Birkhofer wins Frostbuster 50; Kinder storms to Modified win and Faust claims Pro Late Model victory

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Brian Birkhofer


Chad Kinder


Billy Faust

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Pontoon Beach, IL (April 17, 2009) Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa claimed the $10,000 Frostbuster 50 victory at Tri-City Speedway! Birkhofer started on the outside of the front row but fell back to third at the drop of the green flag while third place starting Will Vaught took the lead on lap one and led the first seven laps. However, Birkhofer soon found a fast line around the 3/8 mile speedway and moved past Vaught for the lead and dominated the final 43 laps. The event was slowed by a 35-minute red flag condition when Jason Feger clipped the concrete wall exiting turn four with his right rear which then turned his car head on into the front stretch wall. Feger's car got into the catch fence which then required track crews to replace three fence poles. No one was injured in the crash and the action resumed.

Scott James would wrestle the second spot away from Vaught once the action got going, but James wasn't able to mount a serious threat to Birkhofer for the lead. Pole sitter Don O'Neal would finish fourth behind Vaught while Chris Simpson rounded out the top five.

The U.M.P. DIRTcar Modified feature was one that will be remembered for a long time! There were fifty U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds that signed in to compete and Chad Kinder of Newton, Illinois had to win the B-Main Feature event just to qualify for the A-Main event. That had Kinder starting seventeenth in the A-Main Feature and most didn't even have him factoring in for the victory. Pole sitter Jared Landers of Blackwell, Arkansas took the lead at the drop of the green flag and successfully held off the challenges of Randy Korte, Ray Walsh and Jeff Leka as they battled for the lead for the first twenty-five laps of the thirty lap A-Main. However, it was Kinder that was charging through the field picking off cars lap after lap and then reeling in the top four as they battled for the top spot. Kinder would take the lead on lap twenty-six and pull away to let the others battle for second. Korte would get the second spot while Leka took third. Walsh would cross the line in fourth while Landers slipped all the way back to fifth on the final lap.

Billy Faust of Highland, Illinois led all twenty laps of the U.M.P. DIRTcar Pro Late Model main event as he simply dominated the field. As the event went all twenty laps without a caution, Faust lapped much of the field and had nearly a half track lead on second place finisher Bobby Dauderman. Mark Oller would finish third while Rylan Dagg took fourth. Casey Montague would round out the top five. Bobby Martintoni would claim the STLRacing.com Hard Charger Award of $200 as improved his finishing position the most spots from where he started as he finish eleventh after starting nineteenth!

Tri City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 4/17/2009

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – A-Main — 40 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
2 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN
3 1V Will Vaught Crane, MO
4 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
5 32 Chris Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA
6 28 Dennis Erb Carpentersville, IL
7 13K Brent Kreke O' Fallon, IL
8 78 Chad Zobrist Highland, IL
9 33 Tim Manville Highland, IL
10 75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, OH
11 41 Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
12 81c Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
13 92B Billy Faust Highland, IL
14 27M Rodney Melvin Benton, IL
15 5s Steve Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL
16 30 Mark Voigt Marine, IL
17 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
18 81 Craig Smith Godfrey, IL
19 25f Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
20 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
21 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
22 16C Kevin Claycomb Vincennes, IN
23 33F Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL
24 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – B-Main 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 25f Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
2 75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, OH
3 27M Rodney Melvin Benton, IL
4 30 Mark Voigt Marine, IL (Prov)
5 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL
6 25S Chris Smyser Lancaster, MO
7 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
8 99 Dylan Thompson ,
9 81b Paul Bailey Pocahontas, IL
10 11D Brian Diveley Springfield, IL
11 92B Billy Faust Highland, IL (Prov)
12 D9 David Dunn Hillsboro, MO

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – B-Main 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
2 16C Kevin Claycomb Vincennes, IN
3 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
4 25H Kerry Hansen ,
5 72 John Mason Millersburg, OH
6 6K Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
7 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
8 C7 Matt Weidner Trenton, IL
9 35 Derek Chandler Champaign, IL
10 45dw Denny Woodworth Mendon, IL
11 1s Rick Salter Albers, IL DNS
12 27B Jeff Beyers Pana, IL DNS

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
2 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
3 1V Will Vaught Crane, MO
4 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN
5 41 Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
6 32 Chris Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA
7 81 Craig Smith Godfrey, IL
8 13K Brent Kreke O' Fallon, IL

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
2 1V Will Vaught Crane, MO
3 28 Dennis Erb Carpentersville, IL
4 5s Steve Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL
5 75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, OH
6 27M Rodney Melvin Benton, IL
7 25S Chris Smyser Lancaster, MO
8 81b Paul Bailey Pocahontas, IL
9 11D Brian Diveley Springfield, IL
10 92B Billy Faust Highland, IL

