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May 12, 2001 Results

PEVELY, MO (May 12, 2001) A packed house was on hand to watch Ken Schrader compete in the UMP Late Model division. They had to wait a while as Schrader was racing his NASCAR Craftsman Truck at Darlington, SC and while running third, that race was rain delayed. Schrader was able to finish the truck race in second place, then jump on a flight and get to I-55 Raceway in time for the feature event. Schrader had to start 24th in the UMP Late Model feature and battled his way through traffic to a seventh place finish. Meanwhile, there was a five-car battle up front and it appeared the race was going to be between Mark Oller and Billy Faust. Then Kevin Gundaker made it three-wide as he went under Oller into turn one on the final lap. Gundaker moved past Oller and Faust down the backstretch and held on …

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April 28, 2001 Results

PEVELY, MO (April 28, 2001) It looked as if Ed Dixon was going to pick up his 492nd career feature win, instead it was Danny Haynes picking up his first career UMP Late Model feature win. Haynes worked his way through traffic and took over second place with just seven laps to go. Haynes then set his sights on Dixon who had a full straight away lead. Haynes reeled him in and made the pass with just two laps to go. Haynes, who’s car began smoking badly with just a few laps to go, said in victory lane that the car lost all oil pressure on the final lap. Ed Dixon settled for second with Mark Oller, Jason Frankel and Kevin Gundaker rounding out the top five. Dave Jumper, Chuck Baird and Oller won the heats and Jumper also won the dash. The UMP Modified division continues to be one …

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April 21, 2001 Results

PEVELY, MO (April 21, 2001) Defending UMP National Late Model and I-55 Raceway track champion Ed Dixon returned to his winning ways by sweeping the evening's events. It didn't come easy, in his qualifying heat, fourteen year old Justin Allgaier got the jump on Dixon and led the first seven laps of the heat. On the final lap, Dixon got underneath Allgaier coming out of turn four and just beat him across the finish line. Chuck Baird and Jason Frankel won the other qualifying heats. Dixon won the dash. Dixon jumped out to an early lead in feature event, but Tim Ratajczyk used the low side to take the lead on lap two. Ratajczyk held the lead for the next four laps, but Dixon came back strong on the high side and regained the lead on lap six. Dixon and Ratajczyk pulled away from the rest of the field and …

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