Scott Weber doubles up; Naeger, Faulkner & Ems also take wins at I-55 Raceway!

Scott Weber

Scott Weber

Scott Weber

Scott Weber

Troy Naeger

Troy Naeger

Aron Faulkner

Aron Faulkner

Danny Ems

Danny Ems

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Pevely, MO (August 13th, 2011) I-55 Raceway’s pit area was filled with 125 racecars that were prepared to battle on the high banked 1/3 mile dirt oval. Track crews had their hands full as well as two separate rain showers temporarily halted the program and forced track crews to rework the track’s surface. However, in the end, crews had a fast, smooth surface that provided some excellent racing.

In the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event, it appeared Tim Manville was on his way to his third feature win as he took the lead at the drop of the green flag and powered his way around the high side opening up a full straight away lead. However, Scott Weber, driving one of Randy Korte’s cars, would find a very fast line around the very bottom of the track and move up from his eighth place starting spot to second place very quickly. Once Weber reach the second spot, he would begin to reel in Manville very quickly, eventually catching him and making the pass for the lead with just four laps remaining. Weber would then pull away to take the win. Randy Korte, who started sixteenth, would follow Weber’s line around the bottom and storm into third and challenge Manville for the second spot in the closing laps as well. Manville would be able to hold Korte off and finish second. Jeff Johns would get a fourth place finish and take over the track’s point lead, just ahead of Mark Voigt. Dewayne Kiefer would move through the field after starting eighteenth to round out the top five.

In the UMP DIRTcar Modified main event, Scott Weber would start on the pole and take a convincing win to claim his second feature win of the night. After Ray Walsh and Tim Hancock who were running second and third suffered flat tires, Weber really opened up a decisive lead. Mark Miner would follow up his win a week earlier with a strong second place finish after starting way back in eighteenth. Miner would be too far behind Weber once he got to second to be able to mount a challenge for the lead. Ricky Horton would finish in the third spot with Josh Russell taking fourth. Matt Mevert would come all the way to a fifth place finish after winning the last chance semi race and starting ninteenth.

Troy Naeger would win the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman main event, but it would come with a little bit of contraversy. The caution would wave after one lap was in the books for a spin in turn four while Naeger was leading. While under the caution, it was brought to the official’s attention that Naeger’s car was spilling quiet a bit of fuel during the opening lap. Official’s inspected Naeger’s car and found it missing a fuel cap. Officials would retrieve a fuel cap from the infield pit area and put it on his car. Naeger would be allowed to restart as the leader which several drivers did not agree with. After the race was restarted, Naeger would hold off a brief challenge from Jeff Herzog that lasted several laps before Naeger would pull back ahead and go on to victory. Herzog would hold on for second with Chris Soutiea taking third. Brad Paquet would finish in the fourth spot with Trey Harris rounding out the top five.

Aron Faulkner held off the challenges of Earl Pryor to take the win in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock main event. Andrew Wibbenmeyer would take third with Chuck Johnson finishing fourth and Mark Crady fifth.

Making their first weekly appearance of 2011, the UMP DIRTcar Factory Stock division would see Danny Ems taking the win. Ems was making his first start anywhere in 2011 after having heart surgery earlier this year for a condition he has had since he was born. Jim Bell would move up from his sixth place starting spot to finish second. Tommy Gaither would finish third with Dustin McClintock taking fourth. Buddy Love rounded out the top five.

The UMP DIRTcar Factory Stocks will compete at I-55 Raceway for at least the next three weekends (August 20th, 27th and September 3rd).

UMP DIRTcar Late Models – 22 Entries
Heat 1
1. 78 Mark MIner
2. 35 Claude Walker
3. 88 Scott Weber
4. 2j Dave Jumper
5. 1m Jim Moon
6. 00 Randy Korte
7. 13 Dewayne Keifer
8. 95a Andrew Johns

Heat 2
1. 16 Rusty Griffaw
2. 33f Ricky Frankel
3. 27 Jeff Beyers
4. 23 Paul Roider
5. 89 Bobby Bittle
6. 7z Matt Zimmerly
7. 1hr Ron McQuerry

Heat 3
1. 33m Tim Manville
2. 95 Jeff Johns
3. 7 Rich Lawson
4. 66 Chris Hall
5. 23 Dylan Sharp
6. 82 Billy Laycock DNS
7. 86 Jason Crump DNS

