Zobrist, Mullins, Dauderman, Lenhardt & Fisher take victories at Tri-City Speedway!

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Chad Zobrist


Brent Mullins


Bobby Dauderman


Ed Lenhardt


Chris Fisher

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Pontoon Beach, IL (July 24, 2009) Chad Zobrist of Highland, Illinois put on a dominating performance as he won his first Super Late Model main event of the 2009 season at Tri-City Speedway! Zobrist has been fast all season at Tri-City Speedway, but had been coming up short of victory lane each week. However, Zobrist left no doubt as he checked out on the rest of the competition enroute to the victory. Craig Smith tried to mount a challenge early on, but soon dropped back several car lengths behind Zobrist and would take a second place finish. Mark Voigt seemed to struggle early on in the main event as he slipped as far back as sixth at one point, but he would make a late race charge to finish in the third spot. Bryan Collins would take fourth with Billy Laycock rounding out the top five.
The Modified division provided a classic battle for the lead that won't be forgotten by those who seen it for a long while. Brent Mullins took the lead at the drop of the green flag and he took to the top with Ray Walsh right on his bumper. After following Mullins around the high side for several laps, Walsh dove to the bottom under Mullins and the two raced side-by-side for several laps. Mullins would soon move to the bottom which gave Walsh the opportunity to move back to the top. The two would again race side-by-side which allowed others to join the battle for the top spot which included Tommie Seets, Jr., Marty Smith, Jr., Mike Harrison and Scott Weber. It appeared disaster struck for Mullins on lap eleven when a lapped car got crossed up in front of Mullins and clipped his right front wheel causing Mullins to half spin and cut through the infield. Mullins would drop all the way to fifth after that. However, the caution would fly before another lap could be completed by an unrelated spin turning the lead back over to Mullins on the restart. Things would really get wild on the next restart and Ray Walsh clipped the outside wall exiting turn four which then turned in car into the front stretch wall. Walsh's car bounced off the outisde wall and then came back across the front stretch in front of most of the field causing a mad scramble to avoid him. The only casualty was Dane Gundaker who clipped Walsh's front bumper with his right rear giving him a flat. Walsh would also suffer a right front flat from hitting the wall which ended his run. On the next restart, Mulllins held off Harrison as the two battled for the remaining distance and went on to victory. Smith would take third with Weber fourth. Tim Hill rounded out the top five. It was Mulllins first victory ever on the reconfigured 3/8 mile track at Tri-City Speedway.

Bobby Dauderman flat out dominated the UMP Pro Late Model division in 2008. He won two-thirds of the features ran in 2008 and easily won the championship. However, 2009 has been a bit of a struggle for the driver from Alhambra, Illinois. It appeared Dauderman was in for another bad night at Tri-City Speedway when he had a left rear tire go flat early on in his heat race. Dauderman then had to run the last chance B-Main just to make the starting field for the main event. Dauderman would start last in the B-Main and move up to a second place finish to advance to the main event. The second place finish in the B-Main gave him an eighteenth place starting spot in the main event. For most of the main event, it was a battle between Mark Oller, Steve Meyer, Jr. and Rylan Dagg for the top spot but Dauderman was on the move from the drop of the green flag. Dauderman was running a line that no one else was, the very top. With the leaders all running the low side, Dauderman found himself battling for the top spot just fourteen laps into the twenty lap main event. The battle was short-lived as Dauderman powered his way past Oller and pulled away. However, a late caution restacked the field with just two laps remaining. Oller made a valiant charge on the low side to pull even with Dauderman in the final turn. However, Dauderman would edge Oller out at the line to take the victory. Dagg would cross the line a close third with Daniel Heck taking fourth. Meyer would round out the top five.

Ed Lenhardt claimed his first ever Street Stock victory at Tri-City Speedway. Lenhardt and Jim Bell would duel it out for most of the event, but Lenhardt proved too strong in the closing laps and took the win. Bell would take second with Tommy Gaither finishing third. Josh Jackson took the fourth spot with Tommy Gegg completing the top five.

Chris Fisher claimed the Factory Stock main event. Fisher battled with Joshua James early on and then held off the fierce challenges of Bob Zbinden in the closing laps to take the win. Zbinden was second with Jason Schmidt third. Richie Baker took fourth and Justin Shaw fifth.

