancock 19936 8 -2.908 0 16.319 15.591 2
8 101 Danny Basham 19957 8 -3.165 0 16.189 15.857 6
9 5m Mike McMullen 19983 7 -1 0 16.475 16.436 3
10 327 Chuck Goodman 19999 6 -2 0 16.634 15.794 5

Feature:

Place Start No. Name Tx ID Laps Lag Adjust Last Time Fast Time Fast Lap
1 2 99 Chuck Adams 19921 15 0 0 16.683 16.552 3
2 4 12 Troy Naeger 19899 15 -0.397 0 16.729 16.68 1
3 9 29 Jeff LeBaube 19932 15 -0.566 0 16.758 16.647 13
4 6 21 Eric Hogenmiller 19922 15 -1.422 0 17.152 16.82 5
5 11 36 Danny Ems 19928 15 -1.727 0 17.135 16.614 5
6 13 47 Brad Paquet 19898 15 -1.84 0 16.925 16.548 7
7 7 18b Terry Brown 19939 15 -2.721 0 16.991 16.969 2
8 16 62 Troy Medley 19896 15 -3.215 0 17.375 16.913 6
9 10 269 Josh Ramer 19941 15 -3.924 0 17.222 17.064 12
10 5  4c Chris Soutiea 19934 15 -4.086 0 17.167 16.605 4
11 18 5m Mike McMullen 19983 15 -4.482 0 17.328 16.918 5
12 17 15b Matt Brucato 19938 15 -4.743 0 17.375 17.146 9
13 8 55k Jason Keller 19940 9 -6 0 19.309 17.425 3
14 14 105 Daniel Hancock 19936 9 -6 0 19.632 17.011 2
15 12 29s Jerry Radeacker 20015 7 -8 0 17.656 17.235 4
16 19 34 Dave Armstrong 20039 5 -10 0 17.803 17.63 2
17 1 87g Gary Haynes 19947 0 -15 -13 16.984 16.48 3
18 3 57 Trey Harris 19973 0 -15 -13 16.844 16.471 4
DNS 15 101 Danny Basham 19957 0 -15 0 --- --- ---
DNS 20 327 Chuck Goodman 19999 0 -15 0 --- --- ---

UMP DIRTcar / AARA Pro 4 Stock
Heat 1:
1. 84 Nick Dickens
2. 89T Travis Bittle
3. 17R Jacob Rexing
4. 81P Robert Price

Heat 2:
1. 21P Josh Peppers
2. 21M Willy Myers
3. 33 David Laws
4. 67J Adam Johnson

Heat 3:
1. 99 Chuck Johnson
2. 7 Jordy Schmidt
3. 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
4. 28 Bryan Gegg

Feature:
1. 17R Jacob Rexing
2. 21P Josh Peppers
3. 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
4. 89T Travis Bittle
5. 84 Nick Dickens
6. 21M Willy Myers
7. 51 Ben Cochran
8. 71 Joe Merritt
9. 7 Jordy Schmidt
10. 99 Chuck Johnson
11. 81P Robert Price
12. 27W Jeremy Wellborn
13. 67J Adam Johnson
14. 33 David Laws
15. 01 Mike McGinnitey
16. 83 Pat Brewer
17. 28 Bryan Gegg
18. 7x Joe Ramer
19. 00 Wes Kite
20. 11 Joey Rinne
21. 98 David Stuart
22. 42 Charlie David
23. 70 Mark Crady
24. 99A Jack Adams
DNS. 29S Teddy Steagall

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