Korte, Bittle, Haynes & Price take victories at I-55 Raceway

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Pevely, MO (April 28, 2007) Randy Korte of Highland, IL roared to the U.M.P. Late Model victory at I-55 Raceway. Korte jumped out front on the opening lap from his front row pole starting spot and battled fiercly with Bryan Collins the first half of the race. Collins took the lead from Korte on lap eleven, but the caution flag would fly on that lap sending Collins back behind Korte for the restart. Korte and Collins began their battle for the top spot again when the green flag flew, but the next caution would be for Collins as he tangled with a lapped car and flattening his right rear tire. That left Mark Oller and Jeff Johns to battle with Korte for the lead. Johns was able to pull under Korte on the restart, but Korte was too strong and pulled away to earn the win. Johns drove to a second place finish. Mark Voigt worked his way up from the twelfth starting spot to finish third. Chad Zobrist moved up from his starting spot of fifteenth to earn the fourth position. Tim Ratajczyk completed the top five. Tim Manville, who started twenty-third, finished in the sixth position.

Bobby Bittle of Smithton, IL is off to another strong start in the UMP Modified division as he held off a late charge from Matt Goulden to claim the victory. Bittle led the entire twenty laps, but Goulden came on strong at the end. Goulden drove in to turns three and four very hard on the final lap as he attempted to sweep under Bittle in the final turn and partially spun, costing himself not only a chance at the win, but costing him several positions as he ended up crossing the line fifth. Dennis Richards battled with Bittle much of the first fifteen laps of the event, but he would find problems late in the race and slip all the way back to a seventh place finish. Tim Hill's strong performance took him to a second place finish with Bobby Martintoni charging through the field late in the event to earn the third spot. Mark Miner came all the way from the twenty-second starting positition to round out the top five.

Gary Haynes put on a strong performance in the UMP Sportsman division as he won his first feature event in four years. Haynes led all fifteen laps, but had to hold off three different drivers throughout the event to get the win. Kent Nations challenged Haynes early on, then it was Troy Medley battling with Haynes during the middle part of the race. At the end of the event, it was the 2006 UMP Sportsman National Champion Troy Naeger challenging Haynes for the top spot. But Haynes would hold off all three to pick up the win. Naeger would take second, Medley third, Nations was fourth and Ronnie Bader completed the top five.

Gary Price would hold off Trey Harris to win the UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stock main event. Jason Crump crossed the line in third with Chris Fisher finish fourth and Brandon Hedgecoth fifth.

UMP Late Models - 27 Entries
Heat 1
1. 95 Jeff Johns
2. 00 Randy Korte
3. 82 Billy Laycock
4. 7 Rich Lawson
5. 1 Ron McQuerry
6. 11 Casey Schaefer
7. 76 Butch Kruckenberg
8. 66 Allen Hammond
9. 10 Brad White DNS

Heat 2
1. 11Z Bryan Collins
2. 13 Dewayne Keifer
3. 11D Brian Diveley
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 47 Danny Haynes
6. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
7. 5S Steve Sheppard
8. 33 Tim Manville
9. 2J Dave Jumper DNS

Heat 3
1. 26 Billy Faust
2. 67 Mark Oller
3. 87 Ken Rumble
4. 30 Mark Voigt
5. 78 Chad Zobrist
6. 27 Kenny Helmick
7. 81 Craig Smith
8. 28 Don Klein
9. 56 Kevin Epperson

Dash
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 67 Mark Oller
3. 26 Billy Faust
4. 11Z Bryan Collins
5. 13 Dewayne Keifer
6. 95 Jeff Johns
7. 50 Ed Dixon
8. 11D Brian Diveley
9. 82 Billy Laycock

Feature
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 95 Jeff Johns
3. 30 Mark Voigt
4. 78 Chad Zobrist
5. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
6. 33 Tim Manville
7. 13 Dewayne Keifer
8. 11D Brian Diveley
9. 11Z Brian Collins
10. 87 Ken Rumble
11. 27 Kenny Helmick
12. 1HR Ron McQuerry
13. 67 Mark Oller
14. 2J Dave Jumper
15. 47 Danny Haynes
16. 50 Ed Dixon
17. 28 Don Klein
18. 56 Kevin Epperson
19. 26 Billy Faust
20. 5 Steve Sheppard, Jr.
21. 81 Craig Smith
22. 66 Allen Hammond, III
23. 7 Rich Lawson
24. 82 Billy Laycock
25. 11 Casey Schaefer
26. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
DNS. B10 Brad White

UMP Modifieds - 32 Entries
Heat 1
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 10 Todd McGraw
3. 21 Dennis Richards
4. 99 Robbie Helms
5. 19 Mark Pflueger
6. C6 Ray Wagner
7. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
8. 7 Mark Miner

Heat 2
1. 51 Tim Hill
2. C4 Chris Soutia
3. 31 Mitch Parmeley
4. 78C Alan Conner
5. 3D Lou Dreimeier
6. 66 Mike Hileman
7. 1W Ray Walsh
8. 2F Todd Ferber

Heat 3
1. 41 Matt Goulden
2. 15 Jerry Grither
3. 3R Leon Rakers
4. 8X James Reed
5. 21P Adam Parmeley
6. 9W Doug Wood
7. 45 Eric Mabery
8. 4o Bobby Regot

Heat 4
1. 7 Matt Zimmerley
2. 88 Joe Puricelli
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 67 Dylan Sharp
5. 48 Bobby Martintoni
6. 44X Matt Simpson
7. 20Z Dan Zander
8. 72 Jeremy Roth

