July 31, 2004 Results

Pevely, MO (July 31, 2004) I-55 Raceway had a full pit area of 127 racecars and a packed grandstand for the 2nd Annual Race Night for Special Champions. This event was presented by Shop N Save, 92.3 WIL, Nabisco, Praire Farms, and the Midwest Dairy Association to raise money for the Special Olympics. Shop N Save added an additional $15,000 to the nights winnings for the racers.

Don O'Neal earned the $5,000 first place prize in the U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model division as he moved past early leader Brian Shirley on lap three and lead the remaining laps of the twenty-five lap main event. Shirley kept it close throughout the remaining laps and event got underneath O'Neal a few times near the halfway mark. However, O'Neal wasn't to be denied and went on to earn the win with Shirley claiming the second spot. Duke Whiseant and Randy Korte battled all twenty-five laps for the third spot with Whiseant earning the spot at the finish. Denny Woodworth followed Korte across the line to take fifth.

The late model semi feature was marred by a ten car crash on the opening lap on the front straightaway. Five of the ten cars were eliminated from the event. Since the crash happened before any laps were completed, Clay Baumann took the opportunity to pull out his backup car and restarted the semi with it and finished third. Brent Kreke, who's car ended up on top of Brian Garner's car in the accident, recovered from the ordeal and went on to win the semi feature. All the drivers involved in the accident were uninjured.

Mark Miner topped a huge field of forty-seven U.M.P. Modifieds to earn his first feature win of 2004. Dennis Richards took the lead on the opening lap from the outside of the front row. Jim Shereck moved past Richards on the second lap as they went down the backstretch, but Shereck spun as they entered turn four and was then hit head on by Chris Soutiea. It ended the night for both drivers but neither drivers were injured. Richards reassumed the lead on the restart and held off the challenges of Miner for the next fourteen laps, but Miner finally found his way around Richards with just four laps remaining and went on to take the win. Ray Wagner took the third spot, with Brian Wolfmeier and Ray Walsh rounding out the top five.

Paul Belken, Jr. earned the A.A.R.A (Allied Auto Racing Association) Sportsman win. Belken led all fifteen laps of the main event, but had to hold off Scott Stuppy who stayed glued to his back bumper throughout the event. Bob Prince took the third spot with Paul Bauman fourth and Bob Schmidt fifth.

Tony Wyatt earned the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Hard Charger Award. Wyatt improved his finishing position by eleven spots over his starting position. Wyatt will receive a $200 bonus for being the hard charger.

Dave Heinrichs earned the win in the A.A.R.A. Pro 4 Stock division. Conrad Miner took second and Don Hoffman third.

U.M.P. Late Models - 32 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 45 Denny Woodworth
2. 8 Kyle Steffens
3. A1 Duke Whiseant
4. 36 Roger Long

Heat 2:
1. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
2. 95 Jeff Johns
3. 00 Randy Korte
4. 28 Don Klein

Heat 3:
1. 96 Terry English
2. 26 Billy Faust
3. 51 Steve Shive
4.112 Tim Ratajczyk

Heat 4:
1. 3s Brian Shirley
2. 71 Don O'Neal
3. 3L Matt Taylor
4. 47 Danny Haynes

Dash:
1. 3S Brian Shirley
2. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
3. 45 Denny Woodworth
4. 71 Don O'Neal
5. 8 Kyle Steffens

Semi:
1. 13 Brent Kreke
2. 67 Mark Oller
3. 10 Rodney Pense
4. 77 Clay Baumann
5. 11 Kevin Gundaker
6. 31 Brent Helmkamp
7. 66 Jim Gibson
8. 55 John Pitts
9. 59 Rich Whaley
10. 13K Dewayne Kiefer
11. 20 Mark Gansmann
12. 44T Guy Taylor
13. 2J Dave Jumper
14. 23 Brian Garner

Feature:
1. 71 Don O'Neal
2. 3S Brian Shirley
3. A1 Duke Whiseant
4. 00 Randy Korte
5. 45 Denny Woodworth
6. 3L Matt Taylor
7. 8 Kyle Steffens
8. 26 Billy Faust
9. 50 Ed Dixon
10. 51 Steve Shive
11. 1A Justin Allgaier
12. 67 Mark Oller
13. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
14. 47 Danny Haynes
15. 10 Rodney Pense
16. 11 Kevin Gundaker
17. 95 Jeff Johns
18. 13 Brent Kreke
19. 36 Roger Long
20. 28 Don Klein
21. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
22. 31 Brent Helmkamp
23. 96 Terry English
24. 77 Clay Baumann

U.M.P. Modifieds - 47 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 21 Dennis Richards
2. 1D Dean Hoffman
3. 7 Mark Gansmann
4. 11D Brian Dively

