Korte, Schrader, Naeger & Range take victories on Race Night for Special Champions!


Randy Korte


Ken Schrader


Troy Naeger


Josh Range

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Pevely, MO (July 18, 2009) I-55 Raceway and Shop N Save Grocery Stores presented the Race Night for Special Champions to raise money for Special Olympics. A big payout was on the line for each division and $5 from every ticket sold went to Special Olympics. WIL 92.3 and afternoon D.J. Bo Matthews was on hand to help promote the event.

There was $5,000 to win on the line for the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division which brought in a few the top drivers from around the Midwest. However it was Highland, Illinois driver Randy Korte taking home the top prize. Korte led all thirty laps of the main event as he held off the challenges of Dennis Erb, Jr. for the first half of the event and then turned back the challenge of Billy Moyer in the closing laps. Korte paced the field through heavy lapped traffic as he held on to the lead. Erb would run second for most of the event but Moyer would take advantage of lapped traffic and take the spot from Erb. Erb tried to fight back but made contact with Moyer entering turn one with four laps remaining and narrowly avoided spinning. That would give Moyer the advantage and let him pull away and mount a challenge on Korte on the final lap. But he would come up short in his effort and settle for second. Erb would take third with Brian Shirley finishing fourth. Mark Voigt would complete the top five.

Former NASCAR driver and I-55 Raceway co-owner Ken Schrader brought out a brand new UMP DIRTcar Modified built by Impressive Race Cars and impressive it was as Schrader took the lead from pole sitter Tim Hancock half-way through the main event and pulled away to a strong victory. Conrad Miner had his best run ever at I-55 Raceway and he would finish a strong second. Matt Mevert, who was making his first appearance of 2009 at I-55 Raceway made a last lap pass on Hancock to take the third spot. Hancock would finish fourth with Scott Weber rounding out the top five.

Troy Naeger would dominate the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman main event. Naeger led all twenty laps of the main event as he pulled away to victory. Dave Armstrong had a solid run as he finished in the second spot with Trey Harris, Ronnie Bader and Steve Edgecombe rounding out the top five.

Josh Range won his first UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock main event of 2009 at I-55 Raceway. Range led every lap enroute to the win. Sixteen year old Blake Jost had his best finish ever in his rookie season as he took the second spot. Philip Stuart would take the third spot with Jacob Buechting finishing fourth. His sister Jessica Buechting would take fifth and their mom Jackie Buechting took sixth. Their dad, Gerald Buechting would finish tenth.

UMP Late Models - 29 Entries
Heat 1
1. 28 Dennis Erb
2. 21 Billy Moyer
3. 42 Terry Casey
4. 97 Joey Mack
5. 25 Jason Feger
6. 13 Dewayne Keifer
7. 95 Jeff Johns
8. 47 Danny Haynes
9. 80d Dylan Sharp
10. 1hr Ron McQuerry

Heat 2
1. 55 Allen Mondus
2. 00 Randy Korte
3. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
4. 11z Bryan Collins
5. 7 Matt Weidner
6. 27 Jeff Beyers
7. 6k Michael Kloos
8. 2j Dave Jumper
9. 7 Rich Lawson

Heat 3
1. 30 Mark Voigt
2. 3s Brian Shirley
3. 50 Ed Dixon
4. 81 Craig Smith
5. 14u Bruce Unterbrink
6. 33 Tim Manville
7. 20 Darin Forrest
8. 92b Brant Kehrer
9. 37 Danny Moser

Semi
1. 6k Michael Kloos
2. 92b Brant Kehrer
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 47 Danny Haynes
5. 2j Dave Jumper
6. 80d Dylan Sharp
7. 20 Darin Forrest
8. 7 Rich Lawson
9. 1hr Ron McQuerry
10. 37 Danny Moser
11. 23 Paul Roider

