May 15, 2004 Results

Pevely, MO (May 15, 2004) Two inches of rain just 24 hours earlier and cool temperatures provided a very fast surface around the high banked I-55 Raceway. A huge field of 122 racecars field the pit area to provide the fast paced action.

Twenty-nine U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model were on hand and Randy Korte of Highland, IL found the right combination and simply dominated the feature event. Korte led every lap and would pull away to a comfortable lead after each restart. The event was plagued with several cautions allowing only twelve of the original twenty-four starters to finish the event. Two starters failed to take the green on the original start, John Lansford broke on the pace lap and Roger Brickler lost a right rear tire on the pace, although he would return back to the event after missing the first few laps. Mark Voigt was on the move toward the front early in the event, but he encountered left front suspension damage after contact with Clay Baumann which ended Voigt's night. Dean Motsinger and Tait Davenport crashed into the turn two inside wall and ended the action for both cars. Brent Kreke and Steve Sheppard made contact near the same spot a few laps later which ended their night. Ed Dixon suffered a blown head gasket half way through the event.

Matt Taylor had an impressive run for the second straight week at I-55 Raceway, as he worked his way up to finish second in the main event. Jeff Johns had his best run all season as he battled with Taylor and came home third. Danny Haynes crossed the line fourth in the main event after picking up a qualifying heat win earlier in the evening. Clay Baumann completed the top five as he also ran up near the front of the pack all evening long.

The U.M.P. Modified division had a huge turn out of cars as some fourty-four cars checked in at the gate. Bobby Bittle, known as the "Belleville Bullet", got out his broom and swept the night's events. Dave Wibbenmeyer did slow roll over in turn two after getting into the outside wall, while at the same time the three cars running in the top five crashed in turn three. That crash involved Brian Worley, Scott Weber and Dean Hoffman and ended the night for Weber and Hoffman. Wibbenmeyer was uninjured and Worley got his starting spot back as the caution was displayed for Wibbenmeyer's accident. Worley would recover and come back to take second place in the main event. Bobby Martintoni made a rare appearance at I-55 Raceway and had a strong performance as he took third place in the main event. Dennis Richards recovered from contact with Chris Simmerman on the first lap and finished fourth. Jim Shereck, who had to change a left front tire during the red flag for Wibbenmeyer's accident after contact with Mark Miner powered his way to fifth.

Ricky Horton took his second straight AARA Sportsman feature win. Horton pulled away from Scott Stuppy who ran in second place for the first fourteen laps until Paul Belken made a move in lapped traffic to take second place on the final lap. Stuppy settled for third. Ed Lowry moved up from the eighth starting position to take fourth. Troy Naeger came home in the fifth position and claimed the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Hard Charger Award after starting in the twelfth position. Naeger, who happens to drive a Dodge Intrepid in the Sportsman division, gets a $200 bonus for being the hard charger.

Don Hoffman overtook Homer Mooney on the final lap of the AARA Pro 4 Stock main event after Mooney lost a tire. Mooney appeared to be on his way to an easy win before losing the tire. Mooney dropped all the way to fourth as Pat Brewer and Jim McCumminsky also beat him to the checkered flag. Dave Heinrichs rounded out the top five.

AARA Sportsman - 31 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 28 Sam Worley
2. 71 David Bardin
3. 8 Ed Lowry
4. 01 Steve Borgetti

Heat 2:
1. 00 Scott Stuppy
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. 46 Paul Belken
4. 3P Bob Prince

Heat 3:
1. 31 Ricky Horton
2. 18 Buddy Lowry
3. 66 Darren Holland
4. 12 Troy Naeger

Dash:
1. 31 Ricky Horton
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 24 Paul Bauman
4. 46 Paul Belken

Semi:
1. 92 Jim Abshier
2. 99 Robbie Hoffman
3. 30 Mike Nicholson
4. 64 Lee Bowers
5. 56 Tony Sarkis
6. 48 Chuck Crossland
7. 11 Darrell Crismon
8. 411 Marty Heck
9. 21 Brad McKinnon
DNS. 53 Rob Denny
DNS. 100 D.J. Griffaw
DNS. 27 Nathan Walsh
DNS. 105 Matt Hancock

Feature:
1. 31 Ricky Horton
2. 46 Paul Belken
3. 00 Scott Stuppy
4. 8 Ed Lowry
5. 12 Troy Naeger
6. 28 Sam Worley
7. 18 Buddy Lowry
8. 71 David Bardin
9. 66 Darren Holland
10. 01 Steve Borgetti
11. 28 Tom Smallwood
12. 75 Ron Imm
13. 3P Bob Prince
14. 55 Jason Keller
15. 30 Mike Nicholson
16. 24 Paul Bauman
17. 97 John Goodson
18. 69 Mark Hunter
19. 99 Robbie Hoffman
20. 48 Chuck Crossland
21. 64 Lee Bowers
22. 128 Lee Clardy
23. 11 Darrell Crismon
24. 21 Brad McKinnon

