September 28, 2002 Results

Moyer, Weber & Haynes take Pepsi Nationals Victories!

Pevely, MO (September 28, 2002) Beautiful weather brought out a huge crowd to the 20th Annual I-55 Raceway Pepsi Nationals. A large field of cars were also on hand as 123 racecars were on hand.

Forty-one UMP Late Models were in attendance to compete for the $10,000 top prize. Bob Pierce kicked things off by setting fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.353 seconds around the 1/3 mile oval.

Billy Moyer earned the pole position in the main event by leading all ten laps and winning the dash. Pierce was second, Ken Schrader third and Don O'Neal fourth.

Dave Jumper picked up the win in the first of four heat races. Bret Sievert was a close second and Brent Slocum third

Mark Oller took the second heat, with sixteen year old Justin Allgaier finishing second and Billy Faust was third.

UMP Late Model National Point Leader Terry English took the third heat, with Shannon Babb second and Danny Haynes third.

The fourth heat went to Brian Birkhofer, who edged out Mark Burgtorf by a nose. Third went to Roger Long.

Todd Rehg and Johnny Johnson took the last chance qualifiers.

The 40 lap UMP Late Model feature got off to a fast start as Billy Moyer jumped out to the lead early from the pole position. Bob Pierce battled Moyer early until the caution flew on lap eight as Brian Wolfmeier found the wall in turn four. On the restart, Moyer immediately jumped back out front with Pierce taking second and Schrader third. The battle raged on as they raced through lapped traffic until the caution flew for a second time on lap 22 as Terry English came to a stop with a flat tire. Moyer once again showed his dominance as he pulled away on the restart, leaving Pierce to battle Schrader and Ed Dixon for second. The final caution would fly on lap 28 as Brian Birkhofer spun in turn one after taking the fourth spot from Ed Dixon. Moyer once again pulled away and went on to take the win. Bob Pierce was second, Ken Schrader third, Ed Dixon fourth and Bret Sievert rounded out the top five.

Kevin Weaver led the final eight laps of the special dash, picking up $2000 for his efforts. Weaver, whos car broke during qualifying, borrowed Roger Long's car for the dash. Terry English was second, Don O'Neal third and Ed Dixon fourth.

Scott Weber held off the challenge of Jim Shereck to win his fourth straight I-55 Pepsi Nationals Title in the UMP Modified division. A huge crash happened on lap 23 when Jim Shereck hit the wall on the back straightaway and slowed. The crash eliminated Shereck, Rick Conoyer, Dewayne Eakright, Joe Puricelli and John Hobson. Kyle Byerline and Jerry Grither were also in the crash but were able to continue. Rusty Griffaw followed Weber across the line for second, with Kyle Byerline taking third, Jerry Grither fourth and Dean Hoffman completed the top five.

Danny Haynes, who pulled double duty by racing in the AARA Sportsman division, took the Sportsman win. Haynes held off three other cars in the final seven laps to earn the victory. Mark Blanke, Scott Stuppy and Dave Jenkins, who finished second, third and fourth, all took turns pulling along side Haynes for the lead as the laps were winding down. Todd McGraw came home fifth.

UMP Late Models 41 Cars
Qualifying
Bob Pierce 13.353
Billy Moyer 13.412
Don O'Neal 13.448
Steve Shive 13.608
Dave Jumper 13.62
Ken Schrader 13.62
Roger Long 13.672
Ed Dixon 13.677
Bret Sievert 13.697
Terry English 13.709
Mark Oller 13.728
Shannon Babb 13.739
Brian Birkhofer 13.757
Brent Slocum 13.79
Billy Faust 13.79
Bruce Unterbrink 13.845
Kevin Weaver 13.845
Brent Larson 13.857
Justin Allgaier 13.886
Danny Haynes 13.928
Ken Rumble 14.095
Todd Rehg 14.138
Ron McQuerry 14.145
Clay Baumann 14.147
Brian Wolfmeier 14.157
Chuck Baird 14.183
Jay Johnson 14.188
Don Klein 14.275
Johnny Johnson 14.302
Dick Taylor 14.402
Danny Woodworth 14.413
Jimmy Burwell 14.46
Mark Burgtorf 14.467
Dewayne Kiefer 14.47
Tim Ratajczyk 14.56
Mike Mudd 15.066
Tim Bohm 15.1
Brian Stephens 15.133
Mike Mullvain 15.153
Tim Eaves 15.484
Rich Lawson NT

