History made at Fredericktown Raceway. FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (Sept. 7, 2002) For the first time in the history of the Fredericktown Raceway a woman was the feature winner of one of its races. Friday night, Shawnda Bader drove her black ...
History made at Fredericktown Raceway.
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (Sept. 7, 2002) For the first time in the history of the Fredericktown Raceway a woman was the feature winner of one of its races. Friday night, Shawnda Bader drove her black #60 to the winner's circle in Pure Street feature race.
As she emerged from her car she received a thunderous ovation from the large crowd, including those from track officials.
It didn't appear at first to be a history breaking night for Bader as she was running in fourth place with just a few laps to go in the feature race when front runners Pete Koenig, Billy Kelley and Lenny Terrell collided while going through turn two, forcing them to the back of the pack of 15 pure streets. From that point on it was Shawda's time to shine and she took full-advantage of the situation to notch her name in the record book.
Terrell battled back to finish in second place with Russell Mathews third, Ron London fourth and Pete Koenig fifth. They were followed by Kelley, Theran Pearl, Kevin Dodd, Leonard Betch and Bill Kenney.
Koenig won the first heat with Darrell Jarrett second and Mathews third. Wesley McDowell won the second heat with Gary Weekley second and Pearl third. Kelley won the third heat with Brad Thurston second and Terrell third. Jarrett won the dash with Weekley second and Koenig third.
In the UMP Late Model feature, Chad Zobrist powered around the outside to pass John Bohn midway through the 25-lap feature, then he held off the challege of Mike Hammerle and Bohn for the victory. Hammerle finished second with Bohn third, Kenny Rumble fourth and Ronnie Jarrells fifth.
They were followed by Rodney Pense, Brad Long, John Pitts and Henry Nash. Mike Abney won the first heat with Hammerle second and Jarrells third. Bohn won the second heat with Zobrist second and Rumble third. Bohn won the dash with Hammerle second and Jarrells third.
In the Pro Street class, Kasey Nations was the feature winner, but he was disqualified after the race for being 20 pounds underweight. The disqualification not only lost Nations first place money and points, it may have cost him a track championship with only one night remaining on the schedule. The win was then awarded to Nathan Gibson with Brad Mashek taking second, Jason Keller third, Kyle Stevens fourth, and Mark Howell fifth. Howell won the first heat race with Jeremy Greenwalt second and Stevens third. Mashek won the second heat with Gibson second and Stevens third. Howell won the "trophy dash."
In the RAMS Mini Stock class, Marty Boyer won the first heat with Rusty Voyles second and Rick Ruch third. Jathon Cruse won the second heat with Ruch second and Boyer third. Boyer was the winner of the "trophy dash." In the feature, Ruch picked up another feature win with Cruse second, Dave "Wolf" Wofford third, Jeff Gibson fourth and Boyer fifth. They were followed by Shannon Burch, Jimmy Hutchison and Voyles.
Racing action at the Fredericktown Raceway will take a special twist this coming Wednesday night with a special All-American tribute race with the UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds and the Pure Streets. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.
Then the following Friday the curtain falls on the 2002 racing season at the "Rock" with the crowning of all four track champions. For more information phone (573) 78DRIVE or (573) 760-1913.