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June 22, 2002 Results

Kruckeberg, Hoffman & Belken roll to victory! Pevely, MO (June 22, 2002) Butch Kruckeberg had never won a UMP Late Model feature at I-55 Raceway until tonight and he possibly drove his best race ever to take the win. Ed Dixon was looking to push his winning streak to four straight after dominating his heat and the dash. Dixon jumped out to the early lead in the feature and was able to open up a four car length lead. But Kruckeberg found a fast line around the 1/3 mile oval right in the middle of the track. On lap six he pulled right up on the back bumper of Dixon and began to pressure him for the lead. Dixon stayed on the very bottom and Kruckeberg moved past Dixon on the ninth lap using the middle groove. Dixon then moved to the top to find a faster line, but there …

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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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