Feature
1. 00 Randy Korte (1)
2. 21 Billy Moyer (5)
3. 28 Dennis Erb (2)
4. 3s Brian Shirley (6)
5. 30 Mark Voigt (4)
6. 42 Terry Casey (7)
7. 112 Tim Ratajczyk (9)
8. 55 Alan Mondus (3)
9. 81 Craig Smith (13)
10. 6K Michael Kloos (19)
11. 7 Matt Weidner (11)
12. 13 Dewayne Keifer (15)
13. 33 Tim Manville (18)
14. 50 Ed Dixon (8)
15. 11Z Bryan Collins (12)
16. 95 Jeff Johns (21)
17. 27B Jeff Beyers (16)
18. 2J Dave Jumper (23)
19. 80D Dylan Sharp (24)
20. 14U Bruce Unterbrink (17)
21. 97M Joey Mack (14)
22. 47 Danny Haynes (22)
23. 92B Brent Kehrer (20)
24. 25 Jason Feger (10)

UMP Modifieds - 38 Entries
Heat 1
1. 0 Tim Hancock
2. 36 Conrad Miner
3. 9 Kenny Schrader
4. 89 Bobby Bittle
5. 21 Dennis Richards
6. 21j Jeff Vernier
7. 88 Joe Puricelli
8. 49 Josh Russell
9. 5 Erik Edger
10. 98 JD Rottler

Heat 2
1. 4j Scott Weber
2. 22 Matt Mevert
3. 00 Randy Korte
4. 377 Casey Pearson
5. M41 Steve Maisel
6. 31 Mitch Parmeley
7. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
8. 9W Doug Wood
9. 12s Mike Stuckey
10. 1w Ray Walsh

Heat 3
1. 7 Mark Miner
2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk
3. 1 Tommie Seets
4. 16 Rusty Griffaw
5. 31 Ricky Horton
6. 95 Rick Stevenson
7. 66 Gary Haynes
8. 61 Eric Franklin
9. 44 Jared Kneemiller

Heat 4
1. 10 Ken Rumble
2. 0x Steve Picou
3. 2 Robbie Helms
4. 51 Timmy Hill
5. 24 Paul Bauman
6. 7z Matt Zimmerly
7. D22 Jim Brown
8. 11b Brett Bennett
9. 45 Eric Mabery

Semi 1
1. 31 Ricky Horton
2. 21j Jeff Vernier
3. 95 Rick Stevenson
4. 88 Joe Puricelli
5. 5e Erik Edgar
6. 98 JD Rottler
7. 44 Jared Kneemiller
8. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
9. 49 Josh Russell
10. 9w Doug Wood

Semi 2
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 7z Matt Zimmerly
3. 31 Mitch Parmeley
4. 24 Paul Bauman
5. 66 Gary Haynes
6. 11b Brett Bennett
7. D22 Jim Brown
8. 12s Mike Stuckey
9. 61 Eric Franklin
10. 45 Eric Mabery DNS

Feature
1. 9 Kenny Schrader (2)
2. 36 Conrad Miner (4)
3. 22 Matt Mevert (9)
4. 0 Tim Hancock (1)
5. 4j Scott Weber (3)
6. 12 Tom Ratajczyk (8)
7. 2 Robbie Helms (7)
8. 7 Mark Miner (5)
9. 89 Bobby Bittle (17)
10. 16 Rusty Griffaw (13)
11. 31 Ricky Horton (19)
12. 1 Tommie Seets (10)
13. 0x Steve Picou (11)
14. 51 Timmy Hill (15)
15. 95 Rick Stevenson (23)
16. 7z Matt Zimmerly (20)
17. 377 Casey Pearson (14)
18. 88 Joe Puricelli (24) alternate
19. 21j Jeff Vernier (21)
20. 00 Randy Korte (6)
21. 1w Ray Walsh (18)
22. 21 Dennis Richards (16)
23. 31 Mitch Parmeley (22)
24. 41 Steve Maisel (12)
DNS. 10 Ken Rumble