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
2 41 Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
3 78 Chad Zobrist Highland, IL
4 33 Tim Manville Highland, IL
5 25H Kerry Hansen ,
6 16C Kevin Claycomb Vincennes, IN
7 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
8 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
9 C7 Matt Weidner Trenton, IL
10 1s Rick Salter Albers, IL

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 13K Brent Kreke O' Fallon, IL
2 81 Craig Smith Godfrey, IL
3 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
4 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
5 25f Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
6 30 Mark Voigt Marine, IL
7 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL
8 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
9 99 Dylan Thompson ,
10 D9 David Dunn Hillsboro, MO

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – Heat 4
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN
2 32 Chris Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA
3 33F Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL
4 81c Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
5 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
6 72 John Mason Millersburg, OH
7 35 Derek Chandler Champaign, IL
8 6K Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
9 45dw Denny Woodworth Mendon, IL
10 27B Jeff Beyers Pana, IL DNS

UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models – Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN … Fast Time 15.132
2 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
3 13K Brent Kreke O' Fallon, IL
4 32 Chris Simpson ,
5 1V Will Vaught Crane, MO
6 78 Chad Zobrist Highland, IL
7 81 Craig Smith Godfrey, IL
8 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN
9 28 Dennis Erb Carpentersville, IL
10 25H Kerry Hansen ,
11 25f Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
12 33F Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL
13 5s Steve Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL
14 41 Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
15 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
16 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
17 92B Billy Faust Highland, IL
18 16C Kevin Claycomb Vincennes, IN
19 30 Mark Voigt Marine, IL
20 35 Derek Chandler Champaign, IL
21 75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, OH
22 33 Tim Manville Highland, IL
23 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
24 45dw Denny Woodworth Mendon, IL
25 27M Rodney Melvin Benton, IL
26 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
27 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
28 72 John Mason Millersburg, OH
29 11D Brian Diveley Springfield, IL
30 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
31 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL
32 6K Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
33 81b Paul Bailey Pocahontas, IL
34 C7 Matt Weidner Trenton, IL
35 99 Dylan Thompson ,
36 81c Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
37 25S Chris Smyser Lancaster, MO
38 1s Rick Salter Albers, IL
39 D9 David Dunn Hillsboro, MO
40 27B Jeff Beyers Pana, IL

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – A-Main — 50 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 22s Chad Kinder Newton, IL
2 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
3 3L Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL
4 1W Ray Walsh Saint Louis, MO
5 777 Jared Landers Blackwell, AR
6 32 Donovan Lodge Moline, IL
7 25 Butch Weisser ,
8 65 Billy Tuckwell ,
9 8 Levi Kissinger Mount Vernon, IN
10 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
11 36 Conrad Miner Arnold, MO
12 1 Tommie Seets Jr Brighton, IL
13 24M Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL
14 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
15 22C Dean Vickers Winfield, MO
16 28 Michael Bolyard ,
17 05 David Wietholder Liberty, IL
18 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
19 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
20 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
21 41G Matt Goulden Springfield, IL
22 55 Marty Smith Jr Troy, IL
23 4j Scott Weber Festus, MO
24 1X Chris Moore Bridgeport, IL

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – B-Main 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 25 Butch Weisser ,
2 1X Chris Moore Bridgeport, IL
3 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
4 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
5 89S Mike Spatola III Manhattan, IL
6 66 Michael Fox ,
7 x1 Jesse Snyder Robinson, IL
8 808 Kelby Simmons ,
9 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
10 31P Mitch Parmeley Hillsboro, MO
11 1a Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
12 22 Chucky Milam Granite City, IL
13 7M Mark Miner Arnold, MO
14 1H Everett Bradham Olney, IL
15 20M Robbie McClain ,
16 21DS Denny Schwartz Ashmore, IL
17 b10 Bradley White (M) Hazelwood, MO
18 49 Craig Kern , DNS

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – B-Main 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 22s Chad Kinder Newton, IL
2 55 Marty Smith Jr Troy, IL
3 1 Tommie Seets Jr Brighton, IL
4 28 Michael Bolyard ,
5 18 Michael Long ,
6 24M Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL (Prov)
7 3E Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
8 3D BJ Deal Brownstown, IL
9 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
10 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
11 20w Brent Warner Woodlawn, IL
12 11X Don Grimm Worden, IL
13 43A Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
14 35 Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL
15 10X Jim Black
16 7L Steve Long Jr Warrenton, MO
17 51 Timmy Hill Pacific, MO

