April 15, 2006 Results




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Pevely, MO (April 15, 2006) Ken Schrader made his first visit of the 2006 racing season to compete at the track he co-owns with longtime friend Ray Marler. Schrader and his crew hit the setup perfectly all night long as his Red Baron's Pizza #99 dirt UMP Late Model was dominant throughout the show. Schrader got the night started by handily winning his qualifying heat race over Mark Voigt and Denny Woodworth. Schrader then moved on to battle Tim Ratajczyk and Bryan Collins in the dash for all nine laps but held on to claim the victory.

Schrader had the pole position for the start of the main event and took the lead at the drop of the green flag, but Bryan Collins would move right up and start battling for the lead with Schrader. Schrader soon found his line right up against the outside wall while Collins used the low side. Schrader would stretch out his lead somewhat as they battled through lapped traffic but the caution would fly on lap nine. On the restart, Schrader had one lapped car in between himself and second place Collins which would prove costly for Collins. Collins would take a full lap to find his way past the lapped car, allowing Ed Dixon to move past and into the second position. Dixon began reeling in Schrader as the laps were winding down, steadily closing the gap until he was right on Schrader's bumper. Dixon would show Schrader the nose of his car on the final lap, but couldn't get any closer and Schrader crossed the line just out in front for the victory. Collins recovered and finished in the third position behind Dixon. Tim Ratajczyk would pick up the fourth spot and Mark Oller would complete the top five.

The UMP Modifieds put on another one of their classic great dog fights. The modified action started off with a bang when Bobby Bittle had crossed the line in the first heat race as the winner but was then penalized one spot after the race as the officials deemed he had got on the gas too quickly on the start of the event. That gave the win to Ray Walsh. Mark Miner and Doug Wood crossed the line in the second heat race in a photo finish with Miner just inches ahead. Brian Worley would hold off Eric Mabery for the second heat race victory.

Bobby Bittle would battle back in the dash and stole the victory from Ray Walsh on the final lap as he shot past Walsh coming out of turn four to claim the win and earn the pole for the main event.

The modified semi feature had the fans on their feet as Kenny Wallace, who had missed his heat race as he traveled back from the NASCAR Busch race at Nashville, TN, started dead last and came to the front and won the semi on the last lap. Wallace, without so much as getting a hotlap in, put his familiar St. Louis Cardinals UMP Modified up on the cushion and started picking cars off lap after lap. On the final lap, coming out of turn four, Wallace shot past leader Rick Conoyer on the high side and took the win by a half car length.

The UMP Modified feature event was a classic battle between five cars that are all familiar with victory lane at I-55 Raceway. Bittle took the lead from the pole position and faced challenge after challenge throughout the main event. Walsh applied pressure the entire twenty laps as he could pull along side Bittle but couldn't find a way to complete the pass. Brian Worley would use the low side and battle with the two leaders throughout the event as well. Mark Miner moved in and joined the chase as well. It appeared to be a battle with those four until the final three laps when Scott Weber came from nowhere and started picking off cars quickly and was right there with Bittle and Walsh in the closing laps. Bittle, Walsh and Weber crossed the finish line three wide with Bittle just a nose out in front of Walsh who was just ahead of Weber. It appeared Weber needed just one more lap as he had caught the leaders quickly and appeared to have the fastest car at the end. Bittle's motor had lost all the water in the closing laps and in victory lane Bittle said he almost got into the wall several times as the water was getting on his own tires as well as his helmet, causing him to have to use one hand to keep wiping his shield to see. Mark Miner would take the fourth spot and Brian Worley came home in the fifth position.

Chuck Adams earned a well deserved victory in the UMP/AARA Sportsman division. Adams held off defending track champion Paul Bauman and Steve Maisel for the entire fifteen laps. Bauman was able to make the pass for the lead early in the event, but a caution came out on the same lap giving Adams back the lead on the restart. Adams wouldn't make the same mistake again and drove a perfect race to the finish and held off Bauman and Maisel to earn the win. Tom Smallwood would take the fourth position and Mike Nicholson completed the top five.

