Collins, Smith, Naeger, Price & Adams take I-55 Raceway Victories!

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Pevely, MO (May 19, 2007) The I-55 Raceway track crew prepared a great racing surface that provided side-by-side racing all night long in all classes. The smooth and racy surface provided some very exciting races that included some incredible runs by some great drivers.

In the U.M.P. Late Model division, it was Bryan Collins of Elsberry, MO taking the victory in the main event. Collins took command of the feature event on the opening lap and never looked back as he let everyone else battle it out for second place. The battle for second was a great race as Ed Dixon and Mark Oller swapped the spot and raced side-by-side lap after lap. Then late in the race, Brian Wolfmeier and Craig Smith moved into the battle for the second spot. The four raced hard with Dixon claiming second at the line. Third place went to Wolfmeier with Oller just edging Smith for the fourth spot.

The UMP Modifieds was one of the most exciting features you will ever see. Several of the top modified cars had mechanical troubles in their heats and had to race their way through the consolation features including Mike Harrison, Bobby Bittle, Ray Walsh and Matt Goulden. The fans new they were going to be in for a treat watching those drivers make a charge through the field in the feature event. And they got exactly what they were wanting. The feature started out with Tim Hill pacing the early laps as he looked strong around the top. Meanwhile, Mike Harrison and Ray Walsh began their charge to the front early on. Harrison reached all the way to third place when the caution came out on lap twelve behind leader Tim Hill and second place runner Mark Miner. On the restart, Tim Hill would get into turn one too hard and make contact with the wall as Miner and Harrison went low to make the pass. Tim Hill would slip back several spots from there. The battle for the win appeared to be between Miner and Harrison. The battled back and fourth, sliding past each other in each turn and banging wheels and bumpers in the process. Then the two made significant contact coming out of turn two as both cars ended up sideways and stopped at the exit of turn two. Officials decided to put both cars to the rear of the field on the restart. That put the Smith brothers, Marty Smith, Jr. and Chris Smith into the top two spots along with Ray Walsh in third for the restart. Walsh dove under Chris Smith on the restart and the two battled fiercly for second as they battled right on the rear bumper of Marty Smith, Jr. It was Marty Smith, Jr. that took the checkered flag first with Ray Walsh a very close second and Chris Smith third. Tim Hill fought back for a fourth place finish with Dennis Richards rounding out the top five.

Troy Naeger paced all fifteen laps of the UMP Sportsman main event, but not with ease as Kent Nations was glued to his rear bumper looking for an opportunity to slip past. But Naeger would never slip and would hang on for the win. Troy Medley would cross the line in third behind Nations. A couple of new names showed some muscle in the UMP Sportsman class as Tyson Gegg charged to a fourth place finish and Kyle Stolzer completed the top five.

Twenty-three cars started the AARA Pro 4 feature and they were buzzing all over the track from top to bottom. Gary Price brought home the win as the event went green to checkered without a caution. Chris Fisher came home second with Pat Brewer third, Trey Harris fourth and Homer Mooney fifth.

UMP Late Models - 20 Entries
Heat 1
1. 81 Craig Smith
2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
3. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
4. 59 Rich Whaley
5. 67 Mark Oller
6. 7 John Tindal
7. 28 Don Klein
8. 23 Paul Roider
9. 47 Danny Haynes
10. 66 Allen Hammond III

Heat 2
1. 7 Rich Lawson
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 11Z Bryan Collins
4. 11D Brian Diveley
5. 33 Tim Manville
6. 95 Jeff Johns
7. 82 Billy Laycock
8. 10 Brad White
9. 99 Chip Morgan
10. 56 Kevin Epperson

Dash
1. 81 Craig Smith
2. 11Z Bryan Collins
3. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 67 Mark Oller
6. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
7. 11D Brian Diveley
8. 7 Rich Lawson
9. 59 Rich Whaley

