Voigt, Bittle, Herzog & Reando take victories at I-55 Raceway!

Mark Voigt

Mark Voigt

Bobby Bittle

Bobby Bittle

Jeff Herzog
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Justin Reando

Justin Reando

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Pevely, MO (May 28th, 2011) The I-55 Raceway track crew provided another excellent racing surface and the drivers provided another spectacular evening of racing. Mother Nature kept the rain to the north of the track and high river levels had the water right up to the edge of pit road, but nothing prevented another great night of action.


 

Twenty-seven UMP DIRTcar Late Models checked in the gate to try and tame the 1/3 mile high banked dirt oval. They didn’t disappoint any of the fans in attendance as the feature event had four different leaders and seven lead changes in the twenty-five showdown. John Beck jumped to the early lead from his front row outside starting spot and paced the field for a few laps before pole sitter Tim Manville moved past on the low side. Brian Shirley would slip past Beck for the second spot and proceed to race side-by-side with Manville for several laps for the lead. Meanwhile, Mark Voigt, Randy Korte, Matt Weidner, Jason Feger and Rickey Frankel were charging to the front while battling with each other and swapping positions lap after lap. As Manville and Shirley battled for the lead around the half way point, Voigt, who had been searching all over the track, finally found a fast line around the track and he began flying toward the front. He drove past Shirley and Manville and took the lead as they worked lapped traffic in the closing laps. Manville would battle back and use the lapped traffic to his advantage with two laps remaining to regain the lead. However, lapped traffic would bite him back on the final lap as Voigt found the fast line through the traffic and beat Manville out of turn four and to the checkered flag to take the win. Manville would finish second with Shirley taking third. Korte would finish a close fourth with Feger coming from the twentieth starting spot to finish fifth.

The UMP DIRTcar Modifieds didn’t disappoint in their feature event either. Bobby Bittle and Scott Weber battled side by side for the lead for many laps before Bittle finally got a couple of car length lead and paced the field. Meanwhile, Weber, Ray Walsh, Rusty Griffaw and Ken Schrader put on a classic battle for the second through fifth spots. They raced two and three wide as they battled for position in the closing laps. Schrader would get to fourth with five laps remaining and then he tried to find a line past Weber and Walsh who were battling side by side for second. With three laps to go, Schrader finally cleared Walsh and then got Weber with two to go. Schrader would reel in Bittle and pull along side him down the back stretch on the final lap. As Bittle worked the top side, Schrader used the low side through turns three and four and the two raced out of turn four side by side to the checkered flag. Bittle had the momentum and would edge Schrader at the line by no more than five feet. Weber would hang on for the third spot with Walsh taking fourth. Tim Hancock would round out the top five.

Jeff Herzog led all fifteen laps enroute to victory in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman main event. Troy Naeger could stay close to Herzog for the lead, but could never mount a serious challenge to take over the top spot. The real battle was back for the third, fourth and fifth spots as Brad Paquet, Kevin Mosier and Trey Harris had a fierce fight for those positions. Paquet would claim the third spot in the end with Mosier holding off Harris for fourth.

Justin Reando used everything he had to hold off the challenges of Jacob Rexing. Reando led the entire main event, but Rexing kept the pressure on by pulling along side Reando on several occassions. However, Reando would hold on and claim the victory. Rexing would finish second with Aron Faulkner taking third. Earl Pryor would finish fourth and Blake Jost rounded out the top five.

UMP DIRTcar Late Models – 27 Entries
Heat 1
1. 28B John Beck
2. 30 Mark Voigt
3. 77 Jason McBride
4. 23 Paul Roider
5. 32 Bobby Pierce
6. 95 Jeff Johns
7. 66 Chris Hall
8. 0 Dewayne Kiefer
9. 95 Jeremy Nash DNS

Heat 2
1. 3s Brian Shirley
2. 33 Tim Manville
3. 56 Jeff Walston
4. r1 Matt Weidner
5. 16g Rusty Griffaw
6. 16s Chris Shelton
7. 25 Jason Feger
8. 26 Randy Estes
9. 2j Dave Jumper

Heat 3
1. 33f Jason Frankel
2. 27 Jeff Beyers
3. 00 Randy Korte
4. 78 Mark Miner
5. 7z Matt Zimmerly
6. 92k Brant Kehrer
7. 86 Jason Crump
8. 95 Andrew Johns
9. 13w Tracy Wampler DNS

Feature
1. [4] 30 Mark Voigt
2. [1] 33 Tim Manville
3. [3] 3s Brian Shirley
4. [8] 00 Randy Korte
5. [20] 25 Jason Feger
6. [5] 33f Ricky Frankel
7. [11] r1 Matt Weidner
8. [15] 32 Bobby Pierce
9. [9] 78 Mark Miner
10. [22] 0 Dewayne Kiefer
11. [6] 27 Jeff Beyers
12. [7] 77 Jason McBride
13. [2] 28b John Beck
14. [17] 16s Chris Shelton
15. [21] 86 Jason Crump
16. [19] 66 Chris Hall
17. [18] 92k Brant Kehrer
18. [24] 95a Andrew Johns
19. [13] 23 Paul Roider
20. [10] 56 Jeff Walston
21. [25] 95n Jeremy Nash
22. [16] 95 Jeff Johns
23. [12] 16g Rusty Griffaw
24. [14] 7z Matt Zimmerly
25. [23] 26 Randy Estes
26. 2j Dave Jumper DNS
27. 13w Tracy Wampler DNS

