Faust, Walsh, Montague, Gegg & Schmidt take victories at Tri-City Speedway!

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Pontoon Beach, IL (August 22, 2008) Fans got their money's worth at Tri-City Speedway as all five feature events saw final lap battles that came down to the wire, including the closest feature finish ever recorded at Tri-City Speedway since they began using transponders four years ago.
In the Super Late Model division, Billy Faust of Lebanon, IL recorded his sixth victory this season at Tri-City Speedway. Faust's victory didn't come easy as Bryan Collins pressured Faust early on as the two swapped the lead. However, as the two fought lapped traffic, Collins would make slight contact with Faust in turn three as he chased him through the corner, causing Collins' machine to spin. Collins would have to restart at the back, which ended his chance of victory. That would set the stage for Chad Zobrist and Mark Voigt to pressure Faust. Voigt would pull along side Faust on several occassions while battling for the lead, but could not complete a pass. Meanwhile Zobrist kept the heat on Voigt as well for second. After a late race caution that set the stage for a two lap shootout, Voigt and Zobrist would battle each other for second, allowing Faust to take the victory. Voigt would get second after Zobrist's machine jumped the cushion in turn four on the final lap. Zobrist would get third, Tim Ratajczyk would take the fourth spot and Dewayne Kiefer completed the top five.

The Modified division put on a exciting show as well as Ray Walsh of St. Louis, MO picked up his third feature win of 2008 at Tri-City Speedway. Walsh had to contend with challenges from Marty Smith, Jr. and Matt Mevert over the entire twenty lap distance. Neither Smith nor Mevert could get by Walsh as they challenged Walsh on the low side as Walsh used the big cushion around the top to keep the lead. Mevert would take the second spot with Smith taking third. Tommie Seets, Jr. would finish in the fourth spot and Bobby Martintoni completed the top five.

The UMP Pro Late Model feature had the closest finish ever recorded at Tri-City Speedway since transponders came in use four years ago at the track. Bobby Dauderman had opened up a sizeable lead over Casey Montague but as they reached the final few laps of the main event, Dauderman got into heavy lapped traffic, which allowed Montague to close in on him. As the two went down the back stretch on the final lap, Montague got under Dauderman as they entered turn three. Dauderman checked up going into turn three and then dove back under Montague as they exited turn four. The two raced side-by-side along with a lapped car in the middle of them to the checkered flag. They crossed the line in a dead heat with the transponder computer system registering them as finishing .00000 seconds (virtually tied) apart. However, the transponders are located back at the rear of the engine on the cars. All four officials in the tower agreed that Montague's nose had reached the finish line first as they took the checkered flag. The scoreboard actually showed Dauderman's car number in first, but that was because the transponder system showed a tie and it placed the leader from the previous lap in first. Gordy Gundaker had another great run as well as he finished in a very close third. Brant Kehrer finished in the fourth spot and Tyler Deibert completed the top five.

The UMP Street Stocks also had a near photo finish. Tommy Gegg led all fifteen laps to pick up his first win of 2008 at Tri-City Speedway, however he only led the final lap by a nose as Danny Ems came from the back to battle Gegg for the win. Ems was forced to restart the feature at the rear along with point leader Josh Jackson after the two got together on the initial start with Jackson spinning to the infield down the front stretch. Terry McCann would finish third behind Ems while Richie Gabriel and Steve Leach rounded out the top five. All of the UMP Street Stock results remain unofficial as the entire top six finishers had an engine teardown and inspection after the feature and some of those inspections won't be complete until early next week.

The UMP 4 Cylinders (Factory Stock) division saw Jason Schmidt earn his third win of 2008 and extend his point lead over Bob Zbinden. Chris Williams would finish in the second spot with Jon Ripperda, Rob Shaw and Andy Hellman completing the top five.

Tri City Speedway — Pontoon Beach, IL
8/22/2008

STL Racing Hard Charger: Modified: 11 Dane Gundaker … started 18th finished 6th passed 12 cars

Factory Stocks : A-Main 01– 14 Cars
1 9 JASON SCHMIDT * Highland, IL
2 18 CHRIS WILLIAMS Collinsville, IL
3 21 JON RIPPERDA Bartelso, IL
4 18R ROB SHAW Highland, IL
5 50 ANDY HELLMANN
6 9X TREVOR ISAAK * Highland, IL
7 99 BOB ZBINDEN * Alhambra, IL
8 77d CHARLIE DURBIN Highland, IL
9 9T TRAVIS HORNER * Alhambra, IL
10 17j JOE JOYCE Worden, IL
11 96r TED ROMINE Granite City, IL
12 14 TOMMY ROADY* Granite City, IL
13 18j JUSTIN SHAW Highland, IL
14 4 JASON SUHRE * Alhambra, IL DNS

