Faust, Harrison, Oller, Ems & Shaw take victories at Tri-City Speedway!

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Billy Faust


Mike Harrison


Mark Oller


Danny Ems


Robert Shaw

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Pontoon Beach, IL (April 24, 2009) The 2008 Tri-City Speedway Super Late Model Track Champion Billy Faust of Highland, Illinois grabbed his first Super Late Model victory of 2009 (Faust did win the UMP Pro Crate Late Model feature event last week at Tri-City Speedway). Craig Smith jumped out to the early lead in the main event and used the high side to hold off the challenges of Faust and Chad Zobrist. While leading, Smith would occasionally clip the outside wall through turns three and four allowing Faust to get a great run on him. Faust could not make any of those attempts work to take the lead until lap sixteen when Smith clipped the outside wall exiting turn four with his right rear quarter panel which got his car out of shape coming down the front stretch allowing Faust to make the pass for the lead on the outside. Zobrist would soon dispose of Smith as well and tried to run Faust down, but his effort came up short as Faust took the victory. Zobrist would take second with Smith following in third. Mark Voigt would finish a close fourth and Billy Laycock completed the top five. Kevin Cole claimed the STLRacing.com Hard Charger Award as he finished seventh after starting back in the sixteenth position.
Mike Harrison took the lead at the drop of the green flag and roared to victory in the Modified division. Harrison's only real challenge for the lead came after a late caution by Tommie Seets, Jr. who dove in under Harrison going into turn one after the restart. Harrison was able to hold his line on the high side and storm back past Seets down the backstretch to keep the lead. Ray Walsh would take the third spot after a late pass on Rusty Griffaw who finished fourth. Bobby Regot III would take fifth.

The UMP Pro Late Model division saw Mark Oller basically spin and win! Tait Davenport took the lead at the drop of the green flag and led the first three circuits before being overhauled by Oller. Just a couple of laps later, Oller would get sideways in turn two and sort of half spin toward the infield. Oller was able to keep his momentum up and come through the infield and fall back in line back in the fifth spot. But that mistake turned the lead over to last week's feature winner Billy Faust. Faust would lead the next three laps before a caution would wave for another car spinning in turn four. During that caution period, Faust would exit off the track which turned the lead back over to Davenport. However, just a few laps earlier, Davenport had clipped one of the tractor tires on the infield which caused some front nose damage to his machine. On the restart, Davenport's lead would be short lived as Bobby Dauderman got the lead. But Oller was on the move as well and slipped past Davenport for second and then past Dauderman for the lead all in the same lap. Oller would hang on and take the victory. Dauderman would finish in the second spot. Daniel Heck ran a close third as he battled in the top five throughout the feature event. Bobby Martintoni would get the fourth spot with Matt Santel completing the top five. Although Oller was victorious, UMP DIRTcar took his engine after the feature event in order to tear it apart and ensure it is completely legal.

Danny Ems led flag-to-flag as he roared to victory in the Street Stock division main event. Ems held off the early challenge of Tommy Gegg and then a final charge at the end by Josh Jackson. Jackson would finish second with Gegg taking the third spot. Fouth place would go to Ed Lenhardt with Andy Beavers completing the top five. The race was red flagged on the opening lap when Michael Jeffries and Dave Meyers got together entering turn one with Meyers getting into the outside wall and then making one complete roll over. Both drivers were okay and Jeffries was able to continue.

A great battle for the lead ensued in the Factory Stock Main Event as Robert Shaw, Bob Zbinden, Jason Suhre and Russell Eilers had a great four way battle going up front. Shaw would hold off all challengers and take the victory. Zbinden would cross the line second with Jason Suhre third and Eilers fourth. Justin Suhre would complete the top five.

Tri City Speedway
Race Results for 4/24/2009

Factory Stocks – A-Main — 21 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18 Robert Shaw (F) Highland, IL
2 99 Bob Zbinden Alhambra, IL
3 4 Jason Suhre Alhambra, IL
4 18J Russell Eilers Highland, IL
5 24 Justin Suhre Alhambra, IL
6 9X Trevor Isaak Highland, IL
7 50 Andy Hellmann Bartelso, IL
8 26 Jordan Suhre ,
9 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
10 39 Jonathan Schulte Pierron, IL
11 WH0 Eldon Hemken Litchfield, IL
12 28J Justin Hall South Roxana, IL
13 21c Bill Burke Nashville, IL
14 40r Dan Bartling Nashville, IL
15 57 Willie Warren ,
16 81W Dalton Whitlock ,
17 9 Jason Schmidt Highland, IL
18 21M William Myers (F) Collinsville, IL
19 7J Blake Jost ,
20 81s Jessy Snyders Eldred, IL
21 7B Dale Bohnenstiehl ,

