Randy Korte claims Ken Schrader Modified Challenge at I-55 Raceway!


From right to left: 1st-Randy Korte (00) - 2nd-Ray Walsh (1W) - 3rd-Tommie Seets (1)

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Pevely, MO (October 24, 2009) Randy Korte of Highland, Illinois claimed his second UMP DIRTcar Ken Schrader Modified Challenge at I-55 Raceway this year. Korte also took the win back on July 29th during the makeup of last year's event that was postponed by rain. Seventy-three UMP DIRTcar Modifieds were on hand on what turned out to be a beautiful Saturday afternoon race. The fans that were on hand were treated to a spectacular main event in which three different drivers led during the forty lap affair.

Ray Walsh jumped out to the lead on the opening lap from his front row pole starting spot, but his lead would be short-lived as Rusty Griffaw would past and take over the lead on the second lap. Griffaw's lead wouldn't last long either as the engine in his mount would expire on lap four. Korte would assume the top spot would pull away to a commanding lead. Meanwhile, Walsh, Tommie Seets, Jeff Leka, Scott Weber and Ken Schrader were having a fierce battle for the second through sixth spots. As Korte caught lapped traffic, he would encounter difficulty working past cars running two and three wide as he tried to put them a lap down. This would allow Walsh and Weber to catch Korte and make it a three car fight for the lead. Walsh would pull along side Korte on several occassions as they worked the heavy lapped traffic. However, it would be Weber that would slow on lap twenty-seven with a broken rear end and bring out the caution. This would give Korte an open track without lapped traffic and he would once again pull away from Walsh as he bolted to victory. Walsh would have his hands full holding off Seets in the closing laps for the second spot. But Walsh would hold off Seets and finish second with Seets taking third. Leka would cross the line fourth with Schrader completing the top five. Tim Hancock charged from the twentieth starting spot to finish sixth and Rick Conoyer came all the way from the twenty-second starting spot to finish seventh. Brian Lynn crossed the line in eighth while Ken Rumble took the ninth spot. Donovan Lodge rounded out the top ten.

October 24th, 2009
UMP DIRTcar Modifieds - 73 Entries
Heat 1
1. 4j Scott Weber
2. 14 Billy Smith
3. 3E Dustin Korte
4. 31p Mitch Parmeley
5. 22 Chucky Milam
6. 86 John Stanton
7. 2 Brad McKinnon
8. 70 Jeff Yates
9. 2j Jason Russell
10. 29 Chris Spaulding

Heat 2
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. 14 Brian Lynn
3. 36 Conrad Miner
4. 11 Dane Gundaker
5. 88 Joe Puricelli
6. 8 John Leahy
7. 29 Rob Penny
8. 1jr Floyd Jordan Jr.
9. 24T Dick Taylor

Heat 3
1. 1 Tommie Seets
2. 24 Paul Bauman
3. 7z Matt Zimmerly
4. 21 Dennis Richards
5. 44 Rich Lentz
6. 9c Russ Coultas
7. 25 Brett Korves
8. 21j Jeff Vernier
9. 1H Everrett Bradham

Heat 4
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. W1 Jammie Wilson
3. 14 Rick Conoyer
4. 43a Larry Anderson
5. L55 Larry Lambert
6. 11x Robert Black
7. 17 Brian Kinniard
8. 1x James Reed
9. 61 Eric Franklin

Heat 5
1. 9w Doug Wood
2. 32L Donovan Lodge
3. 41m Brent Mullins
4. 6b Dave Baldwin
5. 31 Ricky Horton
6. 78 Guy Taylor
7. C4 Chris Soutiea
8. 77 Rick Lowe
9. 27 Chad Despain

Heat 6
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 9 Ken Schrader
3. 10 Ken Rumble
4. 89 Bobby Bittle
5. 89b Mike Spatola
6. 24 Dean Hoffman
7. 15 Jerry Grither
8. 45m Eric Mabery
9. M41 Steve Maisel

Heat 7
1. 2 Robby Helms
2. 51 Timmy Hill
3. 17t Brad Thurston
4. 66 Gary Haynes
5. 166 Brian Worley
6. 78 Cody Conner
7. 13 Aaron Kleine
8. 87z Zeb Moake
9. 21a Karl Adams

Heat 8
1. 3L Jeff Leka
2. 155 Chris Smith
3. 0 Tim Hancock
4. 7m Mark Miner
5. 24R Jim Ransom
6. 32N Nick Neville
7. X49 Josh Russell
8. 22g Steve Grotz
9. 14h Leroy Haney

Semi 1
1. 36 Conrad Miner
2. 3E Dustin Korte
3. 86 John Stanton
4. 11 Dane Gundaker
5. 88 Joe Puricelli
6. 70 Jeff Yates
7. 29 Rob Penny
8. 1jr Floyd Jordan Jr.
9. 8 John Leahy
10. 2j Jason Russell
11. 22 Chucky Milam
12. 31p Mitch Parmeley
13. 2 Brad McKinnon
14. 24t Dick Taylor DNS
15. 29s Chris Spaulding DNS

Semi 2
1. 7z Matt Zimmerly
2. 14 Rick Conoyer
3. 21 Dennis Richards
4. 21j Jeff Vernier
5. 43a Larry Anderson
6. 9c Russ Coultas
7. L55 Larry Lambert
8. 17 Brian Kinniard
9. 61 Eric Franklin
10. 44 Rich Lentz
11. 11x Robert Black
12. 25 Brett Korves DNS
13. 1x James Reed DNS
14. 1h Everett Bradham DNS

