UMARA Newsletter Volume 2, Number 3

========================================================== United Midget Auto Racing Association U.M.A.R.A.. Newsletter Volune 2, Number 3 by Larry Carta ========================================================== Hello Friends of UMARA...

========================================================== United Midget Auto Racing Association U.M.A.R.A.. Newsletter Volune 2, Number 3 by Larry Carta ========================================================== Hello Friends of UMARA Racing,

The United Midget Auto Racing Association was mighty busy this past weekend. Friday night saw the CARSTAR Sportsman Division run at LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle Illinois. The event marked the return of three time CARSTAR Sportsman champion Susan Spencer. Susan took the full 1996 season off to start a family.

Susan drove like she's never been away. She easily took her heat race and then followed that with a very impressive 1/2 lap+ victory in the 20 lap feature on the 1/4 dirt track.

Saturday, UMARA ran a full night of midget racing at our home track. Grundy County Speedway in Morris Illinois. The show was co-sanctioned with the Lincoln/Electric ARCA midgets.

The National Division saw 1996 champion Duane Pierson win the feature. Fast qualifier was Sarah McCune. Heat races were won by Brian Bormett, Jim Hines, and David Ward. John Evers won the Semi.

The feature top five was Pierson, Ronnie Johncox, Jim Hines Phil Rutledge and Marty Davis.

Also on saturday, the CARSTAR Sportsman division feature was won by Roger Bettenhausen. Brian Haney and Susan Spencer won heat races while Mike Aimaro set the fast qualifying time.

Finally the busy weekend continued sunday with the CARSTAR Sportsman division heading up to the 1/4 paved Lake Geneva Speedway in the beautiful resort town Lake Geneva Wisconsin. This was an afternoon show.

Heat races were won by Roger Bettenhausen and Mike Bender. Roger Bettenhausen finished the day by winning his second feature of the weekend.

The next UMARA event will be BOB MEYERS MEMORIAL saturday, June 14 at Grundy County Speedway, Morris Illinois. The track is located 2 miles north off Interstate 80, exit 112. 20 minutes west of Joliet Illinois.

Driver/Owners. Would you like your sposnors included on this newsletter list? Please send me their email address.

Here are the full results from the weekend: ======================================================================== United Midget Auto Racing Association U.M.A.R.A. LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Illinois June 6, 1997 Sportsman division ----------------------------------------------------------------- QUALIFYING (No Qualifying)