Heat 2:
1. 17 Jim Shereck
2. 7 Mark Miner
3. 8x James Reed
4. 56 Kevin Epperson

Heat 3:
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
3. 55 Marty Smith, Jr.
4. 89 Bobby Bittle

Heat 4:
1. 6 Ray Wagner
2. 11 Matt Goulden
3. 10 Todd McGraw
4. 69 Scott Sugg

Heat 5:
1. 59 Rich Whaley
2. 166 Brian Worley
3. 21S Denny Schwartz
4. 95 Jerry Grither

Dash:
1. 17 Jim Shereck
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. 1W Ray Walsh
4. 6 Ray Wagner

Semi 1:
1. x1 Dave Sandage
2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
3. 16 Danny Haynes
4. 7z Matt Zimmerly
5. 14K Loren Knox
6. 4G Robert Gaeschel
7. 3L Bill LaRue
8. 0 Gabe Regot
9. 13D Dan Walters
10. 74 Chad Frauenfelder
11. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
12. 45M Eric Mabery
DNS. 44 Mark Stanfill
DNS. 9W Doug Wood

Semi 2:
1. 3R Leon Rakers
2. 87 Wes O'Dell
3. 14 Billy Smith
4. 56 Kevin Epperson
5. 87H Gary Haynes
6. 8F Jim Fischer
7. 41 Larry Hull
8. 31P Mitch Parmeley
9. 314 Jeff Masson
10. 88 Joe Puricelli
DNS. 20 Dan Zander
DNS. 22X Clint Eckenrodt
DNS. 4J Scott Weber

Feature:
1. 7 Mark Miner
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. 6 Ray Wagner
4. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
5. 1W Ray Walsh
6. 89 Bobby Bittle
7. 21s Denny Schwartz
8. 59 Rich Whaley
9. 10 Todd McGraw
10. 7 Mark Gansmann
11. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
12. 11D Brian Dively
13. x1 Dave Sandage
14. 69 Scott Sugg
15. 95 Jerry Grither
16. 87 Wes O'Dell
17. 3R Leon Rakers
18. 17 Jim Shereck
19. 1D Dean Hoffman
20. 166 Brian Worley
21. C4 Chris Soutiea
22. 11 Matt Goulden
23. 8x James Reed
24. 55 Marty Smith, Jr.

AARA Sportsman - 29 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 18 Buddy Lowry
2. 3P Bob Prince
3. 24 Paul Bauman
4. 86 Doug Kim

Heat 2:
1. 46 Paul Belken Jr
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 36 Bob Schmidt
4. 55 Jason Keller

Heat 3:
1. 12 Troy Neager
2. 8 Ed Lowry
3. 71 Dave Bardin
4. 01 Steve Borgetti

Dash:
1. 00 Scott Stuppy
2. 46 Paul Belken Jr
3. 8 Ed Lowry
4. 36 Bob Schmidt
5. 24 Paul Bauman

Semi:
1. 31 Ricky Horton
2. 66 Darren Holland
3. 311 Brian Shubirg
4. 166 Tony Wyatt
5. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.
6. 87 Jim Hardesty
7. 97 John Goodson
8. 73 Mike Henderson
9. 105 Matt Hancock
10. 911 Christian Doggendorf
DNS. 59 Jerry Fleming

Feature:
1. 46 Paul Belken Jr
2. 00 Scott Stuppy
3. 3P Bob Prince
4. 24 Paul Bauman
5. 36 Bob Schmidt
6. 8 Ed Lowry
7. 18 Buddy Lowry
8. 55 Jason Keller
9. 31 Ricky Horton
10. 86 Doug Kim
11. 166 Tony Wyatt
12. 30 Mike Nicholson
13. 64 Jim Smith
14. 4 Mark Schnurbusch
15. 69 Mark Hunter
16. 22 Eric Rudd
17. 100 D.J. Griffaw
18. 87 Jim Hardesty
19. 97 John Goodson
20. 01 Steve Borgetti
21. 66 Darren Holland
22. 75 Ron Imm, Jr.

AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 19 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 7 Conrad Miner
2. 57 Don Hoffman
3. 188 Gary Price
4. 41 Roger Ernst

Heat 2:
1. 21 Dave Heinrichs
2. 8 Pat Brewer
3. 10H Homer Mooney
4. 22 Don Ernst

Feature:
1. 21 Dave Heinrichs
2. 7 Conrad Miner
3. 57 Don Hoffman
4. 8 Pat Brewer
5. 188 Gary Price
6. 22 Don Ernst
7. 28 Scott Geary
8. 41 Roger Ernst
9. 49 Nathan Portell
10. 29 Dave Thompson
11. F5 Chris Fisher
12. 77 Ron Lyons
13. 4 Joel Potter
14. 343 Butch Hartman
15. 33 Randy Martin
16. 10H Homer Mooney
17. 31 Tom Cray
18. 13 Ryan Conner
DNS. 19 Steven Ide

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