I-55 Raceway results 2005-04-30

Korte, Ratajczyk, Bauman & Brewer takes wins at I-55 Raceway! Pevely, MO (April 30, 2005) A great field of cars turned out at I-55 Raceway and they put on a fast and exciting show. On Saturday morning, track officials were still unsure they...

Korte, Ratajczyk, Bauman & Brewer takes wins at I-55 Raceway!

Pevely, MO (April 30, 2005) A great field of cars turned out at I-55 Raceway and they put on a fast and exciting show. On Saturday morning, track officials were still unsure they could get tonight's event in after heavy rains on Thursday and Friday. However, the track crew worked diligently most of the day and with sunshine and breezy conditions, the action got started right on time.

Thirty-two United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Late Models checked in the gate to compete. Randy Korte of Highland, IL made his first visit of the 2005 racing season to I-55 Raceway and topped the thirty-two car field as he swept the night's events by winning his qualifying heat, the dash and the main event. Korte led all twenty-five laps of the main event as he jumped to the lead from his front row pole starting position and held off the early challenges of Ed Dixon enroute to the win. Korte was able to pull away in the closing laps as he worked the lapped traffic masterfully. Dixon slid backwards early on as he dropped all the way to the fifth spot before working his way back to the front late in the race and claimed the second spot. Tim Ratajczyk settled for the third spot after battling many laps with Dixon for second. Dave Jumper took the fourth spot while Billy Faust completed the top five.

Tom Ratajczyk led the final nineteen laps of the twenty lap main event in the UMP Modified main event. Ratajczyk had to hold off Jerry Grither for all nineteen of those laps as Grither tried every way possible to move past Ratajczyk. But it was Ratajczyk holding on for the win with Grither taking the second position. Eric Mabery claimed the third position with Matt Goulden and Brian Worley finishing fourth and fifth respectively. Rich Whaley claimed the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers Hard Charger Award as he improved his finishing position the most places over his starting position.

Paul Bauman took the AARA Sportsman main event. Troy Naeger led most of the event until an oil leak produced a big fire under the hood of his machine. Mike Nicholson assumed the lead on the restart after the caution for Naeger's fire but Bauman would need just one lap to move past Nicholson. Bauman would lead the rest of the way and claim the victory. Paul Belken took the second spot with Chuck Adams, Troy Medley and Matt Hancock rounding out the top five.

Pat Brewer led wire to wire in the AARA Pro 4 Stock main event. Brewer got the jump on Rodger Ernst at the green flag and never looked back. Ernst took the second spot with Scott Geary claiming third.

<pre> UMP Late Models - 32 Entries

Heat 1 1. 26 Billy Faust 2. 2J Dave Jumper 3. 45 Denny Woodworth 4. 4 Mike Mullvain 5. 83 Bill Masters 6. 87 Ken Rumble

Heat 2 1. 77 Clay Baumann 2. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 3. 13 Dwayne Keifer 4. 14u Bruce Unterbrink 5. 11z Brian Collins 6. 22 John Paule

Heat 3 1. 3L Matt Taylor 2. 50 Ed Dixon 3. 441 Brian Wolfmeier 4. 1 Vance Wilson 5. 95 Jeff Johns 6. 33 Jason Frankel

Heat 4 1. 00 Randy Korte 2. 8 Kyle Steffens 3. 51 Steve Shive 4. 67 Mark Oller 5. 13 Brent Kreke 6. 81 Craig Smith

Dash 1. 00 Randy Korte 2. 50 Ed Dixon 3. 112 TimTatajczyk 4. 3L Matt Taylor 5. 8 Kyle Steffens 6. 77 Clay Baumann 7. 51 Steve Shive 8. 2j Dave Jumper 9. 26 Billy Faust

Semi 1. 33 Jason Frankel 2. 13 Brent Kreke 3. 83 Bill Masters 4. 81 Craig Smith 5. 56 Kevin Epperson 6. 22 John Paule 7. 87 Ken Rumble 8. 7 Rich Lawson 9. 28 Don Klein 10. 10 Rodney Pense 11. 33 Keith Pratt 12. 72 Ron McQuerry 13. 22G Steve Grotz DNS. 44 Dean Motsinger

Feature 1. 00 Randy Korte 2. 50 Ed Dixon 3. 112 Tim Ratajczyk 4. 2J Dave Jumper 5. 26 Billy Faust 6. 95 Jeff Johns 7. 33 Jason Frankel 8. 13 Brent Kreke 9. 4 Mike Mullvain 10. 67 Mark Oller 11. 51 Steve Shive 12. 11Z Bryan Collins 13. 81 Craig Smith 14. 22 John Paule 15. 83 Bill Masters 16. 13 Dewayne Kiefer 17. 56 Kevin Epperson 18. 14U Bruce Unterbrink 19. 77 Clay Baumann 20. 8 Kyle Steffens 21. 3L Matt Taylor 22. 441 Brian Wolfmeier 23. 1 Vance Wilson 24. 45DW Denny Woodworth

