Oller Out Duels Tough Field at I-55! PEVELY, MO (July 21, 2001) The UMP Late Models provided another great night of action at I-55 Raceway. Danny Haynes and Mark Oller started on the front row of a stellar field of late models. Oller, of...
Oller Out Duels Tough Field at I-55!
PEVELY, MO (July 21, 2001) The UMP Late Models provided another great night of action at I-55 Raceway. Danny Haynes and Mark Oller started on the front row of a stellar field of late models. Oller, of Highland, IL, jumped out to the early lead, but the race was halted on the second lap when Danny Maguire and Bill Masters made contact on the front straight. Maguire got into the wall and then went upside down. Maguire was able to walk away uninjured. The race resumed with Oller leading the way until Kevin Gundaker made the pass for the lead on the eighth lap. Gundaker, Oller and Haynes battled two and three wide for the lead for several laps. Haynes took the lead on lap fifteen and appeared to be on his way to victory, but Oller made the pass for the lead with just two laps to go. It was Oller's first win of the season at I-55 Raceway as he leads the battle for the track championship as well. Haynes finished second. Ed Dixon came from his eleventh starting spot to finish third. Clay Baumann was fourth and Gundaker fifth.
The UMP Modifieds didn't disappoint the fans either, Rusty Griffaw and Scott Weber battled side-by-side for most of the twenty-lap feature event. Weber held Griffaw off at the line to pick up the victory. Tom Ratajczyk, Jeff LeBaube and Brian Wolfmeier completed the top five.
Troy Naeger out battled a huge field of forty Sportsman cars to pick up his fourth win of the season. He had to hold off a late race charge by Brian Worley. Worley came up just short at the end and settled for second. Dennis Wernle came home third, points leader Paul Belken fourth and Scott Stuppy was fifth.
For more information on upcoming events at I-55 Raceway call 636-479-3219 or visit I55Raceway.com. <pre> RESULTS:
UMP Late Model: FEATURE: 1. 67 Mark Oller 2. 47 Danny Haynes 3. 50 Ed Dixon 4. 77 Clay Baumann 5. 11 Kevin Gundaker 6. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 7. 28 Don Klein 8. 33 Jason Frankel 9. 1A Justin Allgaier 10. 7 Rick Bayer
Heat Winners: Danny Haynes, Kevin Gundaker & Rick Bayer
UMP Modifieds FEATURE: 1. 4J Scott Weber 2. 16 Rusty Griffaw 3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 4. 29 Jeff LeBaube 5. 99 Brian Wolfmeier 6. 6 Ray Wagner 7. 45M Eric Mabery 8. 14 Leroy Haney 9. M41 Steve Maisel 10. 11 Kyle Steffens
Heat Winners: Dennis Richards, Tom Ratajczyk & Leroy Haney
AARA Sportsman FEATURE: 1. 12 Troy Naeger 2. 166 Brian Worley 3. 74 Dennis Wernle 4. 46 Paul Belken 5. 00 Scott Stuppy 6. 9 Doug Wood 7. 36 Bob Schmidt 8. 24 Paul Bauman 9. 44 Nick Werner 10. 51 John Hoffman
Heat Winners: Troy Naeger, Scott Stuppy, Paul Bauman & Mark Blanke
I-55 Raceway is Co-Promoted by NASCAR star Kenny Schrader and Ray Marler.