1ST HEAT 2ND HEAT 1) 57 Brian Haney 1) 24 Susan Spencer 2) 58 Roger Bettenhausen 2) 11 Mark Schuck 3) 18 Brandon Hartsell 3) 14 Jim Fifield (R) 4) 9k Lyle Riggen 4) 33 Dennis Peceniak 5) 99 Rich Peceniak 5) 7 Mike Bender 6) 88 Mike Smith 6) 15 Matt Estep (R) 7) 36 Jim Anderson DNF 7) 10 Mick Billhorn (R) DNF 8) 8 Dick Bettenhausen DNF 9) 75 Scott Shilkuski DNS ------------------------------------------------------------------ FEATURE 1) 24 Susan SPENCER 8) 9k Lyle RIGGEN 2) 11 Mark SCHUCK 9) 7 Mike BENDER 3) 14 Jim FIFIELD 10) 33 Dennis PECENIAK 4) 57 Brian HANEY 11) 8 Dick BETTENHAUSEN 5) 99 Rich PECENIAK 12) 88 Mike SMITH 6) 58 Roger BETTENHAUSEN 13) 15 Matt ESTEP DNF 7) 36 Jim ANDERSON 14) 18 Brandon HARTSELL DNF =================================================================== United Midget Auto Racing Association U.M.A.R.A. (Co-Sanctioned with A.R.C.A.) Grundy County Speedway Morris Illinois June 7, 1997 National Division -------------------------------------------------------------------- QUALIFYING 1) 88x Sarah McCune 14.861 16) 98 Glen Myers 15.714 2) 24 David Thompson 14.937 17) 16 Jerry Nemire 15.729 3) 88w David Ward 15.062 18) 99 Jim Trench 15.806 4) 8 Ronnie Johncox 15.065 19) 15 Rich Corson 15.951 5) 3 Duane Pierson 15.095 20) 93 Stan Hanson 16.018 6) 92 Allen Gillis 15.184 21) 1 Rich Harrell 16.029 7) 76 Brian Bormett 15.256 22) 4 Gary Harrell 16.071 8) 17 Jim Hines 15.277 23) 51 Mike Astrauskas 16.244 9) 38 Dave Baumgartner 15.281 24) 12 Dale Ballinger 16.284 10) 63 John Evers 15.324 25) 3 Lyle Eastin 16.311 11) 6 David Gaugh (R) 15.328 26) 69 AJ Fike 16.343 12) 6x Marty Davis 15.424 27) 25 Lee Beckwith 17.421 13) 7 Klaus Wever 15.546 28) 55 Pat Wilda 17.611 14) 97 Phil Rutledge 15.559 29) 32 Glen Windstrup 18.800 15) 33 Jon Windstrup (R) 15.709 30) 17 Dave Gass No Time ------------------------------------------------------------------- HEAT 1 (5 Transfer) HEAT 2 1) 76 Brian Bormett 1) 17 Jim Hines 2) 8 Ronnie Johncox 2) 97 Phil Rutledge 3) 4 Gary Harrell 3) 3 Duane Pierson 4) 7 Klaus Wever 4) 24 David Thompson 5) 98 Glen Myers 5) 6 David Gaugh ----- ----- 6) 88x Sarah McCune 6) 16 John Nemire 7) 55 Pat Wilda DNF 7) 93 Stan Hanson 8) 63 John Evers DNF 8) 51 Mike Astrauskas 9) 3 Lyle Eastin DNF 9) 32 Glen Windstrup 10) 15 Rich Corson DNF 10) 69 AJ Fike ------------------------------------------------------------------- HEAT 3 SEMI (3 Transfer) 1) 88 David Ward 1) 63 John Evers 2) 38 Dave Baumgartner 2) 16 John Nemire 3) 6x Marty Davis 3) 51 Mike Astrauskas 4) 99 Jim Trench ----- 5) 1 Rick Harrell 4) 12 Dale Ballinger ----- 5) 3 Lyle Eastin 6) 12 Dale Ballinger 6) 69 AJ Fike 7) 25 Lee Beckwith 7) 25 Lee Beckwith 8) 33 Jon Windstrup DNF 8) 88 Sarah McCune DNF 9) 17 Dave Gass DNF 9) 93 Stan Hanson DNF 10) 92 Allen Gillis DNF 10) 32 Glen Windstrup DNF 11) 55 Pat Wilda DNF 12) 17 Dave Gass DNF ------------------------------------------------------------------- FEATURE 1) 3 Duane PIERSON 10) 6 Dave GAUGH 2) 8 Ronnie JOHNCOX 11) 16 Jerry NEMIRE 3) 17 Jim HINES 12) 7 Klaus WEVER 4) 97 Phil RUTLEDGE 13) 51 Mike ASTRAUSKAS 5) 6x Marty DAVIS 14) 88 Dave Ward DNF 6) 76 Brian BORMETT 15) 38 Dave BAUMGARTNER DNF 7) 1 Rick HARRELL 16) 24 David THOMPSON DNF 8) 98 Glen MYERS 17) 99 Jim TRENCH DNF 9) 4 Gary HARRELL 18) 63 John EVERS DNF ------------------------------------------------------------------- United Midget Auto Racing Association