I-55 Raceway race report 2002-07-13

Terry English takes I-55 win! Pevely, MO (July 13, 2002) Benton, Kentucky's Terry English visited I-55 Raceway for only the third time the season. After finishing in the runner up position in his two previous visits, English was on a mission to...

Terry English takes I-55 win!

Pevely, MO (July 13, 2002) Benton, Kentucky's Terry English visited I-55 Raceway for only the third time the season. After finishing in the runner up position in his two previous visits, English was on a mission to claim his first ever feature win at I-55 Raceway.

Ed Dixon jumped out to the early lead using the heavy cushion around the top. English moved past pole sitter Dave Jumper on the first lap to take second, setting up a repeat of last week's Dixon-English battle. Dixon held off English as the two tore through lapped traffic. Meanwhile, Tim Ratajczyk moved into third and began to hunt down the leaders. On lap fifteen, Dixon and English got into lapped cars racing two and three wide, English used the low side to shoot past Dixon and into the lead. On the twenty third lap the caution flew for the spin of Chuck Baird, but at the same time Dixon's car let out a big puff of smoke and a scattering of sparks and flames. Dixon's night was over and it looked as if Ratajczyk would be able to mount a challenge on the restart, but his car too began to slow as his motor blew a head gasket and began to severly overheat. This allowed English to pull away and claim the $2000 winner's check. Dave Jumper followed him across the line in the second position, with Mark Oller third, Ratajczyk holding on to fourth and Danny Haynes fifth.

23 Cars

Heat 1:
1. 9B Chuck Baird
2. 2J Dave Jumper
3. 16 John Hobson
4. 12 Mark Schaefer

Heat 2:
1. 96 Terry English
2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
3. 32M Danny Maguire
4. 76 Butch Kruckeberg

Heat 3:
1. 50 Ed Dixon
2. 67 Mark Oller
3. 51 Steve Shive
4. 14U Bruce Unterbrink

Dash:
1. 2J Dave Jumper
2. 50 Ed Dixon
3. 96 Terry English
4. 67 Mark Oller

Feature:
1. 96 Terry English
2. 2J Dave Jumper
3. 67 Mark Oller
4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk
5. 47 Danny Haynes
6. 32M Danny Maguire
7. 12 Mark Schaefer
8. 3D Jim Durbin
9. 16 John Hobson
10. 76 Butch Kruckeberg
11. 11S Kyle Steffens
12. 51 Steve Shive
13. 9B Chuck Baird
14. 82 Billy Laycock
15. 150 Mark Miner
16. 28 Don Klein
17. 4E Scott Geaschel
18. 11W Don Wilson
19. 77 Clay Baumann
20. 50 Ed Dixon
21. 30 Mark Voigt
22. 14U Bruce Unterbrink
DNS. 23 Brian Garner

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kyle Steffens