Dash:
Lineup
Moyer-Schrader
Pierce-Shive
O’Neal-Jumper
Ratajczyk-English
Dixon

1. 21 Billy Moyer
2. 32 Bob Pierce
3. 99 Ken Schrader
4. 71 Don O’Neal
5. 51 Steve Shive
6. 50 Ed Dixon
7. 2J Dave Jumper
8. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
9. 96 Terry English

Heat 1:
1. 2J Dave Jumper
2. 5 Bret Sievert
3. 5 Brent Slocum
4. W1LD Todd Rehg

Heat 2:
1. 67 Mark Oller
2. 1A Justin Allgaier
3. 26 Billy Faust
4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

Heat 3:
1. 96 Terry English
2. 18 Shannon Babb
3. 47 Danny Haynes
4. 14U Bruce Unterbrink

Heat 4:
1. 15B Brian Birkhofer
2. 7 Mark Burgtorf
3. 36 Roger Long
4. 99 Johnny Johnson

Special Dash: ($2000 to win, $200 to start)
1. 36 Kevin Weaver
2. 96 Terry English
3. 71 Don O’Neal
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 32 Bob Pierce
6. 21 Billy Moyer
7. 99 Ken Schrader
8. 18 Shannon Babb
9. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

Semi #1: (Top 3 Transfer)
1. W1LD Todd Rehg
2. 4 Mike Mullvain
3. 1DW Danny Woodworth
4. 9B Chuck Baird
5. 24 Dick Taylor
6. 34 Mike Mudd
7. 97 Tim Eaves
8. 8 Brent Larson
9. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
10. 13 Dewayne Kiefer
DNS. 8 Ron McQuerry
DNS. 5 Jay Johnson

Semi #2 (Top 3 Transfer)
1. 99 Johnny Johnson
2. 37 Brian Wolfmeier
3. 14U Bruce Unterbrink
4. 44 Jimmy Burwell
5. 87 Ken Rumble
6. 77 Clay Baumann
7. 28 Don Klein
8. 1 Tim Bohm
9. 84 Brian Stephens
DNS. B12 Kevin Weaver
DNS. 70 Rich Lawson

Feature:
1. 21 Billy Moyer
2. 32 Bob Pierce
3. 99 Ken Schrader
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 5 Bret Sievert
6. 71 Don O’Neal
7. 18 Shannon Babb
8. 36 Roger Long
9. 7 Mark Burgtorf
10. 4 Mike Mullvain
11. 67 Mark Oller
12. 1A Justin Allgaier
13. 51 Steve Shive
14. 96 Terry English
15. 2J Dave Jumper
16. 47 Danny Haynes
17. 99 Johnny Johnson
18. 5 Brent Slocum
19. W1LD Todd Rehg
20. 14U Bruce Unterbrink
21. 1DW Danny Woodworth
22. 15B Brian Birkhofer
23. 26 Billy Faust
24. 37 Brian Wolfmeier

UMP Modifieds 45 Cars
Heat 1:
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. 3R Leon Rakers
3. 1D Dean Hoffman
4. 2F Josh Ferguson

Heat 2:
1. 41 Stu Springer
2. 14C Rick Conoyer
3. 11E Dewayne Eakright
4. 8 Kirk Murphy

Heat 3:
1. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
2. 77 Rick Stevenson
3. 9W Doug Wood
4. 88 Joe Puricelli

Heat 4:
1. 17 Jim Shereck
2. 95 Jerry Grither
3. 16J Darrell Hoffman
4. 29 Jeff LeBaube