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – 26 Entries
Heat 1
1. 24 Mike Harrison
2. 9w Doug Wood
3. 16 Rusty Griffaw
4. 45m Eric Mabery
5. 62k Leo Kiefer
6. 17 Brad Thurston
7. 77 Cody Conner
8. 48 Dan Zander
9. 10x Jim Black

Heat 2
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 4j Scott Weber
3. 9 Ken Schrader
4. 31 Ricky Horton
5. 41 Larry Hull
6. 24 Paul Bauman
7. 27 Gene Crain
8. 70 Josh Russell
9. 78c Alan Conner

Heat 3
1. 89 Bobby Bittle
2. 1 Tim Hancock
3. 14 Leroy Haney
4. 21 Dennis Richards
5. 12s Mike Stuckey
6. 11 Derek Shipman
7. 117 Mark Enk
8. 21t Tom Rorabacher

Feature
1. [2] 89 Bobby Bittle
2. [9] 9 Ken Schrader
3. [1] 4j Scott Weber
4. [4] 1w Ray Walsh
5. [7] 1 Tim Hancock
6. [3] 24 Mike Harrison
7. [13] 31 Ricky Horton
8. [5] 16 Rusty Griffaw
9. [8] 21 Dennis Richards
10. [10] 14 Leroy Haney
11. [15] 24 Paul Bauman
12. [12] 45m Eric Mabery
13. [19] 77 Cody Conner
14. [24] 10x Jim Black
15. [18] 11 Derek Shipman
16. [16] 62k Leo Kiefer
17. [14] 17 Brad Thurston
18. [20] 27 Gene Crain
19. [21] 117 Mark Enk
20. [11] 12S Mike Stuckey
21. [6] 9w Doug Wood
22. [23] 70 Josh Russell
23. [22] 21t Tom Rorabacher
24. [17] 41 Larry Hull
25. 48 Dan Zander DNS
26. 78c Alan Conner DNS

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman – 27 Entries
Heat 1
1. 57 Trey Harris
2. 8 Steve Edgecombe
3. 99 Chuck Adams
4. 192 Mark Spraul
5. 64 Jim Smith
6. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
7. 29 Jeff Lebaube
8. 15b Matt Brucato
9. 34w Matt Wooldridge DNS

Heat 2
1. 3e Robbie Eilers
2. 49 Brad Paquet
3. 12 Troy Naeger
4. 04 Chris Soutiea
5. 168 Mike Armstrong
6. 13 Craig Bessinger
7. 44 Marc Roberson
8. 32 Jerry Fleming
9. 101 Danny Basham

Heat 3
1. 23 Kevin Mosier
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 3 Scott Henseler
4. 16 Jacob Buechting
5. 77 Patrick Hawkins
6. 33 Jacob Duke
7. 55k Jason Keller
8. 70 Tony Hunter
9. 87k Kevin Pontious DNS

Feature
1. [3] 11 Jeff Herzog
2. [1] 12 Troy Naeger
3. [8] 49 Brad Paquet
4. [2] 23 Kevin Mosier
5. [5] 57 Trey Harris
6. [12] 3 Scott Henseler
7. [7] 8 Steve Edgecombe
8. [13] 64 Jim Smith
9. [20] 29 Jeff LeBaube
10. [21] 55K Jason Keller
11. [17] 13 Craig Bessinger
12. [14] 77 Patrick Hawkins
13. [11] 16 Jacob Buechting
14. [15] 168 Mike Armstrong
15. [19] 444 Marc Roberson
16. [16] 21 Eric Hogenmiller
17. [9] 192 Mark Spraul
18. [25] 101 Danny Basham
19. [10] 04 Chris Soutiea
20. [22] 15b Matt Brucato
21. [4] 3e Robbie Eilers
22. [18] 33 Jacob Duke
23. [23] 32 Jerry Fleming
24. [6] 99 Chuck Adams
25. [24] 70 Tony Hunter
26. 34w Matt Wooldridge DNS
27. 87k Kevin Pontious DNS

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks – 23 Entries
Heat 1
1. 6 Justin Reando
2. 71 Joe Merritt
3. 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
4. 57 Earl Pryor
5. r6 Dave Racer
6. 22L Joe Laws
7. 93 Brian Spalding
8. 65 Alex Range

Heat 2
1. 19 Jessica Buechting
2. 50 Gary Otte
3. 81P Robert Price
4. 14g Rodney George
5. 01 Billy Lapaglia
6. 75 Shawn Belt
7. 33 David Laws
8. 71A Brad Almond DNS

Heat 3
1. 17r Jacob Rexing
2. 18 Aaron Faulkner
3. 70 Mark Crady
4. 7j Blake Jost
5. 23 Adam Johnson
6. j316 Frank Hinkle
7. 48 Justin Franks DNS

Feature
1. [2] 6 Justin Reando
2. [4] 17r Jacob Rexing
3. [1] 18 Aaron Faulkner
4. [10] 57 Earl Pryor
5. [12] 7j Blake Jost
6. [5] 71 Joe Merritt
7. [3] 19 Jessica Buechting
8. [11] 14g Rodney George
9. [8] 81p Robert Price
10. [9] 70 Mark Crady
11. [6] 50 Gary Otte
12. [14] 01 Billy Lapaglia
13. [19] 93 Brian Spalding
14. [13] r6 Dave Racer
15. [15] 23 Adam Johnson
16. [20] 48 Justin Franks
17. [16] 22L Joe Laws
18. [7] 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
19. [21] 65 Alex Range
20. [18] j316 Frank Hinkle
21. [17] 75 Shawn Belt
22. 33 David Laws DNS
23. 71a Brad Almond DNS

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