April 24, 2005 Results

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Pontoon Beach, IL (April 24, 2005) A huge field of 152 racecars signed in to compete on a very cool evening at the Tri-City Speedway presented by the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers.

Michael Kloos of Trenton, IL bested a stellar field of thirty-six UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Models. Kloos started on the outside of the front row, but pole sitter Rodney Melvin took the lead on the opening lap. Randy Korte quickly moved past Kloos and took over the second position. Kloos kept it a three-way battle for the lead and soon found his way past Korte and Melvin to assume the lead. Korte would move past Melvin and take over the second spot on lap eight. Korte, Kloos and Melvin would continue to trade the lead for the first half of the race. Jayme Zidar moved in to make it a four car battle as they neared the half way point. These four cars ran within inches of each other lap after lap until they entered lapped traffic. Kloos and Zidar found the best paths through the slower traffic and turned it into a two car battle as the race began to wind down to the end. Zidar and Kloos traded the lead several times in the final three laps. Kloos took the checkered flag just a half-car length ahead of Zidar to claim the win. Korte took the third position. Mark Faust made a late race pass on Melvin to claim the fourth spot and Melvin rounded out the top five. NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader came won one of the last chance qualifiers and started twenty-first in the main event. Schrader worked his way up to a thirteenth place finish.

Bobby Martintoni of Livingston, IL claimed his 200th career win as he roared to victory in the UMP Modified division. Martintoni moved past early leader Dean Hoffman on lap four and then held of the challenge of Ryan Driemeyer late in the race to earn the victory. Hoffman claimed the third position over James Lafferty who worked his way up to fourth. John Stanton completed the top five.

Steve Maisel made a his first appearance of 2005 in the Sportsman division and he sailed to victory. Maisel's only challenge came on a late race restart by Andy Beaver, but Maisel proved to be too strong and went on to claim the victory. Beaver settled for the second position with Don Patton, Jeremy Nash and Bryan Slover rounding out the top five.

Sam Kizer claimed the Street Stock feature as he held off a late race challenge from Jeremy Pate. Brad Yotter, Tony King and Brian Crawford completed the top five.

Aaron Wood was awarded the Factory Stock main event win after Aaron Heck was disqualified in the post race inspection for having an illegal tire on the right rear of his car. Ralph Bradford took second and David Pulley third. The race was marred by a horrific crash on the front straight-away in which Don Ernst and Butch Graham both flipped wildly. Both drivers were able to walk away from the incident.

UMP Late Models – 36 Entries
Heat 1
Pos Driver Car #
1 Mark Voigt 30
2 Jayme Zidar 9Z
3 Steve Sheppard 5S
4 Danny Haynes 47
5 Michael Hammerle 16H
6 Kevin Cole 81X
7 Billy Laycock 82
8 Mark Oller 67
9 Dick Taylor 24
10 Charles (Chuck) Carriker Jr. 35

Heat 2
Pos Driver Car #
1 Randy Korte OO
2 Charles(frankie) Martin 25
3 Rick Salter 1S
4 Tory Ernst 27E
5 Pat Ryan 6
6 Ed Dixon 50
7 Joe Dresch 5
8 Randy Bingham B1
9 Shawn Rayfield 18R

Heat 3
Pos Driver Car #
1 Rodney Melvin 27
2 Jason Frankel 33
3 Mike Bryant 11
4 Rusty Schlenk 91
5 Steve Grotz 22G
6 Ken Schrader 99
7 James Shereck 7
8 Kevin Lee 77L
9 Jim Morrison 85

Heat 4
Pos Driver Car #
1 Michael Kloos 6K
2 Mark Faust 51
3 Ken Rumble 87
4 Bryan Collins 11Z
5 Rick Standridge 12
6 Scott Ford 16
7 John Lansford 42
8 Craig Smith 81
9 Bill Williamson 70

Semi #1
Pos Driver Car #
1 Ken Schrader 99
2 Mark Oller 67
3 Dick Taylor 24
4 James Shereck 7
5 Billy Laycock 82
6 Kevin Cole 81X
7 Kevin Lee 77L
8 Charles (Chuck) Carriker Jr. 35
9 Jim Morrison 85

Semi #2
Pos Driver Car #
1 John Lansford 42
2 Shawn Rayfield 18R
3 Joe Dresch 5
4 Craig Smith 81
5 Bill Williamson 70
6 Scott Ford 16
7 Ed Dixon 50
8 Randy Bingham B1

Dash
Pos Driver Car #
1 Rodney Melvin 27
2 Michael Kloos 6K
3 Randy Korte OO
4 Charles(frankie) Martin 25
5 Jayme Zidar 9Z
6 Mark Faust 51
7 Jason Frankel 33
8 Mark Voigt 30

