USMTS: Team RaceRPM.com race notes

Good Weekend for Team RaceRPM.com Drivers at the Track April 4, 2005 -- [Cedar Falls, IA] - - Team RaceRPM.com drivers all had a strong weekend of racing which included one win, six top five's, and eight top tens. Everyone looks to build on that...

Good Weekend for Team RaceRPM.com Drivers at the Track

April 4, 2005 -- [Cedar Falls, IA] - - Team RaceRPM.com drivers all had a strong weekend of racing which included one win, six top five's, and eight top tens. Everyone looks to build on that momentum this weekend.

COREY DRIPPS: Yeager Machine, Pro Environmental, BC Chassis number 31 Corey Dripps (Waterloo, IA) took the win Friday night at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, IA. It was the first of two nights of racing for the United States Modified Touring series. Dripps was involved in an early race yellow, and he was sent to the back of the field for the restart. Restarting twenty-third, Dripps worked his way through the field and grabbed the lead from fellow Team RaceRPM.com driver Jason Hughes with just a few laps remaining. Dripps would go onto win. Saturday night a cut right front tire would send Dripps to the pits. Dripps was not able to repeat the night before and had to settle for thirteenth.

JASON HUGHES: DeLeon Racing Engines, Hughes Racing Chassis number 12 Jason Hughes (Colcord, OK) was leading late in the USMTS A-Main Friday night at Hancock County Speedway. Fellow Team RaceRPM.com driver Corey Dripps would steal the lead any with just a few laps remaining. Hughes would finish second. On Saturday night, Hughes ran in the top five all night and finished fifth.

DENNY ECKRICH: Precision Performance, IITI, MAC Tools, Barry Wright Chassis number 50 It was a double dip for Denny Eckrich (Tiffin, IA) at Nebraska Raceway Park. Friday nights racing action was sanctioned by WDRA. Eckrich finished third. The WDRL ran the show Saturday night, and Eckrich made some changes to the car. He battled Kelly Boen and Brian Birkhofer for the top spot. Eckrich settled for another third.

JOEY SCHAFER: B&D Drywall, Vo-Doo Lounge, Hoffman Chassis, number 2 It was the Frostbuster Weekend at Boone Speedway and Marshalltown Speedway. Joey Schaefer (Waterloo, IA) battled John Logue for the final fifteen laps for the win Saturday night at Boone Speedway. Logue would edge Schaefer for the win. On Sunday afternoon, Schaefer and the crew pulled to Marshalltown Speedway. It was a very dry track with very little passing. Schaefer was able to move from his fifteenth starting position to finish eighth.

AL HEJNA: Budweiser, Rookies Rockin' Sports Bar, Skyrocket Chassis number 7 It was not the "Homecoming Weekend" Al Hejna (Ventura, IA) had hoped for. Hejna started deep in the field both nights of the United States Modified Touring Series weekend at Hancock County Speedway. Hejna was running seventh in Friday nights A-Main when the car caught a rut, and it bent a pull-bar. He was able to hold on for an eleventh place finish. Hejna was forced to take a provisional for Saturday nights feature, and just tried to make it to the end. It was a rough track, and he did not want to wreck a car this early in the season. Saturdays finish was thirteenth.

MIKE HEJNA: Budweiser, Rookies Rockin' Sports Bar, Skyrocket Chassis number 7II On Friday night, Mike Hejna (Ventura, IA) drew a stacked heat race and was forced to run a B-Main. Hejna started deep in that B-Main and missed a transfer spot by one. Saturday night was a different store. Hejna was third in passing points after the heat races, and he run upfront with the leaders early in the main event. The track was a little rough. Mike started getting caught in the rough part of the track and slipped out of the Top 5. Saturday's finish was eighth.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Birkhofer , Jason Hughes