Fredericktown race notes 2003-04-18

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (April 18, 2003) Joe Giesler finally got the best of Tommy Worley Sr. in the Modified class at the Fredericktown Raceway and it came at the most opportune moment during the feature Friday night. It looked as if Worley was...

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (April 18, 2003) Joe Giesler finally got the best of Tommy Worley Sr. in the Modified class at the Fredericktown Raceway and it came at the most opportune moment during the feature Friday night.

It looked as if Worley was going to pick up his sixth victory in six races thus far this season at "The Rock," but after falling short in his previous attempts, Giesler raced past Worley following a restart late in the feature to pick up the checkered flag.

Without a doubt the battles between Giesler and Worley have been some of the most entertaining and eventful through the first two weeks, and if Friday night's races were any indication the two are looking to thrill fans at "The Rock" every week.

Worley finished second in the 17-car modified class feature with Pete Koenig capturing third, Mike Crader fourth and Leo Kiefer fifth. They were followed by Adam Parmley, Gary Johnson, Kevin Hulsey, Lynn Edgar and Brian Worley.

Koenig won the first heat race with Johnson second and Hulsey third. Worley won the second heat with Parmley second and Crader third. Giesler won the third heat with Dan Zander second and Charlie Savage third. Worley won the dash with Parmley second and Johnson third.

In the UMP Late Model class, Mike Hammerle, Kenny Rumble and Paul Belken Jr. put on a tremendous show for the large crowd in the feature. Belken led the race through 22 of the 25 laps before Hammerle slipped inside and took the lead away. Following a caution flag, Rumble also slipped along side Belken and took second place away, but neither were able to track down Hammerle on the final lap. Danny Haynes settled for fourth place with Ron Jarrells taking fifth. They were followed by John Bohn, Brian Stephens, Ron McQuerry, Gary Phillips and Brent Kreke.

Hammerle won the first heat with Belken second and Stephens third. Kreke won the second heat with Rumble second and Bohn third. Hammerle also won the dash with Belken second and Rumble third.

In the RAMS Mini Stock class, once again the night belonged to Dave "Wolf" Wofford of Farmington. The Wolf clawed his way to another triple crown (winning his heat, the dash and the feature) by holding off Bill Nickelson of Hillsboro in the feature for the win. Wes Kintz of Piedmont took home third with Marty Boyer of Potosi fourth and Kevin Buckley of Park Hills fifth. They were followed by Phil Hannah, Carl Bellew, Rusty Voyles, Jon Paul Reando and Shannon Burch (who had a wild flip while travelling through turns three and four).

Kintz won the first heat race with Boyer second and Voyles third. Wofford won the second heat with Burch second and Nickelson third. Wofford won the dash with Kintz second and Nickelson third.

In the Pure Street class, Theran Pearl of Bismarck sprinted to another impressive win in the feature with Brad Thurston of Desloge second, Derek DeSpain of Fredericktown third, Brad Naeger fourth and Lenny Terrell fifth. They were followed by Gary Weekly, Shawnda Bader, Josh DeSpain, Dustin Homan and John Bloom.

Pearl won the first heat with Naeger second and Josh DeSpain third. Weekly won the second heat with Thurston second and Derek DeSpain third. Weekly won the dash with Pearl second and Thurston third.

Racing action at the Fredericktown Raceway will continue this Friday night. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30. During any regularly scheduled Friday night event at the Fredericktown Raceway, if the event is cancelled by rain on Friday, it will be made-up on Sunday afternoon. Gates would open at 2 p.m. with racing at 4. For more information on the Fredericktown Raceway visit its website at www.fredericktownraceway.com or phone (573) 697-5459.

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