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Email address: DirtNews@aol.com Web site: http://members.aol.com/dirtnews/digest =================================== CONTENTS: Aug. 3-5 results (published Aug. 6) HAV-A-TAMPA: Frye captures Union 100 at LaSalle, Ill. CAPSULES: Roundup of UMP, NCRA and NLMS races =================================== HAV-A-TAMPA DIRT RACING SERIES Union 100

LaSALLE, Ill. (Tuesday) Bill Frye, winning his second consecutive big-purse race at LaSalle Speedway, led 96 laps in the Union 100 to collect nearly $12,000 for his first Hav-A-Tampa victory of the season.

Frye set fast time with a track record, won his heat race then rolled to victory on the quarter-mile oval in northcentral Illinois, the same track where he won $5,000 in a United Midwestern Promoters Summernationals event July 13.

"We had the car set up to run on the top of the track and it worked well for us," said the GRT house car driver after winning his eighth career series event. "We felt good when we won the pole. It's good to win on the series again."

STARS regular Rick Eckert recorded his second consecutive runner-up finish, while LaSalle regular Joe Izzo, Wendell Wallace and former UMP national champion Kevin Weaver rounded out the top five. Steve Francis, Donnie Barnhart, Ron Fisher Jr., Dale McDowell and Jimmy Mars finished sixth through 10th. Hav-A-Tampa points leader Billy Moyer, who injured his thumb in a racing accident Friday in Little Rock, Ark., finished a lap down in 14th.

Francis led the first four laps, but Frye grabbed the lead and was slowed only twice by cautions in marching to victory in the Hav-A-Tampa Mason-Dixon Summer Tour event.

FAST QUALIFIER: Bill Frye, 12.679 seconds (70.984 mph; track record).

FEATURE (Pos., driver, hometown, laps, winnings) 1. Bill Frye (66), Greenbrier, Ark., 100, $11,950 2. Rick Eckert (24), York, Pa., 100, $6,100 3. Joe Izzo (166), LaSalle, Ill., 100, $3,200 4. Wendell Wallace (6m), Batesville, Ark., 100, $3,200 5. Kevin Weaver (B12), Gibson City, Ill., 100, $2,000 6. Steve Francis (15), Ashland, Ky., 100, $1,800 7. Donnie Barnhart (11), North Little Rock, Ark., 100, $1,600 8. Ron Fisher Jr. (1), Lisle, Ill., 100, $1,400 9. Dale McDowell (17m), Rossville, Ga., 100, $1,700 10. Jimmy Mars (28), Elk Mound, Wis., 100, $1,100 11. Freddy Smith (00), Knoxville, Tenn., 100, $1,850 12. John Gill (75), Mitchell, Ind., 99, $950 13. Dan Schlieper (s9), Pewaukee, Wis., 99, $900 14. Billy Moyer (21), Batesville, Ark., 99, $1,375 15. Ronnie Poche (5x), Natchitoches, La., 97, $850 16. Mark Miner (7), Stockbridge, Ga., 97, $825 17. Marshall Green (89), Dalton, Ga., 97, $1,450 18. Earl Pearson Jr. (7), Jacksonville, Fla., 94, $750 19. Pete Broughton (98), Wimauma, Fla., 94, $700 20. Tim Hitt (68), Weston, W.Va., 93, $700 21. Frank Reaber (7), Bensonville, Ill., 92, $700 22. Gary Webb (56), Blue Grass, Iowa, 33, $700 23. Bob Pohlman Jr. (27), Oaklawn, Ill., 29, $700 24. Johnny Virden (1v), Russellville, Ark., 29, $850 25. Garrett Slager (19), Mokena, Ill., 28, $700

NOTES: The Mason-Dixon Summer Tour continued Wednesday night at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway, and culminates Friday and Saturday with the $30,000-to-win USA National 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. .... the LaSalle event is the 27th in 32 Hav-A-Tampa races in 1997 ... Frye also won the 1995 UMP Summernationals event at LaSalle on July 9 .... Frye got $10,000 for winning, and an extra $1,500 from Dyer's Billet Rods, $500 for fast time and $1,000 for winning .... Donnie Moran, fourth in Hav-A-Tampa points, missed his second consecutive feature .... a standing-room only crowd watched the feature.

HAV-A-TAMPA POINTS: Billy Moyer 4,151; Wendell Wallace 4,086; Freddy Smith 3,839; Donnie Moran 3,677; Dale McDowell 3,662; Clint Smith 3,556; Skip Arp 3,528; Marshall Green 3,364; Ray Cook 3,118; David Gibson 3,102; Johnny Virden 2,928; Bill Frye 2,692; Mark Miner 2,397; Earl Pearson Jr. 2,201; Ronnie Johnson 1,810; Steve Russell 1,743; Robbie Starnes 1,621; Rex Richey 1,552; Donnie Barnhart 1,428; Bob Pierce 1,418.