Feature
1. 11Z Bryan Collins
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
4. 67 Mark Oller
5. 81 Craig Smith
6. 95 Jeff Johns
7. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
8. 11D Brian Diveley
9. 33 Tim Manville
10. 7 John Tindall
11. 47 Danny Haynes
12. 7L Rich Lawson
13. 56 Kevin Epperson
14. 82 Billy Laycock
15. 28 Don Klein
16. 99 Chip Morgan
17. 23 Paul Roider
18. 66 Allen Hammond III
19. B10 Brad White
20. 59 Rich Whaley

UMP Modifieds - 35 Entries
Heat 1
1. 31 Ricky Horton
2. 55 Marty Smith Jr.
3. C6 Ray Wagner
4. 8X James Reed
5. 24 Paul Bauman
6. 20Z Dan Zander
7. 11 Kelly Duvall
8. 3D Lou Dreimeier
9. 78 Alan Conner

Heat 2
1. 51 Timmy Hill
2. 67 Dylan Sharp
3. 3R Leon Rakers
4. 21A Karl Adams
5. 17 Matt Verbeck
6. C4 Chris Soutia
7. 89 Bobby Bittle
8. 95 Jeff Beasley
9. 1W Ray Walsh DNS

Heat 3
1. 155 Chris Smith
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. 17 Brad Thurston
4. 99 Robbie Helms
5. 11 Brett Bennett
6. 45M Eric Mabery
7. 24 Mike Harrison
8. 89 Jim Brown
9. 5W Ralph Wiltrout DNS

Heat 4
1. 48 Bobby Martintoni
2. 7 Mark Miner
3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
4. 88 Joe Puricelli
5. 9W Doug Wood
6. 41 Matt Goulden
7. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
8. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer

Dash
1. 51 Timmy Hill
2. 155 Chris Smith
3. 21 Dennis Richards
4. 55 Marty Smith Jr.
5. 31 Ricky Horton
6. 48 Bobby Martintoni
7. 7 Mark Miner
8. 67 Dylan Sharp
9. 3R Leon Rakers

Semi 1 Top 6 advance
1. 24 Mike Harrison
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 89 Bobby Bittle
4. 41 Matt Goulden
5. C4 Chris Soutia
6. 20Z Dan Zander
7. 17 Matt Verbeck
8. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
9. 78 Alan Conner
10. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
11. 3D Lou Dreimeier
12. 11 Kelly Devall
13. 11 Brett Bennett
14. 89 Jim Brown
15. 45 Eric Mabery DNS
16. 95 Jeff Beasley DNS
17. 5W Ralph Wiltrout DNS

Feature
1. 55 Marty Smith Jr.
2. 1W Ray Walsh
3. 155 Chris Smith
4. 51 Timmy Hill
5. 21 Dennis Richards
6. 48 Bobby Martintoni
7. 9W Doug Wood
8. 24 Paul Bauman
9. 88 Joe Puricelli
10. 89 Bobby Bittle
11. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
12. 8X James Reed
13. 17 Brad Thurston
14. 3R Leon Rakers
15. C4 Chris Soutia
16. 20Z Dan Zander
17. 99 Robbie Helms
18. 41 Matt Goulden
19. 31 Ricky Horton
20. 24 Mike Harrison
21. 7 Mark Miner
22. 67 Dylan Sharp
23. 21A Karl Adams
24. C6 Ray Wagner

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 26 Entries
Heat 1
1. 50 Kent Nations
2. 32 Jerry Fleming
3. 128 Tyson Gegg
4. 82 Pat Chalmers
5. 8 Scott Hensler
6. 23 Kevin Mosier
7. 105 Matt Hancock
8. 66 Sam Lopretta
9. 27 Nathan Walsh

Heat 2
1. 87 Gary Haynes
2. 19 Jimmy Cummins
3. 16 Joe McCain
4. 20 Brad McKinnon
5. 67 Ronnie Bader
6. 36 Danny Ems
7. 48 Fred Mathias
8. 55 Jason Keller
9. 59 Ryan Gegg