UMP Late Models - 29 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 00 Randy Korte
3. 3L Matt Taylor
4. 82 Roger Brickler

Heat 2:
1. 5S Steve Sheppard
2. 77 Clay Baumann
3. 87 Ken Rumble
4. 4S Steve Unterbrink

Heat 3:
1. 47 Danny Haynes
2. 30 Mark Voigt
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 2J Dave Jumper

Dash:
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 95 Jeff Johns
3. 47 Danny Haynes
4. 3L Matt Taylor

Semi:
1. 8 Kyle Steffens
2. 6 Tait Davenport
3. 28 Don Klein
4. 44 Dean Motsinger
5. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
6. 13 Brent Kreke
7. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
8. 67 Mark Oller
DNS. 21 Justin Anderson
DNS. 70 Mark McClintock
DNS. 14U Bruce Unterbrink

Feature:
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 3L Matt Taylor
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 47 Danny Haynes
5. 77 Clay Baumann
6. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
7. 11 Kevin Gundaker
8. 4S Steve Unterbrink
9. 28 Don Klein
10. 2J Dave Jumper
11. 55 John Pitts, Jr.
12. 7 Rich Lawson
13. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
14. 82 Roger Brickler
15. 5S Steve Sheppard
16. 13 Brent Kreke
17. 50 Ed Dixon
18. 44 Dean Motsinger
19. 6 Tait Davenport
20. 30 Mark Voigt
21. 8 Kyle Steffens
22. 87 Ken Rumble
23. B1 Nick Bauman
24. 42 John Lansford

UMP Modifieds - 44 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 166 Brian Worley
2. 19 Chris Simmerman
3. 17 Jim Shereck
4. 1W Ray Walsh

Heat 2:
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 57 Rick Stevenson
3. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
4. 00 Ricky Waggoner

Heat 3:
1. 18 Brent Thompson
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. 377 Casey Pearson
4. 7 Mark Miner

Heat 4:
1. 48 Bobby Martintoni
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 29 Jeff LeBaube
4. 12 Tom Ratajczyk

Heat 5:
1. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
2. 1D Dean Hoffman
3. 22X Clint Eckenrodt
4. 11 Matt Goulden

Dash:
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 48 Bobby Martintoni
3. 166 Brian Worley
4. 99 Brian Wolfmeier

Semi #1:
1. 88 Joe Puricelli
2. 41 Larry Hull
3. 44 Mark Stanfill
4. 87 Gary Haynes
5. 41 Stu Springer
6. 56 Kevin Epperson
7. 8X James Reed
8. 2B Mike Null, Jr.
9. 6 Matt Naeger
10. 51 John Hoffman
11. 21 Karl Adams
12. 20 Dan Zander

Semi #2:
1. C6 Ray Wagner
2. 59 Rich Whaley
3. C4 Chris Soutiea
4. 23 Dylan Sharp
5. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
6. 62K Leo Kiefer
7. 44H Ken Hulger
8. 11X Jarrett Johnson
9. 9W Doug Wood
10. 95 Jerry Grither
11. 10 Todd McGraw
DNS. 45M Eric Mabery

Feature:
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 166 Brian Worley
3. 48 Bobby Martintoni
4. 21 Dennis Richards
5. 17 Jim Shereck
6. 1W Ray Walsh
7. 7 Mark Miner
8. 59 Rich Whaley
9. C6 Ray Wagner
10. 18 Brent Thompson
11. 00 Ricky Waggoner
12. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
13. 29 Jeff LeBaube
14. 41 Larry Hull
15. 88 Joe Puricelli
16. 22X Clint Eckenrodt
17. 57 Rick Stevenson
18. 377 Casey Pearson
19. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
20. 4J Scott Weber
21. 1D Dean Hoffman
22. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
23. 11G Matt Goulden
24. 19 Chris Simmerman

AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 18 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 10H Homer Mooney
2. 18 Bob Price
3. 8 Pat Brewer
4. 31 Jim McCumminsky

Heat 2:
1. 188 Gary Price
2. 57 Don Hoffman
3. 88 Scott Price
4. 343 Butch Hartman

Feature:
1. 57 Don Hoffman
2. 8 Pat Brewer
3. 31 Jim McCumminsky
4. 10H Homer Mooney
5. 21 Dave Heinrichs
6. 19 Steve Ide
7. 18 Bob Price
8. 343 Butch Hartman
9. 32 Larry Kirkpatrick
10. 4 Joel Potter
11. 28 Scott Geary
12. 88 Scott Price
13. 180 Alan Conner
14. 29 Dave Thompson
15. 23 Chris Roark
16. 188 Gary Price
DNS. 48 Clarence Davis
DNS. 77 Ron Lyons

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