Feature
1. [8] 88 Scott Weber
2. [1] 33 Tim Manville
3. [16] 00 Randy Korte
4. [4] 95 Jeff Johns
5. [18] 0 Dewayne Kiefer
6. [5] 16 Rusty Griffaw
7. [11] 2j Dave Jumper
8. [3] 33f Ricky Frankel
9. [2] 78 Mark Miner
10. [19] 1hr Ron McQuerry
11. [6] 35 Claude Walker
12. [15] 89 Bobby Bittle
13. [9] 27 Jeff Beyers
14. [10] 7 Rich Lawson
15. [20] 95a Andrew Johns
16. [14] 23s Dylan Sharp
17. [17] 7z Matt Zimmerly
18. [12] 23 Paul Roider
19. [13] 1m Jim Moon
20. [7] 66 Chris Hall
21. [21] 86 Jason Crump
22. [22] 82 Billy Laycock DNS

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – 32 Entries
Heat1
1. 4j Scott Weber
2. 8x James Reed
3. 23 Brian McCormick
4. 56 Jacob Draege
5. 22 David Seger
6. 10x Jim Black
7. 21t Tom Rorabacher
8. 1a Aaron Draege

Heat 2
1. 70 Brian Bielong
2. 31 Ricky Horton
3. 24 Paul Bauman
4. 9w Doug Wood
5. 7 Mark Miner
6. 36 Conrad Miner
7. 22m Matt Mevert
8. 21 Dennis Richards

Heat 3
1. 1 Tim Hancock
2. 51 Timmy Hill
3. m41 Steve Maisel
4. 166 Brian Worley
5. 62k Leo Keifer
6. 69x David Chilton
7. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
8. 24k Dean Vickers DNS

Heat 4
1. 1w Ray Walsh
2. 70 Josh Russell
3. 14 Leroy Haney
4. 28 Tom Smallwood
5. 0 Tyler Ratajczyk
6. 44 Timmy Hancock Jr.
7. 1ah Dillon Hamm
8. 3L Bill LaRue

Semi
1. 22m Matt Mevert
2. 21 Dennis Richards
3. 62k Leo Keifer
4. 0 Tyler Ratajczyk
5. 36 Conrad Miner
6. 21t Tom Rorabacher
7. 3L Bill LaRue
8. 10x Jim Black
9. 1ah Dillon Hamm
10. 69x David Chilton
11. 44 Timmy Hancock Jr.
12. 5w Ralph Wiltrout
13. 24k Dean Vickers DNS
14. 1a Aaron Draege DNS

Feature
1. [1] 4j Scott Weber
2. [18] 7 Mark Miner
3. [8] 31 Ricky Horton
4. [4] 70 Josh Russell
5. [19] 22 Matt Mevert
6. [12] 24 Paul Bauman
7. [9] m41 Steve Maisel
8. [13] 166 Brian Worley
9. [15] 9w Doug Wood
10. [21] 62k Leo Kiefer
11. [7] 14h Leroy Haney
12. [6] 8 James Reed
13. [14] 56 Jacob Draege
14. [3] 1 Tim Hancock
15. [11] 23 Brian McCormick
16. [17] 22s Dave Seger
17. [16] 28 Tom Smallwood
18. [23] 36 Conrad Miner
19. [22] 0 Tyler Ratajczyk
20. [24] 21t Tom Rorabacher
21. [2] 1w Ray Walsh
22. [10] 51 Timmy Hill
23. [5] 70b Brian Bielong
24. [20] 21d Dennis Richards

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman – 30 Entries
Heat 1
1. 12 Troy Naeger
2. 11 Jeff Herzog
3. 62 Troy Medley
4. 16 Jacob Buechting
5. 64 Jim Smith
6. 15b Matt Brucato
7. 3 Scott Henseler
8. 5m Mike McMullin
9. 269 Josh Ramer
10. c16 Cory Brown DNS

Heat 2
1. 0 Chris Soutiea
2. 57 Trey Harris
3. 192 Mark Spraul
4. 49 Brad Paquet
5. 23 Kevin Mosier
6. 18 Daryl Dodge
7. 8e Steve Edgecombe
8. 77 Patrick Hawkins
9. 34w Matt Wooldridge
10. 105 Matt Hancock

Heat 3
1. 21 Eric Hogenmiller
2. 55k Jason Keller
3. 87 Gary Haynes
4. 5h Scott Hammack
5. 99 Chuck Adams
6. 12 Mark Schaefer
7. 69 Derek Bryant
8. 13 Craig Bessinger
9. 101 Danny Basham
10. 7 Ricky Horton DNS

