Mike Marlar takes I-55 Raceway Summer Nationals Victory; Walsh, Nations & Fisher also take wins!

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Pevely, MO (June 23, 2007) Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN led only one lap of the forty lap main event, but it was the money lap as he picked up his second victory in UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals action. Billy Moyer looked strong all night as he started off the night by setting a new track record during qualifying with a time of 12.081 seconds, besting his old track record that he set just three weeks earlier during the UMP DIRTcar Tri-Track Challenge. Moyer started on the pole for the main event and led the first thirty nine laps before surrendering the lead to Marlar.

Moyer opened up a big lead early on as Marlar had his hands full with Don O'Neal as the two battled lap after lap for the second position. Once Marlar disposed of O'Neal, he was able to focus on Moyer. Marlar's chances of running down Moyer nearly came to an end on lap thirty-six when Marlar got too high and made contact with the front stretch wall. But he was able to recover and then run down Moyer and complete the pass on the final lap to earn the win.

Brady Smith made a great run in the closing laps as he worked his way past Terry Casey and Shannon Babb to take the third spot. Casey would cross the line in fourth. Billy Faust would edge Babb for the fifth spot. Jeff Taylor crossed the line in seventh behind sixth place Babb. Wes Steidinger, Matt Taylor and Dennis Erb, Jr. would round out the top ten.

The UMP DIRTcar Modified division had a stellar field of forty-four cars on hand and they too provided the fans with some exciting racing. Ray Walsh of St. Louis, MO wasn't to be denied as he earned his second straight victory at I-55 Raceway in the UMP Modified division. The race was marred by a horrific crash as the field came down for the white flag when Matt Mevert and Scott Weber made contact while battling for the third position. Mevert's car flipped violently down the front stretch and into turn one. Mevert walked away uninjured, but his car was heavily damaged. Weber was able to restart the main event and would end up with a second place finish after he got by Bobby Bittle in the final two laps. Bittle would finish in third with Jeff Leka coming home fourth. Dean Hoffman completed the top five.

UMP Late Models - 45 Entries
Qualifying
Name Driver Time
Group 1
21 Billy Moyer 12.081 - New Track Record
1A Justin Allgaier 12.211
J1 Wes Steidenger 12.250
27 Rodney Melvin 12.353
11Z Brian Collins 12.870
67 Mark Oller 12.903
33 Ricky Frankel 13.107
B10 Brad White 13.238
1 Ron McQuerry 13.242
95 Jeff Johns 13.267
77 Jason McBride 13.661
4 Cody Baumann NT
Group 2
55 Jeep Van Wormer 12.366
18 Shannon Babb 12.429
92B Billy Faust 12.585
5 Eddie Kirchoff 12.623
91 Rusty Schlenk 12.728
00 Chris Smyzer 12.737
12B Ron Bartels 12.934
50 Ed Dixon 12.935
82 Billy Laycock 13.147
48 Chad Jones 13.396
66H Allen Hammond 14.214
Group 3
13 Dewayne Keifer 12.464
71 Don O’Neal 12.486
2 Brady Smith 12.510
58 AJ Diemel 12.672
12JR Billy Moyer Jr. 12.682
27 Jeff Beyers 12.704
78 Chad Zobrist 12.813
33 Tim Manville 12.887
B12 Kevin Weaver 12.995
77 Nick Bartels 13.330
59 Rich Whaley 13.896
Group 4
34 Mike Marler 12.390
42 Terry Casey 12.504
5S Steve Sheppard 12.568
28 Dennis Erb 12.649
00 Randy Korte 12.769
3L Matt Taylor 12.786
81 Craig Smith 12.866
87 Ken Rumble 13.007
47 Danny Haynes 13.022
5 Jeff Taylor 13.345
12 Jordan Bland 13.716

Heat 1
1. 21 Billy Moyer
2. 1A Justin Allgaier
3. 27 Rodney Melvin
4. J1 Wes Steidenger
5. 11Z Bryan Collins
6. 67 Mark Oller
7. 95 Jeff Johns
8. 33 Ricky Frankel
9. 77 Jason McBride
10. 1 Ron McQuerry
11. B10 Brad White

Heat 2
1. 18 Shannon Babb
2. 55 Jeep Van Wormer
3. 92B Billy Faust
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 00 Chris Smyzer
6. 82 Billy Laycock
7. 48 Chad Jones
8. 66H Allen Hammond
9. 91 Rusty Schlenk
10. 5K Eddie Kirchoff
11. 12B Ron Bartels

Heat 3
1. 71 Don O’Neal
2. 2 Brady Smith
3. 13 Dewayne Keifer
4. 33 Tim Manville
5. 27 Jeff Beyers
6. 21 Billy Moyer Jr.
7. 78 Chad Zobrist
8. B12 Kevin Weaver
9. 77 Nick Bartels
10. 59 Rich Whaley
11. 58 AJ Diemel

