June 8, 2002 Results

Ratajczyk Roars to Victory at I-55!

Pevely, MO (June 8, 2002) A near perfect evening for racing brought out a huge crowd and a lot of cars to I-55 Raceway. One hundred twenty one cars came through the gates to challenge the high banks including the current UMP National Late Model Point leader Terry English.

Current track point leader Tim Ratajczyk kicked things off in the UMP Late Model division by besting Mark Oller and Dave Jumper in the first heat. In the second heat, Terry English worked his way from a last row starting spot to claim the win. Billy Faust was second and Don Klein third. In the third heat, Jim Durbin pulled away and picked up the win over Mark Burgtorf and Clay Baumann. Terry English jumped out front and handily won the dash over Jim Durbin and Tim Ratajczyk.

In the twenty-five lap main event, Terry English took off from his pole starting position and began to open up a sizeable lead. However, Tim Ratajczyk found the fast way around the track using the very bottom and began to reel in English. Ratajczyk made the pass for the lead on the tenth lap and was able to hold off the challenges of English. Ratajczyk was able to work his way through lapped traffic and take the victory. Ed Dixon charged through the field from his eighteenth starting spot, after having a flat tire in his heat, to finish fourth behind Jim Durbin. Mark Oller came home fifth.

In the UMP Modified division, Scott Weber ended Rich Whaley's winning streak after Whaley had swept the events the two previous weeks. Whaley didn't make it easy for Weber, as he stayed glued to Weber's rear bumper for the entire twenty laps. Weber never made a mistake and Whaley had to settle for second. Rusty Griffaw was third, Tom Ratajczyk fourth and Kyle Steffens fifth.

Paul Belken continued his dominance in the AARA Sportsman division as he completed yet another sweep. Scott Stuppy kept it interesting, but could never make it past Belken and settled for second. Ricky Horton, Dan Dixon and Marty Heck rounded out the top five.

Rick Ruch brought his mighty Mustang to I-55 and won his second straight RAMS feature in as many nights. Marty Boyer made a few attempts to get under Ruch for the lead, but could never make it stick and came home second. Kenny Harris was third, Shannon Burch fourth and RAMS Series points leader Jathon Cruse completed the top five.


AARA Sportsman (40 Cars)
Heat 1:
1. 500 Dan Dixon
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 7 Craig Wodicker
4. 66 Darren Holland

Heat 2:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 411 Marty Heck
3. 166 Sam Worley
4. 15 Jim Troutman

Heat 3:
1. 4 Ricky Horton
2. 01 Steve Borgetti
3. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
4. 10 Todd McGraw

Heat 4:
1. 20 Gary McKinnon
2. 28 Tom Smallwood
3. 27 Nathan Walsh
4. 711 Bob Ader

Dash:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 4 Ricky Horton
4. 500 Dan Dixon

Semi #1:
1. 24 Paul Bauman
2. 146 Douglas Kim
3. 16 Bob Schmidt
4. 34 Ray Wohlschlaeger
5. 92 Jim Abshier
6. 17H Dave Heimos
7. 61 Mike Whitter
8. 33 Dale Carroll
9. 51 Gene Hoffman
10. 105 Matt Hancock

Semi #2:
1. D5 Dave Jenkins
2. 6 Brian Noeth
3. 111 Zac Parks
4. 21 Brad McKinnon
5. 75 Ron Imm
6. 19 Brad Grantham
7. 350 Robert Dill
DNS. 16F Frank Melton
DNS. D40 Ed DeMille
DNS. 98 David Bardin
DNS. 119 Mike McGinnity

Feature:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 4 Ricky Horton
4. 500 Dan Dixon
5. 411 Marty Heck
6. 01 Steve Borgetti
7. 38D Mark Blanke
8. 10 Todd McGraw
9. D5 Dave Jenkins
10. 166 Sam Worley
11. 16 Bob Schmidt
12. 24 Paul Bauman
13. 44 Nick Werner
14. 28 Tom Smallwood
15. 6 Brian Noeth
16. 15 Jim Troutman
17. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
18. 8 Buddy Lowry
19. 146 Douglas Kim
20. 20 Gary McKinnon
21. 7 Craig Wodicker
22. 711 Bob Ader
23. 27 Nathan Walsh
24. 111 Zac Parks