Factory Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 4 Jason Suhre Alhambra, IL
2 7J Blake Jost ,
3 24 Justin Suhre Alhambra, IL
4 21M William Myers (F) Collinsville, IL
5 28J Justin Hall South Roxana, IL
6 39 Jonathan Schulte Pierron, IL
7 7B Dale Bohnenstiehl ,
8 WH0 Eldon Hemken Litchfield, IL
9 21c Bill Burke Nashville, IL
10 57 Willie Warren ,
11 9 Jason Schmidt Highland, IL

Factory Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18 Robert Shaw (F) Highland, IL
2 18J Russell Eilers Highland, IL
3 99 Bob Zbinden Alhambra, IL
4 9X Trevor Isaak Highland, IL
5 26 Jordan Suhre ,
6 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
7 40r Dan Bartling Nashville, IL
8 50 Andy Hellmann Bartelso, IL
9 81W Dalton Whitlock ,
10 81s Jessy Snyders Eldred, IL

Late Models – A-Main — 18 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 92B Billy Faust Highland, IL
2 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
3 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
4 30 Mark Voigt Marine, IL
5 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL
6 33 Tim Manville Highland, IL
7 81c Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
8 11D Brian Diveley Springfield, IL
9 112 Tim Ratajczyk Millstadt, IL
10 1s Rick Salter Albers, IL
11 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
12 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
13 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
14 441 Brian Wolfmeier House Springs, MO
15 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL
16 82B Roger Brickler Springfield, IL
17 24 Dick Taylor Springfield, IL
18 28b John Beck Springfield, IL

Late Models – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
2 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
3 30 Mark Voigt Marine, IL
4 92B Billy Faust Highland, IL
5 11D Brian Diveley Springfield, IL
6 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL

Late Models – Hard Charger
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 81c Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
Started: 16 Finished:7th Passed: 9 Cars

Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
2 30 Mark Voigt Marine, IL
3 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL
4 24 Dick Taylor Springfield, IL
5 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
6 28b John Beck Springfield, IL
7 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL
8 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
9 82B Roger Brickler Springfield, IL

Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
2 11D Brian Diveley Springfield, IL
3 92B Billy Faust Highland, IL
4 1s Rick Salter Albers, IL
5 33 Tim Manville Highland, IL
6 112 Tim Ratajczyk Millstadt, IL
7 441 Brian Wolfmeier House Springs, MO
8 81c Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
9 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO

Modifieds – A-Main — 29 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
2 1 Tommie Seets Jr Brighton, IL
3 1W Ray Walsh Saint Louis, MO
4 16 Rusty Griffaw (M) Festus, MO
5 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
6 22C Dean Vickers Winfield, MO
7 38L Ryan Little Springfield, IL
8 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
9 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
10 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
11 41G Matt Goulden Springfield, IL
12 43A Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
13 11X Don Grimm Worden, IL
14 11H John Stanton Alton, IL
15 51 Timmy Hill Pacific, MO
16 x1 Jesse Snyder Robinson, IL
17 11D Kelly Devall Vandalia, IL
18 4j Scott Weber Festus, MO
19 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
20 55 Marty Smith Jr Troy, IL
21 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
22 18B Rocky Berliew Brighton, IL

Modifieds – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 4j Scott Weber Festus, MO
2 41G Matt Goulden Springfield, IL
3 11X Don Grimm Worden, IL
4 18B Rocky Berliew Brighton, IL
5 b10 Bradley White (M) Hazelwood, MO
6 49 Craig Kern ,
7 20w Brent Warner Woodlawn, IL
8 7w Parker Williams Jr Brighton, IL
9 7J Josh Clack Hillsboro, MO
10 1a Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
11 73 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL

Modifieds – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
2 16 Rusty Griffaw (M) Festus, MO
3 55 Marty Smith Jr Troy, IL
4 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
5 1 Tommie Seets Jr Brighton, IL
6 11D Kelly Devall Vandalia, IL

Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 55 Marty Smith Jr Troy, IL
2 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
3 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
4 38L Ryan Little Springfield, IL
5 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
6 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
7 73 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
8 7w Parker Williams Jr Brighton, IL
9 49 Craig Kern ,
10 1a Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL

Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 16 Rusty Griffaw (M) Festus, MO
2 11D Kelly Devall Vandalia, IL
3 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
4 51 Timmy Hill Pacific, MO
5 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
6 x1 Jesse Snyder Robinson, IL
7 4j Scott Weber Festus, MO
8 11X Don Grimm Worden, IL
9 b10 Bradley White (M) Hazelwood, MO
10 20w Brent Warner Woodlawn, IL

Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
2 1 Tommie Seets Jr Brighton, IL
3 22C Dean Vickers Winfield, MO
4 1W Ray Walsh Saint Louis, MO
5 43A Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
6 11H John Stanton Alton, IL
7 41G Matt Goulden Springfield, IL
8 18B Rocky Berliew Brighton, IL
9 7J Josh Clack Hillsboro, MO