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 777 Jared Landers Blackwell, AR
2 36 Conrad Miner Arnold, MO
3 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
4 7M Mark Miner Arnold, MO
5 51 Timmy Hill Pacific, MO
6 1a Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
7 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
8 22 Chucky Milam Granite City, IL
9 35 Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL
10 b10 Bradley White (M) Hazelwood, MO DNS

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
2 4j Scott Weber Festus, MO
3 05 David Wietholder Liberty, IL
4 11X Don Grimm Worden, IL
5 1H Everett Bradham Olney, IL
6 18 Michael Long ,
7 89S Mike Spatola III Manhattan, IL
8 43A Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
9 31P Mitch Parmeley Hillsboro, MO
10 20w Brent Warner Woodlawn, IL

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1W Ray Walsh Saint Louis, MO
2 41G Matt Goulden Springfield, IL
3 8 Levi Kissinger Mount Vernon, IN
4 25 Butch Weisser ,
5 55 Marty Smith Jr Troy, IL
6 20M Robbie McClain ,
7 3E Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
8 66 Michael Fox ,
9 7L Steve Long Jr Warrenton, MO
10 x1 Jesse Snyder Robinson, IL

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – Heat 4
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 3L Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL
2 32 Donovan Lodge Moline, IL
3 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
4 22s Chad Kinder Newton, IL
5 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
6 1 Tommie Seets Jr Brighton, IL
7 808 Kelby Simmons ,
8 24M Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL
9 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
10 10X Jim Black

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds – Heat 5
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 65 Billy Tuckwell ,
2 22C Dean Vickers Winfield, MO
3 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
4 21DS Denny Schwartz Ashmore, IL
5 3D BJ Deal Brownstown, IL
6 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
7 28 Michael Bolyard ,
8 1X Chris Moore Bridgeport, IL
9 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
10 49 Craig Kern ,

UMP DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models – A-Main — 30 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8 Billy Faust Highland, IL
2 18D Bobby Dauderman Alhambra, IL
3 67 Mark Oller Highland, IL
4 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL
5 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
6 77 Clay Baumann Highland, IL
7 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
8 92s Matt Santel New Memphis, IL
9 10 DJ Cygan Saint Jacob, IL
10 01C Brett Cygan ,
11 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL
12 84 Tyler Deibert Highland, IL
13 20 Dustin Griffen Quincy, IL
14 87 Jason Zobrist Highland, IL
15 16 William Britton ,
16 7L Steve Long Jr Warrenton, MO
17 67S John (BJ) Seets Jr. Brighton, IL
18 15 Will Hicks Saint Charles, MO
19 36 Eric Gowin (C) Jerseyville, IL
20 74 John Crenshaw (C) Madison, IL
21 09 Paul Humphrey Madison, IL
22 18R Shawn Rayfield O' Fallon, MO

UMP DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL
2 36 Eric Gowin (C) Jerseyville, IL
3 09 Paul Humphrey Madison, IL
4 67S John (BJ) Seets Jr. Brighton, IL
5 4 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
6 92 Tommy Krankel Saint Louis, MO
7 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
8 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
9 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL
10 95 Andrew Johns Belleville, IL
11 95C John Cory ,
12 26k Bobby Klucker (C) Highland, IL

UMP DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models – STLRacing.com Hard Charger
1 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL
Started 19th – Finished 11th – Passed 8 Cars

UMP DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8 Billy Faust Highland, IL
2 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
3 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
4 01C Brett Cygan ,
5 84 Tyler Deibert Highland, IL
6 16 William Britton ,
7 36 Eric Gowin (C) Jerseyville, IL
8 95 Andrew Johns Belleville, IL
9 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
10 95C John Cory ,

UMP DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18D Bobby Dauderman Alhambra, IL
2 67 Mark Oller Highland, IL
3 20 Dustin Griffen Quincy, IL
4 87 Jason Zobrist Highland, IL
5 92s Matt Santel New Memphis, IL
6 15 Will Hicks Saint Charles, MO
7 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL
8 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
9 67S John (BJ) Seets Jr. Brighton, IL
10 92 Tommy Krankel Saint Louis, MO

UMP DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL
2 10 DJ Cygan Saint Jacob, IL
3 77 Clay Baumann Highland, IL
4 74 John Crenshaw (C) Madison, IL
5 18R Shawn Rayfield O' Fallon, MO
6 7L Steve Long Jr Warrenton, MO
7 09 Paul Humphrey Madison, IL
8 4 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
9 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL
10 26k Bobby Klucker (C) Highland, IL

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