I-55 Raceway results 2004-09-04

Pevely, MO (September 4, 2004) Season Championship night brought out a full field of cars in all divisions at I-55 Raceway. In the U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model division, it was Ed Dixon taking the win and securing the ...

Pevely, MO (September 4, 2004) Season Championship night brought out a full field of cars in all divisions at I-55 Raceway. In the U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model division, it was Ed Dixon taking the win and securing the championship.

Danny Haynes jumped out to the early lead from the pole position. Haynes led the first five laps before he jumped over the cushion and got into the wall in turn two. Haynes fell back to fifth before he could recover as Brian Wolfmeier assumed the lead. Wolfmeier would only lead for a couple of laps before Dixon would move past on the high side. Wolfmeier continued to battle back and challenge Dixon throughout the event. But he also had to contend with Tim Ratajczyk for the second position. A late caution with just two laps remaining would give Wolfmeier and Ratajczyk another shot at Dixon, but it wasn't to be as Dixon drove on to victory. Wolfmeier took second with Ratajczyk third. Denny Woodworth moved past two cars in the final two laps to take fourth. Mark Oller took home the fifth spot.

In the U.M.P. Modified division, Scott Weber took the lead at the drop of the green as he was looking for the sweep. Serious trouble arose for Weber on a lap six restart when something broke in the front end of his car, which sent him into the turn one wall and ended his night. Ray Wagner took over the lead and led for three laps before Brent Mullins moved past him. Mullins held off the late race challenges of Brian Wolfmeier and Eric Mabery to take the win. Wolfmeier was second, Mabery third, Wagner fourth and Rich Whaley rounded out the top five. Bobby Bittle wrapped up the championship in the U.M.P. Modified division, but motor problems prevented him from starting the main event.

The points battle in the A.A.R.A. Sportsman division will have to wait one more week before it is decided. Ricky Horton came in to tonight's action with a thirty-seven point lead over Paul Belken. Belken led all fifteen laps to take the win in the Sportsman main event. Horton finished third behind Scott Stuppy who is currently third in the points. Belken's win tightened up the points chase and the champion will be decided next weekend during the final points event at I-55 Raceway. Paul Bauman and Bob Schmidt rounded out the top five in the feature.

Troy Medley earned the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Hard Charger Award. Medley improved his finishing position by fourteen spots from where he started. Medley earns the $200 bonus for being the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Hard Charger.

Pat Brewer took the win in the A.A.R.A. Pro 4 Stock division. Brewer has a nice lead in the point standings, but he doesn't quiet have it locked up yet and will have to wait till next weekend to secure the championship. Conrad Miner followed Brewer across the line to take second and Don Hoffman took third.

<pre> U.M.P. Late Models - 22 entries

Heat 1: 1. 95 Jeff Johns 2. 441 Brian Wolfmeier 3. 50 Ed Dixon 4. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 5. 76 Butch Kruckeburg

Heat 2: 1. 8 Kyle Steffens 2. 67 Mark Oller 3. 51 Steve Shive 4. 2j Dave Jumper 5. 70 Marc McClintock

Heat 3: 1. 47 Danny Haynes 2. 81 Craig Smith 3. 45dw Denny Woodworth 4. 28 Don Klein 5. 6 Kevin Seago

Dash: 1. 47 Danny Haynes 2. 95 Jeff Johns 3. 441 Brian Wolfmeier 4. 45dw Denny Woodworth 5. 50 Ed Dixon 6. 8 Kyle Steffens 7. 81 Craig Smith 8. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 9. 51 Steve Shive

Feature: 1. 50 Ed Dixon 2. 441 Brian Wolfmeier 3. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 4. 45dw Denny Woodworth 5. 67 Mark Oller 6. 2j Dave Jumper 7. 11 Kevin Gundaker 8. 47 Danny Haynes 9. 28 Don Klein 10. 81 Craig Smith 11. 51 Steve Shive 12. 10 Rodney Pense 13. 95 Jeff Johns 14. 76 Butch Kruckeberg 15. 6 Kevin Seago 16. 75 Bert Cheatham 17. 8 Kyle Steffens 18. 85 Jim Morrison 19. 68 Tom Fitzgerald 20. 25 Lenny Garson 21. 1 Joe Garson 22. 70 Marc McClintock

U.M.P. Modifieds - 27 entries

Heat 1: 1. c6 Ray Wagner 2. 41m Brent Mullins 3. 45m Eric Mabery 4. 44 Mark Stanfill 5. 7z Matt Zimmerly

Heat 2: 1. 4j Scott Weber 2. 56 Kevin Epperson 3. 3r Leon Rakers 4. 89 Bobby Bittle 5. 15 Doug Blair

