Dennis Erb, Jr., Rusty Griffaw, Troy Naeger & Earl Pryor take wins at I-55 Raceway!

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Rusty Griffaw

Rusty Griffaw

Troy Naeger

Troy Naeger

Earl Pryor

Earl Pryor

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Pevely, MO (May 21st, 2011) The forecasted wet weather never came to fruition and the sun shined all day with the temperature approaching 90 degrees at I-55 Raceway. With the rain further down south and the cancellation of the Bad Boy 98 at Batesville, Arkansas, several drivers stopped in at I-55 Raceway on their way back home.

 

Dennis Erb, Jr. of Carpentersville, Illinois was one of those drivers and it paid off handsomely as he brought home the win in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event. Erb started on the outside of the front row and took the lead from pole sitter Mark Voigt on lap two after they raced side by side for the first lap. Erb stayed out front just a couple of car lengths ahead of Voigt and Tyler Reddick as they swapped around the second spot several times over the next few laps. After a caution restacked the field, Voigt would get into the rear quarter panel of Erb as they races into turn one. That would slow Erb and Voigt’s momentum just enough that Reddick would slip past both of them to take the lead as they raced down the back stretch. Reddick’s lead would only last for two laps as Erb would power past him on the outside to regain the lead. That put Voigt and Reddick back into another battle for the second spot. As the laps began to wind down, Voigt would finally dispose of Reddick would begin to run down Erb again. Voigt would make it interesting as he would pull along side Erb as they raced through turns three and four coming down to the white flag. Erb would hold him off on the final lap to take the win. Voigt would finish second with Reddick finishing third. Tim Manville and Randy Korte had their own battle raging for the fourth spot throughout the event. Manville would get the best of it and take fourth with Korte rounding out the top five.

 

Rusty Griffaw and Tim Hancock would have a great battle for all twenty laps along with Ray Walsh joining the battle for the last five laps in the UMP DIRTcar Modified main event. Griffaw would lead all twenty laps while running a unique line around the high banked one-third mile track. Griffaw would enter turns one and three on the low side and stay in the gas and let the car go all the way to the outside wall as he went through turns two and four. Hancock would use the low and high side to try and make a move on Griffaw, but couldn’t find the momentum to make the pass. Walsh would move in late in the race and challenge Hancock for the second spot but he too would come up short in making the pass and would settle for third. Scott Weber raced his way through the field to the front after starting way back in the ninteenth starting spot. Bobby Regot, III had one of his best runs ever at I-55 Raceway and rounded out the top five.

Troy Naeger and Steve Edgecombe battled it out for the lead for the first several laps of the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman main event. Naeger would finally make the pass and clear Edgecombe for the lead and appeared to be on his way to a dominating win. Several late race cautions would restack the field and give Trey Harris and Jeff Herzog a shot at getting the lead from Naeger. Naeger would prove to be too strong and would bring home the win. Harris would finish second with Herzog taking third. Brad Paquet would get the fourth spot with Chuck Adams rounding out the top five.

Earl Pryor won a thrilling UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock main event. Cars battled three and four wide at the front for the first four or five laps before Pryor finally got control of the top spot. Pryor would hold off second place finisher Aron Faulkner for the win. Dayton Racer would take the third spot with Blake Jost getting fourth and Jacob Rexing completed the top five.

May 21, 2011
UMP DIRTcar Late Models
– 24 Entries
Heat 1
1. 28 Dennis Erb
2. 81 Craig Smith
3. 77 Jason McBride
4. 0 Dewayne Kiefer
5. 78 Mark Miner
6. 86 Jason Crump
7. 28b John Beck
8. 7z Matt Zimmerly

Heat 2
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 30 Mark Voigt
3. 2j Dave Jumper
4. 33f Ricky Frankel
5. 27b Jeff Beyers
6. 37m Danny Moser
7. 26 Randy Estes
8. 112 Tim Ratajczyk

Heat 3
1. 33m Tim Manville
2. 11 Tyler Reddick
3. 95 Jeff Johns
4. 99jr Frank Heckenast
5. 81j Scott James
6. 1hr Ron McQuerry
7. 23 Paul Roider
8. 92b Brant Kehrer

Feature
1. [2] 28 Dennis Erb
2. [1] 30 Mark Voigt
3. [7] 11 Tyler Reddick
4. [4] 33m Tim Manville
5. [3] 00 Randy Korte
6. [8] 95 Jeff Johns
7. [6] 81 Craig Smith
8. [10] 0 Dewayne Kiefer
9. [14] 81j Scott James
10. [11] 33f Rickey Frankel
11. [5] 77 Jason McBride
12. [12] 99jr Frank Heckenast
13. [13] 27 Jeff Beyers
14. [17] 37 Danny Moser
15. [23] 112 Tim Ratajczyk
16. [9] 2J Dave Jumper
17. [18] 1HR Ron McQuerry
18. [19] 28B John Beck
19. [15] 78 Mark Miner
20. [24] 92B Brant Kehrer
21. [16] 86 Jason Crump
22. [22] 7Z Matt Zimmerly
23. [21] 23 Paul Roider
24. [20] 26 Randy Estes

