July 2, 2005 Results

Pevely, MO (July 2, 2005) Randy Korte of Highland, IL put on a dominating performance as he claimed the $10,000 first place prize by winning the UMP Summer Nationals at I-55 Raceway. Korte set fast time during qualifying and then won the dash to earn the pole position for the main event. Korte took the lead at the drop of the green flag and set the pace for all forty laps. Rodney Melvin challenged Korte for the lead early but had his hands full with Shannon Babb for most of the event. Babb, who started in the sixth position, quickly moved into the third spot but couldn't find his way past Melvin and rode to a third place finish behind Korte and Melvin. Jeep VanWormer took the fourth spot with Brian Birkhofer finishing fifth.

Bobby Bittle of Belleville, IL roared to victory in the UMP Modified division. Bittle battled with St. Louis, MO's Ray Walsh for the first half of the event before Bittle pulled away in lapped traffic to earn the win. Bittle found the fast line to be right down the middle of the track while Walsh used the very top line around the track. Jerry Grither came home in the third position with Brian Wolfmeier finishing fourth and Tom Ratajczyk fifth. Scott Weber took the sixth spot and starting twenty-third as he debut his brand new racecar.

Troy Naeger drove his Dodge Charger to victory in the AARA Sportsman division. Naeger fought off the challenges of Jeff LeBaube in the closing laps as he went on to victory. Doug Kim took the third position with Troy Medley taking fourth and Jim Smith fifth.

Dustin Korte was awarded the AARA Pro 4 Stock victory after the original winner Conrad Miner was disqualified when he refused to sell his car during a post race "CLAIM" as the class rules specify. Chris Fisher was second and Brad Almost came home third. Andrew Nausley took a wild ride early on in the event as he flipped several times down the front straight away after contact with another car. Nausley was uninjured in the incident.

UMP Late Models - 38 Entries

Qualifying
Randy Korte 13.418
Jeep VanWormer 13.532
Brian Birkhofer 13.563
Clay Baumann 13.623
Dennis Erb 13.64
Rodney Melvin 13.644
Mark Gansmann 13.699
Brady Smith 13.746
Jimmy Mars 13.847
Brian Shirley 13.852
Jim Shereck 13.859
Billy Faust 13.878
Mark Oller 13.89
Terry English 13.92
Don O'Neal 13.933
John Gill 14.01
Danny Haynes 14.013
Shannon Babb 14.015
Steve Karnes 14.017
Dave Jumper 14.05
Tim Ratajczyk 14.058
Kevin Weaver 14.197
Mark Voigt 14.21
Chad Zobrist 14.223
Billy Drake 14.225
Jordan Bland 14.254
Brian Wolfmeier 14.355
Kyle Steffens 14.362
Matt Taylor 14.382
Butch Kruckeburg 14.465
Darrin Miller 14.502
Denny Woodworth 14.617
Ed Dixon 14.677
Patrick Sheltra 14.763
Patrick Tretter 14.878
Kevin Epperson 15.034
Shane Allen 15.218
Steve Shive No Time

Dash
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 27 Rodney Melvin
3. 15 Brian Birkhofer
4. 55 Jeep VanWormer
5. 16a Ed Dixon
6. 18 Shannon Babb
7. 77 Clay Baumann
8. 28 Dennis Erb
9. 78 Chad Zobrist

Heat 1 Top 3 Advance to Feature
1. 75 John Gill
2. 26 Billy Faust
3. 9 Billy Drake
4. 2 Brady Smith
5. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
6. 76 Butch Kruckeburg
7. 21t Patrick Tretter
8. 77 Clay Baumann

Heat 2
1. 28 Jimmy Mars
2. b12 Kevin Weaver
3. 28 Dennis Erb
4. 32 Darrin Miller
5. 67 Mark Oller
6. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
7. 47 Danny Haynes
8. 56 Kevin Epperson

Heat 3
1. 3s Brian Shirley
2. 96 Terry English
3. 30 Mark Voigt
4. 78 Chad Zobrist
5. 8 Kyle Steffens
6. 5 Denny Woodworth
7. 11 Steve Karnes
8. 16 Shane Allen

Heat 4
1. 71 Don O’Neal
2. 7 Jim Shereck DQ’D wrong tire
3. 3L Matt Taylor
4. 20 Mark Gansmann
5. 23 Patrick Sheltra
6. 2j Dave Jumper
7. 12 Jordan Bland

Semi 1 Top 3 advance
1. 32 Darrin Miller
2. 2 Brady Smith
3. 67 Mark Oller
4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
5. 47 Danny Haynes
6. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
7. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
8. 77 Clay Baumann
9. 21T Patrick Tretter
10. 56 Kevin Epperson

Semi 2
1. 23 Patrick Sheltra
2. 78 Chad Zobrist
3. 7 Jim Shereck
4. 8 Kyle Steffens
5. 5 Denny Woodworth
6. 2J Dave Jumper
7. 11 Steve Karnes
8. 12 Jordan Bland
9. 16 Shane Allen
DNS. 51 Steve Shive

Feature
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 27 Rodney Melvin
3. 18 Shannon Babb
4. 55 Jeep VanWormer
5. 15b Brian Birkhofer
6. 28 Jimmy Mars
7. 16a Ed Dixon
8. 26 Billy Faust
9. 28 Dennis Erb
10. b12 Kevin Weaver
11. 71 Don O’Neal
12. 75 John Gill
13. 20 Mark Gansmann
14. 96 Terry English
15. 32 Darrin Miller
16. 2 Brady Smith
17. 23 Patrick Sheltra
18. 30 Mark Voigt
19. 67 Mark Oller
20. 3S Brian Shirley
21. 7 Jim Shereck
22. 9 Billy Drake
23. 78 Chad Zobrist
24. 12 Jordan Bland
25. 3L Matt Taylor

