I-55 Raceway results 2003-07-05

Pevely, MO (July 5, 2003) Don O'Neal continues to be as hot as the summer weather. O'Neal led all forty laps enroute to his second straight and fourth overall U.M.P. Summer Nationals victory of 2003. O'Neal started on the inside of the second row...

Pevely, MO (July 5, 2003) Don O'Neal continues to be as hot as the summer weather. O'Neal led all forty laps enroute to his second straight and fourth overall U.M.P. Summer Nationals victory of 2003. O'Neal started on the inside of the second row and took the lead going into turn three on the opening lap as front row starters Ed Dixon and Shannon Babb each bobbled on the opening lap.

Dixon brought out the first caution on just the second lap when he found the wall in turn three. On the restart, O'Neal assumed command and pulled away to a comfortable lead, leaving Babb to battle with Randy Korte, Billy Moyer and Kevin Weaver for second. The race went the next twenty-five laps without a caution, allowing O'Neal to put half the field a lap down. The caution waved on lap twenty-seven when Billy Drake slowed on the front stretch with a flat tire.

O'Neal once again opened up a sizeable lead over Moyer, who had moved past Babb just a few laps earlier. The race was once again slowed on lap thirty-three as Jeep Van Wormer slowed. On the final restart, Moyer was able to stay close and battle with O'Neal for the next five laps, but O'Neal once again opened up the lead in the final couple of laps. Following O'Neal and Moyer across the line was Randy Korte in third, Shannon Babb fourth and Terry English fifth.

Brian Worley picked up his first U.M.P. Modified feature win at I-55 Raceway. Worley held off challenge after challenge to pick up the win. Scott Weber provided the early heat on Worley along with Dennis Richards. Then Brian Wolfmeier moved up and took the lead away from Worley, but Wolfmeier found himself headed to the pit area soon after with front suspension problems. Bobby Bittle then moved up and provided a late race challenge, but Worley held him off to take the win. Richards came home third, Ray Walsh moved up from the twentieth starting spot to finish fourth and Jim Shereck was fifth.

Paul Belken won the AARA Sportsman feature once again. Belken led the duration of the event. Two big crashes marred this event, the first happening on the opening lap involved thirteen cars. Five of those cars were unable to restart. The second big crash came on lap five when Ed Lowry clipped the back pit gate and was collected by seven more cars. The race then went the distance caution free and Paul Bauman followed Belken across the line for second place. Scott Stuppy was third, Todd McGraw fourth and David Bardin was fifth. <pre> U.M.P. Late Model - 42 Entries

Qualifying: 71 Don O'Neal 12.921 1A Justin Allgaier 13.115 50 Ed Dixon 13.131 18 Shannon Babb 13.161 21 Billy Moyer 13.178 11 Kevin Gundaker 13.258 9 Billy Drake 13.297 55 Jeep Van Wormer 13.308 00 Randy Korte 13.317 B12 Kevin Weaver 13.32 20 Mark Gansman 13.353 51 Steve Shive 13.395 7 Mark Burgtorf 13.395 2J Dave Jumper 13.497 D65 Dwight Falcon 13.508 67 Mark Oller 13.517 A1 Duke Whiseant 13.518 96 Terry English 13.53 5 Brook Phillips 13.542 112 Tim Ratajczyk 13.542 45 Don Hammer 13.584 88 Wendell Wallace 13.587 28 Dennis Erb 13.612 77 Clay Baumann 13.62 32 Bob Pierce 13.63 19M Jeff Matejka 13.677 58 Garrett Durrett 13.725 47 Danny Haynes 13.782 441 Brian Wolfmeier 13.8 3S Brian Shirley 13.833 46 Paul Belken, Jr. 13.86 6 Kevin Poole 13.896 44 Dean Motsinger 13.935 111 Steve Karnes 13.966 23 Brian Garner 14.035 1D Dean Hoffman 14.09 28 Don Klein 14.149 10 Rodney Pense 14.328 70 Rich Lawson 14.46 5xi Brian McCabe 14.464 13 Dwayne Kiefer 14.555 26 Billy Faust NT

Dash: 1. 50 Ed Dixon 2. 18 Shannon Babb 3. 71 Don O'Neal 4. 1A Justin Allgaier 5. 96 Terry English 6. 21 Billy Moyer 7. 9 Billy Drake 8. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 9. 11 Kevin Gundaker

Heat 1: 1. 00 Randy Korte 2. 9 Billy Drake 3. 7 Mark Burgtorf 4. 28 Dennis Erb 5. A1 Duke Whiseant 6. 23 Brian Garner 7. 46 Paul Belken 8. 58 Garrett Durrett 9. 70 Rich Lawson

Heat 2: 1. B12 Kevin Weaver 2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 3. 2J Dave Jumper 4. 1D Dean Hoffman 5. 77 Clay Baumann 6. 47 Danny Haynes 7. 6 Kevin Poole 8. 5M Brook Phillips 9. 5xi Brian McCabe

Heat 3: 1. 32 Bob Pierce 2. 11 Kevin Gundaker 3. 20 Mark Gansman 4. 441 Brian Wolfmeier 5. D65 Dwight Falcon 6. 45 Don Hammer 7. 28 Don Klein 8. 13 Dwayne Kiefer DNS. 44 Dean Motsinger

