August 28, 2005 Results

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Pontoon Beach, IL (August 28, 2005) Defending UMP Late Model National Champion Rodney Melvin of Benton, IL raced to his second straight UMP Late Model win at Tri-City Speedway. Melvin, who led the entire twenty-five lap main event fought off the challenges of Steve Sheppard enroute to claiming the win. Billy Laycock crossed the line in the third position with Mark Oller fourth and Bryan Collins completing the top five.

Tommie Seets, Jr. rolled to his third straight UMP Modified win at Tri-City Speedway as he topped the other twenty-eight competitors that were on hand. Seets wrestled the lead from Bobby Martintoni on lap three and then held off Bobby Bittle and Martintoni in the closing laps to earn the win. Bittle crossed the line in second with Martintoni third. Ricky Huebner claimed the fourth position and Ray Walsh rounded out the top five.

Jimmy Cummins also picked up his second consecutive main event win in the Sportsman division. Cummins was challenged throughout the event by Rick Jones who settled for the second spot. David Walker picked up the third position with Chris Spaulding taking fourth and Jr. Benton was fifth.

Robby Benson took the win in the Street Stock division. Sam Kizer kept the pressure on Benson throughout the event but couldn't find a way past Benson and settled for second. Brad Yotter took the third spot with Josh Jackson fourth and Todd Erickson completed the top five.

Ken Bell picked up his first feature in the Factory Stock division. Bell, Ralph Bradford and Aaron Wood traded the top spot on several occassions before Bell got the lead for good with just six laps remaining and held off Bradford in a near photo finish to earn the win. Wood came across the line third with Chad Burgess fourth and Jeffrey Ferguson took the fifth spot.

PHOTOS FROM TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY

UMP Late Models
Heat 1
1 5s Steve Sheppard
2 16h Mike Hammerle
3 360 John Seets
4 5d Joe Dresch
5 87 Kenny Rumble
6 6 Pat Ryan
7 441 Brian Wolfmeier
8 11b Mike Bryant
9 11k Shannon Kuhn
10 6k Michael Kloos

Heat 2
1 77 Clay Baumann
2 1s Rick Salter
3 00 Randy Korte
4 67 Mark Oller
5 10 Andy Pryor
6 27 Mike Schulte
7 22g Steve Grotz
8 83 Bill Masters
9 32m Danny Mcguire
10 81c Kevin Cole

Heat 3
1 27 Rodney Melvin
2 82 Billy Laycock
3 82b Roger Brickler
4 11z Bryan Collins
5 9z Jayme Zidar
6 50 Ed Dixon
7 51 Mark Faust
8 17s Brad Sullivan
9 77l Kevin Lee
10 37 Rich Wolfmeier

Dash
1 27m Rodney Melvin
2 77b Clay Baumann
3 5s Steve Sheppard
4 1s Rick Salter
5 82l Billy Laycock
6 16h Mike Hammerle

Semi
1 51 Mark Faust
2 11b Mike Bryant
3 6k Michael Kloos
4 11k Shannon Kuhn
5 32 Danny Mcguire
6 37 Rich Wolfmeier
7 17s Brad Sullivan
8 22g Steve Grotz
9 83 Bill Masters
10 77l Kevin Lee
DNS. 441 Brian Wolfmeier
DNS. 81c Kevin Cole

Feature
1 27 Rodney Melvin
2 5s Steve Sheppard
3 82l Billy Laycock
4 67 Mark Oller
5 11z Bryan Collins
6 77 Clay Baumann
7 6k Michael Kloos
8 27s Mike Schulte
9 16h Mike Hammerle
10 51 Mark Faust
11 82b Roger Brickler
12 11k Shannon Kuhn
13 5d Joe Dresch
14 11b Mike Bryant
15 00 Randy Korte
16 6 Pat Ryan
17 1s Rick Salter
18 360 John Seets
19 87 Kenny Rumble
20 50 Ed Dixon
21 9z Jayme Zidar
22 10 Andy Pryor

UMP Modifieds
Heat 1
1 56l Jim Lafferty
2 89 Bobby Bittle
3 P0 Tim Hancock
4 1w Ray Walsh
5 56t Dave Thorton
6 94 Ed Linhardt
7 11h John Stanton
8 68 Dane Gundaker
9 83 Scott Barrios
10 8 Roy Simmons

Heat 2
1 48 Bobby Martintoni
2 74 Chad Frauenfelder
3 Wild1 Ricky Huebner
4 P9 Tommy Seets
5 11s Scott Riepshoff
6 3 Mark Leuck
7 51 Bob Stanton
8 05 Paul Schrempf
9 09 Larry Brown
10 0 Jeff Ely

Heat 3
1 28 Tommie Seets
2 1a Steve Meyer Jr
3 33 Tim Manville
4 17m Mark Lund
5 99w John Watson
6 37 Mike Monroe
7 28b Ron Lewis
8 87 Lyle Monroe
DQ. 16g Rusty Griffaw

Dash
1 56l Jim Lafferty
2 48 Bobby Martintoni
3 28s Tommie Seets Jr
4 89 Bobby Bittle
5 1a Steve Meyer Jr
6 74 Chad Frauenfelder