Heat 3
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 96 Tim Hollerbach
3. 147 Kyle Stolzer
4. 62 Troy Medley
5. 97 John Goodson
6. 11 Jeff Herzog
7. 8 Steve Edgecombe
8. 811 Wade Sutter

Dash
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 50 Kent Nations
3. 128 Tyson Gegg
4. 147 Kyle Stolzer
5. 19 Jimmy Cummins
6. 96 Tim Hollerbach
7. 32 Jerry Fleming
8. 20 Brad McKinnon
9. 16 Joe McCain

Feature
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 50 Kent Nations
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 128 Tyson Gegg
5. 147 Kyle Stolzer
6. 96 Tim Hollerbach
7. 19 Jimmy Cummins
8. 32 Jerry Fleming
9. 11 Jeff Herzog
10. 67 Ronnie Bader
11. 82 Pat Chalmers
12. 23 Kevin Mosier
13. 36 Danny Ems
14. 20 Brad McKinnon
15. 8 Scott Hensler
16. 55 Jason Keller
17. 8 Steve Edgecomb
18. 16 Joe McCain
19. 105 Matt Hancock
20. 97 John Goodson
21. 27 Nathan Walsh
22. 811 Wade Sutter
DNS. 87 Gary Haynes
DNS. 66 Sam Lopretta
DNS. 59 Ryan Gegg
DNS. 48 Fred Mathias

UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 24 Entries
Heat 1
1. 83 Pat Brewer
2. 7 Conrad Miner
3. 10H Homer Mooney
4. 186 Stephen Crump
5. 911 Tim Hoffman
6. 74 Brandon Hedgecoth
7. 77 Ron Lyons
8. 105 Jason Hancock

Heat 2
1. 5 Chris Fisher
2. 50 Trey Harris
3. 66 Jason Marquitz
4. 94 Jason Daugherty
5. 70 Brad Mooney
6. 17 Andrew Nausley
7. 65 Gary Range
8. 3 Tim Griffaw

Heat 3
1. 188 Gary Price
2. 86 Jason Crump
3. 97 Mike Dearing
4. 20B Kyle Busch
5. 0 Chuck Johnson
6. 12R James Ray
7. 29 Robin Linnenbrink
8. 22 Jerry Cover

Feature
1. 188 Gary Price
2. 5 Chris Fisher
3. 83 Pat Brewer
4. 50 Trey Harris
5. 10H Homer Mooney
6. 86 Jason Crump
7. 97 Mike Dearing
8. 74 Brandon Hedgecoth
9. 7 Conrad Miner
10. 66 Jason Marquitz
11. 911 Tim Hoffman
12. 186 Stephen Crump
13. 20 Kyle Busch
14. 0 Chuck Johnson
15. 94 Jason Daugherty
16. 77 Ron Lyons
17. 22 Jerry Cover
18. 12 James Ray
19. 105 Jason Hancock
20. 65 Gary Range
21. 70 Brad Mooney
22. 29 Robin Linnenbrink
23. 17 Andrew Nausley
24. 3 Tim Griffaw DNS

Vintage Cars - 18 Entries
Heat 1
1. 11 John Wolfmeier
2. 66 Dean Adams, Jr.
3. 70 Marc McClintock
4. 69 Brian Wolfmeier

Heat 2
1. 151 Dan Hoack
2. 42 Tim Van Eck
3. 25 Randy Horton, Jr.
4. 7 John Entwhistle

Feature:
1. 66 Dean Adams, Jr.
2. 70 Marc McClintock
3. 151 Dan Hoack
4. 11 John Wolfmeier
5. 57 Butch Graham
6. 69 Brian Wolfmeier
7. 17 Joe Lazenby
8. 1G George McClintock
9. 99 Rich Steyh
10. 35 Rich Wolfmeier
11. 59 Bryan Kraemer
12. 42 Tim Van Eck
13. 7 John Entwhistle
14. 222 Paula Sabol
15. 71 Tim England
16. 25 Randy Horton, Jr.
17. 5 Tim Eaves
DNS. 61 Dustin McClintock

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