June 26, 2004 Results

Pevely, MO (June 26, 2004) Ed Dixon of Washington, MO earned a hard fought victory in the U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model division at I-55 Raceway. Dixon held off no less than five other drivers throughout the twenty-five lap event. Billy Faust provided the most consistant pressure on Dixon, as he drove around the very bottom while Dixon used the top for most of the event. Jeff Johns, Mark Oller, Danny Haynes and Clay Baumann all took their turn at battling for the lead. At one point at about lap twelve, Faust, Haynes, Oller and Baumann battled four wide for second. Baumann would suffer a flat left rear shortly thereafter and his shot at a third straight win came to an end. Dixon held off a late charge by Faust to take the win, Faust took second, Johns moved past Oller in the final few laps to take third and Butch Kruckeberg moved up to finish behind Oller in the fifth position.

Billy Faust earned the G&M Steel Dash for Cash. Faust's victory in the dash earned him the $100 prize.

The U.M.P. Modified division kept the excitement going as it came down to a last lap pass to decide the winner. There were three and four wide battles throughout the field in the modified feature with the top six cars running in a tight group and battling for the lead throughout the event. Scott Weber, Ray Walsh, Eric Mabery and Mark Miner battled for the lead throughout the early part of the race. It wasn't long before Jim Shereck and Dean Hoffman joined the battle up front. As the race came down to the final few laps, Weber took the lead away from Walsh by using the middle of the track. Shereck moved past Mabery using the very bottom while Hoffman followed Weber through the middle. With two laps remaining, Walsh hit the wall and suffered front end damage, taking himself out the event. Weber continued running his line right down the middle of the track as Shereck closed in on him using the very bottom. Shereck pulled along side Weber going into turn one on the final lap and then pulled ahead by and half car length down the backstretch. The two battled side-by-side through the final two turns and Shereck edged Weber out at the line to get the win. Dean Hoffman crossed the line third, Mabery was fourth and Miner fifth.

The AARA Sportman division continues to be one of the most competitive classes as Ricky Horton took the lead with just two laps remaining in the main event to earn the victory. Paul Belken lead for the first thirteen laps, but Horton kept the pressure on and finally pulled off the pass. Mike Nicholson also made a late race pass on Scott Stuppy to take the third spot. Buddy Lowry followed Stuppy across the line in the fifth spot.

Ron Imm, Jr. claimed the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Hard Charger Award. Imm started seventeenth in the main event and worked his way through the field to an eighth place finish. Imm will receive a $200 bonus for being the hard charger.

Don Hoffman won his second feature event of the season in the AARA Pro 4 Stock division. Hoffman moved past Gary Price as they came down the front stretch to take the white flag. Robert Denny also got around Price and took the second spot. Price came home third, Ron Lyons fourth and Greg Truman fifth.

The RAMS Mini-Stocks made their only appearance of the season at I-55 Raceway and Dave Wofford swept the night's events. Wofford led all fifteen laps of the main event, holding off fifteen year old Jon Paul Reando. Shannon Birch took third, Rick Ruch was fourth and Chris Boyd fifth.

A.A.R.A. Sportsman - 26 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 46 Paul Belkens
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 166 Tony Wyatt

Heat 2:
1. 24 Paul Bauman
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 8 Ed Lowry
4. 01 Steve Borgetti

Heat 3:
1. 18 Buddy Lowry
2. 66 Darren Holland
3. 30 Mike Nicholson
4. 71 David Bardin

Dash:
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 18 Buddy Lowry

Feature:
1. 31 Ricky Horton
2. 46 Paul Belken
3. 30 Mike Nicholson
4. 00 Scott Stuppy
5. 18 Buddy Lowry
6. 71 David Bardin
7. 8 Ed Lowry
8. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
9. 36 Bob Schmidt
10. 01 Steve Borgetti
11. 411 Marty Heck
12. 28 Sam Worley
13. 66 Darren Holland
14. 69 Mark Hunter
15. 92 Jim Abshier
16. 911 Christian Doggendorf
17. 22 Eric Rudd
18. 12 Troy Naeger
19. 350 Robert Dill
20. 166 Tony Wyatt
21. 97 Bob Prince
22. 99 Robbie Hoffman
23. 56S Tony Sarkis
DNS. 111 Russel Parks
DNS. 64 Jim Smith
DNS. 74 Chad Frauenfelder

