August 3, 2002 Results

Dixon, Hoffman & Bauman roll to victory!

Pevely, MO (August 3, 2002) Another day of blistering heat greeted the drivers and fans at I-55 Raceway. The action on the track was just as hot. In the UMP Late Model division, a four car battle for the lead raged on during the early laps. Tim Ratajczyk took the early lead from the pole position. Jim Durbin pulled along side Ratajczyk on the high side lap after lap. Meanwhile, Ed Dixon stayed right behind those two, looking for an opening. As those three battled, Clay Baumann pulled up to join the fight. On lap eight, Dixon finally moved past Durbin to take over second. As the leaders moved into lapped traffic, Dixon found the quickest way through and took the lead from Ratajczyk. Ratajczyk fought back lap after lap but came up short at the end and had to settle for second. Baumann took third, with Durbin fourth and Kyle Steffens fifth.

Thirty-seven UMP Modifieds filled the pit area and kept the fans on the edge of their seats. Dean Hoffman recovered from a crash earlier in the night during the dash to claim the feature win. Hoffman led all twenty laps, holding off a late race challenge from Rich Whaley. Jim Shereck stayed right on Whaley's rear bumper to finish third, current track point leader Scott Weber worked his way through the field to finish fourth. Tom Ratajczyk rounded out the top five.

Paul Bauman claimed his second AARA Sportman win of the season. Bauman led all fifteen laps, holding off pole-sitter Danny Haynes. Ricky Horton powered his way to third, with Todd McGraw finishing fourth and Brian Worley fifth.

Dave Heinrichs buzzed away to a win in the AARA Wannabees division.

UMP Late Models (15 Cars)
Heat 1:
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 3D Jim Durbin
3. 50 Ed Dixon
4. 14U Bruce Unterbrink

Heat 2:
1. 12 Mark Schaefer
2. 28 Don Klein
3. 11 Kyle Steffens
4. 22 Darrell Moser

Dash:
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 3D Jim Durbin
3. 50 Ed Dixon
4. 28 Don Klein
5. 11 Kyle Steffens
6. 12 Mark Schaefer

Feature:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
3. 77 Clay Baumann
4. 3D Jim Durbin
5. 11 Kyle Steffens
6. 2J Dave Jumper
7. 28 Don Klein
8. 22 Darrell Moser
9. 4E Scott Geaschel
10. 82 Billy Laycock
11. 12 Mark Schaefer
12. 12 Richie Standridge
13. 14U Bruce Unterbrink
DNS. 23 Brian Garner
DNS. 67 Mark Oller

UMP Modifieds (37 Cars)
Heat 1:
1. 1D Dean Hoffman
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. 9 Doug Wood
4. 56 Kevin Epperson

Heat 2:
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. C4 Chris Soutiea
4. 29 Jeff Lebaube

Heat 3:
1. 18 Brent Thompson
2. 17 Jim Shereck
3. 4J Scott Weber
4. 14 Leroy Haney

Heat 4:
1. 59 Rich Whaley
2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
3. 8 Kirk Murphy
4. X1 Dave Sandage

Dash:
1. 1D Dean Hoffman
2. 18 Brent Thompson
3. 59 Rich Whaley
4. 17 Jim Shereck

Semi #1:
1. 22 Steve Grotz
2. 6 Ray Wagner
3. 20 Dan Zander
4. 10 Todd Ferber
5. 70 Josh Russell
6. 99 Gary Johnson
7. 23 Dylan Sharp
8. 28 Christopher Sloan
9. 51 John Hoffman

Semi #2:
1. 3R Leon Rakers
2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
3. 78 Rich Lawson
4. 88 Joe Puricelli
5. XR7 Keith Grider
DNS. 360 B.J. Seets
DNS. 41 Stu Springer
DNS. 16K Kenny Kennedy

Feature:
1. 1D Dean Hoffman
2. 59 Rich Whaley
3. 17 Jim Shereck
4. 4J Scott Weber
5. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
6. 14 Leroy Haney
7. 29 Jeff Lebaube
8. 16 Rusty Griffaw
9. 45M Eric Mabery
10. 166 Brian Worley
11. 22G Steve Grotz
12. X1 Dave Sandage
13. 3R Leon Rakers
14. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
15. 18 Brent Thompson
16. 8 Kirk Murphy
17. C4 Chris Soutiea
18. 9 Doug Wood
19. 78 Rich Lawson
20. 56 Kevin Epperson
21. 20 Dan Zander
22. 89 Bobby Bittle
23. 6 Ray Wagner
24. 41H Larry Hull

AARA Sportsman (28 Cars)
Heat 1:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. 98 David Bardin
4. 8 Ed Lowry

Heat 2:
1. 16 Danny Haynes
2. D5 Dave Jenkins
3. 10 Todd McGraw
4. 15 Jim Troutman

Heat 3:
1. 4 Ricky Horton
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 166 Brian Worley
4. 01 Steve Borgetti

Dash:
1. 16 Danny Haynes
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. 10 Todd McGraw
4. 166 Brian Worley

Feature:
1. 24 Paul Bauman
2. 16 Danny Haynes
3. 4 Ricky Horton
4. 10 Todd McGraw
5. 166 Brian Worley
6. 00 Scott Stuppy
7. 146 Mark Blanke
8. D5 Dave Jenkins
9. 15 Jim Troutman
10. 98 David Bardin
11. 8 Ed Lowry
12. 75 Ron Imm
13. 3P Bob Prince
14. 105 Matt Hancock
15. 20 Gary McKinnon
16. 19 Jimmy Cummins
17. 6 Brian Noeth
18. 46 Paul Belken
19. 44 Nick Werner
20. 01 Steve Borgetti
21. 66 Darren Holland
22. 35 Chris Sale
23. 49 Jimmy Brown
DNS. 146 Douglas Kim
DNS. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
DNS. 17H Dave Heimos
DNS. 54 Shawn Seymour
DNS. 49 Daniel Hancock

AARA Wannabees
Heat:
1. 01 Robert Denny
2. 8 Pat Brewer
3. 51 Gene Hoffman
4. 57 Don Hoffman
5. 77 Ron Lyons

Feature:
1. 21 Dave Heinrichs
2. 01 Robert Denny
3. 51 John Hoffman
4. 72 Stan Kane
5. 8 Pat Brewer
6. 77 Ron Lyons
7. 18 Birmingham
8. 57 Don Hoffman
9. 49 John Sundstrom

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