UMP Modifieds - 30 Entries
Heat 1
1. c6 Ray Wagner
2. 1w Ray Walsh
3. 22 Matt Mevert
4. 25 Brett Korves
5. 78 Paul Belken
6. 8x James Reed
7. 21 Dennis Richards
8. 4j Scott Weber

Heat 2
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 9w Doug Wood
3. 7 Mark Miner
4. 97 Paul Heinzer
5. 45 Eric Mabery
6. 31 Kent Schoeck
7. 21a Karl Adams
8. 29 Jeff LaBaube

Heat 3
1. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
2. 3r Leon Rakers
3. 15 Jerry Grither
4. c4 Chris Soutiea
5. 77 Rick Stevenson
6. 31p Mitch Parmeley
7. 20 Brad McKinnon

Heat 4
1. 59 Rich Whaley
2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
3. 94 Ed Lenhardt
4. 41 Larry Hull
5. 74 Chad Fraunfelder
6. 10 Todd McGraw
7. 31 Ricky Horton

Dash
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 1w Ray Walsh
3. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
4. 59 Rich Whaley
5. c6 Ray Wagner
6. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
7. 9w Doug Wood
8. 3r Leon Rakers

Semi Top 5 advance
1. 31 Kent Schoeck
2. 31 Ricky Horton
3. 4j Scott Weber
4. 29 Jeff LaBaube
5. 21 Dennis Richards
6. 10m Todd McGraw
7. 8x James Reed
8. 21a Karl Adams
9. 20 Brad McKinnon
10. 31p Mitch Parmeley
DNS. 45m Eric Mabery

Feature
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 1w Ray Walsh
3. 15 Jerry Grither
4. 99 Brian Wolfmeier
5. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
6. 4j Scott Weber
7. 22 Matt Mevert
8. 59 Rich Whaley
9. 25 Brett Korves
10. c6 Ray Wagner
11. 3r Leon Rakers
12. 7m Mark Miner
13. 31s Kent Schoeck
14. 31h Ricky Horton
15. 77 Rick Stevenson
16. 94 Ed Lenhardt
17. c4 Chris Soutiea
18. 74 Chad Fraunfelder
19. 29 Jeff LeBaube
20. 9D7 Brian Hiezer
21. 78 Paul Belken
22. 9w Doug Wood
23. 21r Dennis Richards
24. 41h Larry Hull

AARA Sportsman - 31 Entries
Heat 1
1. 86 Doug Kim
2. 19 Jimmy Cummins
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 43 Mike Harris
5. 9 Shane Walters
6. 4 Mark Schnurbusch
7. 59 Rick Whaley

Heat 2
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 30 Mike Nicholson
3. 64 Jim Smith
4. 50 Kent Nations
5. 111 Zac Parks
6. 811 Wade Sutter
7. 105 Matt Hancock
8. 94 Dan Friedrich

Heat 3
1. 46 Paul Belken
2. 6 Brian Noeth
3. 28 Tom Smallwood
4. 74 Dennis Wernle
5. 97 John Goodson
6. 31 Brian Shuberg
7. 67 Ronnie Bader

Heat 4
1. 00 Scott Stuppy
11. 29 Jeff LaBaube
12. 36 Bob Schmidt
13. 55 Jason Keller
14. 2 Chris Adams
15. 32 Jerry Fleming
16. 147 Kyle Stolzer
17. 24 Paul Baumann

Dash
1. 00 Scott Stuppy
2. 46 Paul Belken
3. 30 Mike Nicholson
4. 12 Troy Naeger
5. 29 Jeff LaBaube
6. 6 Brian Noeth
7. 19 Jimmy Cummins
8. 86 Doug Kim

Semi
1. 24 Paul Baumann
2. 31 Brian Shuberg
3. 4 Mark Schnurbusch
4. 67 Ronni Bader
5. 32 Jerry Fleming
6. 105 Matt Hancock
7. 147 Kyle Stolzer
8. 27 Nathan Walsh
9. 94 Dan Friederich
10. 811 Wade Sutter
DNS. 92 Jim Abshier
DNS. 59 Rich Whaley, Sr.

Feature
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 29 Jeff LaBaube
3. 86 Doug Kim
4. 62 Troy Medley
5. 64 Jim Smith
6. 19 Jimmy Cummins
7. 00 Scott Stuppy
8. 67 Ronnie Bader
9. 30 Mike Nicholson
10. 46 Paul Belken
11. 24 Paul Bauman
12. 2 Chuck Adams
13. 128 Tom Smallwood
14. 111 Zac Parks
15. 36 Bob Schmidt
16. 91 Shane Walters
17. 4 Mark Schnurbusch
18. 50 Kent Nations
19. 97 John Goodson
20. 43 Mike Harris
21. 31 Brian Shubirg
22. 6 Brian Noeth
23. 74 Dennis Wernle
24. 155 Jason Keller

AARA Pro 4 Stock - 14 Entries
Heat 1
1. 7 Conrad Miner
2. 98 Dustin Korte
3. 188 Gary Price
4. 17j Jerry Peterson

Heat 2
1. 86 Jason Krump
2. 15 Mike McMullen
3. 5 Chris Fisher
4. 33 Randy Martin

Feature
1. 98 Dustin Korte
2. 5 Chris Fisher
3. 9 Brad Almond
4. 33 Randy Martin
5. 77 Ron Lyons
6. 17j Jerry Peterson
7. 86 Jason Crump
8. 88 Donna Motsinger
9. 50 Trey Harris
10. 12 Lance Ervin
11. 188 Gary Price
12. 17 Andrew Nausley
DNS. 15 Mike McMullin

7 Conrad Miner - disqualified for refusing claim. Suspended for 4 weeks!

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