U.M.P. Late Models - 18 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 26 Billy Faust
2. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 59 Rich Whaley

Heat 2:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 85 Jim Morrison
3. 67 Mark Oller
4. 36 Ron Sensel

Dash:
1. 26 Billy Faust
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 67 Mark Oller
4. 95 Jeff Johns

Feature:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 26 Billy Faust
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 67 Mark Oller
5. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
6. 47 Danny Haynes
7. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
8. 36 Ron Sensel
9. 11 Kevin Gundaker
10. 85 Jim Morrison
11. 8 Kyle Steffens
12. 13 Dewayne Kiefer
13. 28 Don Klein
14. 77 Clay Baumann
15. 147 Ricky Horton
16. 8 Ron McQuerry
17. 30 Mark Voigt
18. 59 Rich Whaley

U.M.P. Modifieds - 32 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 45M Eric Mabery
2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
3. 56 Kevin Epperson
4. 8 James Reed

Heat 2:
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 88 Joe Puricelli
3. 1D Dean Hoffman
4. 10 Todd McGraw

Heat 3:
1. 4J Scott Weber
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. C6 Ray Wagner
4. 59 Rich Whaley

Heat 4:
1. 7 Mark Miner
2. 17 Jim Shereck
3. 99 Danny Haynes
4. 87 Gary Haynes

Dash:
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 7 Mark Miner
3. 45M Eric Mabery
4. 4J Scott Weber

Semi:
1. 21 Dennis Richards
2. 15 Doug Blair
3. 51 John Hoffman
4. 12 Mark Schaefer
5. X1 Dave Sandage
6. 41 Larry Hull
7. 21 Karl Adams
8. 13D Dan Walters
9. C4 Chris Soutiea
10. 1B Doug Beier

Feature:
1. 17 Jim Shereck
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 1D Dean Hoffman
4. 45M Eric Mabery
5. 7 Mark Miner
6. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
7. 15 Doug Blair
8. 88 Joe Puricelli
9. 56 Kevin Epperson
10. 21 Dennis Richards
11. 59 Rich Whaley
12. 12 Mark Schaefer
13. 9W Doug Wood
14. 99 Danny Haynes
15. C6 Ray Wagner
16. 87 Gary Haynes
17. 20 Dan Zander
18. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
19. 1W Ray Walsh
20. 10 Todd McGraw
21. 8X James Reed
22. 51 John Hoffman
23. 166 Brian Worley
24. 89 Bobby Bittle

A.A.R.A. Pro 4 Stocks - 12 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 188 Gary Price
2. 57 Don Hoffman
3. 8 Robert Denny
4. 32 Larry Kirkpatrick

Heat 2:
1. 21 Dave Heinrichs
2. 77 Ron Lyons
3. 31 Greg Truman
4. 19 Steven Ide

Feature:
1. 57 Don Hoffman
2. 8 Robert Denny
3. 188 Gary Price
4. 77 Ron Lyons
5. 31 Greg Truman
6. 23 Chris Roark
7. 32 Larry Kirkpatrick
8. 19 Steven Ide
9. 21 Dave Heinrichs
DNS. 4 Joel Potter
DNS. 0 Brian Ziegler
DNS. 28 Scott Geary

RAMS - 13 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 5 Dave Wofford
2. 5X Chris Boyd
3. 8 Shannon Birch
4. 21 Bill Nicholson

Heat 2:
1. 16 Jon Paul Reando
2. 20 Jack Tschannen
3. 6 Rick Ruch
4. 330 Steve LaGrace

Feature:
1. 5 Dave Wofford
2. 16 Jon Paul Reando
3. 8 Shannon Birch
4. 6 Rich Ruch
5. 5X Chris Boyd
6. 3 Brian Cox
7. 20 Jack Tschannen
8. 330 Steve LaGrace
9. 21 Bill Nicholson
10. 1 C.J. Wright
11. 29 Brian LaGrace
12. 8D Matt Dunlap
13. 3C Charley Cox, Jr.

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