June 28, 2003 Results

Pevely, MO (June 28, 2003) A huge crowd came out for Fan Appreciation Night at I-55 Raceway to see Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader battle with the weekend warriors in the U.M.P. Late Model division. But it was the young driver from Riverton, IL, Justin Allgaier that stole the show.

Allgaier took the lead on the opening lap from his pole starting position as he beat outside front row starter Ed Dixon into the first turn. Allgaier moved up to the top of the track and kept a fast pace up on the cushion. Dixon moved to the bottom and moved past Allgaier for the lead on lap nine. Dixon would only lead for three laps before he suffered a flat left rear tire and brought out the caution. That allowed Mark Gansmann and Tony Stewart to move up and challenge Allgaier for the lead. Gansmann applied the most pressure as pulled along side Allgaier lap after lap as they went through the corners, but Allgaier pulled ahead down each straight away. Tony Stewart brought out the events final caution as he spun on the final lap coming out of turn four as he battled with Allgaier and Gansmann for the lead. That set up a one lap shootout for the win. Allgaier held off Gansmann and picked up the win. Brian Wolfmeier was third, Dean Hoffman fourth and Kevin Gundaker rounded out the top five. Ken Schrader was involved in a crash in his qualifying heat race and was unable to make repairs for the feature.

Dairy Queen, who is a new track sponsor at I-55 Raceway had a special promotion for Fan Appreciation Night. Before the late model feature, all the drivers names were put into a hat and one name was drawn. If that driver wins the feature that night, everyone in attendance gets a coupon for a free Sundae at Dairy Queen. Justin Allgaier's name was the one drawn before the start of the feature. With his win, I-55 Raceway handed out 5,000 coupons for a free Sundae.

In the U.M.P. Modified division, it was the current track point leader Ray Walsh who dominated as he swept the night's events. Jim Shereck had his best run of the season at I-55 Raceway as he came home second. Brian Wolfmeier was third, Bobby Bittle fourth and Brian Worley fifth.

Paul Belken picked up the win in the AARA Sportsman division. Belken led all fifteen laps as he held of Paul Bauman who was second. David Bardin came home third, Ed Lowry fourth and Steve Borgetti was fifth.

AARA Sportsman - 34 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 8 Ed Lowry
2. 46 Paul Belken
3. 66 Darren Holland
4. 36 Bob Schmidt

Heat 2:
1. 111 Zac Parks
2. 98 David Bardin
3. 11 Tim Meara
4. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.

Heat 3:
1. 24 Paul Bauman
2. 50 Eric Rudd
3. 3P Bob Prince
4. 7 Craig Wodicker

Heat 4:
1. 01 Steve Borgetti
2. 19 Jimmy Cummins
3. 21 Gary McKinnon
4. 30 Mike Nicholson

Dash:
1. 8 Ed Lowry
2. 46 Paul Belken
3. 24 Paul Bauman
4. 98 David Bardin

Semi:
1. 86 Doug Kim
2. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
3. 411 Marty Heck
4. 103 Randy Dickman
5. 54 Jim Wisenewski
6. 64 Lee Bowers
7. 27 Nathan Walsh
8. 91 Dave Blanc
9. 10 Todd McGraw
10. 78 Rick Barker
11. 128 Lee Clardy
DNS. 87 Gary Haynes
DNS. 69 Mark Hunter
DNS. 4 Ricky Horton

Feature:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. 98 David Bardin
4. 8 Ed Lowry
5. 01 Steve Borgetti
6. 3P Bob Prince
7. 50 Eric Rudd
8. 00 Scott Stuppy
9. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
10. 42 Greg Stumbaugh
11. 66 Darren Holland
12. 86 Doug Kim
13. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
14. 21 Brad McKinnon
15. 51 John Hoffman
16. 54 Jim Wisenewski
17. 411 Marty Heck
18. 103 Randy Dickman
19. 36 Bob Schmidt
20. 111 Zac Parks
21. 19 Jimmy Cummins
22. 30 Mike Nicholson
23. 7 Craig Wodicker
24. 77 Randy Kueker

