September 24, 2006 Results

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Pontoon Beach, IL (September 24, 2006) Denny Schwartz took home $5,800 by winning the 2nd Annual Modified Mania at Tri-City Speedway. Schwartz took the lead on lap twenty-five and held on to earn in victory in one of the most exciting events of the season on the big half-mile oval.

The night kicked off with qualifying on a very fast surface and Matt Goulden set fast time and set a new track record for UMP Modifieds on the half-mile track. That was followed up by four qualifying heat races that provided side-by-side battles for the lead in all four. Tom Seets, Sr., Gabe Menser, Jeff Leka and Scott Weber took the victories in the heat races.

Ray Walsh put on a dominating performance in the dash as he led every lap and won in convincing fashion. However, Walsh experienced engine failure after he took the checkered flag and was forced to a backup car (Todd Ferber's car) and had to start at the rear of the field in the forty lap main event.

With Walsh forced to give up the front row pole starting position, that moved Mike Harrison up to the pole starting spot. When the green flag dropped, it was outside front row starter Tom Seets, Sr. taking the lead but Seets would only lead one lap before fourth place starter Scott Weber took the lead. Weber would only lead for one lap before Seets would take back over the lead. In just a classic battle at the front which saw five cars battling for the top spot, Mike Harrison would get the lead from Seets on lap six and lead the next five laps. Jeff Leka would move up and take the lead on lap eleven which was slowed by a caution when Weber's car came to a rest exiting turn four when the car quit running. Leka would take command on the restart as Weber got his car going again and restarted at the rear of the field. Leka would lead fourteen circuits before Denny Schwartz would move past and assume the lead. Jim Shereck moved into the battle up front as he took over the third spot behind Schwartz and Leka on lap twenty-seven. Harrison would find the fast line around the speedway on lap twenty-eight as he rocketed from the fourth position and was able to pull along side Schwartz for the lead. However, Harrison's right rear tire exploded coming out of turn four on lap thirty-one and the final caution would fly as Harrison slowed down the back stretch. Schwartz would pull away to victory on the restart leaving Leka to battle with Bobby Martintoni, Brent Mullins and Scott Weber for the second position. Leka kept his car right around the bottom while Martintoni, Mullins and Weber battled two and three wide right behind him for the third position. When they crossed the line for the final circuit, it was Schwartz, Leka, Martintoni, Mullins and Weber in the top five positions.

UMP Modifieds – 42 Entries
Qualifying
1 41g Matt Goulden 22.526 (New track record for UMP Modifieds)
2 77 Jim Shereck 22.693
3 3l Jeff Leka 22.712
4 0x Steve Picou 22.747
5 9s Tom Seets Sr 22.821
6 G1 Gabe Menser 22.963
7 1h Everett Bradham 23.005
8 4j Scott Weber 23.014
9 14 Leroy Haney 23.135
10 22m Matt Mevert 23.143
11 55 Marty Smith Jr 23.184
12 444 Matt Simpson 23.213
13 48 Bobby Martintoni 23.218
14 3f Rob Fuqua 23.224
15 T0 Tim Hancock 23.243
16 94s Chris Smith 23.246
17 12s Ed Shamhart 23.284
18 31 Steve Cain 23.287
19 37t Randle Sweeney 23.327
20 94e Ed Lenhardt 23.368
21 59e Chad Evans 23.374
22 1a Steve Meyer Jr 23.378
23 10 Curt Rhodes 23.453
24 2h Cody Hood 23.460
25 002 Richard Kimberling 23.494
26 11d Kelly Duvall 23.616
27 21ks Kenny Shaw 23.654
28 11h John Stanton 23.686
29 9k Robert Knebel 23.711
30 2f Todd Ferber 23.809
31 99 Marty Smith Sr 23.811
32 00s Tommie Seets Jr 23.866
33 6m Terry Mcclintock 23.995
34 15 Kenny Collier 23.998
35 21m Steve Myers 24.000
36 94k Kevin Graf 24.180
37 23 Corey Carriker 24.267
38 11g Dane Gundaker 33.628
(Brent Mullins, Mike Harrison, Denny Schwartz & Ray Walsh were locked in from the night before and did not qualify)

Heat 1
1 9s Tom Steets Sr
2 41g Matt Goulden
3 14 Leroy Haney
4 48 Bobby Martintoni
5 59e Chad Evans
6 12 Ed Shamhart
7 002 Richard Kimberling
8 9k Robert Knebel
9 6m Terry McClintock
10 23mc Corey Carriker

Heat 2
1 G1 Gabe Menser
2 77 Jim Shereck
3 22 Matt Mavert
4 3f Rob Fuqua
5 31 Steve Cain
6 11d Kelly Duvall
7 2f Todd Ferber
8 15 Kenny Collier
9 11g Dane Gundaker
10 1a Steve Meyer Jr

