August 5, 2006 Results

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Pevely, MO (August 5, 2006) Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL claimed his third UMP Late Model victory of the season at I-55 Raceway. Shirley took the lead on the opening lap of the main event from his outside front row starting position and held off the early challenges of Mark Oller and went on to victory. Oller, of Highland, IL appeared poised to earn his first win of the season as he won his qualifying heat and then came back and won the dash by passing Shirley for the top spot to earn that win. But Shirley made the right setup changes to his car before the main event and earned his third win in the last four main events at I-55 Raceway. Matt Taylor followed Oller across the line for the third position, Jeff Johns took the fourth spot and Kyle Steffens completed the top five. The track championship point battle took an interesting turn as Ed Dixon, who was second in points at the start of the night, suffered an engine failure in his qualifying heat. Point leader Brian Collins loaned Dixon his spare car for the main event, but Dixon came out at intermission to hotlap the car and it suffered a driveline failure as the driveshaft and other components broke. Therefore, Dixon was unable to start the main event and took a hit in the point chase.

Ray Walsh of St. Louis, MO earned his first win of the season at I-55 Raceway in the UMP Modified division. It didn't come easy as track point leader Bobby Bittle applied the pressure to Walsh for the entire twenty lap distance. Bittle was able to pull along side Walsh on several occassions but could never make a pass. Tim Hill started on the pole for the main event and slipped as far back as the sixth spot before he found the right groove around the track and then he came back to the third spot and was challenging Bittle for second by the end. Rick Stevenson continued his great success in the last half of the racing season as he ran up front all night long and came home in the fourth position. Ray Wagner completed the top five.

The UMP Sportsman division put on a one of a kind battle that you had to see to believe. No less than ten cars battled for fifteen laps in a huge pack as they swapped position after position lap after lap. Steve Maisel, Troy Medley and Troy Naeger provided a classic battle for the top spot while the others ran right there with them as they used the entire racetrack to battle it out. In the end, it was Maisel crossing the line first, with Medley in the second position and Naeger third. Paul Bauman came from the fifteenth starting position to take the fourth spot while Mike Nicholson completed the top five.

Brad Almond took his first ever win in the AARA Pro 4 Stock division. Almond had his hands full as Trey Harris, Conrad Miner and Jason Crump were all over him in the last half of the event. Almond kept a good line around the 1/3 mile oval and held all three of them away to earn the win. Harris took the second spot, Miner was third, Crump fourth and Mike McMullin completed the top five.

UMP Late Models - 22 Entries
Heat 1
1. 11Z Brian Collins
2. 60 Ed Dixon
3. 8 Kyle Steffens
4. 51 Steve Shive
5. 2J Dave Jumper
6. 80 Jacob Miller
7. 69 Mark Hunter
8. 441 Brian Wolfmeier DNS

Heat 2
1. 67 Mark Oller
2. 3S Brian Shirley
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 78 Paul Belken
5. 28 Don Klein
6. 7 Rich Lawson
7. 66 Alan Hammond

Heat 3
1. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
2. 3L Matt Taylor
3. 77 Clay Baumann
4. 27 Jeff Beyers
5. 76 Butch Kruckeburg
6. 1 Ron McQuerry
7. C4 Jacob Cleaver

Dash
1. 67 Mark Oller
2. 3S Brian Shirley
3. 11Z Brian Collins
4. 95 Jeff Johns
5. 3L Matt Taylor
6. 8 Kyle Steffens
7. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
8. 51 Steve Shive
9. 77 Clay Baumann

Feature
1. 3S Brian Shirley
2. 67 Mark Oller
3. 3L Matt Taylor
4. 95 Jeff Johns
5. 8 Kyle Steffens
6. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
7. 11Z Brian Collins
8. 77 Clay Baumann
9. 51 Steve Shive
10. 2J Dave Jumper
11. 28 Don Klein
12. C4 Jason Cleaver
13. 78 Paul Belken
14. 1HR Ron McQuerry
15. 7 Rich Lawson
16. 27 Jeff Beyers
17. 69 Mark Hunter
18. 80 Jake Miller
19. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
DNS. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
DNS. 66H Alan Hammond
DNS. 60 Ed Dixon

UMP Modifieds - 26 Entries
Heat 1
1. 51 Tim Hill
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 78 Alan Conner
4. 21A Karl Adams
5. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
6. 87 Gary Haynes
7. 3D Lou Driemeier
8. C13 Chad Heady
9. 31 Mitch Parmeley

Heat 2
1. 45M Eric Mabery
2. 77 Rick Stevenson
3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
4. 7 Mark Miner
5. 17 Brad Thurston
6. 10 Todd McGraw
7. 89B Jim Brown
8. M16 Paul Meyer
9. 72 Jeremy Roth