UMP Modifieds - 25 Entries

Heat 1 1. 166 Brian Worley 2. 11g Matt Goulden 3. 89 Bobby Bittle 4. c6 Bubba Wagner 5. 9w Doug Woods 6. 3r Leon Rockers

Heat 2 1. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 2. 15 Jerry Grither 3. 45 Eric Mabery 4. 1w Ray Walsh 5. 10 Todd McGraw 6. c4 Chris Soutiea

Heat 3 1. 4j Scott Weber 2. 44 Mark Stanfill 3. 23 Dylan Sharp 4. 99 Brian Wolfmeier 5. 51 John Hoffman 6. 7 Mark Miner

Dash 1. 4j Scott Weber 2. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 3. 15 Jerry Grither 4. 166 Brian Worley 5. 45 Eric Mabrey 6. 89 Bobby Bittle 7. 23 Dylan Sharp 8. 11 Matt Goulden 9. 44 Mark Stanfill

Feature 1. 12 Tom Ratajczyk 2. 15 Jerry Grither 3. 45 Eric Mabery 4. 11g Matt Goulden 5. 166 Brian Worley 6. 23 Dylan Sharp 7. 89 Bobby Bittle 8. c6 Bubba Wagner 9. 99 Brian Wolfmeier 10. 1w Ray Walsh 11. 7M Mark Miner 12. 8X James Reed 13. 59 Rich Whaley 14. 44$ Mark Stanfill 15. 444 Matt Simpson 16. 10M Todd McGraw 17. 90 Nick Todtenhaupt 18. 9W Doug Wood 19. 41 Larry Hull 20. 20 Brad McKinnon 21. 51 John Hoffman 22. C4 Chris Soutiea 23. 4J Scott Weber 24. 05 Paul Schrempf DNS. 3R Leon Rakers

AARA Sportsman - 29 Entries

Heat 1 1. 30 Mike Nicholson 2. 62 Troy Medley 3. 5 Dave Jenkins 4. 8 Ed Lowry 5. 67 Ronnie Bader 6. 2 Chuck Adams

Heat 2 1. 12 Troy Naeger 2. 01 Chris Borgetti 3. 64 Jim Smith 4. 105 Matt Hancock 5. 31 Shurburg 6. 9 Shane Walters

Heat 3 1. 00 Scott Stuppy 2. 46 Paul Belken 3. 24 Paul Baumann 4. 18 Buddy Lowry 5. 411 Marty Heck 6. 55 Jason Keller

Dash 1. 12 Troy Naeger 2. 30 Mike Nicholson 3. 00 Scott Stuppy 4. 46 Paul Belken 5. 64 Jim Smith 6. 24 Paul Baumann 7. 01 Chris Borgetti 8. 62 Troy Medley 9. 5 Doug Jenkins

Semi 1. 3P Bob Prince 2. 28 Sam Worley 3. 128 Tom Smallwood 4. 811 Wade Sutter 5. 32 Jerry Fleming 6. 92 Jim Abshier 7. 97 John Goodson 8. 4 Mark Schnurbusch 9. 59 Rich Whaley, Sr. 10. 50 Kent Nations DNS. 53 Dwight Scott

Feature 1. 24 Paul Baumann 2. 46 Paul Belken 3. 2 Chuck Adams 4. 62 Troy Medley 5. 105 Matt Hancock 6. 67 Ronnie Bader 7. 55 Jason Keller 8. 128 Tom Smallwood 9. 4 Mark Schnurbusch 10. 30 Mike Nicholson 11. 92 Jim Abshier 12. 31 Brian Shubirg 13. 01 Steve Borgetti 14. 811 Wade Sutter 15. 91 Shane Walters 16. 12 Troy Naeger 17. 00 Scott Stuppy 18. 8 Ed Lowry 19. 64 Jim Smith 20. 28 Sam Worley 21. 97 John Goodson 22. 411 Marty Heck 23. 3P Bobby Prince 24. 18 Buddy Lowry - DQ

AARA Pro 4 Stock - 17 Entries

Heat 1 1. 8 Pat Brewer 2. 86 Jason Crump 3. 29 Dave Thompson 4. 188 Gary Price 5. 33 Randy Martin 6. 4j Joel Potter

Heat 2 1. 41 Rodger Ernst 2. 28 Scott Geary 3. 15 Mike McMullin 4. 50 Tray Harris 5. 87 Butch Graham 6. 77 Ron Lyons

Feature 1. 8 Pat Brewer 2. 41 Roger Ernst 3. 28 Scott Geary 4. 15 Mike McMullin 5. 10H Homer Mooney 6. 188 Gary Price 7. 29 Dave Thompson 8. 77 Ron Lyons 9. 87 Butch Graham 10. 50 Tray Harris 11. 33 Randy Martin 12. 86 Jason Crump 13. 4J Joel Potter 14. 911 Tina Hoffman 15. 20 Kevin McCart DNS. 9 Brad Almond DNS. 01 Robert Denny

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Drivers Jason Keller , Buddy Lazier , John Paul , Jim Smith , Kyle Steffens