Pro (Crate) Late Models – A-Main — 29 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 67 Mark Oller Highland, IL
2 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL
3 55 Daniel Heck Mount Vernon, IL
4 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL
5 92s Matt Santel New Memphis, IL
6 84 Tyler Deibert Highland, IL
7 59X Aaron Heck Mount Vernon, IL
8 87 Jason Zobrist Highland, IL
9 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
10 10 DJ Cygan (C) Saint Jacob, IL
11 01C Brett Cygan (C) Highland, IL
12 74 John Crenshaw (C) Madison, IL
13 31r Jon Ridgeway Glendale, MO
14 77 Neal McPhillips Highland, IL
15 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
16 18 Tait Davenport Paducah, KY
17 7L Steve Long Jr Warrenton, MO
18 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
19 62 Mark Sanders South Roxana, IL
20 95 Andrew Johns Belleville, IL
21 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
22 8 Billy Faust Highland, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 10 DJ Cygan (C) Saint Jacob, IL
2 62 Mark Sanders South Roxana, IL
3 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
4 31r Jon Ridgeway Glendale, MO
5 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL
6 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
7 26k Bobby Klucker (C) Highland, IL
8 58 Charlie Heck ,
9 72 Brad Yotter (C) Bethalto, IL
10 42 Lane Ehlert ,
11 09 Paul Humphrey Madison, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18 Tait Davenport Paducah, KY
2 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL
3 92s Matt Santel New Memphis, IL
4 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
5 01C Brett Cygan (C) Highland, IL
6 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
7 10 DJ Cygan (C) Saint Jacob, IL
8 62 Mark Sanders South Roxana, IL
9 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
10 58 Charlie Heck ,

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 67 Mark Oller Highland, IL
2 59X Aaron Heck Mount Vernon, IL
3 74 John Crenshaw (C) Madison, IL
4 84 Tyler Deibert Highland, IL
5 87 Jason Zobrist Highland, IL
6 95 Andrew Johns Belleville, IL
7 26k Bobby Klucker (C) Highland, IL
8 72 Brad Yotter (C) Bethalto, IL
9 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
10 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8 Billy Faust Highland, IL
2 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL, IL
3 55 Daniel Heck Mount Vernon, IL
4 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
5 7L Steve Long Jr Warrenton, MO
6 77 Neal McPhillips Highland, IL
7 31r Jon Ridgeway Glendale, MO
8 42 Lane Ehlert ,
9 09 Paul Humphrey Madison, IL

Street Stocks – A-Main — 26 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36 Danny Ems Arnold, MO
2 5j Josh Jackson (S) South Roxana, IL
3 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL
4 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
5 21 Andy Beavers Alton, IL
6 41 Ron Petty Caseyville, IL
7 68 Terry McCann Cottage Hills, IL
8 63g Richie Gabriel Jerseyville, IL
9 17L Buddy Love Jerseyville, IL
10 01 Walter Van Dyke Cottage Hills, IL
11 2j Greg Jones Arnold, MO
12 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
13 27 Gene Crain Saint Louis, MO
14 34 Brett Clardy Brighton, IL
15 48x Michael Jeffries Bethalto, IL
16 313 Jordan Warren Alton, IL
17 07 Steve Stonecipher (S) Bethalto, IL
18 4J Mark Leuck Alton, IL
19 53 Justin Leichsenring Hartford, IL
20 17C AJ Cline Cottage Hills, IL
21 8h Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
22 00jr Dave Meyers Cottage Hills, IL

Street Stocks – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8h Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
2 48x Michael Jeffries Bethalto, IL
3 313 Jordan Warren Alton, IL
4 07 Steve Stonecipher (S) Bethalto, IL
5 43 Keith Flannery (S) Wood River, IL
6 B11 Buddy Jefferies Bethalto, IL
7 84 Michael Leichsenring Staunton, IL
8 17B Jim Bell Godfrey, IL

Street Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36 Danny Ems Arnold, MO
2 21 Andy Beavers Alton, IL
3 41 Ron Petty Caseyville, IL
4 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
5 01 Walter Van Dyke Cottage Hills, IL
6 27 Gene Crain Saint Louis, MO
7 48x Michael Jeffries Bethalto, IL
8 B11 Buddy Jefferies Bethalto, IL
9 84 Michael Leichsenring Staunton, IL

Street Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL
2 34 Brett Clardy Brighton, IL
3 68 Terry McCann Cottage Hills, IL
4 2j Greg Jones Arnold, MO
5 4J Mark Leuck Alton, IL
6 53 Justin Leichsenring Hartford, IL
7 313 Jordan Warren Alton, IL
8 07 Steve Stonecipher (S) Bethalto, IL
9 17B Jim Bell Godfrey, IL

Street Stocks – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 5j Josh Jackson (S) South Roxana, IL
2 63g Richie Gabriel Jerseyville, IL
3 17C AJ Cline Cottage Hills, IL
4 17L Buddy Love Jerseyville, IL
5 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
6 00jr Dave Meyers Cottage Hills, IL
7 8h Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
8 43 Keith Flannery (S) Wood River, IL

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