Factory Stocks : Heat 01
1 99 BOB ZBINDEN * Alhambra, IL
2 77d CHARLIE DURBIN Highland, IL
3 9X TREVOR ISAAK * Highland, IL
4 18j JUSTIN SHAW Highland, IL
5 21 JON RIPPERDA Bartelso, IL
6 9T TRAVIS HORNER * Alhambra, IL
7 96r TED ROMINE Granite City, IL

Factory Stocks : Heat 02
1 9 JASON SCHMIDT * Highland, IL
2 18 CHRIS WILLIAMS Collinsville, IL
3 50 ANDY HELLMANN
4 18R ROB SHAW Highland, IL
5 17j JOE JOYCE Worden, IL
6 14 TOMMY ROADY* Granite City, IL
7 4 JASON SUHRE * Alhambra, IL

Late Models : A-Main 01– 20 Cars
1 92b BILLY FAUST * Highland, IL
2 30 MARK VOIGT * Marine, IL
3 78 CHAD ZOBRIST* Highland, IL
4 112 TIM RATAJCZYK * Millstadt, IL
5 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER St. Genevieve, MO
6 6K MATT WEIDNER Trenton, IL
7 82 BILLY LAYCOCK * Marine, IL
8 1s RICK SALTER* Albers, IL
9 33 TIM MANVILLE * Highland, IL
10 81 CRAIG SMITH Godfrey, IL
11 14u BRUCE UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
12 51X STEVE SHIVE Saint Peters, MO
13 4s STEVEN UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
14 15 CHRIS FETTER * Troy, MO
15 67 MARK OLLER Highland, IL
16 35 CLAUDE WALKER * Moro, IL
17 11z BRYAN COLLINS * Elsberry, MO
18 53 ALLEN CHRISTY Carbondale, IL
19 28b JOHN BECK * Springfield, IL
20 21g KERRY GAULTNEY

Late Models : Heat 01
1 78 CHAD ZOBRIST* Highland, IL
2 92b BILLY FAUST * Highland, IL
3 14u BRUCE UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
4 112 TIM RATAJCZYK * Millstadt, IL
5 67 MARK OLLER Highland, IL
6 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER St. Genevieve, MO
7 82 BILLY LAYCOCK * Marine, IL
8 51X STEVE SHIVE Saint Peters, MO
9 35 CLAUDE WALKER * Moro, IL
10 81 CRAIG SMITH Godfrey, IL

Late Models : Heat 02
1 11z BRYAN COLLINS * Elsberry, MO
2 1s RICK SALTER* Albers, IL
3 30 MARK VOIGT * Marine, IL
4 4s STEVEN UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
5 6K MATT WEIDNER Trenton, IL
6 15 CHRIS FETTER * Troy, MO
7 53 ALLEN CHRISTY Carbondale, IL
8 28b JOHN BECK * Springfield, IL
9 33 TIM MANVILLE * Highland, IL
10 21g KERRY GAULTNEY

Late Models : Qualifying Dash 01
1 78 CHAD ZOBRIST* Highland, IL
2 92b BILLY FAUST * Highland, IL
3 11z BRYAN COLLINS * Elsberry, MO
4 1s RICK SALTER* Albers, IL
5 14u BRUCE UNTERBRINK Greenville, IL
6 30 MARK VOIGT * Marine, IL

Modifieds : A-Main 01– 21 Cars
1 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
2 22m MATT MEVERT Steeleville, IL
3 55 MARTY SMITH JR Troy, IL
4 9s TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
5 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
6 11 DANE GUNDAKER * BRIDGETON, MO
7 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
8 1a STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL
9 20n BOBBY NEWBERRY Roxana, IL
10 98W PAT WALSH Fenton, MO
11 5 JOE DRESCH * Brighton, IL
12 20w BRENT WARNER Camby, IN
13 7J JOSH CLACK Hillsboro, MO
14 W1 RICKY HUEBNER Bethalto, IL
15 7w PARKER WILLIAMS JR Brighton, IL
16 11x DON GRIMM * Worden, IL
17 77 KEVIN LEE Granite City, IL
18 4uw BOBBY REGOT III* Saint Peters, MO
19 4j SCOTT WEBER Festus, MO
20 9 LARRY BROWN* Cottage Hills, IL
21 00s CODY STILWELL Godfrey, IL

Modifieds : Heat 01
1 4uw BOBBY REGOT III* Saint Peters, MO
2 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
3 11x DON GRIMM * Worden, IL
4 1a STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL
5 20w BRENT WARNER Camby, IN
6 98W PAT WALSH Fenton, MO
7 77 KEVIN LEE Granite City, IL

Modifieds : Heat 02
1 55 MARTY SMITH JR Troy, IL
2 9s TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
3 5 JOE DRESCH * Brighton, IL
4 9 LARRY BROWN* Cottage Hills, IL
5 7w PARKER WILLIAMS JR Brighton, IL
6 4j SCOTT WEBER Festus, MO
7 00s CODY STILWELL Godfrey, IL

