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I-55 Raceway 2000 Season Point Standings
Through races held September 9th!

First-Timer Weber Joins Vets Dixon and Belken
On Top of Final I-55 Raceway Points for 2000


Pevely, Mo. (September 12) -- Scott Weber wrapped up the 2000 regular season at I-55 Raceway Saturday with his first championship in the UMP Modified class. Weber had never won a feature at Pevely until late in the 1999 season, but has dominated the modified class ever since.

Weber, of Festus, Mo., ended the season with a large points lead over defending champion Dean Hoffman of Belleville, Ill. Ray Walsh of St. Louis was third.

Saturday was the last night that track points were tallied at I-55 Raceway this season. The stock car racing year at the track ends this weekend with the 18th Annual I-55 Pepsi Nationals on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 15-16).

Former track champions Ed Dixon and Paul Belken Jr. both added titles to their resumes this season.

Dixon, of Washington, Mo., swapped a lot of paint and positions with Mark Oller over the course of 2000 and successfully defended his 1999 championship in the UMP Late Model class. Oller was second and Tim Ratajczyk, of Columbia, Ill., was third.

Former modified track champion Darrell Hoffman of Belleville, running his first full-season in the late model division at I-55, finished seventh. Don Klein of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., now a 60-something with more than 40 years of racing experience, was ninth.

Belken, the sportsman champion in 1998, faced the toughest battle of any of this year's three champions. Scott Stuppy of Ste. Genevieve and Doug Wood of Fenton held the points lead at various points in the season, but Belken pulled out the title in the final weeks. Wood was second and Stuppy, the 1999 champ, was third. Wood was the only non-champion to earn more than 1,000 points.

Three sets of brothers cracked the top ten in point standings. Tim Ratajczyk was third in the late model standings while Tom was eighth in the modifieds. Darrell Hoffman was seventh in the late models and Dean was second in modifieds. Brian and Sam Worley accomplished the feat in the same class, coming in fourth and tenth in the sportsmen.

A total of 269 drivers are listed in the final points rundown for the track, 71 in the late models, 84 in the sportsmen and 114 in the modifieds.

A couple of NASCAR Winston Cup drivers show up in the final late model points. The track's co-promoter, Ken Schrader, is ranked 26th. Johnny Benson, who raced at Pevely once this year in his first race on dirt in many years, is tied for 59th.