UMP Late Models (20 Cars)
Heat 1:
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 67 Mark Oller
3. 2J Dave Jumper
4. 37 Brian Wolfmeier

Heat 2:
1. 96 Terry English
2. 26 Billy Faust
3. 28 Don Klein
4. 47 Danny Haynes

Heat 3:
1. 3D Jim Durbin
2. 7 Mark Burgtorf
3. 77 Clay Baumann
4. 51 Steve Shive

Dash:
1. 96 Terry English
2. 3D Jim Durbin
3. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
4. 67 Mark Oller

Feature:
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 96 Terry English
3. 3D Jim Durbin
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 67 Mark Oller
6. 7 Mark Burgtorf
7. 26 Billy Faust
8. 2J Dave Jumper
9. 51 Steve Shive
10. 37 Brian Wolfmeier
11. 77 Clay Baumann
12. 33 Jason Frankel
13. 47 Danny Haynes
14. 28 Don Klein
15. 44 Dean Motsinger
16. 82 Billy Laycock
17. 12 Mark Schaefer
18. 23 Brian Garner
19. 10 Rodney Pense
DNS. 53 Lee Thomason


UMP Modifieds (39 Cars)
Heat 1:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
4. 314 Jeff Masson

Heat 2:
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. 1D Dean Hoffman
3. 18 Brent Thompson
4. 70 Ken Peters

Heat 3:
1. 3S Dan Schlup
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 6 Ray Wagner
4. 88 Joe Puricelli

Heat 4:
1. 59 Rich Whaley
2. 8 Kyle Steffens
3. 3R Leon Rakers
4. 14 Leroy Haney

Dash:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. 89 Bobby Bittle
4. 59 Rich Whaley

Semi #1:
1. 11Z Brian Collins
2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
3. 262 Bobby Allen
4. X1 Dave Sandage
5. 51 John Hoffman
6. C4 Chris Soutiea
7. 10 Todd Ferber
DNS. 41 Larry Hull
DNS. 14K Loren Knox
DNS. 78 Rich Lawson

Semi #2:
1. 45M Eric Mabery
2. 166 Brian Worley
3. 56 Kevin Epperson
4. 8 Kirk Murphy
5. 95B Jim Beishir
6. 32 Eldrid Winebaugh
7. 23 Dylan Sharp
DNS. 116 D.J. Griffaw
DNS. 07 Paul Rice

Feature:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 59 Rich Whaley
3. 16 Rusty Griffaw
4. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
5. 8 Kyle Steffens
6. 11Z Brian Collins
7. 3R Leon Rakers
8. 14 Leroy Haney
9. 6 Ray Wagner
10. 18 Brent Thompson
11. 444 Matt Simpson
12. 45M Eric Mabery
13. 166 Brian Worley
14. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
15. 9W Doug Wood
16. 314 Jeff Masson
17. 70 Ken Peters
18. 24 Mike Crader
19. 88 Joe Puricelli
20. 3S Dan Schlup
21. 89 Bobby Bittle
22. 9D Dan Hoffman
23. 21 Dennis Richards
24. 1D Dean Hoffman

AARA Wannabeez (6 Cars)
Heat:
1. 21 Dave Heinrichs
2. 2
3. 01 Robert Denny
4. 65 Jared Schultz

RAMS Mini Stocks (16 Cars)
Heat 1:
1. 36 Marty Boyer
2. 17 Jathon Cruse
3. 66 Shannon Burch
4. 00 Carl Belleu

Heat 2:
1. 6 Rick Ruch
2. 14 Keith Buckley
3. 52 Kenny Harris
4. 5 David Woffard, Jr.

Feature:
1. 6 Rick Ruch
2. 36 Marty Boyer
3. 52 Kenny Harris
4. 66 Shannon Burch
5. 17 Jathon Cruse
6. 00 Carl Belleu
7. 18 Bruce Boren
8. 5 David Woffard, Jr.
9. 13 Rusty Voyles
10. 21 Bill Nickelson
11. 2 Chuck White
12. 3 Brian Cox
13. 9 Michael Whitehead
14. 14 Keith Buckley
15. 42 Dustin Winick
DNS. 1 Kevin Buckley

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