Moyer, Schrader, Medley & Ems take victories at Tri-City Speedway!

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Billy Moyer

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Pontoon Beach, IL (July 4, 2008) By Kellen Burns/DIRTcar Racing P.R. –

Records are meant to be broken.

But when it comes to Billy Moyer, he doesn’t just break records, he shatters them.

Moyer smashed the one-lap Super Late Model standard for the three-eighths-mile Tri-City Speedway in qualifying on Friday night, then backed it up by pulling off an memorable outside pass to win the 40-lap UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals A-Main.
The Batesville, Ark., legend’s lap of 14.144 seconds during the 51-car group time-trial session reduced the existing track record of 14.526 seconds that had been held by Wes Steidinger of Fairbury, Ill.

Things certainly didn’t go all Moyer’s way throughout the night, though. While he dominated the first heat from start-to-finish to emerge victorious, his Victory Circle M1 Chassis suffered a broken rearend as he crossed the finish line.

But that didn’t phase the six-time UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion or his trustworthy crew.

“We were prepared to fix whatever happened to the car,” said Moyer. “These guys, they knew what to do.”

Moyer, 50, and crew made the necessary repairs and he lined up fifth in the A-Main. He then set out to prove he was the class of the field.

After the fifth of the race’s seven caution flags flew on lap 13, Moyer dared to try the high side of the track and moved around Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., and leader Steidinger to take command. Another caution flag for a spin by Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., negated the move, however, relegating Moyer back to third.

Moyer slid by Erb for second on the ensuing restart and went to work on Steidinger. With his No. 21 perched on the cushion, Moyer drove by Steidinger and a lapped car on lap 21 to assume command for good.

“The track has some slick spots and some rough spots there in the beginning,” said Moyer, who earned $10,000 for his second Summer Nationals RacingJunk.com Victory Lane visit of 2008 and his alltime tour-best 64th career win. “I just let the car work where it needed to. I just kind of waited for the right time to make the move.”

Erb, the defending Summer Nationals champion and current points leader, settled for a runner-up finish.

“We went a little hard on tires and it took awhile for me to get going,” said Erb. “Once we had a good long green run we were running good.”

Erb took some positives from the night as he padded his Summer Nationals points lead over Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., who finished eighth, heading into the final week of tour competition. He doesn’t want to leave anything to chance, though.

“It’s so hard the way the points are,” said Erb. “The biggest thing is just to keep finishing good and running up in the front. Hopefully it will work out.”

Steidinger finished third after leading early in the main event. Like Erb, he felt as if tires were the biggest factor in the outcome of the race.

“I had soft tires on and I’m pretty sure (Moyer and Erb) were on harder tires,” said Steidinger. “I tried to save my tires there on the bottom, but it got to a point where I was struggling too bad down there in three and four so I tried to move up and change my line to get better.”

The optimistic young hotshoe, whose hometrack, Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway, is the next stop on tour, kept climbing the proverbial ladder with another strong finish.

“We’ll take third,” said Steidinger. “That’s not too bad with the kind of guys who showed up tonight.”

Wendell Wallace of Batesville, Ark., finished fourth from the ninth starting spot and Darren Miller of Milledgeville, Ill., placed fifth.

The 51-car field for the event was the largest of the 2008 Summer Nationals.

Pontoon Beach, IL (July 4, 2008) NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader put on a dominating performance in the UMP Modified division. Schrader led the entire distance of the twenty-five lap main event enroute to the win. After a caution on lap sixteen, Bobby Bittle, who had worked his way up to second at that point, was able to stay with Schrader for a few laps. However, Schrader proved too strong and went on to take the victory. Bittle would finish in the second position with Bobby Regot, III finishing third. Marty Smith, Jr. would take the fourth spot. Ray Walsh would round out the top five after spending all week repairing his machine from a spectacular end over end flip the week prior.

