FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (May 9, 2003) What started out as a promotion for the newly formed Fredericktown Raceway's "Junior Racer Fanclub" turned out to be good luck for the two racers involved. Kenny Rumble and Brent Kreke 8"x10" color framed...
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (May 9, 2003) What started out as a promotion for the newly formed Fredericktown Raceway's "Junior Racer Fanclub" turned out to be good luck for the two racers involved. Kenny Rumble and Brent Kreke 8"x10" color framed photos were autographed by the two drivers prior to the races and then given to lucky members of the Junior Racer Fanclub. As it turned out, Rumble won the UMP Late Model feature race with Kreke a close second.
"You can bring those pictures down so we can sign them every week," said Brent's father, Al Kreke.
Going into the Late Model feature, it appeared as if the night would once again belong to 27-year-old Andy Pryor of Belleville, Ill., but midway throught the 25-lap feature he blew a tire and opened the door for the Rumble - Kreke finish. Mike Hammerle captured third place with fourth going to John Bohn and fifth place to Gary Phillips. They were followed by Mike Abney, Ron McQuerry, Pryor, Charlie Savage and Brian Parsons. Pryor won the first heat with Rumble second and Phillips third. Bohn won the second heat with Hammerle second and Kreke third. Pryor won the dash with Rumble second and Bohn third.
In the Modified class, Joe Giesler of Ozora captured his second consecutive feature win by holding off the challenge of Tommy Worley Sr. Gary Johnson finished third with Nick Werner fourth and Adam Parmley fifth. They were followed by Scott Carron, Doug Brewster, Jim Swift, Lynn Edgar and Glen Miller.
Giesler won the first heat with Worley second and Edgar third. Johnson won the second heat with Parmley second and Werner third. Giesler won the dash with Worley second and Johnson third.
In the Pure Street class, Theran Pearl of Bismarck continued to just dominate the competition as he picked up his fourth consecutive feature win in as many weeks. Gary Weekly captured second place with Lenny Terrell third, Derek DeSpain fourth and Wesley McDowell fifth. They were followed by Russell Mathews, Dewayne Tilk, Shawnda Bader, Brad Thurston and John Bloom.
Pearl won the first heat with Terrell second and Tilk third. McDowell won the second heat with Weekly second and Bader third. Pearl won the dash with Weekly second and Terrell third.
In the RAMS Mini Stock feature, Dave "Wolf" Wofford of Farmington won his third feature of the season in fourth outings. Bill Nickelson of DeSoto was second with Rusty Voyles third, Wes Kintz fourth and Kevin Buckley fifth. They were followed by Jason Harper, Phil Hannah and Rick Ruch. Ruch won the first heat race with Wofford second and Voyles third. Wolf won the dash with Ruch second and Voyles third.
Racing action at the Fredericktown Raceway will continue Friday night. Gates open at 5 with racing at 7:30. The make-up date for the Fredericktown Azalea Racefest has also been established for Sunday, May 18th. Gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing around 4:30. Admission for the main grandstand that day will be $3 plus two cans of food (or $5 without the food). For more information on the Fredericktown Raceway visit the track's website at www.fredericktownraceway.com or phone (573) 697-5459.