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – 22 Entries
Heat 1
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. 22x Darrel Moser
4. 12s Mike Stuckey
5. 77 Cody Conner
6. 31p Mitch Parmeley
7. 4j Scott Weber
8. 11 Derek Shipman DNS

Heat 2
1. 70 Josh Russell
2. 1w Ray Walsh
3. 9t Terry James
4. 31 Ricky Horton
5. 21n Bill Nichelson
6. 45m Eric Mabery
7. 14 Mike Jessup

Heat 3
1. 10x Jim Black
2. 1 Tim Hancock
3. 4uw Bobby Regot
4. 62k Leo Kiefer
5. 24 Paul Bauman
6. 9w Doug Wood
7. 71j John Wingerter

Feature
1. [1] 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. [5] 1 Tim Hancock
3. [7] 1w Ray Walsh
4. [19] 4j Scott Weber
5. [8] 4uw Bobby Regot
6. [10] 31 Ricky Horton
7. [4] 10x Jim Black
8. [13] 24 Paul Bauman
9. [3] 21 Dennis Richards
10. [18] 9w Doug Wood
11. [2] 70 Josh Russell
12. [6] 22x Darrel Moser
13. [16] 45m Eric Mabery
14. [14] 77 Cody Conner
15. [9] 9t Terry James
16. [15] 21n Bill Nickelson
17. [20] 14 Mike Jessup
18. [11] 12s Mike Stuckey
19. [12] 62k Leo Kiefer
20. [21] 71j John Wingerter
21. [17] 31p Mitch Parmeley
22. [22] 11 Derek Shipman DNS

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman – 21 Entries
Heat 1
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 49 Brad Paquet
3. 168 Mike Armstrong
4. 77 Patrick Hawkins
5. 444 Marc Roberson
6. 192 Mark Spraul
7. 327 Chuck Goodman DNS

Heat 2
1. 8e Steve Edgecombe
2. 64 Jim Smith
3. 55k Jason Keller
4. 99 Chuck Adams
5. 04 Chris Soutiea
6. 13 Craig Bessinger
7. 34w Matt Wooldridge

Heat 3
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 3e Robbie Eilers
4. 15b Matt Brucato
5. 16 Jacob Buechting
6. 5h Scott Hammack
7. 109 Jeff Robbins

Feature
1. [1] 12 Troy Naeger
2. [3] 57 Trey Harris
3. [5] 11 Jeff Herzog
4. [7] 49 Brad Paquet
5. [9] 99 Chuck Adams
6. [8] 168 Mike Armstrong
7. [6] 3e Robbie Eilers
8. [10] 15b Matt Brucato
9. [11] 04 Chris Soutiea
10. [14] 444 Mark Roberson
11. [4] 64 Jim Smith
12. [12] 77 Patrick Hawkins
13. [17] 34 Matt Wooldridge
14. [18] 5h Scott Hammack
15. [16] 192 Mark Spraul
16. [2] 8e Steve Edgecombe
17. [15] 13 Craig Bessinger
18. [20] 109 Jeff Robbins
19. [13] 16 Jacob Buechting
20. 55k Jason Keller DNS
21. 327 Chuck Goodman DNS

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks – 22 Entries
Heat 1
1. 6w Cody Weaver
2. 18 Aaron Faulkner
3. 57e Earl Pryor
4. 70 Mark Crady
5. 7j Blake Jost
6. 81p Robert Price
7. 14g Rodney George
8. 21p Josh Peppers
9. 75 Shawn Belt
10. r6 Dave Racer
11. 33 David Laws

Heat 2
1. 71 Joe Merritt
2. 711 Dayton Racer
3. 17r Jacob Rexing
4. 6 Justin Reando
5. 50 Gary Otte
6. 01 Billy Lapaglia
7. 19 Jessica Buechting
8. 99 Chuck Johnson
9. 18b Jennifer Mercer
10. 23 Adam Johnson
11. j316 Frank Hinkle DNS

Feature
1. [5] 57e Earl Pryor
2. [3] 18 Aron Faulkner
3. [4] 711 Dayton Racer
4. [9] 7j Blake Jost
5. [6] 17r Jacob Rexing
6. [16] 99 Chuck Johnson
7. [10] 50 Gary Otte
8. [13] 14g Rodney George
9. [12] 01 Billy Lapaglia
10. [18] 18b Jennifer Mercer
11. [14] 19 Jessica Buechting
12. [15] 21p Josh Peppers
13. [20] 23 Adam Johnson
14. [19] r6 Dave Racer
15. [1] 6w Cody Weaver
16. [2] 71 Joe Merritt
17. [11] 81p Robert Price
18. [8] 6 Justin Reando
19. [17] 75 Shawn Belt
20. [7] 70 Mark Crady
21. 33 David Laws DNS
22. j316 Frank Hinkle DNS

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