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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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June 16, 2001 Results

Dixon, Hoffman & Belken win at I-55! PEVELY, MO (June 16, 2001) Defending UMP Late Model National Champion Ed Dixon used the high side of the track to move from his fourth place starting spot into the lead on the very first lap. Kevin Gundaker and Tim Ratajczyk battled lap after lap for second place, with Gundaker claiming second by a nose. The race was slowed on lap seven when Rick Bayer hit the front straight wall and again on lap eight when there was an eight car crash on the front stretch. After each restart, Dixon was able to hold onto the lead while Gundaker and Ratajczyk battled for second. Mark Oller was able to work his way through traffic and finish fourth. Billy Faust came home fifth. This was Dixon’s 497th career feature win. Fifteen-year-old Justin Allgaeir won his heat race and the dash. Other heat winners were …

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