Semi 3
1. 41m Brent Mullins
2. 10 Ken Rumble
3. 89 Mike Spatola
4. 78 Guy Taylor
5. 89 Bobby Bittle
6. 15 Jerry Grither
7. 24 Dean Hoffman
8. C4 Chris Soutiea
9. 6b Dave Baldwin
10. 31 Ricky Horton
11. 77 Rick Lowe
12. 45m Eric Mabery DNS
13. 27 Chad Despain DNS
14. M41 Steve Maisel DNS

Semi 4
1. 0 Tim Hancock
2. 66 Gary Haynes
3. 24R Jim Ransom
4. 32 Nick Neville
5. 78 Cody Conner
6. 7 Mark Miner
7. 13 Aaron Kleine
8. X49 Josh Russell
9. 22g Steve Grotz
10. 14 Leroy Haney
11. 166 Brian Worley
12. 21a Karl Adams
13. 87z Zeb Moake
14. 17t Brad Thurston

Feature
1. 00 Randy Korte (4) $2,500
2. 1w Ray Walsh (1) $1,200
3. 1 Tommie Seets (5) $1,000
4. 3L Jeff Leka (8) $700
5. 9 Ken Schrader (9) $600
6. 0 Tim Hancock (20) $500
7. 14c Rick Conoyer (22) $475
8. 14 Brian Lynn (11) $460
9. 10 Ken Rumble (23) $450
10. 32 Donovan Lodge (10) $440
11. 24 Paul Bauman (13) $430
12. 51 Timmy Hill (15) $420
13. 36 Conrad Miner (17) $410
14. 7z Matt Zimmerly (18) $400
15. 2 Robby Helms (7) $390
16. 3E Dustin Korte (21) $380
17. 155 Chris Smith (16) $370
18. 21 Dennis Richards (26) $360
19. W1 Jammie Wilson (12) $350
20. 41M Brent Mullins (19) $340
21. 14 Billy Smith (14) $330
22. 4J Scott Weber (6) $320
23. 66 Gary Haynes (24) $310
24. 31 Ricky Horton (25) $300
25. 9W Doug Wood (2) $300
26. 16 Rusty Griffaw (3) $300


Qualifying
Group 1
1. 86 John Stanton 99.999
2. 22 Chucky Milam 16.034
3. 4J Scott Weber 14.467
4. 2J Jason Russell 15.267
5. 14 Billy Smith 15.113
6. 3E Dustin Korte 15.823
7. 31p Mitch Parmeley 14.894
8. 70 Jeff Yates 15.924
9. 2 Brad McKinnon 99.999
10. 29 Chris Spalding 14.791

Group 2
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw 14.634
18. 88 Joe Puricelli 14.997
19. 14L Brian Lynn 14.486
20. 8 John Leahy 15.874
21. 36c Conrad Miner 14.845
22. 24T Dick Taylor 15.303
23. 11G Dane Gundaker 14.734
24. 1jr Floyd Jordan Jr. 15.107
25. 29 Rob Penny 15.005

Group 3
1. 21 Dennis Richards 15.366
2. 21J Jeff Vernier 14.420
3. 24 Paul Bauman 15.088
4. 44 Rich Lentz 15.173
5. 7Z Matt Zimmerly 14.691
6. 1 Tommie Seets 14.297
7. 9c Russ Coultas 15.205
8. 1H Everett Bradham 14.708
9. 25 Brett Korves 14.382

Group 4
1. L55 Larry Lambert 99.999
2. 00 Randy Korte 14.922
3. 1x James Reed 14.936
4. 61 Eric Franklin 15.311
5. 43a Larry Anderson 14.477
6. 14c Rick Conoyer 14.466
7. 11x Robert Black 15.041
8. 17 Brian Kinnaird 15.206
9. W1 Jammie Wilson 14.555

Group 5
1. 6B Dave Baldwin 14.494
2. 27 Chad Despain 15.591
3. 41m Brent Mullins 14.298
4. 9w Doug Wood 14.263
5. 31 Ricky Horton 14.580
6. 77 Rick Lowe 15.430
7. C4 Chris Soutiea 15.371
8. 78 Guy Taylor 14.299
9. 32 Donovan Lodge 14.165

Group 6
1. 1w Ray Walsh 14.364
2. M41 Steve Maisel 14.555
3. 89b Mike Spatola 14.790
4. 45m Eric Mabery 14.541
5. 9 Ken Schrader 14.481
6. 89 Bobby Bittle 14.701
7. 10 Ken Rumble 14.686
8. 24h Dean Hoffman 15.135
9. 15 Jerry Grither 14.835

Group 7
1. 166 Brian Worley 14.657
2. 2R Robbie Helms 14.294
3. 78c Cody Conner 14.764
4. 87z Zeb Moake 14.921
5. 21a Karl Adams 15.511
6. 13 Aaron Kleine 14.605
7. 17t Brad Thurston 14.320
8. 66 Gary Haynes 14.502
9. 51 Timmy Hill 14.106

Group 8
1. 32N Nick Neville 14.509
2. X49 Josh Russell 15.055
3. 0 Tim Hancock 14.207
4. 14h Leroy Haney 14.819
5. 22g Steve Grotz 15.481
6. 155 Chris Smith 14.462
7. 7m Mark Miner 14.512
8. 24R Jim Ransom 14.439
9. 3L Jeff Leka 14.194

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