I-55 Raceway results 2004-10-02

Dennis Erb, Scott Weber & Paul Bauman take big wins at I-55 Raceway! Pevely, MO (October 2, 2004) I-55 Raceway had one of the largest gathering of race cars in it's history as 143 cars signed in to compete in the three divisions. Cold weather...

Dennis Erb, Scott Weber & Paul Bauman take big wins at I-55 Raceway!

Pevely, MO (October 2, 2004) I-55 Raceway had one of the largest gathering of race cars in it's history as 143 cars signed in to compete in the three divisions. Cold weather also settled in on the track as the temperature dropped into the lower 40's before the races were completed.

The U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Models Challenge of Champions Series were the showcase division as they were competing for a $15,000 top prize. The night got started with Justin Allgaier breaking the track record with a lap of 12.610 seconds. The record had been held by Donnie Moran who had set the record just two weeks earlier with a lap of 12.803 seconds. The record had stood for eight years before Moran broke it.

Dennis Erb picked up the $15,000 top prize as he led all forty laps of the main event. Erb held off the challenges of Shannon Babb as he worked his way perfectly through lapped traffic. Babb was left to battle with Eric Smith for the second spot, Smith took the second spot from Babb with just fifteen laps remaining, but Babb retook the spot as they worked through lapped traffic and finished second behind Erb. Smith took the third spot after holding off Mark Oller during the final few laps. Oller charged through the field as he came from the eleventh starting position to finish fourth. Justin Allgaier took home the fifth spot.

A huge field of 61 U.M.P. Modifieds checked in and their main event went the entire 20 laps without a caution. Scott Weber took home the win in convincing fashion as he led all twenty laps and went un-challenged for the lead during the last half of the event. The battle for second place on back raged on for the entire event as many different drivers swapped around the positions. At the end, it was Eric Mabery getting the best of everyone and taking the second spot. Ray Walsh finished a close third with the 2004 I-55 Raceway Track Champion Bobby Bittle finishing fourth. John Hobson rounded out the top five.

The top three in the U.M.P. Modified National Point Standings were on hand as well. The current point leader, Mike Harrison finished sixth in the main event, while early trouble in the qualifying heats forced Jeff Leka and Rusty Griffaw to earn their way into the main event from last chance semi races. Leka finished seventeenth and Griffaw eighteenth after starting near the back of the field.

Paul Bauman raced side-by-side lap after lap with Ricky Horton during most of the main event and held him off to earn the win. Bob Prince took the third spot while Brian Bielong and Steve Maisel rounded out the top five.

<pre> U.M.P. Late Models - 44 Entries Qualifying: 1. 1a Justin Allgaier 12.610 New track record 2. 00 Randy Korte 3. 78 Chad Zobrist 4. 2J Dave Jumper 5. 50 Ed Dixon 6. 18 Shannon Babb 7. 9 Eric Smith 8. 71 Don O'Neal 9. 77 Clay Baumann 10. 27 Rodney Melvin

CoC Dash: Top 7 in UMP CoC points not qualified for the CoC race. Top 4 advance to A Heats. 1. 3s Brian Shirley 2. 30 Mark Voigt 3. 50 Ed Dixon 4. 51 Mark Faust 5. 1s Rick Salter 6. 78 Chad Zobrist 7. 77 Clay Baumann

B Heat Races Top 2 advance to A Heats

B Heat 1: 1. 1a Justin Allgaier 2. 1s Rick Salter 3. 95 Jeff Johns 4. 7 Butch Smith 5. 16h Mike Hammerle

B Heat 2: 1. 78 Chad Zobrist 2. 75 Bert Cheatham 3. 2J Dave Jumper 4. 360 John Seets 5. 87 Ken Rumble

B Heat 3: 1. 11Z Brian Collins 2. 67 Mark Oller 3. 77 Clay Baumann 4. 55 Brad Loddeke 5. 2 Mike Harrison

