Smith, Walsh, Harris & McGinnitey take wins at I-55 Raceway!


Craig Smith


Ray Walsh


Trey Harris


Mike McGinnitey

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Pevely, MO (May 8th, 2010) After rain had washed out the racing action the previous two weekends, Mother Nature finally cooperated and a big field of cars were on hand to participate in the action.

Craig Smith of Godfrey, Illinois claimed his first win at I-55 Raceway in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division. Smith led all twenty five laps of the main event, but it was far from a cakewalk. During the first half of the race, Smith had Brian Shirley all over his rear bumper with Mark Voigt chasing close behind. Voigt would soon make a move on Shirley and take over the second spot and then proceed to really apply the pressure on Smith for the lead. Voigt and Smith would race side-by-side for several laps before Voigt finally appeared to have the lead. But the caution would on that same lap when Bryan Collins found the turn one wall. That would put Smith back out front with just four laps remaining with Voigt and Shirley restarting right on his tail. Smith would find the fast line around in the closing laps and would hold off Voigt for the win. Shirley would take third with Tim Manville finishing a close fourth. Jason Frankel would round out the top five.

In the UMP DIRTcar Modified main event, Ray Walsh would claim the victory. Paul Bauman would take the lead at the drop of the green flag and would lead the first six laps before Walsh would power by on the high side. A few laps later Rusty Griffaw would move past Bauman and take over the second spot as he gave pursuit to Walsh to fight for the lead. As the laps began to wind down, Bauman started creeping back toward the two front runners by using the very bottom of the racetrack while Walsh and Griffaw used the very top. Bauman would take over the second spot with five laps remaining and proceeded to chase down Walsh. As Bauman moved in on Walsh, disaster would strike with just two laps remaining as Bauman would tangle with the lapped car of Terry Scurlock in turn three. Bauman would spin to a stop and would have to restart at the rear. Walsh would power his way to victory on the final restart over Griffaw. Ricky Horton would claim the third spot with Jim Black finishing fourth. Alan Conner would round out the top five.

Trey Harris has started the 2010 racing season at I-55 Raceway by dominating the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman division. Harris claimed his third victory in just four races while finishing third in the one main event that he didn't win in 2010. Harris took the lead at the drop of the green flag and pulled away from the field and had a big lead before the only caution flew on lap eleven of the fifteen lap main event. On the restart, Harris would once again pull away and let everyone else battle for the second spot. Troy Naeger would steal the second spot from Jason Keller on the final lap and Brad Paquet would also get past Keller for the third spot in a photo finish at the line. Chuck Adams would round out the top five.

Mike McGinnitey would power past early leader Jeff Turner to earn the victory in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock division. Turner would finish second with Philip Stuart taking third. Chris Fisher would claim the fourth spot while Tom Rorabacher completed the top five.

UMP Late Models - 34 Entries
Heat 1
1. 11z Bryan Collins
2. 6k Michael Kloos
3. 2x Nick Lyons
4. 7 Rich Lawson
5. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
6. 27 Jeff Beyers
7. 66 Chris Hall
8. 94 Austin Rettig
9. 76 Butch Kruckeberg

Heat 2
1. 3s Brian Shirley
2. 92k Scott Weber
3. 1s Rick Salters
4. 95 Jeff Johns
5. 23 Paul Roider
6. 92b Brant Kehrer
7. 77 Jason McBride
8. 86 Jason Crump
9. 94d Jesse Dill DNS

Heat 3
1. 0f Jason Frankel
2. 2j Dave Jumper
3. 30 Mark Voigt
4. 13 Dewayne Keifer
5. 80d Dylan Sharp
6. 33f Rickey Frankel
7. 87 Ken Rumble
8. 20 Darrin Forrest

Heat 4
1. 81 Craig Smith
2. 1hr Ron McQuerry
3. 33 Tim Manville
4. 37 Brian Wolfmeier
5. 37m Danny Moser
6. 13k Brent Kreke
7. 3d Kent Nations
8. d9 David Dunn

Semi
1. 77 Jason McBride
2. 92b Brant Kehrer
3. 33f Ricky Frankel
4. 23 Paul Roider
5. 13k Brent Kreke
6. 66 Chris Hall
7. 80d Dylan Sharp
8. 94 Austin Rettig
9. 86 Jason Crump
10. 37 Danny Moser
11. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
12. 87 Ken Rumble DNS
13. 3d Kent Nations DNS
14. 29 Darrin Forrest DNS
15. d9 David Dunn DNS
16. 94d Jesse Dill DNS

Feature
1. [1] 81 Craig Smith
2. [3] 30 Mark Voigt
3. [6] 3s Brian Shirley
4. [7] 33 Tim Manville
5. [4] 0f Jason Frankel
6. [8] 92k Scott Weber
7. [14] 95 Jeff Johns
8. [11] 2j Dave Jumper
9. [13] 37w Brian Wolfmeier
10. [19] 77 Jason McBride
11. [15] 1$ Rick Salter
12. [21] 33f Rickey Frankel
13. [17] 112 Tim Ratajczyk
14. [24] 66 Chris Hall
15. [12] 13ki Dewayne Keifer
16. [20] 92b Brant Kehrer
17. [22] 23 Paul Roider
18. [5] 11z Bryan Collins
19. [16] 7 Rich Lawson
20. [18] 27 Jeff Beyers
21. [2] 2x Nick Lyons
22. [23] 13k Brent Kreke
23. [10] 6k Michael Kloos
24. [9] 1hr Ron McQuerry

