Fredericktown Raceway race report 2002-05-15

Kreke shocks veterans with super performance at Fredericktown. FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (May 15, 2002) Nineteen-year-old Brett Kreke of O'Fallon, Ill. picked up his first-ever UMP Late Model feature win Wednesday night at the Fredericktown Raceway...

Kreke shocks veterans with super performance at Fredericktown.

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (May 15, 2002) Nineteen-year-old Brett Kreke of O'Fallon, Ill. picked up his first-ever UMP Late Model feature win Wednesday night at the Fredericktown Raceway in only his 15th race ever in the class. Kreke held off the charge of Mike Hammerly to pick up the victory. Jim Morrison captured third place with Ken Rumble fourth and Ed Dixon fifth. They were followed by Mike Abney, Danny Haynes, Ronnie Jarrells, John Bohn and Brian Stephens.

Kreke won the first heat with Dixon second and Hammerly third. Morrison won the second heat with Steve Maisel second and Abney third. Dixon won the "Dash for Cash" with Kreke second and Maisel third.

Jeff Lebaube was a triple crown winner (winning feature, heat and dash) in the Modified class. In the feature Lebaube edged Brent Thompson for the victory with Joe Geisler third, Kenny Kennedy fourth and Tommy Worley Sr. fifth. They were followed by Mike Crader, Leo Keifer, Chris Boyd, Jason Keith and Pete Koenig.

Kennedy won the first heat with Worley second and Giesler third. Lebaube won the second heat with Thompson second and Billy Smith third. Lebaube won the trophy dash with Kennedy second and Thompson third.

In the RAMS Mini Stock feature, once again it was Jathon Cruse with a triple crown night. His win in the feature marked his eighth consecutive win.

In the feature Cruse picked up the checkered flag with Rick Ruch second, Marty Boyer third, Keith Buckley fourth and Jeremy Greenwalt fifth. They were followed by Keith Buckley, Mike LaBrot, Phil Hannah, Rusty Voyles, Chris Boyer and Chris Boyd.

Cruse won the first heat with Marty Boyer second and Keith Buckley third. Carl Bellew won the second heat with Ruch second and Boyd third. Cruse won the trophy dash with Ruch second, Marty Boyer third and Boyd fourth.

In the Multi class, the night belonged to Tommy Boyd of Farmington as he was dominant in all three of his races. In the feature Boyd was the winner with Shawn Merritt second, Dustin Barks third, Derek O'Dell fourth and Junior Ferguson fifth. They were followed by Eric Giessing, Daniel Adler, John "Wallbanger" Dennis, Sam Pense, Josh Statler and Ray Statler.

Merritt won the first heat with Giessing second and Barks third. Boyd won the second heat with O'Dell second and Matt Dotson third. Boyd won the trophy dash with Merritt second and O'Dell third. The RAMS Mini Stock, Modified and Multi events on Wednesday night were all a part of the Spring Spectacular that had been postponed due to rain for three consecutive weeks. The second part of the Spring Spectacular will be held on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) at Auto Tire & Parts Racepark in Benton, Mo. The overall top finisher from both tracks will be crowned champion of their class for the event.

Racing action resumes at the Fredericktown Raceway Friday night with the UMP Late Models, RAMS Mini Stocks, Pro Streets and Pure Streets. For more information on the Fredericktown Raceway phone (573) 78DRIVE.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Jim Morris