Semis - Winner only advanced to A Heats

Semi #1: 1. 360 John Seets 2. 77 Clay Baumann 3. 95 Jeff Johns 4. 2 Mike Harrison 5. 16 Mike Hammerle 6. 82 Roger Brickler 7. 14U Bruce Unterbrink 8. 4 Gary Oliver

Semi #2: 1. 2j Dave Jumper 2. 87 Ken Rumble 3. 22 Dan Jacober 4. 31 Brent Helmkamp 5. E55 Brad Loddeke 6. 30R Mike Jacober 7. 8 Ron McQuerry 8. 10 Dallas Bennett 9. 21T Patrick Tretter

A Heat 1: 1. 1a Justin Allgaier 2. 9 Eric Smith 3. 27 Rodney Melvin 4. B12 Kevin Weaver

A Heat 2: 1. 28 Dennis Erb 2. 00 Randy Korte 3. 71 Don O'Neal 4. 67 Mark Oller

A Heat 3: 1. 18 Shannon Babb 2. 25 Frankie Martin 3. 3s Brian Shirley 4. 78 Chad Zobrist

Feature: 1. 28 Dennis Erb 2. 18 Shannon Babb 3. 9 Eric Smith 4. 67 Mark Oller 5. 1a Justin Allgaier 6. 51 Mark Faust 7. 00 Randy Korte 8. 3L Matt Taylor 9. B12 Kevin Weaver 10. 3s Brian Shirley 11. 25 Frankie Martin 12. 71 Don O'Neal 13. 27 Rodney Melvin 14. 78 Chad Zobrist 15. 25 Jason Feger 16. 11Z Brian Collins 17. 360 John Seets 18. 1S Rick Salter 19. 2J Dave Jumper 20. 75 Bert Cheatham 21. 30 Mark Voigt 22. 77 Clay Baumann 23. 50 Ed Dixon 24. 1 Tony Albright

U.M.P. Modifieds - 61 Entries Heat 1: 1. 4J Scott Weber 2. 11G Matt Goulden 3. B27 Bob Bizzelli 4. 2 Mike Null, Jr. 5. 59 Rich Whaley

Heat 2: 1. 89 Bobby Bittle 2. 67 B.J. Seets 3. 56 Kevin Epperson 4. 44 Tim Hancock 5. 14 Leroy Haney

Heat 3: 1. 45m Eric Mabery 2. 7 Mark Miner 3. E55 Chad Sellers 4. 88 Joe Puricelli 5. 7z Matt Zimmerly

Heat 4: 1. 24 Mike Harrison 2. 1w Ray Walsh 3. 70 Brian Bielong 4. 1D Dean Hoffman 5. 56 Jim Lafferty

Heat 5: 1. 48 Bobby Martintoni 2. 9w Doug Wood 3. 17 Jim Shereck 4. 3L Jeff Leka 5. 14c Rick Conoyer

Heat 6: 1. 16 John Hobson 2. 56 Dave Thornton 3. 69 Scott Sugg 4. 41 Larry Hull 5. 97 Dave McDougal

Dash: 1. 4j Scott Weber 2. 45 Eric Mabery 3. 89 Bobby Bittle 4. 48 Bobby Martintoni 5. 24 Mike Harrison 6. 16 John Hobson

Semi 1: 1. 44 Tim Hancock 2. 16 Rusty Griffaw 3. 59 Rich Whaley 4. 14 Leroy Haney 5. 377 Casey Pearon 6. 10X Bob Pendergrass 7. 29C John Campbell 8. 17V Michael Vanderief, Jr. 9. 4G Bob Gaeschel 10. 58 Steve Ellison 11. 2N Mike Null, Jr. 12. 27P Joe Pendergrass 13. 7L Steve Long, Jr. 14. 17N Eldon Hemken DNS 10 Todd McGraw

Semi 2: 1. 1D Dean Hoffman 2. 12 Mark Schafer 3. 88 Joe Puricelli 4. 56 Jim Lafferty 5. 87H Gary Haynes 6. 7Z Matt Zimmerly 7. 44K Jared Kneemiller 8. 14K Loren Knox 9. 0 Gabe Regot 10. C4 Chris Soutiea 11. 74 Chad Frauenfelder 12. 21 Randy Dickman 13. 12M Dennis Myracle 14. 26 Jeff Horst