UMP/AARA Sportsman - 36 Entries
Heat 1
1. 8 Steve Edgecomb
2. 67 Ronnie Bader
3. 11 Jeff Herzog
4. 69 Derek Bryant
5. 147 Kyle Stolzer
6. 96 Tim Hollerbach
7. 23s Brad Smith
8. 66 Sam Lopretta
9. 68 Scott Bourland DNS

Heat 2
1. B4 Mark Schnurbusch
2. 65 Gary Range
3. 23 Kevin Mosier
4. 0 Chris Soutiea
5. 82 Pat Chalmers
6. 444 Marc Roberson
7. 16 Joe McCain
8. 40 Donnie Mosier
9. 64 Jim Smith

Heat 3
1. 3 Scott Hensler
2. 34 Dave Armstrong
3. 49 Brad Paquet
4. 92 Jim Abshire
5. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
6. 15 Matt Brucato
7. 71 Jeff Robbins
8. 50 Kent Nations
9. 105 Matt Hancock DNS

Heat 4
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 55 Jason Keller
4. 19 Jimmy Cummins
5. 62 Troy Medley
6. 192 Mark Spraul
7. 5 Grant Evans
8. 59 Ryan Gegg
9. 29 Nick Todtenhaupt

Semi
1. 96 Tim Hollerbach
2. 192 Mark Spraul
3. 23 Brad Smith
4. 16 Joe McCain
5. 50 Kent Nations
6. 444 Marc Roberson
7. 64 Jim Smith
8. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
9. 40 Donnie Mosier
10. 15 Matt Brucato
11. 29 Nick Todtenhaupt
12. 82 Pat Chalmers
13. 59 Ryan Gegg
14. 5 Grant Evans
15. 71 Jeff Robbins

Feature
1. 12 Troy Naeger (2)
2. 34 Dave Armstrong (1)
3. 57 Trey Harris (6)
4. 67 Ronnie Bader (10)
5. 8 Steve Edgecombe (3)
6. 3 Scott Hensler (5)
7. 23 Kevin Mosier (7)
8. 11 Jeff Herzog (11)
9. 49 Brad Paquet (9)
10. 19 Jimmy Cummins (12)
11. 55 Jason Keller (13)
12. 69 Derek Bryant (14)
13. 16 Joe McCain (22)
14. 62 Troy Medley (17)
15. 96 Tim Hollerbach (19)
16. 23s Brad Smith (23)
17. 192 Mark Spraul (20)
18. 65 Gary Range (8)
19. 92 Jim Abshier (16)
20. 4b Mark Schnurbusch (4)
21. 0 Chris Soutiea (15)
22. 444 Marc Roberson (24)
23. 50 Kent Nations (23)
24. 147 Kyle Stolzer (18)

UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 18 Entries
Heat 1
1. 51 Ben Cochran
2. 667 Jackie Buechting
3. 42 Charles David
4. 93 Billy Lapaglia
5. 62 Kelly Hebenstreet
6. 36 Trey Lawrence
7. 78 Rick Barker
8. 14 Cameron McColl
9. 186 Jason Crump

Heat 2
1. 65 Josh Range
2. 7j Blake Jost
3. 16 Jacob Buechting
4. 2s Philip Stuart
5. 19 Jackie Buechting
6. 8 Aron Faulkner
7. 50 Trey Harris
8. 54 Gerald Buechting
9. 1 Joe Ellison

Feature
1. 65 Josh Range (2)
2. 7j Blake Jost (4)
3. 2s Philip Stuart (8)
4. 16 Jacob Buechting (6)
5. 19 Jessica Buechting (10)
6. 667 Jackie Buechting (3)
7. 186 Jason Crump (17)
8. 8 Aron Faulkner (12)
9. 93 Billy Lapaglia (7)
10. 54 Gerald Buechting (16)
11. 62 Kelly Hebenstreet (9)
12. 51 Ben Cochran (1)
13. 50 Trey Harris (14)
14. 36 Trey Lawrence (11)
15. 78 Rick Barker (13)
16. 1 Joe Ellison (18)
17. 14 Cameron McColl (15)
18. 42 Charles David (5)

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