July 22, 2006 Results

PHOTOS FROM I-55 RACEWAY

Pevely, MO (July 22, 2006) The UMP Late Model division provided the fans with one of the most exciting feature events of the 2006 season at I-55 Raceway. The opening lap got off to a rough start as Brent Kreke got upside down in turn three and his car ended up it's roof and on top of Mark Hunter's car. Kreke and Hunter were both okay and Hunter was able to restart the main event. Once the green flag fell again, five drivers battled for the lead for the entire twenty-five laps of the main event. Brian Shirley took the lead on the opening lap from the pole position but Ed Dixon and Steve Sheppard battled nearly three wide on the opening lap. Some contact on the opening lap between Dixon and Sheppard left Dixon with a flat tire which Dixon was able to get fixed on a lap one caution. However, he had to restart the main event at the tail of the field with twenty-four laps remaining. On the next restart Matt Taylor moved in to challenge Shirley for the top spot along with Bryan Collins, Tim Ratajczyk and Sheppard. Billy Faust soon joined the war at the front of the pack making it six cars fighting for the lead. They battle two and even three wide for much of the event. Meanwhile, Dixon was barnstorming through the field as he worked his say back toward the leaders. As the race began to reach the closing stages, Shirley found the best line through lapped traffic and held on to earn the win. Bryan Collins edged out the other competitors and took the second position. Matt Taylor came home third, Steve Sheppard was fourth and Billy Faust fifth. Ed Dixon came all the way back to a sixth place finish.

The UMP Modified main event was shaping up to be much the same as the UMP Late Models, except Mike Harrison decided to let everyone else fight it out for the second position. Harrison took the lead at the drop of the green flag and the only time anyone else could get close to him was under the caution. Bobby Bittle, Scott Weber and Ray Wagner fought it out for most of the twenty-laps for the second position. But late in the race, Eric Mabery found the fast way around the track and began picking off car after car working his way toward the front of the field. Harrison went on to earn the win, Bittle was able to pull away from the pack as well in the final couple of laps and he earned the second spot. Mabery's great run through the field earned him a third place finish. Scott Weber came home fourth and Ray Wagner completed the top five.

Troy Naeger earned the win in the UMP Sportsman division, but he had to hold off three different drivers throughout the event. First it was Mike Nicholson that applied the pressure for the top spot with Naeger, then Paul Bauman moved into the second spot and then was able to pull along side Naeger one a couple of occassions for the top spot. But after a caution, it was Troy Medley who moved into the second spot and began pressuring Naeger for the lead. But Naeger held his cool and the lead for the remaining laps and went on to victory. Medley came through with a second place finish and Bauman took third. Nicholson came home in the fourth spot and Ronnie Bader rounded out the top five.

Jason Crump held off Trey Harris as the two battled the entire distance in the AARA Pro 4 Stock division. Conrad Miner took the third position and Brad Smith and Brad Almond filled out the top five.

UMP Late Models - 21 Entries
Heat 1
1. 3L Matt Taylor
2. 60 Ed Dixon
3. 5S Steve Sheppard
4. 28 Don Klein
5. 66 Allan Hammond
6. 13 Brent Kreke
7. 13 Tracy Wampler

Heat 2
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 38 Ryan Little
3. 51 Steve Shive
4. 21J Justin Anderson
5. 75 Bert Cheatham
6. 27 Jeff Beyers
7. 69 Mark Hunter

Heat 3
1. 3S Brian Shirley
2. 11Z Brian Collins
3. 26 Billy Faust
4. 67 Mark Oller
5. 78 Paul Belkin
6. 95 Jeff Johns
7. 82 Roger Brickler

Dash
1. 3S Brian Shirley
2. 60 Ed Dixon
3. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
4. 5S Steve Sheppard
5. 3L Matt Taylor
6. 26 Billy Faust
7. 51 Steve Shive
8. 11Z Brian Collins
9. 38 Ryan Little

Feature
1. 3S Brian Shirley
2. 11Z Brian Collins
3. 3L Matt Taylor
4. 5S Steve Sheppard
5. 26 Billy Faust
6. 60 Ed Dixon
7. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
8. 67 Mark Oller
9. 51 Steve Shive
10. 95 Jeff Johns
11. 28 Don Klein
12. 78 Paul Belken
13. 75 Bert Cheatham
14. 38 Ryan Little
15. 27 Jeff Beyers
16. 82 Roger Brickler
17. 66 Allen Hammond
18. 13G Tracy Wampler
19. 69 Mark Hunter
20. 21J Justin Anderson
21. 13 Brent Kreke

UMP Modifieds - 24 Entries
Heat 1
1. 7 Mark Miner
2. 41G Matt Goulden
3. 51 Tim Hill
4. 45M Eric Mabery
5. 29 Jeff Labaube
6. 16 Tommie Seets
7. 20M Brad McKinnon
8. 19 Jimmy Cummins