Mike McMullin would hold off Homer Mooney and Chris Fisher to pick up the win in the AARA Pro 4 Stock division.

UMP Late Models - 25 Entries
Heat 1
1. 99 Ken Schrader
2. 30 Mark Voigt
3. 45 Denny Woodworth
4. 67 Mark Oller
5. 95 Jeff Johns
6. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
7. 21 Justin Anderson
8. 56 Kevin Epperson
9. 80 Jacob Miller

Heat 2
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 60 Ed Dixon
3. 82 Billy Laycock
4. 47 Danny Haynes
5. 1 Ron McQuerry
6. 7 Rich Lawson
7. 69 Mark Hunter
8. 66 Allen Hammond

Heat 3
1. 3L Matt Taylor
2. 3s Brian Shirley
3. 11z Brian Collins
4. 2J Dave Jumper
5. 81 Craig Smith
6. 78 Paul Belkin
7. 28 Don Klein
8. 12 Rick Standridge

Dash
1. 99 Ken Schrader
2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
3. 11z Brian Collins
4. 30 Mark Voigt
5. 3s Brian Shirley
6. 2j Dave Jumper
7. 82 Billy Laycock
8. 3L Matt Taylor

Feature
1. 99 Ken Schrader
2. 60 Ed Dixon
3. 11z Brian Collins
4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
5. 67 Mark Oller
6. 30 Mark Voigt
7. 3s Brian Shirley
8. 3L Matt Taylor
9. 2J Dave Jumper
10. 45DW Denny Woodworth
11. 47 Danny Haynes
12. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
13. 82 Billy Laycock
14. 1 Ron McQuerry
15. 95 Jeff Johns
16. 7 Rich Lawson
17. 81 Craig Smith
18. 28 Don Klein
19. 21J Justin Anderson
20. 56 Kevin Epperson
21. 80 Jacob Miller
22. 69 Mark Hunter
23. 66 Allen Hammond II
24. 12 Rick Standridge
DNS. 78 Paul Belken


UMP Modifieds - 29 Entries
Heat 1
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 3r Leon Rakers
4. 88 Joe Puricelli
5. 15 Jerry Grither
6. 11g Matt Goulden
7. 31 Ricky Horton
8. 20 Brad McKinnon
9. 17 Brad Thurston
10. 31P Mitch Parmeley

Heat 2
1. 7 Mark Miner
2. 9w Doug Woods
3. 20 Dan Zander
4. 99 Robby Helms
5. 41 Larry Hull
6. 4j Scott Weber
7. 72 Jeremy Roth
8. c6 Ray Wagner
9. 8X James Reed
10. 89b Jim Brown

Heat 3
1. 166 Brian Worley
2. 45m Eric Mabery
3. 59 Rich Whaley
4. 77 Rick Stevenson
5. c4 Chris Soutia
6. 78 Alan Conner
7. 14 Rick Conoyer
8. 7z Matt Zimmerly
DNS. 36 Kenny Wallace

Dash
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 1w Ray Walsh
3. 166 Brian Worley
4. 45 Eric Mabery
5. 9w Doug Woods
6. 7 Mark Miner
7. 59 Rich Whaley
8. 88 Joe Puricelli
9. 20 Dan Zander

Semi #1
1. 36 Kenny Wallace
2. 14 Rick Conoyer
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 17 Brad Thurston
5. 31 Mitch Parmeley
6. 7z Matt Zimmerly
7. 20M Brad McKinnon
8. 72 Jeremy Roth
DNS. C6 Ray Wagner
DNS. 8X James Reed
DNS. 89B Jim Brown

Feature
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 1w Ray Walsh
3. 4j Scott Weber
4. 7 Mark Miner
5. 66 Brian Worley
6. 45 Eric Mabery
7. 59 Rich Whaley
8. 77 Rick Stevenson
9. 14 Rick Conoyer
10. 20Z Dan Zander
11. 88 Joe Puricelli
12. 11G Matt Goulden
13. 36 Kenny Wallace
14. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
15. 17 Brad Thurston
16. 41 Larry Hull
17. 3R Leon Rakers
18. 31P Mitch Parmeley
19. C4 Chris Soutiea
20. 31 Ricky Horton
21. 78C Alan Conner
22. 9W Doug Wood
23. 15 Jerry Grither
24. 99R Robby Helms