UMP Modifieds - 20 Entries
Heat 1
1. 7z Matt Zimmerly
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. 9 Terry James
4. 24 Paul Bauman
5. 70 Josh Russell
6. 78c Alan Conner
7. 62 Leo Keifer
8. 3c Cody Conner
9. 22 Chucky Milam
10. 5w Ralph Wiltrout

Heat 2
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 45m Eric Mabery
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 31p Mitch Parmeley
5. 10x Jim Black
6. 61 Eric Franklin
7. 41 Larry Hull Sr.
8. 18s Terry Scurlock
9. 12s Mike Stuckey
10. 11b Brett Bennett

Feature
1. [4] 1w Ray Walsh
2. [6] 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. [3] 31 Ricky Horton
4. [8] 10x Jim Black
5. [11] 78c Alan Conner
6. [10] 70 Josh Russell
7. [16] 3c Cody Conner
8. [7] 9 Terry James
9. [13] 62 Leo Keifer
10. [1] 24 Paul Bauman
11. [12] 61 Eric Franklin
12. [17] 22 Chucky Milam
13. [15] 18s Terry Scurlock
14. [19] 5w Ralph Wiltrout
15. [5] 7z Matt Zimmerly
16. [14] 41 Larry Hull
17. [2] 45m Eric Mabery
18. [18] 12s Mike Stucky
19. [9] 31p Mitch Parmeley
20. 11b Brett Bennett DNS

AARA Sportsman - 31 Entries
Heat 1
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 49 Brad Paquet
3. 192 Mark Spraul
4. 327 Chuck Goodman
5. 28 Tom Smallwood
6. 15 Matt Brucato
7. 10 Daryn Klein
8. 64 Jim Smith

Heat 2
1. 62 Troy Medley
2. 99 Chuck Adams
3. 19 Mark Pfluger
4. m16 Joe McCain
5. 65 Gary Range
6. 59 Ryan Gegg
7. 147 Kyle Stolzer
8. 26 Josh Ray

Heat 3
1. 55 Jason Keller
2. 36 Danny Ems
3. 8 Steve Edgecomb
4. 444 Marc Roberson
5. 11 Jeff Herzog
6. 82 Pat Chalmers
7. 6 Rick Ruch
8. 20x Robin Fee

Heat 4
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
3. 3 Scott Henseler
4. 23 Kevin Mosier
5. 168 Mike Armstrong
6. 69 Derek Bryant
7. 105 Matt Hancock

Semi
1. 69 Derek Bryant
2. 65 Gary Range
3. 59 Ryan Gegg
4. 147 Kyle Stolzer
5. 64 Jim Smith
6. 15 Matt Brucato
7. 6 Rick Ruch
8. 26 Josh Ray
9. 105 Matt Hancock
10. 168 Mike Armstrong DNS
11. 82 Pat Chalmers DNS
12. 10 Daryn Klein DNS
13. 20x Robin Fee DNS

Feature
1. [2] 57 Trey Harris
2. [5] 12 Troy Naeger
3. [4] 49 Brad Paquet
4. [1] 55k Jason Keller
5. [7] 99 Chuck Adams
6. [15] 11 Jeff Herzog
7. [6] 62 Troy Medley
8. [9] 36 Danny Ems
9. [3] 192 Mark Spraul
10. [8] 8e Steve Edgecombe
11. [14] 23 Kevin Mosier
12. [10] 21 Eric Hogenmiller
13. [21] 64 Jim Smith
14. [12] 3 Scott Henseler
15. [16] 444 Marc Roberson
16. [19] 59 Ryan Gegg
17. [17] 69 Derek Bryant
18. [20] 147 Kyle Stolzer
19. [18] 65 Gary Range
20. [22] 15b Matt Brucato
21. [13] 16 Joe McCain
22. [23] 6 Rick Ruch (alternate)
23. [11] 19P Mark Pfluger
24. [24] 26 Josh Ray (alternate)
DNS - Chuck Goodman, Tom Smallwood

UMP AARA/Pro 4 Stocks - 20 Entries
Heat 1
1. 2s Philip Stuart
2. 86 Chris Fisher
3. 21 Tom Rohrbacher
4. 19 Gerald Buechting
5. 28 Justin Hall
6. 77 Ron Lyons
7. 7x Josh Ramer
8. 21p Josh Peppers
9. 42 Charles David
10. 50 Tim Camren

Heat 2
1. 23 Mike McGinnity
2. 11 Jeff Turner
3. 51 Ben Cochran
4. 62 Kelly Hebenstreet
5. 01 Billy Lapaglia
6. 66 Jack Arder
7. 22L Joe Laws
8. 22w Scott Wickliffe
9. 7j Blake Jost
10. 667 Jackie Buechting

Feature
1. [5] 23 Mike McGinnity
2. [1] 11 Jeff Turner
3. [4] 2s Philip Stuart
4. [6] 86 Chris Fisher
5. [2] 21 Tom Rohrbacher
6. [3] 51 Ben Cochran
7. [7] 19 Gerald Buechting
8. [9] 28 Justin Hall
9. [10] 01 Billy Lapaglia
10. [8] 62 Kelly Hebenstreet
11. [11] 77 Ron Lyons
12. [12] 66 Jack Arder
13. [14] 22 Scott Wickliffe
14. [15] 42 Charles David
15. [18] 667 Jackie Buechting
16. [13] 21 Josh Peppers
17. [17] 50 Tim Camren
18. [16] 7j Blake Jost
19. 7x Josh Ramer DNS
20. 22 Joe Laws DNS

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