Heat 3
1 3l Jeff Leka
2 T0 Tim Hancock
3 55 Marty Smith Jr
4 1h Everett Bradham
5 99 Marty Smith Sr
6 21ks Kenny Shaw
7 21m Steve Myers
8 37t Randall Sweeney
9 10r Curt Rhoades

Heat 4
1 4j Scott Weber
2 0x Steve Picou
3 444 Matt Simpson
4 94e Ed Lenhardt
5 94s Chris Smith
6 2h Cody Hood
7 11h John Stanton
8 94k Kevin Graf
9 00s Tommie Seets Jr

Dash
1 1w Ray Walsh
2 9s Tom Seets Sr
3 24 Mike Harrison
4 4j Scott Weber
5 3l Jeff Leka
6 41m Brent Mullins
7 1g Gabe Menser
8 21ds Denny Schwartz

Semi 1
1 21m Steve Myers
2 99 Marty Smith Sr
3 10r Curt Rhodes
4 59e Chad Evans
5 002 Richard Kimberling
6 23mc Corey Carriker
7 6m Terry McClintock
8 21ks Kenny Shaw
9 9k Robert Knebel

Semi 2
1 94s Chris Smith
2 31 Steve Cain
3 2h Cody Hood
4 11d Kelly Duvall
5 11h John Stanton
6 00s Tommie Seets Jr
7 94g Kevin Graf
8 2f Todd Ferber
9 15 Kenny Collier
10 11g Dane Gundaker

Feature
1 21ds Denny Schwartz
2 3l Jeff Leka
3 48 Bobby Martintoni
4 M41 Brent Mullins
5 4j Scott Weber
6 22 Matt Mavert
7 T0 Tim Hancock
8 G1 Gabe Menser
9 9s Tom Seets Sr
10 0x Steve Picou
11 1h Everett Bradham
12 55 Marty Smith Jr
13 31 Steve Cain
14 14 Leroy Haney
15 41g Matt Goulden
16 444 Matt Simpson
17 94 Ed Lenhardt
18 99 Marty Smith Sr
19 24 Mike Harrison
20 77 Jim Shereck
21 21m Steve Myers
22 2f Ray Walsh
23 3f Rob Fuqua
24 94s Chris Smith
Lap Leaders: Seets 1, Weber 2, Seets 3-5, Harrison 6-10, Leka 11-24, Schwartz 25-40

Sportsman
Heat 1
1 4 Mark Schnurbusch
2 29 Jeff Lebaube
3 23 Dennis Wernle
4 45t Trista Stevenson
5 147 Kyle Stolzer
6 1 Len Garson
7 7 Bryan Slover

Heat 2
1 12 Troy Naeger
2 72 Brad Yotter
3 21 Andy Beavers
4 0 Kevin Lee
5 33 Nate Bowman
6 83 Scott Barrios
7 51 Bob Stanton-dns

Heat 3
1 17 Justin Ketrow
2 S32 Dave Walker
3 40 Brian Diveley
4 95 Jeremy Nash
5 9 Mike Mcginnity
6 155 Jason Keller-dns

Dash
1 12 Troy Naeger
2 29 Jeff Lebaube
3 17 Justin Ketrow
4 S32 Dave Walker
5 4 Mark Schnurbusch
6 72 Brad Yotter

Feature
1 12 Troy Naeger
2 17 Justin Ketrow
3 29 Jeff Lebaube
4 40 Brian Diveley
5 21 Andy Beavers
6 45t Trista Stevenson
7 4 Mark Schnurbusch
8 147 Kyle Stolzer
9 0 Kevin Lee
10 33 Nate Bowman
11 S32 Dave Walker
12 72 Brad Yotter
13 1g Len Garson
14 23 Dennis Wernle
15 83 Scott Barrios
16 9 Mike Mcginnity

Street Stocks
Heat 1
1 74 Eric Rensing
2 31 Joe Benton
3 93 Todd Erickson
4 1wild Ricky Huebner
5 12 Bobby Hinson
6 17 Jimmy Bell

Heat 2
1 7 Dennis Ponder
2 24 Jeff Nash
3 5j Josh Jackson
4 39 Bobby Hookrt
5 18 Ben Davis
6 51 Jason Stanton

Feature
1 7 Dennis Ponder
2 93 Todd Erickson
3 31 Joe Benton
4 W1 Ricky Huebner
5 5j Josh Jackson
6 74 Eric Rensing
7 12 Bobby Hinson
8 51 Jason Stanton
9 18d Ben Davis
10 24 Jeff Nash
11 39 Bobby Hooker
12 17 Jimmy Bell Dns

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