AARA/UMP Sportsman - 33 Entries
Heat 1
1. 24 Paul Baumann
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 30 Mike Nicholson
4. 97 John Goodson
5. 31 Brian Schuberg
6. 7 Scott Hoener
7. 16 Bob Price
8. 79 Jim Goodson
9. 4x Troy Tusing

Heat 2
1. 67 Ronnie Bader
2. d5 Dave Jenkins
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 9 Shane Walters
5. 32 Jerry Fleming
6. 94 Dan Friedrich
7. 86 Jake Robbins
8. 28 Tyson Gregg

Heat 3
1. m41 Steve Maisel
2. 28 Tom Smallwood
3. 811 Wade Sutter
4. 96 Tim Hollerbach
5. 64 Jim Smith
6. 147 Kyle Stolzer
7. 59 Sam Worley
8. 09 Jeff Robbins

Heat 4
1. 19 Jimmy Cummins
2. 99 Chuck Adams
3. 50 Kent Nations
4. 29 Jeff LaBaube
5. 55 Jason Keller
6. 105 Matt Hancock
7. 71 Dan Pitti
8. 66 Sam Lopretta

Dash
1. 99 Chuck Adams
2. 67 Ronnie Bader
3. 24 Paul Baumann
4. m41 Steve Maisel
5. 62 Troy Medley
6. 28 Tom Smallwood
7. d5 Dave Jenkins
8. 19 Jimmy Cummins
9. 811 Wade Sutter

Semi #1
1. 55 Jason Keller
2. 31 Brian Schuberg
3. 147 Kyle Stolzer
4. 86 Jake Robbins
5. 7 Scott Hoener
6. 71 Dan Pitti
7. 28G Tyson Gegg
8. 59 Rich Whaley, Sr.
9. 79 Jim Goodson
10. 94 Dan Friederich
11. 09 Jeff Robbins
12. 105 Matt Hancock
DNS. 4X Troy Tusing
DNS. 16 Bob Price
DNS. 66 Sam Lapretta

Feature
1. 99 Chuck Adams
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. m41 Steve Maisel
4. 28 Tom Smallwood
5. 30 Mike Nicholson
6. 19 Jimmy Cummins
7. 50 Kent Nations
8. 12 Troy Naeger
9. 62 Troy Medley
10. 97 John Goodson
11. 31 Brian Shubirg
12. 155 Jason Keller
13. 32 Jerry Fleming
14. 147 Kyle Stolzer
15. 811 Wade Sutter
16. 96 Tim Hollenbach
17. 71 Dan Pitti
18. 29 Jeff LeBaube
19. 9 Shane Walters
20. 86 Jake Robbins
21. 7 Scott Hoener
22. 64 Lou Driemeier
23. D5 Dave Jenkins
24. 67 Ronnie Bader

AARA Pro 4 Stock - 17 Entries
Heat 1
1. 15 Mike McMullen
2. 10h Homer Mooney
3. 188 Gary Price
4. 86 Jason Crump
5. 9 Brad Almond
6. 88 Jeff Price
7. 77 Ron Lyons
8. 4j Joe Potter
9. c6 Scott Allen

Heat 2
1. 50 Trey Harris
2. 5 Chris Fisher
3. 14 Brad Smith
4. 186 Stephen Crump
5. 25 Joe Perrigo
6. 11 Tim Griffaw
7. 71 Ty Dohach
8. 66 Jason Marquitz

Feature
1. 15 Mike McMullin
2. 10 Homer Mooney
3. F5 Chris Fisher
4. 14 Brad Smith
5. 86 Jason Crump
6. 9 Brad Almond
7. 88 Jeff Price
8. 77 Ron Lyons
9. 186 Stephen Crump
10. C6 Jim Kreyling
11. 4J Joel Potter
12. 25 Joe Perrigo
13. 11 Tim Griffaw
14. 50 Tray Harris
15. 66 Jason Marquitz
DNS. 71 Ty Dohach

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