Dash
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 88 Joe Puricelli
3. 41 Matt Goulden
4. 21 Dennis Richards
5. 7 Matt Zimmerly
6. 10 Todd McGraw
7. C4 Chris Soutia
8. 51 Tim Hill
9. 31 Mitch Parmeley

Semi 1 Top 6 advance
1. 1W Ray Walsh
2. C6 Ray Wagner
3. 9W Doug Wood
4. 7 Mark Miner
5. 44X Matt Simpson
6. 21 Adam Parmeley
7. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
8. 19 Mark Pflueger
9. 66 Mike Hileman
10. 20 Dan Zander
11. 72 Jeremey Roth
12. 2F Todd Ferber
13. 45 Eric Mabery DNS
14. 4o Bobby Regot DNS

Feature
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 51 Timmy Hill
3. 48 Bobby Martintoni
4. 7 Mark Miner - MO/IL Dodge Dealers Hard Charger Award Winner
5. 41 Matt Goulden
6. 88 Joe Puricelli
7. 21 Dennis Richards
8. 1W Ray Walsh
9. 44X Matt Simpson
10. 3R Leon Rakers
11. C6 Ray Wagner
12. 67 Dylan Sharp
13. 10 Todd McGraw
14. 3D Lou Dreimeier
15. 78C Alan Conner
16. 31 Mitch Parmeley
17. 21 Adam Parmeley
18. 8X James Reed
19. 15 Jerry Grither
20. 99 Robby Helms
21. 31 Ricky Horton
22. C4 Chris Soutia
23. 9W Doug Wood
24. 7 Matt Zimmerly

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 32 Entries
Heat 1
1. 19 Jimmy Cummins
2. 67 Ronnie Bader
3. 147 Kyle Stolzer
4. 62 Troy Medley
5. 55 Jason Keller
6. 16 Joe McCain
7. 59 Ryan Gegg
8. 94 Dan Friederich

Heat 2
1. 50 Kent Nations
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 92 Jim Abshier
4. 29 Jeff LaBaube
5. 360 Rob Stuart
6. 10 Dustin Homan
7. 96 Tim Hollerbach
8. 48 Fred Mathias

Heat 3
1. 20 Brad McKinnon
2. 811 Wade Sutter
3. 93 Travis Tilley
4. 97 John Goodson
5. 36 Danny Ems
6. 66 Sam Lopretta
7. 82 Jim Clark
8. 32 Jerry Fleming

Heat 4
1. 28 Tom Smallwood
2. 87 Gary Haynes
3. 11 Jeff Herzog
4. 120 Jimmy Miller
5. 8 Scott Hensler
6. 23 Kevin Mosier
7. 82 Pat Chalmers
8. 128 Tyson Gegg DNS

Dash
1. 87 Gary Haynes - G&M Steel Dash Winner
2. 50 Kent Nations
3. 19 Jimmy Cummins
4. 28 Tom Smallwood
5. 67 Ronnie Bader
6. 12 Troy Naeger
7. 11 Jeff Herzog
8. 93 Travis Tilley
9. 811 Wade Sutter

Semi 1 Top 6 advance
1. 360 Rob Stuart
2. 96 Tim Hollerbach
3. 59 Ryan Gegg
4. 32 Jerry Fleming
5. 10 Dustin Homan
6. 16 Joe McCain
7. 8 Scott Hensler
8. 66 Sam Lopretta
9. 94 Dan Friedrich
10. 23 Kevin Mosier
11. 82 Pat Chalmers DNS
12. 82 Jim Clark DNS
13. 48 Fred Mathias DNS
14. 128 Tyson Gegg DNS

Feature
1. 87 Gary Haynes
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 50 Kent Nations
5. 67 Ronnie Bader
6. 29 Jeff LaBaube
7. 11 Jeff Herzog
8. 96 Tim Hollerbeck
9. 147 Kyle Stolzer
10. 32 Jerry Fleming
11. 55 Jason Keller
12. 360 Rob Stuart
13. 36 Danny Ems
14. 811 Wade Sutter
15. 92 Jim Abshier
16. 8 Scott Hensler
17. 16 Joe McCain
18. 97 John Goodson
19. 10 Dustin Homan
20. 120 Jimmy Miller
21. 93 Travis Tilley
22. 59 Ryan Gegg
23. 28 Tom Smallwood
24. 19 Jimmy Cummins

UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 18 Entries
Heat 1
1. 74 Brandon Hedgecoth
2. 188 Gary Price
3. 911 Tim Hoffman
4. 186 Stephen Crump
5. 66 Jason Marquitz
6. 20 Kyle Busch
7. 17 Andrew Nausley
8. 49 Nathan Portell
9. 3 Tim Griffaw DNS

Heat 2
1. 50 Trey Harris
2. 7 Conrad Miner
3. 5 Chris Fisher
4. 86 Jason Crump
5. 77 Ron Lyons
6. 94 Jason Daugherty
7. 29 Robin Linnenbrink
8. 10 Homer Mooney
9. 97 Mike Dearing

Feature
1. 188 Gary Price
2. 50 Trey Harris
3. 86 Jason Crump
4. 5 Chris Fisher
5. 74 Brandon Hedgecoth
6. 186 Stephen Crump
7. 10 Homer Mooney
8. 66 Jason Marquitz
9. 20 Kyle Busch
10. 77 Ron Lyons
11. 17 Andrew Nausley
12. 911 Tim Hoffman
13. 94 Jason Daugherty
14. 7 Conrad Miner DNS
15. 29 Robin Linnenbrink DNS
16. 49 Nathan Portell DNS
17. 3 Tim Griffaw DNS
18. 97 Mike Dearing DNS

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