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June 15, 2002 Results

Dixon, Whaley & Belken roll to victory! Pevely, MO (June 15, 2002) Washington, MO's Ed Dixon put on a dominating performance in the UMP Late Model division. Dixon took off from his front row starting spot and never looked back. Mark Oller was able to keep the pressure on Dixon during the early laps of the race, but on lap twelve, Tom Fitzgerald spun in front of the leaders and collected Oller, eliminating both cars from the event. Tim Ratajczyk took over second spot but was never able to challenge Dixon for the lead. Jason Frankel moved up late in the race to battle Ratajczyk for second, but couldn't get the position away from Ratajczyk. Mark Miner, a former Georgia late model driver, drove Ken Schrader's #99 Federated Auto Parts car to a fourth place finish. It was Miner's first time in over three years to race a late model. …

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June 12, 2002 Results

Danny Smith & Ed Dixon take Open Wheel Wednesday Honors! Pevely, MO (June 12, 2002) Severe thunderstorms rolled through I-55 Raceway on Monday and Tuesday and were forecast for Wednesday, putting a big question mark on whether the Open Wheel Wednesday show would even be run. But the only thunder on Wednesday at I-55 Raceway was provided by the racecars on the track. The action on the track kept the fans on their feet. Four different drivers swapped the lead nine times in the twenty-five lap sprint car feature. Bobby Hawks jumped out to the early lead and lead until the caution came out on lap ten. On the restart, Joey Montgomery, Tommy Worley and Danny Smith moved up and challenged for the lead. Hawks began to fade, and Montgomery and Smith swapped the lead several times in the closing laps with Worley close behind. Then on lap twenty-two, Montgomery …

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June 8, 2002 Results

Ratajczyk Roars to Victory at I-55! Pevely, MO (June 8, 2002) A near perfect evening for racing brought out a huge crowd and a lot of cars to I-55 Raceway. One hundred twenty one cars came through the gates to challenge the high banks including the current UMP National Late Model Point leader Terry English. Current track point leader Tim Ratajczyk kicked things off in the UMP Late Model division by besting Mark Oller and Dave Jumper in the first heat. In the second heat, Terry English worked his way from a last row starting spot to claim the win. Billy Faust was second and Don Klein third. In the third heat, Jim Durbin pulled away and picked up the win over Mark Burgtorf and Clay Baumann. Terry English jumped out front and handily won the dash over Jim Durbin and Tim Ratajczyk. In the twenty-five lap main event, Terry …

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