The UMP Sportsman division were on hand for their first race of 2008 at Tri-City Speedway. They provided the fans with a spectacular race as it would go the entire distance without a caution and end in a photo finish. Troy Medley led the entire way, however Robbie Eilers reeled him in at the end and made a move on the high side coming out of turn four on the final lap. Medley and Eilers finished side by side with Medley just inches in front of Eilers at the line. Danny Ems would take the third position with Steve Maisel finishing fourth. Bert Jacoby would round out the top five.

The UMP Street Stocks would provide another fantastic finish. Danny Ems made a move on the final lap to move past Josh Jackson for the win. Steve Steele would take third with Tommy Gegg finishing fourth and Richie Gabriel fifth.

Tri-City Speedway — Pontoon Beach IL
7/4/2008


Ken Schrader

UMP Modifieds : A-Main 01– 41 Cars
1 9X KEN SCHRADER Concord, NC
2 89 BOBBY BITTLE New Athens, IL
3 4uw BOBBY REGOT III* Saint Peters, MO
4 55 MARTY SMITH JR Troy, IL
5 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
6 9s TOM SEETS SR. Alton, IL
7 14r TIM BURDEL Du Quoin, IL
8 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
9 1a STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL
10 0 TIM HANCOCK Mount Olive, IL
11 51 TIMMY HILL Pacific, MO
12 89s MIKE SPATOLA
13 11x DON GRIMM * Worden, IL
14 1F MIKE FRANCIS
15 8X JAMES REED Saint Louis, MO
16 88 JOE PURICELLI Barnhart, MO
17 3e ROBBIE EILERS Highland, IL
18 35 BRANDON ROBERTS Ashland, IL
19 1 TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
20 0x STEVE PICOU High Ridge, MO
21 11 DANE GUNDAKER * BRIDGETON, MO
22 24 MIKE HARRISON Highland, IL
23 37m MICHAEL MONROE Jerseyville, IL DNS

UMP Modifieds : B-Main 01
1 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
2 51 TIMMY HILL Pacific, MO
3 0 TIM HANCOCK Mount Olive, IL
4 1a STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL
5 29 JEFF LEBAUBE Dittmer, MO
6 7z MATT ZIMMERLY De Soto, MO
7 36 CONRAD MINER Arnold, MO
8 41G MATT GOULDEN Springfield, IL
9 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
10 88JR STEVE MEYER SR South Roxana, IL
11 87 DEREK DUBREE Edwardsville, IL
12 12 RICK STANDRIDGE Collinsville, IL
13 153 JOE HAUCK DNS

UMP Modifieds : B-Main 02
1 0x STEVE PICOU High Ridge, MO
2 1 TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
3 88 JOE PURICELLI Barnhart, MO
4 0 STEVE ELLISON Trenton, IL
5 5 JOE DRESH * Brighton, IL
6 11h JOHN STANTON Alton, IL
7 75 ERIC FAUST* Aviston, IL
8 33 NATE BOWMAN * Collinsville, IL
9 31P MITCH PARMELEY Hillsboro, MO
10 23 BRIAN McCORMICK Cottage Hills, IL
11 29c JOHN CAMPBELL Saint Charles, MO DNS
12 77 KEVIN LEE Granite City, IL DNS

UMP Modifieds : Heat 01
1 11 DANE GUNDAKER * BRIDGETON, MO
2 9s TOM SEETS SR. Alton, IL
3 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
4 55 MARTY SMITH JR Troy, IL
5 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
6 0 TIM HANCOCK Mount Olive, IL
7 7z MATT ZIMMERLY De Soto, MO
8 12 RICK STANDRIDGE Collinsville, IL
9 88JR STEVE MEYER SR South Roxana, IL
10 87 DEREK DUBREE Edwardsville, IL
11 41G MATT GOULDEN Springfield, IL

UMP Modifieds : Heat 02
1 37m MICHAEL MONROE Jerseyville, IL
2 24 MIKE HARRISON Highland, IL
3 8X JAMES REED Saint Louis, MO
4 1F MIKE FRANCIS
5 0x STEVE PICOU High Ridge, MO
6 31P MITCH PARMELEY Hillsboro, MO
7 75 ERIC FAUST* Aviston, IL
8 29c JOHN CAMPBELL Saint Charles, MO
9 33 NATE BOWMAN * Collinsville, IL
10 23 BRIAN McCORMICK Cottage Hills, IL

