Mike Harrison takes Modified Mania Victory!

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Pontoon Beach, IL (September 22, 2007) Sixty-seven UMP DIRTcar Modifieds were on hand for the 3rd Annual Modified Mania at Tri-City Speedway to do battle for the $5,000 top prize. Some of the top modified shoes from throughout the Midwest were on hand Chad Kinder of Newton, Illinois got things kicked off on the right foot by setting fast time in qualifying with a new track record for modifieds with a time of 17.145 seconds.

There were seven qualifying heat races on tap with the top two finishers from each heat race earning a starting spot in the main event. The first heat race was one by Chad Kinder in convincing fashion. Scott Weber just edged Robbie Eilers to claim the second spot. In the second heat race, it was Tim Hancock picking up the win with Kyle Byerline finishing second. The third heat was won by Bobby Bittle as he held off the hard charging Danny Schwartz who finished second. The fourth heat was claimed by Gabe Menser as he charged past Tom Seets, Sr. to win by a nose. Matt Mevert claimed the fifth heat race with Mark Miner picking up the second spot. The sixth heat race went to Jeff Leka over Bobby Martintoni. The seventh heat was won by Mike Harrison with Matt Goulden taking second.

The top two finishers from four B-Main events also advanced to the main event. Robbie Eilers claimed the first B-Main over Chad Sellers. The second B-Main was won by Ed Shamhart with Kevin Weaver taking second. Late Model ace Don O'Neal won the third B-Main with Randall Sweeney earning the second spot. The fourth B-Main was won by Marty Smith, Jr. with Ray Walsh taking second.

The non-qualifier features were won by Bobby Regot III and Timmy Hill.

Chad Kinder sat on the pole position for the start of the main event courtesy of his fast time and victory in the first heat race. Kinder wasted no time jumping out to the lead as the green flag fell to start the forty lap feature. Tim Hancock, who won the King of the Hill Dash the night before, continued his great weekend as he mounted a challenge on Kinder using the low side. It wouldn't take long for Mike Harrison of Highland, Illinois to join the battle for the lead as he sprinted towards the front from his seventh place starting position. Harrison would take over the lead on lap eleven and set a scorching pace. As the laps began to wind down, Matt Mevert began to work his way toward the front as well. Mevert would move past Kinder with five laps remaining to take over the third spot behind Harrison and Hancock. It became a three-way battle for the lead on the final lap with Harrison on the top and Hancock and Mevert on the bottom. As they came out of turn four to take the checkered flag, Harrison powered off the top side to take the victory. Mevert got underneath Hancock and just held edged out Hancock to take second. Kinder would finish fourth behind Hancock and Scott Weber completed the top five.

Modifieds — 67 Cars:
Time Trials
1 22s CHAD KINDER – 17.145 – New Track Record
2 182 RANDALL SWEENEY
3 89 BOBBY BITTLE
4 0x STEVE PICOU
5 41m BRENT MULLINS (*M)
6 48 BOB MARTINTONI (*M)
7 24 MIKE HARRISON (*M)
8 31c STEVE CAIN
9 0t TIM HANCOCK (*M)
10 24X DON O'NEAL
11 9s TOM SEETS SR.
12 22m MATT MEVERT
13 3L JEFF LEKA
14 41G MATT GOULDEN
15 4j SCOTT WEBER
16 777 JARED LANDERS
17 14 RICK CONOYER
18 G1 GABE MENSER
19 7M MARK MINER
20 71X ED SHAMHART
21 10R CURT RHODES
22 5 ROBBIE EILERS
23 3F ROB FUQUA
24 26X GARY BLACKBURN
25 11h JOHN STANTON
26 53 JARED KNEEMILLER
27 22c BRANDON LENNOX
28 7C TOMMIE SEETS JR
29 55 MARTY SMITH JR (*M)
30 11x KYLE BYERLINE (*M)
31 49 TODD MILLER
32 11G DANE GUNDAKER
33 e75 CHAD SELLERS
34 11r ED ROLEY
35 1H EVERETT BRADHAM
36 12 SCOTT DRAKE
37 40 BOBBY REGOT III
38 21D DANNY SCHWARTZ
39 1 CHRIS MOORE
40 1w RAY WALSH (*M)
41 56 JIM LAFFERTY JR
42 88 JOE PURICELLI
43 x1 JESSE SNYDER
44 3R LEON RAKERS
45 8X JAMES REED
46 34j JEFF OCHS
47 14r TIM BURDEL
48 51 TIMMY HILL
49 7z MATT ZIMMERLY
50 5 DAVID WIETHOLDER
51 45 DEAN VICKERS
52 51s BOB STANTON
53 78c ALAN CONNER
54 31P MITCH PARMELEY
55 94K KEVIN GRAF
56 7MX KEVIN MOFFETT
57 17X MATT VERBECK
58 1a STEVE MEYER JR (*M)
59 11W CHRIS SPAULDING
60 22 CHUCKY MILAM (*M)
61 7 PARKER WILLIAMS
62 b10 BRADLEY WHITE
63 6 LEON PRICE#
64 b12 KEVIN WEAVER
65 7 KENNY MUDD
66 11s DEREK SHIPMAN
67 6m TERRY MCCLINTOCK

