Four triple crown winners at Fredericktown Raceway. FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (May 10, 2002) It was "triple crown night" at the Fredericktown Raceway Friday night as all four classes had triple crown winners (winning heat race, trophy dash and ...
Four triple crown winners at Fredericktown Raceway.
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (May 10, 2002) It was "triple crown night" at the Fredericktown Raceway Friday night as all four classes had triple crown winners (winning heat race, trophy dash and feature). Despite huge amounts of rainfall over the previous few days, the track was ready to go and a large crowd of racers and fans showed up for the event.
In the UMP Late Model class, Ed Dixon of Washington, Mo. held off the charge of John Bohn of Farmington to earn his crown. Mike Abney captured third place followed by Rodney Pense, Kenny Rumble, Mike Hammerly, Henry Nash, Terry James, Ron Pitts and Bryan Garner. Brian Stephens picked up his first-ever win in a late model as he held off Hammerly to win the first heat race (Rumble finished third). Dixon won the second heat with Pense second and Bohn third. Dixon won the "dash for cash" with Hammerly taking second and Stephens third.
Kasey Nations of Farmington picked up his crown in the Pro Street class. Nations was dominant in the feature with Mark Howell taking second, Rocky Stevens third, Mickey Mosier fourth and Greg Stumbaugh fifth. They were followed by Nathan Gibson, Billy Craig, Jason Mosier, Doug Savage and Brad Mashek. Stevens won the first heat race with Savage second and Gibson third. Nations won heat two with Mosier second and Howell third. Nations won the trophy dash with Stevens second and Howell third.
In the RAMS Mini Stock class, the night belonged to Jathon Cruse of Farmington. Cruse held a substantial lead at the finish line over a pack of battling mini stocks. Jeremy Greenwalt captured second place with Marty Boyer third, Carl Bellew fourth and Kevin Buckley fifth. They were followed by Rusty Voyles, Joe Buckley, Phil Hannah, Jim Hutchison, and Eric Bellew. Dave "the Wolf" Wofford was the winner of the first heat race with Carl Bellew second and Jeremy Greenwalt third. Cruse won the second heat with Boyer second and Kevin Buckley third. Cruse won the trophy dash with Carl Bellew second and Greenwalt third.
In the Pure Street class, it was Pete Koenig's turn to wear the crown. Koenig held off the charge of Theran Pearl to win the feature with Darrell Jarrett taking third, Lenny Terrell fourth and Leonard Betch fifth. They were followed by Wesley McDowell, Brad Sutton, Shawnda Bader, Dewayne Tilk and Bryan King. Koenig won the first heat with Betch second and Tilk third. McDowell won the second heat with King second and Mike Lindsey third. Koenig won the dash with Betch second and Pearl third.
Racing action at the Fredericktown Raceway resumes on both Wednesday and Friday nights this week. On Wednesday night the Spring Spectacular will be held featuring the UMP Late Models, RAMS Mini Stocks, IMCA style Modifieds and the 600 cc Multis. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7. Then on Friday night the UMP Late Models, Pro Streets, Pure Streets and Mini Stocks will once again take to the track. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30. For more information on the Fredericktown Raceway phone (573) 697-5459 or (573) 78DRIVE.