UMP Modifieds : Heat 03
1 4uw BOBBY REGOT III* Saint Peters, MO
2 3e ROBBIE EILERS Highland, IL
3 14r TIM BURDEL Du Quoin, IL
4 11x DON GRIMM * Worden, IL
5 51 TIMMY HILL Pacific, MO
6 36 CONRAD MINER Arnold, MO
7 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
8 1a STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL
9 29 JEFF LEBAUBE Dittmer, MO
10 153 JOE HAUCK

UMP Modifieds : Heat 04
1 9X KEN SCHRADER Concord, NC
2 89s MIKE SPATOLA
3 89 BOBBY BITTLE New Athens, IL
4 35 BRANDON ROBERTS Ashland, IL
5 88 JOE PURICELLI Barnhart, MO
6 0 STEVE ELLISON Trenton, IL
7 5 JOE DRESH * Brighton, IL
8 11h JOHN STANTON Alton, IL
9 1 TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
10 77 KEVIN LEE Granite City, IL


Danny Ems

UMP Street Stocks : A-Main 01– 34 Cars
1 36 DANNY EMS * Arnold, MO
2 5j JOSH JACKSON * South Roxana, IL
3 379 STEVE STEELE
4 22g TOMMY GEGG Alton, IL
5 63g RICHIE GABRIEL * Jerseyville, IL
6 69b ROBBY BENSON * Panama, IL
7 11H DAVID WALKER Cottage Hills, IL
8 11B RICKY HUEBNER Bethalto, IL
9 5 ADAM PATE
10 94 DUSTIN CLARY
11 21 ANDY BEAVERS* Alton, IL
12 00JR DAVE MEYERS Cottage Hills, IL
13 51 JASON STANTON* Alton, IL
14 87 JASON ZOBRIST Highland, IL
15 17 JIM BELL * Godfrey, IL
16 14 TOMMY GAITHER * Alton, IL
17 17C AJ CLINE
18 27 GENE CRAIN Saint Louis, MO
19 49 STEVE LEACH * Staunton, IL
20 1 WALTER VAN DYKE * Cottage Hills, IL
21 41 RON PETTY* Caseyville, IL
22 11LX CURT LODDEKE DQ'd

UMP Street Stocks : B-Main 01
1 00JR DAVE MEYERS Cottage Hills, IL
2 94 DUSTIN CLARY
3 51 JASON STANTON* Alton, IL
4 82 MORRIS BOOTH Fidelity, IL
5 93 TODD ERICKSON * Madison, IL
6 22d DEVONE HARTWELL * South Roxana, IL
7 2 LARRY MARSALA Caseyville, IL DNS
8 0 TIM HAEFFNER DNS
9 8h MATT HANCOCK * Bunker Hill, IL DNS

UMP Street Stocks : B-Main 02
1 1 WALTER VAN DYKE * Cottage Hills, IL
2 17C AJ CLINE
3 17 JIM BELL * Godfrey, IL
4 48x MICHAEL JEFFRIES Bethalto, IL
5 21R JAMES ROWNEY
6 79 KEITH ROSE Granite City, IL
7 313 JORDAN WARREN
8 68 TERRY MCCANN * Cottage Hills, IL
9 27C KEN CRAIN

UMP Street Stocks : Heat 01
1 379 STEVE STEELE
2 36 DANNY EMS * Arnold, MO
3 87 JASON ZOBRIST Highland, IL
4 14 TOMMY GAITHER * Alton, IL
5 94 DUSTIN CLARY
6 51 JASON STANTON* Alton, IL
7 82 MORRIS BOOTH Fidelity, IL
8 8h MATT HANCOCK * Bunker Hill, IL DNS
9 00JR DAVE MEYERS Cottage Hills, IL

