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July 15, 2000 Results

Schrader Visits His Track, Sweeps Up PEVELY, MO. (July 15) — Ken Schrader visited his race track in Missouri and swept the field in the UMP Late Models, winning his heat, the dash and the feature. Schrader started second in his heat race and survived a side-by-side dual with Tim Ratajczyk to take the checkered flag. Schrader also started second in the dash, and won after racing side-by-side with Ed Dixon, who broke on the last lap. Schrader started on the pole in the feature and again raced beside Ratajczyk most of the way. Schrader managed to build a small lead over the last eight laps of the main event. Ratajczyk finished second, edging Jeff Johns by inches at the finish line. The victory paid Schrader $1,200. Dixon and Dave Jumper also won heat races. Dixon, the track's late model points leader, spun and broke his car on lap 16 …

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July 8, 2000 Results

Durbin, Seets & Wood Earn I-55 Mid-Season Championships PEVELY, MO. (July 8) — Jim Durbin turned Saturday's late model feature at I-55 Raceway into a great race for second place by streaking from the field to win his first race of 2000 on Mid-Season Championship Night. Durbin took the lead from Jeff Johns on lap five of the 25-lap main event and began pulling away from the rest of the pack. The second and third positions, however, changed hands almost every lap. At the checkered flag it was Tim Ratajczyk, Ed Dixon, Johns and Jason Frankel rounding out the top five. Frankel won his heat and the late model dash. Johns and Durbin also won heats. John Seets Sr. led flag-to-flag in a 20-lap modified feature that ran caution-free. Ray Walsh and Brian Wolfmeier finished second and third. Seets' right-rear tire went flat just as the race ended. The modified …

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July 1, 2000 Results

Dixon Holds off Moyer to Win $10,000 Bud SummerNationals Pevely, Mo. (July 1) — Ed Dixon, the reigning track and national champion, held off the best of the touring late model drivers in the midwest to win the $10,000 first prize in the Bud UMP SummerNationals at I-55 Raceway. Dixon led 29 laps of the 40-lap feature, holding off Billy Moyer, who had won both 1999 Nationals races at the track. Kevin Weaver led the first six laps of the feature, then was passed by Dixon. Weaver was running second when he pulled off the track on lap nine with a broken A-frame. Dixon led until lap 11, when his car slipped after hitting a rut in turn two, turning the lead over to Moyer. On the fifteenth lap, Moyer was crossed up by the same rut, and Dixon retook the lead. After a restart on the 25th lap, Moyer …

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