Heat 3: 1. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 2. 11 Matt Goulden 3. 99 Brian Wolfmeier 4. 59 Rich Whaley 5. 21 Dennis Richards

Dash: 1. 4j Scott Weber 2. c6 Ray Wagner 3. 41m Brent Mullens 4. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 5. 11 Matt Goulden 6. 3r Leon Rakers 7. 45m Eric Mabery 8. 99 Brian Wolfmeier 9. 56 Kevin Epperson

Feature: 1. 41m Brent Mullens 2. 99 Brian Wolfmeier 3. 45m Eric Mabery 4. c6 Ray Wagner 5. 59 Rich Whaley 6. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 7. 11 Matt Goulden 8. 9w Doug Woods 9. 56 Kevin Epperson 10. 95 Jerry Grither 11. 66 Chris Hall 12. 44 Mark Stanfill 13. 7 Mark Miner 14. 8x James Reed 15. 14K Loren Knox 16. 21 Dennis Richards 17. 166 Brian Worley 18. 7z Matt Zimmerly 19. 13d Dan Walters 20. 41 Larry Hull 21. 3r Leon Rakers 22. 15 Doug Blair 23. 4j Scott Weber DNS. 10 Todd McGraw DNS. 89 Bobby Bittle DNS. 23 Dylan Sharp DNS. 51 John Hoffman

A.A.R.A Sportsman - 24 entries

Heat 1: 1. 55 Chris Smith 2. 30 Mike Nicholson 3. 100 D.J. Griffaw 4. 3p Bob Prince 5. 00 Scott Stuppy

Heat 2: 1. 92 Jim Abshier 2. 75 Ron Imm, Jr. 3. 46 Paul Belken 4. 36 Bob Schmidt 5. 27 Nathan Walsh

Heat 3: 1. 62 Troy Medley 2. 8 Buddy Lowry 3. 24 Paul Bauman 4. 31 Ricky Horton 5. 97 John Goodson

Dash: 1. 8 Ed Lowry 2. 30 Mike Nicholson 3. 46 Paul Belken 4. 36 Bob Schmidt 5. 31 Ricky Horton 6. 24 Paul Bauman 7. 3p Bob Prince 8. 00 Scott Stuppy

Feature: 1. 46 Paul Belken (2) 2. 00 Scott Stuppy (3) 3. 31 Ricky Horton (1) 4. 24 Paul Bauman (4) 5. 36 Bob Schmidt (5) 6. 8 Buddy Lowry (7) 7. 9 Troy Naeger (8) 8. 62 Troy Medley (22) 9. 75 Ron Imm, Jr. (14) 10. 28 Sam Worley (11) 11. 55 Chris Smith (24) 12. 69 Mark Hunter (12) 13. 100 D.J. Griffaw (18) 14. 92 Jim Abshier (20) 15. 97 John Goodson (13) 16. 3p Bob Prince (6) 17. 27 Nathan Walsh (17) 18. 30 Mike Nicholson (9) DNS. 18 Buddy Lowry (10) DNS. 105 Matt Hancock (15) DNS. 911 Christian Doggendorf (16) DNS. 73 Mike Henderson (19) DNS. 59 Jerry Fleming (21) DNS. 26 Gary Wilson (23)

A.A.R.A. Pro 4 Stock - 25 entries

Heat 1: 1. 01 Robert Denny 2. 21 Dave Heinrichs 3. 2 Dan Schmidt 4. 343 Butch Hartman 5. 41 Roger Ernst

Heat 2: 1. 7 Conrad Miner 2. 71 Alan Conner 3. 8 Pat Brewer 4. 188 Gary Price 5. 5f Chris Fisher

Heat 3: 1. 28 Scott Geary 2. 10h Homer Mooney 3. 57 Don Hoffman 4. 15 Mike McMullin 5. 22 Don Ernst

Feature: 1. 8 Pat Brewer 2. 7 Conrad Miner 3. 57 Don Hoffman 4. 71 Alan Conner 5. 10h Homer Mooney 6. 28 Scott Geary 7. 22 Don Ernst 8. 77 Ron Lyons 9. 41 Roger Ernst 10. 01 Robert Denny 11. 343 Butch Hartman 12. 15 Mike McMullin 13. 13 Ryan Conner 14. 29 Dave Thompson 15. 76 Earl Loeffel 16. 98 Tim Parker 17. 2 Dan Schmidt 18. 0 Troy Harris 19. 188 Gary Price 20. 21 Dave Heinrichs 21. 23 Larry Kirkpatrick 22. 5 Chris Fisher DNS. 4 Joel Potter DNS. 49 Nathan Portell DNS. 33 Randy Martin

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