UMP Street Stocks : Heat 02
1 11LX CURT LODDEKE
2 49 STEVE LEACH * Staunton, IL
3 11B RICKY HUEBNER Bethalto, IL
4 21 ANDY BEAVERS* Alton, IL
5 68 TERRY MCCANN * Cottage Hills, IL
6 48x MICHAEL JEFFRIES Bethalto, IL
7 17 JIM BELL * Godfrey, IL
8 27C KEN CRAIN
9 313 JORDAN WARREN

UMP Street Stocks : Heat 03
1 27 GENE CRAIN Saint Louis, MO
2 63g RICHIE GABRIEL * Jerseyville, IL
3 5 ADAM PATE
4 69b ROBBY BENSON * Panama, IL
5 22d DEVONE HARTWELL * South Roxana, IL
6 2 LARRY MARSALA Caseyville, IL
7 93 TODD ERICKSON * Madison, IL
8 0 TIM HAEFFNER

UMP Street Stocks : Heat 04
1 5j JOSH JACKSON * South Roxana, IL
2 22g TOMMY GEGG Alton, IL
3 41 RON PETTY* Caseyville, IL
4 11H DAVID WALKER Cottage Hills, IL
5 1 WALTER VAN DYKE * Cottage Hills, IL
6 79 KEITH ROSE Granite City, IL
7 21R JAMES ROWNEY
8 17C AJ CLINE

OVERALL FAST TIME & NEW TRACK RECORD:
21 BILLY MOYER 14.144

UMP Late Models : A-Main 01– 51 Cars
1 21 BILLY MOYER BATESVILLE, AR
2 28 DENNIS ERB CARPENTERSVILLE, IL
3 j1 WES STEIDINGER FAIRBURY, IL
4 88 WENDALL WALLACE
5 32d DARREN MILLER Milledgeville, IL
6 55 JEEP VAN WORMER PINCONNING, MI
7 B12 KEVIN WEAVER Gibson City, IL
8 3S BRIAN SHIRLEY Chatham, IL
9 24U RYAN UNZICKER
10 0 RANDY KORTE Highland, IL
11 5s STEVE SHEPPARD JR New Berlin, IL
12 00s JESSE STOVALL
13 27 RODNEY MELVIN BENTON, IL
14 82 BILLY LAYCOCK * Marine, IL
15 77 JASON MCBRIDE Carbondale, IL
16 1 WILL VAUGHT Crane, MO
17 25f JASON FEGER BLOOMINGTON, IL
18 13k BRENT KREKE O' Fallon, IL
19 12 JORDAN BLAND Campbellsville, KY
20 30 MARK VOIGT * Marine, IL
21 15B BRIAN BIRKHOFER
22 71 DON O'NEAL Martinsville, IN
23 92b BILLY FAUST * Lebanon, IL

UMP Late Models : B-Main 01
1 24U RYAN UNZICKER
2 25f JASON FEGER BLOOMINGTON, IL
3 82 BILLY LAYCOCK * Marine, IL
4 30 MARK VOIGT * Marine, IL
5 48 TIM LANCE
6 67 MARK OLLER Highland, IL
7 B12 KEVIN WEAVER Gibson City, IL
8 7 MARK BURGTORF Quincy, IL
9 35 CLAUDE WALKER * Moro, IL
10 96d CORY DAUGHERTY
11 441 BRIAN WOLFMEIER House Springs, MO
12 1s RICK SALTER* Albers, IL
13 6k MICHAEL KLOOS Trenton, IL
14 92b BILLY FAUST * Lebanon, IL
15 11z BRYAN COLLINS * Elsberry, MO
16 8 KYLE STEFFENS Saint Charles, MO

UMP Late Models : C-Main 01
1 8 KYLE STEFFENS Saint Charles, MO
2 48 TIM LANCE
3 441 BRIAN WOLFMEIER House Springs, MO
4 4s STEVEN UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
5 14U BRUCE UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
6 24 DICK TAYLOR * Springfield, IL
7 c7 MATT WEIDNER Trenton, IL
8 27S MIKE SCHULTE Summerfield, IL
9 16 RUSTY GRIFFAW * Festus, MO
10 5s STEVE SHEPPARD JR New Berlin, IL
11 F15 JERMEY CONAWAY Springfield, IL DNS
12 127 DON BEYERS DNS
13 78 CHAD ZOBRIST* Highland, IL DNS

