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July 8, 2000 Results

Durbin, Seets & Wood Earn I-55 Mid-Season Championships PEVELY, MO. (July 8) — Jim Durbin turned Saturday's late model feature at I-55 Raceway into a great race for second place by streaking from the field to win his first race of 2000 on Mid-Season Championship Night. Durbin took the lead from Jeff Johns on lap five of the 25-lap main event and began pulling away from the rest of the pack. The second and third positions, however, changed hands almost every lap. At the checkered flag it was Tim Ratajczyk, Ed Dixon, Johns and Jason Frankel rounding out the top five. Frankel won his heat and the late model dash. Johns and Durbin also won heats. John Seets Sr. led flag-to-flag in a 20-lap modified feature that ran caution-free. Ray Walsh and Brian Wolfmeier finished second and third. Seets' right-rear tire went flat just as the race ended. The modified …

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July 1, 2000 Results

Dixon Holds off Moyer to Win $10,000 Bud SummerNationals Pevely, Mo. (July 1) — Ed Dixon, the reigning track and national champion, held off the best of the touring late model drivers in the midwest to win the $10,000 first prize in the Bud UMP SummerNationals at I-55 Raceway. Dixon led 29 laps of the 40-lap feature, holding off Billy Moyer, who had won both 1999 Nationals races at the track. Kevin Weaver led the first six laps of the feature, then was passed by Dixon. Weaver was running second when he pulled off the track on lap nine with a broken A-frame. Dixon led until lap 11, when his car slipped after hitting a rut in turn two, turning the lead over to Moyer. On the fifteenth lap, Moyer was crossed up by the same rut, and Dixon retook the lead. After a restart on the 25th lap, Moyer …

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June 10, 2000 Results

Dixon, Weber and Worley Score at I-55 PEVELY, MO. (June 10) — Ed Dixon won a wild UMP Late Model feature at I-55 Raceway after race-long leader Tim Ratajczyk bumped a slower car and started to spin in front of traffic, bringing out a caution that sent him to the rear of the field. After taking the white flag, Ratajczyk nipped the back of a lapped car and started to spin, collecting Dixon. The two cars skidded sideways and slowed in front of traffic. Both cars continued moving and regained speed but only after the caution had waved due to the heavy traffic behind the two. Officials ruled that the caution had been caused by Ratajczyk and moved him to the rear of the field on the restart, leaving Dixon, the nose of his car knocked sideways, at the front of the field. Dixon held off Ed Bauman and Mark …

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