Feature
Pos Driver Car #
1 Michael Kloos 6K
2 Jayme Zidar 9Z
3 Randy Korte OO
4 Mark Faust 51
5 Rodney Melvin 27
6 Mark Voigt 30
7 Steve Sheppard 5S
8 Jason Frankel 33
9 Mike Bryant 11
10 Charles(frankie) Martin 25
11 Mark Oller 67
12 Rusty Schlenk 91
13 Ken Schrader 99
14 Dick Taylor 24
15 Rick Standridge 12
16 Tory Ernst 27E
17 John Lansford 42
18 Michael Hammerle 16H
19 Shawn Rayfield 18R
20 Steve Grotz 22G
21 Rick Salter 1S
22 Joe Dresch 5
23 Bryan Collins 11Z
24 Ken Rumble 87
25 Danny Haynes 47

UMP Modifieds – 42 Entries
Heat 1
Pos Driver Car #
1 John Seets Jr. 67
2 Ray Walsh 1W
3 John Stanton 11H
4 Leroy Haney 14H
5 Andy Anderson 68
6 Kenny Wallace 36
7 Jeff Lebaube 29
8 Larry Brown 09
9 Alan Cope 13
10 Scott Barrios 83
11 Michael Ohair 40

Heat 2
Pos Driver Car #
1 Bobby Martintoni 48
2 Ray Wagner C6
3 Rusty Griffaw 16
4 Bobby Newberry 20N
5 Jay Hughes 71
6 Tommie Seets Jr 16S
7 Larry Hull 41
8 Brett Korves 25
9 Bart Reese 49
10 Ryan Tischhauser 02
11 Chad Frauenfelder 1

Heat 3
Pos Driver Car #
1 Ryan Driemeyer 66
2 James Lafferty 56
3 Michael Bolyard 28
4 Steve Meyer Jr. 1A
5 Bobby Bittle 89
6 Clint Eckenrodt 22X
7 Billy Smith 14
8 Mark Lund 17M
9 Todd Ferber 2F
10 Scott Riepshoff 11S

Heat 4
Pos Driver Car #
1 Dean Hoffman 1D
2 Steve Maisel M41
3 Mitch Landrum 60
4 Greg Wade 39
5 Matt Verbeck 17V
6 Tony Patterson 87S
7 Tony Walker 80
8 Rick Stevenson 77
9 Denny Myracle 54M
10 Roy Simmons 8

Semi #1
Pos Driver Car #
1 Kenny Wallace 36
2 Michael Ohair 40
3 Billy Smith 14
4 Jeff Lebaube 29
5 Clint Eckenrodt 22X
6 Larry Brown 09
7 Mark Lund 17M
8 Alan Cope 13
9 Scott Riepshoff 11S
10 Todd Ferber 2F
11 Scott Barrios 83

Semi #2
Pos Driver Car #
1 Tommie Seets Jr 16S
2 Brett Korves 25
3 Rick Stevenson 77
4 Tony Walker 80
5 Larry Hull 41
6 Roy Simmons 8
7 Tony Patterson 87S
8 Ryan Tischhauser 02
9 Chad Frauenfelder 1
10 Bart Reese 49
11 Denny Myracle 54M

Dash
Pos Driver Car #
1 Bobby Martintoni 48
2 John Seets Jr. 67
3 Dean Hoffman 1D
4 Ray Walsh 1W
5 Ryan Driemeyer 66
6 James Lafferty 56
7 Ray Wagner C6
8 Steve Maisel M41

Feature
Pos Driver Car #
1 Bobby Martintoni 48
2 Ryan Driemeyer 66
3 Dean Hoffman 1D
4 James Lafferty 56
5 John Stanton 11H
6 Ray Walsh 1W
7 Steve Maisel M41
8 Leroy Haney 14H
9 Steve Meyer Jr. 1A
10 John Seets Jr. 67
11 Bobby Newberry 20N
12 Ray Wagner C6
13 Kenny Wallace 36
14 Michael Bolyard 28
15 Michael Ohair 40
16 Mitch Landrum 60
17 Brett Korves 25
18 Greg Wade 39
19 Rusty Griffaw 16
20 Andy Anderson 68
21 Matt Verbeck 17V
22 Jay Hughes 71
23 Tommie Seets Jr 16S
24 Bobby Bittle 89

Sportsman – 24 Entries
Heat 1
Pos Driver Car #
1 Jeremy Nash 95
2 Brandon Hogenson 77
3 Rick Squires 15
4 Paul Nash 93
5 Mike Harris 43
6 Glen Kelley 17
7 Matthew Wright 31
8 Dennis Wernle 23

Heat 2
Pos Driver Car #
1 Don Grimm 11
2 Rick Jones 51
3 Jimmy Cummins 19
4 Bob Williams 46
5 Nathan Bowman 33
6 Jake Robbins 86
7 Brian Eaves 44
8 andy casper 17C