UMP Late Models : C-Main 02
1 92b BILLY FAUST * Lebanon, IL
2 11z BRYAN COLLINS * Elsberry, MO
3 B12 KEVIN WEAVER Gibson City, IL
4 27B JEFF BEYERS
5 360 JOHN SEETS SR Brighton, IL
6 81 CRAIG SMITH Godfrey, IL
7 16h MIKE HAMMERLE Saint Charles, MO
8 dc3 DON CISCO III Oreana, IL
9 5 BRANDON SHEPPARD New Berlin, IL
10 22 DAN JACOBER Highland, IL
11 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER St. Genevieve, MO
12 00X RICK RHOADES
13 0 RANDY KORTE Highland, IL DNS

UMP Late Models : Heat 01
1 21 BILLY MOYER BATESVILLE, AR
2 71 DON O'NEAL Martinsville, IN
3 13k BRENT KREKE O' Fallon, IL
4 82 BILLY LAYCOCK * Marine, IL
5 67 MARK OLLER Highland, IL
6 8 KYLE STEFFENS Saint Charles, MO
7 4s STEVEN UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
8 81 CRAIG SMITH Godfrey, IL
9 B12 KEVIN WEAVER Gibson City, IL
10 127 DON BEYERS DNS

UMP Late Models : Heat 02
1 28 DENNIS ERB CARPENTERSVILLE, IL
2 32d DARREN MILLER Milledgeville, IL
3 12 JORDAN BLAND Campbellsville, KY
4 24U RYAN UNZICKER
5 25f JASON FEGER BLOOMINGTON, IL
6 441 BRIAN WOLFMEIER House Springs, MO
7 11z BRYAN COLLINS * Elsberry, MO
8 5 BRANDON SHEPPARD New Berlin, IL
9 24 DICK TAYLOR * Springfield, IL
10 78 CHAD ZOBRIST* Highland, IL

UMP Late Models : Heat 03
1 j1 WES STEIDINGER FAIRBURY, IL
2 1 WILL VAUGHT Crane, MO
3 77 JASON MCBRIDE Carbondale, IL
4 1s RICK SALTER* Albers, IL
5 35 CLAUDE WALKER * Moro, IL
6 92b BILLY FAUST * Lebanon, IL
7 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER St. Genevieve, MO
8 5s STEVE SHEPPARD JR New Berlin, IL
9 F15 JERMEY CONAWAY Springfield, IL
10 22 DAN JACOBER Highland, IL

UMP Late Models : Heat 04
1 3S BRIAN SHIRLEY Chatham, IL
2 88 WENDALL WALLACE
3 27 RODNEY MELVIN BENTON, IL
4 6k MICHAEL KLOOS Trenton, IL
5 7 MARK BURGTORF Quincy, IL
6 27B JEFF BEYERS
7 14U BRUCE UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
8 27S MIKE SCHULTE Summerfield, IL
9 dc3 DON CISCO III Oreana, IL
10 360 JOHN SEETS SR Brighton, IL

UMP Late Models : Heat 05
1 55 JEEP VAN WORMER PINCONNING, MI
2 00s JESSE STOVALL
3 15B BRIAN BIRKHOFER
4 30 MARK VOIGT * Marine, IL
5 96d CORY DAUGHERTY
6 48 TIM LANCE
7 c7 MATT WEIDNER Trenton, IL
8 16h MIKE HAMMERLE Saint Charles, MO
9 0 RANDY KORTE Highland, IL
10 16 RUSTY GRIFFAW * Festus, MO
11 00X RICK RHOADES