Modifieds : Heat 01
1 22s CHAD KINDER
2 4j SCOTT WEBER
3 5 ROBBIE EILERS
4 55 MARTY SMITH JR (*M)
5 b12 KEVIN WEAVER
6 31c STEVE CAIN
7 12 SCOTT DRAKE
8 x1 JESSE SNYDER
9 5 DAVID WIETHOLDER
10 17X MATT VERBECK

Modifieds : Heat 02
1 0t TIM HANCOCK (*M)
2 11x KYLE BYERLINE (*M)
3 3F ROB FUQUA
4 40 BOBBY REGOT III
5 45 DEAN VICKERS
6 1a STEVE MEYER JR (*M)
7 182 RANDALL SWEENEY
8 3R LEON RAKERS
9 777 JARED LANDERS
10 7 KENNY MUDD DNS

Modifieds : Heat 03
1 89 BOBBY BITTLE
2 21D DANNY SCHWARTZ
3 26X GARY BLACKBURN
4 14 RICK CONOYER
5 24X DON O'NEAL
6 8X JAMES REED
7 51s BOB STANTON
8 49 TODD MILLER
9 6m TERRY MCCLINTOCK
10 11W CHRIS SPAULDING

Modifieds : Heat 04
1 G1 GABE MENSER
2 9s TOM SEETS SR.
3 0x STEVE PICOU
4 11h JOHN STANTON
5 1 CHRIS MOORE
6 34j JEFF OCHS
7 11s DEREK SHIPMAN
8 11G DANE GUNDAKER
9 22 CHUCKY MILAM (*M)
10 78c ALAN CONNER

Modifieds : Heat 05
1 22m MATT MEVERT
2 7M MARK MINER
3 e75 CHAD SELLERS
4 53 JARED KNEEMILLER
5 41m BRENT MULLINS (*M)
6 1w RAY WALSH (*M)
7 14r TIM BURDEL
8 7 PARKER WILLIAMS
9 31P MITCH PARMELEY

Modifieds : Heat 06
1 3L JEFF LEKA
2 48 BOB MARTINTONI (*M)
3 51 TIMMY HILL
4 11r ED ROLEY
5 71X ED SHAMHART
6 22c BRANDON LENNOX
7 94K KEVIN GRAF
8 56 JIM LAFFERTY JR
9 b10 BRADLEY WHITE

Modifieds : Heat 07
1 24 MIKE HARRISON (*M)
2 41G MATT GOULDEN
3 1H EVERETT BRADHAM
4 7C TOMMIE SEETS JR
5 88 JOE PURICELLI
6 10R CURT RHODES
7 7MX KEVIN MOFFETT
8 7z MATT ZIMMERLY
9 6 LEON PRICE#

Modifieds : B-Main 01
1 5 ROBBIE EILERS
2 e75 CHAD SELLERS
3 41m BRENT MULLINS (*M)
4 40 BOBBY REGOT III
5 22c BRANDON LENNOX
6 11r ED ROLEY
7 7 PARKER WILLIAMS
8 94K KEVIN GRAF
9 17X MATT VERBECK
10 1a STEVE MEYER JR (*M)
11 7C TOMMIE SEETS JR DNS
12 45 DEAN VICKERS DNS
13 10R CURT RHODES DNS
14 51s BOB STANTON DNS

