Schrader, Bittle, Naeger, Turner & Voigt take victories at I-55 Raceway!


Ken Schrader


Bobby Bittle


Troy Naeger


Jeff Turner


Mark Voigt

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Pevely, MO (May 29th, 2010) After a three week layoff due to the weather, the racing action resumed at I-55 Raceway on Saturday night in a big way! Just under 140 racecars jammed the pit area to compete on the high banked 1/3 mile oval. Near perfect track conditions provided some top notch racing action for large crowd on hand as well.

Ken Schrader and Billy Faust provided a classic battle in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event! The two fought side-by-side for the final fourteen laps and the winner wasn't decided until they exited turn four and hit the start/finish line. Jason Frankel and Brant Kehrer paced the field to the green flag on the start of the twenty-five lap main event with Jason Frankel getting the early advantage. Schrader, who started third, rocketed into the second spot right behind Jason Frankel as they completed lap one. Schrader would soon disperse of Jason Frankel and take over the top spot. Meanwhile, Billy Faust was on the move from his sixth place starting spot as he quickly took over the second spot a couple of laps later and began chasing down Schrader for the lead. Denny Woodworth was also shooting through the field from his ninth place starting spot and would take over third from Jason Frankel before ten laps were completed. As the laps ticked off, Faust and Schrader fought fiercly for the lead. Faust would finally get by Schrader with just nine laps remaining and appeared he was on his way to victory. However, Schrader would move to the very bottom of the track and once again pull along side Faust for the lead and the two battled to the end with Schrader edging Faust at the line using the low side. Faust would finish a very close second with Woodworth taking third. Rickey Frankel would edge Jason Frankel at the end to get fourth.

The UMP DIRTcar Modified main event would be just as exciting as five different drivers led laps in a hotly contested battle which sometimes had them three wide for the lead. Jim Black and Ricky Horton would start on the front row and Black would get the early advantage. Horton would move into the lead a couple of laps later by using the high side. However, Black would keep the pressure on Horton for the lead as he powered along side Horton lap after lap on the low side. Meanwhile, Bobby Bittle, Rusty Griffaw and Ray Walsh had a battle of their own raging right behind the leaders as they were continuously swapping those positions around. After a caution on lap nine, Horton would led the field to the green flag again. Disaster would strike for the top two as they raced through turns three and four as Horton, who was racing on the high side, would spin down the track and collect the second place car of Black. The contact would end both drivers nights and turned the lead over to Bittle with Griffaw and Walsh second and third. Those three would then fight it out over the final ten laps, swapping the positions around time after time and racing two and three wide to the end. Bittle would make better time through lapped traffic in the closing laps and earn the win. Griffaw would get a close second with Walsh taking third. Matt Zimmerly would finish in the fourth spot and Josh Russell completed the top five.

Troy Naeger and Jeff Herzog would lead the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman division to the green flag and Herzog would take control and lead the first eleven laps until the first caution would fly for the car of Scott Hammack who fell off the pace after mechanical problems. On the restart, Herzog's car failed to come up to speed, allowing Naeger and a host of other cars to speed past. Herzog would then find trouble a lap later as he and point leader Trey Harris would get together. After another restart, Naeger would pull away to take the win with Gary Haynes finishing a close second. Brad Paquet would take third with Steve Edgecombe getting the fourth spot. Ryan Gegg would complete the top five.

The UMP DIRTcar / AARA Pro 4 Stocks didn't disappoint the fans either as they would battle two and three wide and swap the lead around as well. Justin McCallister and Mike McGinnitey would battle in the early laps for the lead, but contact between the two would send McGinnitey spinning. That would setup and fierce fight between McCallister, Jeff Turner and Philip Stuart for the top spot in the closing laps as they battled two and three wide down to the wire. Turner would claim the hard fought win with McCallister getting second and Stuart third. Ben Cochran would get fourth and Chuck Johnson fifth.

