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July 7, 2001 Results

Ed Dixon wins #499 at I-55! PEVELY, MO (July 7, 2001) Ed Dixon of Washington, MO claimed his 499th career feature win at I-55 Raceway. Dixon got the jump on the start of the race from the outside front row, and never looked back, leading all 25 Laps. He was able to hold off early challenges from Steve Shive and a late race challenge from points leader Mark Oller. It was Dixon’s third UMP Late Model feature win this season at I-55 Raceway. Oller came from his eleventh place starting spot to finish second. Shive was third and Jason Frankel and Tim Ratajczyk rounded out the top five. Ray Walsh picked up his first win of the season at I-55 Raceway in the UMP Modified division. Walsh dominated the event by leading all twenty laps. Six different drivers battled for second place. On lap 14 they battled five-wide for the …

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June 30, 2001 Results

Moyer Dominates I-55 Summer Nationals! PEVELY, MO (June 30, 2001) Billy Moyer picked up his fourth UMP Summer Nationals win in 2001 by dominating the competition at I-55 Raceway. Moyer and Ed Dixon started on the front row and Dixon jumped out to the early lead. Dixon led until lap seven, and then Moyer used the high side of the track to drive past Dixon. Moyer pulled away and opened up large lead. Bill Frye worked his way through traffic from his seventh starting position and moved into second. Frye was unable to make a serious challenge to Moyer and settled for a second place finish. The biggest battle on the racetrack was for third position. Shannon Babb, Brian Birkhofer, Ed Dixon and Don O’Neal battled two and three wide through lapped traffic. Shannon Babb won the battle for third. Brian Birkhofer passed Dixon and O’Neal on the final lap …

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June 23, 2001 Results

PEVELY, MO (June 23, 2001) In the UMP Late Model Division, Kevin Gundaker jumped out to the early lead from the pole position, but his night came to an end on lap four when he experienced mechanical problems. That handed the lead over to Mark Gansmann who led the next eleven laps. Tim Ratajczyk worked his way through heavy traffic from his eleventh place starting position and wrestled the lead away from Gansmann on the sixteenth circuit and went on to take the win. It was Ratajczyk’s second win this season at I-55 Raceway. Gansmann took second and point leader Mark Oller came home third. Jason Frankel recovered from his spin on lap three and came back to finish fourth. Sixty-three year old Don Klein had his best showing of the season and finished fifth. Billy Faust, Frankel and Gansmann won the heat races and Gundaker won the dash. On …

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