Tri City Speedway — Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 7/24/2009

Factory Stocks – A-Main — 21 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 23 Chris Fisher Festus, MO
2 99 Bob Zbinden (F) Alhambra, IL
3 9 Jason Schmidt (F) Highland, IL
4 2B Richie Baker ,
5 18J Justin Shaw (F) Highland, IL
6 50J Joshua James Bartelso, IL
7 18 Ryan Eilers Highland, IL
8 WH02 Eldon Hemken (F) Litchfield, IL
9 b0 Mike Mandrell Benton, IL
10 77 Chad Burgess (F) Troy, IL
11 9X Trevor Isaak (F) Highland, IL
12 7J Blake Jost Eureka, MO
13 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
14 21X Jason Barling ,
15 39 Jonathan Schulte (F) Pierron, IL
16 21F Bill Burke Nashville, IL
17 28J Justin Hall (F) South Roxana, IL
18 121B Rick Viviano ,
19 22R Chris Rogers Alton, IL
20 57S Ricky Smith Godfrey, IL
21 21M Willie Myers (F) Collinsville, IL

Factory Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 50J Joshua James Bartelso, IL
2 99 Bob Zbinden (F) Alhambra, IL
3 2B Richie Baker ,
4 9X Trevor Isaak (F) Highland, IL
5 77 Chad Burgess (F) Troy, IL
6 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
7 57S Ricky Smith Godfrey, IL

Factory Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 23 Chris Fisher Festus, MO
2 18 Ryan Eilers Highland, IL
3 18J Justin Shaw (F) Highland, IL
4 7J Blake Jost Eureka, MO
5 39 Jonathan Schulte (F) Pierron, IL
6 28J Justin Hall (F) South Roxana, IL
7 22R Chris Rogers Alton, IL

Factory Stocks – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9 Jason Schmidt (F) Highland, IL
2 WH02 Eldon Hemken (F) Litchfield, IL
3 b0 Mike Mandrell Benton, IL
4 21X Jason Barling ,
5 21M Willie Myers (F) Collinsville, IL
6 21F Bill Burke Nashville, IL
7 121B Rick Viviano ,

Late Models – A-Main — 16 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
2 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
3 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
4 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
5 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL
6 1s Rick Salter (L) Albers, IL
7 15 Chris Fetter Troy, MO – STLRacing.com Hard Charger
8 24T Dick Taylor Springfield, IL
9 51 Joe Cooksey Centralia, IL
10 49 Steve Leach (L) Staunton, IL
11 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL
12 441 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
13 30N Jeremy Nash Marine, IL
14 76 Butch Kruckeberg Edwardsville, IL
15 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
16 94 Larry Copeland East Alton, 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 (L) Marine, IL
4 1s Rick Salter (L) Albers, IL
5 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
6 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL

Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
2 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
3 11z Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
4 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL
5 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
6 24T Dick Taylor Springfield, IL
7 30N Jeremy Nash Marine, IL
8 49 Steve Leach (L) Staunton, IL

Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
2 1s Rick Salter (L) Albers, IL
3 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL
4 51 Joe Cooksey Centralia, IL
5 441 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
6 15 Chris Fetter Troy, MO
7 76 Butch Kruckeberg Edwardsville, IL
8 94 Larry Copeland East Alton, IL

Modifieds – A-Main — 26 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 41M Brent Mullins Litchfield, IL
2 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
3 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
4 4j Scott Weber (M) Festus, MO
5 51 Timmy Hill Pacific, MO
6 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
7 43A Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
8 14 Rick Conoyer Saint Peters, MO
9 18B Rocky Berliew (M) Brighton, IL
10 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL
11 b10 Bradley White (M) Hazelwood, MO
12 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
13 56 Ron Hartnagel Pierron, IL
14 16s Steve Stotler O' Fallon, MO
15 7J Josh Clack Hillsboro, MO
16 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
17 1W Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
18 1 Tommie Seets Jr (M) Alton, IL
19 316 AJ Ingrande Troy, MO
20 42 Steve Lach (M) Brownstown, IL
21 18 Randy Myers Springfield, IL
22 51s Bob Stanton Godfrey, IL

Modifieds – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL
2 18 Randy Myers Springfield, IL
3 7J Josh Clack Hillsboro, MO
4 316 AJ Ingrande Troy, MO
5 55P Don Patton Cottage Hills, IL
6 30S David Snow Salem, IL
7 8JR Larry Hull Jr O'fallon, MO
8 41 Larry Hull Saint Charles, MO

Modifieds – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1W Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
2 41M Brent Mullins Litchfield, IL
3 1 Tommie Seets Jr (M) Alton, IL
4 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
5 51 Timmy Hill Pacific, MO
6 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL

Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 41M Brent Mullins Litchfield, IL
2 1 Tommie Seets Jr (M) Alton, IL
3 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
4 4j Scott Weber (M) Festus, MO
5 51s Bob Stanton Godfrey, IL
6 16s Steve Stotler O' Fallon, MO
7 55P Don Patton Cottage Hills, IL
8 316 AJ Ingrande Troy, MO
9 30S David Snow Salem, IL

Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1W Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
2 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
3 42 Steve Lach (M) Brownstown, IL
4 14 Rick Conoyer Saint Peters, MO
5 b10 Bradley White (M) Hazelwood, MO
6 18B Rocky Berliew (M) Brighton, IL
7 7J Josh Clack Hillsboro, MO
8 8JR Larry Hull Jr O'fallon, MO
9 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL

Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
2 51 Timmy Hill Pacific, MO
3 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
4 43A Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
5 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
6 56 Ron Hartnagel Pierron, IL
7 41 Larry Hull Saint Charles, MO
8 18 Randy Myers Springfield, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – A-Main — 25 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL
2 67 Mark Oller (C) Highland, IL
3 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL
4 55 Daniel Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
5 1A Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
6 87 Jason Zobrist (C) Highland, IL
7 58 Charlie Heck (C) Mt. Vernon, IL
8 59 Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
9 92s Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
10 36G Dave Grzywacz Caseyville, IL
11 77 Neal McPhillips Highland, IL
12 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
13 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
14 36 Eric Gowin (C) Jerseyville, IL
15 15 Will Hicks Saint Charles, MO
16 4E Scott Geaschel Collinsville, IL
17 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
18 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
19 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
20 72 Brad Yotter (C) Bethalto, IL
21 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
22 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 59 Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
2 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL
3 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
4 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL
5 26k Bobby Klucker (C) Highland, IL
6 18C Jeff Carrier Fenton, MO
7 81JR Jeffery Ridgway St. Louis, MO

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 67 Mark Oller (C) Highland, IL
2 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
3 55 Daniel Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
4 87 Jason Zobrist (C) Highland, IL
5 36 Eric Gowin (C) Jerseyville, IL
6 77 Neal McPhillips Highland, IL
7 26k Bobby Klucker (C) Highland, IL
8 59 Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
9 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1A Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
2 58 Charlie Heck (C) Mt. Vernon, IL
3 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
4 72 Brad Yotter (C) Bethalto, IL
5 36G Dave Grzywacz Caseyville, IL
6 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
7 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
8 81JR Jeffery Ridgway St. Louis, MO

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL
2 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
3 92s Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
4 15 Will Hicks Saint Charles, MO
5 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
6 4E Scott Geaschel Collinsville, IL
7 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL
8 18C Jeff Carrier Fenton, MO

Street Stocks – A-Main — 20 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
2 17B Jim Bell (S) Godfrey, IL
3 14 Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
4 5j Josh Jackson (S) South Roxana, IL
5 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL
6 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
7 27 Gene Crain Saint Louis, MO
8 01D Fred Dublo Jr Alton, IL
9 17L Buddy Love (S) Jerseyville, IL
10 313 Jordan Warren (S) Alton, IL
11 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
12 48x Michael Jefferies (S) Bethalto, IL
13 51 Brent Weaver Jerseyville, IL
14 W1LD Steve Stonecipher (S) Bethalto, IL
15 B11 Buddy Jeffries (S) Bethalto, IL
16 00jr Dave Meyers Cottage Hills, IL
17 55 Darin Patton Wood River, IL
18 68 Terry McCann (S) Cottage Hills, IL
19 5G Jimmy Glover Alton, IL
20 30 Kasey Govero Bethalto, IL

Street Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17B Jim Bell (S) Godfrey, IL
2 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
3 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL
4 55 Darin Patton Wood River, IL
5 B11 Buddy Jeffries (S) Bethalto, IL
6 68 Terry McCann (S) Cottage Hills, IL
7 313 Jordan Warren (S) Alton, IL
8 W1LD Steve Stonecipher (S) Bethalto, IL
9 51 Brent Weaver Jerseyville, IL
10 5G Jimmy Glover Alton, IL

Street Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
2 14 Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
3 5j Josh Jackson (S) South Roxana, IL
4 27 Gene Crain Saint Louis, MO
5 01D Fred Dublo Jr Alton, IL
6 00jr Dave Meyers Cottage Hills, IL
7 17L Buddy Love (S) Jerseyville, IL
8 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
9 48x Michael Jefferies (S) Bethalto, IL
10 30 Kasey Govero Bethalto, IL

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