Modifieds : B-Main 02
1 71X ED SHAMHART
2 b12 KEVIN WEAVER
3 51 TIMMY HILL
4 8X JAMES REED
5 12 SCOTT DRAKE
6 14 RICK CONOYER
7 3F ROB FUQUA
8 22 CHUCKY MILAM (*M)
9 7MX KEVIN MOFFETT
10 11s DEREK SHIPMAN DNS
11 x1 JESSE SNYDER DNS
12 3R LEON RAKERS DNS
13 56 JIM LAFFERTY JR DNS

Modifieds : B-Main 03
1 24X DON O'NEAL
2 182 RANDALL SWEENEY
3 88 JOE PURICELLI
4 34j JEFF OCHS
5 1H EVERETT BRADHAM
6 31P MITCH PARMELEY
7 26X GARY BLACKBURN
8 11h JOHN STANTON
9 49 TODD MILLER
10 7z MATT ZIMMERLY DNS
11 5 DAVID WIETHOLDER DNS
12 777 JARED LANDERS DNS
13 6m TERRY MCCLINTOCK DNS

Modifieds : B-Main 04
1 55 MARTY SMITH JR (*M)
2 1w RAY WALSH (*M)
3 1 CHRIS MOORE
4 14r TIM BURDEL
5 11G DANE GUNDAKER
6 53 JARED KNEEMILLER
7 b10 BRADLEY WHITE
8 0x STEVE PICOU
9 31c STEVE CAIN
10 6 LEON PRICE# DNS
11 7 KENNY MUDD DNS
12 11W CHRIS SPAULDING DNS
13 78c ALAN CONNER DNS

Modifieds : Non-Qualifier Feature 01
1 40 BOBBY REGOT III
2 22c BRANDON LENNOX
3 1H EVERETT BRADHAM
4 11r ED ROLEY
5 11h JOHN STANTON
6 88 JOE PURICELLI
7 94K KEVIN GRAF
8 26X GARY BLACKBURN
9 49 TODD MILLER
10 7 PARKER WILLIAMS
11 34j JEFF OCHS
12 41m BRENT MULLINS (*M) DNS
13 31P MITCH PARMELEY DNS
14 17X MATT VERBECK DNS

Modifieds : Non-Qualifier Feature 02
1 51 TIMMY HILL
2 14 RICK CONOYER
3 3F ROB FUQUA
4 14r TIM BURDEL
5 53 JARED KNEEMILLER
6 31c STEVE CAIN
7 b10 BRADLEY WHITE
8 8X JAMES REED
9 11G DANE GUNDAKER
10 22 CHUCKY MILAM (*M)
11 1 CHRIS MOORE DNS
12 12 SCOTT DRAKE DNS
13 7MX KEVIN MOFFETT DNS

Modifieds : A-Main
1 24 MIKE HARRISON (*M) $5,000
2 22m MATT MEVERT $2,000
3 T0 TIM HANCOCK (*M) $1,500
4 22s CHAD KINDER $1,200
5 4j SCOTT WEBER $1,000
6 3L JEFF LEKA $900
7 89 BOBBY BITTLE $800
8 b12 KEVIN WEAVER $700
9 48 BOB MARTINTONI (*M) $600
10 24X DON O'NEAL $550
11 7M MARK MINER $500
12 71X ED SHAMHART $450
13 182 RANDALL SWEENEY $400
14 0x STEVE PICOU $375
15 41G MATT GOULDEN $350
16 1w RAY WALSH (*M) $325
17 1a STEVE MEYER JR (*M) $300
18 e75 CHAD SELLERS $275
19 G1 GABE MENSER $250
20 55 MARTY SMITH JR (*M) $225
21 21D DANNY SCHWARTZ $200
22 5 ROBBIE EILERS $200
23 9s TOM SEETS SR. $200
24 11x KYLE BYERLINE (*M) $200

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