PEVELY, MO (May 26, 2001) Dave Jumper started on the front row pole and jumped out front and led all 25 laps to grab the victory in the UMP Late Model feature. It was Jumper's first ever win in a late model and he became the fourth different...
PEVELY, MO (May 26, 2001) Dave Jumper started on the front row pole and jumped out front and led all 25 laps to grab the victory in the UMP Late Model feature. It was Jumper's first ever win in a late model and he became the fourth different winner this season in the UMP Late Model division at I-55 Raceway. Mark Oller worked his way up through traffic early and battled briefly with Jumper but had to settle for second. Tim Ratajczyk was third and Jason Frankel was first to the line in a four-car battle for fourth. Matt Taylor completed the top five.
Scott Weber rocketed his way around the top of the track and claimed his second straight UMP Modified feature win. Weber held off an early challenge from Rich Whaley but pulled away in the closing laps. Whaley had his best showing of the season and finished second. Seven cars battled three and four wide on the last lap for third, with Ray Wagner edging out Jerry Grither for spot and Tom Ratajczyk rounded out the top five.
Paul Belken was shooting for his sixth feature win of the season in the Sportsman division, but Troy Naeger decided enough was enough. Naeger and Belken started side by side on the front row with Naeger jumping out to the early lead. On lap five, Belken moved past Naeger on the high side to take the lead. As each lap went by, Belken would pull ahead down the straight-aways, but Naeger would pull along side him in the turns. Finally, on the final lap, Naeger was able to move back past Belken and picked up the victory. Mark Blanke, Brian Worley and Chris Sale completed the top five.
Wednesday, June 6th promises to be spectacular at I-55 Raceway, NASCAR stars Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace will all be on hand signing autographs. UMP Late Models and Winged Sprint Cars will each be racing for $2000 to win.
For more information on upcoming events at I-55 Raceway call 636-479-3219 or visit I55Raceway.com. <pre> RESULTS: UMP Late Model: FEATURE: 1. 2J Dave Jumper 2. 67 Mark Oller 3. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 4. 33 Jason Frankel 5. 117 Matt Taylor 6. 9B Chuck Baird 7. 47 Danny Haynes 8. 51 Steve Shive 9. 87 Ken Rumble 10. 71 John Bohn
Heat Winners: Steve Shive, Dave Jumper, Danny Haynes
UMP Modifieds FEATURE: 1. 4J Scott Weber 2. 59 Rich Whaley 3. 6 Ray Wagner 4. 95 Jerry Grither 5. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 6. 7 Keith Grider 7. 14 Leroy Haney 8. 4M Brent Mullins 9. 11S Kyle Steffens 10. 29 Jeff LeBaube
Heat Winners: Scott Weber, Dean Hoffman, Jerry Grither
AARA Sportsman FEATURE: 1. 12 Troy Naeger 2. 46 Paul Belken 3. 38D Mark Blanke 4. 166 Brian Worley 5. 35 Chris Sale 6. 44 Nick Werner 7. 9 Doug Wood 8. 81 Billy Ames 9. 20 Gary McKinnon 10. 00 Scott Stuppy
Heat Winners: Troy Naeger, Paul Belken, Daniel Hancock