Heat 3
Pos Driver Car #
1 Steve Maisel 2
2 Andy Beavers 21
3 Buddy Lowry 18
4 Don Patton 55
5 Gary Walker 98
6 Bryan Slover 7
7 Jr Benton 32
8 Jerry Fleming 32F

Dash
Pos Driver Car #
1 Don Grimm 11
2 Steve Maisel 2
3 Andy Beavers 21
4 Brandon Hogenson 77
5 Rick Jones 51
6 Rick Squires 15
7 Buddy Lowry 18
8 Jeremy Nash 95
9 Jimmy Cummins 19

Feature
Pos Driver Car #
1 Steve Maisel 2
2 Andy Beavers 21
3 Don Patton 55
4 Jeremy Nash 95
5 Bryan Slover 7
6 Gary Walker 98
7 Brandon Hogenson 77
8 Mike Harris 43
9 Jr Benton 32
10 Buddy Lowry 18
11 Bob Williams 46
12 Glen Kelley 17
13 Matthew Wright 31
14 Jake Robbins 86
15 Rick Jones 51
16 Brian Eaves 44
17 Jerry Fleming 32F
18 Dennis Wernle 23
19 Rick Squires 15
20 Nathan Bowman 33
21 Jimmy Cummins 19
22 Don Grimm 11
23 Paul Nash 93
24 Andy Casper 17C

Street Stocks – 28 Entries
Heat 1
Pos Driver Car #
1 Scott Ponder 27
2 Jason Stanton 51
3 Sam Kizer 69
4 Kevin Dunham 3D
5 Brad Yotter 72
6 Nathan Schmitt 19S
7 Brian Crawford 64
8 Todd Niemann 5N
9 Gregory Jones 2J
10 Jake Hewitt 6

Heat 2
Pos Driver Car #
1 Ryan Meuth 19M
2 Dennis Ponder 7
3 Jason Davinroy 12D
4 Mark Pflueger 19
5 Keith Jackson X70
6 John Shrum 5533
7 Corey Perigo 48
8 Todd Erickson 93
9 Josh Jackson 5J

Heat 3
Pos Driver Car #
1 Robby Benson 69B
2 Tony King 00
3 Eric Skinner 71
4 Kenny Daiker 77D
5 Eldon Hemken 97
6 Rod Haffer 37
7 AJ Cline 17C
8 Jeremy Pate 5
9 Wm (Steve) Stonecipher 07

Feature
Pos Driver Car #
1 Sam Kizer 69
2 Jeremy Pate 5
3 Brad Yotter 72
4 Tony King 00
5 Brian Crawford 64
6 Jason Stanton 51
7 Kevin Dunham 3D
8 Todd Erickson 93
9 Todd Niemann 5N
10 Rod Haffer 37
11 Corey Perigo 48
12 Eric Skinner 71
13 Gregory Jones 2J
14 Kenny Daiker 77D
15 Robby Benson 69B
16 Dennis Ponder 7
17 Eldon Hemken 97
18 Keith Jackson X70
19 Wm (Steve) Stonecipher 07
20 Ryan Meuth 19M
21 John Shrum 5533
22 Mark Pflueger 19
23 Scott Ponder 27
24 Josh Jackson 5J
25 Jason Davinroy 12D
26 Nathan Schmitt 19S
27 Jake Hewitt 6

Factory Stocks – 22 Entries
Heat 1
Pos Driver Car #
1 Aaron Heck 59
2 Rodney Bailey 111
3 Gary Price 188
4 Paul McIntyre 5
5 Tommy Price 96#
6 Kyle Latempt 19
7 Scott Price 88
8 Keith Rose 79
9 Gary Hughes Jr. 67
10 Josh Porch 43

Heat 2
Pos Driver Car #
1 Ralph Bradford 36
2 David Pulley 8
3 Don Ernst 22E
4 Aaron Wood 2X
5 Brad Almond 9X
6 Butch Graham 87
7 Joe Swip L11
8 Scott Wongler 20
9 Daniel Heck 55
10 Ryan Kress 66
11 John Baker 7
12 Ken Bell 83

Feature
Pos Driver Car #
1 Aaron Wood 2X
2 Ralph Bradford 36
3 David Pulley 8
4 Rodney Bailey 111
5 Brad Almond 9X
6 Ken Bell 83
7 Paul McIntyre 5
8 Joe Swip L11
9 Kyle Latempt 19
10 Keith Rose 79
11 Gary Price 188
12 Tommy Price 96#
13 Don Ernst 22E
14 Butch Graham 87
15 Scott Wongler 20
16 Josh Porch 43
17 Scott Price 88
18 Gary Hughes Jr. 67
19 Ryan Kress 66
20 Daniel Heck 55
21 Aaron Heck 59

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