U.M.A.R.A. Grundy County Speedway Morris Illinois June 7, 1997 CARSTAR Sportsman Division -------------------------------------------------------------------- QUALIFYING 1) 4 Mike Aimaro 16.536 2) 11 Mark Schuck 16.627 3) 18 Brandon Hartsell 16.643 4) 58 Roger Bettenhausen 16.886 5) 57 Brian Haney 17.046 6) 99 Rich Peceniak 17.046 7) 9k Lyle Riggen 17.108 8) 7 Mike Bender 17.132 9) 24 Susan Spencer 17.147 10) 2 Mike Ohlendorf 17.329 11) 14 Jim Fifield (R) 17.554 12) 15 Matt Estep (R) 17.782 13) 33 Dennis Peceniak 18.475 14) 8 Dick Bettenhausen 19.019 15) xx Bobby Guess (R) 20.042 21) 21 Mike Zelinski No Time ------------------------------------------------------------------- HEAT 1 HEAT 2 1) 57 Brian Haney 1) 24 Susan Spencer 2) 99 Rich Peceniak 2) 14 Jim Fifield 3) 58 Roger Bettenhausen 3) 2 Mike Ohlendorf 4) 4 Mike Aimaro 4) 15 Matt Estep 5) 11 Mark Schuck 5) 33 Dennis Peceniak 6) 7 Mike Bender 6) 8 Dick Bettenhausen 7) 9k Lyle Riggen ------------------------------------------------------------------- FEATURE 1) 58 Roger BETTENHAUSEN 8) 24 Susan SPENCER 2) 11 Mark SCHUCK 9) 4 Mike AIMARO 3) 99 Rich PECENIAK 10) 2 Mike OHLENDORF 4) 57 Brian HANEY 11) 8 Dick BETTENHAUSEN 5) 7 Mike BENDER 12) 15 Matt ESTEP DNF 6) 14 Jim FIFIELD 13) 33 Dennis PECENIAK DNF 7) 9k Lyle RIGGEN ------------------------------------------------------------------- United Midget Auto Racing Association U.M.A.R.A. Lake Geneva Speedway LAke Geneva, Wisconsin June 8, 1997 CARSTAR Sportsman Division -------------------------------------------------------------------- QUALIFYING No Qualifying ------------------------------------------------------------------- HEAT 1 HEAT 2 1) 58 Roger Bettenhausen 1) 7 Mike Bender 2) 14 Jim Fifield 2) 15 Matt Estep 3) 24 Susan Spencer 3) 33 Dennis Peceniak 4) 11 Mark Schuck 4) 8 Dick Bettenhausen 5) 57 Brian Haney 6) 99 Rich Peceniak ------------------------------------------------------------------- FEATURE 1) 58 Roger BETTENHAUSEN 6) 33 Dennis PECENIAK 2) 24 Susan SPENCER 7) 8 Dick BETTENHAUSEN 3) 57 Brian HANEY 8) 99 Rich PECENIAK DNF 4) 11 Mark SCHUCK 9) 14 Jim FIFIELD DNF 5) 15 Matt ESTEP 10) 2 Mike OHLENDORF DNF ------------------------------------------------------------------- United Midget Auto Racing Association U.M.A.R.A. Point Standings June 8, 1997 CARSTAR Sportsman Division =============================================== 1) 58 Roger Bettenhausen ..... 845 2) 11 Mark Schuck ............. 830 3) 57 Brian Haney ............. 820 4) 24 Susan Spencer ........... 810 5) 99 Rich Peceniak ........... 760 6) 14 Jim Fifield (R) ......... 755 7) 33 Dennis Peceniak ......... 665 15 Matt Estep .............. 665 9) 8 Dick Bettenhausen ....... 630 10) 7 Mike Bender ............. 610 11) 9k Lyle Riggen ............. 460 12) 18 Brandon Hartsell ........ 315 13) 2 Mike Ohlendorf .......... 305 14) 4 Mike Aimaro ............. 245 15) 36 Jim Anderson ............ 240 16) 88 Mike Smith .............. 220 17) 10 Mick Billhorn ........... 120 18) xx Bobby Guess ............. 30 19) 21 Mike Zelinski ........... 0 75 Scott Shilkuski ......... 0 ========================================================== Thanks for reading Larry Carta UMARA

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Series Midget
Drivers Ronnie Johncox , Jerry Nemire , Bobby Guess , Sarah McCune , Jon Windstrup , Dave Baumgartner , Jim Anderson , Mike Smit
Teams HART