May 17, 2003 Results

Pevely, MO (May 17, 2003) Rain was all around the area most of the day and evening, bringing some new faces to the I-55 Raceway from other tracks that had been rained out. Only a light mist would fall on occasion allowing I-55 Raceway to get their entire show in and keeping the racetrack very fast.

In the U.M.P. Late Model division, Mark Oller powered his way to victory for the first time this season. Oller bolted out to the lead on the opening lap from the pole position and soon faced the challenges of Jim Durbin. Durbin pulled past Oller on the second lap, however the caution flew as Kevin Gundaker hit the wall on the backstretch and came to rest in turn three. On the restart, Durbin again challenged Oller for the lead but couldn't get past. Kyle Steffens used the high side to battle with Oller and Durbin for the lead. Ed Dixon moved up from the ninth starting spot into fourth place and appeared to ready to challenge the leaders when he suffered mechanical problems and brought out the second caution. Meanwhile other cars were working their way up from deep in the field. Tim Ratajczyk, Danny Haynes and Jeremy Williams were dicing through the field making their way to the front. The caution soon flew again as Steffens suffered mechanical problems, then while still under caution, Durbin also pulled off the track with problems. That moved Tim Ratajczyk and Danny Haynes up to battle with Oller for the lead. But Oller held off their challenges for the lead and took the win. Ratajczyk was second, Haynes third, Jeremy Williams fourth and Paul Belken, Jr. fifth.

In the U.M.P. Modified division, Scott Weber moved past Leon Rakers on the third lap of the main event and pulled away to a commanding lead. Just as Weber appeared to be on his way to a convincing victory, he tangled with a lapped car sending Weber spinning in turn three. The contact broke something on the front end of Weber's car which ended his night. That left Brian Wolfmeier, Leon Rakers and Bobby Bittle to battle for the lead. Wolfmeier would hold off all challenges and take the win over Bittle. Rakers was a close third, Ray Walsh fourth and Jim Shereck fifth.

Todd McGraw led all fifteen laps of the Sportsman feature and took the win over second place finisher Ed Lowry. Paul Bauman, Bob Prince and Darren Holland rounded out the top five. The race was marred by a ten car crash on the second lap which eliminated many cars.

Dave Heinrichs completed the sweep in the Wannabee division.

U.M.P. Late Models - 22 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 67 Mark Oller
2. 8 Kyle Steffens
3. 50 Ed Dixon
4. 8 Jeremy Williams

Heat 2:
1. 41G Shawn Granderson
2. 84 Brian Stephens
3. 70 Rich Lawson
4. 28 Don Klein

Heat 3:
1. 10 Andy Pryor
2. 3 Jim Durbin
3. 5JR Billy James
4. 11 Kevin Gundaker

Dash:
1. 67 Mark Oller
2. 41G Shawn Granderson
3. 8 Kyle Steffens
4. 3 Jim Durbin

Feature:
1. 67 Mark Oller
2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
3. 47 Danny Haynes
4. 8 Jeremy Williams
5. 46 Paul Belken, Jr.
6. 5JR Billy James
7. 41G Shawn Granderson
8. 10 Rodney Pense
9. 82 Billy Laycock
10. 70 Rich Lawson
11. 84 Brian Stephens
12. 55 John Pitts
13. 41J Jarryd Holshauser
14. 2J Dave Jumper
15. 3D Jim Durbin
16. 8 Kyle Steffens
17. 50 Ed Dixon
18. 10 Andy Pryor
19. 23 Brian Garner
20. 28 Don Klein
21. 11 Kevin Gundaker
22. 44 Dean Motsinger

U.M.P. Modifieds - 38 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 41 Stu Springer
4. 14K Loren Knox

Heat 2:
1. 3R Leon Rakers
2. C4 Chris Soutiea
3. 70 Josh Russell
4. 22X Clint Eckenrodt

Heat 3:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 9W Doug Wood
3. 8M Kirk Murphy
4. 18 Brent Thompson

Heat 4:
1. 56 Kevin Epperson
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 45M Eric Mabery
4. 17 Jim Shereck

Dash:
1. 3R Leon Rakers
2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
3. 4J Scott Weber
4. 56 Kevin Epperson

Semi #1:
1. 166 Brian Worley
2. 68 Andy Anderson
3. 41 Larry Hull
4. 24 Mike Crader
5. 88 Joe Puricelli
6. 16 Rusty Griffaw
7. 15 Doug Blair
8. 8X James Reed
9. 59 Rich Whaley

Semi #2:
1. 6 Ray Wagner
2. 7 Mark Miner
3. 23 Dylan Sharp
4. 51 John Hoffman
5. 62K Leo Keifer
6. 45F Eric Franklin
7. 82 Glen Miller
8. 58D David Shepard
DNS. 58 Eugene Hoffman

Feature:
1. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 3R Leon Rakers
4. 1W Ray Walsh
5. 17 Jim Shereck
6. 9W Doug Wood
7. 56 Kevin Epperson
8. 18 Brent Thompson
9. 41 Stu Springer
10. 45M Eric Mabery
11. 14K Loren Knox
12. C4 Chris Soutiea
13. 71 Jay Hughes
14. 70 Josh Russell
15. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
16. 21 Dennis Richards
17. X1 Dave Sandage
18. 6 Ray Wagner
19. 8M Kirk Murphy
20. 68 Andy Anderson
21. 7 Mark Miner
22. 4J Scott Weber
23. 22X Clint Eckenrodt
24. 166 Brian Worley

AARA Sportsman - 23 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 8 Ed Lowry
2. 3P Bob Prince
3. 66 Darren Holland
4. 111 Zac Parks

Heat 2:
1. 10 Todd McGraw
2. 01 Steve Borgetti
3. 411 Marty Heck
4. 51 John Hoffman

Heat 3:
1. 7 Craig Wodicker
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. D5 Dave Jenkins
4. 86 Doug Kim

Dash:
1. 8 Ed Lowry
2. 10 Todd McGraw
3. 3P Bob Prince
4. D5 Dave Jenkins

Feature:
1. 10 Todd McGraw
2. 8 Ed Lowry
3. 24 Paul Bauman
4. 3P Bob Prince
5. 66 Darren Holland
6. 01 Steve Borgetti
7. D5 Dave Jenkins
8. 98 David Bardin
9. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
10. 111 Zac Parks
11. 21 Brad McKinnon
12. 92 Jim Abshier
13. 23 Mark Schnurbusch
14. 411 Marty Heck
15. 64 Lee Bowers
16. 27 Nathan Walsh
17. 7 Craig Wodicker
18. 86 Doug Kim
19. 51 John Hoffman
20. 00 Scott Stuppy
21. 69 Mark Hunter
22. 18 Buddy Lowry
DNS. 19 Jimmy Cummins

AARA Wannabees - 11 Entries
Heat:
1. 21 Dave Heinrichs
2. 8W Ken Williams
3. 10 Homer Mooney
4. 8B Pat Brewer

Feature:
1. 21 Dave Heinrichs
2. 6 Joe Gruhala
3. 8B Pat Brewer
4. 58 Sharon Hoffman
5. 57 Don Hoffman
6. 188 Gary Price
7. 10 Homer Mooney
8. 01 Robert Denny
9. 49 Dennis Harris
10. 8W Ken Williams
DNS. 99 Robbie Hoffman

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