UMP Late Models - 36 Entries
Heat 1
1. 33 Tim Manville
2. 9 Ken Schrader
3. 30 Mark Voigt
4. 77 Jason McBride
5. 10p Andy Pryor
6. 14u Bruce Unterbrink
7. 66 Chris Hall
8. 45 Mike Jessup
9. 28x Jason Keith

Heat 2
1. 78 Mark Miner
2. 00 Billy Faust
3. 45dw Denny Woodworth
4. 80d Dylan Sharp
5. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
6. 87 Ken Rumble
7. 13 Dewayne Keifer
8. 2j Dave Jumper
9. 53 Lee Thomason

Heat 3
1. 92b Brant Kehrer
2. 0f Jason Frankel
3. 82 Billy Laycock
4. 27b Jeff Beyers
5. 97m Joey Mack
6. 37 Danny Moser
7. 7 Rich Lawson
8. 23 Paul Roider
9. 16h Mike Hammerle

Heat 4
1. 88 Bryan Collins
2. 33f Ricky Frankel
3. 16 Rusty Griffaw
4. 54 Dillon White
5. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
6. 81 Craig Smith
7. 95 Jeff Johns
8. 86 Jason Crump
9. 28b John Beck

Semi 1
1. 81 Craig Smith
2. 87 Ken Rumble
3. 66 Chris Hall
4. 13 Dewayne Keifer
5. 10 Andy Pryor
6. 28x Jason Keith
7. 16h Mike Hammerle
8. 45 Mike Jessup
9. 23 Paul Roider

Semi 2
1. 95 Jeff Johns
2. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
3. 2j Dave Jumper
4. 7 Rich Lawson
5. 14u Bruce Unterbrink
6. 37 Danny Moser
7. 86 Jason Crump
8. 53 Lee Thomason
9. 28b John Beck DNS

Feature
1. [3] 9 Ken Schrader
2. [6] 00 Billy Faust
3. [9] 45dw Denny Woodworth
4. [11] 33f Ricky Frankel
5. [1] 0f Jason Frankel
6. [4] 88 Bryan Collins
7. [10] 82 Billy Laycock
8. [7] 33 Tim Manville
9. [8] 30 Mark Voigt
10. [12] 54 Dillon White
11. [19] 81 Craig Smith
12. [17] 97m Joey Mack
13. [13] 77 Jason McBride
14. [2] 92b Brant Kehrer
15. [14] 16 Rusty Griffaw
16. [24] 2j Dave Jumper
17. [5] 78 Mark Miner
18. [23] 66 Chris Hall
19. [20] 95 Jeff Johns
20. [21] 87 Ken Rumble
21. [16] 80d Dylan Sharp
22. [18] 112 Tim Ratajczyk
23. [15] 27b Jeff beyers
24. [22] 76 Butch Kruckeberg

UMP Modifieds - 25 Entries
Heat 1
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 7z Matt Zimmerly
3. 3c Cody Conner
4. 62k Leo Keifer
5. 29 Jeff LeBaube
6. 70 Josh Russell
7. 22 Chucky Milam
8. 24 Paul Bauman
9. 18s Terry Scurlock

Heat 2
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 6b David Baldwin
3. 76 Eric Goetter
4. 22g Steve Grotz
5. 10n Robby Black
6. 12s Mike Stucky
7. 61 Eric Franklin
8. 0 Tim Hancock

Heat 3
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. 10x Jim Black
3. 31 Ricky Horton
4. 9 Terry James
5. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
6. 1b Doug Beier
7. c4 Chris Soutiea
8. f5 Chris Fisher DNS

Feature
1. [4] 89 Bobby Bittle
2. [3] 16 Rusty Griffaw
3. [6] 1w Ray Walsh
4. [5] 7z Matt Zimmerly
5. [17] 70 Josh Russell
6. [13] 29 Jeff LeBaube
7. [11] 22g Steve Grotz
8. [8] 3c Cody Conner
9. [7] 6b David Baldwin
10. [12] 9 Terry James
11. [9] 76 Eric Goetter
12. [10] 62k Leo Keifer
13. [19] 22m Chuck Milam
14. [15] 5w Ralph Wiltrout
15. [18] b1 Doug Beier
16. [16] 12s Mike Stuckey
17. [22] 18s Terry Scurlock
18. [1] 10x Jim Black
19. [23] 0 Tim Hancock
20. [2] 31 Ricky Horton
21. [14] 10n Bobby Black
22. [21] c4 Chris Soutiea
23. [20] 24 Paul Bauman
DNS. f5 Chris Fisher
DNS. 61 Eric Franklin