The regionalism of stock racing in the St. Louis area is reflected in the home towns of the top ten drivers in each class -- 20 in Missouri and 10 in Illinois. The fastest city in the region was Ste. Genevieve, Mo., with four drivers on the top ten lists. Placing three drivers in the top ten were Festus and St. Louis in Missouri and Highland and Belleville in Illinois.
LATE MODEL MODIFIED SPORTSMAN
1 50 Ed Dixon 1032 4J Scott Weber 1160 46 Paul Belken Jr. 1120
2 67 Mark Oller 903 1D Dean Hoffman 932 9 Doug Wood 1012
3 112 Tim Ratajczyk 794 1W Ray Walsh 841   OO Scott Stuppy 898
4 51 Steve Shive 719 360 John Seets Sr. 835 166 Brian Worley 853
5 95 Jeff Johns 667 6 Ray Wagner 825 38D Mark Blanke 848
6 2J Dave Jumper 640 14 Leroy Haney 804 74 Dennis Wernle 762
7 2 Darrell Hoffman 553 18R Shawn Rayfield 780 15 Jim Troutman 733
8 87 Ken Rumble 518 12 Tom Ratajczyk 690 10 Todd McGraw 689
9 28 Don Klein 507 16 Rusty Griffaw 681 127E Tory Ernst 652
10 20 Mark Gansmann 488 377 Casey Pearson 652 28 Sam Worley 576
11 *3D Jim Durbin 546 4M Brent Mullins 543 105 Matt Hancock 558
12 33 Jason Frankel 458 17 Jim Shereck 518 23 Mark Schnurbush 531
13 7 Rick Bayer 434 67 John Seets Jr. 474 18 Daryl Dodge 500
14 10 Rodney Pense 392 11 Kyle Steffens 454 500 Dan Dixon 420
15 B1 Bob Brown 388 99 Brian Wolfmeier 454 5 Dave Jenkins 414
16 77 Clay Baumann 347 45 Eric Mabery 425 12 Troy Neager 387
17 F15 Ed Bauman 326 68 Andy Anderson 413 87 Gary Haynes 383
18 37 Brian Wolfmeier 326 59 Rich Whaley 412 80 Steve Borgetti 377
19 78 Chad Zobrist 319 21 Dennis Richards 364 50 Mike McGowan 370
20 44 Dean Motsinger 290 95 Jerry Grither 364 118 Scott Haynes 353
21 51 Mark Faust 287 81 Mike Barbeau 354 92 Jim Abshier 327
22 6Q Pat Ryan 264 29 Jeff LeBaube 350 75 Rob Imm Jr. 323
23 32M Danny Maguire 234 28 Chris Woods 324 36 Bob Schmidt 308
24 6 John Hobson 218 64 Jim Smith 323 44 Nick Werner 288
25 OO Randy Korte 172 18 Brent Thompson 321 6 Brian Noeth 277
26 99 Ken Schrader 169 88 Joe Puricelli 292 61 Mike Whitter 239
27 19 Billy Faust 164 21 David Henry 289 8 Eddie Lowry 236
28 76 Butch Kruckeberg 151 4 Chris Soutiea 269 17 Dave Heimos 215
29 5 Brent Sievert 125 29 John Campbell 259 48 Mike Harvey 208
30 51K Bob Klausner 125 8 Kirk Murphy 253 79 Travis Tilley 198
31 11 Steve Karnes 117 89 Bobby Bittle 246 51 John Hoffman 195
32 4 Mike Mullvain 100 71 Jay Hughes 218 19 Brad Grantham 189
33 6 Jim Zdroik 98 7 Matt Zimmerly 197 350 Robert Dill 176
34 16 Mark Johnson 95 36 Danny Green 195 2 Tim Streisel 157
35 11 Kevin Gundaker 88 9 Tom Seets 185 111 Zac Parks 151
36 69 Goerge Kamer 84 7 Keith Grider 169 37 John Imm 148
37 16 Steve Lance Jr. 74 117 Kevin Gundaker 165 84 Jim Ott     144
38 30 Mark Voigt 73 28 Jason Keith 163 21 Ryan Gegg 143
39 30 Tom Carson 71 37 Chad Evans 140 91 Dave Blanc 140
40 78 John Stanton 70 19 Vic Catalano 135 97 Gary McKinnon 138
41 117 Matt Taylor 70 47 Danny Haynes 131 13 Brent Kreke 132
42 27 Donnie Tudor 66 444 Matt Simpson 130 96 Stan Cernik 131
43 79 Charlie Schaefer 64 22 Matt Mevert 120 16 Frank Melton 124
44 25 Joe Ross Jr 64 93 Clark Roach 100 42 Nathan Walsh 123
45 1 Jimmy Burwell 60 11 Bryan Collins 98 81 Billy Ames 123
46 66 Jeff Semmens 57 46 Paul Belken Jr. 97 41 Steve Maisel 105
47 9 Tom Seets 56 95 Jim Beishir 97 42 Greg Stumbaugh 98
48 15 Chris Fetter 56 34 Kevin Gegg 90 58 Jeff Barker 98
49 18  John Pitts 56 70 Ken Peters 90 76 Brian Roberts 91
50 47 Danny Haynes 56 1 Dave Sandage 80 7 Jason Quirin 88
51 83 Joe Morris 48 5 Ralph Wiltrout 78 175 Peggy Baur 78
52 12 Mark Schaefer 42 45 Eric Franklin 73 90 Randy Kleinheider 76
53 1 Steve Sheppard Jr. 41 0 Mark Gansmann 70 67 Jim Brown 75
54 16 Mike Hammerle 40 56 Kevin Epperson 69 70 Paul Aubuchon 71
55 20 Joe Harlan 36 82 Brad Haas 68 97 Chris Moyer 70
56 29 Al Atkinson 31    O1 Brett Cygan 63 35 Mark Stolle 57
57 O1 T.J. Dolhun 28 37 Loren Knox 63 53 John Dunshee Jr. 56
58 11 Jim Shereck 28 314 Jeff Masson 62 55 Scott Barker 56
59 21 Kerry Gaultney 28 28 Patrick Lawson 59 26 Rob Inman 51
60 35 Johnny Benson 28 60 Jesse Carson 59 187 Jim Hardesty 49
61 36 Ron Sensel 28 0 Steve Picou 58 3 John Mark Hale 48
62 77 Rick Stevenson 28 11 Brian Diveley 57 6 Kenny Kennedy 47
63 125 Scott Ford 28 35 Cody Hupp 57 62 Leo Kiefer 41
64 30 Jeff Meier 28 99 Rich Steyh 51 77 Randy Kueker 41
65 1 Nick Bauman 28 3 Jeff Leka 51 27 Dan Walsh 38
66 70 Mark McClintock 12   O7 Paul Rice 48 60 Kraig Rigdon 33
67 14 Bruce Unterbrink 10 70 Bart Sifford 48 30 Rick Hackett 30
68 23 Leroy Haney 10 15 Jerry Michael Bolin 43 8 Buddy Lowry 28
69 84 Tony Boyles 10 55 Marty Smith Jr. 43 94 Ed Lenhardt 28
70 3 Dan Schlup 41 128 Chris Sale 28
71 *- did not have required membership 33 Steve Le Feuer 38 128 Jason Worley 28
72 90 Tim Meara 38 78 Rick Barker 21
73 32 Eldred Winebaugh 33 34 Mike Mosby 20
74 3 Leon Rakers 31 128 Tom Smallwood 14
75 5 Jason Stewart 31 97 Chris Norbert 12
76 24 Darin Walker 31 29 Robert Martin 11
77 41 Tim Hancock 31 26 Bob Smith 10
78 0 Perry Tripp 30 29 Greg Maune 10
79 7 Chuck Rice 30 35 Paul King 10
80 66 Joe Volluz 29 42 Brent Gremaud 10
81 82 Mark Schaefer 29 97 Norbert Leonard 10
82 5 Marty Smih Sr. 28 43 Bobby Dees Jr 10
83 11 Wayne Young 28
84 11 Bob Deuser 28
85 27 Kenny Helmick 28
86 70 Gary Watson 28
87 23 Denny Cagle 23
88 36 Matt Graves 21
89 15 Jeffrey Masson 20
90 16 Bob Corey 20
91 70 Robert Russell 20
92 462 Mark Blanke 20
93 10 D.J. Cygan 14
94 82 Floyd Jordan 14
95 187 Duane Whiteman 14
96 72 John Cummings 13
97 117 Mark Ford 13
98 15 Troy Page 12
99 21 Jim Pelster 12
100 69 Scott Sugg 12
101 10 Lou Pritz 12
102 23 Marty Hiser 11
103 41 Dave Miller 11
104 99 Shane Worrell 11
105    O6 Albert Perez 10
106 1 Greg Macklang 10
107 3 Mark Voigt 10
108 6 D.J.Hickman 10
109 6 Chad Crosby 10
110 10 Rusty Meyer 10
111 14 Jim Burdel 10
26 Toby Massie 10


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