Feature
1. [1] 12 Troy Naeger
2. [2] 11 Jeff Herzog
3. [3] 0 Chris Soutiea
4. [7] 49 Brad Paquet
5. [8] 57 Trey Harris
6. [4] 55k Jason Keller
7. [6] 87 Gary Haynes
8. [5] 21 Eric Hogenmiller
9. [11] 99 Chuck Adams
10. [10] 62 Troy Medley
11. [9] 192 Mark Spraul
12. [15] 23 Kevin Mosier
13. [18] 12s Mark Schaefer
14. [17] 18 Daryl Dodge
15. [12] 16 Jacob Buechting
16. [14] 64 Jim Smith
17. [13] 5h Scott Hammack
18. [16] 15b Matt Brucato
19. [26] 13 Craig Bessinger
20. [20] 8e Steve Edgecombe
21. [22] 5m Mike McMullin
22. [21] 77 Patrick Hawkins
23. [25] 101 Danny Basham
24. [24] 34w Matt Wooldridge
25. [23] 269 Josh Ramer
26. [19] 3 Scott Henseler
27. 105 Matt Hancock DNS
28. C16 Corey Brown DNS
29. 69 Derek Bryant DNS
30. 7 Ricky Horton DNS

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks – 24 Entries
Heat 1
1. 18 Aron Faulkner
2. 7j Blake Jost
3. 70 Mark Crady
4. 18b Jack Arden
5. 33 David Laws
6. 19 Jessica Buechting
7. 99a Jack Adams
8. 14 Jeremy Welborn

Heat 2
1. 57e Earl Pryor
2. 99 Chuck Johnson
3. 71 Joe Merritt
4. 50 Gary Otte
5. 17r Jacob Rexing
6. 14g Rodney George
7. 15 Zach Gaither
8. 81p Robert Price

Heat 3
1. 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
2. 7x Mike Ramer
3. 6w Cody Weaver
4. 01 Billy Lapaglia
5. 93 Brian Spalding
6. 6h Eric Hollars
7. 74 Joe Laws
8. 4j Joel Potter

Feature
1. [1] 18 Aron Faulkner
2. [2] 57e Earl Pryor
3. [3] 96 Andrew Wibbenmeyer
4. [5] 99 Chuck Johnson
5. [7] 70 Mark Crady
6. [4] 7j Blake Jost
7. [12] 01 Billy Lapaglia
8. [11] 50 Gary Otte
9. [6] 7x Mike Ramer
10. [8] 71 Joe Merritt
11. [17] 14g Rodney George
12. [13] 33 David Laws
13. [16] 19 Jessica Buechting
14. [19] 99a Jack Adams
15. [23] 81p Robert Price
16. [15] 93 Brian Spalding
17. [18] 6h Eric Hollars
18. [21] 74 Joe Laws
19. [22] 14 Jeremy Welborn
20. [24] 4j Joel Potter
21. [20] 15 Zach Gaither
22. [9] 6w Cody Weaver
23. [14] 17r Jacob Rexing
24. [10] 18b Jack Arden

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Factory Stocks – 17 Entries
Heat 1
1. 17L Buddy Love
2. 14 Tommy Gaither
3. 72 Dustin McClintock
4. 63g Richie Gabriel
5. 19 Eric Sedlack
6. 11 Brent Weaver
7. 112 Bryan Baker
8. b11 Buddy Jefferies
9. 7d Dawn Rheinecker

Heat 2
1. 28 Brian Worley
2. 36 Danny Ems
3. 17b Jim Bell
4. 17c AJ Cline
5. 33 Troy Bunfill
6. 92 Dean Branson
7. 18 Jerry Thompson Jr.
8. 11b Fred Sparks DNS

Feature
1. [1] 36 Danny Ems
2. [6] 17b Jim Bell
3. [2] 14 Tommy Gaither
4. [5] 72 Dustin McClintock
5. [3] 17L Buddy Love
6. [8] 17c A.J. Cline
7. [7] 63g Richie Gabriel
8. [11] 11 Brent Weaver
9. [4] 28 Brian Worley
10. [10] 19 Erik Sedlack
11. [13] 112 Bryan Baker
12. [12] 92 Dean Branson
13. [16] 7d Dawn Rheinecker
14. [15] b11 Buddy Jeffries
15. [14] 18 Jerry Thompson, Jr.
16. [9] 33 Troy Bunfill
17. [17] 11b Fred Sparks DNS

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