FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (Aug. 9, 2002) Chad Zobrist continued to shine in the late model class at the Fredericktown Raceway by not only picking up a triple crown (winning the feature, dash and heat race), but by also holding off a hard-charging Ed...
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- (Aug. 9, 2002) Chad Zobrist continued to shine in the late model class at the Fredericktown Raceway by not only picking up a triple crown (winning the feature, dash and heat race), but by also holding off a hard-charging Ed Dixon for the entire 25-lap feature.
Zobrist started on the pole in the feature with Ken Rumble on his outside and Dixon directly behind him on row two. Dixon was able to make it past Rumble, but he was never able to catch the black #78 driven by Zobrist. Rumble finished in third place with Mike Hammerle taking fourth and Brian Maynard fifth. They were followed by Mike Abney, Mike Kloos, Ron Jarrells, Steve Maisel and Darrell Moser.
Zobrist won the first heat with Dixon second and Hammerle third. Rumble won the second heat with Moser second and Kloos third. Abney won the third heat with Maynard second and Jarrells third. There were a total of 15 late models.
In the RAMS Mini Stock Point Series races, the night belonged to Rick Ruch of Perryville as he was also a triple crown winner. In the feature, Ruch jumped out to a big lead and simply could not be caught. Marty Boyer of Potosi had an outstanding run in the feature though, coming from 12th place to finish second while Jathon Cruse took home third, Dave "the Wolf" Wofford was fourth and Rusty Voyles fifth. They were followed by Kevin Buckley, Shannon Burch, Phil Hannah, Alan Addington and Bill Nickelson.
Voyles won the first heat race with Nickelson second and Addington third. Ruch won the second heat with Keith Buckley second and Wofford third. Ruch won the dash with Keith Buckley second and Wofford third. In the Pro Street class, Brad Mashek picked up his second career victory in the feature with Kasey Nations (current point leader) second, Nathan Gibson third, Randy Kueker fourth and Rick Edwards fifth. They were followed by Kyle Stevens, Jason Mosier, James Miller, Rob Fortner and Kent Nations.
Kasey Nations won the first heat with Mashek second and Stevens third. Kent Nations won the second heat with Gibson second and Kueker third. Kasey Nations won the trophy dash with Mashek second and Stevens third. In the Pure Street class, despite 15 cars in the field, only four finished the feature with Pete Koenig taking the checkered flag. In a feature typical of the night for the class, Koenig was trailing Theran Pearl by 1/4 lap with only a lap and a half to got when all of a sudden Pearl pulled his black #3 off the track and into the infield with apparent engine problems. Koenig gladly accepted the gift and sailed home to victory. Leonard Betsch finished in second place with Lenny Terrell third and Russell Matthews fourth. They were followed by Pearl, Bryan King, Kevin Dodd (driving his first race ever), Darrell Jarrett, Charley McDowell and Ed White.
Jarrett was the winner of the first heat with McDowell second and White third. Billy Kelley won the second heat with Betsch second and Koenig third. Pearl won the third heat with Dodd second and Wesley McDowell third. Pearl won the dash with Betsch second and Jarrett third. Racing action continues this Friday night at "The Rock" (aka Fredericktown Raceway). Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. The UMP Late Models, RAMS Mini Stocks (another point series night), Pro Streets and Pure Streets will all be in action. For more information phone (573) 78DRIVE.