Heat 5:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 11 Kyle Byerline
3. 6 Ray Wagner
4. 00 Steve Picou

Dash:
1. 17 Jim Shereck
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 16 Rusty Griffaw
4. 14C Rick Conoyer

Semi #1:
1. 59 Rich Whaley
2. 51 John Hoffman
3. 22G Steve Grotz
4. 01 Don Kiger
5. 25 Denny Tribout, Jr.
6. 15 Doug Blair
7. X1 Dave Sandage
8. C4 Chris Soutiea
9. 10 Todd Ferber
10. 45M Eric Mabery
DNS. 41 Larry Hull
DNS. 1W Ray Walsh
DNS. 70 Ken Peters

Semi #2:
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 16 John Hobson
3. 11 Marty Kopp
4. 71 Jay Hughes
5. 377 Casey Pearson
6. 56 Mike Crader
7. 81 Mike Barbeau
8. 14X Tim Burdell
9. 94 Larry Copeland
10. 8 Mark Stolle
DNS. 05 Carey Carriker
DNS. 90 Tim Meara

Feature:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. 11 Kyle Byerline
4. 95 Jerry Grither
5. 1D Dean Hoffman
6. 89 Bobby Bittle
7. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
8. 29 Jeff LeBaube
9. 3R Leon Rakers
10. 9W Doug Wood
11. 2F Josh Ferguson
12. 41 Stu Springer
13. 77 Rick Stevenson
14. 6 Ray Wagner
15. 00 Steve Picou
16. 16J Darrell Hoffman
17. 51 John Hoffman
18. 17 Jim Shereck
19. 14C Rick Conoyer
20. 11E Dewayne Eakright
21. 88 Joe Puricelli
22. 16H John Hobson
23. 59 Rich Whaley
24. 8 Kirk Murphy

AARA Sportsman 37 Cars
Heat 1:
1. 28 Tom Smallwood
2. 23 Todd Frolic
3. 47 Ricky Horton
4. 63 Bob Casey

Heat 2:
1. 72 David Grzywacz
2. D5 Dave Jenkins
3. 00 Scott Stuppy
4. 94 Mark Clary

Heat 3:
1. 36 Danny Haynes
2. 17H Dave Heimos
3. 91 Jeff LeBaube
4. 105 Matt Hancock

Heat 4:
1. 38D Mark Blanke
2. 10 Todd McGraw
3. 98 David Bardin
4. 01 Steve Borgetti

Dash:
1. 72 David Grzywacz
2. 28 Tom Smallwood
3. 36 Danny Haynes
4. 38D Mark Blanke

Semi #1:
1. 66 Darren Holland - DQ: Did Not Weigh
2. 18 Pat Chalmers
3. 111 Zac Parks
4. 411 Marty Heck
5. 21 Gary McKinnon
6. 93 Mark Hunter
7. 19 Mike McGinnity
8. 94 Mark Clary
DNS. 27 Nathan Walsh

Semi #2:
1. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
2. 497 Frank Melton
3. 8 Scott Geary
4. 31P Clint Prince
5. 71 Bill Russell
6. 43 Mike Harris
7. 187 Jim Hardesty
DNS. 7 Craig Wodicker

Feature:
1. 36 Danny Haynes
2. 38D Mark Blanke
3. 00 Scott Stuppy
4. D5 Dave Jenkins
5. 10 Todd McGraw
6. 91 Jeff LeBaube
7. 23 Todd Frolik
8. 28 Tom Smallwood
9. D40 Ed DeMille
10. 3P Bob Prince
11. 98 David Bardin
12. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
13. 105 Matt Hancock
14. 18 Pat Chalmers
15. 01 Steve Borgetti
16. 19 Jimmy Cummins
17. 497 Frank Melton
18. 63 Randy Dietzel
19. 11 Darrell Crismon
20. 72 David Grzywacz
21. 47 Ricky Horton
22. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
23. 17H Dave Heimos
24. 411 Marty Heck
25. 111 Zac Parks

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