U.M.P. Modifieds - 28 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 71 Jay Hughes
3. 89 Bobby Bittle
4. 9W Doug Wood

Heat 2:
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
3. 166 Brian Worley
4. 56 Kevin Epperson

Heat 3:
1. 3R Leon Rakers
2. 17 Jim Shereck
3. 8X James Reed
4. 70 Josh Russell

Dash:
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
3. 17 Jim Shereck
4. 89 Bobby Bittle

Semi:
1. 23 Dylan Sharp
2. 88 Joe Puricelli
3. 21 Dennis Richards
4. X1 Dave Sandage
5. 95B Jim Bieshir
6. 58 Eugene Hoffman
7. 159 Kevin Gegg
8. 35 Mark Stolle
DNS. 73 Chris Moyer
DNS. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
DNS. 51 John Hoffman
DNS. 22X Clint Eckenrodt

Feature:
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 17 Jim Shereck
3. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
4. 89 Bobby Bittle
5. 166 Brian Worley
6. 59 Rich Whaley
7. 3R Leon Rakers
8. 56 Kevin Epperson
9. 88 Joe Puricelli
10. 21 Dennis Richards
11. 41 Larry Hull
12. X1 Dave Sandage
13. 8X James Reed
14. Z34 Steve Zelch, Jr.
15. C4 Chris Soutiea
16. 9W Doug Wood
17. 159 Kevin Gegg
18. 58 Eugene Hoffman
19. 70 Josh Russell
20. 71 Jay Hughes
21. 23 Dylan Sharp
DQ. 51 John Hoffman - LIGHT
DQ. 22X Clint Eckenrodt - LIGHT
DQ. 95B Jim Beishir - LIGHT

U.M.P. Late Models - 28 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 20 Mark Gansmann
2. 1A Justin Allgaier
3. 11Z Brian Collins
4. 2J Dave Jumper

Heat 2:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
3. 11 Kevin Gundaker
4. 1D Dean Hoffman

Heat 3:
1. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
2. 47 Danny Haynes
3. 98 Tony Stewart
4. 28 Don Klein

Dash:
1. 1A Justin Allgaier
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
4. 441 Brian Wolfmeier

Feature:
1. 1A Justin Allgaier
2. 20 Mark Gansmann
3. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
4. 1D Dean Hoffman
5. 11 Kevin Gundaker
6. 77 Clay Baumann
7. 8 Kyle Steffens
8. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
9. 67 Mark Oller
10. 50 Ed Dixon
11. 46 Paul Belken
12. 28 Don Klein
13. 2J Dave Jumper
14. 13 Brent Kreke
15. 11A Mike Abney
16. 66 Jim Gibson
17. 23 Brian Garner
18. 98 Tony Stewart
19. 13S Charlie Savage
20. 82 Billy Laycock
21. 68 Tom Fitzgerald
22. 47 Danny Haynes
23. 78 Tommy Worley, Sr.
24. 44 Dean Motsinger
25. 11Z Brian Collins
DNS. 99 Ken Schrader
DNS. 9B Chuck Baird
DNS. 70 Rich Lawson

AARA Wannabeez - 15 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 99 Robbie Hoffman
2. 26 Rob Inman
3. 8B Pat Brewer
4. 6 Joe Gruhala

Heat 2:
1. 11 Chad Carter
2. 3 Steve LaRocque
3. 21 Dave Heinrichs
4. 8 Ken Williams

Feature:
1. 01 Robert Denny
2. 11 Chad Carter
3. 21 Dave Heinrichs
4. 8B Pat Brewer
5. 188 Gary Price
6. 57 Don Hoffman
7. 99 Robbie Hoffman
8. 77 Ron Lyons
9. 58 Sharon Hoffman
10. 2 Glenn Roland
11. 8W Ken Williams
12. 6 Joe Gruhala
13. 3 Steve LaRocque
14. 26 Rob Inman
DNS. 10H Homer Mooney

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