AARA Sportsman - 31 Entries
Heat 1
1. 59 Ryan Gegg
2. 192 Mark Spraul
3. 49 Brad Paquet
4. 168 Mike Armstrong
5. 3 Scott Hensler
6. 5m Mike McMullen
7. 65 Gary Range
8. 16b Jake Buechting

Heat 2
1. 18L Buddy Lowry
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 0 Chris Soutiea
4. 15 Matt Brucato
5. 19p Mark Pfluger
6. 6 Rick Ruch
7. 327 Chuck Goodman
8. 54 Kevin Poutious

Heat 3
1. 87 Gary Haynes
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 57 Trey Harris
4. 5h Scott Hammack
5. 23 Kevin Mosier
6. 69 Derek Bryant
7. 18 Daryl Dodge
8. 68 Scott Bourland

Heat 4
1. 8g Rusty Griffaw
2. 8 Steve Edgecomb
3. 64 Jim Smith
4. 82 Pat Chalmers
5. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
6. 55 Jason Keller
7. 40 Donnie Mosier

Semi
1. 19f Mark Pfluger
2. 69 Derek Bryant
3. 55 Jason Keller
4. 5m Mike McMullin
5. 65 Gary Range
6. 6 Rick Ruch
7. 18 Daryl Dodge
8. 16 Jake Buechting
9. 68 Scott Bourland
10. 40 Donnie Mosier
11. 54 Kevin Poutious
12. 327 Chuck Goodman
13. 21 Eric Hogenmiller

Feature
1. [1] 12 Troy Naeger
2. [3] 87 Gary Haynes
3. [10] 49 Brad Paquet
4. [9] 8 Steve Edgecombe
5. [5] 59 Ryan Gegg
6. [13] 23 Kevin Mosier
7. [19] 19 Mark Pfluger
8. [4] 8g Rusty Griffaw
9. [20] 69 Derek Bryant
10. [8] 192 Mark Spraul
11. [18] 3 Scott Henseler
12. [7] 64 Jim Smith
13. [11] 0 Chris Soutiea
14. [24] 6 Rick Ruch
15. [14] 168 Mike Armstrong
16. [15] 15b Matt Brucato
17. [6] 18 Buddy Lowery
18. [23] 65 Gary Range
19. [22] 5m Mike McMullin
20. [21] 55k Jason Keller
21. [2] 11 Jeff Herzog
22. [17] 82 Pat Chalmers
23. [12] 57 Trey Harris
24. [16] 5h Scott Hammack

UMP DIRTcar / AARA Pro 4 Stocks - 21 Entries
Heat 1
1. 11 Jeff Turner
2. 23 Mike McGinnitey
3. 49 Justin McAllister
4. 7j Blake Jost
5. 21r Tom Rorabacher
6. 16 John Eldridge
7. 18 Aron Faulkner
8. 77 Ron Lyons
9. 7x Josh Ramer
10. 21p Josh Pepper
11. 42 Charles David DNS

Heat 2
1. 9d Jared Dewrock
2. 99 Chuck Johnson
3. 51 Ben Cochran
4. 2s Philip Stuart
5. 66 Jessica Buechting
6. 01 Billy Lapaglia
7. 19 Gerald Buechting
8. r6 Dave Racer
9. 22w Scott Wickliffe
10. 667 Jackie Buechting

Feature
1. [3] 11 Jeff Turner
2. [1] 49 Justin McCallister
3. [8] 2s Philip Stuart
4. [2] 51 Ben Cochran
5. [6] 99 Chuck Johnson
6. [7] 7j Blake Jost
7. [14] 19 Gerald Buechting
8. [12] 01 Billy Lapaglia
9. [11] 16 John Eldridge
10. [5] 23 Mike McGinnity
11. [16] r6 Dave Racer
12. [9] 21r Tom Rorabacher
13. [20] 667 Jackie Buechting
14. [13] 18 Aron Faulkner
15. [10] 66 Jessica Buechting
16. [15] 77 Ron Lyons
17. [18] 22w Scott Wickliffe
18. [17] 21p Josh Pepper
19. [4] 9d Jared Dewrock
20. [19] 42 Charles David
21. 7x Josh Ramer DNS

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