June 1, 2005 Results

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Pontoon Beach, IL (June 1, 2005) Randy Korte fought off the challenges of Rodney Melvin for most of the thirty laps during the main event to capture the UMP Challenge of Champions event at Tri-City Speedway. Korte charged into the lead on the opening lap from the outside front row starting position and paced all thirty laps. Melvin stayed glued to the back of Korte for most of the event, but Korte put a little distance between himself and Melvin late in the event as they worked lapped traffic. Mark Oller continued his great season at Tri-City Speedway as he made a late race pass on Clay Baumann to finish third. Baumann, who won the qualifying dash, came home fourth. Michael Kloos rounded out the top five.

Brian Bielong set the pace in the UMP Modified event as he worked his way past Rusty Griffaw early on in the event and lead the final sixteen laps of the twenty lap main event to earn the win. Griffaw made a challenge on the final lap for the lead but came up short and settled for second. Bobby Bittle made it a three way battle for the lead at the end as he crossed the line a very close third. Mike Harrison finished fourth in his first appearance of 2005 at Tri-City Speedway. Denny Schwartz charged through the field after starting seventeenth in the main event to finish fifth. Schwartz was up to fifth by lap ten but was unable to advance any further through the stellar field of UMP Modifieds that were on hand.

John Leahy drove his Dwarf Car to victory. Leahy moved past early leader Justin Buchholz at the half way point and then held off a last lap challenge by Ron Wick. Wick chased Leahy down as the final laps wound down but came up just short at the line and settled for second. Dave Huffman took third.

UMP Late Models – 22 Entries
Qualifying
1 Rodney Melvin
2 Mark Oller
3 Bruce Unterbrink
4 Clay Baumann

Dash
1 77 Clay Baumann
2 00 Randy Korte
3 27 Rodney Melvin
4 67 Mark Oller
5 5s Steve Sheppard
6 14u Bruce Unterbrink
7 51 Mark Faust
8 5d Joe Dresch
9 7 Jim Shereck

Heat 1
1 51 Mark Faust
2 8 Klye Steffens
3 7 Jim Shereck
4 81 Craig Smith
5 24 Dick Taylor
6 16h Mike Hammerle
7 41 Shawn Granderson

Heat 2
1 6k Michael Kloos
2 12 Rick Standridge
3 82 Billy Laycock
4 27 Mike Schulte
5 5d Joe Dresch
6 6 Pat Ryan
7 11 Shannon Kuhn

Feature
1 00 Randy Korte
2 27 Rodney Melvin
3 67 Mark Oller
4 77 Clay Baumann
5 6k Michael Kloos
6 51 Mark Faust
7 7 Jim Shereck
8 8 Kyle Steffens
9 82 Billy Laycock
10 5s Steve Sheppard
11 81 Craig Smith
12 27s Mike Schulte
13 12 Rick Standridge
14 14 Bruce Unterbrink
15 16h Mike Hammerle
16 6 Pat Ryan
17 5 Joe Dresch
18 11 Shannon Kuhn
19 24 Dick Taylor
20 41 Shawn Granderson
DNS 50 Ed Dixon
DNS 11Z Bryan Collins

UMP Modifieds – 28 Entries
Heat 1
1 70 Brian Bielong
2 23 Dylan Sharp
3 24 Mike Harrison
4 20n Bobby Newberry
5 1w Ray Walsh
6 94 Ed Lenhardt
7 11 Kyle Byerline
8 M41 Steve Maisel
9 20 Brad Mckinnon
10 8 Chad Naylor

Heat 2
1 56 Jim Lafferty
2 41m Brett Mullins
3 59 Rich Whaley
4 16h John Hobson
5 44 Tim Hancock
6 21s Denny Schwartz
7 1a Steve Meyer Jr
8 17 Matt Verbeck
9 4j Scott Weber

Heat 3
1 89 Bobby Bittle
2 16 Rusty Griffaw
3 11h John Stanton
4 48 Bobby Martintoni
5 4n Neil Wade Jr
6 444 Matt Simpson
7 71 Jay Hughes
8 40 Michael Ohair
9 37 Mike Monroe

Dash
1 16 Rusty Griffaw
2 70 Brian Bielong
3 41m Steve Maisel
4 56 Jim Lafferty
5 89 Bobby Bittle
6 23 Dylan Sharp

Semi
1 11 Kyle Byerline
2 1a Steve Meyer Jr
3 M41` Steve Maisel
4 4j Scott Weber
5 20 Brad Mckinnon
6 71 Jay Hughes
7 37` Mike Monroe
8 40 Michael Ohair
9 17m Matt Verbeck
10 8 Chad Naylor

Feature
1 70 Brian Bielong
2 16 Rusty Griffaw
3 89 Bobby Bittle
4 24 Mike Harrison
5 21s Denny Schwartz
6 59 Rich Whaley
7 44 Tim Hancock
8 16h John Hobson
9 1w Ray Walsh
10 20n Bobby Newberry
11 11 John Stanton
12 11b Kyle Byerline
13 1a Steve Meyer Jr
14 94 Ed Lenhardt
15 56 Jim Lafferty
16 444 Matt Simpson
17 4b Neil Wade Jr
18 4j Scott Weber
19 M41 Steve Maisel
20 48 Bobby Martintoni
21 23 Dylan Sharp
22 41m Brent Mullins

Dwarf Cars – 15 Entries
Heat 1
1 69b Justin Buchholz
2 69 Ron Wick
3 32 Dave Huffman
4 10 Jim Black
5 56 Dick Shetley
6 4t Tracy Rentfro
7 19 Sammy Fetter
8 27 Hal Orndorff

Heat 2
1 47 Brad Paquet
2 8 John Leahy
3 40 Vince Conway
4 96 Pam Sheppard
5 31 Jeff Morgan
6 33 Mike Zaricor
7 36 Jim Daley

Dash
1 69w Ron Wick
2 69b Justin Buchholz
3 8 John Leahy
4 32 Dave Huffman
5 47 Brad Paquet
6 40 Vince Conway

Feature
1 8 John Leahy
2 69 Ron Wick
3 32 Dave Huffman
4 10 Jim Black
5 69b Justin Buchholz
6 47 Brad Paquet
7 33 Mike Zaricor
8 96 Pam Sheppard
9 36 Jim Daley
10 56 Dick Shetley
11 31 Jeff Morgan
12 4t Tracy Rentfro
13 19 Sammy Fetter
14 40 Vince Conway-dns
15 27 Hal Orndorff-dns

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