2002 Results

May 25, 2002 Results

Dixon Powers to First Win at I-55 this Season! I-55 Raceway finally reopened after flooding had caused the racing to be cancelled for two consecutive weeks. A mild beautiful evening with a full moon greeted fans and racers and the action on the track was fast. In UMP Late Model action, Mark Oller jumped out to the early lead in the first heat race and held off a hard charging Dean Motsinger. Billy Laycock came home third and Dwayne Kiefer was fourth. In the second heat, Ed Dixon set the tone as the man to beat as he pulled away to the victory. Danny Haynes, Tim Ratajczyk and Justin Allgaier completed the top four. Dixon's dominance continued in the dash as he jumped out front and pulled away. Oller, Ratajczyk and Haynes battled fiercly for second and finished in that order. Dixon jumped out front in the feature and let …

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May 4, 2002 Results

“King Kong” Korte Sweeps Up at I-55! PEVELY, MO (May 4, 2002) Randy “King Kong” Korte took advantage of an off night on the UDTRA circuit to come back to his old stomping ground and sweep the UMP Late Model division. Korte started the feature from the pole after winning his heat and the dash and took advantage by jumping out to the early lead. Chuck Baird was the big mover early on as he moved up from his seventh place starting spot to take over second place just three laps into the race. Baird was unable to post a serious challenge to Korte for the lead and then Billy Faust was able to move past Baird into second. Faust was able to get a nose under Korte a few times for the lead, but it was the teenage sensation Justin Allgaier that made a late race charge to the …

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April 13, 2002 Results

Oller, Hoffman & Stuppy Roll to Victory! PEVELY, MO (April 13, 2002) A field of twenty-nine UMP Late Models rolled into the pit area ready for action and it was action they provided. Mark Oller took control of the first heat from his pole starting position and held off a hard charging Billy Faust. Jeff Johns in his brand new Rayburn car finished third. The second heat saw John Bohn jump out to the early lead with Ed Dixon right on his heels. Dixon worked the high side and finally made the pass with 4 laps remaining. Dixon charged on to victory and Cody Hupp worked his way through the field to finish second. Bohn held on to finish third. The third heat saw the ageless Don Klein work his way to the front and cruise to victory. Tim Ratajczyk came from the back to finish second with Clay Baumann …

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April 6, 2002 Results

Ratajczyk Roars to Victory on Opening Night! PEVELY, MO (April 6, 2002) I-55 Raceway opened the 2002 regular season with a full field of cars on a cool crisp night. Twenty-five of the top UMP Late Model drivers were on hand and provided another great night of racing. The opening qualifying heat saw Tim Ratajczyk jump out front and pull away to victory over Danny Haynes and Brett Sievert. The second heat saw Jim Durbin and Billy Laycock battle for the lead early on, but Laycock spun late in the race giving second place to Chuck Baird with Brian Wolfmeier coming home third. Billy Faust grabbed the victory in the third heat over Mark Oller and Kevin Gundaker. Tim Ratajczyk continued to impress in the dash. He jumped out front from his front row starting spot and held off a charging Kevin Gundaker who came from ninth to battle for …

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March 30, 2002 Results

‘Wild Child’ Wins I-55 Feature By Richard Day PEVELY, MO (March 30) -– Brad Furr’s misfortune turned into Jac Haudenschild’s first victory in 1 1/3 years Saturday as a record crowd packed I-55 Raceway. Furr was a straightaway ahead of Haudenschild when the caution flag flew with nine laps remaining in the “A” Feature. After the #2 Sanmina/ISC Eagle suffered a blown engine during the caution period, “The Wild Child” restarted ahead of the field and beat early leader Tyler Walker under the checkered flag by a straightaway. It was Haudenschild’s first victory in a Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series main event since July 22, 2000, at I-55 Raceway. “Brad (Furr) got by me there, then he lost a motor, so that was bad luck for him,” Haudenschild said. “It was pretty tough out there — the track was fast all night long. “This Wirtgen car’s been running good lately. …

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