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August 26, 2000 Results

Oller wins 'Nationals' sneak preview at I-55 by Richard Stoff PEVELY, MO. (August 26, 2000) — Mark Oller pulled alongside Donnie Tudor as the two raced under the white flag and edged ahead to win Saturday's UMP Late Model feature in a sneak preview of the upcoming I-55 Pepsi Nationals. With rainouts at nearby Highland and Mt. Vernon speedways in Illinois, I-55 ended up with a number of drivers who normally race at those tracks. As a result, the 125-car field at Pevely included 11 of the top 20 drivers in the national UMP Late Model points standings. The 18th annual I-55 Pepsi Nationals, which annually attracts many of the top drivers in the Midwest, will be held Sept. 15-16. Oller was the fifth leader in the 25-lap late model final. Jeff Johns led the first three laps of the feature but coasted to a stop after his car dropped …

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August 19, 2000 Results

Dixon Continues Dominance (Pevely, MO – Aug 19, 2000) Ed Dixon won his third consecutive feature and appears to be on his way to another championship in the UMP Late Model Division. Dixon started on the front row pole and led all twenty-five laps en route to victory and completed the sweep. Tim Ratajczyk challenged Dixon for the lead after a restart late in the race but had to settle for second. Mark Gansmann, Dave Jumper and Jason Frankel completed the top five. Tim Ratajczyk won the other heat race. In the UMP Modified Division, Jim Shereck's biggest competition came from his own backup car. Kevin Gundaker, who was driving Shereck's backup car, tried lap after lap to wrestle the lead from Shereck. However, Shereck held on for the win, with Gundaker finishing second. Dean Hoffman made a late race pass and took third, while Tom Ratajczyk and Rusty Griffaw …

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August 12, 2000 Results

Dixon, Wagner and Belken Lead the Way at I-55 Pevely, Mo. (August 14) — Ed Dixon led all 25 laps of a late model feature that went nearly caution-free at I-55 Raceway Saturday. He took the lead on the first lap and didn't slow down until a spin brought out a caution flag on the 23rd lap. The race was slowed for another spin on the 24th lap and ended in a bumper-car derby as the second- through fourth-place cars hit the finish line just as two lapped cars got tangled up to block the front straight. Steve Shive plowed through the jam to finish second. Ed Bauman and Mark Faust were third and fourth. Faust was a heat and dash winner. Clay Bauman and Steve Karnes won the other heats. Leroy Haney led a snarling swarm of modifieds for the first 16 laps of his feature before coasting to …

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