Semi
1 11h John Stanton
2 51s Bob Stanton
3 05 Paul Schrempf
4 68 Dan Gundaker
5 0 Jeff Ely
6 09 Larry Brown
7 83 Scott Barrios
8 28b Ron Lewis
9 87 Lyle Monroe
DNS. 8 Roy Simmons

Feature
1 28 Tommie Seets Jr
2 89 Bobby Bittle
3 48 Bobby Martintoni
4 W1 Ricky Huebner
5 1w Ray Walsh
6 P9 Tommy Seets
7 94 Ed Lenhardt
8 1a Steve Meyer Jr
9 56t Dave Thorton
10 3 Mark Leuck
11 11h John Stanton
12 51 Bob Stanton
13 68 Dane Gundaker
14 05 Paul Schrempf
15 37 Mike Monroe
16 99 John Watson
17 11s Scott Riepshoff
18 56l Jim Lafferty
19 17 Mark Lund
20 74 Chad Frauenfelder
21 P0 Tim Hancock
22 33 Tim Manville

Sportsman
Heat 1
1 19 Jimmy Cummins
2 51 Rick Jones
3 74 Dennis Wernle
4 32jr Junior Benton
5 S32 David Walker
6 45t Trista Stevenson
7 77 Brandon Hogenson
8 18 Pat Chalmers
9 147 Kyle Stolzer

Heat 2
1 4 Mark Schnurbusch
2 29 Chris Spaldling
3 41 Ron Petty
4 5 Kaleb Chester
5 55 Brian Clardy
6 70 Tony Hunter
7 7 Bryan Slover
8 90 Mike Hartnell Jr
DNS. 57p Bobby Silkwood

Dash
1 19 Jimmy Cummins
2 51 Rick Jones
3 74 Dennis Wernle
4 29 Chris Spalding
5 41 Ron Petty
6 4 Mark Schnurbusch

Feature
1 19 Jimmy Cummins
2 51 Rick Jones
3 S32 David Walker
4 29 Chris Spaulding
5 32jr Jr Benton
6 45t Trista Steveson
7 41 Ron Petty
8 77 Brandon Hogenson
9 18 Pat Chalmers
10 147 Kyle Stolzer
11 7 Bryan Slover
12 5 Kaleb Chester
13 70 Tony Hunter
14 57p Bobby Silkwood
15 55 Brian Clardy
DNS. 74 Dennis Wernle
DNS. 4 Mark Schnurbusch
DNS. 90 Mike Hartnell Jr

Street Stocks
Heat 1
1 69b Robby Benson
2 72 Brad Yotter
3 69 Sam Kizer
4 93 Todd Erickson
5 2 Larry Marsala
6 5 Todd Niemann
7 51 Jason Stanton
8 64 Brian Crawford
9 14 Kyle Watson
10 44 Pat Harper

Heat 2
1 07 Steve Stonecipher
2 5j Josh Jackson
3 12 Bobby Hinson
4 00 Tony King
5 25 Tony Ayers
6 2j Greg Jones
7 22 Tommy Gegg
8 5g James Glover
9 87 Gary Wyman
10 71 Eric Skinner

Feature
1 69b Robby Benson
2 69 Sam Kizer
3 72 Brad Yotter
4 5j Josh Jackson
5 93 Todd Erickson
6 2 Larry Marsala
7 00 Tony King
8 22 Tommy Gegg
9 71 Eric Skinner
10 51 Jason Stanton
11 64 Brian Crawford
12 5 Todd Niemann
13 2j Greg Jones
14 12 Bobby Hinson
15 5g James Glover
16 07 Steve Stonecipher
17 25 Tony Avers
18 14 Kyle Watson
19 44 Pat Harper
20 87 Gary Wyman

Factory Stocks
Heat 1
1 83 Ken Bell
2 36 Ralph Bradford
3 8 David Pulley Jr
4 2 Robert Bussen
5 X Chad Burgess
6 6 Ashley Ryan
7 66 Brian Kress
8 79 Travis Stroggis
9 03 Jonathan Schulte
10 7u Mark Udell

Heat 2
1 2x Aaron Wood
2 96r Ted Romine
3 21j Steve Jens
4 191 Leonard Naeger
5 41 Nancy Petty Smith
6 111 Rodney Bailey
7 14w Lenny Mccanless
8 211 Jeffrey Ferguson
9 67 Tyler Behrmann
DNS. 12p Ronnie Lewis

Feature
1 83 Ken Bell
2 36 Ralph Bradford
3 2x Aaron Wood
4 X Chad Burgess
5 211 Jeffrey Ferguson
6 111 Rodney Bailey
7 96r Ted Romine
8 41 Nancy Petty Smith
9 6 Ashley Ryan
10 191 Leonard Naeger
11 03 Jonathan Schulte
12 66 Brian Kress
13 67 Tyler Behrmann
14 8 David Pulley Jr
15 2 Robert Bussen
16 21j Steve Jens
17 14w Lenny Mccanless
18 79 Keith Rose
19 12p Ronnie Lewis
DNS. 7u Mark Udell

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