Modifieds : Heat 03
1 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
2 22m MATT MEVERT Steeleville, IL
3 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
4 20n BOBBY NEWBERRY Roxana, IL
5 W1 RICKY HUEBNER Bethalto, IL
6 11 DANE GUNDAKER * BRIDGETON, MO
7 7J JOSH CLACK Hillsboro, MO

Modifieds : Qualifying Dash 01
1 55 MARTY SMITH JR Troy, IL
2 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
3 4uw BOBBY REGOT III* Saint Peters, MO
4 9s TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
5 22m MATT MEVERT Steeleville, IL
6 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL

UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models : A-Main 01 — 17 Cars
1 1 CASEY MONTAGUE * Lebanon, IL
2 18D BOBBY DAUDERMAN* Alhambra, IL
3 11 GORDY GUNDAKER * St. Charles, MO
4 92K BRANT KEHRER* New Memphis, IL
5 84 TYLER DEIBERT* Highland, IL
6 92 TOMMY KRANKEL Saint Louis, MO
7 55 DANIEL HECK * Mount Vernon, IL
8 74 JOHN CRENSHAW * Madison, IL
9 59X AARON HECK * Mount Vernon, IL
10 9 PAUL HUMPHREY * Madison, IL
11 72 BRAD YOTTER * Bethalto, IL
12 316 GARRETT RUSSELL * Worden, IL
13 77 KENT SCHOECK Highland, IL
14 26K ERIC GOWIN Jerseyville, IL
15 15 RICK SQUIRES * South Roxana, IL
16 30 RYAN SEGER Saint Jacob, IL
17 4 CRAIG BESSINGER * Pacific, MO

UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models : Heat 01
1 1 CASEY MONTAGUE * Lebanon, IL
2 11 GORDY GUNDAKER * St. Charles, MO
3 30 RYAN SEGER Saint Jacob, IL
4 55 DANIEL HECK * Mount Vernon, IL
5 72 BRAD YOTTER * Bethalto, IL
6 316 GARRETT RUSSELL * Worden, IL
7 9 PAUL HUMPHREY * Madison, IL
8 26K ERIC GOWIN Jerseyville, IL
9 59X AARON HECK * Mount Vernon, IL

UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models : Heat 02
1 18D BOBBY DAUDERMAN* Alhambra, IL
2 84 TYLER DEIBERT* Highland, IL
3 92K BRANT KEHRER* New Memphis, IL
4 92 TOMMY KRANKEL Saint Louis, MO
5 4 CRAIG BESSINGER * Pacific, MO
6 74 JOHN CRENSHAW * Madison, IL
7 77 KENT SCHOECK Highland, IL
8 15 RICK SQUIRES * South Roxana, IL

Street Stocks : A-Main 01– 18 Cars
NOTE:
The top 6 Streek Stocks were teched after the races.
However, the Street Stock results are UNOFFICIAL until specs can be verified on or before Monday.

1 22g TOMMY GEGG Alton, IL
2 36 DANNY EMS * Arnold, MO
3 68 TERRY MCCANN * Cottage Hills, IL
4 63g RICHIE GABRIEL * Jerseyville, IL
5 49 STEVE LEACH * Staunton, IL
6 5j JOSH JACKSON * South Roxana, IL
7 48x MICHAEL JEFFRIES Bethalto, IL
8 17C AJ CLINE Cottage Hills, IL
9 22d DEVONE HARTWELL * South Roxana, IL
10 69b ROBBY BENSON * Panama, IL
11 14 TOMMY GAITHER * Alton, IL
12 82 MORRIS BOOTH Fidelity, IL
13 31 DAVID PARKER * Granite City, IL
14 21 ANDY BEAVERS* Alton, IL
15 313 CHRIS WARREN Alton, IL
16 00JR DAVE MEYERS Cottage Hills, IL
17 93 TODD ERICKSON * Madison, IL
18 5G JIMMY GLOVER Alton, IL

Street Stocks : Heat 01
1 00JR DAVE MEYERS Cottage Hills, IL
2 36 DANNY EMS * Arnold, MO
3 63g RICHIE GABRIEL * Jerseyville, IL
4 48x MICHAEL JEFFRIES Bethalto, IL
5 82 MORRIS BOOTH Fidelity, IL
6 93 TODD ERICKSON * Madison, IL
7 14 TOMMY GAITHER * Alton, IL
8 31 DAVID PARKER * Granite City, IL
9 5G JIMMY GLOVER Alton, IL

Street Stocks : Heat 02
1 22g TOMMY GEGG Alton, IL
2 5j JOSH JACKSON * South Roxana, IL
3 68 TERRY MCCANN * Cottage Hills, IL
4 69b ROBBY BENSON * Panama, IL
5 17C AJ CLINE Cottage Hills, IL
6 49 STEVE LEACH * Staunton, IL
7 22d DEVONE HARTWELL * South Roxana, IL
8 313 CHRIS WARREN Alton, IL
9 21 ANDY BEAVERS* Alton, IL

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