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May 20, 2000 Results

Gansmann Becomes 5th Late Model Winner at I-55 Seets Tunes up For Bristol with Modified Sweep Pevely, Mo. (May 20) — Mark Gansmann edged Ed Dixon by inches Saturday to win his first UMP Late Model feature of the season at I-55 Raceway. Gansmann passed Steve Shive on the eleventh lap of the feature to take the lead. Dixon took the second spot from Shive on the 15th lap and slowly reeled in Gansmann. Dixon was on the leader's back bumper on lap 19 when he jumped the cushion and had to lift the gas pedal. He dropped a few car lengths back, but caught Gansmann again on the 24th lap. Heading into the final turn, Dixon dove low while Gansmann rode the cushion. The two hit the finish line side by side, and coasted around the track to see whowould be handed the checkered flag. Gansmann was ruled the …

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May 13, 2000 Results

Randy Korte Sweeps All-Star Game at I-55 Raceway Pevely, Mo. (May 13) — Randy Korte swept a stellar field of UMP Late Model drivers at I-55 Raceway, knocking off defending track champion Ed Dixon and NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ken Schrader to win his first feature at the track this year. The feature race had three leaders, but 15 laps into the race there were still seven cars racing three, and occasionally four, wide in the lead pack. Tim Ratajczyk and Steve Shive swapped the lead three times in the first four laps while Dixon, Schrader, Korte, Mark Oller and Brian Wolfmeier scrapped within a second of the lead. "I was looking for some place to go, but I had four guys around me!" Schrader said after race, which was witnessed by the track's biggest audience of the season. Shive broke and coasted off the track on lap 10. By …

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May 6, 2000 Results

Dixon, Weber and Wood Lead I-55 Show PEVELY, MO. (May 6) — Ed Dixon won his second late model feature of the season Saturday night at I-55 Raceway, pulling away from the field while a wild battle waged for the second spot. Dixon took the lead from Dave Jumper on the third lap. At various times, Jumper, Chad Zobrist, Jeff Johns, Tim Ratajczyk and Mark Oller fought for second. At the stripe Ratajczyk edged Oller by inches for the runner-up spot. The third-place finish was the lowest for Oller in five nights of racing at I-55 this year. Johns was a heat and dash winner. Ratajczyk also won a heat. Rodney Pense became the first driver to land on his roof at I-55 Raceway in 2000, going over on the tenth lap of the late model feature. The right tires of his car rode up the front straight wall and …

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