Heat 2
1. C6 Ray Wagner
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 89 Bobby Bittle
4. 17 Brad Thurston
5. 77 Rick Stevenson
6. 66 Chris Hall
7. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
8. C4 Chris Soutia

Heat 3
1. 24 Mike Harrison
2. 15 Jerry Grither
3. 14 Rick Conoyer
4. 31 Ricky Horton
5. 1W Ray Walsh
6. 20Z Dan Zander
7. 31 Mitch Parmeley
8. 78 Allan Conner

Dash
1. C6 Ray Wagner
2. 24 Mike Harrison
3. 4J Scott Weber
4. 89 Bobby Bittle
5. 7 Mark Miner
6. 41G Matt Goulden
7. 45 Eric Mabery
8. 14 Rick Conoyer
9. 15 Jerry Grither

Feature
1. 24 Mike Harrison
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 45 Eric Mabery
4. 4J Scott Weber
5. C6 Ray Wagner
6. 51 Tim Hill
7. 16 Tommie Seets
8. 7 Mark Miner
9. 77 Rick Stevenson
10. 29 Jeff Jabaube
11. 14 Rick Conoyer
12. 31 Ricky Horton
13. C4 Chris Soutia
14. 15 Jerry Grither
15. 78 Alan Conner
16. 17 Brad Thurston
17. 19 Jimmy Cummins
18. 20Z Dan Zander
19. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
20. 41G Matt Goulden
21. 1W Ray Walsh
22. 20M Brad McKinnon
23. 66 Chris Hall
24. 31P Mitch Parmeley

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 27 Entries
Heat 1
1. 12 Troy Neager
2. 411 Marty Heck
3. 64 Jim Smith
4. 147 Kyle Stolzer
5. 50 Kent Nations
6. 24 Paul Bauman
7. 18 Tyson Gegg
8. 128 Tom Smallwood
9. 53 Loren Schaefer

Heat 2
1. D5 Dave Jenkins
2. 36 Bob Schmidt
3. 97 John Goodson
4. 99 Chuck Adams
5. 62 Troy Medley
6. 811 Wade Sutter
7. 96 Jerry Hollerbach
8. M16 Joe McCain
9. 66 Sam Lopretta

Heat 3
1. M41 Steve Maisel
2. 55 Jason Keller
3. 67 Ronnie Bader
4. 30 Mike Nicholson
5. 105 Matt Hancock
6. 94 Dan Friedrich
7. 7 Scott Honer
8. 1 Jeff Ferguson
9. 32 Jerry Fleming DNS

Dash
1. 55 Jason Keller
2. 50 Kent Nations
3. 24 Paul Bauman
4. 62 Troy Medley
5. 30 Mike Nicholson
6. 97 John Goodson
7. 67 Ronnie Bader
8. 12 Troy Naeger
9. 99 Chuck Adams

Feature
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 62 Troy Medley
3. 24 Paul Bauman
4. 30 Mike Nicholson
5. 67 Ronnie Bader
6. 50 Kent Nations
7. 99 Chuck Adams
8. 55 Jason Keller
9. M41 Steve Maisel
10. 97 John Goodson
11. 147 Kyle Stolzer
12. 411 Marty Heck
13. 105 Matt Hancock
14. 811 Wade Sutter
15. 36 Bob Schmidt
16. 28 Tom Smallwood
17. 96 Tim Hollerbach
18. 7 Scott Honer
19. 64 Jim Smith
20. M16 Joe McCain
21. 32 Jerry Fleming
22. D5 Dave Jenkins
23. 18 Tyson Gegg
24. 53 Loren Schaefer
25. 1 Jeff Ferguson

AARA Pro 4 Stock - 20 Entries
Heat 1
1. 11 Tim Griffaw
2. 14 Brad Smith
3. 911 Tim Hoffman
4. 49 Nathan Portell
5. 186 Stephen Crump
6. 00 Ron Inman
7. 1 Matt Greif
8. 50 Trey Harris
9. 01 Luther Thurman
10. 15 Mike McMullin DNS

Heat 2
1. 9 Brad Almond
2. 86 Jason Crump
3. 7 Conrad Miner
4. 10 Homer Mooney
5. 66 Jason Marquitz
6. 77 Ron Lyons
7. 91 Chris Fisher
8. 43 Terry Armbruster
9. 45 Charles Johnston
10. 87 Heather Johnston

Feature
1. 86 Jason Crump
2. 50 Trey Harris
3. 7 Conrad Miner
4. 14 Brad Smith
5. 9 Brad Almond
6. 66 Jason Marquitz
7. 49 Nathan Portell
8. 91 Chris Fisher
9. 911 Tim Hoffman
10. 10 Homer Mooney
11. 186 Stephen Crump
12. 11 Tim Griffaw
13. 43 Terry Armbruster
14. 45 Charles Johnston
15. 1 Matt Greif
16. 87 Heather Johnston
17. 00 Ron Inman
18. 15 Mike McMullin DNS
19. 77 Ron Lyons DNS
20. 01 Luther Thurman DNS

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