Heat 4
1. 34 Mike Marler
2. 42 Terry Casey
3. 3L Matt Taylor
4. 00 Randy Korte
5. 28 Dennis Erb
6. 5 Jeff Taylor
7. 5S Steve Sheppard
8. 12 Jordan Bland
9. 81 Craig Smith
10. 87 Ken Rumble
11. 47 Danny Haynes

Semi 1 Top 3 advance
1. J1 Wes Steidenger
2. 95 Jeff Johns
3. 11Z Bryan Collins
4. 50 Ed Dixon
5. 67 Mark Oller
6. 12B Ron Bartels
7. 33 Ricky Frankel
8. 1 Ron McQuerry
9. 48 Chad Jones
10. 4 Cody Baumann
11. 66 Allen Hammond
12. 00 Chris Smyzer
13. 77 Jason McBride
14. 82 Billy Laycock
15. 91 Rusty Schlenk DNS
16. 5K Eddie Kirchoff DNS
17. B10 Brad White DNS

Semi 2 Top 3 advance
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 5 Jeff Taylor
3. 28 Dennis Erb
4. 5S Steve Sheppard
5. 27 Jeff Beyers
6. 33 Tim Manville
7. B12 Kevin Weaver
8. 12 Jordan Bland
9. 87 Ken Runble
10. 21J Billy Moyer Jr.
11. 47 Danny Haynes
12. 77 Nick Bartels
13. 59 Rich Whaley
14. 78 Chad Zobrist
15. 81 Craig Smith DNS

Feature
1. 34 Mike Marler
2. 21 Billy Moyer
3. 2 Brady Smith
4. 42 Terry Casey
5. 92B Billy Faust
6. 18 Shannon Babb
7. 5T Jeff Taylor
8. J1 Wes Steidinger
9. 3L Matt Taylor
10. 28 Dennis Erb, Jr.
11. 55 Jeep VanWormer
12. 13 Dewayne Kiefer
13. 1A Justin Allgaier
14. 11Z Bryan Collins
15. 95 Jeff Johns
16. 5K Eddie Kirchoff
17. B12 Kevin Weaver
18. 71 Don O'Neal
19. 00 Randy Korte
20. 50 Ed Dixon
21. 47 Danny Haynes
22. 67 Mark Oller
23. 27 Rodney Melvin
24. 5S Steve Sheppard

UMP Modifieds - 44 Entries
Heat 1
1. 7 Ray Walsh
2. 70 Brian Bielong
3. 1D Dean Hoffman
4. 22 Matt Mevert
5. 24 Mike Harrison
6. 48 Bobby Martintoni
7. 3D Lou Dreimeier
8. 9W Doug Wood
9. 15 Danny Resinger

Heat 2
1. 41G Matt Goulden
2. 15 Jerry Grither
3. 7 Mark Miner
4. 64 Gary Cook Jr.
5. 88 Joe Puricelli
6. 78C Alan Conner
7. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
8. 72 Jeremy Roth
9. C6 Ray Wagner

Heat 3
1. 67 Dylan Sharp
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
4. 02 Robert Powers
5. 68 Andy Oswald
6. 29L JD Laster
7. 97 Chad Unzicker
8. 31 Ricky Horton
9. 2F Todd Ferber

Heat 4
1. 5 Jeff Leka
2. 89 Bobby Bittle
3. 7Z Tommie Seets
4. 4 Robby Malchis
5. 18 Randy Myers
6. 17 Matt Verbeck
7. 31P Mitch Parmeley
8. 19 Bob Williams
9. 11 Brett Bennett

Heat 5
1. 21 Danny Schwartz
2. 55 Marty Smith, Jr.
3. 3R Leon Rakers
4. 21 Dennis Richards
5. C4 Chris Soutia
6. 77 Rick Stevenson
7. 72X Jason Sinn
8. 34 Jeff Ochs

Dash
1. 7 Ray Walsh
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 21 Danny Schwartz
4. 5 Jeff Leka
5. 41G Matt Goulden
6. 55 Marty Smith
7. 89 Bobby Bittle
8. 67 Dylan Sharp
9. 3R Leon Rakers

Semi Top 3 Advance
1. 24 Mike Harrison
2. 4 Robby Malchis
3. C6 Ray Wagner
4. 77 Rick Stevenson
5. 3D Lou Dreimeier
6. 72 Jeremy Roth
7. 97 Chad Unzicker
8. 78C Alan Conner
9. 88 Joe Puricelli DNS
10. C4 Chris Soutia DNS
11. 72X Jason Sinn DNS
12. 19 Bob Williams DNS
13. 11 Brett Bennett DNS

Semi 2 Top 3 advance
1. 21 Dennis Richards
2. 48 Bobby Martintoni
3. 18 Randy Myers
4. 29L JD Laster
5. 31P Mitch Parmeley
6. 9W Doug Wood
7. 31 Ricky Horton
8. 17 Matt Verbeck
9. 46 Dave Wibbenmeyer
10. 15R Danny Reisinger
11. 68 Andy Oswald
12. 2F Todd Ferber DNS
13. 34 Jeff Ochs DNS

