Jeff Herzog claims Sportsman Fall Dirt Nationals at I-55 Raceway & earns $7,500 payday!


Jeff Herzog

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Pevely, MO (October 2nd, 2010) A huge field of UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman cars were on hand for the 9th Annual Bud Pohle Memorial Fall Sportsman Nationals. Fifty nine of some of the best Sportsman cars in the Midwest came ready to battle for the big money that was on the line. It was I-55 Raceway's own Jeff Herzog that would get the big bucks as he became the ninth different winner of the event.

Herzog took the lead at the drop of the green flag from his outside front row starting spot and proceeded to lead all fifty laps of the main event. With huge lap money on the line (minimum $100 to lead each lap with several laps paying $250 and $500 to lead), Herzog went home with a $7,500 payday at the end of fifty laps when combining the lap money with the winner's purse.

Trey Harris stayed glued to Herzog's rear bumper for all fifty laps, but couldn't make a move to get along side Herzog for the top spot. Herzog's only glitch came early in the event as the car of Jeff LeBaube slowed with mechanical problems. Herzog would get into the rear of LeBaube's car as he tried to get to the low side to get off the track. However, officials waved the caution for LeBaube slowing and Herzog retained his position at the top spot. Herzog would be nearly flawless for the rest of the event and hold off Harris lap after lap en-route to the win.

Steve Edgecombe and Russell Eilers had a great battle for the third spot, the two swapped the position around lap after lap during the final twenty laps of the main event. Edgecombe would edge out Eilers at the end to get the third spot with Eilers taking fourth. Gary Haynes' late charge to the front would net him a top five finish as he came home fifth.

Russell Eilers would pace the entire 8 laps of the Hoosier Tire Championship Dash to take the victory. This event is for area track champions as well as past winners of the Bud Pohle Memorial.

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman - 59 Entries
Heat 1:
1. 8E Steve Edgecombe
2. 84 Cory Ford
3. 55K Jason Keller
4. 3E Ryan Eilers

Heat 2:
1. 16 Tim Hollerbach
2. 16M Joe McCain
3. 111 Scott Stuppy
4. 0 Jon Ripperda

Heat 3:
1. 23 Kevin Mosier
2. 04 Chris Soutiea
3. 55V Aaron Kleine
4. 36 Danny Ems

Heat 4:
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. 62 Troy Medley
3. 5H Scott Hammack
4. 71 Jeff LeBaube

Heat 5:
1. 8E Russell Eilers
2. 64 Jim Smith
3. 25 Brett Korves
4. 88 Rob Lee

Heat 6:
1. 11 Jeff Herzog
2. 87 Gary Haynes
3. 65 Kenny Rumble
4. 12$ Mark Schaefer

Hoosier Tire Champions Dash:
1. 8E Russell Eilers
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 12$ Mark Schaefer
4. 87 Gary Haynes

Impressive Race Cars Dash:
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 8E Russell Eilers
4. 23 Kevin Mosier

Semi #1:
1. 168 Mike Armstrong
2. 5H Scott Hammack
3. 12$ Mark Schaefer
4. 19S Jeremy Hines
5. 6G Allen Gieseking
6. 45 C.J. Simpson
7. 77 Wade Sutter
8. 3 Craig Bessinger
9. 18 Buddy Lowry
10. 82 Pat Chalmers
11. 56B Tim Hancock
DNS. 59 Ryan Gegg
DNS. 147 Kyle Stolzer
DNS. 1 Steve Stevenson

Semi #2:
1. 36 Danny Ems
2. 12 Troy Naeger
3. 49 Brad Paquet
4. 21 Paul Bauman
5. 3E Ryan Eilers
6. 99K Dustin Knerrer
7. 444 Marc Roberson
8. 28J Bert Jacoby
9. 6R Rick Ruch
10. 192 Mark Spraul
11. 182 Rusty Griffaw
12. 88 John Schrand
DNS. 79 Brad White

Semi #3:
1. 19 Jimmy Cummins
2. 0 Jon Ripperda
3. 15B Matt Brucato
4. 441 Dave Thorton
5. 96 Matt Koch
6. 110 Todd McGraw
7. 31 Brian Shubirg
8. 9 Nathan Schmitt
9. 53 Lawrence Schaefer
10. 327 Chuck Goodman
DNS. 34 Dave Armstrong
DNS. 50 Kent Nations
DNS. 5M Mike McMullin

Feature:
1. [2] 11 Jeff Herzog
2. [1] 57 Trey Harris
3. [5] 8E Steve Edgecombe
4. [3] 8E Russell Eilers
5. [15] 87 Gary Haynes
6. [20] 36 Danny Ems
7. [17] 65 Kenny Rumble
8. [25] 12$ Mark Schaefer
9. [8] 62 Troy Medley
10. [23] 12 Troy Naeger
11. [27] 3E Ryan Eilers
12. [10] 55V Aaron Kleine
13. [12] 16M Joe McCain
14. [11] 84 Cory Ford
15. [7] 25 Brett Korves
16. [28] 88 Rob Lee
17. [21] 19 Jimmy Cummins
18. [4] 23 Kevin Mosier
19. [13] 04 Chris Soutiea
20. [14] 64 Jim Smith
21. [26] 49 Brad Paquet
22. [9] 16 Tim Hollerbach
23. [22] 5H Scott Hammack
24. [6] 111 Scott Stuppy
25. [24] 0 Jon Ripperda
26. [19] 168 Mike Armstrong
27. [18] 55K Jason Keller
28. [16] 71 Jeff LeBaube

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