CREDIT: Ozzie Altman of Hav-A-Tampa and Rex Marskamp. ------------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY'S RACE CAPSULES

BERRY WINS NCRA IN OKLAHOMA: Colorado driver Jeep Berry picked up a 25-lap victory in a National Championship Racing Association victory worth $2,000 at Enid (Okla.) Speedway. NCRA points leader Delbert Smith finished eighth. FEATURE (25 laps): (1) Jeep Berry, (2) Tony Gregg, (3) Aubrey Swan, (4) Larry McDaniels, (5) David Hughes, (6) Frank McGehee, (7) Rod Bencken, (8) Delbert Smith, (9) Ted Martin, (10) Lonnie Smith, (11) Gary Gorby, (12) Kent Taylor, (13) Shane Collins, (14) Carl Ray Hodge, (15) Darren Beckham, (16) Brian Calhoun, (17) Gerald Spurgeon, (18) Lonnie Saloga, (19) Walt Brookshire, (20) Earl Kinderknecht.

PANNELL HOLDS OFF LLOYD FOR VICTORY AT WAYCROSS: Skip Pannell of Albany, Ga., held off the furious charge by Ivedent Lloyd Jr. over the final laps for a National Late Model Sportsman Series victory at Waycross (Ga.) Motor Speedway. Pannell, who has recently driven with the NASCAR Slim-Jim All-Pro Series, pocketed $4,000 in the Walker Jones 75, which was slowed by eight cautions for 39 laps. "(Lloyd) raced me clean all night," Pannell said, "and even backed out when he touched me coming out of (Turn 4) on the last lap." Lloyd was the fast qualifier (17.809 seconds) among 28 cars. FEATURE (75 laps): (1) Skip Pannell, (2) Ivedent Lloyd Jr., (3) Gene Maine, (4) Ricky Brant, (5) Cecil Eunice, (6) Tracy Walden, (7) Henry Carter Jr., (8) Everett Phillips, (9) Chucky Chitty, (10) Lee Jackson. ------------------------------------------------------------- SUNDAY'S RACE CAPSULE

STURGEON SCORES $5,000 VICTORY AT SHADY HILL: Dan Sturgeon of Bedford, Ind., started on the pole and led all 50 laps for a $5,000 UMP Outlaw National Series victory at Shady Hill Speedway in Medaryville, Ind. Kevin Weaver tried to work the high side, but couldn't get past Sturgeon during the caution-free event in northwestern Indiana. Series points leader Tony Izzo Jr. broke in the fast dash, didn't make the lineup for his heat but won a consolation race from the tail. FEATURE (50 laps): (1) Dan Sturgeon, (2) Kevin Weaver, (3) Billy Drake, (4) Shawn Toczek, (5) Steve Barnett, (6) Scott Martin. ------------------------------------------------------------- MONDAY'S RACE CAPSULE

UMP OUTLAW NATIONALS RACE AT DANVILLE RAINS OUT: A thunderstorm washed out the UMP Outlaw National Series event at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Ill. The $5,000-to-win race has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 11. ------------------------------------------------------------- TUESDAY'S RACE CAPSULE

IZZO GETS THIRD UMP OUTLAW NATIONAL VICTORY: Former UMP national champion Tony Izzo Jr. of Bridgeview, Ill., won his third race on the UMP Outlaw National Series, holding off Steve Barnett for a $5,000 victory at Butler (Mich.) Battlegrounds. Bryan Dunaway led early in the feature, but a broken tie rod took him out of contention. Izzo previously won races at Kokomo, Ind., and Fairbury, Ill. There were 38 cars at the Butler, Mich., the eighth stop on the series. FEATURE: (1) Tony Izzo Jr., (2) Steve Barnett, (3) Kris Patterson, (4) Rick DeLong, (5) Troy VanderVeen. ------------------------------------------------------------- CAPSULE CREDITS: O.J. Moon, Rex Marskamp, John Rittenoure <rittenoure@ncraracing.org> of NCRA and John Kaiser <71623.762@compuserve.com> of NLMS. ------------------------------------------------------------- CORRECTION: The 10th-place finisher in last week's UMP race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds was incorrect. Wisconsin driver Al Atkinson finished 10th. -------------------------------------------------------------

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Series Stock car
Drivers Bill Frye , Freddy Smith , Donnie Moran , Rick Eckert , Jimmy Mars , Ted Martin , Scott Martin , Steve Francis , Steve Russel