Feature
1. 7 Ray Walsh
2. 4J Scott Weber
3. 89 Bobby Bittle
4. 5 Jeff Leka
5. 1D Dean Hoffman
6. 15 Jerry Grither
7. 48 Bobby Martintoni
8. 7 Mark Miner
9. 64 Gary Cook, Jr.
10. 7C Tommie Seets, Jr.
11. 24 Mike Harrison
12. 70 Brian Bielong
13. 7Z Matt Zimmerly
14. C6 Ray Wagner
15. 18 Randy Myers
16. 3R Leon Rakers
17. 22M Matt Mevert
18. 4 Robby Malchis
19. 77 Rick Stevenson
20. 67 Dylan Sharp
21. 21R Dennis Richards
22. 02 Robert Powers
23. 55 Marty Smith, Jr.
24. 41G Matt Goulden
DNS. 21 Danny Schwarz

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 34 Entries
Heat 1
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 167 Tony Wyatt
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 360 Rob Stuart
5. 19 Jimmy Cummins
6. 67 Ronnie Bader
7. 20 Brad McKinnon
8. 86 Doug Kim
9. 105 Matt Hancock DNS

Heat 2
1. 128 Tyson Gegg
2. 50 Kent Nations
3. 55 Jason Keller
4. 811 Wade Sutter
5. 32 Jerry Fleming
6. 94 Dan Friedrich
7. 18 Daryl Dodge
8. 99 Gary Johnson
9. 444 Marc Roberson

Heat 3
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 128 Tom Smallwood
3. 82 Pat Chalmers
4. 96 Tim Hollerbach
5. 147 Kyle Stolzer
6. 87 Gary Haynes
7. 23 Brad Smith
8. 97 John Goodson

Heat 4
1. 120 Jimmy Miller
2. 8E Steve Edgecomb
3. 59 Ryan Gegg
4. 10 Dustin Homan
5. 16 Joe McCain
6. 6 Brock Baumann
7. 66 Sam Lopretta
8. 8H Scott Hensler

Dash
1. 50 Kent Nations
2. 128 Tyson Gegg
3. 12 Troy Naeger
4. 28 Tom Smallwood
5. 62 Troy Medley
6. 11 Jeff Herzog
7. 167 Tony Wyatt
8. 8E Steve Edgecomb
9. 120 Jimmy Miller

Semi 1 Top 6 advance
1. 16 Joe McCain
2. 32 Jerry Fleming
3. 87 Gary Haynes
4. 67 Ronnie Bader
5. 6 Brock Baumann
6. 8H Scott Homan
7. 20 Brad McKinnon
8. 66 Sam Lopretta
9. 86 Doug Kim
10. 444 Marc Roberson
11. 99 Gary Johnson
12. 23 Brad Smith
13. 94 Dan Friedrich
14. 18 Daryl Dodge
15. 97 JohnGoodson
16. 105 Matt Hancock DNS

Feature
1. 50 Kent Nations
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 11 Jeff Herzog
5. 28 Tom Smallwood
6. 19 Jimmy Cummins
7. 67 Ronnie Bader
8. 811 Wade Sutter
9. 167 Tony Wyatt
10. 87 Gary Haynes
11. 96 Tim Hollerbach
12. 147 Kyle Stolzer
13. 8E Steve Edgecomb
14. 120 Jimmy Miller
15. 82 Pat Chalmers
16. 8H Scott Hensler
17. 360 Rob Stuart
18. 10 Dustin Homan
19. 32 Jerry Fleming
20. M16 Joe McCain
21. 6 Brock Bauman
22. 128 Tyson Gegg
23. 55K Jason Keller
24. 59 Ryan Gegg

UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 22 Entries
Heat 1
1. 50 Trey Harris
2. 7 Conrad Miner
3. 166 Ryan Kress
4. 10H Homer Mooney
5. 65 Gary Range
6. 16 Jacob Buechting
7. 38 Michael Anderson
8. 83 Pat Brewer

Heat 2
1. 74 Brandon Hedgcoth
2. 3 Ryan Eilers
3. 186 Stephen Crump
4. 97 Mike Dearing
5. 29 Robin Linnenbrink
6. 17 Andrew Nausley
7. 94 Donald Conman

Heat 3
1. 5 Chris Fisher
2. 188 Gary Price
3. 22 Jerry Cover
4. 66 Jason Marquitz
5. 911 Tim Hoffman
6. 105 Jason Hancock
7. 8T Aaron Wood

Feature
1. 5 Chris Fisher
2. 3 Ryan Eilers
3. 50 Trey Harris
4. 188 Gary Price
5. 7 Conrad Miner
6. 186 Stephen Crump
7. 74 Brandon Hedgcoth
8. 10H Homer Mooney
9. 166 Ryan Kress
10. 97 Mike Dearing
11. 22 Jerry Cover
12. 83 Pat Brewer
13. 911 Tim Hoffman
14. 66 Jason Marquitz
15. 65 Gary Range
16. 17 Andrew Nausley
17. 8 Aaron Wood
18. 94 Donald Conman
19. 38 Michael Anderson
20. 16 Jacob Buechting
21. 105 Jason Hancock
22. 29 Robin Linnenbrink

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