Troy Medley

UMP Sportsman : A-Main 01– 40 Cars
1 62 TROY MEDLEY Herculaneum, MO
2 3E ROBBIE EILERS Highland, IL
3 36 DANNY EMS * Arnold, MO
4 M41 STEVE MAISEL HIGH RIDGE, MO
5 7 BERT JACOBY O' Fallon, MO
6 441 AARON MELTON Saint Jacob, IL
7 87 GARY HAYNES Arnold, MO
8 41 STU SPRINGER Saint Louis, MO
9 19s NATHAN SCHMITT
10 11 JEFF HERZOG Herculaneum, MO
11 19 JIMMY CUMMINS Waterloo, IL
12 3 RYAN EILERS
13 28 JUSTIN DURBIN Vandalia, IL
14 96 TIM HOLLERBACH
15 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
16 192 MARK SPRAUL Festus, MO
17 128 TYSON GEGG
18 147 KYLE STOLZER
19 444 MARC ROBERSON
20 28s TOM SMALLWOOD
21 69 DEREK BRYANT Mascoutah, IL
22 95 JEFF NASH Marine, IL
23 88JR STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL DNS

UMP Sportsman : B-Main 01
1 96 TIM HOLLERBACH
2 69 DEREK BRYANT Mascoutah, IL
3 147 KYLE STOLZER
4 3h SCOTT HENSLER South Roxana, IL
5 1 LEN GARSON Pocahontas, IL
6 8se STEVE EDGECOMBE House Springs, MO
7 196 WILLIAM SHUFORD
8 57p BOBBY SILKWOOD Bethalto, IL
9 60 DUSTIN KNERRER O' Fallon, IL DNS
10 24 TONY WALKER DNS
11 56B CHRIS LAFFERTY East Alton, IL DNS

UMP Sportsman : B-Main 02
1 28 JUSTIN DURBIN Vandalia, IL
2 128 TYSON GEGG
3 11 JEFF HERZOG Herculaneum, MO
4 92J RICK JOHNSON Glen Carbon, IL
5 31 BRIAN SHUBIRG
6 53 LAWRENCE SCHAFER
7 11L ROB LEE Sorento, IL
8 7X BRYAN SLOVER Bethalto, IL
9 70 TONY HUNTER
10 7 ANDY CASPER Highland, IL DNS
11 49 BRAD PAQUET DNS
12 88 MATT KOCH Highland, IL DNS

UMP Sportsman : Heat 01
1 192 MARK SPRAUL Festus, MO
2 7 BERT JACOBY O' Fallon, MO
3 87 GARY HAYNES Arnold, MO
4 3 RYAN EILERS
5 57p BOBBY SILKWOOD Bethalto, IL
6 1 LEN GARSON Pocahontas, IL
7 8se STEVE EDGECOMBE House Springs, MO
8 3h SCOTT HENSLER South Roxana, IL
9 196 WILLIAM SHUFORD
10 147 KYLE STOLZER

UMP Sportsman : Heat 02
1 36 DANNY EMS * Arnold, MO
2 441 AARON MELTON Saint Jacob, IL
3 28s TOM SMALLWOOD
4 95 JEFF NASH Marine, IL
5 28 JUSTIN DURBIN Vandalia, IL
6 7X BRYAN SLOVER Bethalto, IL
7 70 TONY HUNTER
8 7 ANDY CASPER Highland, IL
9 11 JEFF HERZOG Herculaneum, MO
10 11L ROB LEE Sorento, IL

UMP Sportsman : Heat 03
1 62 TROY MEDLEY Herculaneum, MO
2 41 STU SPRINGER Saint Louis, MO
3 19 JIMMY CUMMINS Waterloo, IL
4 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
5 96 TIM HOLLERBACH
6 69 DEREK BRYANT Mascoutah, IL
7 60 DUSTIN KNERRER O' Fallon, IL
8 24 TONY WALKER
9 444 MARC ROBERSON
10 56B CHRIS LAFFERTY East Alton, IL

UMP Sportsman : Heat 04
1 M41 STEVE MAISEL HIGH RIDGE, MO
2 3E ROBBIE EILERS Highland, IL
3 88JR STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL
4 19s NATHAN SCHMITT
5 128 TYSON GEGG
6 92J RICK JOHNSON Glen Carbon, IL
7 49 BRAD PAQUET
8 31 BRIAN SHUBIRG
9 88 MATT KOCH Highland, IL
10 53 LAWRENCE SCHAFER

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