Semi 3: 1. 3L Jeff Leka 2. 14 Rick Conoyer 3. 41 Larry Hull 4. 3R Leon Rakers 5. 55 Marty Smith, Jr. 6. 14 Billy Smith 7. 69W Ryan Driemeyer 8. 6M Terry McClintock 9. 97 Dave McDougal 10. 2F Todd Ferber 11. 22 David Seger DNS 8X James Reed DNS 4 Wayne Downing DNS 94 Ed Lenhardt

Feature: 1. 4j Scott Weber 2. 45 Eric Mabery 3. 1w Ray Walsh 4. 89 Bobby Bittle 5. 16 John Hobson 6. 24 Mike Harrison 7. 7 Mark Miner 8. 11 Matt Goulden 9. 44 Tim Hancock 10. 48 Bobby Martintoni 11. 56T Dave Thornton 12. 67 B.J. Seets 13. 56 Kevin Epperson 14. E55 Chad Sellers 15. 17 Jim Shereck 16. 70 Brian Bielong 17. 3L Jeff Leka 18. 16 Rusty Griffaw 19. 1D Dean Hoffman 20. 14 Rick Conoyer 21. 69 Scott Sugg 22. 12 Mark Shafer 23. 27B Bobby Bizzeli 24. 9W Doug Wood

Sportsman - 38 Entries Heat 1: 1. 24 Paul Bauman 2. 41M Steve Maisel 3. 00 Scott Stuppy 4. 28 Tom Smallwood 5. 35 Doug Savage

Heat 2: 1. 3p Bob Prince 2. 12 Troy Naeger 3. 8 Ed Lowry 4. 88 Kim Westling 5. 66 Darren Holland

Heat 3: 1. 2 Marty Smith, Jr. 2. B5 Brian Bielong 3. 30 Mike Nicholson 4. 75 Ron Imm 5. 52 Terry Chester

Heat 4: 1. 31 Ricky Horton 2. 87 Gary Haynes 3. 23 Dennis Wernle 4. 18 Buddy Lowry 5. 4h Marty Heck

Dash: 1. 24 Paul Bauman 2. 31 Ricky Horton 3. 3 Bob Prince 4. 2 Marty Smith, Jr. 5. 41M Steve Maisel 6. B5 Brian Bielong 7. 12 Troy Naeger 8. 87 Gary Haynes

Semi 1: 1. 21 Brad McKinnon 2. 18 Daryl Dodge 3. 62 Troy Medley 4. 86 Doug Kim 5. 7 Steve Edgecombe 6. 42 Greg Stumbaugh 7. 40 Kevin M DNS 91 Jeff LeBaube DNS 10 Beau Davis DNS 55K Jason Keller

Semi 2: 1. 1 Marty Kopp 2. 99 Chuck Adams 3. 97 John Goodson DNS 98 Charles Adams DNS 100 D.J. Griffaw DNS 55 Chris Smith DNS 92 Jim Abshier DNS 105 Matt Hancock

Feature: 1. 24 Paul Bauman 2. 31 Ricky Horton 3. 3p Bob Prince 4. B5 Brian Bielong 5. 41M Steve Maisel 6. 12 Troy Naeger 7. 2 Marty Smith, Jr. 8. 30 Mike Nicholson 9. 00 Scott Stuppy 10. 87 Gary Haynes 11. 8 Ed Lowry 12. 28 Tom Smallwood 13. 23 Dennis Wernle 14. 18 Buddy Lowry 15. 66 Darren Holland 16. 4H Marty Heck 17. 75 Ron Imm 18. 1 Marty Kopp 19. 99 Chuck Adams 20. 18 Daryl Dodge 21. 35 Doug Savage 22. 52 Terry Chester 23. 88 Kim Westling 24. 21 Brad McKinnon

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