Heat 4: 1. 88 Wendell Wallace 2. 55 Jeep Van Wormer 3. 67 Mark Oller 4. 3S Brian Shirley 5. 51 Steve Shive 6. 19M Jeff Matejka 7. 111 Steve Karnes 8. 10 Rodney Pense DNS. 26 Billy Faust

Semi #1 - Top 3 Transfer 1. 1D Dean Hoffman 2. 28 Dennis Erb 3. A1 Duke Whiseant 4. 47 Danny Haynes 5. 77 Clay Baumann 6. 5M Brooke Phillips 7. 46 Paul Belken 8. 58 Garrett Durrett 9. 6 Kevin Poole 10. 5xi Brian McCabe 11. 23 Brian Garner 12. 70 Rich Lawson

Semi #2 1. 441 Brian Wolfmeier 2. 3S Brian Shirley 3. 19M Jeff Matejka 4. 111 Steve Karnes 5. D65 Dwight Falcon 6. 13 Dwayne Kiefer 7. 51 Steve Shive 8. 28 Don Klein 9. 45 Don Hammer 10. 10 Rodney Pense DNS. 44 Dean Motsinger DNS. 26 Billy Faust

Feature: 1. 71 Don O'Neal 2. 21 Billy Moyer 3. 00 Randy Korte 4. 18 Shannon Babb 5. 96 Terry English 6. 32 Bob Pierce 7. 88 Wendell Wallace 8. 9 Billy Drake 9. 1A Justin Allgaier 10. 7 Mark Burgtorf 11. 11 Kevin Gundaker 12. 67 Mark Oller 13. 28 Dennis Erb 14. 2J Dave Jumper 15. 20 Mark Gansmann 16. 441 Brian Wolfmeier 17. 3S Brian Shirley 18. B12 Kevin Weaver 19. 55 Jeep Van Wormer 20. A1 Duke Whiseant 21. 1D Dean Hoffman 22. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 23. 19M Jeff Matejka 24. 50 Ed Dixon

U.M.P. Modifieds - 27 Entries

Heat 1: 1. 166 Brian Worley 2. 71X Scott Weber 3. 59 Rich Whaley 4. 99 Brian Wolfmeier

Heat 2: 1. 56 Kevin Epperson 2. 41 Larry Hull 3. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 4. 23 Dylan Sharp

Heat 3: 1. 21 Dennis Richards 2. 89 Bobby Bittle 3. 17 Jim Shereck 4. 12 Jesse Snyder

Dash: 1. 166 Brian Worley 2. 21 Dennis Richards 3. 71X Scott Weber 4. 89 Bobby Bittle

Semi: 1. X1 Dave Sandage 2. 1W Ray Walsh 3. 70 Josh Russell 4. 3L Bill LaRue 5. 159 Ryan Gegg 6. 95B Jim Bieshir 7. 22X Clint Eckenrodt DNS. 35 Mark Stolle DNS. 58 Gene Hoffman

Feature: 1. 166 Brian Worley 2. 89 Bobby Bittle 3. 21 Dennis Richards 4. 1W Ray Walsh 5. 17 Jim Shereck 6. 71X Scott Weber 7. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 8. 9 Doug Wood 9. 59 Rich Whaley 10. 56 Kevin Epperson 11. 70 Josh Russell 12. 12 Jesse Snyder 13. 41 Larry Hull 14. 77 David Cann 15. 22X Clint Eckenrodt 16. C4 Chris Soutiea 17. 3L Bill LaRue 18. 95B Jim Beishir 19. 159 Ryan Gegg 20. 3R Leon Rakers 21. 23 Dylan Sharp 22. 99 Brian Wolfmeier 23. 51 John Hoffman 24. 8X James Reed 25. X1 Dave Sandage

AARA Sportsman - 25 Entries

Heat 1: 1. 30 Mike Nicholson 2. 98 David Bardin 3. 66 Darren Holland 4. 36 Todd McGraw

Heat 2: 1. 3P Bob Prince 2. 4 Ricky Horton 3. 24 Paul Bauman 4. 8 Ed Lowry

Heat 3: 1. 38D Paul Belken 2. 18 Buddy Lowry 3. 00 Scott Stuppy 4. 42 Greg Stumbaugh

Dash: 1. 3P Bob Prince 2. 38D Mark Blanke 3. 24 Paul Bauman 4. 00 Scott Stuppy

Feature: 1. 38D Paul Belken 2. 24 Paul Bauman 3. 00 Scott Stuppy 4. 36 Todd McGraw 5. 98 David Bardin 6. 66 Darren Holland 7. 3P Bob Prince 8. 18 Buddy Lowry 9. 42 Greg Stumbaugh 10. 50 Eric Rudd 11. 111 Zac Parks 12. 01 Steve Borgetti 13. 69 Mark Hunter 14. 21 Brad McKinnon 15. 128 Lee Clardy 16. 4 Ricky Horton 17. 8 Ed Lowry 18. 19 Jimmy Cummins 19. 7 Craig Wodicker 20. 75 Ron Imm 21. 30 Mike Nicholson 22. 23 Mark Schnurbusch 23. 86 Doug Kim DNS. 51 John Hoffman DNS. 103 Randy Dickman

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Series Stock car
Drivers Buddy Lazier , Don Hammer , Justin Allgaier