Heat 3
1. C6 Ray Wagner
2. 59 Rich Whaley
3. 89 Bobby Bittle
4. 15 Jerry Grither
5. 9W Doug Wood
6. 21 Dennis Richards
7. 20Z Dan Zander
8. 99 Robby Helms

Dash
1. 51 Tim Hill
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 89 Bobby Bittle
4. 45M Eric Mabery
5. 15 Jerry Grither
6. 77 Rich Stevenson
7. C6 Ray Wagner
8. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
9. 59 Rich Whaley

Feature
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 51 Tim Hill
4. 77 Rick Stevenson
5. C6 Ray Wagner
6. 15 Jerry Grither
7. 45M Eric Mabery
8. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
9. 78 Allen Conner
10. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
11. 20Z Dan Zander
12. 21 Dennis Richards
13. 9W Doug Wood
14. 10 Todd McGraw
15. 21A Karl Adams
16. 3D Lou Driemeier
17. 89B Jim Brown
18. M16 Paul Meyer
19. 99R Robby Helms
20. C13 Chad Heady
21. 87 Gary Haynes
22. 72 Jeremy Roth
23. 7M Mark Miner
24. 31P Mitch Parmeley
DNS. 59 Rich Whaley
DNS. 17 Brad Thurston

AARA Sportsman - 25 Entries
Heat 1
1. 62 Troy Medley
2. 55 Jason Keller
3. 30 Mike Nicholson
4. 50 Kent Nations
5. 99 Danny Moser
6. 24 Paul Bauman
7. 147 Kyle Stolzer
8. 96 Tim Hollerbach
9. 97 John Goodson

Heat 2
1. D5 Dave Jenkins
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 19 Jimmy Cummins
4. 32 Jerry Fleming
5. 67 Ronnie Bader
6. 18 Tyson Gegg
7. 64 Jim Smith
8. 105 Matt Hancock DNS

Heat 3
1. M41 Steve Maisel
2. 811 Wade Sutter
3. 18 Pat Chalmers
4. 7 Scott Honer
5. M16 Joe McCain
6. 16 Bob Price
7. 66 Sam Lopretta
8. 29 Jeff LeBaube DNS

Dash
1. 62 Troy Medley
2. M41 Steve Maisel
3. 12 Troy Naeger
4. 55 Jason Keller
5. 811 Wade Sutter
6. 19 Jimmy Cummins
7. 30 Mike Nicholson
8. 18 Pat Chalmers
9. D5 Dave Jenkins

Feature
1. M41 Steve Maisel
2. 62 Troy Medley
3. 12 Troy Naeger
4. 24 Paul Bauman
5. 30 Mike Nicholson
6. 19 Jimmy Cummins
7. 50 Kent Nations
8. 811 Wade Sutter
9. 67 Ronnie Bader
10. 155 Jason Keller
11. 99 Danny Moser
12. 147 Kyle Stolzer
13. 96 Tim Hollerbach
14. M16 Joe McCain
15. 97 John Goodson
16. 66 Dave Heimos
17. D5 Dave Jenkins
18. 18 Tyson Gegg
19. 32 Jerry Fleming
20. 64 Lou Driemeier
21. 7 Scott Honer
22. 16 Ray Walsh
23. 118 Pat Chalmers
DNS. 29 Jeff LeBaube
DNS. 105 Matt Hancock

AARA Pro 4 Stock - 19 Entries
Heat 1
1. 50 Tery Harris
2. 9 Brad Almond
3. 86 Jason Crump
4. 15 Mike McMullen
5. 7 Conrad Miner
6. 49 Nathan Portell
7. 5 Chris Fisher
8. 01 Luther Thurman
9. 10 Dave Racer
10. C6 Jim Kreyling

Heat 2
1. 14 Brad Smith
2. 45 Charles Johnston
3. 186 Stephen Crump
4. 4J Joel Potter
5. 43 Terry Armbruster
6. 77 Ron Lyons
7. 911 Tim Hoffman
8. 91 Cathy Hoffman

Feature
1. 9 Brad Almond
2. 50 Trey Harris
3. 7 Conrad Miner
4. 86 Jason Crump
5. 15 Mike McMullin
6. 10 Dave Racer
7. 5 Chris Fisher
8. 49 Nathan Portell
9. 186 Stephen Crump
10. 45 Charles Johnson
11. 77 Ron Lyons
12. 4J Joel Potter
13. 01 Rob Inman
14. 43 Terry Armbruster
15. C6 Jim Kreyling
16. 14 Brad Smith
17. 91 Cathy Hoffman
DNS. 911 Tim Hoffman
DNS. 66 Jason Marquitz

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