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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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September 15, 2001 Results

Moyer claims I-55 Pepsi Nationals Title! PEVELY, MO (September 15, 2001) Billy Moyer of Batesville, Arkansas earned his fifth Pepsi Nationals title on Saturday night at the I-55 Raceway and claimed $10,000 for picking up the win. The win came in his sponsors’ backyard as he drove the Petroff Towing, B AUTO Parts, J&J Steel, Hoosier Tire, AFCO, C.J. Rayburn, Jay Dickens FORD powered #21 to victory lane. The night was kicked off with a very emotional tribute to the victims in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon. Drivers and crews formed a complete circle around the speedway, all holding candles while God Bless the USA played in the background. I-55 Raceway collected over $6300 in donations from fans, sponsors and crews to donate to the American Red Cross. I-55 Raceway’s 2001 UMP Late Model Champion Ed Dixon set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.398 seconds. The …

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